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by v_tach
May 11 2011 11:48pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: DIY Battery Upgrades for Goped ESRs
Replies: 56
Views: 19026

Re: DIY Battery Upgrades for Goped ESRs

6S Lipo packs actually works pretty well in the ESR. Comparable performance with the SLA powered version and the stock charger does a good job using something like a Chargery DB8 to keep the cells balanced and managing pack charging. I run a 6s4p (20Ah total) setup in my daughter's ESR. Since her ma...
by v_tach
May 24 2010 2:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebikes.ca Cycle Lumenator is Here
Replies: 65
Views: 5622

Re: Ebikes.ca Cycle Lumenator is Here

Hi, I was warned that it's best they not be left on in still air. That sounds lame. If you want high output and small footprint, heat is going to be somewhat of an issue. I use a Cree LED tactical style flashlight mounted to my firefighter helmet. Its only rated at 190 lumens but the machined alumi...
by v_tach
May 20 2010 8:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Are set screws dangerous?
Replies: 15
Views: 1245

Re: Are set screws dangerous?

Been using set screws for years. Use em on the drive sprockets of my 40+ mph stand-up gas scooter without ever having any issues after thousands of miles with the constant vibration of a 2-stroke. I do favor self-locking set screws over using thread locking compound and I always use a new one if I r...
by v_tach
May 05 2010 11:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 220-250VAC outlet wiring (OT-ish)
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: 220-250VAC outlet wiring (OT-ish)

Is your neutral and gound bus bars bonded together in the panel?
by v_tach
Apr 18 2010 9:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?

My only point in my original comment was because I stumbled on the DEET for LSD synthesis while researching Hydrazine. I suppose it really isn't significant to most folks but I have some basic knowledge of the traditional chemistry and that one was new to me. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at such...
by v_tach
Apr 18 2010 6:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?

I edited my inappropriate critical comment as it was not deserved. My apologies.
by v_tach
Apr 18 2010 2:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?

LOL , this guy up heres a nark for sure...."I'm familiar with meth production because of my professional background " lol trolling for hippies.....mentioning LSD manufacture , then a little ego stroking for the cook "illicit LSD production is reported to be done by only a very small number of peopl...
by v_tach
Apr 04 2010 11:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

Re: I need a little Hydrazine. Anyone got some?

This topic lead me to do a little reading. Off-topic but I was surprised to learn illicit LSD production can include distilling OFF brand bug spray with sodium hydroxide to obtain diethylamine from the breakdown of the DEET. I'm familiar with meth production because of my professional background but...
by v_tach
Apr 02 2010 3:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Various destructive cell test videos. Lots of fire :)
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Various destructive cell test videos. Lots of fire :)

I gotta tell ya Luke, any personal danger aside, I'm jealous your having so much fun with it all. Keep it up (and be relatively safe).
by v_tach
Apr 02 2010 12:35am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Various destructive cell test videos. Lots of fire :)
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Various destructive cell test videos. Lots of fire :)

Luke... I truly look forward to watching these videos when I get a moment. But I immediately picked up on your potential vapor exposure from the lipoly test you mentioned. Not to be a neagtive nancy, but I would strongly caution you to avoid any future exposure what so ever to the Lipoly fumes . It...
by v_tach
Mar 23 2010 5:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding pictures?
Replies: 186
Views: 268574

Re: Having to scroll posted images is way annoying

Sure enough. I didn't realize the images were click-able. Thank you.
by v_tach
Mar 23 2010 5:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding pictures?
Replies: 186
Views: 268574

Having to scroll posted images is way annoying

Maybe its been covered but is it new within the last few weeks that we must scroll to view many of the images posted? Is there a way to make the window a little larger at least so reasonably sized images can be viewed without having to scroll, say maybe 800x600?
by v_tach
Mar 22 2010 9:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

In my own personal experience as an emergency service provider... Do you see any issues with aged seat belts? The ones on my '98 seems to have gone soft so that they tend to bear more like ropes than webbing. I have never seen a seatbelt that failed in an automobile accident and I've been to many v...
by v_tach
Mar 20 2010 10:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

It would seem to me that there is a potential to strike one's head with greater force if falling from the saddle of a bicycle in motion compared to walking through one's home. Automobiles have undergone many mandated changes to their interiors to lessen the incident of serious head injury as compare...
by v_tach
Mar 20 2010 4:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prius Acceleration Hoax?!
Replies: 28
Views: 1483

Re: Prius Acceleration Hoax?!

