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by AussieRider
Oct 18 2020 6:08am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Geared hub motor won't work, hard to roll backwards
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Geared hub motor won't work, hard to roll backwards

Could be crud gumming up the motor, bad motor bearing or something jammed between the stator & magnets. Seems the motor is seized. You only feel it when you turn the wheel backwards & the clutch engages.
Keep us updated on what you find mate.

AussieRider
by AussieRider
Oct 15 2020 11:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: I lost an ebike to Covid-19

G'day people's. Aussie " Night " Rider needs a ride with a bit of night cred. Here's my take; ANR.jpg I call it the evil face ( or arse, since it's the back ). Wife still keeps "her" bike. I only get to touch it for repairs & mods. I guess it's a small price for such a great woman. Would be nice to ...
by AussieRider
Oct 01 2020 8:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: I lost an ebike to Covid-19

Markz, the scooter is a 2004 EVT 168 & it's a goer. It was a barn find. Imported in '04 by the dealer, never sold & stored until I got it in '18. It's about to tick over 1,000 km. There are 2 NOS 4000e scooters under the silver cover next to it, each with 3 km, never been on the road. One day, if wi...
by AussieRider
Sep 29 2020 7:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: I lost an ebike to Covid-19

Hey, I like Aussieknightrider. Wife snaffled the pink helmet from our daughter who didn't know she'd " donated " it for a couple of weeks! I don't like the colour, it really limits choice in matching nail polish. A double plus good thing out of this is she doesn't ask why I don't sell some of the bi...
by AussieRider
Sep 29 2020 7:31am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Need help understanding / picking fuse for 24v 250w motor batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Need help understanding / picking fuse for 24v 250w motor batteries

Hi Borenz, welcome to the forum. I reckon the best mistakes to learn from are other people's, so here's mine. When I built my first Ebike, 250 watt 24 volt, I calculated, as Dui did above, that current draw would be about 10.5 amps & started with a 15 amp fuse that blew pretty quickly. Tried 20 amp ...
by AussieRider
Sep 27 2020 3:31am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: I lost an ebike to Covid-19

Ok, reckon I'd better clear up the situation for yous. My wife's friends started cycling coz it's one activity that's still allowed. Anyhow, they invited her along so she " borrowed " the black bike in the pic & It went on from there. Thanks for your support guys, but I think I've lost this one. At ...
by AussieRider
Sep 26 2020 2:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

Re: I lost an ebike to Civic 19

'kin auto correct! Yes, covid19. I suppose I've spread the EV grin ( I reckon she is still hot at 62 ) & her friends want Ebikes too now so I guess it's good in the end. As you'd can see in the pic I still have my beach cruiser that she doesn't like to ride & the chopper that's just silly, plus the ...
by AussieRider
Sep 25 2020 10:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I lost an ebike to Covid-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1222

I lost an ebike to Covid-19

G'day folks I live in Melbourne, Australia with the most severe lockdown in the country. Masks are compulsory, night time curfew, travel limited to no more than 5km from home, streets deserted etc. All that's missing are zombies roaming the streets. Anyhow, my wife's friends suggested they give cycl...
by AussieRider
Sep 18 2020 1:10am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Waterproofing electric scooter battery compartment.
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Waterproofing electric scooter battery compartment.

G'day there. Potting the whole battery & controller sounds drastic to me. Making the compartment water tight is better from a maintained view. Seal the holes with rubber grommets & silicone sealant. Put drip loops in the wires to lead the water away. Some silica gel packets thrown in wouldn't hurt e...
by AussieRider
Sep 05 2020 7:13am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: improving standup scooter steering trail stability
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: improving standup scooter steering trail stability

Looking at the pic, you could undo the 2 bolts each side that hold the fork blades to the suspension then flip the blades so they curve forwards instead of backwards as they do now.

AussieRider
by AussieRider
Sep 03 2020 8:09am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: jazzi pride pilot controller connector
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: jazzi pride pilot controller connector

G'day peoples.
Gilnet, a fairly common cause of the LEDs flashing on power chairs is the ribbon cable connector on the back of the joystick working loose. You'll need a small Torx driver to open the unit . Plug it back in & secure it with a blob of hot melt glue.
Hope this helps.

AussieRider
by AussieRider
Aug 16 2020 2:05am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Samsung 22P cells, what's the suffix?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Samsung 22P cells, what's the suffix?

Wow Hemo, thank you so much. I checked the cells and yes, I stuffed up. they're all SDI. I suspected the suffixes were date / batch codes but I don't how "F" is 2005 / 2015. I get how "B" is 2002 / 2012, second year of the decade but "F" is the sixth letter. Wouldn't that be 2006 / 2016? Am I missin...
by AussieRider
Aug 14 2020 6:05pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Seattle EVt-168 Survivor Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Seattle EVt-168 Survivor Help!

