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by Drunkskunk
Aug 31 2019 3:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Issues with front hub motor on aluminum shocks.
Replies: 22
Views: 983

Re: Issues with front hub motor on aluminum shocks.

If I had a dollar for everyone who has asked this question, been told it's a bad idea, decided to try it anyway, and then come back to post how they had broken their fork, I'd be be able to buy a Zero FXS. If I had a dollar for everyone who's asked, been told No don't do it, decided to try it anyway...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 30 2019 12:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: dynamo on a bike
Replies: 29
Views: 1258

Re: dynamo on a bike

SO THERES no way of getting the power enough to power a motor simple by peddling a generator or dynamo. seems I remember a guy out of Germany who had a bike that could 50 miles a hour by peddling I haven't found that vid in a while now I guess 7 years but he had a nice concept he was trying get a p...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 30 2019 5:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: dynamo on a bike
Replies: 29
Views: 1258

Re: dynamo on a bike

I understand what you are saying: When the motor is moving the bike so fast, that you can't pedal fast enough for the chain to keep up with the motor, meaning NO effort from your pedaling is reaching the wheel. In that very specific case, you could add some power to the bike through a dynamo. Yes, y...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 29 2019 4:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 years here!
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: 10 years here!

I guess as it's a day late, I'll have to drink 2 beers. I just realized I have over 12 years now on thew forum and playing with ebikes. My life has changed a lot in all that time, but this is still fun, and you all all are the best internet community I've ever stumbled across.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 25 2019 4:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Frame parts and design
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Frame parts and design

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like it will be a pretty cool bike when you get done with it. Normal steering angle for a road bike without suspension is more like 75°. Fat tires tend to like less rake, and square shoulder tires like the common lawn tractor turf tire Carlisle 20X10s would also do poorl...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 25 2019 2:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Front wheel making a popping sound
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Front wheel making a popping sound

Bearings or spokes can sound the same, but will act different. if it's just one pop, it's easy enough to sort out where it's coming from. Grab your front wheel at the top, just in front of the fork. Now try to move it side to side, as if you were going to make the side of the tire touch the inside o...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 24 2019 11:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Is this normal for a motor to do? Video clip
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Is this normal for a motor to do? Video clip

Yep. there is suppose to be an air gap all the way around, between the stator and the ring of magnets. But they are powerful magnets. with one cover removed, they will pull the stator to one side.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 23 2019 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bird on my ebike
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Bird on my ebike

E-HP wrote:
Aug 23 2019 11:01am
Must be an E-gull.
:D

Crow-motor?
by Drunkskunk
Aug 18 2019 3:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight, folding, airplane-travel-compliant, EU-compliant, long-distance ebike that can be easily pedaled
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Lightweight, folding, airplane-travel-compliant, EU-compliant, long-distance ebike that can be easily pedaled

Welcome to the forum I have a different version of that bike to that I built for similar reasons, though I eventually dropped the weight concerns as I don't fly with it. I found 3 modifications were needed right away. The pedals. Mine broke the first time I had to get across a road in a hurry, and p...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 16 2019 10:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is this used cargo ebike worth the price?
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Is this used cargo ebike worth the price?

Well, it was a $2000 bike with a $500 kit, but it's 5 years old.
I'd say it's a fair price, if it's in good shape.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 15 2019 2:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 17a or 20a controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: 17a or 20a controller?

Is it Safe? No. Will it work? Yes. Will it be more fun? Yes. Will it melt my motor faster? Yes. Is this OK because I only have a 250w motor and really want something bigger and more fun? Yes. :mrgreen: 17A is already going to be too much power. 20A is 18% more power. it will give you a 18% bigger g...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 14 2019 3:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery Box Build - Sealing Door!
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Battery Box Build - Sealing Door!

