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by dasingleton
Jun 22 2016 12:23am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

Ok, so I have tried to figure out my efficiency but decided it isn't really an easy question. First, I just figured out my range. Holding my speed down to 20 MPH and always peddling, I got 73.3 miles out of my theoretical 23.4 amp-hour 48V battery. That number is a good one for me to know, but no re...
by dasingleton
May 24 2016 10:35am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

Arrgh, it is now so hard to limit my riding to 20 mph for the efficiency test. I have gotten used to 30. How am I ever going to go back to a regular bike, where I used to feel good when I could average 14?
by dasingleton
May 23 2016 4:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

I just ordered a cheap Watt meter off ebay - I wasn't ready to spend 10% of my costs on a Cycle Analyst. I won't be able to place the meter well but perhaps I can see it if I hook it to my seat below my right arm.
by dasingleton
May 23 2016 11:03am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

Thanks! I have gotten back and forth to work three times on one charge, about 52 miles, without any particular care. The power gauge was low but it is just a series of bars and I don't know exactly how close I was to running out of power. Over the course of the next few days I will try to measure ef...
by dasingleton
May 23 2016 8:52am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

Nice build, As your front wheel diameter is 20 inches and I think the default winding from leaf is a 4 turn? so you already have the ideal winding for that wheel size, a slower winding won't give you more torque. Thanks. It seems they automatically change the winding depending on the rim size. They...
by dasingleton
May 23 2016 1:36am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Leaf 1000W on a Tour Easy recumbent

I now have about 500 miles on my build completed in April and everything is working well enough that I am ready to call it a success. Original bike: Easy Racer Tour Easy, vintage about 2002. The only major upgrade was the back rim about three years back – most of one’s weight is on the back wheel an...