fechter wrote:Here's the link:
My first attempt at a rolling video.
I used a foot-long mini tripod that was zip-tied to the shoulder strap on my backpack. It has ball joint under the camera that allows a wide range of adjustment. It puts the camera at about chest level, which makes it easy enough to see the screen and reach the controls. I was afraid to attach it to the handlebars due to the extreme vibration.
The video really doesn't do justice to the steepness of the hills I was on due to the camera angle. I'll have to work on that.
I also ran out of juice unexpectedly since I had just replaced some 6 year old batteries with some 3 year old batteries (assuming younger is better). Wrong. One of them was good but the other one might need some cycles to get into shape. You get what you pay for....
On the first "little hill", I measured the steepest part of the grade at 18%. It's generally over 15%. That's my imfamous test hill. Anything that can go full throttle up that hill without emitting smoke passes the test. Many setups have failed.
On the test hill, I can maintain around 20 mph. It draws 60 amps on the steep parts.
Weather was a freezing cold 66 deg. and strong gusty winds.
We'll see if it worked.
What's that embedded HTML thing on YouTube? Can we embed those in a post here? test:
Edit: I had to shorten the video to under 10 min.
On the test hill, I can maintain around 20 mph.
The noise is apparently a result of the motor's torque ripple.
Dogs hate my bike. Many go nuts as I ride by.
NickF23 wrote:I would have thought most of the noise is the gears no? I did once ride a bike with a brushless motor that actually made no noise i could hear at all, though I was in a busy market place at the time
Are you sure it's the motor they don't like, Xyster?
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