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by khorse
Nov 04 2019 10:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

I don't know what imaginary world you are living in, but that's an absurd description of American laws. As for "nanny state", your description of the situation in the UK is what tends to happen when people try to have government take that nanny role. It is a very long shot that such programs work o...
by khorse
Nov 04 2019 1:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

And so sorry to hear that the UK is such a nanny state that DIY ebiking is illegal there, too much a tradeoff for safety IMO. Hahaha "nanny state". Yes I understand that to an american even laws against putting asbestos in children's drinks sound totalitarian but for the rest of the world it's comm...
by khorse
Nov 01 2019 2:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

More likely they swerved because they were texting, and never saw you here in the USA. But you do see a lot of people get startled by something, swerve, and then roll the car. When I was 18 I visited London for a month. People were astonished that I had a drivers license that young. Definitely a di...
by khorse
Oct 30 2019 11:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

It is dangerous exactly because it can startle other motorists into swerving. This really shouldn't have to be explained. It sounds like you're used to the extremely low standard of skill typical of third world failed states like african warzones or the USA. If you were the kind of person to swerve...
by khorse
Oct 25 2019 10:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Dream commuter bike build
Replies: 29
Views: 2288

Re: Dream commuter bike build

I would not recommend the cyclone 3kw motor, the advantage is too small over the bbshd. There is a cyclone 4kw motor, with a 30% bigger core. It would be better suited. The cyc x1 motor is filled with thermal epoxy so it has a good power handling ability for its weight and size (smaller than bbshd)...
by khorse
Oct 22 2019 7:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: More breakage
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: More breakage

Why front wheel drive?
by khorse
Oct 21 2019 4:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

We don't have "fuzz" at home in England, we've got police. I don't know what a fuzz is.
by khorse
Oct 16 2019 10:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: SYK-36-80W
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: SYK-36-80W

First thing to learn don't build a front wheel drive ebike.
by khorse
Oct 16 2019 10:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Why not comfort bikes?
Replies: 87
Views: 6374

Re: Why not comfort bikes?

https://yubabikes.com/ Are these Dutch designs available in the States? Especially need heavy weight bearing? Would also like to look at cargo / delivery type. Those are all longtail cargo bikes, we don't have that stuff here in the netherlands. If you want to buy a real dutch brand, Gazelle, Batav...
by khorse
Oct 08 2019 10:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

V-Brakes with very good cables and pads are fine.
by khorse
Oct 08 2019 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Would this make a good donor bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 876

Re: Would this make a good donor bike?

This is hardly a BSO, all the parts are of a reasonable quality and there's no anachronisms like a candle seatpost or skylark clone derailleur. It's an acceptable entry level (if grandpa-ish) bike but I'd still start with something second hand anyway.
by khorse
Oct 08 2019 12:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

6 penalty points on your driving licence if u have one and if not the law will apply it when if passed so one wrong move first 2 years license is gone plus a hefty fine can be four figures as well as recovery costs to boot so stay off the roads when at 40mph + speed in uk, cops ain't to bothered at...
by khorse
Oct 07 2019 8:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me
Replies: 95
Views: 10021

Re: High power ebike means none of the rules apply to me

This video is in England, where an unregistered ebike is supposed to only have 250W but in practice this is not enforced. ICE bikes are extremely heavily policed due to noise and anti-social image, but the police really couldn't give two shits if it looks reasonably like a mountain bike and is silen...
by khorse
Oct 05 2019 2:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of this rack configuration?
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: What do you think of this rack configuration?

I'd say do something full custom if you can. Cos that thing looks too ugly to be strong
by khorse
Oct 04 2019 8:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: MTB for EBIKE Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: MTB for EBIKE Conversion

I don't think frame material is the problem here.
by khorse
Oct 04 2019 8:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your front light(s)
Replies: 41
Views: 3476

Re: Show me your front light(s)

If it doesn't have a cutoff, make a hood out of something. I did that with my old lights, that way I could aim it out far and the hood splashed the light back down closer to me.
by khorse
Oct 02 2019 8:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your front light(s)
Replies: 41
Views: 3476

Re: Show me your front light(s)

To me there's no point in a seperate lighting battery because you can always wire a switch to turn accessories off separately from the motor. That's what I did. It's a lot more convenient to know everything charges off one cable. What I'm wiring up next is a relay on the ignition switch so that the ...
by khorse
Oct 02 2019 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show me your front light(s)
Replies: 41
Views: 3476

Re: Show me your front light(s)

I'm using a real LED motorbike headlight though a meanwell dc-dc power supply.

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by khorse
Sep 29 2019 8:30am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Lowrider eBike project
Replies: 60
Views: 7905

Re: Lowrider eBike project

Does it handle properly?
by khorse
Sep 28 2019 9:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front suspension or steel frame
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Front suspension or steel frame

Pedal bob is nearly irrelevant on ebikes and has been more or less fixed on low and medium travel MTBs for the last decade. Yes and no, if you're only using your pedals as footpegs you're not going to ever see it, but more or less fixed still isn't 100% fixed. Personally I need to keep my feet movi...
by khorse
Sep 28 2019 3:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front suspension or steel frame
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Front suspension or steel frame

The OP talked about riding in the 20 to 25 MPH range, not exactly "bicycle speeds" unless one is wearing lycra. And if suspension is so "worthless", why is the continuing trend in Mountain bikes moving towards it, even when it adds weight? The thing is that a mountain bike is built for going very f...
by khorse
Aug 02 2019 11:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

They don't have to make a profit, they have to make headlines so that dumb investors give them some money. Then after a while they have a stock market IPO and skip town.
by khorse
Aug 02 2019 6:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cyclone motor length and mount volt measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Cyclone motor length and mount volt measurements

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This is the very first google result for "cyclone motor measurements". It's accurate.
by khorse
Aug 02 2019 6:22pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Help with buying Chinese made electric motorcycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Help with buying Chinese made electric motorcycle

Yes, you can't just order some vehicles from a manufacturer somewhere on the other side of the world and expect to be able to go to the DMV with it. Before a new car or motorcycle can be used it has to be approved. This costs tens of thousands of dollars minimum, because you're expected to prove it ...
by khorse
Feb 02 2019 12:42am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: How To Wire a 12V Brake Light and Turn Signals
Replies: 95
Views: 22604

Re: How To Wire a 12V Brake Light and Turn Signals

People are overthinking this too much. https://i.postimg.cc/wTZLgZgN/brake-lamp.png All we are doing is closing two circuits, the cutoff and the lamp, by one control input. No need to do sketchy stuff with the ebrake cutoff signal, or mixed voltages, or series connecting loads with relay coils (this...