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by Ozzzz
Sep 09 2019 4:20pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 1414

Re: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?

There's a big difference between 2.8 and 4+, especially at adequate fat bike road pressures. And if knobbies especially, they tend to grab and squirm over ridges rather than get railed by them (to a point)
by Ozzzz
Sep 08 2019 12:28am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Rear Bafang Hard Tail
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Rear Bafang Hard Tail

I had a similar design and that newer grin(?)torque arm you got on my Norco. Managed to fit it under the chainstay on the drive side. You might consider exiting the battery wire to the rear and bringing it around in a loop (to make room for the TA and so it doesn't funnel water into the hub)/ Screen...
by Ozzzz
Sep 07 2019 11:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 1414

Re: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?

Fat Tyres? I find them much more forgiving. They allow you to look around a bit and squirm over the ruts. Life saver in Yellowstone.
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by Ozzzz
Sep 04 2019 1:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controlling PAS
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Controlling PAS

Yeah, not familar with how they are setup but mine seems to get going after it passes one magnet but it's got no display PAS control so I'm thinking it's at full power. In the wrong position/limited circumstances it's deadly! The bike came with this generic brushless controller (which prob wont help...
by Ozzzz
Sep 04 2019 4:03am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Controlling PAS
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Controlling PAS

Without a display? I want to try PAS only, without throttle or display. But PAS is horrible. It takes off to quick and sudden, it took off when I was sitting idle and put too much pressure on the pedal.. with the handlebars at too much angle, and threw me hard past the bars... and it keeps powering ...
by Ozzzz
Aug 31 2019 1:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: General Inquiry from Oz
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: General Inquiry from Oz

I'd agree on the hub motor and iv'e seen locally advertised hub bikes for less than a grand. I got one through dick smith. Lietner have been around a while selling cheap ebikes but I have no experience with their bikes. Progear bikes with their mid-drive are another step up worth considering. I have...
by Ozzzz
Aug 22 2019 4:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: eggrider compatibility w/ leafmotor controllers?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: eggrider compatibility w/ grin controllers?

I asked Grin recently regarding SW-102 and was educated as above. I went with a rear Bafang in my folder (but could replace it for the cost of the g311 shipped).
by Ozzzz
Aug 20 2019 11:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rear hub or Mid-drive (should I just flip a coin?)
Replies: 26
Views: 1030

Re: Rear hub or Mid-drive (should I just flip a coin?)

Both? A small DD motor in hub wont cost a lot. If you are going to change bikes you can use the same battery. I'm not sure if it's an option there yet but (as an alternative) the bafang max /mid drive are cheap and probably also the ultra? It wasn't much more cost than a home-build for mine in a fat...
by Ozzzz
Aug 20 2019 11:43pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

hmmm, yeah. So scratch the remark about expense, a dodgy aliexpress took care of that. I ordered a motor (i'll try 36v first as iv'e got the batteries already) but realised it had a side-mount bracket. I cancelled the order and ordered the right one (with a base mount) from the same vendor. I cancel...
by Ozzzz
Aug 18 2019 2:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

Yeah, thanks. It looks like I might need to just give it a go, the components are refreshingly cheap. i was thinking to use one of my 36v batteries and try a 36v motor, which it seems is what the pictured cart uses, and may be why the big cog. I guess I could still use these batteries through a 36v-...
by Ozzzz
Aug 16 2019 9:52pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

Thanks Sleepy, some great ideas. Looking at what was used on the above setup I'd expect he needed the big big cog (80T?) to get advantage of the power down slow enough, even bigger than those add-on rag-cogs. I get the feeling the size may not leave too many options in practice. I' can try a cassett...
by Ozzzz
Aug 16 2019 4:22am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

sleepy_tired wrote:
Aug 16 2019 3:30am

Something like this:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gorilla-Carts- ... 1000772546

hmmm, 1200lbs!! I'd be tempted to ride along
by Ozzzz
Aug 16 2019 3:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

