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by WoodlandHills
Jan 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Chain tensioner with Shimano Nexus 3 and BBSHD

Surly Singulator. I have used them for a couple of years with Nexus 3's and BBSHDs and they fit all sizes of chain..... You can set them up to either push the chain against the rear cog or pull it against the cog.
by WoodlandHills
Dec 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China
Replies: 363
Views: 18455

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Are you serious? You really think that the problem with you riding your motorcycles on bicycle trails is that the people who built and maintain the trails are narrow minded? That its all their problem for not welcoming you with open arms? Honestly, I have never seen such unaware people and such self...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 23, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China
Replies: 363
Views: 18455

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

Some people will live their entire life by the book. Never color outside the lines. Other "free spirited" souls tend to have a more pragmatic way of life, meaning they might bend a few rules, or even break some but they try to go about their things without causing problems. I understand what you ar...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China
Replies: 363
Views: 18455

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

I have no problems with this bike at all: if I lived on a ranch or had easy access to an OHV area, I would buy one. I DO have big problems with a pedal kit for an out and out MX bike electric or otherwise though........ Is there any other reason for pedals on this machine besides illegally riding wh...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China
Replies: 363
Views: 18455

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike from China

If one wanted to get ebikes banned from any and all off-road trails, just put pedals on this and ride it on bicycle trails. The only way to possibly justify a pedal version is to simply admit that you are a selfish a-hole who feels that laws and regulations are for somebody else and who does not car...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 20, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 275
Views: 11679

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Yes, the part that broke is the lever on the top right side of the hub in the photo. The rotary shift lever is what failed when the chain jumped the rear cog and hooked it.
by WoodlandHills
Dec 19, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 275
Views: 11679

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

There are two different SA 5-speeds, the newer one with the rotary shifter was designed for high torque and ebikes from the start. I used one for a few hundred miles exclusively off-road with no issues until a chain derail broke the plastic shift cable connection at the hub, something that would not...
by WoodlandHills
Dec 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Replacing OEM Bosch or Shimano with Bafang Ultra?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Replacing OEM Bosch or Shimano with Bafang Ultra?

Is anyone familiar enough with the OEM Bosch and Shimano motor mounts to know if they could be modified to accept a Bafang Ultra? Or are all three so uniquely proprietary that it would require a complete replacement of the mount? It would be part of the American tradition to replace a small motor wi...
by WoodlandHills
Nov 18, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Source for Q128 motors
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Source for Q128 motors

What sort of top speed are you getting and at what voltage? I ask because I am just starting to research a hub motor to run at 72v on a suspension recumbent.
by WoodlandHills
Aug 21, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bosch mid drive
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Bosch mid drive

I would have to say the Yamaha has slightly quicker engagement on the PAS and uses regular chainrings also, so replacement is easier. The Bosch drivers get hooked teeth pretty quickly that suck a new chain up so every few chain swaps you need to do the driver too. Both systems though totally lock y...
by WoodlandHills
Aug 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bikes Direct enters the eMTB market
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Bikes Direct enters the eMTB market

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/full-suspension-mountain-bikes/ebikes-hal-eboost-electric-mountain-bikes.htm It looks like the ebike business is big enough for one of the major discounters to step in. A quick scan of the specs shows a 500wh battery of undetermined voltage and an inter...
by WoodlandHills
Aug 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

If you want to help out independent builders then your association needs to offer liability insurance. This is the sad reality of todays world...... money hungry LAWYERS... its so bad, that people have become fearful of trying to help others in a life or death situation , out of fear of being sued ...
by WoodlandHills
Aug 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

If you want to help out independent builders then your association needs to offer liability insurance.
by WoodlandHills
Jul 26, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

I only do beach cruisers. I keep seven bikes on the floor, five step-thrus (we don't call them girl's bikes anymore) in five colors, but only one standard (diamond) frame in black only. Micargi Pentaria frame, 7-speed with all the Shimano stuff. Micargi maintains there own warehouse in Southern Cal...
by WoodlandHills
Jul 26, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?
Replies: 116
Views: 4066

Re: Why are more of you DIYers not in the e-bike business?

