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by Kepler
Jan 21 2021 6:54pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My RC Mid Drive with Single Stage Reduction
Replies: 370
Views: 54078

Re: My RC Mid Drive with Single Stage Reduction

Don't knock it before you try it. Light weight low power eMTB's are the future. Not the perfect solution but its all about compromises that you can live with. :)
by Kepler
Jan 09 2021 4:35am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

question please Kepler. The screen shot attached of the controler you speak off shows 8 wires what I assume to be 2 wires for battery, 3 for phase wires, and the three thiner wires I am wondering if this is for throttle?Screen Shot 2021-01-08 at 7.46.20 PM.jpg If this is the case then would one byp...
by Kepler
Jan 07 2021 11:31pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also) by Animalector » Jan 08 2021 2:23pm I might try this at some stage. Time to buy a vesc I buy from Flipsky. Very good service and quality Vesc builds. I use the the mini all the time for my friction drive builds. https://flips...
by Kepler
Jan 07 2021 11:18pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

I think if I had a controller failure and there was no option for a new controller, I would just install a Vesc controller. Would need to run it sensorless but the Vesc works quite well sensorless. Also would need to make it throttle only. The Vesc would even fit in the motor cavity. Another issue m...
by Kepler
Jan 02 2021 2:18am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

Interesting, I will keep an eye on that. Today I was in assist mode 1 and had been for the last 10km. I hadn't made made any changes and then the assist just suddenly stopped. to be honest, getting the bike home under pedal power wasn't a big deal (even got a Strava cup on the way home lol). Was ann...
by Kepler
Jan 02 2021 1:21am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

You Jinxed me Wayne. I got an error 30 halfway through my ride today. I need an Allen key to get to my battery to cycle power but had forgotten my tools so it was a hard pedal back to the carpark. Hopefully an isolated incident but will make sure I have my tools with me next ride.
by Kepler
Dec 05 2020 12:46am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Some fun riding at my local trails. Love this bike.
by Kepler
Nov 27 2020 2:03am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

Looks a little tight in there but it has been a well proven mounting position. Check this out. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=22187 2011_01_09 - CBv2 - 6374 (small).jpg Friction drives using RC Outrunners have been around for a long time. What made them cooler was the Ve...
by Kepler
Nov 25 2020 6:44pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

Superb! Thanks for the info What app are you using on your phone? Did you need to add bluetooth to your VESC or are they built in? I've just ordered a 6384 motor and a FSESC4.20 from Aliexpress for less than €73 delivered! So I'll try and attach them to my 'plastic' Orbea road bike, hopefully next ...
by Kepler
Nov 24 2020 7:53pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

The motor is attached to swingarm as it needs to move with the suspension. Yes 4 cable ties are used to attach the drive. Double sided tape is used between the motor bracket and the swingarm then 4 good quality cable ties are used to hold it in place from there. Keep in mind this an oddly shaped car...
by Kepler
Nov 15 2020 4:31am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

Finally running a serious MTB tire with a friction drive. Feels like the last piece to the puzzle. Selected a Specialised Butcher Grid 2.6" 29er. It's actually meant to be a front tire which isn't a bad thing as front tires tend to have a more aggressive tread pattern than rear tires. This tire...
by Kepler
Sep 27 2020 1:59am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Quick update on this bike. Been riding it quite a bit around our local tracks and enjoying the bike a lot. So glad I fitted the silent gear and I am finding that after 500km of riding, the drive is quieter then ever. Few other changes. Fitted the large Luna display. The stock display works fine but ...
by Kepler
Sep 19 2020 1:35am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

They must he joking. That is not acceptable. Its hard to tell from the pictures but make sure its just not release agent that hasn't been cleaned off.
by Kepler
Aug 30 2020 3:21am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Fair enough to be cautious. This is the same PayPal address that i did all my transactions with when i built my bike.
by Kepler
Aug 09 2020 3:19am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Kepler Friction drive comes of age.
Replies: 403
Views: 83644

Re: Kepler Friction drive comes of age.

Put together this bike to use as a low cost commuter. The bike is an Aldi special hard tail that for the bargain price of $400, came surprisingly well equipped. Included hydraulic discs and Shimano SLX group-set. Installed my standard drive bracket but added a mechanical activation lever but this ti...
by Kepler
Aug 09 2020 2:50am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 380
Views: 71978

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

Sorry, I missed your post. Yes I am sure that bracket would be plenty stiff enough. Looks like a good off the shelf solution.
by Kepler
Aug 09 2020 2:41am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

What I have found is that it is makes a difference if you turn the bike on and let it sit without moving the bike or touching the pedals. If you do this the PAS is much smoother especially in low power settings and light pedaling effort. What I have noticed is if you just jump on the bike, start ped...
by Kepler
Aug 05 2020 2:48am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 126
Views: 22290

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Thanks Rix. Its a nice bike and a heap of fun to ride. Must catch up with JK after we get out of lock down.
by Kepler
Jul 20 2020 7:22pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 380
Views: 71978

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

I have standard drive brackets available however the design may not suit a folding bike due to the typical distances between the bottom bracket and the face of the tire. The drive is adjustable from 60mm to 110mm. The drawing in the previous post shows the drive set to 80mm. However the bracket lend...
by Kepler
Jul 13 2020 10:13pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 380
Views: 71978

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

There are 3 possible reasons for this. 1 > Your speed controller is ramping throttle too slowly. 2 > You are not applying enough power. (Needs to be above 100W) 3 > The most likely reason is that you have not got the correct geometry setup on the drive. Please refer to the picture below. Drive9.JPG ...
by Kepler
Jul 10 2020 3:20am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

Experimenting with knurling the motor can directly. No problems cutting the knurl on to the motor can and the grip on the tire is excellent. Time to do some testing. I am not concerned with accelerated tire wear with the small amount of power I am using. More interested in how well the knurl wears. ...
by Kepler
Jul 05 2020 5:45am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

Added a bash guard for a bit of extra protection for the motor. 20200705_133216.jpg 20200705_134437.jpg One of the minor problems I found was that the assist is so subtle, sometimes you forget it is on. So I have added 2 LEDs. One LED is low power (100W.) 2 LEDs is boost (150W) Both flashing is rege...
by Kepler
Jul 02 2020 11:10pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

mark06082013 wrote:
Jun 30 2020 9:15am
Skateboard wheel on hybrid road/MTB tyre no slippage 1500w brushless motor 62kmh on Diamondback dual suspension mtb
Would love to some pictures of this setup. Sounds interesting
by Kepler
Jul 02 2020 7:28pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive
Replies: 159
Views: 25077

Re: Full suspension mountain bike Friction Drive

I have tried so many methods of getting reliable drive from the motor to the tire. Been down the polyurethane track and it does improve grip over a smooth metal roller but any moisture on the tire, and we are back to square one. This is a mountain bike so you are going to be very limited to when you...
by Kepler
May 30 2020 2:24am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 409
Views: 52926

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

My grinding noises were from the steel reduction gear. There was nothing wrong with my X1, it was just loud, like listening to a cat on a fence moaning and screeching all the time but no way to throw a shoe at it to shut it up. A few people pooh pooed me and claimed the noise wasn't so bad, now the...