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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Kepler » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:39 pm

I had an interesting encounter with the Law on the Bomber today. Police had a big spot check blitz on with at least 20 police pulling over nearly every car into the service road for checking. I rode straight through the middle of them all with at least half a dozen of them watching me go by. Not one comment as I rode past, peddaling hard of cause :lol: Must admit, I was a little nerves though.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Kepler » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:13 am

Added a hydraulic adjustable seat post today. Being quite tall, I need to have the seat post quite high for efficient pedaling but the long travel suspension of the Bomber makes it so I can only just touch the ground when stopped. Being able to quickly lower seat is also really handy when off road so you can comfortably drag a foot when needed.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby kiqnkf » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:29 am

Kepler wrote:I had an interesting encounter with the Law on the Bomber today. Police had a big spot check blitz on with at least 20 police pulling over nearly every car into the service road for checking. I rode straight through the middle of them all with at least half a dozen of them watching me go by. Not one comment as I rode past, peddaling hard of cause :lol: Must admit, I was a little nerves though.


Weird...

I was cruising down the road in my HQ Monaro a year or so ago - flashing lights, Siren - Ahhh.... SHIT!!!!!

Cop pulled me over, spent 30 minutes looking at my car, and telling me about his L34 Torana!!! We had a great old chat - no ticket!!!

It interests me that NOT ONE of those coppers must have been even remotely interested in bikes - otherwise you would have been forced to have a pleasant conversation I imagine. I have seen 2 cops in 2 days, and neither of them have done anything more than a passing glance - Are they on John's payroll??? :D

The secret must be the pedalling!!!

I figure if any of us end up with a ticket (I will be asking for one) there is no way to prove (in court) that the bike even had a battery in it!!! It can't be electric without electricity. Hear the siren, turn the key off, pull it out. If they take pictures, (which they do in Victoria now) you cannot see the battery with the cover on, and taking the cover off voids my warranty officer!!!
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Hyena » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:37 am

Cool that's not an issue for me being only 5'8 - I actually cut a heap off the stock seat post on my fighter so it didn't hit the frame when the suspension compressed!
Did you stick that stealth logo to the side of your bike or is it a factory CF cut out ? Isn't it backwards ?? (inverted)
Also half your side cover bolts missing ? :lol:

I've encountered a number of cops before, including ones at work I specifically asked what they know and think about electric bikes. They said they don't bother with them as long as you're drawing attention to yourself like knocking old ladies over on the footpath. They said they always pull over the petrol powered ones though. Like this guy that got done today, he got raped!
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The man was observed riding the bike at speeds estimated to be about 50 km/h to 60 km/h. It will be alleged that the bike did not contain a chain, thereby making the biike a motor cycle. The man has been charged with disqualifed rider, ride unregistered vehicle, ride uninsured vehilce


What a hooligan though, fancy doing 50-60km/hr on a mountain bike... :roll: :P

*Hyena whistles as he goes to put the chain on his fighter...* :mrgreen:
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby kiqnkf » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:45 am

Hyena wrote:
What a hooligan though, fancy doing 50-60km/hr on a mountain bike... :roll: :P

*Hyena whistles as he goes to put the chain on his fighter...* :mrgreen:


:D :D :D And think, Australia does not have the death penalty!!! What will they do to deter other "bicycle hoons"???? :D :D :D
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Kepler » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Hyena wrote:Cool that's not an issue for me being only 5'8 - I actually cut a heap off the stock seat post on my fighter so it didn't hit the frame when the suspension compressed!


My seat post was so long that it kind of spoilt the lines of the bike too. Now I just drop it down when parked. Looks much better and makes the bike much easier to get on or off.

Did you stick that stealth logo to the side of your bike or is it a factory CF cut out ? Isn't it backwards ?? (inverted)



Its a cut out from the the top of the frames. John just throws them out so I grabbed a couple. Stuck some fake carbon fibre contract on it and attached it with double sided tape. The right hand side looks better as the "S" isn't inverted but it looked wrong on the left side with the "S" not not inverted. Kind of looks more like a lightening bolt then an "S" on the left hand side I think.

Also half your side cover bolts missing ? :lol:


Trust you to notice that :P . Cover comes off quite often so I can check individual cell balance and cant be bothered putting all the screws back in. :oops:

Speaking of checking balance, I am now using one of these. http://media.hyperion.hk/dn/sentry/They are brilliant with a heap of features. Such a big improvement over the crap HobbyKing units I have been using. I love the way it shows the remaining capacity as a percentage. Also at a quick glance you know how far the balance is out and which cells are the highest and lowest.

At around $30 it is a must have tool.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Phoebus » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Does anyone have John's email? Could you please PM it to me?
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Hyena » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:10 pm

Kepler wrote:
Hyena wrote:Also half your side cover bolts missing ? :lol:


Trust you to notice that :P . Cover comes off quite often so I can check individual cell balance and cant be bothered putting all the screws back in. :oops:

haha I only noticed because I've only had my fighter 2 weeks and have already lost one!
Have you thought about bringing the wires out to an external balance tap point ? I'm looking at putting a 6 pin bulk charge port under the seat tube supports - seems to be out of muck enough there.

Speaking of checking balance, I am now using one of these. http://media.hyperion.hk/dn/sentry/They are brilliant with a heap of features. Such a big improvement over the crap HobbyKing units I have been using. I love the way it shows the remaining capacity as a percentage. Also at a quick glance you know how far the balance is out and which cells are the highest and lowest.

At around $30 it is a must have tool.

