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by markz
Dec 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Battery Choice

You are a gambler, its a crap shoot either way.
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Frames from alibaba?
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Frames from alibaba?

They will have unreasonable s/h prices to make up the difference. With those prices its too good to be true.
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car replacement in London/Other Cold Weather
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Car replacement in London/Other Cold Weather

Can you take bicycles on the underground tube train system? If so, they are probably not allowed during peak rush hour. Set her up with an ebike with lots of power and hide it very well. I doubt she'd be doing anything crazy, but still have the Uummphfff to speed past buses and taxis and other moron...
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for rear rack bag?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Recommendations for rear rack bag?

That is exactly what I was thinking of.
torque plates for a rear motor that also include a much beefier rack attachment point.
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 112
Views: 11084

Re: GPS tracker

Downloaded a random program for my Windows phone, GPS Tracker is what its called. Got the GPX file, converted it to KMZ, installed Google Earth and it comes up. It gives me a good route tracer in G.E. and a bunch of stats within the cell phone app, but no way points.

Time to hunt down a good app.
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Modularity and electric vehicles
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Modularity and electric vehicles

Those store bought ebikes, are limited to :roll: 32kph.... too slow for me :twisted:

I've only ridden one store bought ebike, the BionX at Bow Cycle 8 years ago. When I roam bicycle stores I see lots now, but the price tag is shocking. :shock:
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: And now for something completely different

Smells of advertising for a first poster. :mrgreen:
by markz
Dec 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirt bike fork on an ebike?
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Dirt bike fork on an ebike?

Try this search https://endless-sphere.com/forums/search.php?keywords=motorcycle+fork Comment - https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89384&p=1304504&hilit=motorcycle+fork#p1304889 Also have you tried tradition regen braking on direct drive? Apart from that, I remember one comment by...
by markz
Dec 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Freewheel Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Freewheel Maintenance

Do you mean WD40?
by markz
Dec 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for rear rack bag?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Recommendations for rear rack bag?

I am going to do what dogmandan does, weld up my own rear rack, out of steel.
Tired of alum breaking and bolts coming loose.
by markz
Dec 09, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese e-bike
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Chinese e-bike

Could be the cheap BMS used on the battery. Whatever the case fully charging the battery and leaving it for a few days is not ideal to begin with, but it should never fully discharge the battery. Your battery could very well be completely dead, like reading zero volts. Does your charger work on it?
by markz
Dec 09, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst Crashes/Accidents/Failures etc on E-bike: Bring pics
Replies: 133
Views: 15526

Re: Worst Crashes/Accidents/Failures etc on E-bike: Bring pics

Today's failures 1 - My rear alum townie electra rack broke 3" off the bottom mount. Fix - Buying an on sale 200A stick welder. 2 - My springy seat likes to loosen, and the retaining bolt for the spring is lost. Yesterday's failure 1 - What I assume was a disc only rim broke. About 8 inches of sidew...
by markz
Dec 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MXUS 3k v3 TURBO phase wire
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: MXUS 3k v3 TURBO phase wire

10awg is doable, I think I used either 8awg or 10awg, but it was very very tight. Through axle -> Yes, there is a technique to doing it. Insert sensor wire first! Then there is 'Getting cover plate on' -> Issue's - Mine kept pinching and damaging the insulation. I ended up going to 12awg ptfe teflon...
by markz
Dec 08, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: cheap -high power motor combination
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: cheap -high power motor combination

I like to put voltage down in the middle of the voltage plateau curve.

At $320usd shipped is not too bad, have you looked at the Cyclone TW website?
http://www.cyclone-tw.com/motor.html
They have listed a 18kw motor for $550usd, 8kw $340, cont's another $150 plus shipping.
by markz
Dec 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Most powerful rear hub motor for 135mm MTB frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Most powerful rear hub motor for 135mm MTB frame?

You could look into buying a front hub motor and using a rear hub motor to get more power. For instance a QS or mxus 3kw direct drive rear, with a d.d. 9c clone up front. Geared motors like the MAC from em3ev are pretty powerful. Can use the motor simulator at www.ebikes.ca and you can click the ADD...
by markz
Dec 07, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Super capacitors to save battery life?
Replies: 37
Views: 575

Re: Super capacitors to save battery life?

You should try this, to save battery life.
[+] Saving Battery Life
1) Actually pedal, 2) try to reduce weight, 3) get in an aerodynamic position like a lower tuck position or semi/full recumbant position
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: $55 unlimited high speed mobile data
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: $55 unlimited high speed mobile data

I only got 500MB, dont use much. Used to be have a few drinks, ipod ran out of juice, use cell for tunes on Youtube. Yesterday I used a radio app, so I gotta see what kinda of data usage that was.
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fruit Colors
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Fruit Colors

Who's ever gunna cut a fruit like that?
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bike plans 4 summer
Replies: 44
Views: 2096

Re: Bike plans 4 summer

Summer, cant wait!
Thats Canada 4 ya!
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Most powerful rear hub motor for 135mm MTB frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: Most powerful rear hub motor for 135mm MTB frame?

Wow thx AW, never seen that before, its great for my rear motor that I want to fit up front, been scouring the interweb for fat forks, pondering alum weld current front fork, Townie's an odd ball, going 2wd myself, all my motors are rears, dont wanna buy weaker narrow front. The popular huge muxus o...
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric handbike
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Electric handbike

It can be as easy as going to Home Depot and buying a 36V battery used with mowers and trimmers, or you can order an ebike battery from Justin at www.ebikes.ca If 25kph was his previous speed on 24V, then you'd buy 24V battery. But if he wasnt going that fast previously, then go with a 36V battery p...
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boost 110v AC to 120v AC or slightly more
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Boost 110v AC to 120v AC or slightly more

Another term for Variac is the Autotransformer, on ebay I dont see many rated for 30A or more, so maybe there would be an issue making your own with a microwave transformer because the wires are thin. On my DIY tab welder I used welding grade cable, to get low output voltage and high current. Anothe...
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boost 110v AC to 120v AC or slightly more
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Boost 110v AC to 120v AC or slightly more

It may be as simple as using a transformer out of a high wattage microwave. You'd only really need to add or remove one turn from the winding for that 10V gain on the secondary. Another route is just tapping into the windings. Variac - http://www.variac.com/staco_Variable_Transformer_Map.htm - Expen...
by markz
Dec 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indian Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Indian Artwork

I see a green crotch rocket in that mirror behind that weight set.
How much can you crush?