Yep, that's the power / eco switch & kill switch.

AussieRider
by AussieRider
Aug 09 2020 6:15am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Seattle EVt-168 Survivor Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Seattle EVt-168 Survivor Help!

G'day PD. Sorry mate, I've only got SLA brushed controllers in 50 km/h & 60 km/h versions. Checked on my 168. Does what you described if I switch it on with the kill switch off. I tried it because I once spent 3 hours tracing the wiring on a Kawasaki to an off kill switch & felt really dumb! Wasn't ...
by AussieRider
Aug 07 2020 3:55am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Samsung 22P cells, what's the suffix?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Samsung 22P cells, what's the suffix?

Hi people's I'm harvesting a bunch of Samsung 22P cells & I see a couple of differences; The first lot had suffixes STI & IB72 Second lot, SDI & IF34 Can anyone explain these numbers & what they mean? Are the 2 batches compatible? I tried a search of ES, but I'm no Amberwolf & found Nuthin. AussieRi...
by AussieRider
Aug 06 2020 8:16am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Mobility Scooter upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Mobility Scooter upgrade

G'day peoples. I've used a mobility scooter controller in an Ebike so it's doable but I wouldn't call it plug & play. First you need the pinouts of the main plug; on/off switch, throttle, ebrake etc. Then, you need to program the throttle type from wig-wag to uni direction, disable the electric park...
by AussieRider
Aug 06 2020 7:55am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: EVT 4000e in Vancouver area
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: EVT 4000e in Vancouver area

Well done mate! Glad to see you sussed out how to insert pics. Those batteries look to be around 18 - 21 Ah SLA to me. If they are, expect less than 10 km range. EVT 4000E & 168 originally came with 50 Ah SLA for a range of about 30 km. I've put 40 Ah LiFepo batts in my 168 & get up to 70 km on the ...
by AussieRider
Aug 02 2020 4:54am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: EVT 4000e in Vancouver area
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: EVT 4000e in Vancouver area

G'day Hostile. Maybe I can help. I'm guessings your EVT 4000E is like these 2 I have lying around. Scooter.jpg Under the seat, there's a storage tub. Storage.jpg Remove the tub and there's the battery compartment. Battery compartment.jpg There's no battery box as such. The original 4 50Ah SLAs sit i...
by AussieRider
Jul 04 2020 12:23am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: How did I break my battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: How did I break my battery?

Hi J. Welcome to the forum. Does the little wire have aging black blog on the end? If so, it's the over temp sensor. Is there a fuse anywhere? Could be internal in line or panel mount next to the on/off switch. You could try a volt meter. Connect red to red. Black lead first on the black direct from...
by AussieRider
Jun 26 2020 8:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Retro build - Swedish 1940's 'Griffin' frame, custom everything, very close to 'done'.
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Retro build - Swedish 1940's 'Griffin' frame, custom everything, very close to 'done'.

Welcome to ES Alex.
That's a nice bike you've built. Great first effort. I like how you improvised so much & so well.
Of course you know, this only your first hit of the EV addiction!

AussieRider
by AussieRider
Jun 26 2020 8:01pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: EVT 4000e conversion questions
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: EVT 4000e conversion questions

G'day people's. Seige, those earlier models were spec'd with 50Ah batteries which would extend your range a bit. There were 2 controllers available for the brushed models; moped ( 50km/h ) and scooter ( 60km/h ). The moped controller has a silver grey main cable while the scooter one has a black mai...
by AussieRider
Jun 21 2020 2:42am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best DIY quarantine powered bike build?
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: What's the best DIY quarantine powered bike build?

Hi people's. I dragged out an old build of mine, Eden 2 AKA the Industrial Mutant to play around with while in isolation. Made 7s 7p pack out of very old laptop cells. Replaced the LED volt meter that couldn't be read in daylight with an analogue unit. e22.JPG I changed the controller with a Dynamic...
by AussieRider
May 15 2020 6:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike stand
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Bike stand

You don't know my wife. She's wonderful & after 35 years marriage I still love her to bits but if she catches me touching her ironing board, she'll put the iron on my face instead of the board!
by AussieRider
May 14 2020 8:41am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: What Strange Build do YOU have Bubbling inside?
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: What Strange Build do YOU have Bubbling inside?

I've got access to an old power wheel chair. Can't decide between replacing the footplate with a motor & blade to make a ride on mower or build a Dalek shell over it.