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by gestalt
Feb 21 2018 2:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...

amberwolf wrote:
Feb 21 2018 12:51am
You should probably update your profile. ;) (still has you as a noreaster)
Weird, I already did that. Maybe this time it sticks.
by gestalt
Feb 20 2018 5:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...

amberwolf wrote:
Feb 20 2018 1:59pm
FWIW, Chalo builds pedicabs and wheels for them, too, which is one good reason to follow his advice on wheelbuilding. ;) If they work for that application, they'll survive most anything else you throw at them.
Who do you think is building my new wheel set?

Perks of moving to Austin.
by gestalt
Feb 19 2018 8:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...

Hillhater wrote:
Feb 19 2018 5:55pm
:shock: :shock: :shock:
I hope that is a typo ?
What’s really going to bake your noodle is that I did it for many years no motor. I’ve def done the 1,000 uphill no motor, more on the flats just my quads...er...octos.
by gestalt
Feb 18 2018 12:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...

It's just a lot of weight so it'll increase power usage (possibly significantly) if you have stop/start traffic or hills. The nice thing about these modules is that they are obscenely light for the capacity, they come it at 55lbs and the case I’m planning on using weighs 10lbs. So at a total 65lbs ...
by gestalt
Feb 17 2018 11:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...
Replies: 11
Views: 761

If you were to build a 48v Tesla module battery...

How would you go about charging and monitoring it? I noticed that user okashira has Tesla modules on his website that he has retermintated for 12s instead of six. For most people on this forum I imagine that that the form factor would be a no go for them, but for me being in the giant tricycle busin...
by gestalt
Sep 17 2017 12:32am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wicca Ebikers
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Wicca Ebikers

I'm more of a left hand path kinda guy.
by gestalt
Sep 16 2017 12:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 2784
Views: 162655

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

At that price, if all you want is a different motor, you can buy the full bike and put a different one on it, and sell the original one on ebay :) For me having some experience with the hpm5000b I feel that a lighter hpm3000b is pretty attractive. Add onto that that the seemingly custom controller ...
by gestalt
Apr 18 2017 5:19pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w

As far as I know everybody is using the standard 36v setup with the 36v20ah pelican batteries. So it's whatever you and ken installed for euphoria.
by gestalt
Apr 18 2017 3:35pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w

You'd have most of the hands on with these motors Chalo ;) The problem that these guys are getting seems a lot like what happened with my 1000w geared rear hub as a mid drive. You will still get some motive force forward but only if you are already going, feels like a slipping clutch on a manual tra...
by gestalt
Apr 18 2017 3:04pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Pedicab emergency @Coachella cyclone 1920-3000w

Is there anyone on the west coast that has some cyclone model 1920-3000w motors that would be willing to sell and fast? There's a bunch of pedicabbers working Coachella that use these for a rear drive and some of the motors are starting to slip. I'm guessing it's the internal gears. There's a lot on...
by gestalt
Nov 01 2015 1:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tuning down an em3ev 18fet controller questions.
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Tuning down an em3ev 18fet controller questions.

Upgraded my controller from 12fet to 18fet on my Mac motor. I want to have it limited to 40a like it used to run on the 12fet so it stays cool and unstressed. I have the programming cable and software all set up. Has anyone programmed a em3ev/cellman 18fet? I've heard that the settings aren't exactl...
by gestalt
Nov 19 2014 3:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GeoOrbital
Replies: 31
Views: 4575

Re: GeoOrbital

These dudes were working on this at the community work shop that I operate out of (artisans asylum) so I got a chance to see this first person. I mean, it's cool and all and more power to them but it seemed kinda janky and I don't understand the need to reinvent the wheel. It's pretty much a geared ...
by gestalt
Nov 11 2014 2:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BMC V4 TT on Tricycle project.
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: BMC V4 TT on Tricycle project.

I was going to say the same thing as amberwolf. As a professional giant tricycle driver I can tell you that you are going to want some gears on that thing and you'll get better performance with a mid drive so you're killing two birds with one stone. I have a couple pedicabs, one fitted with a BMC v2...
by gestalt
Oct 10 2014 6:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Making E-bikes rain / water resistant, waterproof
Replies: 21
Views: 4153

Re: Making E-bikes rain / water resistant

My throttle used to get stuck in full when it got wet. So I opened it up and sprayed neverwet in there and it never happened again.
by gestalt
Oct 06 2014 2:32pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: ES Shirts Are In! Order Today! 3 for $15
Replies: 82
Views: 8208

Re: ES Shirts. Not Vaporware.. Its going down.

What do I gotta do to get a medium in there. I'll be swimming in a large, but must have.
by gestalt
Sep 10 2014 2:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening up a ebike retailer in Boston
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Opening up a ebike retailer in Boston

As far as patience and people skills, I have that in spades from my years as a pedicab driver and the service industry. I've found that so far people have really appreciated my technical know how when it comes to the Ebikes and conversions that we offer. So now we are officially open for business, a...
by gestalt
Sep 02 2014 3:34pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening up a ebike retailer in Boston
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Opening up a ebike retailer in Boston

So a couple of weeks ago my phone started going off with text messages from various friends who had spotted a craigslist job posting for someone who can work on and sell electric bicycles. Well I interviewed and accepted the position and found myself essentially guiding this ship on its maiden voyag...
by gestalt
Aug 31 2014 4:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ebikes & alcohol
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: ebikes & alcohol

I remember back about ten years ago me and my girlfriend at the time used to go out to "neighbors" one of the local gay clubs on Wednesdays for the $3 doubles night. I would get so swacked on gin and tonics that I couldn't even walk without using my bike as a cane. But as soon as she hopped up on my...
by gestalt
Aug 08 2014 7:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB programming cable drivers for methods 100v controller?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: USB programming cable drivers for methods 100v controlle

I tracked it down via user will_newton who had it in a thread here http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =2&t=14807 at the bottom of the first post
by gestalt
Aug 07 2014 6:54pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorted throttle wires, I think I killed my controller
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Shorted throttle wires, I think I killed my controller

Thanks AW , I checked the voltage on the throttle line and it came out at 4.65 volts according to my multimeter. I wonder if it could be that all my throttles are junk. I've been trying the three wire ones and the four wire ones swapping the extra wires to try and get the right combo. I'm also going...
by gestalt
Aug 07 2014 5:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USB programming cable drivers for methods 100v controller?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

USB programming cable drivers for methods 100v controller?

Does anyone have these lying around? The links on the original thread are dead.

It only took me five years to find a home for this controller and now I can't program it!
by gestalt
Aug 05 2014 9:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shorted throttle wires, I think I killed my controller
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Shorted throttle wires, I think I killed my controller

I was setting up the new pedicab system, BMC v2 second hand hi power cycles and was having trouble with the throttle. In the midst of fooling around with the wiring I accidentally shorted the black and red, there was a big spark and I quickly disconnected everything. Now I notice that the "on" light...
by gestalt
Jul 24 2014 9:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Mainstreet pedicab with BMC v2 mid drive
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Mainstreet pedicab with BMC v2 mid drive

That looks like it's going to be awesome! :) Are you planning on front-wheel drive, or are you going to use the BMC to drive the rear differential? The mid drive on a pedicab is essentially a rear MTB hub with a single speed cog bolted on to the disc brake mounts. So it made sense to just use a rea...
by gestalt
Jul 23 2014 9:57pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Mainstreet pedicab with BMC v2 mid drive
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Mainstreet pedicab with BMC v2 mid drive

Just sent the payment for the BMC, can't wait to fab the new mid drive mount so I can start building the new body. Everything is steel, this is my wheelhouse.