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by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.
Replies: 1220
Views: 155738

Re: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.

Never got back to reply to this, but the couplers arrived shortly after the above, (bought a multipack as it was no more expensive than buying just one), installed easily in minutes, and has been working fine since. In other news, I've had a cold for a bit over a week, and the first day I thought it...
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 577
Views: 18547

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Rain's been predicted with varying chances for this weekend; Saturday's been from 40 down to 20, but never got cloudy, much less rainy. Was starrily clear on my way home from work, horizon to horizon. Prediction has now gone down to 10% overnight, and tomorrow's up to 50%; tomorrow night down to 20%.
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Renag Energy World in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Renag Energy World in Australia

I think being nagged normally is bad enough. Re-nagging is just going too far. ;)
by amberwolf
Dec 17, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cycle Analyst ebrake/PAS issue
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Cycle Analyst ebrake/PAS issue

First, what do you do to "reset" the power when it won't come back on? Seen here at the lower left corner of the CA screen is an icon you can use to troubleshoot: http://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/cycle-analyst-3.html#display-screens A throttle slider icon shows visually where your input throttle is...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 59
Views: 238

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Regarding the low-current controllers, you can also get ones capable of higher current (so you know they can more than handle the load), at least twice the current you will need, and then cut one of the shunts inside, which will halve the current the controller will then provide, without straining t...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?
Replies: 59
Views: 238

Re: Which Controller (edit: hub motor) for my daughter's wheelchair?

Some thoughts for alternatives to let you do what you need to; there's a few sections to the post, so its' kind of a lot to read--sorry: As others have pointed out, http://www.ebikes.ca/tools/simulator.html is a great tool to learn how different things affect a system under different conditions, and...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ed's List of Your Best Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Ed's List of Your Best Vehicles

Eh, teach 'em to drive, then you can sit in the back and relax. ;)
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back Wheel Motor vs Front
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Back Wheel Motor vs Front

Motor ratings, winding versions, tires, etc., are a whole other set of discussions that have also happened lots of times. :) Power ratings of motors...some are about right, some are underrated, some are overrated, and it also depends on who's giving you the rating: manufacturer (probably about right...
by amberwolf
Dec 16, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back Wheel Motor vs Front
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Back Wheel Motor vs Front

There's a few discussions you might want to look thru. These are a few easy to find ones; there's others that might take more looking for (ones without "front" and "rear" in the title). https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26625&hilit=rear+front+hub https://endless-sphere.com/forums...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Snapped fork dropouts
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Snapped fork dropouts

The fork itself is called "INSYNC Grind 327" and they are steel forks. FWIW, it doesn't look like steel (I haven't had any cast forks that were). You can do a magnet test at the dropout itself to see if those were steel. (the fork uppers, steerer tube, etc may well be steel, but I'd guess from the ...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any photos of cleaned up cycle analyst wiring?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Any photos of cleaned up cycle analyst wiring?

Photos of routing wires off the handlebars that doesn't look like a mess? What to do with the dc power or programming cable? You can take the back off an unsolder all teh stuff you don't use, if you like. But if you need it again you'll have to reinstall it. http://ebikes.ca has sleeve and ziptie k...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1141
Views: 84795

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I've heard this sound once before in my life some 40 years ago, coming from the windings of snubber transformers used in a particular manufacturer's 1000W dimmers... also with no vibration felt! That's why i suggested it, cuz I've seen (heard) it happen on various wirewound magnetic stuffs. :) but ...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: High wattage hub motor for 150mm drop out required
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: High wattage hub motor for 150mm drop out required

As for me, i need to find a guy in Toronto who knows how to lace moped/motor rims to e-hubs. It's not difficult to learn lacing; the hardest part to actually do is truing and if you don't need to use rim brakes then lateral (axial) truing is less important (making it easier as radial truing is what...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mac motor washer position outside dropouts
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Mac motor washer position outside dropouts

The lead is already terminated so I cant reposition them. Terminated in what connectors? Many of them are small enough to fit inside the nuts/washers, either directly or by splitting the phase connectors apart, or removing the contacts from the shell(s). Whether it will matter depends on the should...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Batteries in a series and parallel question
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Batteries in a series and parallel question

Nobody offers anything that fits mine either, hence the SB Cruiser trike (and CrazyBike2 before it). There's a bunch of members here that have done completely custom stuff, and lots of members that have customized "regular" bike setups to better suit their needs. So lots of examples to look at to he...
by amberwolf
Dec 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1141
Views: 84795

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

Yeah, it's in the front fork: https://endless-sphere.com/forums/download/file.php?id=223579 The clamp looks good, but it doesn't take much movement (rocking) to make a thunk. It's also possible but unlikely that the axle on one side is cracked thru and so it's rocking on that side--this would probab...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ? Gross Brake = 3000w Brushless Hub motor
Replies: 20
Views: 199

Re: ? Gross Brake = 3000w Brushless Hub motor

My basic question is whether or not a stock Zapino with a 3000W brushless hub motor meets the CA DMV / AB2173 legal definition of a motorized bicycle. The motor rating is irrelevant, because it does not determine how much power the bike has. (unless the law specifically calls out the motor rating i...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: OpenEbike - open source frame design
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: OpenEbike - open source frame design

Perhaps try attaching the images to the post itself (uploading htem to the ES server) via the Attachments tab below the posting text box. Then anyone that can read the post can see teh images, *and* they will be archived/backed up with the post itself, so they will always be there for viewers to see...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: OpenEbike - open source frame design
Replies: 26
Views: 464

Re: OpenEbike - open source frame design

I like the idea of what you want to do, but I think you've got a steep learning curve ahead of you. ;) And I get the feeling your design team is obsessed with hexagonal shapes. :? You might consider going past that into first doing what's structurally required, and then perhaps add surface etching o...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: SYDNEY(AUS)36V A2B 500WATT MOTOR PACKAGE
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: SYDNEY(AUS)36V A2B 500WATT MOTOR PACKAGE

It would be easier to read your posts if your caps lock wasn't stuck ON. ;)
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 629
Views: 56895

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

So far it's been nice and stiff after the repair. Since it's been colder for longer at night, the battery performance is a little degraded--acceleration from a stop to 20MPh at full charge had been almost down to 3 seconds back in October when a night in the low 70s or high 60s F was cold; now halfw...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling the continent
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Traveling the continent

I'd build a bigger version of the SB Cruiser trike, https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67833 with a expandable "camping" trailer that could carry the dogs, their food and stuff, and my food and stuff, and tools/parts to fix critical things that might break on the road, as well as ...
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Freewheel Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: Freewheel Maintenance

And here in Phoenix, the extremely fine flinty(?) dust tends to grind things away if you lubricate them with anything that gets sticky--I've had better luck with zero lubrication than with just about any dry or wet lube or grease on anything I can't seal against dust.
by amberwolf
Dec 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting odd hub into truing stand
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Mounting odd hub into truing stand

Ooops-=--I didn't see the D shape; it looks like a round hole on my screen, with a shadow across the top; looking closely at it I can see the shadow is actually the bar of the D. Still, a rod/bolt/etc could still be used, if it's the correct diameter for the hole, and then ground/filed flat for the ...