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by LI-ghtcycle
Oct 06, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Still working on where I will be able to build my frame, but I have a good start on the necessary tools! http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bikes/IMG_0084_zpsejylzqy6.jpg I got a great deal on a bench vice too, Wilco sold me this: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41c...
by LI-ghtcycle
Oct 05, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Ok, more pics! Was given a saddle by a friend, and it's really great! Nice wide "tractor" like seat, the kind that will fit a wide range of folks, funny how when you move the cranks forward and have a more relaxed seat and less need for "bike fitting" since you're no longer riding on a compromised s...
by LI-ghtcycle
Oct 05, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Warren's 350 MAC mid-drive (finally) recumbent
Replies: 256
Views: 36833

Re: Warren's 350 MAC mid-drive (finally) recumbent

Congratz!

You put more miles on your E-Bike than my folks do on their car! :D
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

More pics to come in the morning, didn't get a chance to take more today, but I got the battery strapped back on as before but with the wiring better routed, and I am very pleased! :D This design has the added benefit of allowing you to FEEL the motor through the frame, as you are SITTING RIGHT OVER...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

I understand the reason for GFI's and I get it in a bathroom, but most all equipment that I have that is high amp draw is going to trip most of the GFI outlets I have come across, so for me, just having a ground on the equipment makes a lot more sense, been using properly grounded equipment for bet...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

FWIW: I charge my plug in Prius in a outbuilding that has ( now that I think about it) a non GFI outlet, (lived most of my life without GFI, current code requirements aside) with zero issues. The plugin cord has what seems to be a built-in GFI. The Spark sounds pretty cool! You know, I thought it w...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Added the chain tensioner, and it's a rolling (pedaling )chassis! http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bikes/IMG_0085_zpsriuko3c0.jpg Pedaled it around the yard a bit, and it's doing great! Got my dad to help take some pics :) . http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bike...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

I understand the reason for GFI's and I get it in a bathroom, but most all equipment that I have that is high amp draw is going to trip most of the GFI outlets I have come across, so for me, just having a ground on the equipment makes a lot more sense, been using properly grounded equipment for bett...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

Yeah, I can imagine that would make a difference, best part of this car is that no one looks at it twice, until you pass them! :mrgreen: When we went to the dealer, we were 20min early and the guy who helped us seemed a bit taken aback that this was the loaner we were given "we don't usually let the...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 28, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

Got some pics, nothing special, but a lot of fun to drive! :D http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/Electric%20Cars/IMG_0081_zpshpupoiem.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/Electric%20Cars/IMG_0080_zpsijnbeaod.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/Electr...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 27, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: YUBA MUNDO e-bike,10kw golden bldc motor installation help
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

Re: YUBA MUNDO e-bike,10kw golden bldc motor installation he

Can't I keep the axle from slipping out of dropout? That's waiting to happen on a bad day. I almost used to not be able to torque a quick release rear wheel down tight enough & have wheel slip out from motor power, not fun when at high speeds! Do you have a picture of your drop-outs up-close? Many ...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 27, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

We own two 2015 Honda Accord Hybrids That transmission-less normally series-hybrid generation of accord is definitely the best implementation of a hybrid I've seen. Still though, even though it sprays less toxic poisonous gases and unsustainably destroys the atmosphere and planet slower, its still ...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 27, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

I was reading up on the charging options, anyone know what I should look for the quick chargers? I know there are some nearby, but I have no idea about these things, off to get the Spark!

:twisted:
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 27, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

More pics! "Golden Cut" as in never going to happen again :roll: :lol: (cut with a hack saw) http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bikes/IMG_0056_zpszxowvjse.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bikes/IMG_0059_zps2yoilfvm.jpg http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Low speed test and joy ride Oregon City to Milwaukie Oregon!
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Low speed test and joy ride Oregon City to Milwaukie Ore

Hehe, ya I should be better at getting someone to take some pics of me with the bike, I am close to getting the rebuilt version of the bike done, hopefully tomorrow or Wed. it should be one the road, just have some minor to the design, and annoying things like fender re-fitting that will eat a lot o...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

liveforphysics wrote:I have a couple friends with Spark EVs, fun little car to drive hard, and pretty awesome for trips under ~50-60miles.
Good to know! I can hardly wait till tomorrow! :twisted:
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

I'm jealous. The only Sparks in Virginia are ICE. Outside of CARB states it is still mostly 19th century transportation. You'll have better luck getting your dad into a Bolt, while he is still driving, than a Model 3. Unfortunately dues to my father's head injury, he no longer has a drivers license...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

Re: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

After years of "pure generator" hype the Volt's drivetrain was changed before it was originally sold and does not use a pure generator. The software determines when the engine drives the wheels directly, the powertrain hardware has the capability (and lost the series hybrid simplicity, they are not...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"
Replies: 21
Views: 1495

2015 Chevy Spark for Extended "Test Drive"

So my folk's Saturn Vue needs work (been needing something done with the electrical for some years now, finally getting bad enough I have convinced them to take it in before more than just the headlights start flickering :oops: ) and the local dealership is going to loan us a 2015 Chevy Spark! :twis...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: "E-Freedom" Trike (Donated E-Trike for the less able)
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: "E-Freedom" Trike (Donated E-Trike for the less able)

Small Up-date:

Ted of Ted's Mobility has offered me a place to work on the trike in his shop so we can collaborate and he & his mechanic have been donating mobility devices to the needy for some time!

This won't happen for another couple months or so however, as they are making room in his shop. :)
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Here is the clamp-out sitting on my desk, the block nearest to me (while I took the pic) is a stand-in for the axle, the other at the open end will complete the "A" frame structure to the mounts as there will be one on each side, and the axle nuts being used as a stressed member. http://i1119.photob...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 26, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Got the seat tube hole & down tube holes done, here is the aluminum tube that will be installed - http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k627/LI-cycle/E-Bikes/IMG_0017%202_zpsbcyqc8fu.jpg I will be using as much aluminum as possible to finish this prototype since it fairs better than steel in the PNW. ...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 25, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Frame!!*
Replies: 94
Views: 15073

Re: "E-Zilla" w/ Cro Motor mid-drive * UP-DATE Chopping Fram

Well, the build is moving along, little slower than I'd like, but that's life! :roll: On the plus side, one of the delays (getting my folk's Saturn Vue into the shop for them) means I get to drive around a Chevy Spark! (It's the loaner while they fix the car!) 8) up-loading some pics as I write this...
by LI-ghtcycle
Sep 23, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclist on quest to log 5,000 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Cyclist on quest to log 5,000 miles

+1 On the achievement! You have every right to be proud of your doing what you set out to do, Ravi, I have had the dream of doing something similar for years, I hope to be able to do something similar in the near future, and I wish you the best on your next project of 10,000 IIRC in two months? That...