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by biohazardman
Aug 24 2015 10:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Building a water resistant electrical box
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Building a water resistant electrical box

Many if not most small tool/boxes will werq well and they can be inexpensive. A bit of silicone can seal places that need it and wires run from the bottom will not need a full seal. Many panniers and rear rack packs will werq as well The material is water resistant on most and you can spray them, to...
by biohazardman
Aug 13 2015 8:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Front Direct Drive Hub Doesn't Fit
Replies: 36
Views: 3732

Re: Front Direct Drive Hub Doesn't Fit

Might not have to cut and re-splice to get the torque arm or nut on as often (not always) the connectors come out of the plug by bending a little tab on the terminal flat and then pulling the wire free of the plug. The tabs can be bent back out and wires put back in the plug assembly once they are t...
by biohazardman
Apr 27 2015 10:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oopsie. Ebike + Nephews are dangerous to uncles
Replies: 92
Views: 11205

Re: oopsie. Ebike + Nephews are dangerous to uncles

Have not been around much lately so I come back to see what's up and this is the first post I read. OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! That is nasty for sure. I don't do wheelies I am to old and beatr up to want to even try. Do nothing like the docs say and when you start out again do it slow and easy so you don't h...
by biohazardman
Mar 15 2015 10:38pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cookies.... Muahahaha..
Replies: 16
Views: 1309

Re: Cookies.... Muahahaha..

Alright.. next up in G's kitchen ... Cookies ! So, who's got the best thing going on in here ? .. am a big fan of chocolate chip, peanut butter, and molasses . those would be a priority. Bring on the details you cookie monsters.. Powdered Milk Cookies 2c Flour 1c Powered Milk 4t Baking Powder 1/4t ...
by biohazardman
Mar 15 2015 10:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I hurt myself ebiking today (fixed problem with a CA hack)
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: I hurt myself ebiking today

I'm still struggling to see the point of such a device. It just sounds downright dangerous to me. Shut throttle, apply brakes, then open throttle again when you actually want to apply power, I can't see why you would want it any other way. Am I missing something here? If you want an emergency cut o...
by biohazardman
Mar 15 2015 10:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I hurt myself ebiking today (fixed problem with a CA hack)
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: I hurt myself ebiking today

I thought that all the throttle cut offs just dropped the throttle until you released the brake. Mine located in the controller is the same as yours. I have a throttle that locks on as well so I have to be careful to remember once I hit the brake to unlatch the throttle before I release the brake or...
by biohazardman
Feb 17 2015 11:32pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinking Paypal !
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: We Don't Need No Stinking Paypal !

I use PayPal whenever I can and that has been plenty over the many years it has been around. Got my money back twice cuz things did not arrive so I am several hundred dollars thankful for them. The 3% I paid to sell things was not that big of a deal. Nobody ever lied about the receipt or shape of th...
by biohazardman
Feb 17 2015 11:12pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: how do you hide/waterproof your controller/ca/motor/lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 4050

Re: how do you hide/waterproof your controller/ca/motor/ligh

I put my controller under the seat wires down and the throttle, remote cable operated, in my battery bag. Lots of rain in Portland no troubles yet. Then again it is parked inside, in the living room or in the facilities maintenance shop at werq out of the weather, when not on the road. Camera and li...
by biohazardman
Feb 10 2015 2:46am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did I lose traction and fall on my scooter?
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Why did I lose traction and fall on my scooter?

Rear brake will make you skid you can usually recover. Touch the front brake even a little when it's slick and you can be down before you know what's going on. Things you just don't do while on two wheels when you are entering or on a slick spot are change direction, decelerate, accelerate or apply ...
by biohazardman
Feb 09 2015 4:58am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Question - more volts or more amps ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2127

Re: Question - more volts or more amps ?

This is the way I see it 1- If your motor, controller and battery pack are not overly hot you are not wasting much of anything. But you pay in energy consumption at speeds much over 20MPH because of aerodynamic drag and pay again in rapid acceleration from a stop or just accelerating quickly when yo...
by biohazardman
Jan 21 2015 7:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Topeak MTX EX bag with grocery panniers at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Topeak MTX EX bag with grocery panniers at the same time

Most paniers have a U shaped hook that needs to be attached to your rear rack to hang the paniers from. The Topeak rack bags, in their stock form, make it difficult to fit the U shaped hanger for the paniers as the plastic mounting assembly for the bag to slide on and off obscures that space. The ba...
by biohazardman
Jan 21 2015 6:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...
Replies: 61
Views: 4549

Re: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...

They look alright. What are they. Do you have a link? I'm looking for a light that will take 50v and has perhaps a 45 degree beam/viewing angle. Few modes as possible. Must be a single led. I have seen a fair few on the bay, but divergence is never stated and output is exaggerated. I can't make an ...
by biohazardman
Jan 11 2015 6:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...
Replies: 61
Views: 4549

Re: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...