The inside of the box will be rough after removing the foam, and a real pain tto sans smooth, so some thin foam inserts would be good, especially on the floor of the box. a battery that can rattle and bounce around is a bad thing, so you may also want to add some tie down straps. either Velcro or ju...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 14 2019 2:59pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Converting a rack mounted battery to a triangle battery
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Converting a rack mounted battery to a triangle battery

Yes, should be fine, unless your battery has some feature where you have to turn the key off to charge it. If you can charge with the key on, then no worries.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 14 2019 4:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Beginner E-bike DIY in Canada (Vancouver Island)
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Beginner E-bike DIY in Canada (Vancouver Island)

Welcome to the forum. The best Ebike dealer in the world is in Vancouver. Not on the island, though. Grin Technologies, A.K.A. ebikes.ca it's not the first thing I'm going to recommend in your case. more like 3rd, but they are close to you and worth getting to know. But lets start with the bike. Tha...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 13 2019 6:51pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Converting a rack mounted battery to a triangle battery
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Converting a rack mounted battery to a triangle battery

Should be easy enough. A battery is just a collection of cells, a BMS (hopefully) and a connector. Are you planning to dismantle the cells and weld them back into a triangle format? Everything in that second pic can be tossed, although that DC/DC converter might be worth setting aside. The key switc...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 13 2019 1:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small, light front hub motor, 24 inch wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Small, light front hub motor, 24 inch wheel

Grin offers the G311 in a 24" rim. it's listed under their custom build version, ebikes.ca/shop/...front-g311-kit-basic-throttle-custom-build It's a geared hub, so it will be very light compared to your Aetoma, and it's a helical cut geared hub, so it will be quieter than other standard gear hubs. T...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 12 2019 10:08pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Looking for advice 20” Scooter build
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Looking for advice 20” Scooter build

Welcome to the forum. Good looking fat bike. What's your budget? Starting from Cheep: For something that's going to get occasional use, a cheap $200 Ebay/Amazon Direct drive hub would be fine. They're usually either a 9C, MXUS, or one of the various clones. All work well. heavy, Silent, good to 2000...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 12 2019 7:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 2445

Re: Lightweight efficiency oriented BikeE conversion

That looks like a fun project. Way back in the day, I had a sketch of a recumbent based on an Ebike design. It looked like that, only with a longer rear swing arm and the tail of the frame clipped. OK, so also I wanted to fit a new-at-the-time 36" Unicycle wheel to the rear, and keep the 16" front. ...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 12 2019 6:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Help me disassemble this aikema motor
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Help me disassemble this aikema motor

Pic is from one of D8veh's posts, ( here ) this shows the threads in the side.

But really, this sounds like a controller issue.

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by Drunkskunk
Aug 12 2019 6:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best front DD hub under 6KG for cargo load ?
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Best front DD hub under 6KG for cargo load ?

A Basic 9C 2706 has nearly the same specs on the simulator, and is available in a front motor. 6.16kg.

Best hub for a bike like that is one in the rear. I'd want a geared hub mike a MAC, not a direct drive. Asking the front wheel to handle steering, traction, and propulsion is asking too much.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 11 2019 8:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery Box Build - Sealing Door!
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Battery Box Build - Sealing Door!

You can mold the lip into the foam, but it's kind of a pain in the ass, and nearly impossible to make the lid and the box match. It's something you can do when building a mold for a part, but not something that you would do on the Lost foam method like you're going to use. To make a lip and a gasket...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 09 2019 8:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help me develop the perfect throttle
Replies: 74
Views: 3568

Re: Help me develop the perfect throttle

I think you're the first person to accuse me of having tiny fingers. That's new. It's clear I and many many others have a skill you just don't understand.
by Drunkskunk
Aug 09 2019 7:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ŠKODA eBike Klement
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: ŠKODA eBike Klement

Looks cool. I wonder if they know the tires are on backwards in the rendering? :mrgreen: It would be a scooter, not a bike here in Texas, and not legal, but that never stops anyone in Texas. I'd like it more if the pegs were further forward and up high enough to clear curbs and steps. Mt dad would h...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 09 2019 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help me develop the perfect throttle
Replies: 74
Views: 3568

Re: Help me develop the perfect throttle

OMG. Full stop. You've got it TOTALLY BACKWARDS. You need a full grip throttle while riding hard. That way you can use your tiny fingers to hold onto the throttle while covering your brake. If you have a half grip you end up needing to rotate your hand around the part of the bar that doesn't move e...
by Drunkskunk
Aug 09 2019 6:21pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Nicad vs Nimh for electric start
Replies: 17
Views: 634

Re: Nicad vs Nimh for electric start

Yep, you parallel 2 identical packs, you double maximum amps.

Yeah, once you start flying Electric planes, your gas planes will collect a lot of dust.