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by REdiculous
Oct 31 2012 1:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How do I make this slow and strong?
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: How do I make this slow and strong?

dogman's probably right and if you need someone to buy the "spare", count me interested. :wink:
by REdiculous
Oct 31 2012 10:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How do I make this slow and strong?
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

Re: How do I make this slow and strong?

mid-drive and use the highest voltage your controller allows, or just one step under it. You should get 1kw at 48v, iirc, and at 36v you should get about 1HP... I'd look for a deal on SLAs in the 18-20ah size. The more common 12ah size is probably too small if you want real power from just a few/fou...
by REdiculous
Oct 31 2012 8:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A reasonable man's Saturday night festivities.
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: A reasonable man's Saturday night festivities.

stapled at home?!...what a badass!..wifey's a badass too! 8) they look like regular office staples from here (untrained eye) but that shouldn't matter since you can probably pull them at the first sign of itching. there shouldn't be much stretching back there anyway so I'd carefully pull 'em after a...
by REdiculous
Oct 26 2012 1:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ran stop sign. What would you do?
Replies: 42
Views: 3664

Re: Ran stop sign. What would you do?

In my 69 years, I've been witness to about a dozen serious accidents. I'm the kind that goes into immediate action to provide care and comfort until the first responders arrive. It is personally very uncomfortable trying to calm someone who is badly injured, but I do it, and suffer my own grief lat...
by REdiculous
Oct 26 2012 12:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone voting for Romney after hating on EV's in debates?
Replies: 94
Views: 6822

Re: Anyone voting for Romney after hating on EV's in debates

Using common sense then, if Big Bird consents, Romney would be free to ruffle those tail feathers..lol..wow. :lol:

:twisted:
by REdiculous
Oct 09 2012 10:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What is the distance record for a charge and other musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 1548

Re: What is the distance record for a charge and other musin

wow, KF, that's impressive! I can only imagine. Burl. 8)
by REdiculous
Oct 08 2012 12:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What is the distance record for a charge and other musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 1548

Re: What is the distance record for a charge and other musin

So who's got longest, steepest climb? That's more interesting to me than who road farthest in a day using one charge.
by REdiculous
Oct 08 2012 11:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Battery Muffler, intrigued? Read on :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: A Battery Muffler, intrigued? Read on :)

Leather stains might work, applied artistically. Leather stamps are pretty cool too, iirc, and you can always brand it. :)
by REdiculous
Oct 07 2012 9:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What is the distance record for a charge and other musings.
Replies: 27
Views: 1548

Re: What is the distance record for a charge and other musin

Farfle wrote:I may have the record for the shortest distance traveled on a charge...

186wh/mi for 6.1 miles. 12.62Ah taken from a 15Ah pack in less than 6 mins. Sustained high speed SUCKS power fast.
Nope..I'm still claiming that one; 2.2mi on a 20ah SLA. :lol:
by REdiculous
Oct 07 2012 9:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sources for cheap SLA Batteries?
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Sources for cheap SLA Batteries?

One of those hobby stores runs promos all the time and sometimes you can get special offers if you stare at the page long enough. I almost jumped on one of those deals a minute ago. SLAs blow. :wink:
by REdiculous
Sep 29 2012 9:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60V/220V inverter
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 60V/220V inverter

I don't think you need a BMS if you can stay on top of it and have light & predictable loads. I don't rely on the inverter's LVC though - I check the inverter's front panel every so often and shut it down before it shows 11v. The inverter will have over-current protection built-in, so it's really ju...
by REdiculous
Sep 28 2012 5:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60V/220V inverter
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: 60V/220V inverter

If you can reconfigure the pack it might be easier. Most inverters are gonna be 12v, 24v or 48v with only a little wiggle room. They often have low and high voltage cutoffs configured for flooded lead batteries, is the thing. There might be models without those cutoffs, or with some kind of semi-con...
by REdiculous
Sep 28 2012 10:20am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attention Aussies: Wanna play a joke?
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Attention Aussies: Wanna play a joke?

