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by LeftieBiker
Aug 10 2019 12:59am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

At first glance I thought that neither brand struck a chord with me, but then I remembered I’ve been driving an Eclipse Spyder for 6 years now...

Hah! "Mitsubishi: the brand you'll forget you're driving!"
by LeftieBiker
Aug 08 2019 5:48am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or Kia Niro PHEV may work for you.
by LeftieBiker
Aug 08 2019 5:46am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Best way of charging the battery
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Best way of charging the battery

The best time to fully charge and equalize a lithium pack is before you ride, not after. Lithium batteries don't like sitting at 100% charge, so it's best to get them there right before you use the pack. There shouldn't be a need to EQ after every ride, so your best bet is to store the pack at 60-75...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 31 2019 1:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I need info about Arrow E Bikes Please!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: I need info about Arrow E Bikes Please!!!

Tell me where I can buy a safer LifePo battery and I’ll check it out.
https://www.pingbattery.com/
by LeftieBiker
Jul 30 2019 1:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I need info about Arrow E Bikes Please!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: I need info about Arrow E Bikes Please!!!

I can't point you to a specific seller other than Ping Batteries, but LiFePo4 is a safer, more stable chemistry than other LiPo batteries. It has a lower energy density, but I still have 20AH Ping packs that aren't too big for my bicycles.
by LeftieBiker
Jul 29 2019 3:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!
Replies: 68
Views: 1848

Re: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!

I tried the lozenges and a dozen other types of B12 supplements and they all failed. Injections get expensive and shooting up every day is not very practical. Otherwise you go through those peaks and lulls. Fecal transplants? yikes indeed. A little 1oz nugget of liver does the job for me. Look at t...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 26 2019 7:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it realistic to expect using y DIY ebike all year round in Switzerland?
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: Is it realistic to expect using y DIY ebike all year round in Switzerland?

It's easy to seal a pack from the elements. It's a bit harder to do it with a motor, so you'll need the most water-resistant mid-drive available. Given those will be on the bike I wouldn't expect any big problems with water/salt incursion. Remember to size the pack 50% larger (at least) than you wil...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 26 2019 5:50am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!
Replies: 68
Views: 1848

Re: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!

I believe I would try sub-lingual (under the tongue lozenges) B-12 before a fecal transplant... There are also the injections.
by LeftieBiker
Jul 26 2019 5:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it realistic to expect using y DIY ebike all year round in Switzerland?
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Re: Is it realistic to expect using y DIY ebike all year round in Switzerland?

What are the lowest temperatures you expect to encounter? Batteries don't do well far below freezing. I also suggest you design the pack to be stored and charged indoors. That means easy on and easy off the bike.
by LeftieBiker
Jul 25 2019 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: E-Zip Trailz 24V low power
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: E-Zip Trailz 24V low power

I don't have a voltmeter...yet. Actually, you probably do - on the bike. The three charge state indicator lights on the throttle, if present, are just a three light voltage gauge. Watching their behavior will tell you how much the voltage is sagging. If whacking the throttle open doesn't change the...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 24 2019 2:34pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!
Replies: 68
Views: 1848

Re: The 2 types of type 2 diabetes explained and how to reverse - page 3 and scientific studies prove it!

EARLY STAGE ( much from personal experience, and the rest from reading and videos) Fat is the cause, plain and simple. Too much fat in the food. Too much fat in the blood stream. Too much in places where it does not belong, like muscle cells and in the liver or around other internal organs. This fa...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 22 2019 7:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stupid. Stupid. Killed a battery but no fire.
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Stupid. Stupid. Killed a battery but no fire.

Wasn't water a bad idea unless the pack was in a sealed, heavy bag?
by LeftieBiker
Jul 22 2019 6:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Converting B'twin Bike to Electric
Replies: 59
Views: 1409

Re: Converting B'twin Bike to Electric

So how does using 18650 battery packs work exactly? For a 72 volt battery pack that would require 17 or 18 batteries in series. To get the current requirement I would need extra batteries in parallel with each battery in series. How would that work? I'm NOT a pack builder, but even a casual e-bike ...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 22 2019 2:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......

