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by coinmaster
Aug 14 2018 2:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Think I might have fried my motor
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Think I might have fried my motor

The motor stopped working a few minutes after the big splash. When I checked the connections the two prong plug on the throttle was definitely wet inside. The throttle still lit up though. As of today the lights don't work on the throttle anymore but the it does turn the controller on. Is there some...
by coinmaster
Aug 14 2018 10:25am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Think I might have fried my motor
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Think I might have fried my motor

The voltage between the black and green wires of the throttle alternates from 4.5 to 5v when pulling the throttle.
by coinmaster
Aug 14 2018 7:15am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Think I might have fried my motor
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Think I might have fried my motor

I'm using a cyclone 3000 on a KMX trike and I took it out into the rain yesterday, I covered the electronics in bubble wrap to avoid getting them wet but I ran into this monsterous puddle that I couldn't avoid and almost submerged the bike in it. After that I checked the electronics and they seemed ...
by coinmaster
Aug 02 2018 9:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: How to remove cyclone 3k freewheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

How to remove cyclone 3k freewheel?

I want to upgrade my cyclone 3k freewheel cog from a 14t to a 22t but I haven't the slightest clue how to get the cog off of the motor.
Can anyone give me some laymens instructions please?
by coinmaster
Jul 31 2018 5:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cyclone freewheel replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Cyclone freewheel replacement

I'm using my cyclone 3000 motor on a KMX trike with the double sprocket attachment that lunacycle sells for recumbents and I'm using a 50t cassette in the back. I want to hit 30mph in first gear but I am only getting 16mph in first gear using the 14t freewheel cog on the cyclone 3000 motor. I want t...
by coinmaster
Jul 30 2018 1:34am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: BMX chains
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: BMX chains

I live in a very hilly area with lots of steep grades, I need the gears sadly.
I can't find anything on the internet that tells me what size BMX chain will fit a 10 speed drivetrain.
by coinmaster
Jul 29 2018 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: BMX chains
Replies: 5
Views: 295

BMX chains

My cyclone 3000 has ripped two of my chains if half from the torque already and I need something a bit stronger than the chains I've been using.
I was told to use BMX chains instead of KMC chains for the best results but I the sizing is different on BMX chains. What size BMX chain will fit a 10 speed?
by coinmaster
Jul 21 2018 11:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Cyclone double sprocket on KMX issue
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Cyclone double sprocket on KMX issue

I'm trying fit the cyclone 3000 motor on my KMX using the syclone double sprocket kit https://lunacycle.com/parts/cyclone-parts/cyclone-double-sprocket-kit-for-trikes-recumbents-and-pedicabs/ but I ran into an issue. The motor swivels back and forth on the mount when in use which causes chain to ski...
by coinmaster
May 04 2018 9:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-trike Aluminum vs steel frame
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

E-trike Aluminum vs steel frame

I'm planning to order a KMX trike kit next month for my cyclone 3000 and I'm trying to maximize range efficiency. I plan on riding about 14,000 miles per year. I can either buy the steel or aluminum kmx venom frame, of course I'd want to go with the aluminum frame because it's lighter and will give ...
by coinmaster
May 04 2018 10:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Belt drive cyclone 3000 help
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Belt drive cyclone 3000 help

Is there a belt-pulley that fits the cyclone 3000? I could use a dual cog cassette and route the cyclone and the crank separately.
But I would need a way to mount the cyclone at the back and a belt-pulley that fits the cyclone. What is the key notch type shaft that the cyclone 3000 uses called?
by coinmaster
May 04 2018 12:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Belt drive cyclone 3000 help
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Belt drive cyclone 3000 help

So I'm trying to make the ultimate commuter KMX trike. At first I decided to mix gas with electric, but realized I would become a cop magnet, decrease aerodynamics, and have top heavy weight where I don't want it on a recumbent. So I'm going full electric. I need to commute 40 miles per day minimum ...
by coinmaster
May 02 2018 11:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Samsung INR21700-48G
Replies: 37
Views: 6623

Re: Samsung INR21700-48G

So did we conclude these cells are a rip-off? Even if they come out at just 4000ma that is still better than anything else on the market by weight is it not?
by coinmaster
May 02 2018 3:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Which version of the cyclone 3k does the Lunacycle website sell?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Which version of the cyclone 3k does the Lunacycle website sell?

