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by le15otl
Jan 02 2017 8:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Yeah it's different for sure but it's coped fine with it on steep rocky ground as well which is a lot of the riding now, unlike my SRAM chains which don't last long. I think the reason we can get away with it is because even if only designed for a bike with 400w, a person pedaling can produce a lot ...
by le15otl
Dec 31 2016 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I've used the stock freewheels for about 2300miles and on 48v never been a problem but I did eventually snap one tooth while running 72v so I think it's a little too much power on 72v but never any problems otherwise and I usually accelerate quickly.
by le15otl
Sep 14 2016 3:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I would say it's very roughly the same loudness only at 72 it's much more of a high pitched sound - more annoying - so feels noisier. I don't think it's big problem at all personally but if you only want 27mph top speed then may as well get 48v as it's less noisy and should have the power. I can get...
by le15otl
Jun 18 2016 12:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Yeah I guess if the ebrake isn't very reliable itself it could end up being more dangerous due to the reliance.
I have the battery XT90 just over my shoulder so can just yank it out if anything goes wrong.
by le15otl
Jun 18 2016 6:39am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

When I have my bike it a low gear on max rpm and squeeze my shimano hydraulic brakes the wheel keeps moving- I actually couldn't stop the motor! So much torque. So yeah it's safer to have ebrakes but it's not needed. I ought to get some ..
by le15otl
Jun 16 2016 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

The red wire has to connect with the main battery positive but I can't remember where the battery voltage wires go. And the 3 throttle wires on the controller red black and green can be connected to any 5v throttle. (red being positive 5v, black being ground, and green being the throttle signal) It'...
by le15otl
Jun 16 2016 1:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I have briefly tried it with my em3ev thorttle. I think any type should work as long as the on/off wire is connected right,
by le15otl
Jun 16 2016 1:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

A throttle with cruise control can help on bumpy terrain, but it's not safe. Needed to train myself to disengage it super fast
by le15otl
Jun 15 2016 9:25am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

A bit of both I suppose :?:
by le15otl
Jun 15 2016 6:29am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

There are so many ways to get a stiff mount, one may be the the strongest but others can still work :) I haven't actually shown mine here but it's different to all others, still works fine even if it's not the best one. Shame there's all this conflict on technical stuff when we are all in the same b...
by le15otl
Jun 10 2016 4:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Yeah maybe so. there's the 36-60v that came before the 36-72v so i guess there were some upgrades. On my bike 48v is fine for use most of the time 72v is just for fun rides :D
by le15otl
Jun 10 2016 3:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I guess maybe it just depends on the rated voltage of the 5v step-down reg then.


I agree it's best not to push it i've had two blow many miles out, wasn't pleasant... (not even overvolting it)
by le15otl
Jun 10 2016 1:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I've always wondered as it's usually rated voltage of the capacitor and FETs that's considered in maxing the controller voltage, surely there's other little regulators etc to worry about as well?
by le15otl
Jun 09 2016 12:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

I've decided not to limit anything except for maybe speed. When I'm riding, I just use the 3-speed switch (only sometimes when I want to make sure I don't go too fast when I'm towing the kids). The Cyclone is too much fun to be tamed =) I wonder if a sine wave controller would be noticeably less ef...
by le15otl
Jun 09 2016 4:41am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

The motor itself when you run it on the ground is dead quiet. But it having contact with the bike amplifies the sound as well as chain movement etc. Lubrication helps a lot. At high speed I can barely hear the motor over the sound of the wind Same here at speed all you hear is the wind noise. BTW, ...
by le15otl
Jun 08 2016 2:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

The motor itself when you run it on the ground is dead quiet. But it having contact with the bike amplifies the sound as well as chain movement etc. Lubrication helps a lot.
At high speed I can barely hear the motor over the sound of the wind
by le15otl
Jun 07 2016 3:41am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Actually i'm wrong... cassette alone is £345 :shock:
by le15otl
Jun 07 2016 3:39am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

That looks great I wonder how it would deal with the Cyclone power.
Not too bad at $130 .
by le15otl
Jun 06 2016 12:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

As for motor. Yes, don't hit it with a hammer, aka as the "precision alignment tool"... To pry the freewheel of the motor I used teflon penetrating oil and a lever to slowly inch it out. BTW, could you explain in more detail how the hall sensors got all out of whack? G. Well when it was being hit w...
by le15otl
Jun 05 2016 4:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Funny that Phife, i've found the same thing :D Concentrated so much on getting a rock solid motor mount and realizing with a shock that the actual frame (chain stay part) is bending loads under high torque! something else I'll say in just to add to the information here. When you replace the motor fr...
by le15otl
May 29 2016 4:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3249
Views: 364396

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Wait a minute... there are different Cyclone 3000w motors now?? Which one is the kit from Luna? Oh boy, another wrench thrown into the mix. ------------------------------ WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! decisions decisions :pancake: The 1920-3000w is rated for slightly higher current (5A more) and has a ...
by le15otl
May 27 2016 5:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells
Replies: 514
Views: 68823

Re: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells

Ah right thanks for that. I will probably have to replace the cell then. Between load release and full chemical stabilisation after about 30 minutes there's a massive increase - like 0.6v
by le15otl
May 27 2016 3:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells
Replies: 514
Views: 68823

Re: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells

It's cell number one. I've also found that the first cell is always the bad one for some reason, the one where the main negative pole is.
I have gathered that too but what I'm wondering is if it's resting voltage after 1 minute of resting or after 30 mins that counts
by le15otl
May 26 2016 12:53pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells
Replies: 514
Views: 68823

Re: Turnigy Multistar - lightweight 10C cells

Not badly, I haven't checked but it seems to be only be an issue when it's at least half discharged
Maybe 0.1V