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by Nick R.
Apr 13 2018 1:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: comparing ebike kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: comparing ebike kits

WOW!! That graph blew my mind, I will leave that type of research to the pro's. Big question is:I read somewhere that the battery Wh should equal or come close to the motor Watts. Most of what I read on the net are from people like yourselves, however there are some that will respond when they shoul...
by Nick R.
Apr 11 2018 5:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: comparing ebike kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: comparing ebike kits

Thank You All for your very informative posts. My trike is a Catrike Expedition with a 26" rear wheel, so Scooterman was right, and yes Chalo I have no trouble getting in or out of my trike but as you probably know you don't do these with any amount of dignity LOL! Thank God I'm still driving and ha...
by Nick R.
Mar 24 2018 7:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: comparing ebike kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

Re: comparing ebike kits

Thanks for the reply Amberwolf, my needs are small;I'll be 90yrs old in Sept,I live in Fla. so terrain is flat, max speed about 20 to 25mph,I weigh 172lbs, desire about 30 to 40 mi round trip, I've read a lot of good things about the Falco kit but not sure how much is hype, and at $2,200.00 and bein...
by Nick R.
Mar 24 2018 9:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: comparing ebike kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1377

comparing ebike kits

I'm thinking about converting my trike to a etrike and see a huge difference between the Chinese hub kits (on ebay and Amazon) and the Falco and Luna kits and wonder if the more expensive kits are worth it or just a waste of money. Mainly my needs are for cruising only, Too old for anything else LOL...
by Nick R.
Apr 17 2017 10:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit

Hi All, Thanks for all your replies, makes me feel that I have unbiased friends to listen to. The cheapest 1000w 48v kit I saw was A.W. on Amazon but my question is does it have all the things I need like motor controller,PAS,freewheel,regenerative power or BMS (don't even know what the heck most of...
by Nick R.
Apr 15 2017 9:14am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit

Are you really 88? I for one am super stoked that you're out reading about ebikes instead of sitting braindead on a couch watching TV or whatever the other 88 year olds do (lie in graves, mostly). Will you be riding this bike yourself? The type of riding you intend to do will have some influence on...
by Nick R.
Apr 14 2017 2:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Rating BBSO2 vs Hub Motor Kit

I hope this doesn't sound like a rant, but, I get into a car start it and drive off, not thinking or caring what just happened under the hood, well with me it's the same with things electric and worse with batteries.I have read so much the last 4 mo. and still can't get my 88yr old brain around elec...
by Nick R.
Mar 27 2017 4:42pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 36v vs 48v batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: 36v vs 48v batteries

But when using 48v you may have a tendency to use more energy off the start to get that Thrill of the wind in your hair. The 36v goes slower and stops the high demand sooner at a lower speed. So more waste with higher voltage but with a bigger smile. Me at 72v 7,000 watts smiles go to fear in a goo...
by Nick R.
Mar 27 2017 9:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 36v vs 48v batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: 36v vs 48v batteries

999zip999 wrote:Where are you located ?
Hi 999, I live in Ellenton Fl. The suburb of Bradenton Fl. that is just south of Tampa Bay Nick R.
by Nick R.
Mar 26 2017 9:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 36v vs 48v batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: 36v vs 48v batteries

Hi there. The PF is a fair cell. It's not bad, but it isn't great, so you might consider choosing better cells. If you plan to use your bike extensively, you might consider purchasing a quality battery made with cells suited to ebike use. You can find equivalent quality from a well-reviewed vendor ...
by Nick R.
Mar 24 2017 9:08am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 36v vs 48v batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: 36v vs 48v batteries

Thanks to all that replied I'm very grateful for your help. these are the two batteries that I was looking at and need help to decide, I'm wondering if the Dolphin is too big for the BBSO2 motor. #1-Ultra slim 48v 12ah Panasonic NCR 18650PF 3 cell Lithium-ion W/charger for $420, #2- Dolphin 52v 12ah...
by Nick R.
Mar 23 2017 11:43am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 36v vs 48v batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 977