Cool I'll have to look into those. I find cell logs for around half the price do a pretty good job. I've tried one of the hobbyking 8S monitors that displays % remaining and it's hugely inaccurate (and physically way to big for what it does - almost as long as a lipo pack and about half as wide and heigh) If it could be based off amp hour consumption it'd be brilliant but with the sag and varying C rates of different lipo packs it's essentially impossible to accurately determine the true remaining capacity from the voltage along.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby kifaru » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:18 am

Kepler wrote:Added a hydraulic adjustable seat post today. Being quite tall, I need to have the seat post quite high for efficient pedaling but the long travel suspension of the Bomber makes it so I can only just touch the ground when stopped. Being able to quickly lower seat is also really handy when off road so you can comfortably drag a foot when needed.


Kepler, you did a good thing! You will really notice the difference. I put a Gravity Dropper on my Fighter early on and it changed the whole nature of the bike. Best thing I did, after getting the Fighter of course.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Justtoby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:22 am

Phoebus wrote:Does anyone have John's email? Could you please PM it to me?


Just go to the Aus stealth site and hit the contact us box, it will be info@stealth.........
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:52 am

Here is Toby and his buddies playing in the woods!

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby full-throttle » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:07 am

Awesome vid knoxie!

Unexpectedly I run into a SE Bomber owner on the way from work tonight, had a good chat - took me a long time to explain why I sold mine and in exchange he told me a funny story.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Justtoby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:33 am

Thanks for doing your magic with the video knoxie.

I hope to have some more to come soon. Without the "that sucked" comment at the end!
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:37 am

Cheers mate although I simply edited the footage, it takes more balls than you might think doesnt it to jump bikes esp at speed as it hurts like hell if you fall off :twisted: yes the Bomber is a great machine however I can see how on the roads it might attract a little attention :P Fighter is much less obvious.

I am going to pop and See Toby and have a go myself will get some more video and some on bike stuff, like I have been saying for a long time, the best off the peg ebike you can buy hands down.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:42 am

Justtoby wrote:Thanks for doing your magic with the video knoxie.

I hope to have some more to come soon. Without the "that sucked" comment at the end!



Ha ha no worries mate any time in fact I will happily edit ebiking video of any kind :D its one of those things, once you start an edit its very hard to stop, I am like that with adobe After Effects and the special effects stuff I do, the first time you have made a bullet hole stick to a car windscreen on some moving video, thats it you will be hooked :lol:

Like you said there was limited footage but I managed to piece it together so it worked in a fashion :-) I used to do a lot of jumps on mountain bikes back in the 90s, havent done them for ages although I am pretty sure I will be able to pull some big wheelies after a little bit of practice. :twisted:

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby GCinDC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:45 am

awesome vid, and i LOVED the 'that sucked' comment at the end. :mrgreen:
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:33 am

cheers :D yes I was pleased with it although like I said its the chaps in the video that need the praise coz not only is it harder than it looks to jump at speed its also not a cheap bike to throw down in the dirt either if you get the landing wrong, i am looking forward to having a go on it and to meet Toby as he is a top bloke :-) best way to get higher and longer on the jumps is to take poles and markers, we used to do that, used to keep raising the bar to see who could jump the highest! lots of fun, ahh great days when my knees worked :lol: and I had time too :P
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Seriousknot » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:25 am

Cool video, wheelies are really hard on Ebikes, even though I have the Magura throttle, I still find it difficult to feather, good job. Motorcross racers have found they can change the attitiude of their bikes in mid air by slowing the rotation of the rear wheel and thereby reducing the gyroscopic effect. Landing with the nose slightly down on the front tire (again hard on Ebikes with all that weight in the rear) will absorb some energy and keep from bottoming the rear. I have the same problem with my homebuilt, I completey blew the rear shock out, now its a freaking Pogo stick lol.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:15 am

Your not wrong wheelies are tricky with all the extra weight, I can wheelie a normal mtb for miles :D but stick some batts in them or over the back seat and it becomes harder, not sure I will try too hard on Tobys bike mind :lol: will have to get my own sorted for serious wheelies :twisted:
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby GCinDC » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:17 am

does right lever control rear brake? if not, how can one manage a throttle and brake at the same time??
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby knoxie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:35 am

left lever is rear break so easy 8)
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby dave.a » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:24 pm

Knoxie/Toby. Superb vid there. I can make any saturday as a play day so please let me know when your planning. I will bring both bikes so there will be plenty to play on.
Will be great to meet you both finally.
I managed a 200ft wheelie on the Bomber today, pulled it up at 20mph and topped out at 42mph. Wheelies offeoad are much more difficult to keep up though.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Justtoby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:31 pm

dave.a wrote:Knoxie/Toby. Superb vid there. I can make any saturday as a play day so please let me know when your planning. I will bring both bikes so there will be plenty to play on.
Will be great to meet you both finally.
I managed a 200ft wheelie on the Bomber today, pulled it up at 20mph and topped out at 42mph. Wheelies offeoad are much more difficult to keep up though.
When are you thinking of guys?

Blimey, 200ft wheelie is pretty impressive! You do not want to get it wrong over 40mph. I know that 17th and 31st march are bad dates but other than that I think I am ok...what about knoxie?

The fighter battery should be hear next week so the new owner will be bringing that along too.

I have just had a detachable towbar fitted to the wife's xc90 so I can now put on my trials bike carrier and take the bomber anywhere. 4-5 ebikes should make for some fun and lots of photo / vid opportunities. You may be able to give a wheelie master class.
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby Seriousknot » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:38 pm

200 ft wheelie is awesome, that would make a great video!!
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Postby dave.a » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:57 pm

Toby, 24th March would be spot on for me. My mate with the other cyclone big hit is coming aswell.
40 mph crashes dont bother me much really, ive done 4 seasons of enduro racing and 6 years road racing. My worst crash was at Donnington on my Honda RS250, high sided flat out round Craner at about 110mph. That hurt alot! Brocken wrist, 3 fingers, collarbone and 4 ribs.
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