I had to get a Doctor's statement to apply for a Disabled placard for my car. I carry a copy of that letter on my e-bike. I haven't had to use it yet, but I hope it would carry some weight if I did.
by LeftieBiker
Jul 20 2019 4:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......

So here's a question, that for me kind of gets to the point of "pedal assist only." Are they (any of them) adjustable, so that the slightest pressure will get the motor going? The pedal assist version of a super low granny gear, even so you could practically mime pedal? The super low gear (which my...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 20 2019 6:49am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: I saw a park ranger call out an e-bike rider on FL bike path.......

The problem with PAS-only laws is that they make it hard for disabled riders - the ones who benefit most and most legitimately from e-bikes - to ride. If I had to pedal that first crank revolution unassisted every time (especially crossing roads and highways) I wouldn't be able to ride as much. A de...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 16 2019 4:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Rear Hub or Mid Drive for general XC riding?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Rear Hub or Mid Drive for general XC riding?

There is a significant difference in power between a mid-drive and a hubmotor of the same power rating. Geared hubs close the gap a bit, but then you have plastic gears to wear out. If you want power get the mid-drive. If you want simplicity and ruggedness, get a gearless hubmotor and be prepared to...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 14 2019 12:12am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New 52v battery sat unused for two years...
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: New 52v battery sat unused for two years...

But if I assume the BMS has a 50uA drain and the guy did not lie about the 2 years duration, then 50 uA = 0.05 mA = 0.00005 A (of BMS draw) So in 1 hour, thats 0.00005 Ah drained out of 28Ah So in 1 day, thats 0.0012 Ah So in 1 year, thats 0.436 Ah So in Two years, thats about 0.9Ah ... So in 2 yea...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 14 2019 12:07am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

Syonyk wrote: LeftieBiker wrote: ↑ Jul 13 2019 6:42pm The Hyundai Ionic (very efficient even in Winter), the VW eGolf, and in the 150 mile range, the 40kwh Leaf and one or two others that I forget at the moment. Those aren't generally available on the used market, are they? I haven't really seen, we...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 5:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2, how do I know I'm not wearing out the motor?
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: TSDZ2, how do I know I'm not wearing out the motor?

One thing you can do is get an inexpensive stick on thermometer with a second temp sensor probe on a lead, and stick the "outdoor" sensor onto the part of the controller that gets warmest. That would work. Do other riders worry about this problem? Or am I over thinking things having only just insta...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 5:42pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

If subaru made a PHEV we'd likely look at that. AWD plus cargo space is a critical requirement. Subaru just came out with a PHEV that uses the Prius Prime ICE and battery, and a Subaru drive system. It has, IIRC, a 20 mile AER range. Though, I'm curious - which 120+ mile range BEVs are you referrin...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 5:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2, how do I know I'm not wearing out the motor?
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: TSDZ2, how do I know I'm not wearing out the motor?

One thing you can do is get an inexpensive stick on thermometer with a second temp sensor probe on a lead, and stick the "outdoor" sensor onto the part of the controller that gets warmest. Controller surface temp isn't the same as motor internal temp, but it will show when the system is heating up u...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 2:21pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

Just to be clear, I'm an EV proponent, and with many 120+ mile BEVs available now, a PHEV isn't my cup of tea. I'm just saying that the Volt is a more special use case than the OP implied: it is best for those who have to make 150+ mile trips regularly, but who still mainly drive less than 50 miles ...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 12:40am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delete facebook for the good of humanity!
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Delete facebook for the good of humanity!

I dumped Facebook about 5 years ago, after a few unpleasant reminders of pack behavior. The last straw was when the group owner (that's right, most FB groups are run like little kingdoms by owners") of the local EV group started editing and deleting my posts for no apparent reason. I had been mildly...
by LeftieBiker
Jul 13 2019 12:32am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

You correctly note that the Volt doesn't do very well as a plain hybrid once the charge is depleted, but you neglect to mention the plug-in hybrid that does fantastic as a hybrid once the EV charge is depleted: the Prius PHEV, aka "PIP" (Plug-In Prius). The PIP, which was the forerunner of the Prime...