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by BalorNG
May 07 2022 4:44am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Secondary friction motor for increased voltage
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Secondary friction motor for increased voltage

Just like other people said, a friction drive with low turn count CAN allow you to reach higher speeds from same battery, provided it is powerful enough to overcome air resistance it that speed, and your battery can provide it. Otherwise, indeed, this is just a perpetual motion machine you are tryin...
by BalorNG
Mar 22 2022 2:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Pedals which drives a generator
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Pedals which drives a generator

"You need to furiously pedal for 30min in order to drive the electric motor for 3min" Could you post data to support that, please. It doesn't seem to align with the statement made about the 200 watts out can be had with 250 watts input. Not trying to be confrontational, just would like to...
by BalorNG
Mar 02 2022 12:22am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Thai drag bike tires.
Replies: 26
Views: 1045

Re: Thai drag bike tires.

Well, in F1 racing if they could have got away with bicycle width tires they would have done that, right? No aero nightmare to manage... well, obviously they did not. Things, of course, are more complex than that: F1 tires are literally 'flypaper full of glue', have rolling resistance of a piece of ...
by BalorNG
Feb 27 2022 6:09am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: eMTB with Custom Build Drive Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 44439

Re: eMTB with Custom Build Drive Kit

Nice build; nice to see a DIY mid drive setup. Why did you go with a single speed setup? I plan to use the bike on flat, off-road terrain. The thinking behind using a single speed was that I would have a lot of power to my disposal to accelerate to 20/25kmh and can then pedal with constant high cad...
by BalorNG
Feb 27 2022 6:04am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: eMTB with Custom Build Drive Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 44439

Re: eMTB with Custom Build Drive Kit

Nice build; nice to see a DIY mid drive setup. Why did you go with a single speed setup? I use a similar sized motor at about 2,500 watts and drive directly to the rear wheel with a separate #219 chain (more like the China gas bikes at 50cc) and you just don't need gears except for when you hit a h...
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 3:29pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

My point is you don't need to understand these things to buy them, you don't need much knowledge to assemble them, and you don't need anything at all to have an opinion. But you have to understand what you're doing at least relatively well if you are to build a unique thing from scratch and get it ...
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 3:06pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

The fact remains that any fool (besides yourself) can tell you that a linkage steered bike doesn't steer as well as a direct steered bike. But maybe if we all just give it more time.... Well, I have to agree that it does not HAVE to be that way. Making something linkage-steered is harder than direc...
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 2:47pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

https://www.velopiter.ru/vlp/cache/preview/max2000/be7/be79191ad75541043090cadc8068deea.jpg By ditching the outboard wheels for a single rear one and fabbing 'droupout extenders', not by much, I think 5-7 cm, with along with rear left side RC drive. Any tips? I've considered removing the subframe f...
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 1:29pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

Please take such comments elsewhere john61ct you have no backbone. Well, you might have one, but it is not connected to anything, apparently :D And you believed that lower center of gravity hurt stability in single track vehicles until I straightened your ass out. :lol: If there is a vote for banni...
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 12:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

ebike4healthandfitness wrote:
Feb 25 2022 11:54am
john61ct wrote:
Feb 25 2022 1:39am
ebike4healthandfitness wrote:This statement... needs to be banned.
Please take such comments elsewhere
john61ct you have no backbone.
Well, you might have one, but it is not connected to anything, apparently :D
by BalorNG
Feb 25 2022 12:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor
Replies: 136
Views: 4037

Re: Want suggestions for cargobike with large mid-mount motor

Well... I've ridden linkage steered bikes from Bullitt, Cetma, Human Powered Machines, Virtue, Bilenky, and a couple made by friends of mine here in Austin. They were all fine, and they all had hinky steering that felt better going slow. I've built some linkage steered trikes, too, that (unlike bik...
by BalorNG
Feb 19 2022 4:44am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What Would You Build?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: What Would You Build?

