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by marty
Sep 20 2022 10:45am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task

amberwolf wrote:
Sep 20 2022 2:26am
FWIW, the sub-$5 meters like HarborFreight used to give away
Had a Harbor Freight free multimeter. Tried it. Quality was so low I would call it garbage. After a autopsy, Might be good for a fraction of a penny worth of scrap metal :(
by marty
Sep 20 2022 10:37am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: what multimetre should i choose for present cell mesurement and future home task

I would go with a FLUKE !! Solid reputation Accurate Well built That's a one-time buy! Doc Buy a fluke and let you stop bordering you with innacurate cheap DMM :wink: I know alot about multimeter and i have 9 different in my home lab. some of those will have different reading because: some have an ...
by marty
Sep 03 2022 6:15pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Getting proper spoke tension on a 9c clone hub motor/ wheel assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Getting proper spoke tension on a 9c clone hub motor/ wheel assembly

Go here: read, read, and read again.
Wheelbuilding

Sheldon Brown is all ya need to know with all things bicycle.
by marty
Sep 03 2022 2:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Please -What solder station?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Advice Please -What solder station?

Search for keywords: soldering iron Search within: ⦿ Topic titles only Search found 17 matches: soldering iron https://endless-sphere.com/forums/search.php?keywords=soldering+iron&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sd=d&st=0&t=0&submit=Search I got a few...
by marty
Aug 28 2022 8:02am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for mirrors?
Replies: 34
Views: 948

Re: Recommendations for mirrors?

I need mirrors that are really sturdy and I need them to be very tall, maybe a foot high. I can't find anything really that tall. I'm tired of looking down. My neck hurts Search Motorcycle Mirrors Lol E , I DID. But couldn't figure out how they mount. Plus They still look short. Ok well I was hopin...
by marty
Aug 22 2022 8:10am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: How to pull low spots out of a tire without tire pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: How to pull low spots out of a tire without tire pliers

Notice you post same question in 3 places. Don't do that. Best to have all answers and information in one place. Here Re: Brake track split. Now what? and Re: Swalbe cargo e pick up 26 x 2.15 559 x 55 How I do it. Best tool to mount and dismount bike tires is your hands. If that don't work I use wha...
by marty
Aug 13 2022 6:28am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tool batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Tool batteries

Let's talk a few minutes about safety. I am better at copy and paste then typing. From https://www.electricbike.com/cordless-tool-batteries-for-ebike/ DANGER! There is one huge issue with combining several small battery packs onto one ebike. You can attach two packs together in series without immedi...
by marty
Aug 12 2022 7:27pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tool batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Tool batteries

Connected a boombox to a Makita 18V battery. Worked great till the battery drained too low. Battery was killed dead, never to work again. My guess is that with Matita tools the BMS is in the tool not the battery. Anyone have any information on which power tool battery's have a BMS or some electronic...
by marty
Aug 12 2022 7:02pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tool batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Tool batteries

Using cordless tool batteries for an ebike
edit: here’s a development in the summer of 2020. A new company called Terra Firma Technology is making adapters that allow several brands of common cordless tools to have a simple Red/Black cord out of the pack.
https://terrafirmatechnology.com/shop
by marty
Aug 03 2022 9:26pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE by Cyclone TW -- 85MPH
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE by Cyclone TW -- 85MPH

If someone could tell me how to upload pictures I will do it. Click on [Attachments] below. "If you wish to attach one or more files enter the details below. You may also attach files by dragging and dropping them in the message box." How I do: Click on [Add files] Find the pictures ya lo...
by marty
Aug 02 2022 9:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing health food plants- Best free fertilizer? Weeds! (newer post) Onions next.
Replies: 84
Views: 9573

Re: Growing health food plants- Best free fertilizer? Weeds! (newest post)

Matt Gruber wrote:
Jul 31 2022 8:17am
put the weeds out for trash pick up, as usual.
No don't do that. Make a compost pile. Compost is like money in the bank. Just keep saving it. Ya can't have too much.

pictures of Marty's compost piles
by marty
Jun 25 2022 2:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences between the old and new version of phpbb & proposed changes
Replies: 139
Views: 39898

[Mark forums read]

What i ended up doing is putting a 'view your posts' link to the left of the 'mark forums read' link , like the old system. This is not visible everywhere, but it fits in most places. Been looking at and reading this forum since 2007. Today it happened. I was curious and clicked [Mark forums read] ...
by marty
Jun 21 2022 8:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Good controller with a display?
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Good controller with a display?

