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by Bernel
Jan 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Dashboard suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Dashboard suggestions

You can always go down the multi functional display route and custom fit it to the bike just like the Mission Motorcycles and Energica's. I had a 7 inch tablet with a wireless connection to a micro processor but wanted something permanent so I designed the system below. Multi Function Display.pdf My...
by Bernel
Sep 08, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Thanks Duck Stew, all points duly noted. I was thinking along those same lines as well. Now also considering a Yamaha FZ1S.

Bernel
by Bernel
Sep 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Here is the third iteration, I think I am getting closer now.
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I am thinking of using the front and rear sections of a Sprint ST 1050 with the trellis frame sandwiched in the middle. There are plenty of these parts on ebay. What do you think?

Bernel
by Bernel
Aug 30, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Here is frame rev002 following Chris Jones' comments. I must add I am not a motorcycle frame builder and I am taking my cues from existing bikes of all types. This bike is not going to be for racing it will be a commuter/weekend warrior bike.
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by Bernel
Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

My first attempt at designing the frame.
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by Bernel
Aug 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Just received the Gen4 Size5 and ME1507.
by Bernel
Aug 20, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Hi everyone, I will shortly be embarking on a new project to build a road legal electric motorcycle from the ground up. For those who don't know I have already converted a YZF600R and from the lessons learned from my mistakes on that conversion I hope to create an impressive road bike. I have alread...
by Bernel
Jul 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

No more issues, the end throttle voltage was too low. External LED is working, just need to buy some more LED bulbs and find somewhere to mount it.


I am now just tweaking settings then I will work on the drive profiles.


Bernel
by Bernel
Jun 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Hi All, Here is my current status with my Gen4 Size 4 80V 350A Sevcon and ME0913 1.Throttle cuts out at 4000 rpm and and I get a wire off fault, throttle is a PB6 3 wire, 0 to 5k Ohm 2. The rpm ramps up from 3000 to 4000 with little throttle movement, I have it set to linear in DVT! 3. I can get a 2...
by Bernel
Jun 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Hi Pajda,
I am using a 12V coil Albright contactor, I will change mine for the recommended 24V coil that Albright make. I will also try a 24V external LED. Can you confirm the settings?

Bernel.
by Bernel
Jun 18, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

I am trying to get the External LED function working. The instructions in the manual are not as clear as they could be. I have the addressing and mapping correct but can't quite get the frequency settings right. I think the voltage output is pwm and I have set it to 12V in the dvt. I have voltage at...
by Bernel
Jun 16, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: YZF600R Thundercat EV
Replies: 114
Views: 21952

Re: YZF600R Thundercat EV

The Thundercat EV breathes again. With help from John Fiorenza, (Motenergy), Phil Eagleton at Voltsport and my Facebook Electtic Mototcycle Builders Group I was able to get the Sevcon going. Very big milestone. I will be testing the set up with my 20Ah 20S LiPo pack, hopefully some videos to. Things...
by Bernel
Jun 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Yippee! I have a running motorbike, turns out I had forgotten to wire up the forward switch. Thanks to John Fiorenza for the advice on what to check. I was looking too deep into the programing! So now I know how to wire it and connect it and some basic programing. Now to start looking deeper into so...
by Bernel
Jun 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Errors all cleared, I had the baud rate set to incorrectly. I changed it to 1MHz and the faults cleared. Funny, when I first powered up the controller it was set at 1MHz! The contactor is connected and working and I have a solid green light, now I need to sort the throttle, the analogue input values...
by Bernel
Jun 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Hi Everyone, I am fresh back my holiday and got stuck into my Gen4 Size 4. My CAN to USB was waiting for me complete with dvt software and the licence was sorted. My thanks go to Phil Eagleton at Volsport.co.uk and Sheryll Barker at Sevcon. I powered up the controlker wuth the libe contactor disconn...
by Bernel
Jun 04, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Adventures in programming a Sevcon Gen4 Size4

Hi everyone, This thread will be about my adventures programming a Gen 4 Size 4. A brief history about this project, my Kelly controller bricked, I bought a Gen 4 Size 4 off ebay,(don't know if it works). I have sourced an IXXAT CAN to USB Compact with DVT software from Volsport.co.uk and I have wir...
by Bernel
Jun 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Sevcon Gen 4 Errors and Solutions thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

Re: Sevcon Gen 4 Errors and Solutions thread

Good stuff Methods, I am not sure if you have downloaded the manual for these controllers but it does state that economisers and diodes are not required with these Sevcons. Sevcons deal with this internally.

Bernel

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by Bernel
May 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: YZF600R Thundercat EV
Replies: 114
Views: 21952

Re: YZF600R Thundercat EV

There is a bit of a delay on the Mobipus delivery so I snapped up a Sevcon Gen4 80V 350A cheap to get the bike going. I am now sourcing the IXXAT USB to CAN V2 D SUB9, DVT and 913 dcf.
Fingers crossed everybody.

Bernel.

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by Bernel
May 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Mobipus Controllers
Replies: 100
Views: 7856

Re: Mobipus Controllers

I have just ordered a 72600 from Ballarat Ebikes for my YZF600R conversion, I am running 20S so I decided to give this controller a go. Judging by the feedback it should be an improvement on my Kelly KBL72600. I will be connecting it to a ME0913 with Hall sensors, not sure if Shenta has set the Mobi...
by Bernel
May 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: YZF600R Thundercat EV
Replies: 114
Views: 21952

Re: YZF600R Thundercat EV

Hello everyone, some movements on my project. I have just ordered a Mobipus 72600, it seems this controller gives good power. I will run it at my current nominal voltage, 74V and get some base line data. My battery pack rebuild is slow going, Enerdel and EIG cells are way too expensive. Nissan Leaf ...
by Bernel
Apr 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Fazer Conversion Completed
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Fazer Conversion Completed

Nice, where did you get the Leaf batteries from?

Bernel

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by Bernel
Apr 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Fazer Conversion Completed
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Fazer Conversion Completed

Nice job, great feeling isn't it. Good luck for the MOT, next steps are video footage and performance data.

Bernel

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by Bernel
Mar 12, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Electric Motorcycle (50cc Equivalant)
Replies: 55
Views: 7766

Re: Electric Motorcycle (50cc Equivalant)

Nice build and nice to see more UK based projects. I too would be interested in your 18650 battery kit.

Bernel
by Bernel
Feb 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Free Methods LVC/HVC Parallel parts, unused
Replies: 16
Views: 1108

Re: Free Methods LVC/HVC Parallel parts, unused

Did anyone manage to reverse engineer these or find the schematics? I have 5 of these in my set up and would like more to expand my build. I am based in the U.K.
by Bernel
Jan 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: YZF600R Thundercat EV
Replies: 114
Views: 21952

Re: YZF600R Thundercat EV

Hi Chris, I am not looking to build a race bike.............yet! I guess I mean higher voltage than 74V, with 18650 cells I can go to 130V, if I reconfigure my current batteries, 5S 5Ah I would go to 92.5V. I am looking at either the 144V 600A or 120V 1000A Kelly brushless controllers. I am trying t...