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by java230
Feb 26 2018 9:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?
Replies: 3133
Views: 323077

Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

So much fun! Did my first longer ride today.

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by java230
Feb 25 2018 6:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

New more betterer power supply has landed. 30a 12v, hopefully that will run y charger at the full 10 amps, its slooooow to charge at 6 amps.

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by java230
Feb 24 2018 10:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

This thing is awesome! But I think I must have some worn suspension bushings/bearings the rear end shifts to the non drive side when power is applied.

But it's Soooo fun!
by java230
Feb 23 2018 7:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Welllll I let the magic smoke out of my power supply. Apparently It didnt want to charge at 6 amps.... There's the issue. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/38636483070_4b40752831_b.jpg Old comp PSU to the rescue, its slow and doesn't like to give full 12v.... Seems to chug along charging at 5.5amp...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 5:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Oh, very nice!

I just did a quick speed check, hadn't charged the batteries yet. They were at 52.3 when connected. Ran 35.2mph with me peddling :D
by java230
Feb 23 2018 4:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

I was half kidding (but not by much) about cleaning things up after a year... but def see if you like the ride enough to make TLC worth it. And big plus having the phase plugs outside the bag in some airflow... thats often a big hot spot. Hmmm They are just inside, but I did swap them to 6mm bullet...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 4:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

I could keep my hand on it, but pretty toasty, and I hadn't been flogging too badly. Really only stuck with as it was a bike for a gf that wasn't going to be pushed too hard, and hiding wires was a factor. My normal way ( as in not for a paying customer but a personal ride ) involves just slapping ...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 12:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

I wasn't waiting till it got hot on that one... But others I had got pretty toasty. Been running the wires out the front of my backpack battery.. Seemed to make it easier to stand up but not have it droop into the wheel while seated. Thanks for the input! What temp should I consider "hot? I ran min...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Voltron wrote:
Feb 23 2018 11:53am
I used one of my old soldering irons to burn ventilation holes for an controller bag, then the edges don't fray.
Did you have overheating issues? Thats exactly how I mad the hole in mine too! :D
by java230
Feb 23 2018 10:20am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

The controller might overheat being insulated inside the bag. I'd keep an eye on temps during testing. One possible solution would be to glue one side of the controller to the inside of the bag. This would eliminate the air gap and allow for better cooling through the bag material. Yeah I will have...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 8:45am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Bro, that's sick! Awesome build, how's it like with the battery in the pack? I'm out drifting with my mid drive bike when the snow is on the ground and more than once ive been thrown off, If you fall of what will happen to the cable? Not that I'm suggesting anything but a powerful mid drive can mak...
by java230
Feb 23 2018 1:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Well its 10:15 pm, 20 degrees outside, and I just went for the first test ride! My god! Its goooood. Tries to pull the front wheel off the ground in 5th gear. So to wrap up the build so far. Made the umbilical from backpack to bike. Came out nice I think! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/38622523...
by java230
Feb 22 2018 11:11am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Ill try the left thumb for the time being..... Bars done for now. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/26550873808_f186fc5c5d_b.jpg I know SBP says these are right or left, but it was not comfortable for me, maybe I have a short thumb.... I'm making an extension, hopefully I don't break the tab off.....
by java230
Feb 22 2018 10:01am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Chains are on, cranks and pedals are one. Brakes are done. Controller is just temporarily zip tied on, its going to go in a saddle bag in roughly that spot. I put 6mm bullet connectors on for the phase wires, I have a 6pin waterproof one coming for the hall's. Only issue is the throttle/shifter inte...
by java230
Feb 22 2018 8:30am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Rube wrote:
Feb 22 2018 6:19am
Grin have a super slim throttle, that will be my next attempt to solve interference between throttle and shifter.
Thanks, I'll take a peek at them!
by java230
Feb 22 2018 12:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

I'm getting all kinds of interference between the shifter and throttle, what is everyone running for shifters? A Shimano XTR does not appear that it will work....
by java230
Feb 21 2018 11:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What did you do to your e-bike today?
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: What did you do to your e-bike today?

Built motor mounts for my new ride :mrgreen:

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by java230
Feb 21 2018 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

First Mid Drive build, cyclone 3kw, custom mounts, Full suspension Bike.

Here goes! This will be my first mid drive. I picked up a cyclone 3kw kit. I was planning to install in my old hard tail bike, but found a good deal on a older Intense XC frame. I want to mount it inside the frame to keep the gorund clearnance. This will mostly be afun commuter bike, but there are l...
by java230
Feb 18 2018 2:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique my Build/Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Critique my Build/Plan

If I was utilizing a Cyclone motor I would hunt up a decent suspension fork, hitting potholes and unexpected cracks and undulations in the road is pretty brutal with no suspension. You can find them reasonably if you keep your eyes open for a set of forks that's either been rebuilt or serviced regu...
by java230
Feb 18 2018 2:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique my Build/Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Critique my Build/Plan

I have a BBSHD on my clunker of a FS MTB with the 1500W programming from Luna using a 52V battery. It runs through a Shimano 3-speed IGH on 26-inch wheels. In 3rd gear I can easily sustain 32 MPH on flat terrain with no extra tuck. And the BBSHD is dead silent. It's also a much cleaner design than ...
by java230
Feb 17 2018 5:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique my Build/Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Critique my Build/Plan

I was talking to a fellow recently with a factory mid drive (much lower power than the 3000W Cyclone), and he was complaining about it not staying in gear. I asked him if his chain was worn, he said the derailleur spring was keeping it tight so any wear was not important. Many people don't understa...
by java230
Feb 17 2018 2:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique my Build/Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Critique my Build/Plan

It will be fun, I won't deny that! I wasn't talking fun budget, I was talking transportation budget. Fun budget can afford a six pack of 9 speed chains. I have a few kicking around already! I am going to do some looking into running a 3 speed with BMX chain, not sure that's possible even though to ...
by java230
Feb 16 2018 10:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Critique my Build/Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 1344

Re: Critique my Build/Plan

Dogman Dan & motomexh, I appreciate your input! However I ended up with a 3kw cyclone. Paul with SBP had it in my garage already. He's local to me and had it over next day after order! I got a 80v thumb throttle with it as well to give a try between twist and thumb. I will likely be mounting it insi...