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by markz
Dec 06 2019 7:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Logo with Reversed "R" and a B: Help to Identify This Bike

you buying new electra? because the used ones are cheaper, but sometimes a certain seller will be selling it for real cheap, especially now that its nearing xmas time.
by markz
Dec 03 2019 4:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Circuit analysis of a cheap BMS, and why you shouldn't use one
Replies: 30
Views: 938

Re: Circuit analysis of a cheap BMS, and why you shouldn't use one

Could you give an example of a proper way for a 2S or 3S bms to be built, and then have the ability to put multiples together and still have the same safety factor.
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by markz
Dec 03 2019 4:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hub motor industry dying?
Replies: 270
Views: 10987

Re: Hub motor industry dying?

2) I've also burnt up the windings in the MXUS 45H which is the 3kw. Which was a month or two ago. What type of continuous watts were you pumping through your 45h motor to melt it? Would 3-4kw continuous fry it? It was not a matter of how many continuous watts I was pulling that burnt it, well it w...
by markz
Dec 01 2019 1:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Hello

Don't go too low power! Don't cheap out! Electric costs money, so spend wisely. Lots of Britons are scared to achieve 251W, but if you ride with common sense and courtesy, no need to be scared of buying a 1000W or 1500W system for your bicycle. Other places it says 500W or 750W, no one knows anythin...
by markz
Nov 28 2019 11:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Need a replacement conversion kit
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Need a replacement conversion kit

Lots of ebay motors have lasted a very long time, its the controllers that dont last. I just buy sensorless from Greentime and call it a day, stock up on a few throttles, throw in a spare controller and call it a day.
by markz
Nov 24 2019 11:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winter riding and keeping battery warm
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Winter riding and keeping battery warm

bring your battery in with you might be an option.
by markz
Nov 22 2019 12:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Convert 2 Classic MTBs to eBikes
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Convert 2 Classic MTBs to eBikes

hard tail is alright lots have a good suspension seat post which is good to have fat bike tires soften the cushion if your of average weight, 100-250lbs then a fs is good to have havent seen much for 350+lb guys for suspension. mind any suspension fork will do, but a good one its the rear for heavy ...
by markz
Nov 16 2019 7:35pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash Thread - lucky
Replies: 38
Views: 3419

Re: Crash Thread - lucky

I've had two crashes in a week. First one was black ice going around a corner, so luckily I had slowed down. Second one back end slid out Looking back from the same spot as the following pictures. crash lookiing back.jpg 26x2" front motor wheel and a 26x4" rear crash1.jpg crash 2.jpg crash 3.jpg You...
by markz
Nov 16 2019 7:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Winterized
Replies: 84
Views: 13568

Re: Winterized

^^^Better be a Rubi! I dunno why people buy them non Rubi's and install offroad gear on them, but maybe they have the offroad option, lockers, skid plates, d44's. Price no doubt is the reason people go non Rubi, but d44's and lockers is a great addition. I dont do much in terms of maintenance, excep...
by markz
Nov 16 2019 7:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Can someone double check my torque arm installation?
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Can someone double check my torque arm installation?

You could try reversing the torque arm on the problem side and see how it fits.
by markz
Nov 12 2019 10:20pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The keto thread
Replies: 105
Views: 6854

Re: The keto thread

Anyone tried Shirataki noodles?
Found it on some list, but been told they dont taste too good.

Maybe find a zuchinni spiral recipe or something.

lots of eggs for me
tenderloin

even the low carb bread is not good for keto, the lowest I found was 11g per slice.
by markz
Nov 12 2019 7:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 3677

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

I thought there was an advantage for more torque on a smaller wheel dia on mid drives.
But hey, your more then likely right!
neptronix wrote:
Nov 12 2019 4:09pm
If we're talking about a mid drive, then unfortunately you don't get an advantage there.
by markz
Nov 12 2019 7:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: UK Law regarding E-Bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: UK Law regarding E-Bikes