36v vs 48v batteries

I'm getting ready to buy a BBSO2 mid-drive from Luna for my recumbent trike and am totally confused as to which battery to order. I have read somewhere that after a 36v battery uses 1/2 of it's charge it loses power, and that does not happen with 48v batteries. The only thing I know about DC power a...
by Nick R.
Dec 11 2016 3:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theft controller
Replies: 61
Views: 5291

Re: Theft controller

I totally agree that it's very satisfying seeing a thief get his just dessert with any of the above systems BUT today in America and elsewhere the thief has more rights than the victim. You may very well end up in jail and even have to give this scum your hard earned money, when the perfect system i...
by Nick R.
Dec 10 2016 9:37am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion

I have a Catrike Expedition which I love that I will soon do a BBSO2 conversion,I have done an extensive research on hub motors and mid drives and feel the Bafang is the best way for me to go, but I'm still looking. Nick R.
by Nick R.
Dec 06 2016 4:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Luna Cycle
Replies: 6
Views: 3895

Re: Luna Cycle

I am one of those people that is quick to slam someone who I feel did me wrong and rarely every complement a company for doing the right thing and giving good service. Without going into unnecessary details I have had a couple of issues with Luna, one involving a motor that malfunctioned after a we...
by Nick R.
Dec 04 2016 10:16am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBSO2 build
Replies: 0
Views: 220

BBSO2 build

I'm considering a BBSO2 kit for my trike and would like to know where to find a U tube tutorial on this type of build. Nick R.
by Nick R.
Oct 29 2016 4:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Ypedal Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Re: Ypedal Kit

Here's a tip for that problem with the LED display if you turn the bike over for maintenance. Just lose, accidentally OR on purpose, the little nut that holds the screw on for the handlebar mount and use some zip ties to hold it, it then just magically swivels out of the way when you upend the bike...
by Nick R.
Oct 20 2016 2:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Cheap ebike for electric conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Cheap ebike for electric conversion

SO I Decided I want to build an ebike... A couple of details about myself: I am a teenager and therefore am on a budget. Currently I drive about 4 miles to get to my job where I work. After realizing how much cheaper it would be to own a bike instead of a car to get places, I was all ears. I did my...
by Nick R.
Oct 18 2016 3:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on Dremel tools/kits, please. Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Need advice on Dremel tools/kits, please. Thanks

IMHO before buying any tool you must give it some serious thought,battery operated tools are very convenient BUT there is a tradeoff as with everything in life. I personally like corded tools for several reasons, there are times when a tool isn't used for months and even sometimes years, then to fin...
by Nick R.
Oct 18 2016 2:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hit an animal last night!
Replies: 92
Views: 13520

Re: Hit an animal last night!

My wife and I always jog at 5 am, we then moved to florida into a community that was about 1/4 built so there were lots of land that was bulldozed and under construction. This one morning it was very dark and as we jogged we both tripped over an alligator, Thankfully it was a small one. It hissed at...
by Nick R.
Oct 16 2016 12:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USA Highway deaths jump
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: USA Highway deaths jump

I have commuted 28 mi twice a day 5 times a week for 15 yrs and can safely say I have seen everything, from drivers reading the newspaper to the idiot who puts his laptop on the steering wheel,women who do all their makeup while tooling at 80 mph,BUT the worst was a woman that passed me at 80 mph+ w...
by Nick R.
Oct 13 2016 11:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Answering Questions on the Wiki https://endless-sphere.com/w
Replies: 27
Views: 160606

Re: Answering Questions on the Wiki (Proposal)

I'm new to this forum and a newbe to etrikes which I want to get into, also I don't know what WiKi means and have searched this whole forum for a place for dummies, everything i read is written for the real savvy pro and wonder if I should seek a lesser forum, Is there a place here that I could ask ...
by Nick R.
Sep 29 2016 1:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 projects, just about to drop dime on first motor.
Replies: 16
Views: 1199

Re: 4 projects, just about to drop dime on first motor.

I'm a newbie to triking at 88yrs young and would like to get into the ebike world, I have been looking at some of my options which include price, adaptability, and of course my age. My only housing for my trike is a enclosed carport which gets to about 115* to 120*F. in the summer and that worries m...