For 25-30MPH I am happy with the 3-5 T6 XM-L units and think they are fine for my use but if you don't then buy 2 they are cheap. A piece of plastic, I used some thin carbon fiber cuz I had it, made into a visor with some aluminum foil glued underneath will point the light that goes into the trees b...
by biohazardman
Jan 08 2015 6:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...
Replies: 61
Views: 4549

Re: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...

The best thing about the 5 modes is when you turn it off it toggles to the next setting when you turn it back on so you constantly have to run through all the settings to get back to what you normally use. GRRR I am guessing since the Grrrr comment that you did not mean it was the best thing about ...
by biohazardman
Jan 08 2015 1:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...
Replies: 61
Views: 4549

Re: Got my new bike light... pretty disappointed...

I have a bit of experience with these lights myself. Usually pressing the switch in halfway will change modes and yes 5 mode lights, which most are, are a pain. The best thing about the 5 modes is when you turn it off it toggles to the next setting when you turn it back on so you constantly have to ...
by biohazardman
Dec 28 2014 8:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Strength
Replies: 18
Views: 1635

Re: Wheel Strength

Lots of good information here nice to see it that way. I run the Weinmann 26inch pinned rims with disk brakes as well and have 10K+ at mostly 25-30MPH on them. Have some Ryhno Lites just waiting as well. Had a shop build the first wheel and after the mess I saw learned to do it myself. Most bike sho...
by biohazardman
Dec 25 2014 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Battery bag for top tube
Replies: 19
Views: 3645

Re: Battery bag for top tube

Bags can wear quick and don't protect your batteries well. If you can find some kind of plastic box or make your own with a heat gun and some ABS sheet you can secure the box to your bike instead of the bag. Just slot the box on the bottom and use straps or clamps to secure it. The bag will no longe...
by biohazardman
Dec 14 2014 5:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Suggestion- a new forum section needed for noobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Suggestion- a new forum section needed for noobs?

No such thing as a stupid question. It's good to have nooBs here with those in the know as questions most often get answered correctly by those who understand the inner werqings or have done it before. It is easy to be miss led by those who understand less but really want to help when you are new.
by biohazardman
Dec 14 2014 5:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Battery fuse question
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Battery fuse question

Not dnman but the two would split the amperage load if in parallel with each other it's a good thing to do if you are unable to find a fuse holder with heavier wire. Had the same problem with my first bike and just went to the auto parts store and found a holder made for more amperage although I use...
by biohazardman
Dec 14 2014 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First build, commuter from scratch - advice appreciated!
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: 52v with 48v controller and charger?

Check the maximum voltage on your charger expect it is at least 52-58V and made for 14-15s as most rate their Lifepo4 battery packs by their nominal 3.3V resting voltage and not their full charge rate voltage. So chargers are set to output higher than the specified voltage for the pack. The two 48V ...
by biohazardman
Nov 16 2014 5:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is the twist throttle offer better control than thumb?
Replies: 56
Views: 5178

Re: Is the twist throttle offer better control than thumb?

I have thousands of miles on both thumb and twist throttles. If you ever have to grip your bike tightly in a mishap to keep control it’s easy to throttle up with a twist throttle it kind of depends on the angle your wrist is at when you need to hang on. Thumb throttle gets old and tires the thumb af...
by biohazardman
Nov 09 2014 6:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Effect of Clothing on Cyclist Safety
Replies: 19
Views: 1152

Re: Effect of Clothing on Cyclist Safety

I almost hit a cyclist a few days back while in my car. It was dark, and raining hard, he was riding against traffic with no lights and dark clothing. I pulled up to the street to leave a parking lot, looked left as I was turning right and then looked right briefly for pedestrians on the sidewalk I ...
by biohazardman
Nov 02 2014 3:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: sunthing28 ebay seller screwed me and wont answer my message
Replies: 73
Views: 11235

Re: sunthing28 ebay seller screwed me and wont answer my mes

I always use Paypal. That way I have a good chance of getting my money back. It usually takes three to four weeks to get things shipped from China that means I have about a week to test them and do a Paypal dispute on faulty items. I have lost money on Craigslist several times but never on Fleabay f...
by biohazardman
Nov 02 2014 12:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Full Suspension Rear Rack Modded
Replies: 65
Views: 6302

Re: Full Suspension Rear Rack Modded

Nice werq on the bike. I like the rack mod you figured out should be good for quite a few others who have been wanting a decent one. Glad to see you managed to wade through all the problems, find parts that werq well together and finish the job. Reward is that you know how to fix it because you buil...
by biohazardman
Oct 27 2014 12:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First ebike
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: First ebike

I beleive that 10T mac is the less expensive alternative to the V2T BMC and from what I have seen here on the forum should be close in performance.