These is no money. How many ebikes would you have to sell to clear over $100k after taxes? Or even $50k? Seems like a life consuming commitment with very little return on the emotional investment. On the other hand, it seems like a perfect way to spend the best years of your life permanently stresse...
by WoodlandHills
Jul 19, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ottawa - Bicyclist Charged after being hit running red light
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Ottawa - Bicyclist Charged after being hit running red l

Guys, they don't need new laws. They just need to enforce the ones on the books now, the ones you all are already ignoring. You know, like riding on the sidewalk, power and speed limits, stop signs, riding on bike paths with electric motorcycles that have pedals, riding on paths and trails that ban ...
by WoodlandHills
Jun 22, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: News from Bosch today: New motors, ABS braking etc
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: News from Bosch today: New motors, ABS braking etc

We can expect to hear lots of announcements of ebike technology from Bosch in the coming year: they are up to their necks in fraud since it was their tech that allowed the Dieselgate cheating by VW as well as all of the new diesel cheating stories we are learning about. Different car companies keep ...
by WoodlandHills
Jun 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 142
Views: 6183

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

In America most bike stores sell mostly toys to people who use them for recreation, ebikes will be the same. What percentage of bike shop sales are MTBs, electric or otherwise? They are all sold as toys, as playthings to be used during leisure time and it seems like the OEMs are putting a lot of mon...
by WoodlandHills
Jun 19, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 142
Views: 6183

Re: What will it take to make mass produced ebikes, mainstre

Ebikes will never become mass market vehicles until they address the paired issues of sun and rain protection and climate control. We already have cheap and reliable two wheeled commuter vehicles and they stubbornly remain niche products. People do not want to bake in the sun or get soaked by the ra...
by WoodlandHills
May 27, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on hybrid donor bike for BBSHD
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Advice on hybrid donor bike for BBSHD

Have you shopped Bikes Direct or Bikeisland: their scratch and dent outlet? I have two Deadeye Monsters from BD and a Gravity Sniper from Bikeisland and am happy with them all. Ditto with Luna, I've had warranty issues that were always quickly handled and always fairly. But I've never had one of the...
by WoodlandHills
May 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Running the latest 48v 500W TSDZ2 engine on 52volts ?
Replies: 39
Views: 3321

Re: Running the latest 48v 500W TSDZ2 engine on 52volts ?

Hangdog wrote:Can you just charge your 14s pack to 54.6v every time ? Seems it would improve the life of your pack versus charging a 13s
Pack to 100%...just a thought
Then you would never be able to balance that pack unless you had a 52v compatible bike on hand to run it down into 48v range once in a while.
by WoodlandHills
May 24, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: Ebay Fraud - ebike kit - xcceries seller
Replies: 27
Views: 2027

Re: Ebay Fraud - ebike kit - xcceries seller

As ebikes of all sorts, not just DIY, become more common and the market center moves from hobbyist to consumer, expectations will change. You can see this in posts like this: people expect things they buy to be exactly as implied and to work perfectly everytime. And what's wrong with that? It's the ...
by WoodlandHills
May 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hitting the MTB trails
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: Hitting the MTB trails

The car analogy is a false one, if you want to make it equivalent compare it to driving your car on the sidewalk that goes through the local park: does it really matter how slow you go when you shouldn't be there at all. The same applies to eMTBs and emotorcycles, if you want one ride it where you a...
by WoodlandHills
May 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hitting the MTB trails
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: Hitting the MTB trails

If you think you are getting away with riding your 6kw eMTB on Multi use trails without anyone noticing you are delusional. Visit any MTB forum and you will quickly see that everyone knows that's an ebike and that its presence offends everyone: most people are simply unwilling to provoke an inciden...
by WoodlandHills
May 19, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Hitting the MTB trails
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: Hitting the MTB trails

If you think you are getting away with riding your 6kw eMTB on Multi use trails without anyone noticing you are delusional. Visit any MTB forum and you will quickly see that everyone knows that's an ebike and that its presence offends everyone: most people are simply unwilling to provoke an incident...