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by gwsaltspring
Oct 26 2007 2:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Trailer power
Replies: 20
Views: 2606

Hi Bill;

Which motor did you end up deciding to use?
by gwsaltspring
Oct 23 2007 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New build. The S.U.B (Sport Utility Bike)
Replies: 12
Views: 2971

Great looking bike, I have looked at building one of these myself so it is good to see your results.

I'm attempting to collect some info on the differences between the C-Lyte 406 and the BD36 motors.

You seem to have some first hand experience of both.

Are you willing to answer a question or two?
by gwsaltspring
Oct 23 2007 1:33am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Rassy's Two Wheel Recumbent
Replies: 14
Views: 3261

Thanks for the reply! I will do some more poking around about the C-lyte 406 comparison. I have not seen that style of BOB trailer before, only the ones with the metal platform. Do you have any pictures of the underside and your modifcation sequence? There are a couple of the commercial rigs on isla...
by gwsaltspring
Oct 22 2007 11:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Trailer power
Replies: 20
Views: 2606

Hi Rassy

I don't wish to hijack B's thread, but I am interested in your trailer build project and asked a Q about the motor in your thread in the Photos & Vids section.

Perhaps we could carry on this dialogue over there :wink:
by gwsaltspring
Oct 22 2007 11:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: E.M.X
Replies: 36
Views: 6503

That would be great Y :D

Since, I already have a 36V battery pack I would be interested in how that compares to 48V if I understand your intentions.

Did you comment somewhere that it is possible to convert a front hub to a rear by changing the side cover, or did I misunderstand?
by gwsaltspring
Oct 22 2007 8:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: E.M.X
Replies: 36
Views: 6503

I too would recommend the Thudbuster. Check out ebay for possible deals.

Are you going to try a 406 on the front?

Selfish interest :oops: on my part , or can you extrapolate from the 404?
by gwsaltspring
Oct 22 2007 7:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Rassy's Two Wheel Recumbent
Replies: 14
Views: 3261

WE BD36

Hi Rassy;

I'm very interested in your Ibex build.

I'm not very familiar with the WE BD36 motors.

Do you know how it compares with the C-Lyte 4 series?

(or who around these parts might be able to tell me)
by gwsaltspring
Oct 22 2007 7:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Trailer power
Replies: 20
Views: 2606

Ibex e-trailer

Hi B;

Is this the kind of thing you had in mind?

http://www.e-ride.ca/Electric_Bikes/Ele ... railer.htm
by gwsaltspring
Sep 06 2007 1:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Super Stealthy Puma KMX
Replies: 42
Views: 5344

Hi Jozzer; You seem to have figured out the safe but exciting parameters for the Puma. Are the details documented anywhere? IE something like 60V max, X-lyte 40A 72V controller with X fets mod. etc.... Seems that the specs are being worked out for the rest of us who are less adventursome. I for one ...
by gwsaltspring
Sep 04 2007 12:23am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Deecanios first build the "DC1"
Replies: 723
Views: 100150

Dee

So is this what Knoxie was referring to awhile back when he suggested that the Puma was best run at 60V? Or is it strictly the 55V BMS components within your battery pack?

Like yourself I have been away from all of the e-bike stuff for awhile ;-)

Too busy riding my new pedal only bikes :D
by gwsaltspring
Sep 03 2007 12:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BMC/Puma Motor question
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Thanks Jozzer.

Kind of had a hunch that something like that might be the case.

Patience seems to be the name of the game with some of this technology if one isn't willing to do the mods oneself eh?
by gwsaltspring
Sep 03 2007 2:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BMC/Puma Motor question
Replies: 2
Views: 722

BMC/Puma Motor question

Hi All; I've been out of the loop for a couple of months now. Last time I was in contact, Doug@EVTech had had a fire, and I decided that further questions about the BMC would probably be low on his priority list. He had previously said that the next generation of the BMC motor would be available som...
by gwsaltspring
Sep 02 2007 5:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Maytag's GT gets a BMC
Replies: 256
Views: 46219

No problem I've been out of the loop myself for a couple of months it seems.

Greg
by gwsaltspring
Jul 30 2007 11:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 0-100ft test on the 5304/20"
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Cool :shock:
by gwsaltspring
Jul 30 2007 11:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Test ride after controller/battery mods
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Hi Lowell:

How local is local when you are referring to the Fets Mods?
by gwsaltspring
Jul 24 2007 1:10am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Jumping Curbs On My Ebike
Replies: 11
Views: 2222

Gaston;

Don't know if this rack would work with disc brakes but I thought you might like to give it a look. Seems to me it might work better than a seat post rack.

http://www.axiomgear.com/product/racks/ ... php?id=137
by gwsaltspring
Jul 24 2007 12:50am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Test ride after controller/battery mods
Replies: 16
Views: 3399

Hey GP; The mods that Justin did were they at your suggestion or his? Did he do all of the mods or were some of them yours? I only ask as I have been considering your set up but was wondering about the controller reliability. I wonder if Justin would do this mod or get Kenny to supply them from the ...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 24 2007 12:35am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Thanks X Kind of what I was thinking, though I must admit that I like the compact size of the 20A controllers (there, spelt it correctly this time). I had forgotten about the current limiting capabilities of the new CA. From reading some other post I think Deecanio wound up with a 35A controller in ...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 23 2007 10:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Xyster wrote: It's fun. I imagine you have to be much more careful when it's somebody else's stuff you're feeling like you want to experiment with just for the heck of it. :) Houses are just large sculptural pieces to my eyes at times, so with trust, a client will usually indulge me. You are correct...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 20 2007 9:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Gaston Ok, at least I was following you. Thats a relief. I grew up riding around in a Jag and later learned to drive the same car. Never felt the need to mess with the thing, it was temperamental enough as it was. Same with my TR6 that I got after University. I drive a Toyota SR5 4X4 cause it is rel...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 20 2007 9:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Lowell;

I always appreciate your comments but I don't understand the significance of your efficiency testing data. I'm sure there is something for me to learn here, perhaps you would be willing to phrase it in a different manner for me to be able to grasp its significance.
by gwsaltspring
Jul 20 2007 9:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Now back to the initial questions I was curious about. Xyster, thanks again for the clarifications. Is it fair to suggest then that any of us who are looking to run higher voltages would do well to think in terms of upgrading the mofsets? Is it possible to take some precautions before changing out t...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 20 2007 8:47pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Thanks for the clarifications guys. With your assistance I am slowly gaining clarity. I'm not saying that my speedo is the most accurate but I clocked 89.6KPH coming down the mountain today. Obviously not all the way, but basically it is a fun :shock: down hill ride into town. The uphill pedal is an...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 19 2007 11:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Boy this stuff makes my head hurt :? So if the X-lyte controller will work at 72V and 35 or 40A and is usable up to approx. 95V why are the boys modding their controllers? In Knoxies case is this due to the Puma/X-lyte controller differences? I guess I was interested in running a 5 series at 72V wit...
by gwsaltspring
Jul 18 2007 4:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

20A vs (30A vs) 35A X-lyte controllers

I've been reading up on Maytag and Deecanio's builds and was wondering if someone could explain in simple language the differences between the x-lyte 36-72V controllers. IE at 20A and 35A (the 30A is a mod that knoxie talked about) It seemed that Knoxie was modding a 20A controller for D to run at 7...