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by John in CR
Feb 14 2019 4:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help choosing a BLDC hub motor controller-Torque mode
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Need help choosing a BLDC hub motor controller-Torque mode

No controller for vehicles is going to do what you're asking. ie a fixed amount of torque with rpm varying with load. Then on top of that you want it to be able to handle a duty of 5-7min at a time at 70% of max torque while turning low rpm, while somehow acting as a brake. Our vehicles aren't ridde...
by John in CR
Feb 07 2019 9:00am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Classis Vespa Smallframe to EV
Replies: 31
Views: 1723

Re: Classis Vespa Smallframe to EV

I have motors with 13" rims and the lowest profile tire I've ever been able to source ends up a 19.25" OD, which I don't think there's any way to fit where a 10" wheel was. It's not just the diameter, but the width too, since the lower profile 13's end up 5"+ in width. If you get any more of those b...
by John in CR
Feb 02 2019 6:47am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Dirt Cheap DIY eBike
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: Dirt Cheap DIY eBike

+1 on forgetting the starter motor. Even some cordless powertool motors would be more appropriate. As far as car parts go, an alternator is just the ticket.
by John in CR
Feb 02 2019 6:16am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Greentime controllers
Replies: 969
Views: 104036

Re: Greentime controllers

Looking at the 1500w 45a 48-84v controller How strong is the regen? Is there any soft start in the firmware or is it hard off the line? Or do i need to specify this when ordering the controller? I'm not sure what the standard settings are. Ask Leo. I've always specified regen strength along with so...
by John in CR
Feb 02 2019 6:00am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Very high-powered drag braking to control speed while pedaling
Replies: 21
Views: 589

Re: Very high-powered drag braking to control speed while pedaling

The solution to being able to get better exercise with an ebike is quite simple...choose more appropriate routes. The non-simple solution is an ebike I've planned for some time. That is a high powered ebike capable of safely mixing with traffic, which I'm sorry isn't riding slower that traffic, but ...
by John in CR
Jan 23 2019 10:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My first massive controller with these connectors
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: My first massive controller with these connectors

I use that type on large wires. First I bare just enough of the wire to fit in the connector. Then I grab one with the open side up with a vice or vice-grips, fill the cup with unmelted solder, and with a cheap can type torch melt the solder and add more until full. Then stick the wire in and hold i...
by John in CR
Jan 22 2019 9:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Philippines Pedicab (Trisikad) Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Philippines Pedicab (Trisikad) Conversion

Solar panels for the shade creator would be just the ticket. Also, if you do another conversion, get the same kit with a 20" wheel instead. It will run significantly more efficiently with better performance. Erwin is probably eating the same amount he did before. Once he gets that back to an equilib...
by John in CR
Jan 22 2019 9:26am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: Bernel's new electric motorcycle build

Unless you already have the cells, I'd suggest going with a different battery. Leaf cells aren't up to the task...too saggy for a proper motorcycle build, which means a much shorter life due to higher current draw than they're made to deliver. Better ecar batteries will also fit in a better looking ...
by John in CR
Jan 21 2019 8:59pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Knight Electric Motorcycle 5000w
Replies: 52
Views: 1722

Re: Knight Electric Motorcycle 5000w

Skeetab, If you add mass, you want to decrease diameter and increase voltage to get to the speed you want. With electric bicycle weights many can get away with large diameter wheels, but with hubbies on electric motos the smallest diameter you can live with is always the way to go unless ice-wagon p...
by John in CR
Jan 21 2019 8:45pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: 1980 Honda Express Electric Conversion
Replies: 23
Views: 1146

Re: 1980 Honda Express Electric Conversion

My buddy has a few Honda Expresses and we'll definitely go with an RC type outrunner rpm and keep the original reduction system. The small size and steering geometry make it something I wouldn't want to exceed 30mph on. It would be short distance errand runner, so enough RC lipo to get to the necess...
by John in CR
Jan 20 2019 6:36pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2
Replies: 319
Views: 32006

Re: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2

Rovii wrote:
Jan 20 2019 12:43pm
...My daily cycle has only pedals, I am my own motor 🤣
Sorry to hear that unless you live where there's great cycling infrastructure. No way I'd pedal here...far too dangerous.
by John in CR
Jan 20 2019 11:03am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2
Replies: 319
Views: 32006

Re: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2

As far as I know you own the top speed of any hubmotored 2 wheeler. The highest I ever recorded with my daily rider was 172kph, and it had a bit more since it was still accelerating when I let off the throttle. Plus it wasn't at full charge. My newer ebike is running the same motor with a 6% larger...
by John in CR
Jan 20 2019 12:30am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2
Replies: 319
Views: 32006

