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by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 28 2016 12:35am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD or Cyclone 3kW?
Replies: 65
Views: 11439

Re: BBSHD or Cyclone 3kW?

I guess power means many different things to different people. If your coming from the MX world with no intentions of pedaling, expect to pop wheelies, throw rooster tails, better stick with the two strokes. You did say you thought a "50 pound dirt bike" would be fun. Well even the 3Kw will probably...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 28 2016 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: bbs02 steep hill best practices?
Replies: 28
Views: 5101

Re: bbs02 steep hill best practices?

I don't have a temperature gauge but when i put my hand to the motor just after climbing the hill it's barely warm (i can definitely keep my hand there forever). i have an internal gear hub so the chain line is not an issue for me. i didn't change out the front chainring but i did change out the ba...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 28 2016 12:11am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: bbs02 steep hill best practices?
Replies: 28
Views: 5101

Re: bbs02 steep hill best practices?

QUOTE "i tried riding up a steep hill today. it's pretty short (only 0.21 miles) but it goes up around 100 ft and grade starts at around 7% and goes up to 25% so it's really steep." First off you have no clue what a 25% incline is, your going "up about 100 feet in .21 miles, or 1108 feet, for an ave...
by rick (nova scotia)
Feb 09 2016 9:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Help on BBSHD Options for Townie Balloon 7i EQ
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Help on BBSHD Options for Townie Balloon 7i EQ

isn't the stunner an old school bbs02? Old school, hardly, all BBSxx's are quite new and the stunners have the newer upgraded Mosfets, and I guess? all the watts we're aloud on the road with here in Canada. (36V, 500W) I only got it a short time ago, and because it is winter I haven't had much of a...
by rick (nova scotia)
Feb 09 2016 8:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Help on BBSHD Options for Townie Balloon 7i EQ
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Help on BBSHD Options for Townie Balloon 7i EQ

The Townie is one of my favorite frames...the only upgrades I recommend immediately are a Suntour NCX seatpost, and a cup-holder for a beverage! With a BBSHD the crank forwards are incredible rides! Solid 33MPH. Now I need to sort a fork for improved front braking. Maybe a new hub motor added for r...
by rick (nova scotia)
Feb 02 2016 9:07am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH Mr. Dogman.

That is what I was looking for, I appreciate the time you took to explain it well.
I have a volt meter, and know the charger puts out 41.8, will monitor, and know for sure what is going on.

Rick.

Too cold to ride here now...but soon.
by rick (nova scotia)
Feb 01 2016 11:12pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?

Thanks again Syonyk, I think I agree with with some time left on green---at least some of the time ?.
For a more basic of question, yet important of one I would have expected a tiny bit more of explanation.
by rick (nova scotia)
Jan 25 2016 9:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?

Thanks _______ for the reply. (sorry for the blanks, but after hitting post I can't see that info) I do wish the manufacturer would have left at least "some" instruction ? Ridiculous really. I do believe the battery does have a BMS, although I admit that is blind faith, but supposedly a good samsung...
by rick (nova scotia)
Jan 25 2016 8:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Cheap chargers, and balancing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Cheap chargers, and balancing ?

Best title I could think of. Question is; is one of those cheap chargers that typically come with kits, having only a red light (while charging) / green light (when full charged) are the cells balanced when the green light comes on ? or should one leave it plugged in when the green light comes on ? ...
by rick (nova scotia)
Jan 10 2016 10:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New 52 volt battery putting out 30.1 volts, wont charge
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: New 52 volt battery putting out 30.1 volts, wont charg

I've done a fair amount of Ebaying, and I'm near 100% sure a paypal dispute must be opened within 45 days of purchase, so forget that. Keep in mind I'm also a newb, but read a lot in the last few months...OK. Seems your way below LVC and there is likely no way to charge it "normally" however I do be...
by rick (nova scotia)
Jan 10 2016 2:18pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)
Replies: 163
Views: 13171

Re: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)

Thanks, I never ran across that NKON site before. But their price is equal to a ready made battery. I have not seen loose cells for sale on either Luna cycle or ebikes.ca ? The member Tumich seems to have the best prices that I've ever seen personally. I just bought a ready made STUNNER, should be h...
by rick (nova scotia)
Jan 09 2016 11:31pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)
Replies: 163
Views: 13171

Re: Taking a chance on Alibaba (K Power battery)

