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by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: My Experience Converting an ICE Trike to a DD Hub Pedalec
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: My Experience Converting an ICE Trike to a DD Hub Pedalec

I hate to say it but I think your torque arms are reversed...they are pulling the wheel in the same direction as the reaction torque (opposite to the direction of the wheel). They should pull in the same direction as the main direction of travel of the wheel, opposing the "equal and opposite" reacti...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reid Welch Returns (was Re: E.S. Quotable Quotes !)
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Reid Welch Returns (was Re: E.S. Quotable Quotes !)

Welcome back Reid Welch...as a Canadian early ebike adopter I followed your saga with incredulity. How did you old bike projects work out in the end? You should move to Canada and start again!
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Geared motor vs brushed
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Geared motor vs brushed

Don't forget that with a "better" motor, you won't get much benefit out of it trying to drive a displacement hull faster than its maximum theoretical hull speed...its all wasted energy above a certain horsepower...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Dec 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back Wheel Motor vs Front
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Back Wheel Motor vs Front

I'm a small bike guy, preferring small geared hub motors like Cute100 and MXUS, after building many heavier ebikes with 9C and Crystalyte. I like the motor on the front, as the battery on the back with the motor on the front gives better weight distribution on the bike. And I like the 2wheel drive. ...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Chinese Battery....hmmmm, with Pictures!
Replies: 18
Views: 878

Re: Chinese Battery....hmmmm, with Pictures!

Did you check the relay on the on-off switch. I had one of those burn out on a pack like this...they are lower spec than they should be. I ended up wiring around it to get the pack to work.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mobile charging w/ modified sine, from lead acid
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: mobile charging w/ modified sine, from lead acid

Doesn't it make sense to integrate your starter battery, house battery, alternator and solar panel? Every time you are on the road your house battery would be charging, as well as your starter battery, off the same alternator in your car... See this... https://www.amazon.ca/CTEK-56-677-Battery-Charg...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Sep 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SHTF Ebike Survival
Replies: 19
Views: 553

Re: SHTF Ebike Survival

Ha Ha...I'm carrying net downhill back to the vehicle, read stored potential energy :-) And a freewheeling geared hub. Then just normal bike stuff.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Sep 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Camping and exploration system with solar charging rig

Nice setup...I have a very similar setup on my Toyota Sienna van, and I recently did a road trip from Victoria BC to South Chilcotin Mtns Provincial Park near Lillooet. I took out the passenger seat, and put in a very small Costco kid's plastic table in the front. Also carried a Trojan AGM battery f...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 11, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Quiet motor advice for low top speed but high torque
Replies: 20
Views: 1380

Re: Quiet motor advice for low top speed but high torque

Personally, I found the Q128 motor to be pretty lame at 48V with a regular non-sinewave controller. Is there a big difference between the normal Q128 vs the Q128C or Q128H versions?
With the "normal" non-C non-H version, the Cute 100 was way better, and smaller. What am I missing?
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Aug 09, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Advise
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Recumbent Advise

Sun EZ Sport has a dedicated mid-rack available that simply attaches to the underseat adjustment bolts. It is excellent for mounting panniers directly under the seat, which is definitely the place for best handling with two battery packs. I have an EZSport set up this way for long distance touring, ...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 20" wheel bike frame that fits an adult.. got one? [ FOUND ]
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: 20" wheel bike frame that fits an adult.. got one?

I've got two Hooligan's, one with a Cute 100 front, and one unelectrified for groceries...they are both super nice in their respective niches..."inner space" riding. Some days I just go meditative and start doing balances and figure 8s. I got one for 300 bucks on craigslist. It's supposed to be Cann...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jul 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Snapping spkes
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Snapping spkes

Recommend brass spoke washers at the "shoulder" of the spokes where they emerge from the spoke holes in the hub washers. That is usually where they break, in my experience. And buy good double butted spokes like Sapim, or even rebuild with 12 gauge spokes.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 27, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Titanium foldable e-scooter TROLLI
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Titanium foldable e-scooter TROLLI

Not road legal in British Columbia. Check your local regulations.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 09, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min Kota
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Min Kota

You won't be able to run the MinnKota at more than its rated <nominal> voltage of 12V. Even 18V will fry those motors. I tried running my MinnKota with a 48 to 12V DC DC converter, but the high amp draw of the motor eventually fried the DC DC. You might be able to get a away with a DC DC hooked up i...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
May 31, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Security/How To Prevent E-Bike Theft??
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Security/How To Prevent E-Bike Theft??

Replace your quick release skewers on the non-hub motor wheel(s) with security skewers like Pinhead type. A hub motor wheel should be reasonably secure if you have torque arms on it. The torque arms take quite a bit of wrenching to remove, conferring considerable security on the wheel because of the...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
May 07, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ride reporrt: was: BBS02, what spares would you carry?
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: BBS02 1000 mile ride, what spares would you carry?

Spoke wrench and spare spokes. And cluster or freewheel remover if rear spoke broken. Often need to remove freewheel or freehub to replace spoke.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 22, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?
Replies: 27
Views: 1174

Re: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?

I have an Actionbent 26" rear tadpole with a rear Nine Continent hub motor (2806). I also have a Cattrike Road 20" rear model, similar to your Cattrike Speed, also with a Nine Continent (9C) rear hub motor in the back (2805 model). On the Actionbent, the 9C is excellent. These motors weight the same...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Geared front hub motors from BMS - Q100H, Q128 at 48V
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Geared front hub motors from BMS - Q100H, Q128 at 48V

I have run both the Cute100 (Q100 320rpm in 20" wheel), and the Q128, both at the same voltage. Maybe I had the wrong rpm version of the Q128 for the wheel I used, but I found it to be pretty gutless compared to the smaller Cute100, especially for its larger size. I imagine the Q100H is slightly bet...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 06, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First build: Tour Easy Recumbent
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: First build: Tour Easy Recumbent

I agree with Warren. I have a Sun EZ sport, which is like your bike, just a little less reclined, and I tried it both ways... a rear 9Continent direct drive, and a front Crystalyte 405 on the 20" front. I preferred the front quite a bit over the rear, especially with the batteries hanging off the mi...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Mar 18, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: How many bikes do you guys have and how many are running?
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: How many bikes do you guys have and how many are running

Basically tired of building any more ebikes...just want to ride them and maintain them as needed.... Marin MTB Front Mac 350 from ev3ev Giant Sedona Crystalyte 406 Front Asama Womens 700C Front Cute 100 Sun EZSport LongWheelbase Recumbent Crystalyte 405 Rebike Compact Long Wheelbase Recumbent Crysta...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 23, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Anyone tried EM3EV new bottle mount batteries?
Replies: 133
Views: 16851

Re: Anyone tried EM3EV new bottle mount batteries?

I have experienced issues with at least some packs of that sort with the key switch relay inside - they burn out - requiring rewiring it directly, inactivating the key switch. It's worth inquiring about the quality of the key-switch relay.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 21, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hydrogen Bike - Collection of ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: Hydrogen Bike - Collection of ideas

yes. what he said.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 21, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Could Believe I Found what the Alien Earth Computer. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: I Could Believe I Found what the Alien Earth Computer. .

Your ways I do not understand. Take me to your leader. Peace out.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bachetta Giro 20 E-Bike - My First
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Bachetta Giro 20 E-Bike - My First

Really, the battery should be way lower on the bike, preferably right under the seat. It will immeasurably improve the ride, and not so hard on the bike with fallover risk. I have e-converted all of these and experimented with multiple battery positions... Vision R40 EZ sport Sun Rebike CLWB recumbe...