If you wanted a Adult 20" Trike. [...] You do not want to go fast mainly ride on thr sidewalks. If those were the things I wanted for myself, I'd probably stay home and drink myself into an early grave. How about start with a real bike, and ride in the street where vehicles belong? I know we a...
by BalorNG
Feb 17 2022 3:49pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Max safe Flux Weakening
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: Max safe Flux Weakening

Flux weakening is good on IPM motors where a considerable portion of the power is made using reluctance torque anyway. https://www.automate.org/industry-insights/interior-permanent-magnet-motors-power-traction-motor-applications So, SOME motors paired with SOME controllers (middrives, basically) are...
by BalorNG
Feb 05 2022 11:17am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Motors - state of the community
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Motors - state of the community

At very high speed, and lacking massive energy density of fossil fuels (tank), only way to *cruise* at very high speeds w/o towing a Tesla-sized battery pack is streamlined shell, and we have an entire thread dedicated to that in ebike section :) Thanks, I'll check for this! So far what I've found ...
by BalorNG
Feb 03 2022 6:11am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: FLIPSKY new 20s 100A tiny controller (vesc based)
Replies: 359
Views: 20841

Re: FLIPSKY new 20s 100A tiny controller (vesc based)

b264 wrote:
Feb 02 2022 9:59pm
mxlemming, you're extremely ungrateful and hate-filled.
Hey, I'm all for free software and all, and I have great respect for what VESC and Co are doing, but boy you are one sanctimonious prick.
by BalorNG
Feb 02 2022 1:50am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Motors - state of the community
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Motors - state of the community

I am doing an electric conversion on a 1980 Yamaha SR250. My wish is to be able to cruise at 140 kph. Emptying your battery pack in a few minutes isn't "cruising". My back of the envelope estimate suggests you'll need about 30 kW at the wheel to hold 87 mph. At very high speed, and lackin...
by BalorNG
Feb 01 2022 9:41am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: Considering build - Sun X-3 recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Considering build - Sun X-3 recumbent

I'd say a nice grocery getter in foul weather, especially with some sort of roof.
Does not seem like something *fun* to ride though.
by BalorNG
Feb 01 2022 2:08am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Motors - state of the community
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Motors - state of the community

I am doing an electric conversion on a 1980 Yamaha SR250. My wish is to be able to cruise at 140 kph. Emptying your battery pack in a few minutes isn't "cruising". My back of the envelope estimate suggests you'll need about 30 kW at the wheel to hold 87 mph. At very high speed, and lackin...
by BalorNG
Jan 31 2022 1:57am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Smart ESC
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Smart ESC

How much phase current can it handle? Erpm limits?
by BalorNG
Jan 28 2022 4:51am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: vesc red lighting on decel
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: vesc red lighting on decel

I've expected a thread that uses internal accelerometer to power a set of brake lights :) To be fair you do is simpler, ehehe.
What kind of VESC is that anyway? What is 'HI200'?
by BalorNG
Jan 27 2022 4:22am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5662

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

All in all, I *think* that a narrow-ish USS bars, a front fairing that flips up and forward, all like on electrom - but with a true ogive shape and *closed* sides, so it sits *VERY* close to your body when 'deployed' , a *proper* tailbox (large and with angle of convergeance to allow pressure recov...
by BalorNG
Jan 26 2022 10:04am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5662

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

I wouldn't be against riding a recumbent with mild aero fairings. I just haven't found an affordable one that I like. Plus, right now I already have an ebike that works well for me. As to fairings, I dont ride fast enough to make them worthwhile. But aero benefits fascinate me... The "sock&quo...
by BalorNG
Jan 26 2022 6:26am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5662

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Anyway, how did this thread turn into a debate about recumbent vs upright bikes...wasn't it about fairings? Wow... this thread was really active today. I might take the blame for "arousing" the recumbent rider to battle. My argument is that it's NOT always just about pragmatic things like...
by BalorNG
Jan 26 2022 6:24am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5662

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

Again, old paradigms. Tig, save your breath. I have spent 35 years trying to convince upright riders of the wonders of recumbents. Sadly it would appear that you are right. It's too bad though, my main argument is not that they are wrong about recumbents, but that they should re-asses the design po...
by BalorNG
Jan 26 2022 6:06am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?
Replies: 235
Views: 5662

Re: Do you use an fairing or partial fairing on your ebike, emoped or BSM?

It is not a secret that the UCI banned Recumbent bikes in 1934 because they were too fast. Having ridden a number of 'bents, I think it's more accurate to say UCI banned them because they're unsafe for pack racing. Why they aren't allowed for solo time trials is not clear, but is probably just beca...