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by mikebikerad
Jun 27 2017 5:06pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Apollo 250 Dirt Bike Conversion
Replies: 166
Views: 17928

Re: Apollo 250 BHT Dirt Bike Conversion

Nice little moto build. I am not sure if you are going to keep the plastics, but I removed the old warn out decals on the stock plastics on my dirt bike and replaced them with some new decals from a newer dual sport sticker package. Best $50 I spent, made it look much newer and makes everyone think ...
by mikebikerad
Jan 31 2017 3:55pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: SOLD 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery

Willing to pull the motor and controller to send to someone, as this is still sitting taking up space :) Offers accepted.
by mikebikerad
Jan 13 2017 11:44am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: seeking input on battery for fat bike build
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: seeking input on battery for fat bike build

I would go with something off the shelf versus assembling an 18650 pack yourself on first go. Tab welding can be fun, once you get to that point, but pack building is repetitive, requires a tab welder (unless you already have), in which case go for it! Deffinately interesting and fun, but there is s...
by mikebikerad
Jan 03 2017 9:26pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Holiday Lighted Ebike Ride - Seattle, WA
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Holiday Lighted Ebike Ride - Seattle, WA

Hi All,

A little bit last minute (since this is tomorrow) but if you are in Seattle, come join us! We had about 10 people last year, and should have a good # more this year!

https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Electric ... 236204771/
by mikebikerad
Dec 28 2016 12:09pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: SOLD 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery

@etrike sounds good, have received a few PM's, but no takers yet. Let me know if you decide you want to schedule a trip up, and I can hold it for you for a couple days!
by mikebikerad
Dec 26 2016 10:33pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: SOLD 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

SOLD 2008 Zero Dirtbike with shot battery

Hi ES, I just pulled this out of my storage unit over Christmas while back home visiting the folks. There is alot of corrosion on the Perm motor, but otherwise it was operational when i parked it, but the battery capacity was suffering and will not accept a charge now. This would be an as-is sale an...
by mikebikerad
Dec 18 2016 12:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What is your preferred cruising speed on a bike trail?
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: What is your preferred cruising speed on a bike trail?

I like 18-20 MPH on bike paths. It gets you across town quickly without upsetting pedal only cyclists going 12-15 mph. I still get the occasional hard core leg shaver who gets frustrated and has to pedal past me and say some rude comment....but that is all part of the experience :) I ride in PAS lev...
by mikebikerad
Oct 29 2016 7:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Need advice on fat tadpole trike BBSHD build
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Need advice on fat tadpole trike BBSHD build

First off, awesome platform to build from! I like hub motors for tadpole etrikes so that the chain, which is longer and runs through multiple tensioners/guides does not always have to be whirring away while buzzing around. I also like that this transfers more weight backwards, since traction can be ...
by mikebikerad
Aug 08 2016 10:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Burning man cruiser kit, thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Burning man cruiser kit, thoughts

That is probably a great option, what you linked to. Like amberwolf said, 2WD is going to be nice in the soft patches, and at a price like that you can afford to take it to BMAN. Plan on it making it through one year, and maybe a few more if you clean and lubricate everything really well afterwards,...
by mikebikerad
Aug 08 2016 10:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: bike kaput.
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: bike kaput.

Did you contact Dillinger for a replacement? I would start there, but if you really want to troubleshoot you are in the right place!
by mikebikerad
May 09 2016 12:46am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Today I am 10 !
Replies: 20
Views: 1917

Re: Today I am 9 !

Thanks for sharing all your sweet builds over the years!
by mikebikerad
May 09 2016 12:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: E-bike battery for lawn mower?
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: E-bike battery for lawn mower?

Along the same lines as these voltage questions the current demand going through thick grass can climb up surprisingly high, especially when blades become dull, so take that into account when matching the ebike pack with the mower, i.e. peak and cont current available with the battery, and what the ...
by mikebikerad
May 09 2016 12:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best motor type for cargo bike?
Replies: 17
Views: 2316

Re: Best motor type for cargo bike?

