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by calab
Oct 04 2022 12:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: How to stop creaky spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: How to stop creaky spokes

Down at the bottom has a great illustration of what your asking, plus the whole website is a wealth of information. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/spoke-length.html Why? Is strength and equal tension. WOW ! Thank you As I the spokes where not long enough for this thick. How far up the nipple the spoke...
by calab
Sep 30 2022 12:16am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Kuwahara Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Kuwahara Ranger

6'3" and 255lbs PTFE Teflon 14awg for 12" then 12awg silicone hobbyking wire to the controller. I have not checked the temp of the wires after a hard pull up a hill for 35a. Upgraded 6.5mm Castle bullet connector is on order along with 12awg ptfe teflon wire which will be hard to put throu...
by calab
Sep 28 2022 11:09pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Kuwahara Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Kuwahara Ranger

I havent checked the stamp yet for the year, but I like the game of chasing the year down. 1986-1989 but most likely an 86 or 87, only based on the stylish Ranger lettering. Sad times for the hub motor, I thought it was the hobbyking silicone wire frayed at the exit because of the visible damage but...
by calab
Sep 28 2022 7:45pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Kuwahara Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Kuwahara Ranger

I am converting this Kuwahara Ranger: 23.5 - 24" frame with 26" wheels but its a tad too high with my Townie Electra seat, the distance between the rails and the bottom of the seat is just the distance I would need plus a tad more. I can put up with it, but its a bit of a tippy toe situati...
by calab
Sep 23 2022 1:05am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task
Replies: 36
Views: 921

Re: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task

The average punk like me and you, dont need no fancy smansy Fluke meter, at most a $25 meter, if your feeling Big & Rich then say $35, or $40. If you want to flex, buy a used Fluke.
by calab
Sep 21 2022 12:33am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike touring and camping
Replies: 81
Views: 3436

Re: Ebike touring and camping

Meanwell has a model, I think its the rsp 48v 1400w and 1500w, it sat right on the edge of the 15a breaker limit, but would do a 21 amp charge rate, on the 120v system. If you are lucky, you can find two buildings next to each other, with a parking lot ajoining, in the middle has a nice bench, big t...
by calab
Sep 20 2022 1:05am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: No Power
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: No Power

M-150 looks to be a fat, folder 24" rear hub, with controller down by bottom bracket. Lift the bike, and hit the throttle see how long it goes, slap a multimeter on the battery and keep an eye on it. If it is the battery, you can hit the junk yard, pick up 4 or 5 batteries and do unloaded test ...
by calab
Sep 20 2022 12:45am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task
Replies: 36
Views: 921

Re: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task

I'd price compare to keep my hopes high on spendy spendy but this one looks good if the work counted https://www.eevblog.com/product/bm235/ For our adult toy kid hobby, if you can find a cheap meter that will read 12.34 digits, but any meter $10+ is suitable even if it only read 12.3 digits, just wa...
by calab
Sep 20 2022 12:41am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Lighter weight Battery Pack suitable for Tongsheng TSDZ2B 48 Volt 750 watt
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Lighter weight Battery Pack suitable for Tongsheng TSDZ2B 48 Volt 750 watt

With ebikes, weight is of way less concern.
A pound here or there is really nothing, toilet bowls seen more in a sitting.
10's of pounds dont count either

- Dont get to little but dont get to much.
by calab
Sep 15 2022 7:50pm
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: 24f for sur ron fails motor setup
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: The rules of endless sphere.

You just posted your own post sir, congratulations. To start another project, figure out what category it should go in, Controller category or Troubleshooting category. Its just as easy to figure out as posting a post vs a new thread. Pictures are always better! Glory shots :thumb: Hello. New member...
by calab
Sep 08 2022 12:22am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Pedaling at high speed
Replies: 108
Views: 3232

Re: Pedaling at high speed

Oh theres some one-offs out there for sure, I fell trap to a one-off bottom bracket width. But for day 16 of epic'ness, I cant bitch nor can I complain, I choose one for the day thought it was the mountains showing their petti-coats over a haze at the top of a bridge but bambi and momma won out, whi...
by calab
Sep 04 2022 1:34am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Just completed first commute on DIY eMTB, thoughts…
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: Just completed first commute on DIY eMTB, thoughts…

I find myself looking at riding postion myself, I think I require my handlebars to come inward a bit, I do cruiser position but more upright these days. I like the big seats with springs, I like seat post suspension, ride casual speeds with lots of air 26x2.60 would be ideal for me, if not 27.5x 2.6...
by calab
Sep 04 2022 1:30am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Rode hub drive through water, hub started running backwards.
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Rode hub drive through water, hub started running backwards.

What did you do, you are the cause more then likely. Think back, did you crash? Precisely what happened? Did you cap off all the unused wires of the controller? Could be that one unused broken off connectors wire touched something, perhaps the controllers case is grounded. We cant read minds here, t...
by calab
Sep 04 2022 1:26am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Advice Please -Had my old 12 year old Bafang Build back! Spokes/controller/Display?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Advice Please -Had my old 12 year old Bafang Build back! Spokes/controller/Display?

Use boiled linseed oil or spoke prep lube or any lube. Use brand name components Sapim spokes, brand name rims, no no name stuff or generic stuff. Do proper lacing Should last a long time if the rider is of average weight, if rider is severely obese, the extra weight will cause problems on a badly l...
by calab
Sep 04 2022 1:21am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Please -What solder station?
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Advice Please -What solder station?

Get a cheap, corded 60w iron with the cheesy stand. This can be a good thick guage wire tinner. Then for the fine work, there is no fine soldering work in ebikes until you open the controller or be blessed with opening the motor for some hall sensor work. Throttle you just throw away, always have sp...
by calab
Sep 04 2022 1:09am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 2586
Views: 308159

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

I hear the Cougars are active this time of year :wink: :lol: in Michigan. Hunt, kill and eat and save the meat, but I dont think I am man enough to kill Bamby. Be like in that movie The Deer Hunter with Bob Dinero, where hes got the deer in the scope sights and yet he just cant finish it, The Bamby ...
by calab
Aug 28 2022 10:51pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Searching for a spare/upgrade controller
Replies: 49
Views: 1837

Re: Searching for a spare/upgrade controller

Ouch, that sucks but at least you got some life out of it. Imagine popping it right away when you first got the controller
:shock:
Controllers are like wives, you know every nuance, every lip move, every vibration, every noise, can hear it groan then moan.
by calab
Aug 25 2022 1:06am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: New KT controller - how to open it
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: New KT controller - how to open it

It can be tricky but it can be done. that the mosfets are screwed directly to the housing and you can't slide the board out. If I remove all the screws, metal plates from the other side will fall off and I won't be able to reassemble it. Does anyone have the idea how to do that? What do you mean by ...
by calab
Aug 22 2022 9:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Integrated controllers
Replies: 17
Views: 2952

Re: Integrated controllers

55km - Is that common place or one of your commonplace longer or longest ride? How many close calls have you had? - It should calm down in the next week when the children and post secondaries go back to school and their parents get back to the grind. How many years is 45k km? there is Aug. 2022 righ...
by calab
Aug 22 2022 6:16pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 2586
Views: 308159

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

Remember also that a hub motor laced in a rim will cost more in shipping due to the extra size and whatever added weight. Other places will often have a great price on a hub motor, controller or $0.01 throttles but they get you at shipping. Its been a great motor for me, I may even start getting the...
by calab
Aug 22 2022 9:58am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for a rim
Replies: 44
Views: 1272

Re: Recommendations for a rim

Sun Ringle MTX bicycle rims seem to hold up well from what I see on es. They have different rim widths to suit your tires. If laced properly, should hold up a long long time if your using the rim to its max, jumping, air time, cliffs, wooden tracked jumps like at ski hills in the summer, what I am s...
by calab
Aug 21 2022 6:43pm
Forum: Stand-up EScooter/ESkateboards
Topic: Gifted older ecoreco m5, needs new battery
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Gifted older ecoreco m5, needs new battery

Yeah me either, plus I am to lazy to Google it.

One and done you think? Will the op come back?
CONSIDERABLE SHOUTING wrote:
Aug 21 2022 6:13pm
Post pics, I've never heard of it.
by calab
Aug 21 2022 6:35pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My first DIY hub drive
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: My first DIY hub drive

You will get out and ride more, no doubt. Sure beats Facebook and the couch eating junk food.

What really sucks, is running out of battery.
by calab
Aug 18 2022 1:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing health food plants- Best free fertilizer? Weeds! (newer post) Onions next.
Replies: 84
Views: 9648

Re: Growing health food plants- Best free fertilizer? Weeds! (newest post)

Are you also into natural products for hair and skin care? I just started using this all natural soap a while ago and I need to find a similar all natural shampoo, all I found was a bar shampoo which seems odd to me. I am also on the hunt for all natural sun protection products (other then mud :lol:...
by calab
Aug 18 2022 12:48am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Replicate function of Lime/Bird
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Replicate function of Lime/Bird

Their batteries would be 36v and 15a, I highly doubt they would tickle the tummy of a whimsical j/off limit. 36v and 20a is 720w. They call it headroom, injury lawyer lingo perhaps. Eyeballing their exteriors upon passing using some throttle and zero pedaling, I ponder the gps is embedded in the bms...