The Cyclone "3000" comes in 3 versions, the 1500w-3000w, 1800w-3000w and the 2000w-4000w version according to this http://www.cyclone-tw.com/motor.html
The 2000-4000w version is 8% more efficient than the others. That's nothing to scoff at. Which one does Lunacycle actually sell us?
by coinmaster
Apr 29 2018 11:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclone 3000 KMX kit
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Cyclone 3000 KMX kit

Nothing important missing. I don't need the idler? Yep, build big with a hub and save a lot of tempering, in the building and maintenance. I already have a cyclone 3000 motor. Not going to buy a hub. What about my other questions? Should I place the motor in front like Gman1971 or use the cyclone s...
by coinmaster
Apr 29 2018 11:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?

But I can't run 96v with my cyclone right?
by coinmaster
Apr 29 2018 11:14am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?

What a shame. What motors can handle 150v?
by coinmaster
Apr 29 2018 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Cyclone 3000 safe @ 150v?

I want to use a 150v controller for my cyclone 3000 for more speed because why not. Is the motor rated for this voltage>
by coinmaster
Apr 28 2018 10:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclone 3000 KMX kit
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Cyclone 3000 KMX kit

I just realized this guy doesn't use the cyclone sprocket https://lunacycle.com/parts/cyclone-parts/cyclone-double-sprocket-kit-for-trikes-recumbents-and-pedicabs/ Example pics here http://www.cyclone-tw.com/recumbent.htm I also realized I need an "idler" for the bike? Do I need an idler if I use th...
by coinmaster
Apr 28 2018 8:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclone 3000 KMX kit
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Cyclone 3000 KMX kit

So I bit the bullet and bought a KMX recumbent trike kit. I'm ditching my crappy walmart bike, just took the cyclone 3000 motor off of it. I'm getting terrible Wh/mile on it and its being torn apart by the torque. I'm not familiar with recumbent trikes so I'm looking for build advice. This is my ord...
by coinmaster
Apr 27 2018 11:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

The way to have it not get stole is for it to look like Amberwolf built it. Not ugly per se, but still not obviously a highly desirable tadpole trike either.
I've been looking at the Scorpio SR-i900 alarm system. I have a difficult time imagining someone would steal a bike with such an alarm no?
by coinmaster
Apr 26 2018 1:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

I can't bring a recumbent indoors anyway so it's sort of a moot point and so is the mentioning of an e-bike being a "hybrid". You know what I meant, you continue to waste time with wordplay and pointless counterarguments.
by coinmaster
Apr 26 2018 12:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

Lol, listen to yourself. You'd rather suggest impractical and inconvenient methodologies (shorter distances and public transit? really?) than consider a hybrid. That's fine for you, but Ideologists need not reply here, it's annoying. I'm only interested in practical results. Take any E-bike, add a g...
by coinmaster
Apr 26 2018 11:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

Yeah I've been thinking about using an arduino to make a custom alarm that screams "BIKE THEIF"! whenever somebody gets within 5 feet of the bike. I wonder if that would be enough.
by coinmaster
Apr 26 2018 1:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

I'm currently using stacks of hoverboard batteries I got for a good price. It seems practically speaking, with my local terrain at 25-30mph I get about 25-30 miles per 1200 watts of battery capacity, meaning I would need closer to 10kw of batteries to get 200 mile range. A recumbent would help great...
by coinmaster
Apr 25 2018 7:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Car "replacement" e-bike and where to park

The typical 4 stroke noise is largely mitigated in a belt drive set-up. I feel like a meat eater talking to a vegan. This conversation is pointless. My only concern is results, no ideologies. I have practical issues that need practical solutions.