I was spending a year contemplating what kind of ebike kit I wanted. I started off with my friends poorly built aotema powered bike kit. It had 36v of sealed lead acid that gave me a max range of 3 miles and a really heavy bike...... Well it was better than using gas. I spent a year "cheating" on my first ebike, for higher power and longer range ebike. I have been eyeballing the phoenix II kits from electric rider for quite some time until I found out those bike kits were just HX series Crystalyte motors...... With a much bigger price tag. So I went with ebikes.ca for my motor, which I am quite pleased with.
The first thing I knew I would need is a semi high performance bike with Dual suspension and most importantly disk brakes!. I rode my brothers dual motor BMCv2 kit up to 40mph and he had a paratrooper bike. The bumps sucked! It took me a while to finally find a bike that fit my budget but I finally did find one at the local sports authority
sorry for the cropped out edges, I needed to make the file as small as I could to upload it =D
Well a day after I found my bike the charger for the batteries came in. Got to say that it could be quite daunting to not only find a charger for lipo batteries but where to find a power supply for the charger. That was one major reason I was hesitant with going lipo. However I found epbuddy.com! And i bought there icharger 208B with there modified Mean Well power supply. Great people who work there. The same day I ordered they shipped and two days later I got my parcel. =D Here is the link for the charger/ power supply combo. http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_page= ... cts_id=170
Another day later, when I arrived home from school I found a really big box that had, in big letters, crystalyte.
I ripped the box open, to see the present inside and I found a bunch of foam and a huge ass motor! I was used to a motor that was a quarter the size of the rim and this beast takes up half the size of the rim!
Along with the controller CA and other stuff I found in the box I found this in the same bag and the cassette. I have no idea what that thing is maybe you guys could shed some light on it? I never saw anything like that in my life.
A day after that my batteries came in from hobbyking! I got 4 5S 8000maH packs. That I am going to series to give me 74 volts nominal =D Big jump from 36 volts
I went to go check the voltage on all of them and only one pack had a low cell. They were all quite balanced and I will have the charger work on them to get ready to start breaking these puppy's in!
Now I needed something to put these packs into for safety and such.
It turns out that some people don't like to buy wine with the plastic cases they come in, so I found a bunch of these sitting in the back room! And well they fit the batteries perfectly! My lucky day! I just need to cut them and glue them to make them longer and to see how they will fit on my rear rack.
After making the battery box and gluing the pieces together, I need to give it some time to bond strongly. So I used this time to dress my motor rim up with some new treads! Thankfully there is no one riding there bikes in February. It took the guy 15 minutes to get the tire strip and tire in place and I was on my way home!
With everything I need in place and only one hour left till work I quite literally zip tied everything on, made sure nothing would get sucked into the spokes and ruin my day and went for a ride.
After the piss poor job I did in a rush I went back and made some very necessary improvements and switched the controller and batteries. And did a better job at concealing the wires.
Well now I plan on spray painting the battery box black and I am waiting on the battery harness to arrive from icecube. And I will be done with the bike until I see something that needs improvement! or something that you guys see that needs improvement. I am open to suggestions.
As an suitable update to help fray the cops from thinking my motor is overpowered, I decided to ad a little sticker on my motor.
Cool eh? haha let's see them cops get around that!
The one thing I like about the sticker is that is almost matches the HSR 35/40 sticker that comes with the bike.