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by Shedster
Jan 14 2021 7:45am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Batteries.....
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Batteries.....

Thanks for that, I think at the very least I need to charge my batteries outside, and you've given lots of good general advice as well. I'm struggling to find anyone in the UK who I can trust to get batteries from, everybody seems to either build their own or just use the Chinese ebay ones. I have o...
by Shedster
Jan 13 2021 9:00am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Batteries.....
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Batteries.....

Hi, I've searched the forum but can't find the info, so apologies for another dumb-ass question.... I need to buy a 48v 13ah (or higher) battery for a BBS02. Do I go Hailong or X-Go (and if so which is better) off ebay, or is there a better alternative? (I'm in the UK btw) I keep the bike in my hous...
by Shedster
Jan 07 2021 1:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: DIY Fix for BBS02/BBSHD Pedal/Throttle Issue
Replies: 149
Views: 38568

Re: DIY Fix for BBS02/BBSHD Pedal/Throttle Issue

Just that black plug, just disconnect it and job done? I reckon even I could manage that (hopefully). Many thanks, I'll get my motor ordered then.... Cheers :-)
by Shedster
Jan 07 2021 11:31am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: DIY Fix for BBS02/BBSHD Pedal/Throttle Issue
Replies: 149
Views: 38568

Re: DIY Fix for BBS02/BBSHD Pedal/Throttle Issue

Hi everybody, I've read through this and similar threads, and I'm a little scared by all the cutting and transistors and things. I'm about to buy a new BBS02 to replace my hub drive, and I'd like to keep the same characteristics, ie, pedal when I like, throttle when I like, and control how they inte...
by Shedster
Jan 06 2021 11:57am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Throttle jerking on Bafang question please?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Throttle jerking on Bafang question please?

Hi, not been on here a while, but I've recently got sucked into adding motors to pushbikes... I've currently done my first, a Voilamart hub motor in a non-suspension bike, which works great and whizzes along on the flat roads a treat, but now I want something for the trails and with some hill-climbi...
by Shedster
Dec 23 2017 4:11am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hi Dauntless, I get what you're saying, but actually there's no electric dirt bike classes at all in the UK, we are leagues behind what's happening over there, so I would be putting myself up against the hotshot 450 single ICE MX bikes. Which is the class I race in now on my vintage 1966 BSA (you ca...
by Shedster
Dec 22 2017 5:28pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

That's very interesting, thank you. I've just spent a happy hour wandering around their website, I think I'll be getting in touch with them in the New Year. Cheers ;-)
by Shedster
Dec 21 2017 3:34pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

I understand, the written word can often cause problems that don't appear face to face.... Thanks for the kind offer (I think the 95R is a little short of power for what I want, plus being air-cooled I don't think it would take well to running in the gritty dust on track, although as ever I bow to g...
by Shedster
Dec 21 2017 2:38pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

I didn't say that did I? As I stated at the start, I came on here for specific advice and information, which I've received, with grateful thanks. It's a simple fact - I'm sure I could learn the technical stuff, but it's obvious I don't have anything like enough money to do what I want. I've been aro...
by Shedster
Dec 21 2017 1:33pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Thanks to everybody for all their input. I've spent countless hours searching through threads on here for the last couple of weeks, and looking up parts and prices, and I think the end conclusion is, I can't get what I want with the money I'm prepared to invest (and being outside the States only mak...
by Shedster
Dec 21 2017 1:23pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hi, thanks for the reply - the racing isn't new to me, I've been doing it for nearly 50 years! It's the EV part that has attracted my attention... I'm listening to what people are saying about Golden, it seems that's not the smart way to go. I wish I could buy a used Zero, I could modify that just f...
by Shedster
Dec 20 2017 7:18pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hi Shedster, I don't have much time now, but want to caution you on the motor. Look for a better one. Hopefully some members can offer suggestions. Good luck, major Hi, thanks for that Major. I'm aware the Golden motor isn't rated as the best on the market, but obviously the price appeals to me. Li...
by Shedster
Dec 20 2017 6:48pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hi Chalo, thanks for the update. But to be honest, the more I see of Lipo batteries (being charged in the oven or fireproof cages for safety), the more I think I don't want to start building my own pack. I take your point about voltage, if I can find the right batteries (preferably lithium ion for s...
by Shedster
Dec 20 2017 1:28pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hey, thank you for the swift reply. I just figured 48v was the least expensive option in terms of batteries? I'm concerned about my lack of knowledge about charging, discharge, BMS etc, is Lithium Polymer not Lipo? What exactly is a pouch pack please? Are they the soft casing ones that I've seen dam...
by Shedster
Dec 20 2017 12:47pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Complete newbie wants to go EV racing - will it end in tears?

Hi Everybody, I've been pointed over here after looking on the Elmoto forum. I’m here because I’m seriously looking into the feasibility of building my first EV. I’m a competent mechanical engineer, I’ve built my own bikes from scratch, and I know enough to build a 12v wiring system, but I know abso...