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by E-Glider
Jun 18 2020 11:10am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro

That little Korean spot welder is super cute! But I have also soldered these batteries with no apparent ill-effect. I think the (obvious) trick is to allow only a minimum amount of heat to conduct into the cell, in order to prevent/minimise any damage etc. Thus (contact) 'time' is of the essence her...
by E-Glider
May 09 2020 2:04am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro

~~~ Glad to hear that you successfully found replacement Battery & Charger! :) Do you mean that you would like to test/restore life to the original (A) 'Battery' - or instead to the individual 'cells' of that battery? - It would likely only take one or two apparently 'dead' cells cause the BMS & Cha...
by E-Glider
Apr 29 2020 3:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B triangle battery box
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: A2B triangle battery box

Audisport09 wrote:
Apr 23 2020 8:01am
I want something removable for charging and kickable in the event of a fire.
:)

OK! ~ So a small red notice attached:
"In case of Fire - please kick the shit out of this box until it completely parts company with the bike and/or is extinguished!"

;)
by E-Glider
Apr 23 2020 4:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B triangle battery box
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: A2B triangle battery box

Sounds good Audisport09! Tough & non-conductive. I take it you have since given up on the option of refitting batts to the front fame tube - and don't mind losing the 'step-thru' format? Possibly too large for a home 3D-printing setup, but might be worth talking to an automotive plastic welder (fend...
by E-Glider
Apr 08 2020 8:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: A2B metro charger
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: A2B metro charger

I have an a2b metro gen 2 that is brand new and never been used. I want to get it going. I have the original factory charger and the original main battery pack that goes in the tube of the bike. I pulled the battery pack out and it is dead. If your battery pack really is new and has also never been...
by E-Glider
Mar 27 2020 4:29pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: A2B Metro - [rear rack, auxiliary, secondary, battery]

Hey e-Glider.....the lithium batteries you linked to are either 7sx2 =14s (51.8v) or 6sx2=12s (44.4v)! Neither of these packs will work with the stock A2B 36v controller, right? Wrong. Both packs still work fine on my Gen 1 unit. :) It seems that the stock contoller will handle up to around 57-59v ...
by E-Glider
Mar 21 2020 11:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Would you say this is about normal range for the battery? I loosened the shock nut to no tension when parked, that seemed to eliminate the hop but the spring rattles a bit now when going over a bump as it's unloaded. Robbie That sounds about right to me for a used & standard rear pack.. but mine wa...
by E-Glider
Mar 21 2020 10:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Thanks eglider, Any suggested sources on the air shock you've mentioned? No worries 'robbiesd'. Jump on eBay.. or even visit your local bike shop? Personally, I am still using one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kind-Shock-Kindshock-KS-A5-RR1-Dual-Air-Rear-Shock-150x30mm/263401048971?ssPageName=...
by E-Glider
Mar 21 2020 5:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

eglider: Any tips on reducing/controlling the rear wheel hop? Congratulations first of all! Sounds as if you now have yourself an excellent basis for some suitable tweaking & 'personalisation' to your own setup preferences anyway! :) Presumably you still have the standard rear 'shock absorber' fitt...
by E-Glider
Mar 09 2020 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Hillhater wrote:
Mar 09 2020 7:24am
It would be a full time job correcting Wiki.....
Aint that the truth!

And thanks.. that 2000 Aprilia was clearly WAY ahead! ;)
by E-Glider
Mar 08 2020 9:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

And,..NO,..they were far from the first purpose designed Ebikes..Aprilia, Stealth , Optibike , several others and a few million Chinese beat them on that front. PS.. at one time (maybe still ?). There were chinese replicas of the Metro available via Ebay and Alibaba etc. OK! Sorry to 'misinform'! M...
by E-Glider
Mar 05 2020 12:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

And I look forward to seeing what you decide upon!
by E-Glider
Mar 05 2020 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Cool.. and meantime, hopefully you'll find something suitable to buy!

