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by e-beach
Oct 16 2019 6:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

John in CR wrote:
Oct 16 2019 9:41am
.........Crash statistics prove otherwise. ........
Please point to the statistics.
by e-beach
Oct 14 2019 9:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

Sidwalks are the most dangerous place to ride. That's why they're called side walks not siderides. Not around here. Here, sidewalks are, most of the time, the safest places to ride. One just needs to go slow. Going slow is better then being hit by a car. Around here if you ride in the street during...
by e-beach
Oct 14 2019 8:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 28
Views: 1090

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

.... so the front wheel railed along the edge..... Sorry for your pain. The front wheel railing against something causing a crash is a real drag. I just got back from seeing a surgeon about the meniscus and ACL tears I suffered from my crash this summer where my tire railed against a hidden edge of...
by e-beach
Oct 13 2019 8:45pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Bicycle Speakers

Alertness is a mental state. Listening can only be a very small part of alertness because the amount of information it provides is so limited compared to vision. So how is your hearing bro? A very small part? I still call b#!!s#!%. Sorry, but that is how I see it. And, I never denied that vision is...
by e-beach
Oct 13 2019 4:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Bicycle Speakers

.........Anyway, I agree. Vision and alertness trump hearing by a long shot in my experience. So is listening to the traffic around you when you ride is not alertness? Sounds to me like the bunch of you are saying "don't bother listening to the traffic around you when you ride." If I were a newbe t...
by e-beach
Oct 11 2019 11:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 13s charger for low SOC charging
Replies: 29
Views: 419

Re: 13s charger for low SOC charging

OK, back to the original question. My 12 amp charger is a Kingpan. It died after one year when the 110/220 v switch fried itself for unknown reasons. After a lot of messing around with it I got it going again and it has been fine since. My 5a charger is a generic Chinese charger I got off eBay. I in...
by e-beach
Oct 10 2019 11:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Pricing - 45mph cruise, 60mph top, 50 mile range (cruise speed)
Replies: 19
Views: 595

Re: Pricing - 45mph cruise, 60mph top, 50 mile range (cruise speed)

An electric scooter could work. Maybe a small converted motorcycle. But you want a bicycle..... Sounds to me like you are looking for a custom frame that can carry a lot of weight. After all, bicycles are not scooters or motorcycles. Some might be able to move them fast, but if you really want to go...
by e-beach
Oct 10 2019 10:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What could be the cause of a tripping bms
Replies: 17
Views: 222

Re: What could be the cause of a tripping bms

is there any way i could check for that sag? If you have a meter that is connected to all the cells in you battery pack you could meter all the cells under load. Like going up a steep hill. CellLog's used to be around and people used to use them. Or if you get an iMax b6 or other lipo charger you c...
by e-beach
Oct 10 2019 8:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What could be the cause of a tripping bms
Replies: 17
Views: 222

Re: What could be the cause of a tripping bms

As stated above, sounds like you have damaged cells that sag under load, causing a LVC condition. Also as stated, they are a fire hazard. Somehow you abused your battery and now it has problems. You could replace the cells that went under 2.75v or better yet, get a new battery and retire the damaged...
by e-beach
Oct 10 2019 4:17pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 13s charger for low SOC charging
Replies: 29
Views: 419

Re: 13s charger for low SOC charging

If you are going to under charge your battery for longer life, you need a bms that will balance under 4.2v (like 4.1v or 4v).

At what voltage will your bms balance?

:D :bolt:
by e-beach
Oct 09 2019 9:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

How can I add switches to the existing brake levers?! You guys are fountains of information! If your brake levers aren't built with switches in them, you could try something like a brake cutoff switch. https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-sensor-electric-without-normal/dp/B0755757RP I have never used them...
by e-beach
Oct 08 2019 4:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

Thanks everyone for such great feedback! Are disc brakes something that can be fixed while on the road if I were to bring spare parts? Yes, most anything on a bike can be fixed on the road if you have the parts and tools. How heavy do you expect to go? If you want to carry a lot of stuff, also cons...
by e-beach
Oct 08 2019 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