Re: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2

As far as I know you own the top speed of any hubmotored 2 wheeler. The highest I ever recorded with my daily rider was 172kph, and it had a bit more since it was still accelerating when I let off the throttle. Plus it wasn't at full charge. My newer ebike is running the same motor with a 6% larger ...
by John in CR
Jan 17 2019 7:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Wiring harness ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Wiring harness ideas

I too am in the no connector camp. The only connectors on most of my bikes are charge plugs, though 2 have bolt together ring connectors on the power mains and phases just because I didn't want the heat of soldering heavy gauge wires too close to other wiring. The initial wiring takes only slightly ...
by John in CR
Jan 16 2019 8:22pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor
Replies: 1405
Views: 165631

Re: Leaf / leafmotor / leafbike high efficiency 1500w motor

Any accurate discussion of what a motor can run at without including the gearing (wheel diameter for hubbies), total load, and terrain, isn't worth its pixels displayed.
by John in CR
Jan 15 2019 6:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car
Replies: 65
Views: 2726

Re: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car

...OP wasn't so serious, so we were free to roam. Obvoiusly some of us WANT to. . . . Exactly, I'd like to be out of the rain this rainy season, so 4-5 months to go is plenty of time for me if I get started soon. Sleek through the wind and easy in-n-out are my priorities, since pedals aren't a requ...
by John in CR
Jan 15 2019 6:09pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Room temperature superconductors
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Room temperature superconductors

Bill, Where did you find the info that superconductors also have great thermal conductivity coefficients? Some quick research indicates that the opposite is true for know superconductors, ie they're good thermal insulators. Whether or not it's a good thermal conductor isn't important though, since a...
by John in CR
Jan 11 2019 4:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car
Replies: 65
Views: 2726

Re: Let's design a body for a Rhoades Car

I didn't realize Twike came out with a sportier more eye candy version. I'd like to do something with the looks of the one on the right as a leaning delta, so it could be higher and narrower. For passengers, I have no issue with going inline seating. I want narrow enough to split traffic, and 3 whee...
by John in CR
Jan 10 2019 9:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: MadAss donor bike result
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: MadAss donor bike result

I wish I had their electric, or even the 49cc version to start, because most of the components I used from the factory bike, the swingarm, and front end are particularly heavy. The headtube, bars, forks, fork tree, brake, and front wheel weigh something like 35kg. If I recall correctly the whole thi...
by John in CR
Jan 10 2019 9:27pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Mid-mount Hubmonster Madass
Replies: 73
Views: 12239

Re: Mid-mount Hubmonster Madass

"Dereliction of the common interest", what a bunch of BS. Your typical liberal stance on everything that somehow bigger government and more regulation is good couldn't miss the target more. Gag me. Overt, over-the-top, mean-spirited politics belong elsewhere. With so much angst against your fellow ...
by John in CR
Jan 09 2019 10:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: MadAss donor bike result
Replies: 4
Views: 317

MadAss donor bike result

Here's one of the ebikes I've been riding for the past 9 months. I posted here in the ebike photo section, since here this legally qualifies as a motorized bicycle despite having moto components, no pedals, and being capable of well over 100. The battery pack is 31s or 115V nominal, 128 fresh off th...
by John in CR
Jan 09 2019 10:08pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Mid-mount Hubmonster Madass
Replies: 73
Views: 12239

Re: Mid-mount Hubmonster Madass

Here's what she looks like after 9 months of running with only the one mistake going slow up a crazy steep hill with an extra 100lb or so aboard. I pegs were a bit high and forward, so I modded that bracket when I opened the bottom up to change the blown controller. I'm pleased with it so far, and s...
by John in CR
Jan 09 2019 9:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Big 100 Volt 54 ah Battery build
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Big 100 Volt 54 ah Battery build

Solder the nickle strip to your copper wire and then tab weld to the cells. Why build a pack with 250 cycle cells anyway? I went to automotive grade cells years ago. I did the soldering stuff for a long time and would never go back. Higher power, longer life, much better safety, and either already a...
by John in CR
Jan 09 2019 8:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Big 100 Volt 54 ah Battery build
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Big 100 Volt 54 ah Battery build

All that work and money to build a battery, so get a tab welder to make the final connection to the cells. More than likely it's heat damage from soldering that hurt performance of your original pack. I certainly wouldn't go to all that time and expense to build a pack that is suspect from the start...
by John in CR
Jan 04 2019 11:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 55.2kw bicycle
Replies: 36
Views: 2128

Re: 60kw bicycle

I put 30-31kw into a 50 wide 273 with a Kv of 18+rpm/v in a 19.5"OD wheel with a 20s lipo pack. That's minimum voltage (74V when fully charged at 84V) X peak battery current (420A). Even with the 6" extended swingarm and a low bike, I had to hang my 275lbs (down to 210lb now thank goodness) out over...