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by floatingdog
Nov 17 2013 10:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebay 48V 10AHLi batteries? any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Ebay 48V 10AHLi batteries? any good?

Welcome to ES! Search for cammy or vpower. You'll get quite a few hits and no doubt some opinions of the quality of thier batteries and service.\

If you do end up getting a battery from them, or anyone else for that matter, post back to let us know how it went and what you think.
by floatingdog
Oct 03 2013 1:03am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Model S Fire - Boeing sabotages Tesla
Replies: 61
Views: 8196

Re: Model S Fire - Boeing sabotages Tesla

After dismantling the front end of the vehicle and puncturing holes in the battery pack, responders used a circular saw to cut an access hole in the front section to apply water to the battery, according to documents. Only then was the fire extinguished. Any comments on the reported fire fighting t...
by floatingdog
Jul 10 2013 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: N2 Nitrogen ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: N2 Nitrogen ?

My two variable experience, heavy Michlen tires and Nitrogen from Costco, on a Toyota Tacoma Prerunner is at 35 PSI the stuff doesn't leak out between 3000 to 8000 tire rotations. I can also drive around with screws in the tires without repairing them. I live in Dallas, Texas U.S.A, so gas station a...
by floatingdog
May 12 2013 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Any heavy-duty twist throttle on the market?
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Any heavy-duty twist throttle on the market?

Search for Magura. It is not a half grip, but I think some have converted it. You'll note that some specical mods are needed to make it work in most cases. If you are OK with the price and work involved, it may be what you are looking for. Here is one link: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic...
by floatingdog
Apr 29 2013 10:20pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.
Replies: 1265
Views: 197352

Re: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.

Amberwolf, My wife and I are both greatly saddened to see this. I know at least some of your dogs from previous posts and how much you loved them. You share so much of your life here, so I know you are strong and I don't worry about you surviving this as devestating as it is. From the posts here and...
by floatingdog
Apr 16 2013 10:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bafang MOTOR CHOICE-- What is going on with the Codes/rpm
Replies: 28
Views: 2386

Re: Bafang MOTOR CHOICE-- What is going on with the Codes/

I have a code 13 36v 350W I bought years ago from BMS Battery. It does 18 mph on 36v Bosch Fat Packs (41V fully charged). Good luck on your purchase and keep us posted. I've really enjoyed mine. It is very quiet and starts smoothly despite being sensorless.
by floatingdog
Mar 24 2013 11:52am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: BPM 350w problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: BPM 350w problem!

Does your BPM have hall sensors? If it does, you may be able to try running it sensorless to see if it is a hall sensor problem. I think the KU controllers have an option for sensorless mode.
by floatingdog
Feb 01 2013 11:36pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Using Lithium Ion Safely in without BMS situation
Replies: 101
Views: 10436

Re: Using Lithium Ion Safely in without BMS situation

I'm glad you were not hurt seriously. Going down at 40km under the best of circumstances is usually not a pretty picture. High siding (going over the front) is the least fun way to go down. You must be quite the acrobat.
by floatingdog
Jan 18 2013 11:37pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Any Coffee Roasters on the forum?
Replies: 48
Views: 6621

Re: Any Coffee Roasters on the forum?

Wondering if anyone has paved this road before me... "somehow" a little, safe, lets roast our own beans for a cup or two endeavor between a buddy and I has gotten out of hand. We have been buying beans from Sweet Maria's and roasting them in his Behmor 1600... now our roasting has gotten better and...
by floatingdog
Oct 14 2012 1:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RED BULL STRATOS a 36km jump in 6hours !!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: RED BULL STRATOS a 36km jump in 6hours !!!

Thanks for the heads up Doctorbass. That was very cool. It reminded me of listening to the Gemini and Apollo missions when I was a kid.
by floatingdog
Oct 09 2012 10:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lock is in the hospital, was in a coma
Replies: 134
Views: 7975

Re: Lock is in the hospital in a coma

Best wishes from Texas and hoping for a complete and speedy recovery.
by floatingdog
Sep 09 2012 12:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: A Very Very Low Cost Electric Bike from Pakistan
Replies: 453
Views: 62466

Re: A Very Very Low Cost Electric Bike from Pakistan

P.S. When I am working on my bike, I am so lost that at times I do not hear my mother or my wife calling me. Does that happen to any one of you?
I'm sure it happens to many of us. I hope your mother and wife take joy in the moments your attention is distracted by something you so enjoy so much.
by floatingdog
Sep 06 2012 9:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wide tyres and rims?
Replies: 27
Views: 3139

Re: Wide tyres and rims?