I have had v-brakes on my e-bikes for 7+ years in 100% city riding. I keep them well adjusted, like about once per week adjustment. They lock up my wheels just fine when I grab them hard. Although, I never ride in the rain if I can help it. As for a large donor bike, just keep looking. One of my bik...
by e-beach
Oct 08 2019 9:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BMS defect or unbalanced cells
Replies: 27
Views: 1025

Re: BMS defect or unbalanced cells

if my cells are unbalanced and i just plug my bulk charger when certain group of cells reach 4.20 volt will it damage them to let the charger charge the other group of unbalanced cells ? or should i let it charge until all groups are at 4.2 volt ..? The answer to that could be yes or no depending o...
by e-beach
Oct 06 2019 5:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Bicycle Speakers

dustNbone wrote:
Oct 06 2019 4:27pm
Get some mirrors, and a decent set of headphones.......
Try that around here and you will regret it. Fast! Let me just say....... "KABOOM!" Mirrors aren't going to save you around here. Around here, cars come at you from 360°. And erratically, not just from behind. :cry: :evil:

:D :bolt:
by e-beach
Oct 05 2019 10:47pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bicycle Speakers
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Bicycle Speakers

I don't use things like bicycle speakers so I can hear the cars moving around me. It has saved me from being hit plenty of times.

:wink: :bolt:
by e-beach
Oct 03 2019 3:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS balance wire shorted. Likely damaged BMS, or still good to go?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: BMS balance wire shorted. Likely damaged BMS, or still good to go?

Do you still have access to the balance wires? Or are they sealed inside the battery.
by e-beach
Oct 03 2019 10:32am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS balance wire shorted. Likely damaged BMS, or still good to go?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: BMS balance wire shorted. Likely damaged BMS, or still good to go?

Or just cut open the box and test the cells. 1: Discharge to LVC, but not much under the cutoff voltage if it goes past LVC. 2:Then charge as usual and monitor if it stops at full charge. This is a very important test to monitor as over charged cells will be dangerous. 3: check the balance wires on ...
by e-beach
Oct 01 2019 10:26am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to charge this battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: How to charge this battery?

Post pictures of the whole battery so we can see what you have.
by e-beach
Sep 30 2019 9:46pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to charge this battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: How to charge this battery?

The big wires go the the battery, probably discharging and charging port. The other wires probably went to a now missing BMS. As advised "DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!" Use your DMM to meter the battery through the XT60? plug (more likely an XT30 plug) and check the voltage. It should be no higher then 42...
by e-beach
Sep 30 2019 2:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What E-Bike Rack do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: What E-Bike Rack do you use?

Well, I don't own a ICE vehicle any more. Sold my car and motor home when I switched to an e-bike. However, if I were to get a bike rack to attache to a car or suv, I would primary look for one that could carry a heavy bicycle because e-bikes are heavy.

What is your e-bike's weight?

:D :bolt:
by e-beach
Sep 28 2019 10:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front suspension or steel frame
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Front suspension or steel frame

My first e-bike was a non-suspension Trek mountain bike. I rode it for about a year. The ride was harsh, and yes, even a small potholes felt like a bomb went off every time I hit one. As for going around bumps and potholes, well, if you live in a city where you have no cars to watch, then you might ...
by e-beach
Sep 27 2019 9:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front suspension or steel frame
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Front suspension or steel frame

I would never go fast on a non suspension e-bike. Unless you enjoy the feeling of bombs going off under you every time you hit a bump or pot hole or something. A non suspension e-bike at 25mph is really uncomfortable. Go for front suspension at least unless you want to go with fat tires and slow dow...
by e-beach
Sep 22 2019 8:32pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!
Replies: 220
Views: 14232

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks > Greenhouse!

This from the National Gardening Association Tomatoes Book Copyright 1985. I haven't tasted it yet but the tomatoes are in the refrigerator coated with sugar. They will be cooked tomorrow afternoon and will be tasted Tuesday. Tomato Jam.JPG Edit: Truly an assume recipe! Spicy and tasty. It could be ...
by e-beach
Sep 20 2019 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Two identical batteries in parallel on the same bike
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Two identical batteries in parallel on the same bike

Just be sure to get enough weight low and in the rear of the bike to compensate for the weight of the motor high and over the front of the bike.

:D :bolt: