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by markz
Aug 07 2020 8:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Can't get batteries to link
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Can't get batteries to link

Connector is broken or the wire itself does not have continuity, a simple check with a digital multi meter would find the problem. https://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-63759.html I have a Multimeter. Speaking of multi-meters. Today, I purchased a cheap dmm from princess auto,...
by markz
Aug 07 2020 7:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase
Replies: 84
Views: 2224

Re: Stealth Bomber type electric enduro purchase

You need more white on that enduro ebike, and perhaps more Ah in the battery :wink: :wink:
by markz
Aug 07 2020 7:23pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Legal classification of my custom build - Quadricycle? ATV? Wheelchair? All?
Replies: 23
Views: 1457

Re: Legal classification of my custom build - Quadricycle? ATV? Wheelchair? All?

markz wrote:
Aug 07 2020 6:59pm
Perception is everything!
Speaking of perception.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgarian-wh ... -1.5054773
The problem there is the dog didnt have the usual labeled service dog "coat" on, nor did he have papers, nor could he speak.
by markz
Aug 07 2020 6:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Legal classification of my custom build - Quadricycle? ATV? Wheelchair? All?
Replies: 23
Views: 1457

Re: Legal classification of my custom build - Quadricycle? ATV? Wheelchair? All?

There is a reason why a great many defendants go to court with canes and wheelchairs. Perception is everything!
by markz
Aug 07 2020 5:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)
Replies: 42
Views: 785

Re: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)

It’s pedals added to a motorcycle to make it seem like something it simply isn’t. The reason electric bicycles are usually limited to 20mph is that humanly attainable speed is part of what makes them bicycles. Trying to pass a motorcycle off as an electric bicycle is dishonest and doesn’t do anybod...
by markz
Aug 07 2020 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Enduro frame build- advice for beginner
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: Enduro frame build- advice for beginner

MadRhino wrote:
Aug 07 2020 9:42am
as to transforming most of it into heat due to magnetic saturation.
aka magic smoke
aka pixie dust

It is a strange smell, at first.
by markz
Aug 07 2020 10:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Please advise me on a homemade motorcycle
Replies: 48
Views: 1414

Re: Please advise me on a homemade motorcycle

Until they are broke and your f'd!
Hummina Shadeeba wrote:
Aug 07 2020 10:27am
Belts last a really long time in my experience.
by markz
Aug 07 2020 10:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)
Replies: 42
Views: 785

Re: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)

Balmorhea wrote:
Aug 07 2020 4:20am
Tony01 wrote:
Aug 06 2020 6:05pm
As it is right now it tops out at 80mph...
So are the pedals a joke, or a fraud?
The pedals are a show piece only.
by markz
Aug 07 2020 10:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

Everybody’s wearing masks already :mrgreen: I know where you were going with that but it made me wonder, you know how during halloween all the stores say take off your mask. I wonder if strong armed robberies with facial coverings are on the rise with everyone having to wear a covid19 mask. I've be...
by markz
Aug 07 2020 10:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

Balmorhea wrote:
Aug 06 2020 11:58pm
Where I am, we'll be lucky to be done with summer by Halloween.
Yes I knew you would chime in. I could start being one of those so called s _ _ _ birds and fly down, rather just hit up a tropical beach where my Canuckistan dollar can go further.
by markz
Aug 06 2020 10:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

MadRhino wrote:
Aug 06 2020 9:01pm
for the falling leaves season.
Please dont mention the S word

Summer too short, china virus stole the summer
by markz
Aug 06 2020 8:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 293
Views: 15575

Re: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)

Are you powering the controller straight from the generator or just charging up a spare battery? Whats the size of the generator you have in the picture? I only went back a half dozen or show posts but you did mention it again but nothing specific. What size generator would you recommend? Looking at...
by markz
Aug 06 2020 1:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

I had a goop tube, and even adding air gunked up the valve and squirted everywhere. I just carry around a spare tube and a flat repair kit. Changed so many tubes in the last years, I've become a Indy 500 pit crew in changing tubes.
by markz
Aug 06 2020 1:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: UK will be electric bike capital of the world!
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: UK will be electric bike capital of the world!