Is there a more or less authoritative web site for the KT controllers? Models, features etc. http://www.szktdz.com/en/ or KT motor controllers -- Flexible OpenSource firmware for BMSBattery S/Kunteng KT motor controllers (0.25kW up to 5kW) https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87870 I h...
by marty
Jun 20 2022 3:15am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Oval Rubber Grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Oval Rubber Grommets

Where is the original oval grommet? Did it get scared and go into frame? Shake the frame and see if it's in there? Go grommet fishing with a coat hanger or other wire bent to a hook shape. Another idea? https://www.mcmaster.com/edge-protectors/ Flexible rubber might bend around oval shape? Glue woul...
by marty
Jun 19 2022 7:08pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Oval Rubber Grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Oval Rubber Grommets

Try this? Oval Rubber Grommet Or figure out circumference and try bending a round grommet into a oval shape. Lots of grommets here: https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets/ Or forget the grommet and protect the wires from sharp metal with something like this? https://www.mcmaster.com/wire-protection-sleev...
by marty
Jun 14 2022 3:49am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: Brake track split. Now what?
Replies: 155
Views: 5831

Re: Rim blew out. Now what?

Does my braking surface look shot? This too Brake Track Splitting "A less common form of rim failure is along the brake track. This is said to be attributed to exceeding the maximum tyre pressure of the rim, in combination with a heavy load. If you’re really unlucky, it’ll simply be a manufact...
by marty
Jun 12 2022 6:44am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: Brake track split. Now what?
Replies: 155
Views: 5831

Re: Rim blew out. Now what?

monkeys & rebuild, wheel I also am not trusting of doctors, mechanics, lawyers, and most people. I like to do everything myself. Yes I do my own medical and legal work. There are only two people on planet earth I would trust with bicycle wheel building advice. Sheldon Brown https://www.sheldonb...
by marty
Jun 12 2022 3:57am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: Brake track split. Now what?
Replies: 155
Views: 5831

Re: Rim blew out. Now what?

MarkJohnston wrote:
Jun 12 2022 12:24am
Anyhow I am in a bad spot now because I rely on this as my only means of transportation. Which means I only have two days off to re build the wheel.
Garbage pick, borrow, or buy a second bike. That way you got two. One to ride, one to fix.
by marty
Jun 12 2022 3:20am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: Brake track split. Now what?
Replies: 155
Views: 5831

Re: Rim blew out. Now what?

My tires are too wide for rims i.e. It was nearly impossible to mount them. Looks to me like the tire popped. Is the rim wobbling? Is it straight? If yes. I would say you need a new tire. Buy correct size tire for rim. I see nothing seriously wrong with the rim. Try cleaning it with a green scrubby...
by marty
Jun 09 2022 5:39pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 8709
Views: 631081

Re: new eZip motor

I'm lining with ceramic mats as soon as it's here! When you are ready I'll send a cone bit. I'm done using it. Gratis. Next time use these, For my learning, what's the advantage of those style drill bits instead of a standard high speed tungsten drill bit? Do they leave cleaner holes? In sheet meta...
by marty
May 27 2022 5:30pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dear America,
Replies: 377
Views: 31672

Re: Dear America,

2763 dead world trade center, no guns, box cutters. Yea good luck with that. See if you can round up 20 guys to fly planes into 4 targets. After 911 I said to a friend. That was a pretty well organized event. He said "I can't find one guy to rake my leaves." Might be easier to go buy a gun?
by marty
May 27 2022 4:58pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dear America,
Replies: 377
Views: 31672

Re: Dear America,

It's the people. Access to guns has zero correlation to the amount of murder going on anywhere in the world. It's obvious why most people in America would chose a gun as a murder tool - it's a great tool for the job. The most violent places in the world have the least amount of guns, and in those p...