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by Apache Thunder
Aug 03 2013 3:06pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FORUM RULES -What are the posting guidelines at this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 78540

Re: What are the posting guidelines at this forum? - Forum R

Alrighty then. I've went ahead and updated my sig. The forum prevented me from using it saying the vertical resolution for images is limited to 240 pixels. Something I didn't know until I attempted to use it. :P

I've re-sized the GIF and re-uploaded to make it so the forum will accept it. :D
by Apache Thunder
Aug 01 2013 10:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FORUM RULES -What are the posting guidelines at this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 78540

Re: What are the posting guidelines at this forum? - Forum R

I have a question. Decided to post it here since other new users might need to know this as well. Otherwise I probably would have kept this to a PM. (this section of the forum doesn't allow me to post new threads. So chose this as the most relevant place to mention this. I'm thinking I need to get a...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 01 2013 8:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

I'll look and see if they have a "half twist throttle". I've had more time to think about this and decided to keep a twist type throttle, But instead go with a half version. The one I have now is already a "half twist" in the sense that I twist it half way to get full throttle. I mean half twist as ...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 01 2013 8:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

Ahh well completely forgot about this place. Some time has passed so I will update this thread. Well the spacing on the right side was off when I tried to use the one piece BB. (the right side had the chain wheel too far outwards from the motor cog. I could in theory take off the freewheel adapter f...
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 8:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

<-- Updated my profile. The voltage of the battery and controller is 36v. The battery is a LifePo4 I got from an eBay seller from China. Nothing too special. I did do quite the browsing and feedback review before eventually buying it. I avoided duct tape batteries. All in all, the careful selection ...
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 6:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

Yeah I wouldn't really make use of the LEDs/buttons, So I would probably just isolate the extra wires and keep them insulated from the ones that are being used. I will bookmark the thumb throttle I found. This site you linked to ships from the USA? If so that's great since I won't have to wait weeks...
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 12:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

Oh I see. And yes it's one of the controllers I got from GNGElectric in China. The supplier of the mid-mount systems that some other users have been using on the forums. So it sounds like I can probably use the other thumb throttles on here since they are the same design. EDIT: Mine is identical to ...
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 1:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

Well I don't know what "hall effect" describes and once saw a few brushless controller specs use that term. I wasn't aware that brushed controllers/throttles use this as well?. My controller is 36v 500 watts and the controller has 3 wires for the throttle and 2 wires for the motor (as I understand i...
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 12:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Domination, I just got my self a 3d Printer!!!
Replies: 636
Views: 65911

Re: World Domination, I just got my self a 3d Printer!!!

At this point I'm not surprised someone hasn't tried to 3D print a 3D printer.... :P
by Apache Thunder
May 30 2013 12:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Thumb Throttle for brushed e-bike controller....

Where can I find a thumb throttle for a brushed ebike controller. All the ones I've seen on eBay appear to be for brushless controllers. (some refer to them as hall effect throttle). I have a 36v controller for a brushed motor that drives my mid-mount based e-Bike. The twist throttle is getting old ...
by Apache Thunder
Feb 06 2013 6:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

Alright the new one piece BB came in the mail. (will have to wait another day for the special wrench to actually tighten it on). I did a test install and it appears I will have at least half the threading on the fixed side inside the frame. The frame also appears to have more then enough threading o...
by Apache Thunder
Jan 18 2013 1:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

lol. Indeed. The SLA batteries I bought from a local car parts store. (I can't figure out how to spell the store's name so the most I can give you is O'R***lys or is it Ol'R***lys... can't even remember that. :P ). They had to ship them in. I assumed they were brand new. Perhaps they were defective ...
by Apache Thunder
Jan 18 2013 11:21am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

Thank you for the the information. I will think about buying this and installing it. It will probably be another week or two before I get the motor and kit moved to the bike, so I will have it installed (but not tightened since I will later pull it out to install the motor bracket) with out the moto...
by Apache Thunder
Jan 17 2013 12:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

Sorry for the bump, but I am thinking of switching my current BB setup to a cartridge type system: http://www.sickbikeparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=107&osCsid=4j068e64hm9168feb43outb4u5 I think they can be used in bikes that used to use the 3 piece (cup and bearing) BB with...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 23 2012 9:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG, 1000W 48V BB-drive, $400
Replies: 3517
Views: 507598

Re: GNG, 48V BB-drive, $400

Oh so the tensioner for the belt, not the one for the chain side of the drive. I guess the one way of solving that is to find a shorter belt so that the tensioner isn't required?
by Apache Thunder
Aug 23 2012 12:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG, 1000W 48V BB-drive, $400
Replies: 3517
Views: 507598

Re: GNG, 48V BB-drive, $400

That tensioner sprocket is in fact a standard derailleur pulley. if it gives you any problems, you can easily buy or use an existing derailleur pulley to replace it. You can even probably use one with a different tooth count. I am thinking of replacing mine with something made of medal instead of pl...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 22 2012 8:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: GNG, 1000W 48V BB-drive, $400
Replies: 3517
Views: 507598

Re: GNG, 48V BB-drive, $400

That silver colored motor in the last post with a photo is a brushed 36v 450 watt motor for one of GNG's newer side mounted kits. However I've been wondering if the screw spacing on it is the same as his normal 36v 350 watt motor since I could upgrade to that motor and speed controller along with it...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 16 2012 11:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: molex connector problems
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: molex connector problems

The secret is to use Anderson connectors.... :P Why are you using molex? I don't think Anderson connectors require any soldering either. You can find them on eBay in packs of 10 at dirt cheap prices. Plus they don't have "genders" so it won't matter which end you put on which cable so long as you ma...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 16 2012 9:39am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

If I was going to start part milling, it would be simpler to just simply grind off excess metal from the bike frame's bottom bracket on the left side to expose more threading for the lock ring. I would just have to make sure it's done evenly since the lock ring wouldn't work well if the surface it's...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 10 2012 1:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

I'm aware that moving the right side out more may put more stress on the bottom bracket, but I had it close to something like this on the road bike and put more then 300 miles on it thus far and not seen any problems with it at all. I doubt a couple more 2mm spacer rings is going to make everything ...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 09 2012 3:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Re: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

The main limitation I have is that I lack the ability to fabricate any parts and since I now only have a part time job I can't go out and buy a bike with a more suitable bottom bracket since that will be a budget buster for me. Unless you are suggesting I use a cartridge based bottom bracket when yo...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 09 2012 3:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Longer then normal bottom bracket cup?

Any one know of a brand that has slightly longer then normal left side bottom bracket cups? I moved my ebike parts over to my mountain bike and noticed that I will need to install more spacer rings on the drive side so that the motor bracket is lined up better. However there isn't enough exposed thr...
by Apache Thunder
Aug 08 2012 12:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: thinking of this mid mounted kit opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: thinking of this mid mounted kit opinions

I got my ebike parts from him (well most of it anyway). I originally got the side mounted kit. After my experience with that one...stay away from the side mounted kits. They are probably the worst design of the 3 basic kit designs he offers. It's mainly the mounting bracket is too soft and will bend...