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by Ottodog
May 16 2017 2:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hi-power cycles Anyone have experience with them
Replies: 215
Views: 17887

Re: Hi-power cycles Anyone have experience with them

I've had one of their more powerful bikes for a couple of years now. You can see my posts on it around here somewhere. It's had some problems but once we got the kinks ironed out, I've enjoyed owning it and riding it. High powered Electric Bikes are complicated and problematic by their very nature, ...
by Ottodog
Oct 20 2016 2:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Having Some Problems with My Falco 500 Watt Kit...
Replies: 38
Views: 4029

Re: Having Some Problems with My Falco 500 Watt Kit...

You also will need to download the software and have a Windows capable machine available. I ended up having to load Windows on my Mac with Parallels. The easiest thing is to call Falco and they'll walk you through it.
by Ottodog
Aug 28 2016 2:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hi-power cycles Anyone have experience with them
Replies: 215
Views: 17887

Re: Hi-power cycles Anyone have experience with them

I've been poring over their website and I may give these guys a chance. I like the quality of their components and the power of their motors. Been kind of drooling over a high speed Mtn. Bike, but don't really have the time to mess with a DIY install right now. I've got some emails out to them and ...
by Ottodog
May 01 2016 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 4466

Re: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?

Lots of great suggestions here and many I wasn't previously aware of. I've decided to go with 2.15 Schwalbe Big Bens for my next set. I think they are the best compromise for my riding style. Thank you all for the advice, it is much appreciated and I hope some other folks found the thread useful as ...
by Ottodog
Apr 25 2016 5:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 4466

Re: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?

Thoughts on the differences between the Big Apple and the Big Ben? Its one of Schwalbe's "e-bike Rated Tires. Is it a bit more robust?

Schwalbe e-bike rated Tires: http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/e-bikes

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by Ottodog
Apr 23 2016 2:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 4466

What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?

Hey Guys. Looking for a recommendation for new Tires for my Electric Bike and I'm curious what you guys are using. My rims are 26" and it's a full suspension Mtn. Bike Frame. I've been using Kenda Slant Sixes, but I really don't need a Knobbie (I ride mostly street) and they are wearing out really, ...
by Ottodog
Jan 05 2016 12:29am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

If your goal is maximum cell life, charge to 85% of maximum capacity, and recharge to that 85% as often as possible (so most shallow cycles). Many cells will last many 10s of thousands of shallow cycles like 85% SOC to say 40% SOC. If you have a ride when you need the full pack capacity, charge to ...
by Ottodog
Jan 04 2016 10:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What's the current maximum speed for electrical pedal bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1361

Re: What's the current maximum speed for electrical pedal bi

As they are a commercial organisation you'll probably not be too surprised to hear that the Guinness people want a minimum of £3,000 before they will consider saying or doing anything. My view is that the bike should be able to be pedaled normally and be no different from how it was prior to electr...
by Ottodog
Jan 04 2016 10:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fixing a flat on a hub motor is easier than you think
Replies: 23
Views: 2602

Re: Fixing a flat on a hub motor is easier than you think

Now if we can figure out a way to change the TIRE without removing the rim we'll really have something good. ;)
by Ottodog
Jan 02 2016 9:25pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

24s1p 13ah pouch cells ? Samsung 23 I will look it up. But don't think so. Prove it. It's technically an 86V battery as I understand it. The old ones had a split pak with 12 in each (24 total), and a double charger. The single Paks are 4 less volts and one less cell (23 total), but are supposedly m...
by Ottodog
Jan 02 2016 4:01pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

999zip999 wrote:They are a little secretive of what cells that they use but it seems like they use a very high quality cell. Meaning it has a better chance of staying in balance. Quality helps.
HPC makes you pay.
As far as I know, they're using Samsung. 23 cells in series. Yeah, pricey as all hell.
by Ottodog
Jan 02 2016 3:45pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

96.6volt you have a link to your battery. Why would it only top out at 92 volts ? Sure: http://www.hi-powercycles.com/new-hpc-elite-90v-13ah-li-nmc-ultra-high-performance-battery/ It uses Samsung Cells as far as I know. The link has the full specs. The Charger says 96.6V but It tops out at 96V and ...
by Ottodog
Jan 02 2016 3:23pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

