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by Papa
Feb 25, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

Some ES members here seem convinced that the 3-wheeled (non tilting) vehicles are inherently unsafe. Fact is, when the 'trike' builder employs a few basic design principles, the end results can be, and often is,... just as safe and dynamically effective as a 4-wheeler. But if you ignore the well est...
by Papa
Feb 25, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

zro-1 wrote:
Feb 23, 2018 8:29 pm
I'm going to be opening my motor over the weekend to inspect the halls and wiring to them inside the shell.
Before you remove the hall PCB, be sure and mark its position. The PCB retaining screw holes are slotted. (See image #7 in my thread)
by Papa
Feb 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electric chopper trike build journal
Replies: 13
Views: 77

Re: Electric chopper trike build journal

Have you determined CoM yet? A common issue when duplicating a bike's steering geometry, is that it typically places the CoM too far forward, and too high.
by Papa
Feb 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Added a few more images - planetary gear tooth re-marking, and inside views of the Halls.
by Papa
Feb 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Has anyone ever blown a IGH hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: Has anyone ever blown a IGH hub?

crazyebot wrote:
Feb 20, 2018 1:03 am
Sourcing a replacement is proving... Problematic.
Contact Aaron's for replacement IGH parts:

http://www.rideyourbike.com/internalgears.shtml

Email: aaron@rideyourbike.com
by Papa
Feb 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

While I give'em kodos... there's a catch (isn't there always)... The $90 is in the form of a gift card. Oh well... it makes a decent discount on that black, semi-compact Makita impact i was drooling over.
by Papa
Feb 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

Went to retrive my 600W's PV order and HD informed me they sadly hadn't arrived yet (1 day past expected delivery date) claimed lost somewhere. To make it right, they offered me 15% off on a replacement re-order. Let's see... That's $90, so $15 off per panel - or $0.85/Watt. Cool!... I can wait 'not...
by Papa
Feb 20, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

motomech wrote:
Feb 20, 2018 7:11 am
I count 8 teeth on the Sun gear in that linked pic, which is what I counted in my 2015 tread;
Q100 CST 328--8, 39, 27, 77, for an overall ratio of 9.63 to 1.
Via my calculator, your ratio: 8t, 39t, 27t, 77t = 13.9:1.
by Papa
Feb 20, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

While my Q100H/328 is still in pieces, I'm tempted to carefully isolate a single stator pole and measure its resistance. Since I know the winding wire gauge (24 AWG), this should give me a point of reference. Unfortunately, to be useful, the same needs to be performed on different ratio hubs - which...
by Papa
Feb 19, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

Much appreciated.
by Papa
Feb 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Perhaps another clue...

Both of my recently purchased Q100H/328 hubs are etched "AAD3616A". I assume the numbers to indicate 36 Volts, and 16 Amps. But zro-1's hub indicates BBD3620A. If my interpretation is correct, why the different amperage markings/ratings?
by Papa
Feb 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

... Here's where things get really strange. What this tells me is that either: The wheel RPM (201 vs 260 vs 328) is determined by the motor winding and not by the gear ratio, or I received a 328 RPM motor, even though I ordered a 260 RPM There's convincing evidence of gear changes - but little-to-n...
by Papa
Feb 19, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1288

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Yeah, that's the Q100 not the Q100H. Which is what I was getting at before where the rear-drive Q100 H is only 201 or 260 RPM, and the rear-drive Q100 is only 201 or 328 RPM. After examining many images and comparing them to my Q100H, I likely wouldn't purchase ANY Q100... 328 or otherwise. I don't...
by Papa
Feb 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I took the bike for a test ride today since the motor and Phaserunner can both operate sensorless. It runs quiet and cool. I went up a pretty steep long hill and the bike kept its speed up very nicely. The motor wasn't much warmer than ambient temperature. That doesn't seem typical of a 26"-700c/32...
by Papa
Feb 18, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I'm also seriously pondering the phaserunner, so will be interested in your numbers. Thank you!
by Papa
Feb 18, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

.My bigger concern is why BMSBattery says that this is a 12:1 ratio motor when in fact by both of our measurements , its only an 8:1 ratio motor. My biggest concern... Is the results I get when I twist the throttle. Dissecting the motor blesses me with the knowledge of what I can and cannot do,... ...
by Papa
Feb 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I certainly understand your frustration IDing specific differences between various generations of Cute motors. But it's vitally important that we avoid replicating assumptions. Among the many internal images I've seen, I have noted many obvious changes between the 1st gen Q100 and the later Q100H. S...
by Papa
Feb 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

... I couldn't get the planet gear carrier screws loose. I don't have an impact driver,... My error for not sharing an ol' timer trick for overly tight fasteners - Assuming your Philips head...; Take one of your unused or cheapie Philips screwdrivers and break-off the plastic handle. Now use the ba...
by Papa
Feb 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Toyota i-Road leaning ev trike
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Toyota i-Road leaning ev trike

maydaverave wrote:
Feb 16, 2018 2:00 am
Why so ugly? I really want to like it but they're making it difficult.
Ugly!!... you're supposed to DRIVE it... not gawk at it... as though it's a florescent dog turd littering your front lawn.
by Papa
Feb 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

I'm in hunt for a >70V x 36V (12-20A or so).MPPT - got one? I had considered HD's 4-pack 265w (slightly lower $/per W too), but couldn't fit the larger footprint. Admittedly I got antsy... PV prices are certainly reasonable, and I was a bit concerned the potential given the recent tariff placed on i...
by Papa
Feb 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

The next time someone tries to beat me down on my price, I'll tell them to compare mine ($ per watt) to HD. You don't tax sales? A $260 module should be $275.60 - ($0.95/Watt. Because "freight" shipping balloons the cost/watt.. HD's free shipping (to my front door), was the least expensive... by fa...
by Papa
Feb 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

I bought 6 Grape 100W panels at $97 ea. +free shipping at my local HD. $616. (Tax was .06%).

Model: GS-STAR-100W
by Papa
Feb 13, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: E-Bike Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 108
Views: 3324

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

Re: The hub cover removal tool

Interesting. Just a reminder - only remove one or two (2) of the three 5mm screws when mounting the tool to the cover. If you remove all 3 screws, the sprag clutch inside will be free to rotate.
by Papa
Feb 13, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Thrift Stores for Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Thrift Stores for Parts

Sometimes the motors are ok, but they are always brushed Indeed... But they're also a fraction of the cost of BLDC. And least you forget, that li-ion battery purchase is also a requirement for current BLDC projects. I built the trike pictured below in 2008. The only purchased items (beyond the init...