Hi Swe, If I was you I would likely either spring for a simple geared hub motor conversion kit (like an EZEE, bafang) or a mid drive conversion kit. A geared hub will likely be perfect for a majority of your riding and you will still be able to get up the short and steep sections in a low pedal gear...
by mikebikerad
May 08 2016 11:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Guerilla Charge
Replies: 83
Views: 4735

Re: Guerilla Charge

In the limited amount of longer range trips I have done on an ebike I have never had a problem getting access to an outlet, the biggest problem being people who let you charge, but are not super frindly about it, everyone else has been very friendly. We are really lucky in Seattle area as you can ta...
by mikebikerad
May 08 2016 11:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Notebooks with real 3400 mah cells inside
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Notebooks with real 3400 mah cells inside

If any laptop mnfgr happens to read this post, I would be immediately inclined to buy a new laptop if they sprung for, and advertised a super high mAh li NCA cell! It would be great to have a consumer laptop with high end cells stock, rather than the crap that goes into most of them.
by mikebikerad
May 08 2016 11:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmowing: manual and electric powered
Replies: 229
Views: 20300

Re: Lawnmowing: manual and electric powered

Here are a few variants we have had over the years. The ETEK one was unstoppable, and the ebike real mower was amazing but you cannot turn at all, its a total PITA, but once you get going you can fly and cut long grass while your at it. Fun to try but the modern 36 v+ mowers on the market now are a ...
by mikebikerad
May 03 2016 11:25pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Electric hovercraft
Replies: 7
Views: 3896

Re: Electric hovercraft

I would have killed for a hover sled as a kid. The rubber material used on the skirt looks like it would not last long on gravel or rough paved surfaces, anyone know what that is? PVC maybe with a thin Polyethylene patch between the road?
by mikebikerad
Nov 15 2015 11:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: recubent trike
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: recubent trike

I agree with comments above, for what you are looking for I would select a geared rear hub motor. I have a direct drive crystallyte motor on my recumbent trike but it is too heavy, and difficult to pedal for what your after. If you want to keep up with other cyclists but keep it light, simple, and e...
by mikebikerad
Nov 02 2015 8:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rainsuit Onesy - leave on bike
Replies: 50
Views: 3062

Re: Rainsuit Onesy - leave on bike

Im first in line if you start building and selling custom ebike rain gear onesies! :)
by mikebikerad
Oct 17 2015 5:15pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Calling All Seattle Electric Bike Riders
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Calling All Seattle Electric Bike Riders

All Seattle eBike riders interested in meetup rides, networking, etc please join the newly created Seattle Electric Bike Association and Seattle Electric Bike Meetup Group by following the links below. These groups/associations are still in their formative stages so we are looking for help from all ...
by mikebikerad
Aug 27 2015 9:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Red Light Changer
Replies: 99
Views: 7101

Re: Red Light Changer

My steel frame e-cargo bike with large steel frame running boards has no problem opening our driveway gate using the sensor from the inside, while our titanium and aluminum frame bikes with less mass have no chance. This further supports the concept everyone is talking about mass and iron/steel.
by mikebikerad
Aug 27 2015 9:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Traffic Lights and Magnets
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

Re: Traffic Lights and Magnets

My cargo bike (all steel frame and large steel framed foot pads which sit low to the ground) seem to do a great job actuating street light and electric gate sensors. They have eliminated the frustrations of sitting and waiting for a few cycles of the traffic lights on a few occasions, but where they...
by mikebikerad
Jul 06 2015 4:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: MXUS 3000 Hub Motor - V1 V2 V3
Replies: 1872
Views: 27986

Re: MXUS 3000 Hub Motor

I got my second taste of this motor with a sine wave control a week ago on a neighbors bike.........IT IS LIKE RIDING ON A MAGIC CARPET. There is almost no cogging with the sine wave controller, I was speechless how smooth it was.
by mikebikerad
Jul 06 2015 4:30pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Problem with LiFePO4 battery bms or charger?
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Problem with LiFePO4 battery bms or charger?

I think you have the correct thinking in targeting the BMS charge circuitry being shut down. This can happen for various reasons...unbalanced pack, fully charged cells, low cells, circuit board component failure, etc etc. You might want to get a replacement BMS coming from elifebike asap since it is...