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by AZeBikeGuy
Jan 23 2020 4:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lime Bike battery fire
Replies: 42
Views: 3123

Re: Lime Bike battery fire

They do get paid for recovering, charging and putting at designated spots - had a buddy doing it

I don't know if he just drove around or they were locatable via the GPS but I presumed they would be
by AZeBikeGuy
Jan 23 2020 11:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lime Bike battery fire
Replies: 42
Views: 3123

Re: Lime Bike battery fire

Steal battery?
by AZeBikeGuy
Jan 10 2020 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 4531
Views: 448636

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

These bikes can have the chain semi tight with very minimal slack and should be adjusted that way. Unlike motorcycles, there is no change in the secondary drive chain tension when the suspension is compressed or extended unlike motorcycles, because the pivot shares the same location as the secondar...
by AZeBikeGuy
Jan 10 2020 8:09am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike
Replies: 4531
Views: 448636

Re: Sur-Ron - New Mid drive Bike

Kauaiguy wrote:
Jan 09 2020 8:41pm
I readjusted to a looser tension,just a little give in the chain now.Its a little cooler and less noisy .
A chain shouldn't be even close to tight - should have plenty of play
by AZeBikeGuy
Nov 17 2019 11:02am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Can Ah be translated to Wh and vice versa?
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Can Ah be translated to Wh and vice versa?

When "counting coulombs" sample the voltage when sampling the current for totalizing (accumulating) the current, multiply the current by the voltage and totalize for Wh
by AZeBikeGuy
Nov 16 2019 8:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Preventing BBSHD Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 2074

Re: Preventing BBSHD Removal

I'm pretty sure the odds that someone even wants to steal the just motor are far less than the odds they'd just steal the bike instead A thief is usually interest in selling the bike or parts and what value is there to a not only used motor, but one that's stolen? Why not the entire bike which would...
by AZeBikeGuy
Nov 15 2019 1:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Preventing BBSHD Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 2074

Re: Preventing BBSHD Removal

No matter how good your lock is, it will almost certainly take less time to defeat it (I'd guess no more than five or six minutes with a portable angle grinder) than to remove the BBSHD
by AZeBikeGuy
Nov 15 2019 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Preventing BBSHD Removal
Replies: 25
Views: 2074

Re: Preventing BBSHD Removal

Seems to me if folks have the time and determination to remove a BBSHD from a frame, one can succeed no matter what anti-removal prevention measures or they'll just take the whole bike... I don't really get the concern
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 22 2019 11:56am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD vs. BBS02?
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

Re: BBSHD vs. BBS02?

I read the article and my impression is that he concludes the BBSHD's are the better unit

More efficient and more rugged

But different kv like you are suggesting
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 18 2019 2:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

Re: Reliability - Are there numbers?

9-10months of the year I ride about 500km/month - in ~2.5yrs I've got ~10,000km on the one bike and ~3000km on the other The only frequent maintenance I do is chain lube and checking fasteners to ensure they are tight - easy peasy Much less often replace tires (2000-2500km), chain, cassette and chai...
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 18 2019 11:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Reliability - Are there numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

Re: Reliability - Are there numbers?

BBSHD on fat-bike at ~10,000km with plenty of off-road - only service to motor unit was teardown, inspect & grease at ~1000km

I get >3000km on 11sp chains, cassettes and chain rings

Sample size: 1

YMMV
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 14 2019 10:04am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery capacity issue or not
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Battery capacity issue or not

dcuste wrote:
Oct 12 2019 7:07pm
...I plugged the charger into a kill-a-watt meter. I'm pretty confident that it is accurate....
Measuring at the input to the charger is going to be way off by the charger efficiency and most get pretty hot so it will give a much higher number than what gets to the battery...
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 10 2019 10:02am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Easy Pedling on electric Bicycle (Geared or Gearless)
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Easy Pedling on electric Bicycle (Geared or Gearless)

One of many reasons not interested in DD hub

Everyone has a different "mission" - the tool of choice for mine (a bicycle experience) is the mid

The OP would likely be better served by the same IMO
by AZeBikeGuy
Oct 10 2019 9:16am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Easy Pedling on electric Bicycle (Geared or Gearless)
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Easy Pedling on electric Bicycle (Geared or Gearless)

I definitely fall into the category of bicycle first Since day one of e-bike riding I pedal any time it's producing power although I do have a throttle for fine control of applied power I've gotten reasonably fit (even though old and "disabled") and generally take off without the power turned on Onc...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 23 2019 6:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lime Bike battery fire
Replies: 42
Views: 3123

Re: Lime Bike battery fire

I don't know the details but city of PHX says they won't let them stop the clock on them until they are parked in approved locations
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 16 2019 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: BBSHD on 72V 50A controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: BBSHD on 72V 50A controller?

72V should pose no issues in and of itself and should be better for the motor at a given power level (lower current for same power)

Like others are saying maximum continuous power is what you need to watch
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 12 2019 7:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: "Broom", a junk commuter ebike
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: "Broom", a junk commuter ebike

Old school tip - slide the chain in an old innertube as a covering for scratch protection
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 11 2019 9:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 2719

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

I'm just coming up on 60, am "disabled" (missing a leg) but still can't imagine being content on anything that doesn't lean to turn - i.e. two wheels vs. three I've also rode motos since a kid and also pilot and have piloted many different types of aircraft (and watercraft for that matter). Four whe...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 10 2019 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 2719

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

Finally found the brand spanking new Tempe regs that are very specific about sidewalk riding Tempe passes new rules for bike and scooter riders Post Date:08/15/2019 8:00 PM TEMPE, Ariz. (Aug. 15, 2019) – There are new rules for operating bikes and scooters in Tempe. Here is what you need to know. Bi...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 10 2019 9:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 2719

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

Pretty boring stuff - I think Article V is the part @wturber is referring to and Article VII is the new one I was pointing out Tempe Article V Sec. 7-52. Riding on sidewalks or bicycle lanes. (a) The city traffic engineer is authorized to erect or place signs on any sidewalk or roadway, prohibiting ...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 10 2019 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 2719

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

AZ ARS 28-101, 25: "Electric bicycle" means a bicycle or tricycle that is equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than seven hundred fifty watts and that meets the requirements of one of the following classes: (a) "Class 1 electric bicycle" means a bicycle or tricycle that ...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 09 2019 7:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so I crashed again today...Is it time for a trike in the city?
Replies: 66
Views: 2719

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

In AZ bikes are allowed on the sidewalks and IMO on the arterial streets without bike lanes it would be suicide to ride in the vehicle lanes... and even the ones with the bike lanes are far too hazardous for my tastes - the vehicle speeds are typically 50-55mph (and often faster) on most of these in...
by AZeBikeGuy
Sep 05 2019 7:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike anti-theft, GPS and motion alarms, suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: Ebike anti-theft, GPS and motion alarms, suggestions?

There are too many opportunists out here to leave mine just sitting for sure - some of the places I've locked up have had the cable locks cut (owner was going with a u-lock and cable) and the wheels stolen We all know determined thieves are going to get them so different animal but I'd like to disco...
by AZeBikeGuy
Dec 01 2018 7:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Throttle Behavior
Replies: 129
Views: 11672

Re: Throttle Behavior

The wire is very small - 26AWG. I don't think those type of connectors will work well that small but if you find something please let me know because this is a time I'd really and truly like to be wrong!!! It's pretty easy to solder into. The hardest part is getting at it under the potting but even ...