Buying loose cells and building an electric bike battery pack is not something that most people are going to want to do, or be safe doing, or should attempt. Sharing experiences of commercially available packs, learning what to look for, that's useful. Thanks to Dan for sharing his experience. It's...
by rick (nova scotia)
Dec 28 2015 12:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tubular 18650 solderless pack
Replies: 41
Views: 10862

Re: Tubular 18650 solderless pack

I agree with the post above, you need to have a method to know that the groups are in balance as well as confidence that all cells are good. An advantage of these type of assemblies is that they can be disassembled and each cell checked or tested. Spring tension is dependent on many factors, I am u...
by rick (nova scotia)
Dec 27 2015 5:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tubular 18650 solderless pack
Replies: 41
Views: 10862

Re: Tubular 18650 solderless pack

I certainly like the idea of no solder/weld packs. I'm an E-bike newb, waiting for my new Stunner, but already thinking about a "spare" battery. And thinking of building it myself. the first question that came to my mind was could I series together in a flashlight manner. Which led me to this thread...
by rick (nova scotia)
Dec 14 2015 2:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 PAS....torque or rotation detection + Display question
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Re: BBS02 PAS....torque or rotation detection + Display ques

I really don't get what all the fuss is about with respect to tapping the brake or stop pedaling for a second to shift, has none of those many (not just this post BTW) people who complain about this very minor thing ever drove a standard shift car, motorcycle ? Do they not let off the gas, or use a ...
by rick (nova scotia)
Dec 14 2015 6:59am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang BBSHD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB
Replies: 432
Views: 93787

Re: Bafang BBS-HD, 1000W, 68mm-120mm BB

Lurkin wrote:Image
Way too funny.
I actually did LMAO
by rick (nova scotia)
Dec 07 2015 10:20pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: New BBS powered cruisers
Replies: 20
Views: 2701

Re: New BBS powered cruisers

Well I'm late to the game here, but to answer the original question, I'll say I think the new frame design to keep the motor "up" and safe from bangs is a good one. The BBS01, 02 seem to have some quality, BaFang have produced a lot of these motors/kits and it seems most reviews are favorable, havin...
by rick (nova scotia)
Nov 25 2015 9:01am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 question, crank arm width ?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: BBS02 question, crank arm width ?

I'm currently in the process of replacing my BBS02 with a BBSHD and took some quick measurements. BBSO2 Q factor is 190mm but is about 12-13mm to the right of the center line of the bike. BBSHD Q factor is 200mm and is only slightly 2-3mm to the right of center line. Thanks Dogboy for the measureme...
by rick (nova scotia)
Nov 25 2015 8:54am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 question, crank arm width ?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: BBS02 question, crank arm width ?

Jon NCal wrote:Perhaps measure to the outside face of the crankarms, rather than the center, called Q factor, https://www.rivbike.com/kb_results.asp?ID=54
Thanks Jon, after 50 years learned something...Q factor.
by rick (nova scotia)
Nov 24 2015 9:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBS02 question, crank arm width ?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

BBS02 question, crank arm width ?

The crank arm width on a "normal" bike is about 5" from center of one crank to the center of the other, how much wider apart are they on the BBS02 ? Roughly will do, as I had one of those IGO's (for a day) with the weird mid drive, and it seemed the cranks were a lot wider than a stock bike. Thanks,...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 29 2014 7:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4864

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

Sorry Joepah, don't want any "magic pie" either, Canadian company or no, Regen braking is just code for "don't coast for sht". Like I said in my beginning post I can already travel 25-30 miles no problem by my self, I just want some help to extend that range, and maybe some help on hills. Again I re...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 29 2014 7:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4864

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

Maybe you want this? http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=1 and this for a backup: http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=444 No, not interested in either of those, but did look at that company as seem to have best prices, however when filling out the "KIT' form it seems you have to select ...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 28 2014 8:28am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4864

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

Maybe you want this? http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=1 and this for a backup: http://conhismotor.com/ProductShow.asp?id=444 No, not interested in either of those, but did look at that company as seem to have best prices, however when filling out the "KIT' form it seems you have to select ...
by rick (nova scotia)
Mar 27 2014 8:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4864

Re: Buying Ebike require Feedback!!

Hi everyone I'm new (post one) but super interested. I've already got a couple of good links from this post. ESP. regarding prices. Anyway ahead of myself. I am a total newb, and I'll do my best to "fix" my profile so you all will know where I'm at, basically I've had two test drives. One was on a G...