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by kauaicycler
Aug 11 2020 12:00pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Relational Database Builder: Second sharpest tool in my toolbox sharpens the first!
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Second sharpest tool in my toolbox sharpens the first!

The talking head above uses Notion for his whole life so his system is complicated. You can use it for so many things, like his for his whole life, or create simple things like trip planners or recipe boxes.  You can create blogs, wikis and other "pages" that can be shared with the public or private...
by kauaicycler
Aug 11 2020 11:40am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Relational Database Builder: Second sharpest tool in my toolbox sharpens the first!
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Free Relational Database Builder: Second sharpest tool in my toolbox sharpens the first!

The first being my brain. The second is my knowledge base system. Like most of you here I have a system to keep track of various notes and documents I use for my life, work and family. This mostly consists of files and folders as well as bookmarks and services like pocket. The biggest drawbacks are ...
by kauaicycler
Jul 25 2020 12:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Need a list of Ebike electrical components I may have missed for my build
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Need a list of Ebike electrical components I may have missed for my build

I'd add these too. Dielectric Grease Self fusing silicone tape Spiral Cable Wrap (UV Resistant) Zip Ties (UV Resistant) Good Luck! Why do the cable wrap and zip ties need to be uv resistant? Ill probably pick up both, thanks for the suggestion. UV Resistant zip ties and cable wrap can withstand dir...
by kauaicycler
Jul 25 2020 11:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Need a list of Ebike electrical components I may have missed for my build
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Need a list of Ebike electrical components I may have missed for my build

I'd add these too.
  • Dielectric Grease
  • Self fusing silicone tape
  • Spiral Cable Wrap (UV Resistant)
  • Zip Ties (UV Resistant)
Good Luck!
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2020 12:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: INSURANCE

This brings me to another thing I did to make me feel better about this somewhat risky decision and that is that I purchased insurance Velosurance for my bike that protects against theft, and damage as well as provides roadside assistance. Everything about this bike is brand new, it’s the closest I...
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2020 11:35am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Meet Miss Mino'aka

Well done! If you like the hill climbing ability on the stock chainring, this large one will give you the highest top speed on flat ground. If it sometimes struggles on the steepest grades and you don't mind a slightly lower top speed, a smaller chainring is the best bang for your buck. Thanks! You...
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2020 11:31am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Meet Miss Mino'aka

Very cool build, I've been contemplating doing one exactly like it. I'm trying to fond a 2018 model Lux 7D with the silver paint color because I think it looks so beautiful. Thanks for posting, your bike looks perfect for lots of relaxing and enjoyable miles. Thanks! Good luck with your build, you'...
by kauaicycler
Jul 24 2020 11:22am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: DIELECTRIC GREASE

amberwolf wrote:
Jul 23 2020 8:48pm
But you can test yours with a hair dryer or heat gun, with a thermal sensor in a dollop of it, and see at what temperature it begins to flow. :) Put the dollop on a metal plate, and heat the plate itself from beneath.
Brilliant! :thumb:
by kauaicycler
Jul 23 2020 10:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: DIELECTRIC GREASE

Until I understood this I thought, as others had in my research, that the grease had to be applied carefully around the outside edge of the connectors so as not to get any on the pins. The way I apply it is to put a small amount on the male end of the connectors. Too much grease and it's harder to ...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 5:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newb questions about 1st ebike build ??
Replies: 34
Views: 722

Re: Newb questions about 1st ebike build ??

I'm currently in Florida but Kauai is my home.
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

RESOURCES

Endless Sphere Electricbike.com Mid Drive Kit Install Part-1, Removing Bottom Bracket Cartridge Mid Drive Kit Install Part-2, Matching Connectors from Battery to Controller Mid Drive Kit Install Part-3, Bafang BBSHD Basics BBSHD on an Electra Cruiser Electra Lux Fatt 7D BBSHD installation Electra L...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

THANKS

This whole process was a blast! I was lucky that I had a garage with a workbench and tools provided by my brother-in-law and help from my friend Jerry. Looking back I can say that I could have done this on my own but all of the tools I would have had to buy just for a one time project would have res...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

INSURANCE

This brings me to another thing I did to make me feel better about this somewhat risky decision and that is that I purchased insurance Velosurance for my bike that protects against theft, and damage as well as provides roadside assistance. Everything about this bike is brand new, it’s the closest I’...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

CONCLUSION

I built this bike as my primary and currently only vehicle. I’m retired in Florida so my needs for a vehicle are very limited. I took a chance on ebikes even though I never rode one. I rode a bike to work and school when I was in college but gave it up when I moved somewhere with more hills. I remem...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

DERAILLEUR

I had shifting issues after my build which I at first attributed to the problems I ran into while installing the gear sensor. The first thing I did was replace my frayed cable after researching what kind I needed. I found this one Shifter Cables Set which came with two and they fit but just barely, ...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

CHAINGUARD

I really wanted to have my chainguard for functionality as well as looks and stealth. I saw a post where a builder with the same bike and motor installed upside down attached the chainguard to his motor. So armed with a few pictures and my newly acquired rotary tool I thought that I might be able to...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

EGGRIDER

Once I hooked up the speed sensor I then programmed my eggrider with my wheel circumference (2334). I entered my battery size as well as set a speed limit for Florida of 20mph. Everything appears to be programmed correctly but I will be exploring it's features as I learn more about it. I would reall...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

POWER UP

With everything in place and wired up it was time for the moment of truth. I turned on the battery and then turned on the display and I had power! I lightly touched the throttle and could feel the bike wanting to move so I hopped on and took it for it's first test ride. I've never ridden an ebike or...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

WIRE BATTERY

It's a little strange that I saved this for last some people would have hooked everything up to test it but I skipped that step. My reasoning was that everything was brand new and from a reputable dealer and I really didn't want to plug and unplug the connectors multiple times as the pins are small ...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

HANDLEBARS

To mount the new brake levers and throttle I had to remove the hand grips. My display is an eggrider and it opens up wide enough to put on without removing the grips. Of course removing grips is not easy otherwise they wouldn't be called grips. I turned to youtube again and found a video of this guy...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

SHIFT SENSOR

Installing the shift sensor was almost scarier then beating my frame. There are countless videos on how to do this so I won't cover the basics, what I will explain is what I learned in this process. The most important lesson is you need cable cutters that are up to the task. I originally purchased a...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

SPEED SENSOR

Mounting the speed sensor was challenging for two reasons the fat tires meant the spokes were more recessed in the wheel so magnet placement was limited and the cable was too short. I ordered this Speedo Cable Extension to fix the second issue and found I needed to mount the speed sensor on the left...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

WIRING THE MOTOR

With the bike still on the handlebars I stretched a piece of Silicone Rubber Self Fusing Tape around all of the wires and part of the housing and started spiral wrapping the motor wires coming out of the motor with all of the wires in the wrap. I routed the wires under the bottom bracket. At about t...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

DIELECTRIC GREASE

I found conflicting information about how to use this. I knew I needed to use it because it was recommended by many builders I researched and even recommended by Grin when I made an order inquiry. The problem I had was none of the builds or videos I researched showed how to apply and why it works. I...
by kauaicycler
Jul 22 2020 1:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Meet Miss Mino'aka
Replies: 26
Views: 529

NOTES ON WIRING

I used some very specific products to make the wiring as robust and waterproof as possible. Silicone Rubber Self Fusing Tape Dielectric Grease Loctite Blue Threadlocker Spiral Wrap – UV Black UV Resistant Black Cable Ties Use pieces of tape or zip ties to try different routing options. Even though I...