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by D-Man
Aug 12 2019 5:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Tire failure

The model was Pilot Sport protek 26x2.3 (folding bead) but it's been renamed to Michelin Energy.(same tread) The biggest size is only 26x1.85 since the new name.
by D-Man
Aug 11 2019 2:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: New tire

I've lowered down to 24psi front, 28psi rear. Tires still working after 200 miles and no flats. I see a "gas tax" sign on the side of the road saying they are going to fix the pavement. Good thing I'm not paying much for it. :mrgreen:
by D-Man
Jul 25 2019 7:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: New tire

I got a 100 miles on my new Kenda K-rad tires wire bead. No flats yet. Running 28 psi in front, 30 psi rear. It cuts right through a long stretch of asphalt milling.
by D-Man
Jul 21 2019 7:58pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lead acid anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 2420

Re: Lead acid anyone?

I just got 4 new sla's. One has a big dent in it from shipping. :roll: Now I'm waiting to see what the seller is going to say about it.
by D-Man
Jul 17 2019 4:02pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lead acid anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 2420

Re: Lead acid anyone?

One time I read about putting Epsom salt and water in a worn sla battery. I tried it and it didn't do anything. It was suppose to make the sla like new again or at least better. I saw a video on it. Didn't work for me. I guess it's a just a myth. I later read about a chemist talking about it and I d...
by D-Man
Jul 13 2019 10:39pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Tire failure

I run the bigger tires because I have heavy sla's on board. The slicks were 26x2.2 which are long gone discontinued. I wanted to go bigger so I got Michelin 26x2.3's. They were nice and big and only weighed 670g! Eventually one got a lump so I took that one off and put the worn slick back on and it ...
by D-Man
Jul 13 2019 10:14pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lead acid anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 2420

Re: Lead acid anyone?

Archer321 wrote:
Jul 13 2019 8:37pm

What sla's are you running?
I've been pretty happy with Powersonic.
Yep, I'm running Powersonic also. 48v 9ah. I started with BB but they want too much for those now. They have the shipping
cost way up to fool you. :)
by D-Man
Jul 13 2019 5:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Lead acid anyone?
Replies: 51
Views: 2420

Re: Lead acid anyone?

I'm still on lead acid. It sucks but the total cost to switch to lithium is still too much. I'm about to buy new sla's again as I'm pedaling too much. I get about 2 years out of the cheap ones. The higher quality sla's cost too much now so I use the cheap ones and they don't last as long.
by D-Man
Jul 13 2019 12:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Tire failure

:lol: It said 75psi max pressure. I was only at 50 psi. I usually run 40 though but I need new batteries so I pumped up higher. What really sucks is that they keep discontinuing my tires. I had some Michelins that were really nice. They were 2.3 but actually measured 2.5". Great tire. Its gone! Now ...
by D-Man
Jul 12 2019 5:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re:New tire

I got some new tires! I haven't used Kenda before but I see them being used on new E-bikes. They roll pretty good. A quiet hum to them. Only running 30 psi right now as they break in.
by D-Man
Jul 07 2019 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Tire failure

It looks like I may be able fix the tube for $2. Slime makes some bigger patches for wheel barrels etc. I run double thick tubes which run about $13.
by D-Man
Jul 07 2019 5:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Tire failure

:lol:
I guess my tube is not fixable. It has a 5/8" hole in it. Maybe you might like to see my sidewall patch I did awhile back. It worked. It had a big hole! :)
by D-Man
Jul 07 2019 10:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tire failure
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Tire failure

Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump...... KA-BOOM!!!
Luckily I was about home with a full load of groceries. It was an old tire.
Very loud though!
by D-Man
Dec 19 2018 11:47am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: My battery builds
Replies: 52
Views: 4623

Re: My battery builds

Looks good. Thanks for sharing. I've been using sla's for too long now. Someday I'll make the switch to 18650. Does the anti spark XT-90 connector get rid of the spark at the switch? My key switch gets pitted out after awhile. Then it gets hot and de-solders. I take it apart and sand the contacts on...
by D-Man
Feb 26 2018 1:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: WE BL36 Resurrection
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

Re: WE BL36 Resurrection

Nice links. I'm still stuck on sla's. :( Probably forever.
by D-Man
Aug 25 2016 8:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Schwalbe or Maxxis or Kenda
Replies: 42
Views: 6851

Re: Schwalbe or Maxxis or Kenda

The Kiniptions 26x2.3 look interesting at 850g - fold up.
The DTH's 26x2.3 are lighter at 650g - fold up.
The Schwalbe Big Apple 26x 2.35 is 780g - wire bead.
The Schwalbe Super Moto 26 x 2.35 is 630g - folding.

I like tires around 750g or under. :)
by D-Man
Aug 24 2016 9:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Schwalbe or Maxxis or Kenda
Replies: 42
Views: 6851

Re: Schwalbe or Maxxis or Kenda

Looks like the choices are still slim for e-bikes. More tires being discontinued. Now they're making a whole bunch of "Fat tires" but no smaller sizes. I was looking at a Maxxis DTH 26x2.3. Anyone tried those? Schwalbe's are $40 each. Yikes.
by D-Man
Nov 23 2015 11:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Remove Microphone off PCB

Good news! I didn't ruin my camera. It now works with the new mic although the gain could be turned down a little somehow. The camera doesn't have that feature. I soldered on to the trace on the back side. It was bigger then the one on the front. Damn these are small traces!
by D-Man
Nov 23 2015 8:34am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Remove Microphone off PCB

I am not so sure that the trace in the red circle is the proper one anyway. That looks like one trace. Mic wires don't connect to themselves. From what I can see from the picture, I think these are the traces for the mic. Mic traces.JPG I would also be wary of using heat other then an iron because ...
by D-Man
Nov 23 2015 8:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Remove Microphone off PCB

Thanks for the replies. I got it off but something happened to the middle contact on the board. Probably got ripped off. :x I don't understand this type of mic with center positive. Might have to find the trace on the other side. The lapel mic I bought was going to be external if I can fix this.
by D-Man
Nov 21 2015 11:05pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Remove Microphone off PCB

It's on there pretty good. I don't want to destroy it. It has soldering pads rather thin pins so yes it is surface mount. Need a soldering iron with a thin putty knife attachment. Scoop it off.
by D-Man
Nov 21 2015 10:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Re: Remove Microphone off PCB

I have one of those solder suckers. I don't see any holes though. On the backside of the board looks like this:
by D-Man
Nov 21 2015 10:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remove Microphone off PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 789

Remove Microphone off PCB

I have a different mic I wanted to try for this camera board. A simple question but what's the best way to desolder the mic when there is no pins on the back side? I may want to reuse it if the new one doesn't work out. I know you guys are smart in here. :)
by D-Man
Sep 21 2014 9:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tires - Balloon/Urban type
Replies: 127
Views: 25314

Re: Tires - Balloon/Urban type

Looks like Michelin Pilots are discontinued now. The replacement is Michelin Energy which looks like the same tread design but only available in 700c. Then they say it's for ebikes. :? On a side note, it looks like Bontrager Hanks tires are back again. I'd run a liner of some sort if getting those a...
by D-Man
Sep 16 2014 8:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tires - Balloon/Urban type
Replies: 127
Views: 25314

Re: Tires - Balloon/Urban type

D-Man wrote:My michelins don't squeak anymore. It took awhile though. :)
I got a flat today and I noticed while fixing the flat that the sidewall is already starting to crack or dry rot. Wow, its only been one year. Shame on you Michelin engineers! The bontragers were much better and didn't crack.