+1 for the Maxxis Hookworm on the broken wheel. I have them on both ends. I run a 8fun BPM code 13 at low power (20-24 mph). For me these tires are comfortable and have resisted the flats my high end, but light, MTB tires got from even tiny thorns. My guess is the fellow in the video will stick with...
by floatingdog
Aug 30 2012 10:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: A full suspension Tadpole Trike (from Peshawar, Pakistan)
Replies: 102
Views: 12326

Re: A full suspension Tadpole Trike (from Peshawar, Pakistan

It is great to see you back. I'm sorry to hear of your back problems. I'm am pretty blessed on that front, but my wife has suffered terribly. I like your doctor's advice to work on posture, exercise, etc., and that you are taking it. Surgery can really help, but it is a toss of the dice and can go v...
by floatingdog
Jul 26 2012 10:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Need some 80mm Spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Need some 80mm Spokes

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... es#p237945

I'm sure you can find cheaper with google, but probably not better. John is a long time respected ES member and knows his spokes and wheels.
by floatingdog
Jul 25 2012 10:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Which battery charger is worth buying?
Replies: 83
Views: 6093

Re: Which battery charger is worth buying?

Search for "king charger". These are pretty good for the price. Similar looking devices are sold with different names. I bought mine at bmsbattery.com. You might search for 'bmsbattery" too to get reports on dealing with them. This will at least give you something to look at and you may find inciden...
by floatingdog
Jul 25 2012 12:05am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Mongoose Hatchet DS E-Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 5206

Re: My Mongoose Hatchet DS E-Bike

It's too bad my BPM's clutch is noisy because it's otherwise a fine motor. I'll have to open it up some day and take a look at it. I've never noticed the noisy clutch on my BPM (code 13). Perhaps some other BPM owners will weigh in or you can PM some of them. It may be that I just never hold the th...
by floatingdog
Jul 22 2012 10:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: My Mongoose Hatchet DS E-Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 5206

Re: My Mongoose Hatchet DS E-Bike

You're bike looks great. I haven't kept up with you. A BPM and it is on the rear wheel! I like it. Your torque arms look perfect for your rig. I may copy you. I'm still running your triple Fatpacks on my BPM. It is a code 13 and is only good for about 18mph on the flats. I did hit high 20's on a dow...
by floatingdog
Jun 11 2012 10:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: KU123 vs Infineon controller for Bafang BPM
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: KU123 vs Infineon controller for Bafang BPM

Welcome to ES! Tell us about your setup. This will give the experts here an understanding of what the controller has to handle. What type/voltage/watt hours is your battery pack? What model of the BPM are you running? What voltage/watts is it rated for. If you know, is it a code 13, code 11, etc.? A...
by floatingdog
May 06 2012 6:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Crimping tool
Replies: 39
Views: 3954

Re: Crimping tool

I use crimper pliers similar to the following on 15 and 30 amp Andersons. I get nice crimps that slide right into the housing. My technique, which I learned here, is to put the seam of the blade tube face down in the U shaped portion of the crimper. When finished, there is a nice divot on the side o...
by floatingdog
Feb 27 2012 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New on the board and taking a risk!
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: New on the board and taking a risk!

You are probably beyond this point, but if not, try getting your pack open to the point you can test across individual cells. It may be that you have a major short that prevents a circuit across the final + and - wires. If this is the case, you should see some voltage at the individual cell level. I...
by floatingdog
Dec 31 2011 2:38am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Space Balloon
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: Space Balloon

Welcome to ES. Tell us more. How long will it take to go up to 150,000 and how long to come down? Is the foam to keep the batteries warm enough to work?
by floatingdog
Oct 30 2011 11:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Nishik-E Road Bike Build (TongXin MidDrive)
Replies: 50
Views: 9584

Re: Nishiki Road Bike Build

Nice ride. I like the XT shifters.

Just guessing, but Cunningham design may be in reference to Randy Cunningham.

http://cunninghamcycles.com/history
by floatingdog
Sep 03 2011 12:22am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2 speed shifting tranny
Replies: 32
Views: 2120

Re: 2 speed shifting tranny

Harold, You are well on your way, but here is another motorcycle tranny candidate for future consideration. It is the 40+ year old Hodaka transmission capable of handling the power of an early 70's vintage 100cc 2 stroke. It is still cheap and available on eBay. It is very narrow and works by poppin...
by floatingdog
Aug 15 2011 10:08pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Have You Ever Accidentally Shorted a Battery ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8660

Re: Have You Ever Accidentally Shorted a Battery ?

Smoked the charger with a backward connection and burned the ends off my Fluke probes by leaving it set to read amps. No KF fingers yet. I rearranged my Andersons so that it takes more than color matching to plug them in correctly. I don't want to argue the merits of different connectors when it com...