10kph zone on a multi-use pathway 10 kph? 6 1/4 mph? Seems like that would be rather trying, on a bicycle. Actually it does not define whether it is kph or mph, so it could technically be a left over sign from days yore, say 1970's and be MPH. So 10mph is 16kph, remember government is stupid so the...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 10:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

Some say Tubeless is the way to go. I am not convinced, yet.
by markz
Aug 05 2020 10:14pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long do your matresses last?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

How long do your matresses last?

Mines lasted about 6 years and its bagged out, cheap mattress though.

How long do your matresses last?

Do you like foam or coil or combo?
by markz
Aug 05 2020 7:17pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Farewell Segway
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Farewell Segway

Yeah I have been debating lately whether to build a stand up scooter or skateboard. On the skateboard how do you control a down hill decent, or stop? I like my electric skateboards better. Less weight, much more protable. I have a WowGo 2S (10S2P - 4Ah) 42 inch longboard dual hub motors (500W) for f...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 7:08pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Farewell Segway
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Farewell Segway

Hopefully we can say farewell to shared scooter service! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/roll-scooter-share-company-calgary-1.5674614 Scooter share company speaks out after increase in theft, vandalism I guess I should stop playing Domino's by kicking the scooters that are all lined up. I wa...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 6:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would it be possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Would it be possible?

Those ebikes are all proprietary, which means you need to buy their controller and buy their battery. Its by and large not upgradable at all. You could use the motor and buy generic controllers and generic batteries. To hack those bicycles, is going to take a lot of work and effort to figure out wha...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 6:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)
Replies: 42
Views: 785

Re: How much power is too much power? (hub motor)

Too much power is when it gets too jerky to ride, or your always spinning the tire and laying down rubber. Its ok to go 80kph on a Townie with V-brakes, just do a pass first, on a straight boulevard with plenty of room to spare and check for potholes at 40 or 50 before going 80. I got up to 60kph on...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 6:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: UK will be electric bike capital of the world!
Replies: 43
Views: 934

Re: UK will be electric bike capital of the world!

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/332333?fbclid=IwAR2AiPM7IPVMjQwtguEGP0a2r68S_xJGqvE8q9gRdX3qFyxac1OR2a_Z4Ls Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK. Let's go guys, I already signed I got stopped for going 27kph in a 10kph zone on a multi-use pathway, at the bottom ...
by markz
Aug 05 2020 6:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: crack in frame. salvageable?
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: crack in frame. salvageable?

Returnformer wrote:
Aug 05 2020 2:34pm
he wanted 75 to weld it, so im gonna go with the frame.
Yeah pro's always want a lot of money for their work, lots of unemployed welders out there will do it for cheaper. Online classifieds would be the place to look.

But just pay for shipping for that frame and swap everything over.
by markz
Aug 04 2020 11:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Enduro frame build- advice for beginner
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: Enduro frame build- advice for beginner

MadRhino wrote:
Aug 04 2020 7:48pm
I like modern carbon DH frames, but I agree that CF is a specialty that is not easy to master for building custom ebikes. I am still building on alu frames, but carbon is an option that I have not ruled out.
Why not Titanium?
by markz
Aug 04 2020 10:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: crack in frame. salvageable?
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: crack in frame. salvageable?

I brought it over to a welding place here to get an estimate, but the guy wasn't there today. Should call me back tomorrow, hopefully. I called nakto about getting a replacement frame. They said they happen to have one available, would be 75 with shipping. Im hoping the welding will be far less tha...
by markz
Aug 04 2020 10:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster
Replies: 24
Views: 403

Re: Tyres for commuter bike ? Schwalbe Marathon + disaster

Go to the Schwalbe website to see the various ratings for "Durability" and about 4 or 5 other categories.

If you do a search on Endless Sphere there are plenty of suggestions for a good ebike tire.