;)
by E-Glider
Mar 05 2020 10:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

@ 'robbiesd': So glad you had at least already seen that Ad. :) His bikes clearly are in exceptionally good all-round condition. ~ I can't help wondering how long it will be, before machines such as his actually start going back UP in value again? 20 years? Reckon, as it's 'buyer collects', actually...
by E-Glider
Mar 05 2020 9:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

@ 'robbiesd': Obviously, everyone has their own view & price limit etc, but did you check out that TX ad at all first? A wealthy guy clearly bought x2 @ $3,200ea new - and they have been sitting in dry storage in his garage & essentially unused ever since! To the right person, $1600 (+ rear battery ...
by E-Glider
Mar 04 2020 7:07pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Apologies.. complete URL link to above:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A2B-Metro-Elec ... SwKz5d88ud
by E-Glider
Mar 04 2020 7:02pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Need 36 volt external battery for A2B Metro
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Need 36 volt external battery for A2B Metro

No worries mate!

Good luck in grabbing one! ;)
by E-Glider
Mar 04 2020 6:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Even less 'unreasonable' might be (one) these?:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A2B-Metro-Elec ... SwKz5d88ud

x2 brand new Gen 2 A2B's at half original price paid.. AND apparently willing to sell *rear battery pack(s?) separately*.
This is rare. ;)
Texas.
by E-Glider
Mar 04 2020 6:44pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Need 36 volt external battery for A2B Metro
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Need 36 volt external battery for A2B Metro

Just saw this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/A2B-Metro-Elec ... SwKz5d88ud

Selling 2 New A2B's at half original price - and apparently willing to sell rear battery unit(s) separately? Texas.

Hope it helps!

;)
by E-Glider
Mar 04 2020 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

No worries Audisport09 - a pleasure to share! Yes.. you clearly have the general 'picture' now. :) Regarding paralleling balance leads, my thoughts at the time were twofold: 1). Available space was getting very tight in there.. literally down to millimeters! 2). Factory Li-po battery-batch matching-...
by E-Glider
Mar 03 2020 11:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

These are shit bikes in many ways including major flaws in the frame... Do yourself a favour and steer clear. Plus any a2b parts are pretty much non existent. They handle like crap at speed. lots of annoying intracies Each to their own Eh! Personally, I really like them for their super-comfortable ...
by E-Glider
Mar 03 2020 10:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Hi 'Audisport09', That's right, all the batteries stay firmly in place for balancing/charging. So, in the fame there are x4 22v packs = x2 pairs, each wired in parallel. These pairs are in turn held in parallel for charging (@ 22v) but switched to series for running (@ 45v). I used the 'Normally Clo...
by E-Glider
Mar 03 2020 12:23am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

Hello 'Audisport09' Congrats on converting your rear pack! For the frame pack I used x4 of these: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/multistar-high-capacity-6s-10000mah-multi-rotor-lipo-pack.html?___store=en_us Wired switchable series/parallel to give 45v running/22.2v charging. They just fitted the frame ...
by E-Glider
Mar 02 2020 11:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?
Replies: 52
Views: 2054

Re: A2B Octive/Metro purchase?

I own and run an early A2B Metro - and as far as I am aware, almost any 36v-55v battery pack can easily be 'hacked-in' to replace the standard rear-pack configuration, yes. Obviously, replacing the forward in-frame battery can be more difficult, due to it's awkward 'banana' shape etc. I have success...
by E-Glider
Jan 09 2020 2:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro
Replies: 18
Views: 937

Re: Charging issue on Ultra Motor A2B Metro

Just possible that this place could still help you out in someway, if that is the route you choose to follow: https://ebikemarketplace.com/products/a2b-li-ion-electric-bike-batteries Personally, I chose to 'can' all the original A2B Metro cell packs/BMS/Charger and replace with modern 6/7S Lipo pack...