If your goal is maximum cell life, charge to 85% of maximum capacity, and recharge to that 85% as often as possible (so most shallow cycles). Many cells will last many 10s of thousands of shallow cycles like 85% SOC to say 40% SOC. If you have a ride when you need the full pack capacity, charge to ...
by Ottodog
Jan 02 2016 4:48am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

Second charger that only charges to 85% would be the easy way to do the 85% to 60% routine. Then occasionally, charge to 100% with the other charger and ride immediately, to get balanced once in a while. I hesitated to suggest undercharging at first, mostly because of the cost of the new charger, a...
by Ottodog
Dec 30 2015 10:43pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

Lurkin wrote:If your using a prebuilt pack with BMS and basic lithium charger, you can't really or not easily anyway. It will balance when the BMS has been programmed to.
Yep. It's a Prebuilt. Came with a BMS, and it's own Charger. They told me it would balance the pack at the end of the charging cycle.
by Ottodog
Dec 30 2015 5:38pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

If your goal is maximum cell life, charge to 85% of maximum capacity, and recharge to that 85% as often as possible (so most shallow cycles). Many cells will last many 10s of thousands of shallow cycles like 85% SOC to say 40% SOC. If you have a ride when you need the full pack capacity, charge to ...
by Ottodog
Dec 30 2015 5:34pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

Thanks everyone for all the replies. It seems clear that using less of the total capacity and charging more often is the way to go. I'll take her twice (use 7 Ah) and then charge it after every second use That's certainly doable. I appreciate the advice. These batteries aren't cheap and I'd like it ...
by Ottodog
Dec 30 2015 1:35am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

Re: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

I actually already have the battery and it's 13.5 Ah. I'm just wondering what is the best way to prolong it's life. Use less of it's capacity with more charging cycles or use more of it's capacity with less charging cycles. There seems to be some debate about which is healthier for the battery.
by Ottodog
Dec 30 2015 12:04am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?
Replies: 51
Views: 3892

What's Better? Use up more Ah's or Charge more often?

I have a question about my Battery. It takes me 3.5 Ah to get to work and back. Three trips would be 10.5 Amp Hour out of 13.5. which is right under 80%. If I go twice it would only use about 7 Amp Hours out of 13.5 but would require charging it more often. My question is, what’s better for the Batt...
by Ottodog
Oct 05 2015 1:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Falco e-Motors
Replies: 492
Views: 73982

Re: Falco e-Motors

Come on guys. Do we really need to do this every time. It's Marketing Fluff. Anyone with a brain gets that. Let's not be rude to the guests, lest we have no guests to be rude to. ;)
by Ottodog
Oct 04 2015 1:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Falco e-Motors
Replies: 492
Views: 73982

Re: Falco e-Motors

The Liquid Cooled motor is intriguing. With the controller in the motor it could definitely use some extra cooling. I know my 500 watt system gets pretty hot in the Summer. That is a great idea. Is it available now?
by Ottodog
Sep 01 2015 3:16am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: UPDATED 04/10/15- NEW HPC REVOLUTION DH E-BIKE!
Replies: 152
Views: 39318

Re: UPDATED 04/10/15- NEW HPC REVOLUTION DH E-BIKE!

Hyena wrote:I have had a large box from HPC traverse the globe and arrive on my front porch :)
Having built bikes with most of the DIY frame options out there + owned a few stealths I'm looking forward to trying this new offering
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Looking forward to seeing what you do with it Hyena!
by Ottodog
Aug 29 2015 2:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17176
Views: 1845335

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Hi TV, Hey what bikes are those your parked with in your posted pic? I couldnt quite make out the name on em. Have you ridden any of em by chance? Thanks Tim. Those are the infamous Sondors e-bikes. Crowdfunded project that went viral. Google Sondors e-bike and you'll get all you'd ever want to know.
by Ottodog
Aug 21 2015 6:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17176
Views: 1845335

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Its a strange set up like nothing else, bfor u get to ride a stealth u can't imagine what its like I just leave it in 9th when commuting U have to stop pedaling to change gear just a twist of the grip shift on left, some gears are noisy but thats normal See "gearbox grease change" I dont think we a...
by Ottodog
Aug 21 2015 2:14am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17176
Views: 1845335

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I'm curious about the gearbox on the B52's. How fast can you get up to before you run out of Pedal power? Can you still pedal at fairly high speeds, or do they spin out pretty quickly? At 50 mph the cadence is very high, but you can still keep up, and it does make a difference. You can always add a...