winchmeup wrote:The original post has been a while but i thought i would join in.
I'm in Adelaide. (had a quick scroll through and didnt see anyone else)
I have two kids gokarts. I like to call them Car Boot Racers as they fit in a car's boot. They start out as 50cc pocket bikes and with a little cutting and welding and a school chair seat they're good to go. We usually just go to a car park or school, throw some cones out, instant racetrack. No one gives us grief as i think they look at it as a toy.
The original is a 900w brushed scooter motor on 24v 16AH Golden Motor Battery Pack. (this has been dying a slow death and now is pretty useless) It usedto do about 25km/h even with me in it. It would snap the kids head back with the 7 year old. Probably going to put 36v lipo through it to just liven it up again.
The other is still on going turnigy 80-85 170kv 15s lipo and Keywin controller. My other posts have shown i have had a lot of probs with the controller but ..... I think its all good to try tomorrow. Cant wait just to see how it goes.
this site is amazing and might a say a little intimidating just how smart everyone is. Thats why i havent commented on posts since joining.
i stuffed up and put this on Mars Go kart feed also
t3sla wrote:I know I should start a build thread, but ehehehemehemehemeheerhghghghghg
This is the bike I'm thinking of using as my base
http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bicycles ... 7.8_c1.jpg
my only one is, where you gonna but the batteries fool
t3sla wrote:24s 8Ah nano-tech (the shame) think either side of the top of the frame,
H35 heyna shit edition...
12fet lyen sensorless (for now)
the drop out situation makes it, sucks that about the lack of mounting options, but I just want a high torque short ride machine that i can top up quickly using 20Ah charges and them smash out some more fun while out.
next project will be a 1kw folder (I have a soft spot for mini folders, think they are super cool for short trips) and the one after that will be a cro motor in a stealth frame
Timma2500 wrote:Hi Rutiger, welcome to E.S.
It does take a while to get your head around the battery and motor stuff but you'll get there
Timma2500 wrote:What distance is your commute?
Are you able to charge at work?
What top speed were you hoping for?
Would you prefer a safe chemistry battery / heavier / less power potential or would you be happy with a slightly less safer chemistry with more power potential / lighter / smaller?
Is your commute hilly or reasonably flat? - from memory, Goodna is fairly flat isn't it? (i lived in Brissy up 'till 4yrs ago)
What is your approx weight, are you a smaller or bigger bloke?
Timma2500 wrote:Either way, there are a few basics you'll need: good brakes (hydraulic discs preferably), a CA meter (from Ebikes.ca) and torque arms to hold your axle in place (if you go for a hub motor).
There are plenty of helpfull people on E.S so don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. We also know who the good vendors are when it comes time to purchase motor kits etc so that should be an easy choice too. An example is Hyena who is based in Sydney, he could supply you with a whole kit if need be, maybe send him a PM and see what he'd recommend based on the questions i've asked above. I've met him personally and had several sales interactions, he's a champion bloke, funny bugger and knows his stuff
P.S. don't forget to start a build thread when your ready!
Timma2500 wrote:The 8t would be good too but give you alot more top speed at the expense of torque.
Architectonic wrote:The 8T is fine, you just have to pedal a bit on extremely steep (25%+) grades. He wants a little bit of extra speed, he just doesn't know it yet.
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