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by latecurtis
May 07 2021 12:28pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
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Re: new eZip motor

download (21).png Well. I got about a month to wait on the torque arms as I could not order from Amazon. I guess I am done with Amazon. I tried to log in and got the password wrong and they sent some link to my flip phone I could not open and the phone froze up and wont re start or anything. Just a...
by latecurtis
May 06 2021 10:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

some aluminum constructions have inferior or superior strength-durability characteristics. OK. Well besides the thickness of the drop out , what should I be looking for to tell the difference ? I can take the forks back to the bike shop I guess but no guarantee they have steel forks that will fit. ...
by latecurtis
May 06 2021 8:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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OH. Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I know I did some ranting and raving in the past but believe I deleted all that. The kid at the bike shop did not test the forks with a magnet. They are not steel. Now I am wondering why some aluminum forks snap and others don't. I know the Giant Cypress Hybrid f...
by latecurtis
May 06 2021 8:02pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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So you only criticize Curtis in PM's behind his back? WTF? IT was banned here and electric bike review and more... Donald Trump of ebike sellers. Who is an e bike seller ????????????????? I built a bike as a gift and gave away a couple motors and chains I did not need and have a Bafang I am giving ...
by latecurtis
May 06 2021 3:48pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. future upgrades and stuff. I just called the local college and inquired about courses in 3D printing software. I got stimuli's money saved up and hopefully will get more. The two things I am going to work on going forwards besides finding steel forks f...
by latecurtis
May 05 2021 9:32pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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I don't think Tommy likes anybody. :lol: I guess he just does not get it that I am having fun building e bikes. Although none of them are perfect I do make upgrades and finally learned how to do V brakes. Bafang motors new are around 250 to 300 bucks. I ordered three for 200 bucks recently for futur...
by latecurtis
May 05 2021 6:17pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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I guess nobody posts anymore here. I am very confused on forks now. I just tested the Giant Roam fork the 700c e bikeling hub motor is on and is aluminum also. I tested the 700c hybrid that hub motor was on when I rode it back in NY and it is also aluminum but it held up. I rode that 700c front hub ...
by latecurtis
May 03 2021 12:33pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

download (19).png I called BMC and they are out of stock. I told him I was interested in a rear version of that and gave him my e mail. That will be perfect for Easy Street. My 700c Giant Cypress Hybrid or the silver 27.5" silver Dimond Back It depends on the wheel size and what rims are avail...
by latecurtis
May 02 2021 10:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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download (17).png Well I am not sure if Bafang ever did give me 50% off on the first two when I told them I had trouble hooking them up but if they did I just made up for it by giving them a lot more bussiness. I ordered three more so will have six total. One is a gift though for someone, I will be...
by latecurtis
May 02 2021 3:04pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

Steel forks for front hubs! Aluminum cast is near guaranteed to break, especially when weakened by grinding, filing, hammering or excessive tightening or torque ... aluminum plate welded is usually, sufficiently, strong and durable when combined with torque arm. Yes. I learn as I go. What I learned...
by latecurtis
May 02 2021 2:46am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

As the Hub Motors Turns and the LiPo Batteries get recycled ? I am debating if I should try and charge up the old LiPos or recycle them. I used every trick in the book to stop any future disasters with hub motors and drop outs on this 26" DimondBack. I will need to make a Home Depot run soon as...
by latecurtis
May 01 2021 10:24pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKWAcpqj-A There is the second video. Yea. High tensile steel and threaded. 4 inches to 4 - 1/8" max. Preferably 4". inside space between drop outs. I did not fully understand the specs. on the links for forks you posted. Just looking for a link on e bay or...
by latecurtis
May 01 2021 9:38pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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IMG_0195.JPG IMG_0196.JPG IMG_0197.JPG IMG_0198.JPG Yea. The vintage fork on the Dimond Back Outlook is 3/8" less width between the dropouts. Two torque arms will fit but doubt they are steel as that bike is the lightest bike I own. I would not want to make the mistake of installing the Bafang...
by latecurtis
May 01 2021 8:39pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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IMG_0191.JPG IMG_0193.JPG Yea. I did not realize they were aluminum or would never put a hub motor on them. I just need the strongest design but not as wide so I can fit two torque arms on it. I have to see how much I got on my card to order. I am wondering if the forks on the front of the DimondBa...
by latecurtis
May 01 2021 8:06pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

DId you have torque arms on both sides? No . They would not fit. I need forks not as wide as the axles on those Bafang motors are short. I have an extra fork but is not threaded. I need threaded , steel and not as wide as what was on there. Anyway here is the first video. It was a little over half ...
by latecurtis
May 01 2021 7:53pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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IMG_0189.JPG IMG_0190.JPG The big Currie disaster. It appears that those forks were never meant for a hub motor. Obviously it was not the fiber fix tape or fiberglass resin that failed. It was what my father used to call POP metal because it pops off easily. However it did not ruin my day at all. I...
by latecurtis
Apr 30 2021 4:03pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. I would pay someone to build the LIFEPO4 pack. I should have just ordered a large LIFEPO4 pack already built but I did not. I talked to someone at battery hookup about having the five boxes of 26650 cells built into a 16S - 5P pack professionally done....
by latecurtis
Apr 29 2021 6:51pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. Finally. Working brakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gDAtEAgZ6I I worked on the brakes today. The rear brake first and works a lot better. I changed things around so there is a little more movement. I still have to squeeze hard but perfect to slow...
by latecurtis
Apr 29 2021 1:03am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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download (7).png Yea. Thats awsome. The thing is though I do not need to spend that much money to go 25 or 30 mph. Also can get the same range with a DIY battery pack. The day I spend over $1,000 it will be my budjet for an electric dirt bike with the FX - 75 - 5 motor and 24 - LTOs. That is the ma...
by latecurtis
Apr 27 2021 9:36pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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Yes. Those are exactly what I bought. I might get a 3D printer to print cell holders for strings of five. I bought 5 boxes with 16 in each box so can do 16S - 5P. I really hate soldering and was hoping to build it with no soldering. I talked with the both local bike shops and one will only sell me t...
by latecurtis
Apr 27 2021 7:30am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

How much flex does that fork have with your repaired cross brace/brake booster? It is kind of ridged. I used JB weld first then got carried away with the Fiber fix tape. Them put several layers of fiberglass resin over several layers of the Fiber fix tape. I really do not see it breaking or failing...
by latecurtis
Apr 26 2021 6:30pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. The Lion and the Lamb. Well I live in the city so a lamb for a front hub motor makes a lot of sense especially with a single battery pack. An efficient front hub low power is good as wont spin out and wreck the forks and can get away with 1 torque arm ...
by latecurtis
Apr 26 2021 5:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

Re: new eZip motor

I looked at it. I did not see a deal. Expensive. Geared hub motor kits are high in price. Good deals few and far between. e Bikeling was my first two and think DA. told me about them. The Giant Roam. boasts DUAL e bikeling GEARED hub motors. Power is 500 watts each. Not 350 watts like a Bafang motor...
by latecurtis
Apr 25 2021 1:13am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNVL9JyONNI I had to turn the motor around. It was on the wrong side for the freewheel. In doing so I made a few minor improvements. I also re wired the power wires so both controllers and DC breakers work off the single 10S - 8P pack. Two things left to do. 1. Instal...
by latecurtis
Apr 24 2021 6:54pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 6951
Views: 546178

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_LxK4iY5I Yes. The Greentime controller works great. That is the way a build is supposed to go. Took about an hour or so to mount the new Bafang. The wheel was a lot straighter than the first two. Also I was 100% correct about both the e bikeling controller and the ...