So he's old enough to bait Kangaroo then... Need a brushy area and some Kangaroo Crossing signs. Could use some kind of bad local food as bait that has to be put out in certain places. Get a few people to jump out of the bushes...costumes are extra-credit.. :) Could toss in some didjeridoo action to...
by REdiculous
Sep 27 2012 9:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How difficult is basic frame fabrication?
Replies: 17
Views: 1408

Re: How difficult is basic frame fabrication?

Remember to totally strip the paint. The last bike I cut up..I spent more time stripping paint than anything else.

Oh, you might think about picking up a busted old shopping cart. Cut and reconfigure. Scrap the remainder.
by REdiculous
Sep 27 2012 9:30pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meeting A Troll
Replies: 34
Views: 3221

Re: Meeting A Troll

Gerbils. Ya jird? :twisted: :lol:
by REdiculous
Sep 26 2012 12:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meeting A Troll
Replies: 34
Views: 3221

Re: Meeting A Troll

And this hasn't been moved to OTD yet?..wow..ok...

I figured that was proof you got a lb of anal..."lbofrectalpenetration"..maybe. :lol: Bastard. 8)
by REdiculous
Sep 25 2012 5:53am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tablet advice - iPad or Android?
Replies: 129
Views: 7029

Re: Tablet advice - iPad or Android?

The majority of the good apps will be on both platforms, but some are exclusive. Bad apps are less likely to appear in the iTunes store, in theory. You should be able to convert your videos so they play on either/any OS, without needing fancy plugins or special apps for playback. All android devices...
by REdiculous
Sep 24 2012 12:24am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Texas to open toll road with 85 mph speed limit
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: Texas to open toll road with 85 mph speed limit

However, I would be very hesitant to get to such speeds on the poor US highways. Even 80mph sounds dangerous there. So IMHO this Texan toll-road needs to be build according to European standards.... Highways don't normally have a solid center divider (/barrier) and you can pull out of a driveway (o...
by REdiculous
Sep 22 2012 11:36am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Extremely simple wind charging DD ebike
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: Extremely simple wind charging DD ebike

Good idea veloman, but I've got a pocket bike so I'll need to make something custom anyway. I'm thinking my hitch-system will work to keep the bike in the air. I just need to add a 2.5 inch long bearing-tube to the tower/pole in the proper location. If the pivot is in the right place and the bike we...
by REdiculous
Sep 21 2012 11:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shocking example of road rage
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: Shocking example of road rage

A lot of whack jobs behind the wheel, driving a car certainly causes insanity. Riding a bicycle helps heal the mind, therefore some sanity is being restored. Force all traffic violators to ride a bicycle for 100 miles on a busy highway. Kill two birds with one stone. :wink: Except there's already t...
by REdiculous
Sep 19 2012 12:25pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Extremely simple wind charging DD ebike
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: Extremely simple wind charging DD ebike

I've got a trailer axle from an old tow-behind cement mixer I'm planning on using for a similar project. I'll cut the axle in half so I have one wheel left. I'll weld brackets to the wheel so I can mount the vertical (Lenz-style) blades, and I'll keep the tire on. My bike's tire will press against t...
by REdiculous
Jul 27 2012 9:44pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Business for you guys in drought areas > lawn painting!
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Business for you guys in drought areas > lawn painting!

I cut along our road once a year w/ our lil tractor. I wait until, oh, about now. One pass on each side, in low 2nd, w/ the deck spinning 2x its rating. It's beefy and well maintained so I'm not worried about it running at 2x for 15mins, once a year. Our neighbor cuts his field 3 times a year, at le...
by REdiculous
Jul 27 2012 7:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Charging ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1577

Re: Battery Charging ?

:lol: :roll: 1) No kids can get in my greenhouse. a. Mine is 12, and not stupid. b. The slide-lock on the door is too high for any children to reach. c. It's rare that there are children here, and young children are never left unattended since we have free-range animals. d. My nearest neighbor is ba...
by REdiculous
Jul 27 2012 2:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Charging ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1577

Re: Battery Charging ?

I leave the lipo out in the greenhouse on the concrete floor, in a cinderblock - fire is a non-issue, unless it lights off while I'm cruising the woods. Neighbors could be affected if the forest goes up, but that's not very likely. House is paid for, property isn't yet...or the other way 'round. I'l...