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by ddk
Feb 26 2019 10:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES Was watching on yt some aussy guy with a sweet truck doing some flicks, he is an "out backer" and active sports type. Claims the generic flexible solars are not bad. Young bloke, got that california look to him. I will see what I can find, he's got a topper...
by ddk
Feb 16 2019 4:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

generally speaking, the weather locally remains what's known as 'normal'. Normal being strong storms, lotsa rain and more rain. Yesterday a lightning strike was so close to my abode the sound of the electrical discharge was heard milliseconds before the thunderous boom. (zaaaap BOOM) Scary. It actua...
by ddk
Feb 06 2019 9:04am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

It's been somewhat exciting around these parts. Experienced Robins returned a couple of days ago, same day it snowed. let it snow.jpg snowed trees.jpg I saw snowflakes falling suddenly melting but a different tale was told 100 ft higher. 100 ft higher.jpg Earlier this year a King Tide (as opposed to...
by ddk
Jan 19 2019 5:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I have Neutrik NL2MP 2 pole chassis connector (brought from ebay UK). I am tying to find out can Neutrik NL2MP 2 pole chassis connector handle 10A without any issues, have you tried the 2 pole ones? I want to use it for charging my battery pack and worried about smoking it. The max I will ever char...
by ddk
Jan 10 2019 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

bb7 brakes to replace rear disk brakes almost completed. Real tests done Monday as trucks attempted to smash into googly-eyed lite-up trike.

They missed.
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by ddk
Jan 08 2019 2:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Video of ebike collision - be safe out there!
Replies: 23
Views: 811

Re: Video of ebike collision - be safe out there!

.... I'm a firm believer now that a good headlight can save your life. don't be so sure about a bright headlight. file.jpg Three times today I was right hooked by pickup trucks that apparently failed to 'see' this trike. It was heavily overcast with rain. Lucky for me I'm a very cautious rider and ...
by ddk
Dec 23 2018 7:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

docnjoj wrote:
Dec 11 2018 9:33am
Love those images!
otherDoc
thanks! ...and I like to take'm
speaking of which; on a wet and stormy today I took more...
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by ddk
Dec 11 2018 5:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

break out the party favors, balloons and ice cream. My solar panels have finally paid for themselves! :bigthumb: They've just provided me with about 300kW of power for chargers and whatnot, whilst idle generation of an additional 2MW kept the solar systems' AGM batteries warm (I guess) I still haven...
by ddk
Nov 23 2018 2:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

... of course I had to repair the damage the very next day, as I had to attend an appointment the day after. This included the first day of the rainy season where I got to experience the joys of riding through heavy rain and gusting winds (not that it's enjoyable, but doing so is always exciting, if...
by ddk
Nov 19 2018 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I was just thinking that it's been awhile since I installed the front motor so I probably should recheck connections between the controller, motor and battery but this weekend I was either too lazy, too cold, or doing my favorite thing, procrastinating. Come today and it's sunny and mild and whales ...
by ddk
Nov 14 2018 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

You could pin one pupil up at the top and leave the other loose, for that "derpy" look. ;)... This trike sports no front suspension. As such, as it travels down the road it's googly eyes googly very much. The trike formerly drew a lot of attention but now it draws twice as much :pancake: focus fun....
by ddk
Nov 10 2018 12:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

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needs expression maybe :banana:
docnjoj wrote:
Nov 09 2018 8:03am
"All the better to see you with"! Great stuff!
otherDoc
by ddk
Nov 08 2018 4:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

amberwolf wrote:
Nov 02 2018 10:18pm
*-I like that idea....
oomph there it is!
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by ddk
Nov 02 2018 6:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

This year's modifications will, I believe, involve the application of two large googly eyes to the front windshield of MPdPM.
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That is all... :pancake:
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by ddk
Nov 02 2018 6:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Remote On/Off Switch for Phaserunner V2
Replies: 17
Views: 1338

Re: Remote On/Off Switch for Phaserunner V2

Wow. Lots to think about here. Second could I use a switch that is rated at 12v DC (and probably much more amps than I'm dealing with) for switching the 52vDC here? Something like: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171G7BKC?th=1 Regarding the OP's original question, would stepping down the voltage with a...
by ddk
Oct 20 2018 4:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1412

Re: Help with utility trike build

Another option would be a BBSHD motor. No issues with the brakes and you can change the gearing for more torque if you want to go up any kind of hill. unfortunately, this particular trike utilizes a coaster rear brake, precluding the use of (most) mid-drive motors unless the rear brakes are (also) ...
by ddk
Oct 12 2018 1:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

oh..hi! Mr Contrary here. I'm sure you're all aware that it's best practice to leave your Lithium batter mix discharged when not using it. I, being basically lazy, never do this. Instead I charge batteries whenever and leave them in whatever state they may happen to be in. -which is why I recharge b...
by ddk
Oct 10 2018 6:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

Speaking of weather, I doubt it locally warmed above 70F more than a half dozen days this summer. after I wrote that, the weather here has consistently stayed warm, with the nights cooling down to this summer's daytime temps (50F-60F-ish) ...it's the summer that never came during the summer! oh, an...
by ddk
Sep 11 2018 9:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

I been flying electric model aircraft since the '60s when Bob Boucher started Astroflight. I had to quit around 2000 when I almost crashed one straight into the polo field owners Jeep. Time for model trains then. Easier to see. otherDoc I Unnerstand it's quite a bit more difficult to dive bomb a ve...
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 8:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES
Replies: 1191
Views: 108785

Re: My solar-assisted custom tricycle FOLLIES

excuse me as I show off my stupid side. I just revisited the leaf motors' spec sheet and (finally) noticed it's capable of exactly slightly over 1/2 the torque of the gear motor it replaced AND it's max power point hovers around 12 MPH. -IOW it IS a wimpy motor so the motor I has is probably a Leaf ...
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 12:39pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Workman side by side trike motor upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Workman side by side trike motor upgrade?

Hello my name is Dave... Hi Dave... Noting that a hub motor mounted in a wheel would not work at all, IMO the best solution would be adding a Bafang BBS02 -or- BBSHD kit, including those adapter thingies Chalo just pointed out and an additional battery specifically for the kit's power because I dou...
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: common chinese controllers
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: common chinese controllers

high engagement on cruise could be caused by wheel size parameter ...but since you did do everything as outlined in the manual I doubt you skipped that setting and to be honest, I think you probably have a controller with a bad processor, bad programming or it's just being naughty. I vote for naught...
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 9:14am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: common chinese controllers
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: common chinese controllers

@AHicks> do you have the LCD3 manual?

Just wondering because all those issues you describe are addressed by parameter and controller settings via the LCD3.
the LCD3 manual is here:
https://bmsbattery.com/index.php?contro ... tachment=5
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 7:26am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Workman side by side trike motor upgrade?
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Workman side by side trike motor upgrade?

according to what info I could source about this trike is the motor supplied by workman is a Direct-Drive (DD) hub motor. From my own experience with a 500# trike, a DD hub motor can sometimes be "gutless" on any grade. A geared-hub motor in the front wheel would be the better choice, as Chalo sugge...
by ddk
Sep 05 2018 6:19am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: "Self-Learning" wire- please teach me
Replies: 12
Views: 4751

Re: "Self-Learning" wire- please teach me

whoa, old thread comes alive (like frampton) ... ( a very old reference from a very old person) Things change, as they're wont to do and I've yet to procure an unmarked-for-wiring controller for quite a few years now. So I've yet to not "get it right" (on wiring a motor to controller) the first time...