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by vicmaine
Jan 30 2013 9:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Troubleshooting - Need Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Troubleshooting - Need Help Please

The build is a 72v 15ah life04 battery system, Cycle Analyst, twist throttle, Crystalyte HS3540 rear hub motor, Inferon 72 V Controller.... I ran this build (Norco Charger, Bangor Maine) for the first time last fall with no problems. It got up to 47mph and it was a blast to ride back and forth to wo...
by vicmaine
Sep 26 2012 12:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

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

If he was just curious about e-bikes he could google them on the internet, not inconvenience a rider in the middle of a ride. Why didn't he give you a voucher for a free Thanksgiving turkey for being a good rider? I guess I'm just used to the police being hostile as they are to all bikes in my area...
by vicmaine
Sep 26 2012 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

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

A few years ago I was pulled over. A car came up next to me as I was riding in the bike lane. It slowly passed and signaled for a left turn at the next intersection. They were probably circling the block looking for parking. Without warning, the driver swerved the car right, almost sideswiping me, ...
by vicmaine
Sep 26 2012 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

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

mvly wrote:For me, I was blazing down the street @ 35mph and cops didn't pull me over. I guess most don't know about the 20mph topspeed on ebikes.
That is not nationwide though. In Maine, there is no set limit..... Is this true where you live and, if so, how well is it enforced?
by vicmaine
Sep 26 2012 9:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?
Replies: 41
Views: 3273

Ever Been Pulled Over by Police on Your eBike?

I just was last night here in Maine. Yes, it is true and so funny too! I was riding the ebike home tonight during my commute and noticed the Veazie, Maine Police car swing in behind me. I knew I was going the speed limit, but he pulled me over just as we got to the Veazie/Bangor line. He was just cu...
by vicmaine
Sep 12 2012 5:14am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

Hey Vicky, I'm in Presque Isle! It's exciting to see another Mainiac on the forum. I also run a crystalite at 72v with 40amp controller, however I use Lithium Polymer batteries. It is great. My winter project is upgrading the phase wires, and adding hall sensors. Good luck, and be safe! Great to he...
by vicmaine
Sep 12 2012 5:09am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

Thanks - I had the box made up using fiberglass and black dye by a guy (Terry J.) in the area who created the box. He did a fantastic job! Not too sure at all about the snow. I have a Subaru Outback with heated seats for that. :) I know that I would not like to ride it if there is snow or ice on the...
by vicmaine
Sep 11 2012 8:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1850
Views: 603675

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Before
gold-norco.jpg
This is a Norco Charger build - got it off eBay with SPIN rims and a big dent in the top frame tube. Here it is with new wheels and electrics on for size.
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After
blue-norco.jpg
This is the Norco frame, powder coated Blue, and fully dressed in the electrics - HS3540, 72v 15ah Headway LiFepo4 cells, Hayes Hydraulic Brakes (6inch), 40a controller, 1600lume light, 42mph fastest speed so far. 10 mile commute to work, so far so good!
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by vicmaine
Sep 11 2012 7:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

The NORCO lives! gold-green-norco.jpg Went from the Norco Charger - gold/green - to the Blue Charger powder coated Norco with a tig weld fixie on the frame...... blue-norco.jpg blue-norco-other-side.jpg Now a blue/black bike with 72v 15ah system, lifpo4 24 cells 3.2v x 15ah, Crystalyte HS3540S blue-...
by vicmaine
Mar 17 2012 7:22am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

Thanks Wally - I may rebuild the Norco into a custom frame - take out the bend on the top tube.

Update - The Norco is staying! I will just patch it up. Nuff said.
by vicmaine
Mar 15 2012 2:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

24 raw cells, building the pack The charger is seen here: charger 1.jpg Yes, I need a torque plate solution, for sure. I am getting this worked out now. I'll post the results. Thanks for the feeback! Vicky The Headway's should work fine @ 40 amp draw. 2.5c or so is a more accurate measure of their a...
by vicmaine
Mar 15 2012 1:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Update - NORCO Charger back in action

Thanks for the comments. The torque arms I got from ebikekit did NOT fit like a glove. It seems that the new HS3540 bolt diameter is slightly smaller than previous versions and so the fit was not so precise. So, I am getting torque plates for both sides that fit. I will post the results. I will be ...
by vicmaine
Feb 23 2012 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

Hi Brentis,
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I've bought the Headways. It's a done deal now.
Being my first build, I did a good bit of learning and tried to find the best batteries for the ebike of which there are MANY choices.
I chose the Headways and will let people know how it turned out.

Vicky
by vicmaine
Feb 23 2012 11:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Vicky's NORCO Charger Build - Bangor Maine

drop out side 2.jpg ebike.jpg drop out side 1.jpg hub motor on bike.jpg Thanks for all the information, which is indeed endless, I have chosen to build an e-bike using a NORCO Charger frame, which I got from ebay. It has a few scratches, but nothing major and it is made of 7005 Aluminum. I am getti...
by vicmaine
Nov 15 2011 10:19pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: 18 FET Low RDS MOSFET Overclocker Ready LYEN Controller $199
Replies: 120
Views: 59599

Re: 18 FET Low RDS MOSFET Overclocker Ready LYEN Controller

I'd like to buy an 18 fet controller. Do you have any left?

Vicky
Bangor Maine