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by Kitaro1999
Feb 10 2019 11:33am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Shorten or extend controller cables - looking for connectors
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Shorten or extend controller cables - looking for connectors

I have a BBSHD controller cable that I want to shorten so it doesn't stick out - there is very little room in the FS frame to ziptie it. I can definitely cut/ splice the cable to the right length - Is there a recommended Male-Female connector that I can use] instead of using electrical tape or twist...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 17 2018 9:00am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 249
Views: 21197

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

My $0.02 here - I spoke with another supplier and looks like Bafang has told them that the firmware and ports are evolving, and to expect updates. I asked for additional details but that is all they got. This particular supplier is hesitant to sell the M600 system right now. I am guessing it works t...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 15 2018 2:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Spare parts for the Bafang Ultra ?
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Spare parts for the Bafang Ultra ?

I see a bunch of posts around parts for the Bafang Ultra - how real is this issue ? How many failures have people seen with the Ultra ? The answer is probably non-zero, but with motors (even BBSHD) , do users see a large amount of maintenance and need for spare parts ? Curious if people have anecdot...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 15 2018 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1 vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000

This post was not about me. It's about what is possible and what it costs to build something with better performance and range, more serviceability, and more affordability than a prebuilt bike. Many people have built things far greater than anything i've touched. My builds are only slightly greater...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 15 2018 11:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY

The G310 probably cannot handle that unless you volt up and gear down ( this would require 20" wheels and a phaserunner to handle the high eRPM that results ). I'd imagine it can do 25mph continuous ( check the ebikes.ca motor simulator ) all day, but only short spurts to 30mph.. Agreed neptronix. ...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 15 2018 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1 vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000

Juggernaut Ultra is one hell of a bike for the price, considering the powerful mid-drive and fairly good components. The Stromer is on a whole other level of quality (being euro-made, as opposed to taiwan-made), but the Juggernaut definitely takes the cake in the following categories: I would go fo...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 15 2018 11:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1 vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000

As for the other end of the spectrum, you see this bike here? the total parts cost was $1900. It has a 48v 25AH battery, 8000W of power, a 2001 Turner O2 frame ( paid $250, original price was $4000 ), 203mm tektro hydraulic brake in the front ( bought on discount ~$75 ), air suspension on both side...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 11 2018 12:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1 vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000

Proprietary is not good at all. Both Specialized and Giant are proprietary - infact every single component from the battery to the motor, switches, displays etc on them is proprietary. So if Proprietary is bad, Specialized and Giant are the worse choice. You HAVE to buy everything from them. Go to ...
by Kitaro1999
Oct 11 2018 10:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stromer ST1X vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000 vs DIY
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Stromer ST1 vs Juggernaut Ultra 1000

Both bikes are wildly overpriced by a factor of 3 compared to something you can build in your own. Umm.. how ? The closest i can see is the Luna KHS for $3200 plus shipping. 1. Reasonable bike with quality components is atleast $1500. Don't give me the craigslist route - Frame is probably ok, but t...
by Kitaro1999
Sep 28 2018 1:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Beltline , Centerline, Chain line on Bafang Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Beltline , Centerline, Chain line on Bafang Ultra

Great question. Not sure but looks like it. I just PMd spinningmagnets. Let's see what he says.
by Kitaro1999
Sep 10 2018 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BBSHD - still big demand ?
Replies: 6
Views: 571

BBSHD - still big demand ?

I am curious if there is any insight around the demand for BBSHD, compared to the relatively newer Ultra or other?

Vendors are still selling the BBSHD kits, but I am curious if there is continuing demand for conversion of existing bikes, as opposed to buying custom frames / bikes.
by Kitaro1999
Sep 07 2018 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1784
Views: 184593

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Did you get any water in the connectors? I saw this once with a BBSHD build once. Disconnected everything , let the connectors dry, plugged back in and it reset.

This may also be a loose connection somewhere. Frey should be able to help you.
by Kitaro1999
Aug 31 2018 4:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1784
Views: 184593

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

zacharyPL wrote:
Aug 31 2018 10:52am

My engine is purchased from Alibaba without any modification, version 48V, 1000W tires I have quite narrow typical urban. 40-45 miles give about 60km or a similar distance, I am asking what average speed do you make this distance?
I can do 20+ Mph with level 1 assistance . 25 with level 2.
by Kitaro1999
Aug 30 2018 11:48am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1784
Views: 184593

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

hello, I made a bike with bafang ultra and I have a problem with it. It consumes quite a lot of battery quickly, 17ah is enough for 50 km. The engine gets quite hot when running flat at a speed of about 25-30 km / h. is this the normal behavior of this drive? I noticed on your other post - is it th...
by Kitaro1999
Aug 13 2018 2:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?

Regulations in the US (and elsewhere) seem to me like a big question mark. So my guess would be that somewhere in the curve, there's going to be a big market for something like an electric moped, and an evolving regulatory environment could make a big difference in how that turns out. I might have ...
by Kitaro1999
Aug 13 2018 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?

The benefit of ebikes is that we are living in a golden era right now. You can have an ebike that doesn't scream "hot rod" but has a very satisfying amount of power ( *as long as you ride safely around other people). This is true.. but how does that affect or factor into what consumers want to buy....
by Kitaro1999
Aug 13 2018 10:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Is entering the ebike market a viable business now?

I have been lurking in forums and I am curious if getting in the ebike market is viable. Here are my pros / cons and would love to get feedback on how to look at it. Pros: Appears to be somewhat lucrative on the high end. Not so much on the low end. If you find a niche, it is a good business - Juice...
by Kitaro1999
Apr 30 2018 5:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full suspension 29er commuter, with Bafang Ultra Max and rear rack !
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: Full suspension 29er commuter, with Bafang Ultra Max and rear rack !

Nope. Just looks that way. 😀
The bag is wrapped around the frame - looks too tight with the rear shock but isn't.
by Kitaro1999
Apr 05 2018 3:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1784
Views: 184593

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

mr.electric wrote:
Apr 05 2018 12:54am
All of luna's drives are magnesium have a sine wave controller and are made exclusively for luna.
Does it have the steel gear too ? I saw from Paxtana on a diff forum that the Ludi version has one but no official confirmation.
by Kitaro1999
Mar 26 2018 8:59pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Long term use of Anderson and xt60 connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Long term use of Anderson and xt60 connectors

Yup. Apartment is too small to bring in the full bike inside every day so have to rely on unhooking the battery. :(
by Kitaro1999
Mar 26 2018 5:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Long term use of Anderson and xt60 connectors
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Long term use of Anderson and xt60 connectors

Hello I live in in the upper NE area in the US and during the winter months, I want to have the flexibility to quickly disconnect the battery and chargers to bring them indoors. My triangle battery comes with Anderson connectors for charging and XT60 for the BBSHD. Both these are hard to disconnect ...
by Kitaro1999
Mar 26 2018 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD
Replies: 58
Views: 3873

Re: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD

IMO, based on my experience, maps to around 12-13 mile of equivalent real life watt-hours. Your challenge is battery size that fits a smaller frame. Option 1: Down tube mounted battery Try the new Wolf pack - https://lunacycle.com/luna-wolf-52v-ebike-battery/ - this should fit most smaller frames. I...