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by Parker
Oct 23 2008 11:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bearings. All you could ever wish to know about...
Replies: 29
Views: 7185

Re: Bearings. All you could ever wish to know about...

Years ago a friend of mine came to me all exited about the new(Japanese made)bearing in his skateboard wheels. I didn't get what the big deal was. So he demonstrated by turning the board over and spinning one of he wheels. It just kept going and going. We stared at it for what seemed like a long tim...
by Parker
Aug 04 2008 5:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EBike With Hub Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: EBike With Hub Battery

The site says they are showing it at a wine festival/event thing and a police conference. They will probably try to sell to military too if they are marketing to law enforcement.

I guess they won't be selling it to any cops in Florida since they're illegal there...
by Parker
Aug 04 2008 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EBike With Hub Battery
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: EBike With Hub Battery

Looks like a Wavecrest Tidalforce. It's from the same area of northern VA too.
by Parker
Aug 02 2008 8:31pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: What is Everyone using for a sidestand?
Replies: 26
Views: 2965

Re: What is Everyone using for a sidestand?

The one I got from mirosier is great I've been meaning to ask him about it. I'm pretty sure it's designed as kick stand/torque arm and it locks in the down position. Because it's right there at the rear motor it supports the weight well and the locking feature is great. The bike can't roll forward a...
by Parker
Aug 02 2008 8:20pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Modded Milwaukee V28's not charging
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Modded Milwaukee V28's not charging

Three of my five remaining battery packs are now failing to charge. I get the flashing red light when I put them in the charger. The icons on the charger indicate that the flashing red light is a temperature/ too hot indication but, in my experience the past few weeks in the hot Virginia summer(and ...
by Parker
Jul 30 2008 10:14pm
Forum: E-pic Topics
Topic: Cross-Canada by Ebike
Replies: 615
Views: 96787

Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Justin, you are the man. This is so exciting! The rig, the journey, the controller...
Good luck and take care. I'll be reading your blog (edit: if you have/set up one(?)) and
talking to people about this story for sure.
by Parker
Jul 30 2008 10:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cross-Canada by Ebike
Replies: 606
Views: 122243

Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Justin, you are the man. This is so exciting! The rig, the journey, the controller...
Good luck and take care. I'll be reading your blog (edit: if you have/set up one(?)) and
talking to people about this story for sure.
by Parker
Jul 26 2008 12:11am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Positive end of pack always hotter
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Positive end of pack always hotter

I was thinking it would be nice if I could rotate or reposition my cells to spread out the stress on
the end cells.
by Parker
Jul 25 2008 7:25pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Costco deep cycle marine batteries for longe range?
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Re: Costco deep cycle marine batteries for longe range?

I saw a picture on here somewhere of someone who had an xtracylce with racks where the pantiers(sp?) are to hold 4 18AH Sla batteries 2 on each side. Assuming he's running 36v that's 36AH! I think about that system. Trailers seem cumbersome to me. I think it was someone in the UK. Anyone know where ...
by Parker
Jul 23 2008 7:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think of this kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: what do you guys think of this kit?

I'm pretty sure that's a Cyclone kit. If you search for it on this site you will find lots of info.
I never read an concerns about getting sucked into the chain by your pant leg. I guess it would
depend on your pants though.
by Parker
Jul 18 2008 6:50pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: IEEE Sprectrum: Our First Electric Cars...May Be Trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: IEEE Sprectrum: Our First Electric Cars...May Be Trucks

Good story. Thanks. I wish the power company here in Virginia would be more interested
in this. Instead they are building a coal fired plant and wanting to add another reactor to the
nuclear plant.
by Parker
Jul 17 2008 10:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Beware Dick's Sporting Goods! They sabotage bikes!
Replies: 12
Views: 2292

Re: Beware Dick's Sporting Goods! They sabotage bikes!

