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by echew
Jun 07 2018 3:39pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I have found on both my BBS02 and wife's TSDZ2, my average commute speed increases modestly, say 5km/h, but simultaneously, my effort goes down. So in all, my overall commute time is quite similar, but I arrive less sweaty. So I think ebikes aren't saving much time, but saving much effort. If I put...
by echew
Jun 06 2018 9:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I am definitely over complicating that, although that is the type of calculations some of these higher end mid drives make, correct? So, just out of curiosity, what higher end motors could take a bit of thrashing? I think the TSDZ2 is very good value for money but it's probably not quite what I was...
by echew
Jun 05 2018 9:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Marin wrote:
Jun 05 2018 8:30pm
It looks like the plastic cover over the big gear may not be seated properly, you would need to remove the chainring to seat it properly.
Thanks, wonder why that happened. Will have a look when I get a chance.
by echew
Jun 05 2018 6:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Does anyone else have a slight gap underneath their motor near the chainring?

It seems to be slightly open (see motor chassis between wires and chainring):

Image

Just wondering if I'm putting some kind of undue strain on the motor chassis to cause this?
by echew
Jun 05 2018 12:58am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

John and Cecil wrote:
Jun 04 2018 11:58pm
Or a trained wild pig down there in NZ :) I have considered that quite a bit, a trained wild pig with armored back protector, helmet, googles, (and his own tusks!) riding on the back of a supermoto motorcycle and squealing at cars to get out of his way.
Now that would be a sight for sore eyes...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 11:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I would be careful with the metal gear too as we do not yet know what will be the next weakest link down the line. The nylon gear protects the rest of the motor from damage. Very good point. We go pretty fast from a start. Make sure you are in 1st gear and ease into your torque and you should be fi...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 11:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Starting in a higher gear is not good for the blue gear. You want to start off iWhat is really bad for the blue gear is torque at slow rpms and braking with the motor still going. This is really going to take some adjusting I think - I'm so used to just ticking over on the highest gear and tickling...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 11:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I have been commuting with mine (Melbourne), and been using it on Tour setting. Occasionally on Speed. Almost never on Eco. For pulling away, i have been a little careful not to have my pedal at high 2 o'clock position (which is my habit from years and years of commuting and other cycling), or if I...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 10:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Hmm, yeah, it's getting harder and harder to get in now. I was lucky that I got my residency before they upped the requirements (I'm from the UK originally). Anyhoo, just had my maiden voyage around the block with the TSDZ2! Very cool! I seem to only be able to get up to around 30 km/h using just th...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

My battery arrived! :D

Just wanted to say thanks to recycles-ebike.com for a such a speedy delivery!

I'm based in NZ and my delivery times were:

- 13 days from placing order for the TSDZ2 motor
- 16 days from placing order for the battery
by echew
Jun 04 2018 4:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

the bell lights themselves run on batteries, I open them up, place my own flat LED/PCB with wires, then connect directly to the TSDZ2 6v light wires... Great, gotcha. I had a look at the LEDs you linked to - the 5W ones say they operate on 6V but the 1W and 3W operate on 3V. Would these still be ok...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 4:06am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I paid $6.40 for my light :) The light lead is the 4' long wire that connects to that double connector (that puzzled you earlier) and then forks into 2 wires each with 2 connectors. I tested the light first on the usb and it would not turn on due to low amperage, but it was bright on the 6v light l...
by echew
Jun 04 2018 4:01am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

eyebyesickle wrote:
Jun 03 2018 11:27pm
ut..
So, I take these:
bell lights.jpeg
Very nice! Do you have a link to purchase the bell lights?

So you don't need a DC-DC converter for these?

Edit: Ah ok, so I think these are the ones: https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Meteor-LED- ... B01N8Y9Z2R
by echew
Jun 03 2018 3:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I am in the process of getting headlights and tail lights that will run from the main battery, to avoid having so many items to charge. There are many lights that include DC to DC converters that will run from 9v to 60v... ... If you want to run lights from the brake/lights cable (if your model inc...
by echew
Jun 03 2018 3:51pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I have not mounted it yet but this cheap light does work with the 6v power lead wires and it seems fairly bright for being only 6v. The rubber band mounting has much to be desired but I will probably mod it somehow when I get around to it. It does not work with the usb power coming off the display ...
by echew
Jun 02 2018 9:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

John and Cecil wrote:
Jun 02 2018 9:05pm
I think it goes to the light cable.
Interesting. Must investigate...
by echew
Jun 02 2018 8:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

What the devil is going on here: https://i.imgur.com/PNv4Anu.jpg Why does my speedo cable have 2 connectors?? The manual only shows a single connection: https://i.imgur.com/2YyLpts.png And what's this mysterious 1-into-2 cable for? I'm guessing it goes into the other connector from the speedo but wh...
by echew
Jun 02 2018 7:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Has anyone got any recommendations for a decent front/rear light set that fits the TSDZ2?

If I only have to charge 1 battery for everything I might actually remember to do it!
by echew
Jun 02 2018 7:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

The fixing block was more unnecessary parts for me :) My FS bike won't allow it to work, but the motor isn't moving on me with just a hd cable tie holding it in place. That fixing block and bolt are heavy too, although when carrying a 25lb Cecil and a 10 lb rear carrier I guess a few ozs of weight ...
by echew
Jun 02 2018 7:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Hmm, also didn't come with a M8 x 40 bolt to attach the fixing block - that's a bit annoying!

Edit: My mistake - I found the bolt! But it does require some washers to give it a good fit.
by echew
Jun 02 2018 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

It looks like you have a 73mm bb but ordered the 68mm kit? The 73mm kit includes an extra set of longer bolts and an extra set of spacers, plus the reg size ones too. If you ordered the 73mm kit check your packaging, I only found the longer bolts and extra spacers after having the same exact issue!...
by echew
Jun 02 2018 6:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I have quite a large gap between the securing plate and the motor body. See pic: https://i.imgur.com/qhck6WR.jpg I assume I just need to get some longer bolts and a few more washers but wondered if there was anything else I need to worry about here. Has anyone else run into a similar issue? Cheers
by echew
Jun 02 2018 3:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

AWD wrote:
Jun 02 2018 7:03am
I love it when he whacks the wrench with a hammer, that's just how we do it!
I laughed at that too. But... also I was unsure how to get the correct torque when using a weird tool like that bottom bracket tool as you can't use a normal torque wrench - so how do you get the correct torque?
by echew
Jun 02 2018 3:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 5939
Views: 497228

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Instructions - lol. There is a website with a couple pdf's, I think Casainho has them on his website too. One pdf is for install, the other is for the display and how to get into the settings mode. I think I got mine from this website: http://www.cnebikes.com/download.html Awesome, thanks for this!