Born Again Honda Rebel
By EV World
Gomi is Japanese for trash. And in the eyes of performing artist Marque Cornblatt, who is a co-founder of San Francisco's The Gomi School, it refers to the reuse of discarded materials and it is around this concept that he created Gomi Style, a locally-produced television series that takes cast-offs and puts them to reuse.
In this context, Cornblatt and his fellow Bay Area Gomi no sensei -- Masters of Junk -- artists take a derelict Honda Rebel 250 motorcycle and convert it to electric drive, demonstrating how simple the process can be with the right skills, tools and hardware. The entire process took just a week.
Plans to do similar conversions are available from Coloradoan, John Bidwell. You can listen to our May, 2006 interview with him at Revenge of the Electric Ninja.
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