If you get caught with an ebike that is 255W, they cuff and stuff you and sent off to prison. Then at the cop shop, your uncuffed, transported to the penal colony where your stuffed again while locked up. Just kidding. If you ride responsibly, and are courteous, then there is absolutely nothing wron...
by markz
Nov 12 2019 7:06pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Converted alternator on ebike controller
Replies: 39
Views: 2174

Re: Converted alternator on ebike controller

When I was at the junk yard, a lot of older trucks had a narrow pancake like alternator. I think I will still make a junky bicycle into an alternator ebike. It will be a fun project! and I can lock it up without worrying about it, like today I went to a big mall to watch The Joker, then across the s...
by markz
Nov 12 2019 6:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EV outdoor Condo charger installation
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: EV outdoor Condo charger installation

Most likely you will have to dig a trench, otherwise its poles, so if you can get clearence from the condo board to install, then 28' of trench, 4-6' deep would be about right. Hopefully there is no concrete or asphalt in the way. You will have to get a utilities finder company to come out and mark ...
by markz
Nov 10 2019 10:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 3677

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

How tall are you and whats your weight? My most-ridden ebike is an Electra cruiser. I trimmed an inch off of the top of the seat-tube, and then switched to a Suntour NCX, which is shorter than the Thudbuster by one inch. I liked the long-travel Thudbuster (LT), but it was a bit tall. I would have gl...
by markz
Nov 10 2019 5:06pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Converted alternator on ebike controller
Replies: 39
Views: 2174

Re: Converted alternator on ebike controller

That smaller bolt/nut is to hold the shaft.
Must be common on all alternators then.
Interesting
by markz
Nov 10 2019 5:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Yet Another "What Conversion Kit" Question
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Yet Another "What Conversion Kit" Question

That is light weight to some, shall we say medium weight!
Distance and speed of ride, along with terrain gradients will determine the size of your battery in terms of Ah (distance), and Voltage (speed)

Scuttling-Claws wrote:
Nov 10 2019 4:54pm
I'm on the larger side (about 200 pounds)
by markz
Nov 08 2019 8:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Alternator to Electric Motor - Pulley Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Alternator to Electric Motor - Pulley Removal

I am giving up on the alternator motor idea. I hit the junk yard today, most pulley bolts were larger then 22mm, atleast for the truck section, probably 24mm or 7/8'ths. I did see one alt on the ground, but the back electronics layed in a pool of water, not that that matters, but I couldnt tell if t...
by markz
Nov 07 2019 9:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Converted alternator on ebike controller
Replies: 39
Views: 2174

Re: Converted alternator on ebike controller

You still using 12V to excite the alternator? Also, what kind of a shaft was on the alternator when you pulled the pulley off? Was there a gear that fit? What gear tooth count did you install? :bigthumb: hi guys, just an update albeit a few weeks later! The Ekart is working!! I rewired the alternato...
by markz
Nov 06 2019 9:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?

I went on Yuba's website
Terminology is
Fullsize Cargo - Loooooong wheelbase
Compact Cargo - Shorter wheelbase
by markz
Nov 06 2019 9:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?

Those kinds of bicycles would be ideal for a hub motor mid drive. But I'd like a smaller axle-to-axle length, less of a frame stretch. Kona Cargo - http://cargocycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ute-1.jpg Yuba Bike Boda Boda - https://yubabikes.com/cargobikestore/boda-boda yuba.jpg HPC HPC.jpg I...
by markz
Nov 06 2019 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Any advantage to a mid mounted hub drive ?

A bicycle with an extended wheel base, like the 1) cargo bikes 2) bikes where the battery goes behind the seat tube 3) cruiser bicycles that are stretched out. I tried to do a mid mount dd hub in the triangle of a Norco cruiser, it was a half baked plan. I liked the idea of bypassing the direct driv...
by markz
Nov 05 2019 11:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Alternator to Electric Motor - Pulley Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Alternator to Electric Motor - Pulley Removal

I am going to hit the junk yard again, but this time get the pulley off while its on the block and the belt is attached. My plan is to have a rusted out p.o.s. bicycle that I can use and go to the movie theater, big mall, downtown, whatever and not have second thoughts about my ebike. Of course I'd ...