I appreciate this story even though there are no Dicks within riding distance for me. :) This should be on the consumerist site/blog. Then it should be dugg/voted up on digg.com and similar sites. I can think of some good headlines for this story.... I can image the comments now: What do you expect ...
by Parker
Jul 17 2008 7:17pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2921

Re: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault

N,o I had 6 packs. Mirosier, who built it, took the bottom of the cases of and hot melted and taped them together in pairs. I had one pack I sucked dry(not technical either) and wouldn't charge. But then I put my sla charger on the other pack in that pair of packs and killed it, so no. That pack is ...
by Parker
Jul 17 2008 12:16am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2921

Re: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault

I found out the red light with that sound means the pack is drained(or has somehow gone) beyond the lowest point that the BMS can recognize. I say this because I was able to "jump start" my totally drained pack with my 12v sla charger for about 5-10 mins and now it's charging fine on the Milwaukee c...
by Parker
Jul 16 2008 8:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2921

Re: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault

Yes I know the pack is finished, live and learn. The thing that I'm curious about is the sound, the high pitched beeping. It sounds more like it has to do with the function of the charger.
by Parker
Jul 16 2008 1:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2921

Re: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault

"Fried" is not really a technical term is it.
by Parker
Jul 15 2008 9:26pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2921

Re: Milwaukee v28 Charger Fault

This looks like this is the thread I should tell my story in. I did buy mirosiers bike and I had a great 10 miles or so. It is a beast, 30mph+ easy. But in my haste to enjoy the bike, mistakes were made... First, I'm afraid I drained one the batteries too far because it won't charge. I didn't charge...
by Parker
Jul 15 2008 7:13am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Working with Plastics
Replies: 58
Views: 5888

Re: Working with Plastics

When using CA glue I always make sure to roughen the surfaces with sandpaper to increase
the gluing surface. I also use a spray can of 'activator' but that may be more about patients.
by Parker
Jul 14 2008 7:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What bike for the first ebike conversion?
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Re: What bike for the first ebike conversion?

Consider a moped. I see dead mopeds on craiglist for 50-300. If your lucky you can find one for free. If the engine doesn't run people think they have little or no value. But they have a lot going for them for an EV application. Everything is made for more power than a bicycle - wheels, brakes, shoc...
by Parker
Jul 14 2008 10:03am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Torque Arm Feedback
Replies: 48
Views: 8561

Re: torque Arms

The main torque arms I see here are the black one from powerridestore.com
and a box type wench. I've seen some custom made ones too. I think the
black one was the only off the shelf one so to speak. There might be more now though.
by Parker
Jul 14 2008 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Should have got a torque arm after all
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: Should have got a torque arm after all

Thanks TD I've got a couple random coffeemakers around here and breaking open my little coffee maker sounds more
interesting than going and buying heat shrink tubing. I see on Knuckles hall sensor/wire harness thread there is no goop.
So I'm going to pick off the mystery crystalyte goop.
by Parker
Jul 13 2008 11:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Should have got a torque arm after all
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: Should have got a torque arm after all

I've been making some progress on this repair thank to patient help from Fechter and others. I seem to find my questions already answered in another thread after I already asked and gotten an answer. :oops: Progress on the hall effect sensor situation is on this thread. http://www.endless-sphere.com...
by Parker
Jul 13 2008 11:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Motor Hall Sensor and Harness Replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 12884

Re: Motor Hall Sensor and Harness Replacement

I got one of the bad sensors out. I don't have a heat gun so I tried to heat it with a propane torch. I was so cautious with it that I didn't heat it much though. I started using one of my sharp chisels but when i sliced through a tiny bit of insulation on the black wire and a sliver of copper I swi...
by Parker
Jul 13 2008 9:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Motor Hall Sensor and Harness Replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 12884

Re: Motor Hall Sensor and Harness Replacement

So I finally got a result on this hall effect sensor test. I sent ebike.ca an order for a female xlr connector to test with and got an email back from Zev suggesting I just unscrew the back of the connector and test there. I had already unscrewed the back but everything was under heat shrink tubing....
by Parker
Jul 09 2008 5:25pm
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Battery Packs - Where to buy them
Replies: 151
Views: 56105

Re: Battery Packs - Where to buy them

I found this place that sells batteries and packs, custom too. Might be useful...

http://www.robotmarketplace.com/store.html