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by AngryBob
Jan 27 2020 5:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with this censoring nonsense happening on the forum?
Replies: 134
Views: 8857

Re: What's with this censoring nonsense happening on the forum?

The screen name I have no problem with. Minor issue which IMO some are harping on far, far too much. I was once asked to come up with a more grandiose title for myself and choose "Exalted Lord High Grand Poobah." In a similar vein, there were some who did not get the joke. I have read a number of EG...
by AngryBob
Jan 23 2020 8:25am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to
Replies: 30
Views: 4400

Re: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to

So - you have been here since 2008, and you know absolutely nothing about a $25,000 bribe being offered? I did not say to whom, but the offer was made. By Eric at Luna. Publicly. The crap we do not need is cover-ups and hiding of such actions. How about criminal threats of doxxing? By Eric at Luna. ...
by AngryBob
Jan 22 2020 7:57am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to
Replies: 30
Views: 4400

Re: I will never buy from Luna Cycle again, if I don't have to

Ron - I respect your knowledge and expertise, and appreciate the valuable additions you have made to the forum. HOWEVER - almost every male member of my family has been involved in retail sales going back to great-grandpa in his covered wagon in the late 1800s. I was taught to identify a "shill" alm...
by AngryBob
Jan 19 2020 8:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Advise on how to convert to my commuter to and ebike. Mid or rear hub? 500w? Battery?

Mid-drive in flat country? Mid-drive on a belt-drive bike? Hub motor on a carbon-fiber bike? 25 miles at 25 mph on 36v, 11AH? None are impossible, all have been done, but there are several good reasons to call these less than optimum for a first build. You should be familiar with ALL these issues be...
by AngryBob
Jan 15 2020 6:26pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 131
Views: 15416

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Linux has it's uses, I've tried it many times over the last couple decades. Basically usable, for minimal purposes. However, I work in IT, and as such it has absolutely no value to me. Also, for many types of work, it is just non-functional. Basic web-browsing and not much else, sure. Mainstream app...
by AngryBob
Jan 13 2020 6:56am
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??
Replies: 131
Views: 15416

Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Get rid of your graphics card drivers and install as generic, if this works OK nothing more needed. If more features needed then you will need to find a win10 graphics driver which works with your card and does not cause problems. You may need to disable auto updates for video card drivers. Look for...
by AngryBob
Jan 11 2020 9:26am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 100
Views: 20707

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

Yes, I started reading here not long after those events. IIRC, the main objection was that the site would be used to generate a PROFIT, with somebody else in charge. What I would propose, is to run it as a non-profit, a simple banner ad on the front page only, to pay the bills. Everybody loves a fre...
by AngryBob
Jan 10 2020 8:08am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 100
Views: 20707

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

How about approaching this problem from a different direction? Make a simple resizing script for a free program that will do the job, and make both available for download? Makes the upload easy and nearly idiot-proof, requires no changes to existing website code. Could also enforce all future upload...
by AngryBob
Jan 06 2020 12:09pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Doesn't make sense.. does my battery broken?33mΩ too much ir??
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Doesn't make sense.. does my battery broken?33mΩ too much ir??

It could be the camera angle, but that cell on the far right appears to be massively puffed.
by AngryBob
Dec 30 2019 6:57am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: New to E bikes, trying to understand watt restrictions
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: New to E bikes, trying to understand watt restrictions

Well, depending on what that size actually is, and the size of the wheels, and the weight of the trailer, and the size of your hills, with a new controller, that battery might work for you.
by AngryBob
Dec 28 2019 5:48am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment

Amber, are you sure? Zooming way in I can make out what appears to be a stub or remnant piece that could be orange or red right at the plug end but nothing beyond that point and it appears to terminate immediately at the back of the connector. Looks to me like a wire that was cut or possibly torn of...
by AngryBob
Dec 27 2019 10:37am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment

Gonna engage in some idle speculation here, based on extremely limited information and some educated guesses. We have what appears to be a set, one red, one black, of charge, or discharge wires, ending, on ONE end, in a modular plug. Then we have a second wire, a single black wire, also ending, on O...
by AngryBob
Dec 27 2019 5:08am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment

You showed a picture with TWO connectors, both unplugged. 1. HOW DID THEY GET THAT WAY? 2. ARE THEY BOTH ON THE SAME SCOOTER? 3. CAN YOU PUT THEM BACK WHERE THEY WERE ORIGINALLY? You insist a wire is missing. Yet you show two unplugged wires. Which one do you think is missing? Did you get the charge...
by AngryBob
Dec 26 2019 10:19am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Missing wire blows chargers need DIY replacment

