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by cal3thousand
Sep 26 2019 4:28pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Tesla Model 3 red color 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Tesla Model 3 red color 2019

If you pay in Euros for a car clearly located on an American car lot, it's your own fault
by cal3thousand
Sep 09 2019 2:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 1543

Re: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?

To me, it sounds like a fatter tire will benefit you before adding another wheel to the dynamics. A 2.4" tire would have laughed at that gap and a 4" tire wouldn't have even known it was there.
by cal3thousand
Sep 05 2019 12:39pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: FS: LG HG2 Cells - 18650 Power Cells
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: FS: LG HG2 Cells - 18650 Power Cells

I'm in LA and sometimes OC. I'm interested in picking up some cells for a build. Can you share some pictures of the cells?
by cal3thousand
Jul 12 2019 6:45pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Warning for those who bulk charge using bench power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Warning for those who bulk charge using bench power supply

I'd say a proper charger or at minimum a LED driver that does CC/CV Meanwells are great for that task. I like the potted units as they are very robust and can travel. Some are good enough for bike mounting. One that would put out a comparable wattage to your 5A/60V setup should run under a hundred. ...
by cal3thousand
Jun 17 2019 2:20pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: Laptop 18650s, Used $0.50/lb + shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Laptop 18650s, Used $0.50/lb + shipping

I'll take you up on some cells. I need some for practice. PM on the way
by cal3thousand
Jun 12 2019 6:29pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Will Statorade make a hub motor quieter?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Will Statorade make a hub motor quieter?

Statorade will only help in cooling the motor. Has nothing to do with sound.

If you want to make it quieter, get rid of your squarewave controller. Phaserunner would make it super quiet and stealth.
by cal3thousand
Jun 12 2019 3:00pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Gonna get a used model S
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: Gonna get a used model S

Honda Accords are notoriously cheap to maintain, efficient, reliable, and enduring. 9 years is nothing for a Honda Accord, I regularly see people running them from the 90s still. You've got 20 years on those guys. I want a Tesla Model S too, but I know it is a luxury car and as such, I won't be buyi...
by cal3thousand
Jun 10 2019 4:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best way to unscew hub motor screws?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Best way to unscew hub motor screws?

Best is to get a long HEX shanked bit and put into a racheting screwdriver that you can press your weight onto. Also get a closed end hex wrench of appropriate size to turn the bit as you press down. Make sure your bit fits the screw's profile perfectly. Take your time to find a bit that sits in rea...
by cal3thousand
Jun 05 2019 1:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 1000w + geared rear hub source?
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: 1000w + geared rear hub source?

MAC is the way to go nowadays. I don't really see another geared motor option that is as good in terms of price, performance, reliability and information available. They've been steadily improved over the years and represent a good deal of current ebike motor technology. And EM3EV has always support...
by cal3thousand
Jun 05 2019 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 26" Rim Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: 26" Rim Suggestions

Can anyone please suggest a strong 26" 36H 32mm - 35mm rim for an ebike ( MAC Motor ) ? Not expensive, does not have to be the lightest. Thank you. You'll find Alex rims as a great balance between price and strength. I use them almost exclusively for ebikes. Alex DX32 is a good one for those purpos...
by cal3thousand
Jun 03 2019 2:53pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: A burrito made for a man -- recipe inside
Replies: 492
Views: 21752

Re: Tuna Casserole

1 box Macaroni and Cheese 1 can Mushroom Soup 1 can Tuna Make Macaroni and Cheese as per directions on box. Dump in 1 can Mushroom Soup and 1 can Tuna (throw away the water or oil from the tuna) Mix it up. Eat. From some unknown reason it tastes better after sitting in the refrigerator over night. ...
by cal3thousand
Jun 03 2019 1:13pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Oxelo TOWN 9 EF V2 conversion advice
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Oxelo TOWN 9 EF V2 conversion advice

I found that same kit a while back and am interested in using it. I don't see why it wouldn't handle the job.

Where are you located and how did you source the scooter? It's a difficult to get one here in the States.
by cal3thousand
May 30 2019 3:34pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: New HIGO and JULET connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: New HIGO and JULET connectors

I don't think the question is whether we think that HIGO are a good value or not. Question should be: is this guy providing a good price for HIGO connectors in general? Some will say the Satiator is an over-priced charger, but some will value what it provides. If someone else were selling it besides...
by cal3thousand
May 29 2019 4:15pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: New HIGO and JULET connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: New HIGO and JULET connectors

tomjasz wrote:
May 27 2019 12:02am
Holy Deutsche Mark! Why so high priced? Not to be rude, I have a couple of your products. They were worth every dollar!. I’d do more with Higo if they weren’t so prized by resellers.
Do you know where we can get Higo connectors for a better price? Would love to find a link.
by cal3thousand
May 22 2019 12:09pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Motor noise - why are some motors silent?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Motor noise - why are some motors silent?

This may be a silly question, but why do some e-bike motors make a lot of noise, while others are perfectly silent? Are there fundamental differences between the way these motors work, or are some motors simply tuned/built/designed more quietly with casings and bearings that cause less noise? There...
by cal3thousand
May 17 2019 12:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Anybody see any problems with this Starter Frame and Component List
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Anybody see any problems with this Starter Frame and Component List

If you're willing to spend $1,500 on a conversion, you might be better served to convert a used bike (you'll get much more for your dollar) OR buying a prefabbed electric. There are some good prices/bikes nowadays. There's much more choice than say 5 years ago. For instance, this bike here is sold b...
by cal3thousand
May 16 2019 10:31am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Power of a 250 w LIME Motor
Replies: 22
Views: 1245

Re: Power of a 250 w LIME Motor

It could have something to do with the disparity in motor ratings. Manufacturers tend to bend the truth sometimes. Your 400 W could be a peak rating while Lime's could be a continuous rating of 250W. Another thing, being rated for public use, I'm sure they don't want to seem like they have too much ...
by cal3thousand
May 13 2019 1:41pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: LG Chem lgx p1 16s1p 15Ah 10C
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: LG Chem lgx p1 16s1p 15Ah 10C

Can you supply any specs or datasheet for these? I'm having a hard time finding them in the wild.

Shipping to USA?
by cal3thousand
May 08 2019 6:12pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Moped Rims and Wheels, 36 hole, 16" 17" 18" 19"
Replies: 175
Views: 38552

Re: Moped Rims and Wheels, 36 hole, 16" 17" 18" 19"

That would heavily depend on the rim you use. It will be near the length of a bmx rim. We also just restocked the Moped style nipples. 14, 13, and 12ga compatible nipples that mate into many common moto rims. I'm currently not rolling spokes because we finally wore the machine out enough that it's ...
by cal3thousand
May 08 2019 6:06pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: HIGO Mini-C series cable connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: HIGO Mini-C series cable connectors

This is cool. Not sure if you are ok to post this here like this though...
by cal3thousand
Apr 17 2019 5:53pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: building my first battery
Replies: 28
Views: 1510

Re: building my first battery

I love the HLG and CLG lines from Meanwell. They are adjustable and mostly water-resistant depending on model. You can also put them in serial AND parallel. Super robust.
by cal3thousand
Apr 17 2019 1:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What makes for a beautiful custom eBike?
Replies: 33
Views: 2028

Re: What makes for a beautiful custom eBike?

This one always strikes me as beautiful. It's not that it looks amazing in any one way, but when you take a look at all the thought and craftsmanship put into something like this and also realize the utility/convenience of owning such a bike, the beauty starts to materialize in your mind. At least f...