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by melodious
Feb 12 2018 5:14am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: BBSHD Takes on the Luiz Fire Road
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: BBSHD Takes on the Luiz Fire Road

The terrain has a unique look to it. It’s literaally bald from trees & bushes on certain exposed areas, yet more lush in shaded & valley areas. Maybe because it lacks enough rainfall, and only those shade & valleys can accumulate and store water to give larger plants a chance to survive. :o
by melodious
Jan 30 2018 9:48am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Powerfull Emoto + Rain = nasty crash
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Powerfull Emoto + Rain = nasty crash

Any newly installed kit I place involves opening the E-throttle and judiciously applying a waterproofing spray to the innards. Many of us have been in the same boat as you. It sucks not being in control. :?
by melodious
Dec 27 2017 11:30am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 pedal resistance
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: BBS02 pedal resistance

Probably one of two things. The easiest fix is just to regrease the inner motor gears. With that much distance & time put into it, it's due for a servicing. The type of grease can be found in the main BBS thread. You'll have to browse through it to find it. The harder fix is that clutch has either d...
by melodious
Dec 25 2017 1:24pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to EVERYONE at E.S. !!!!!
Replies: 210
Views: 8481

Re: Merry Christmas to all!

Every Christmas, Santa always brings me empty streets to carve on. I live in a high traffic environment (my street is the old highway system before government turned to huge multi-laned freeway/highway infrastructure). This is one of two days (the other being New Year's Day) where my E-board has fre...
by melodious
Dec 22 2017 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New Luna geared Mac motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Re: New Luna geared Mac motor

Wires coming out of the hollow axle is an old design & prone to getting destroyed in a sliding type crash. :roll:
by melodious
Dec 06 2017 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 100mm or 120mm BBSHD?
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: 100mm or 120mm BBSHD?

https://electricbike-blog.com/2016/02/19/its-my-mid-drive-and-ill-fry-if-i-want-to-the-bbs02-bbshd-cyclone-shopping-guide/ The link will take you to the "go to" site specializing in all things fat & electricified. Several of his blogs deals specificity to BBS systems & Direct Bike's Deadeye Monster ...
by melodious
Dec 04 2017 6:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1071
Views: 92260

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

13s 21Ah. Wowee. My 29E cells are now officially technologically outdated. My battery literally encompasses the entire bicycle's triangle and has a similar capacity. :lol: It looks like charging above 5A isn't a smart move due to how thin the plugs are, unless you gut them and replace with beefier c...
by melodious
Dec 02 2017 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for vertical bike hooks?
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Recommendation for vertical bike hooks?

If your bike is used daily, I'd just rearrange the furniture so the bikes have a place to herd. It's kind of a chore to pick them up when all you want to do when you get home is relax. :roll: Before that, I used the one Chalo linked. Had to bend the hook part a bit to make the wheel slide in easier.
by melodious
Dec 01 2017 10:15am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1071
Views: 92260

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Looks from the video the gearing is a straight shot 30 mph. Increasing the front tooth count won't interfere with the frame either, but may touch the stock rear 2.8" tire. Looks compatible to midfat 3" tire category, but probably would find compatibility issues when going high tooth count & 3" wide ...
by melodious
Nov 24 2017 11:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike or E-trike for winter commuting?
Replies: 52
Views: 2747

Re: E-bike or E-trike for winter commuting?

On a 2 wheeler, I prefer to have both my feet on the ground. My folding bike was a confident ride because I could lower the seat akin to a child's balance bike. My Electra Townie cruiser, although not as nimble due to fork geometry, was almost as confident because the feet to ground was always there...
by melodious
Nov 18 2017 12:45am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences between the old and new version of phpbb & proposed changes
Replies: 137
Views: 23635

Re: Notes on the differences between the old and new version of phpbb

It's 2017. More emoticons! :twisted: Or is that not possible with this program? The last one was the cute "bunnypancakehead"

:mrgreen:
by melodious
Nov 14 2017 5:46pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop

Motors & propellers are the same. Added more batteries. He flies it higher & longer. Checks battery capacity after the flight. Informs viewers about ultralight protocol/regulation. I'm sure I've missed some other key points. :mrgreen:

by melodious
Oct 31 2017 5:28pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop

