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by geetarboy
Oct 04 2012 4:25pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Adventures in Lipo Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Adventures in Lipo Recovery

I have 4- 6s packs that I left hooked up in series to a lyen controller on my back-up bike for several weeks after a ride. They got down to less than 1v per cell. I had to bulk charge them above 2.5v at first because the HK eco 6 showed a low voltage error and wouldn't charge them. I have at least 1...
by geetarboy
Sep 27 2012 9:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is Cycle Analyst worth buying?
Replies: 35
Views: 1616

Re: Is Cycle Analyst worth buying?

Best answer: YES
Best reason: It's customizable multi-functionality
Best alternative: Haven't found one yet
by geetarboy
Sep 27 2012 9:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?
Replies: 41
Views: 2757

Re: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?

Not yet, in over 10,000 miles of high speed urban commuting. They see me and leave me be :D
However, that will change as e-biking becomes more common around here. All good things eventually come to an end...
by geetarboy
Sep 14 2012 11:28am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Kona Stab, 8T Mac, 20S A123 20AH
Replies: 18
Views: 2349

Re: Kona Stab, 8T Mac, 20S A123 20AH

Excellent job on your 2nd build, a nice creative battery solution and I know it rides smooth too. It's good to have another high speed e-bike here in KC.
- see ya soon...
by geetarboy
Jul 09 2012 6:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?

I checked with a meter and there are no shorts between phases. However, when green phase wire is disconnected the wheel spins normally.
by geetarboy
Jul 08 2012 12:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?

Thanks for the replies. Yes, the wheel has a notched feel when turning, but only when connected to the controller. It turns normally when disconnected. I disconnected the regen loop and it makes no difference, it still 'notches' when phase wires are connected to the controller whether the power is o...
by geetarboy
Jul 06 2012 8:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Controller seems to be stuck in regen mode?

Here's the story - Was not able to program the regen on Lyen 18fet HV controller, it was set to engage whenever throttle was released. So, I disconnected the regen jumper and it worked fine - except no regen. Then I thought of running the regen jumper through one of my e-brake levers, it worked! for...
by geetarboy
May 16 2012 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric downhill/freeride bike
Replies: 304
Views: 51189

Re: Electric downhill/freeride bike

Looks good Ratking, weighs about the same as my green bike loaded w/ 24s 10ah lipo 86lbs. What's the wheelbase & rake angle?
by geetarboy
Apr 16 2012 9:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: building ebikes for other people?
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: building ebikes for other people?

I just did a conversion for a friend a few weeks ago. I showed her what was available in factory-built bikes online and she decided to let me do a conversion on hers for less money. So far it is working great, but if it breaks, I am sure I'll be the 1st to know.
- Mark
by geetarboy
Apr 16 2012 7:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)
Replies: 30
Views: 2919

Re: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)

I like your design so much so that I am starting to get a few bits and pieces together to start building a frame on those lines. Can you tell me what size is the angle iron? If you were going to build another frame, would you go any lighter in the steel you used? Does the frame flex at all or is it...
by geetarboy
Apr 12 2012 8:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric downhill/freeride bike
Replies: 304
Views: 51189

Re: Electric downhill/freeride bike

Awesome job Ratking, I like the way you integrated the suspension. That bike should handle like a dream, all the weight is is in the right place. excellent!
by geetarboy
Apr 08 2012 8:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame
Replies: 54
Views: 5232

Re: Stealthy lipo filled custom frame

I have been considering the stealth bomberbut still feel it looks rather large around the frame and obviously stands out. This is a recurring theme and I hear it often. And I own a stealth too! Alot of people come to me asking for kits with the power of a fighter or bomber and would love to have th...
by geetarboy
Apr 07 2012 10:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lock and Key
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Lock and Key

John, is that a 2 positon switch that stays on when turned? where did you get it? I just got one that is spring-loaded like a car ignition switch, only paid $ 6.00 on ebay but it's worthless to me. Thanks
by geetarboy
Apr 07 2012 1:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)
Replies: 30
Views: 2919

Re: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)

kfong wrote:Great job, I can see a custom frame in my future as soon as I can weld.
The hardest thing for me was just - 'getting started'
by geetarboy
Apr 07 2012 1:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)
Replies: 30
Views: 2919

Re: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)

iovaykind wrote:Looks a lot better, great job! What was wrong with the first one? Looks like you scrapped it to the side in the first picture.
The rake angle was too slack and the frame shape too awkward and long. Also wanted to integrate easier access to batteries.
by geetarboy
Apr 06 2012 6:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Custom frame production reaserch... (updated on pg 1)
Replies: 65
Views: 10383

Re: Custom frame production reaserch... (updated on pg 1)

Finding the balance between manuvering and handling like a bike and performing like a motorcycle is a tricky thing. Wheelbase & rake are critical.
by geetarboy
Apr 05 2012 10:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)
Replies: 30
Views: 2919

Re: 3rd build- Custom FS Longtail (New & Improved)

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Well, finally got the 2nd frame done.
It handles alot more like my specialized, but rides like butter.
by geetarboy
Mar 09 2012 9:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Throttle wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Throttle wiring question

Thanks, Mr. Electric - just wanted to be sure
by geetarboy
Mar 09 2012 8:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Throttle wiring question
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Throttle wiring question

I am hooking up a 3-wire throttle, Red-White-Black to a infineon controller Red-Green-Black. Do I hook-up the white throttle wire to the green controller wire? I thought I read somewhere on here 'but can't find it now' that you have to hook it up as follows Throttle - Controller Red - Red Green - Bl...
by geetarboy
Feb 15 2012 1:24am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening

Well, after charging individual cells across the balancer leads I was able to get almost all of them fully charged. And after running 2 cycles on 2 different sets of 24s2p, most of them stay balanced, I've probably ruined 5 or 6 packs. I think it was a combination of cold temperature and too high a ...
by geetarboy
Feb 08 2012 7:38pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I have been running 1p instead of 2p for awhile now and pull 5000 watts max. Thats only 10c discharge rate on 25c rated pack. It still seems strange that its always the 4th 5th & 6th cell that is going weak. Maybe it is the cold weather. I will go back to running 24s2p...
by geetarboy
Feb 08 2012 4:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Strange lipo problem- 1/2 of battery weakening

For the past month, I have noticed that all of my 6s batteries are getting weak on 1 side. Cells 1thru 3 charge up ok and cells 4 thru 6 are dying. I run 24s, and it seems the 1st and last battery in series discharge more than the middle 2. At first I thought it was because I was bulk charging, so I...
by geetarboy
Jan 02 2012 4:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Next, scratch that. THIS years bike
Replies: 136
Views: 17564

Re: Next years bike

Nice design and excellent craftsmanship Farfle, That baby will ride like floating on a cloud with that 52" wheelbase.
by geetarboy
Dec 21 2011 5:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hit my first pedestrian today...
Replies: 53
Views: 2015

Re: Hit my first pedestrian today...

Yeh, sounds like he was a 'b-turd' I have had several close calls on my rides and I think part of the problem is we are so quiet and people don't expect us to be going as fast as we are. My style of riding has changed alot - I try to stay in "survival mode" we have to be extra careful to save our ow...
by geetarboy
Dec 18 2011 11:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This needs electrifying
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: This needs electrifying

DAND214 wrote:WHY? Ride her as is!.

Dan
My thoughts...exactly :twisted:
But, as far as the bike goes, it is a nice frame set-up