Very hard to follow what the frig you are doing. Sounds like you have a scooter, with an XLR charging port. ALSO a battery charger, which has an XLR plug, which likely came with the scooter. You should clarify this point. It is important to know if the charger you are using is actually intended to c...
by AngryBob
Dec 26 2019 5:37am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Missing wire between charge port wire and battery charging wire. Charger blows out without wire need DIY replacment
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: Missing wire blows chargers need DIY replacment

It might be useful to explain whether or not you have wired up a new charging port, if so what did the old port look like, and/or just how is it this "mystery wire" became disconnected in the first place? The original charger and original port should work just fine, mystery wire and all, UNLESS they...
by AngryBob
Dec 16 2019 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Motor stopped working, need some help.
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Motor stopped working, need some help.

Yes, throttles fail fairly frequently and Yes, they are particularly susceptible to water problems. Having a spare is a very good idea. However, in my experience (twice) and what I have read they usually recover after having time to dry out. You may want to try some compressed air, remove the thrott...
by AngryBob
Dec 15 2019 8:02am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: how to protect hub for winter and salt and water
Replies: 18
Views: 1635

Re: how to protect hub for winter and salt and water

It is not very hard to take the cover off and then seal it up again, but it IS very easy to not seal it very well. Gasket material, carefully, and thoroughly, clean, carefully re-apply, remove excess, tighten, repeat. I do not have road salt but lots of rain and ocean air, I ran all my cables thru s...
by AngryBob
Dec 15 2019 7:43am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Motor stopped working, need some help.
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Motor stopped working, need some help.

I will take a wild guess that there were no problems at all BEFORE you dropped it, and the problem started fairly quickly the very next time you used it, AFTER you dropped it? This detail should be explained, at least you DID mention the likely cause of the problem. OR, did it work OK for an extende...
by AngryBob
Dec 13 2019 12:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike build- responsability
Replies: 24
Views: 1990

Re: ebike build- responsability

Have them buy all the parts, bring them to you, and do all the work while you direct, and explain that this will cover your butt and you will have to charge them more because it will take much longer since they "helped". OR - Sell it as a non-moving piece of art and the waiver would state the unit m...
by AngryBob
Dec 11 2019 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hire E-Bike build thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2443

Re: Hire E-Bike build thread

Do please post on results with the battery kit. I have not yet seen a user review for Agniusm's (sp?) current kit, though his previous one for pouch cells was said to work well. Hopefully his business is going well and is very busy as he does not seem to post here as often as he used to. He seems to...
by AngryBob
Nov 24 2019 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Measuring a battery's health
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Measuring a battery's health

If you wanted to know how far you could sprint, would you see how far you can walk and attempt to extrapolate from that? You are taking a best possible case scenario for testing. Your load is inadequate to provide the information you are seeking. Series about 5-6 of those and you will get a decent b...
by AngryBob
Nov 22 2019 9:35am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Ebike Shuts Down Under Load or High RPMs Without Load
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: Ebike Shuts Down Under Load or High RPMs Without Load

On a completely seperate issue, though possibly related, it is quite likely you have aggravated the problem with inadequate gearing for the motor. If your replacement for the motor drive gear was much larger than the original gear, as a bicycle sprocket would be, unless connected to a truly humungou...
by AngryBob
Nov 22 2019 8:59am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Ebike Shuts Down Under Load or High RPMs Without Load
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: Ebike Shuts Down Under Load or High RPMs Without Load

Life is a series of learning experiences. You failed to do your research, and you bought a piece of crap from a shyster. It may well be a total loss, BUT - you can learn. The charger needs to be tested for correct output voltage. Your two highest cell groups are just short of 4.14. All the rest are ...
by AngryBob
Nov 09 2019 6:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: low voltage cut off when riding a long ride
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: low voltage cut off when riding a long ride

In theory, yes. In actual practice, it would depend if the LVC on either the controller, or the BMS, is 1.) set correctly for your battery, and 2.) what exactly constitutes "damage". This second parameter is a variable, and becomes a matter of just exactly how much degradation to your battery that y...
by AngryBob
Nov 08 2019 3:47pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New 1000w Geared hub MXUS XFC19
Replies: 22
Views: 1461

Re: New 1000w Geared hub MXUS XFC19

Interesting tidbit on the website. 2-year warranty. It is NOT necessary to send the broken part back, just pictures or video, and one more thing. "the serious number". This is the brand of my 5 year old motor, I chose this brand largely because I could not find any breakage reports. None. Anywhere. ...