I drive a 65,000 pound emergency vehicle with a wired throttle. Stay out of my way! I flattened the entire front end of a Kia Optima once. Drove right over the hood with the dual rear axles as I negotiated a tight corner. I bet the driver was pissed to find their crushed car and a ticket on the wind...
by v_tach
Mar 20 2010 12:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

Where's the mandate for eyewear? It's a far more necessary piece of equipment than helmets? I'm all for better educated and trained riders. I'm also okay with eye protection. However I've never been witness to anyone with a serious eye injury that has been left drooling on themselves, crapping in t...
by v_tach
Mar 09 2010 12:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Welding Procedures
Replies: 66
Views: 14269

Re: Welding Procedures

I have two spool guns for my Miller machine. I used one spool gun for aluminum, the other for stainless. Most of my welding is mild steel so I just use the large bulk rolls for steel. The spool guns make changing to different materials a lot easier and I consider a spool gun mandatory for aluminum. ...
by v_tach
Mar 06 2010 10:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ThinkLipo-IsDangerous?Watch tap water burst into flame!
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: ThinkLipo-IsDangerous?Watch tap water burst into flame!

Well over a year ago I remember seeing footage on CNN of many different residences in a particular geographical area being able to light their water on fire directly from the faucet. Sure didn't seem staged.
by v_tach
Mar 06 2010 9:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learn how to do the Heimlich Maneuver... now!
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Learn how to do the Heimlich Maneuver... now!

The Heimlich is a simple and effective maneuver and choking isn't all that uncommon, especially as we age. The biggest problem is the layperson distinguishing real choking from gagging or other reflexes. Choking involves the trachea and lower airway, not the esophagus with which food normally passes...
by v_tach
Mar 02 2010 5:08pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Headway Battery rust
Replies: 149
Views: 9802

Re: Headway Battery rust

I've got eight Headways I've had sitting on my workbench in my garage since just before last summer. The garage has no climate control and I'm on the Gulf Coast in Florida. The end of the cells have no noticeable corrosion at all. I cant help but believe something other than ambient humidity and air...
by v_tach
Feb 27 2010 12:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Be bloody careful out there
Replies: 28
Views: 2704

Re: Be bloody careful out there

If you charge batteries without a smoke alarm, you are bloody stupid. That is all I was trying to say. Smoke alarms come in handy for people that don't have to worry about battery charging as well. However I wouldn't be at all surprised someone here will rationalize having a smoke alarm somehow act...
by v_tach
Feb 16 2010 7:49pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: Why are you here?
Replies: 50
Views: 10762

Re: Why are you here?

Between my powerboats, large gas-guzzling heavy duty pickup truck, and RV, I'm a slave to the oil companies. My efforts toward saving the environment don't go much further than the token little blue (paper) and green (glass, metal, and plastics) recycling bins the local waste management company prov...
by v_tach
Feb 09 2010 12:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

Pepper spray and postal carriers... lol! I've responded to one dog bite to a postal carrier in my career. I've responded to probably more than a dozen self inflicted postal carrier exposures to pepper spray. As far as the helmet issue, even as a strong helmet advocate, I still don't believe in forci...
by v_tach
Feb 05 2010 12:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

John in CR wrote:The helmet preachers have some real nerve talking with an air of superiority.
...and you seemingly assume everyone that preaches helmet use is a less skilled or less safe rider than you? Talk about an air of superiority.
by v_tach
Feb 04 2010 2:52pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets Part 1,489,348 - To Wear Or Not To Wear
Replies: 625
Views: 24694

Re: HELMETS...?

Canis Lupus wrote:
v_tach wrote: Your banging your head against a wall...
A self-fulfilling insistence?
You'll have to explain that one. I guess I'm just not that clever.