I admire the form follows function sensibility of your ride.
If I had your bike, I would be tempted to remove the chargers from their housings, place them in a common fan cooled box, and connect it to your bike with a multi-pin military connector. I also wonder if any of the charger wires could share a common ground.
P.S. speaking of the military, they have excellent surplus waterproof ammo-box containers, some of which are aluminum.
xyster wrote:Very generously phrased. She's certainly no looker like your scooter, but this is my first ebike and the original plan of having all the batteries on the back rack didn't pan out. I'm very pleased with the performance and reliability however.
I just went through all four pages of this thread and am amazed at all the work on your ride and have one word to sum it up Xyster....
BrendaEM wrote:I wasn't being patronizing or generous. Ascetically, the mud caking probability doesn't add much to you ebike, but I am sure your ride has it where it count--speed.
What is de model and size of that back tire Xter?
Just got me one, de 26''
Eric G wrote:Nice evolution with the bike Xyster. I like this setup and think it looks much better.
Have you noticed any difference with braking since your main battery pack is up higher and in a more forward position with only a front disc brake.
Bravo! Nice Work!
xyster wrote:It seems to track the turns much better, which is good, but with the higher COG the bike is also a bit more tipsy, which is not good.
safe wrote:You're definitely on the right track with moving weight forward.
It's funny that you would make an "issue" about my new project bikes weight when you're running a 25 lb hub motor on the back.
Your hub motor weighs about the same as my whole frame and fork combined. So I guess it's more about how you use the weight that you have. Having a big motor has advantages in that you can produce more power more easily, but it comes with a heavy weight disadvantage.
I'm thinking in the "perfect world" that one day someone will build a carbon fiber electric bike frame and and use a brushless motor that weighs 5 lbs (like Fechter)
On the Tour De France today they reported the average speed coming into the end of the race as being around 35-40 mph. So that's pretty much what we are competing against. The electric bike should give roughly the same or better performance to an ordinary person that an expert professional cyclist can achieve. Those racers go fast... and they ride for something like 100 miles on some sections and climb 10,000 feet all in a day. That's a tough goal to achieve... (for all our designs)
newbie electric rider wrote:Hey Xyster, I was wondering if you put your batteries in a cage on the forks, like up front, i wonder how that would handle. Would that create dampening?
Also up there, you could reshape it a bit, to provide a better entry into the wind. like cover it with a fairing?
Just wondering , not suggesting Perhaps all that wieght up there would create too much stress on the frame/ forks.
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