I've finally recovered from my operations enough to go bike riding this morning. I took the opportunity to get some new photos of 'The Falcon' in it's Version 2 configuration. I removed the rear hard side panniers, the rear trunk, and the rack that I was using in the original build.
I am now running a rear rack from Currie that the E-zip and I-zips used to use. I got a hold of 4 empty battery cases that those bikes use, and have made them into 24v10ah Headway packs now. One on each side, run in series for a total of 48V10ah. That will give me more than enough range for my Mon - Fri commuting to and from work. I have two extra packs that I can carry in the trailer on weekends when I go out for my long rides.
This Revision 2 has saved me aprox 15lbs at the rear of the bike. Much easier to handle now, and just as much power as when I was running the Ping packs, which weighed twice as much as the Headway packs do.
The Thudbuster has proven to be all it's advertised! Like riding on a cushion, the difference is day and night. For anyone who has a hard tail bike, I would suggest you try one out. I think you'd use one from then on, they are that good!
On to the photos:
Looks less bulky at the back of the bike now. I'm not too happy with the way the wiring is just sort of hanging there. If anyone has any suggestions on how to hide them better, I'd be pleased to hear your ideas.
The new mounting system for the CA and my GPS/Stereo player. They are easier to read and reach to control while riding.
Still a fairly clean build, IMHO.
As I said, the Thudbuster is fantastic! Everyone should have one.
Yep, I sure need to figure out a better way to route/hide the wiring. Suggestions are welcome!