It flies! So far, he's using non lethal heights of 15-20 feet. It also steers, as he ran out of runway and had to turn back to find his home field. :lol: His battery's capacity really isn't enough to get anywhere. Not only will he need to increase his battery capacity, but will probably need to chan...
by melodious
Oct 30 2017 8:49pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Flying
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Flying

I grew up on superhero comics, loved sci-fi movies, yet, when I have a flying dream, it's a scene from The Greatest American Hero :evil: :cry: . I must need serious psychotherapy or something. :lol:

by melodious
Oct 30 2017 7:40am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Sur-Ron Light Bee USA group buy
Replies: 206
Views: 22937

Re: Sur-Ron Light Bee USA group buy

The best aspect of this bike is its light weight features. Part of that reason is the battery compartment. It's an around town, around your backyard trails, afternoon rock crawl, type of ride. Though, I'm still hesitant the impact resistance of the downtube :idea: area justifies the latter. Those lo...
by melodious
Oct 27 2017 8:06am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD + Grin Phaserunner (52V okay, 72V problem)
Replies: 17
Views: 2622

Re: BBSHD + Grin Phaserunner (52V okay, 72V problem)

The bike is screaming to put the battery in the frame :P . At 40 it would definitely handle better :wink: .
by melodious
Oct 27 2017 12:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1071
Views: 92260

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Nice production Ebike. What's the max rear tire size for the given stock rims :?: I'm hoping it's a tad over 3".
by melodious
Oct 27 2017 12:37am
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: DIY ultralight, Retro biplane style, twinprop

The propellors to airplane ratio behaves curiously like hubmotor to wheel diameter ratio. At first, I doubted the propellers weren't sized appropriately until he gunned the throttle to 75%. :lol: If for some reason, she won't fly, it should be a simple swap out of one or more of the battery, control...
by melodious
Oct 25 2017 11:46am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Sur-Ron Light Bee USA group buy
Replies: 206
Views: 22937

Re: Sur-Ron Light Bee USA group buy

Hmmm... Is it the stock gearing ratios that is preventing a wheelie/manual or are there actual switches to control motor power? If the rider was positioned properly and gave a bit of "pull", it would appear it's geared appropriately for a trials type experience. Looks like a trials bike right out of...
by melodious
Oct 24 2017 10:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fixing flats, tubeless, plus hole-plugs and CO2 cylinders?
Replies: 37
Views: 2732

Re: Fixing flats, tubeless, plus hole-plugs and CO2 cylinder

Pump the tire with the valve between 9 & 3 o'clock position. :wink:
by melodious
Oct 23 2017 11:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Criminalizing e-biking
Replies: 56
Views: 4668

Re: Criminalizing e-biking

There is always a flip side to every coin. In the end, on a street level basis, it's the corner cop who makes the decision whether to bust you. Until they take it a step further and ban Ebike production & sales. I highly doubt that will happen. I've yet to see a single ES NYC topic about their prize...
by melodious
Oct 17 2017 11:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Riide ebike on kickstarter
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Riide ebike on kickstarter

Wow. What a cooincidence! I just saw one the other day. The geometry looked much more bicycle like versus the original posts pics. And the rear motor was a bit more stealthy (smaller). I'm at the point where I've seen enough production Ebikes rolling around that it no longer strikes that itch for me...
by melodious
Oct 17 2017 9:33pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Spotted in West Yellowstone yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Spotted in West Yellowstone yesterday

Those are the vehicles of choice for urban chic real estate agents to transport potential clients around. :lol:
by melodious
Oct 17 2017 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fixing flats, tubeless, plus hole-plugs and CO2 cylinders?
Replies: 37
Views: 2732

Re: Fixing flats, tubeless, plus hole-plugs and CO2 cylinder

I carried a CO2 cartridge for 2x flat tire events. 1st time I realized my 29er x 2.5" tire/tube was oversized for the stock CO2 cartridge and under inflated the tire. A slow ride to the local bicycle shop fixed the rest as well as a purchase of a larger type CO2 cartridge. The 2nd flat event left me...
by melodious
Oct 07 2017 9:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: My new bike with MAC motor, Grinfineon, TDCM sensor
Replies: 29
Views: 2226

Re: My new bike with MAC motor, Grinfineon, TDCM sensor

Change you're geared hub to a direct drive. Too much power for that type of off road riding will destroy the sprag clutch. If it's too late to change, then program the CA to throttle ramp so you don't dump so much power at initial takeoff.