Yeah, it really needs to handle single rough tracks, sometimes steep and rocky or else muddy and overgrown.. def single wheel territory. Thanks for the links, I'd not thought of aliexpress, it seems the likely sorce looking at that, I see they also have a big freewheel cog in this kit :) https://www...
by Ozzzz
Aug 16 2019 2:46am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: E Hiking Cart

Yeah, thanks for your thoughts. I have a 26" fat wheel but then my spare hub mtr is geared for 20" /it's all 36v I did find this in my searchings, though i think it must be direct drive with that big cog (and he says 10:1) (it's out of my price bracket) Screen Shot 2019-08-16 at 5.20.06 pm.png It ma...
by Ozzzz
Aug 15 2019 9:15pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: E Hiking Cart
Replies: 13
Views: 592

E Hiking Cart

I'm considering building an electric single wheel pull/push cart to carry hiking food supplies. Have seen one made with a hub mtr and I have a spare geared motor which I expect would be best (gear reduction in the motor plus gear reduction in the chainline) but trying to get head around the best set...
by Ozzzz
Jul 21 2019 4:05pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: amunition case fire case bags
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: amunition case fire case bags

that's exactly what you'd want too have happen is it not ? :? somewhere where that amount of smoke is going to be ok?
by Ozzzz
Jul 17 2019 7:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?
Replies: 23
Views: 1007

Re: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?

Ambient heat isn't a problem in my situation and the boxes are gappy enough for my slow charge (but it is something I would test/ consider/modify for). In my case i'm not really concerned with smoke, hopefully they are gappy enough to release it. I guess the ammo box mentioned is a similar concept &...
by Ozzzz
Jul 17 2019 4:48am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?
Replies: 23
Views: 1007

Re: What do you think of this situation and how can I be safer?

Interesting. Looks like the business is going well. I have 8 batteries, have each one inside a cheap metal toolbox. rather than store and charge in the building (where we hire hiking gear) they are stored in a locked metal enclosed trailer. I picture them belching smoke and probably flame but expect...
by Ozzzz
Jul 16 2019 1:26am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Long Frame Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Long Frame Battery

My boxes are slightly longer, they have around 380mm of usable length in the metal tube part Keen to learn, whether I use pre-tabbed cells or weld. I have two of these cheap folding bikes and they both have the same battery. It's just, with many searches, I cant see a way to deal with cells/groups j...
by Ozzzz
Jul 15 2019 9:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery screw hole locations
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Battery screw hole locations

Yes, you can, i did this. it's solid alloy.
by Ozzzz
Jul 15 2019 5:14am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Long Frame Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Long Frame Battery

I wrote a post a week or so back about building a battery for my folding bike 10s 250w.. Then I realized I didn't really know enough to be even asking.. lol I have this case: Screen Shot 2019-07-07 at 11.36.35 am.png Tuns out in it's the most efficient use of space the dimensions are just bigger tha...
by Ozzzz
Jul 04 2019 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I finished my First Bike/Hub Motor Conversion. scooterman101
Replies: 17
Views: 8024

Re: I finished my First Bike/Hub Motor Conversion. scooterman101

I'd imagine it's a nice ride. I have thudbusters on my bikes. One suggestion, just in browsing your pics; it's a good idea to exit the axle with a down-facing loop in the cord. I know it looks plush that way but you run a risk of the cord actually directing water into the hub.
by Ozzzz
Jul 03 2019 6:48pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bolt failure - damage
Replies: 22
Views: 834

Re: Bolt failure - damage

I'd be checking the front rotor as well (then every other connection)
by Ozzzz
Jun 29 2019 7:20pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Volt bike Surron Road legal Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Volt bike Surron Road legal Australia

A pair of gloves for ol mate, and lane splitting maybe but no need to push it like that. Do you need a mb licence, looks like a lot to learn.. nice bike, good to see.
by Ozzzz
Jun 21 2019 10:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I'm down a rabbit hole
Replies: 48
Views: 2220

Re: I'm down a rabbit hole

I'm still curios why he wanted it to fold, like if he wanted to fly commercial with it, hes going to be frocked on the battery flying. It's 'Love' :) (aka, no sense or reason/ will either lead to many happy years or .. "Nipped on the nutsac, broken and bruised" ) Unless travel involves many short s...