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by 2old
Dec 18 2018 10:28am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Nothing in Orange County for the last 10 or so days, and nothing predicted for the next seven. Looks like it might be another washout.
by 2old
Dec 17 2018 12:37am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: YESCOM 48V, 1000w
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: YESCOM 48V, 1000w

Sold.
by 2old
Dec 15 2018 10:29am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: YESCOM 48V, 1000w
Replies: 1
Views: 245

YESCOM 48V, 1000w

Great condition; Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire on rear hub system. 33+ mph @ 52V. $140. Local pick-up in socal.
by 2old
Dec 12 2018 10:40am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Gazelle Heavy Duty NL BBSHD
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Gazelle Heavy Duty NL BBSHD

Thanks for the excellent write-up. Happy things worked out so well. I'm beginning to see the light about more upright seating too, even for off road.
by 2old
Dec 10 2018 11:18am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Do 52V packs increase BBSHD Controller Failures?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Do 52V packs increase BBSHD Controller Failures?

I've been using a BBS02 for about three years @ 52V off road (so, sometimes at fairly high stress when ascending steep trails) with no apparent "damage". The only problem is the display doesn't reflect the pack voltage accurately. This may be resolved with the new"mini" display when it's mounted.
by 2old
Dec 07 2018 2:23pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

3+" recorded in my burg; more than some years. No off road riding for a couple of days.
by 2old
Dec 06 2018 10:20am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Drizzles all night down here in socal; could be a decent year.
by 2old
Nov 30 2018 5:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

fechter wrote:
Nov 30 2018 3:06pm
2old wrote:
Nov 30 2018 1:37pm
How about flooding and hillside damage in norcal?
Yes, there was some flooding due to excessive runoff up north but it wasn't too bad. For sure the fire is out now.
Thanks and good riddance to the fire, finally.
by 2old
Nov 30 2018 1:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

fechter wrote:
Nov 30 2018 11:12am
Got about 1.7" here. Thunder, lightning and a power failure to go with it. Those bike batteries and inverter come in handy.
No tornadoes, but even thunder is pretty rare around here.
How about flooding and hillside damage in norcal?
by 2old
Nov 29 2018 3:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bosch motor alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Bosch motor alternative

Can't your motor be repaired? FWIW, I've heard that all the OEM systems are proprietary, and haven't seen a situation in which another company makes a motor that will fit an OEM frame.
by 2old
Nov 29 2018 3:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Fire.
Replies: 39
Views: 1432

Re: Battery Fire.

Dan, I saw a picture of an ebike burning on a local beach in Orange County, CA. Supposedly the bike had been purchased locally (wasn't from a well-known company) and was parked on the sand. Shop owner said he was going to China immediately to ascertain the origin of the problem (Yeah, sure!).
by 2old
Nov 29 2018 11:54am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery Fire.
Replies: 39
Views: 1432

Re: Battery Fire.

I've got two Luna batteries (52V, 10 ah and a mini, three and two years old, respectively), and store outside, but usually charge in the house. I've never heard of a Luna fire; with all the negativity about them on ES, one would imagine a really thorough report if/when one occurs.
by 2old
Nov 29 2018 11:45am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1042
Views: 45739

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Rained steadily, but not a massive downpour, from 11:00 PM or so and continuing this AM in the"OC". Finally! No off-road riding for at least a couple of days (good excuse to let my pinched nerve settle down).
by 2old
Nov 28 2018 3:39pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 48V MOTOR KITS MAX VOLTAGES
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: 48V MOTOR KITS MAX VOLTAGES

My 48V, 1000w handles 52V with no difficulty, and it's been reported most (if not all) are good to 63V.
by 2old
Nov 27 2018 12:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday 2018 Sales ?
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Black Friday 2018 Sales ?

Late in the day, but xcceries has 48V, 1000w kits for $157 on ebay.
by 2old
Nov 21 2018 11:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 1291

Re: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY

FWIW, I thought the 2017 ST1X ($5,000, which has been discounted to $3,000) was a dynamite commuter if you're satisfied with 30 mph, which was adequate :P for me. I don't now if they've made any substantial changes for 2018, but doubt it.
by 2old
Nov 15 2018 11:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Some comedic relief for you all.. folded lunacycle BBS02/HD wrench
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Some comedic relief for you all.. folded lunacycle BBS02/HD wrench

I've used a "hook-type" wrench with the same thickness for 10 or so applications and it functions fine. Did you cut weakening holes into it before using it? :mrgreen: Didn't need to :); BTW, the "shaft" is only 3/4" wide on mine. Also, it cost $35, twice as much as the Luna (purchased before Luna's...
by 2old
Nov 15 2018 11:19am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery builder concerned over building a Luna Mighty Mini Clone
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Battery builder concerned over building a Luna Mighty Mini Clone

I've been using the "mini", mostly judiciously, for both BBS02 off road and 1000w DD road applications, and it's very functional. Range is easily what is stated above and it hasn't exhibited any loss of capacity (subjectively) in a year. I like it since it fits in a seat bag (with foam protection fo...
by 2old
Nov 15 2018 11:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Some comedic relief for you all.. folded lunacycle BBS02/HD wrench
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: Some comedic relief for you all.. folded lunacycle BBS02/HD wrench

It was used for ten installations and appears like it should be used prudently, which it wasn't, obviously. Stainless steel is adequate in the application if it's utilized in a manner where only shear force is applied to it. I've used a "hook-type" wrench with the same thickness for 10 or so applica...
by 2old
Nov 14 2018 9:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Converting GT Avalanche 2.0 (front shocks, etc)
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Converting GT Avalanche 2.0 (front shocks, etc)

You could, but then have no back-up system if the motor has a problem. I reside in CA and have received some second looks from the police, but just keep pedaling and haven't been stopped (the bike has a top speed of 33+ mph and throttle which are out of the "Class 1, 2 or 3 ranges for "ebikes" here).
by 2old
Nov 12 2018 12:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Converting GT Avalanche 2.0 (front shocks, etc)
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Converting GT Avalanche 2.0 (front shocks, etc)

Don't put a front motor on a suspension fork unless its from Grin (ebikesca, all axle). A simple direct drive rear system (YESCOM or equivalent) would be adequate (with at least one torque arm since the frame is aluminum). Since you'll be traveling much faster I would get the front end problem sorte...
by 2old
Nov 11 2018 11:23am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Your suggestions for a replacement suspension fork
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Your suggestions for a replacement suspension fork

The ramifications of a fork failure could be severe, and I would consider only a steel fork for my wife. As stated above, there aren't any decent suspension forks with steel front lowers. This limits your choice to a suspension-corrected rigid steel fork (apparently with "V" brake `posts). You might...
by 2old
Nov 08 2018 10:15am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Beefing to reduce fork flex
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Beefing to reduce fork flex

Some of the Fox (possibly Rock Shox) ones are 34, 36 mm and not too pricey if you get them on sale from Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK.
by 2old
Nov 06 2018 11:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Gruesome details of battery connection to TSDZ2
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Gruesome details of battery connection to TSDZ2

Don't know whether the XT-60's come with "spark arresting", but the XT-90's do; that's what I use and it's been successful on several conversions.
by 2old
Nov 06 2018 11:11am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where i can get one of those goofy 'super 73' / scrambler 20" wheel frames?
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Where i can get one of those goofy 'super 73' / scrambler 20" wheel frames?

Luna was selling their banana bike as a platform only - no motor about a year ago; have you checked with them to see if they plan to restock?