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by 99t4
Jul 22 2021 6:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: 18650 fire!
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: 18650 fire!

But this weekend I decided to take the bike out so last night I charged up the battery for the first time in about a year. Battery was dead... You presumed the battery was "dead" by what means? By measuring the voltage? What was the voltage? Do you know that once cells are drained beyond ...
by 99t4
Jul 12 2021 9:16pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: 52V LUNA Wolf Pack Swagtron EB6 Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 52V LUNA Wolf Pack Swagtron EB6 Mod

nervagon wrote:
Jul 11 2021 2:19pm
It is possible to mount a luna wolf pack in the same space that a "silverfish" battery normally goes.
That is good to know, thanks for trying that.
Where was the original controller mounted?
by 99t4
Jul 12 2021 8:59pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hub motor mid drive full suspension chopper
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: Hub motor mid drive full suspension chopper

Looks like you've preserved low unsprung weight as much as possible.

What's in the box at the end of the rear rack?
by 99t4
Jun 29 2021 2:23pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 100
Views: 2149

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

DearDeathDay wrote:
Jun 27 2021 10:22am
I 100% don't need 2 bikes!
Until you get a breakdown in your main one and have to wait on parts...
by 99t4
Jun 27 2021 1:43am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: My Rad Power RadWagon Fully Loaded
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: My Rad Power RadWagon Fully Loaded

Nice. How heavy is that chain? What do you do with the P.A. system?
by 99t4
Jun 21 2021 12:30am
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Throttle Cut Out Switch. For Safety.
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Throttle Cut Out Switch. For Safety.

Don't the popular Radpower ebikes have a halftwist throttle with an integral red button that enables/disables the throttle? Could you use one of those throttles? They were extremely common on ali when I was shopping for a throttle last summer. DISCLAIMER: Very possible I didn't understand the OP's r...
by 99t4
Jun 19 2021 11:01pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Do these cables cause problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Do these cables cause problems?

ebike11 wrote:
Jun 19 2021 1:52pm
Im thinking of buying different cables rather than the ones that were included.
Its kind of hard to find this particular cable. Do you think it could be a signal issue in the cables?
Do you think the cable itself is faulty? That cable is easy to test pin-to-pin continuity with your DVOM.
by 99t4
Jun 17 2021 12:44am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Chinese quality mtb hubs?
Replies: 32
Views: 637

Re: Chinese quality mtb hubs?

How do I measure for the diameter of the hole? Go/no go testing with drill bits? Are you suggesting drilling the hole larger? No, sorry should have explained in more detail. Not using a drill at all, no drilling at all. Using the bit as a gauge. Hold the bit itself in your hand and fit it thru the ...
by 99t4
Jun 16 2021 10:53pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: EGO 56V lawnmower motor
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: EGO 56V lawnmower motor

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That looks surprisingly like a common 120VAC corded mower motor!
by 99t4
Jun 16 2021 1:37am
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: MOTO RAE Electric Moped for sale in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: MOTO RAE Electric Moped for sale in NYC

Then I vote to call it a noped. :D
by 99t4
Jun 16 2021 1:27am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike Achilles heel?
Replies: 21
Views: 492

Re: E-bike Achilles heel?

Disc lock (w/ loud alarm) + quality u-lock seems to do pretty good. Although u-locks are quickly and quietly popped by a small bottle jack. Thinking about two disc locks, F/R. They are small and easy to carry. My best e-bike was stolen from a vestibule within about 60 seconds. ALL the homeless encam...
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 6:59pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Purchasing a bike from Alibaba (12kw, 15kw) Leili
Replies: 31
Views: 796

Re: Purchasing a bike from Alibaba (12kw, 15kw) Leili

What battery cells are likely to come with the one I linked in the original post? What brand controller/motor? If they're no-name, is that bad? Are these bikes generally someone reliable? Only the vendor can answer those questions. Have you asked them? If the answers are evasive, ambiguous, or othe...
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 6:43pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Help with battery size fitting for a merida big seven
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: Help with battery size fitting for a merida big seven

Just make a lifesize cardboard cutout of the battery profile (to include the mount and attach/detach clearances) and hold it in position on the frame, see if it physically fits.
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 6:19pm
Forum: Items for Sale - Used
Topic: MOTO RAE Electric Moped for sale in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: MOTO RAE Electric Moped for sale in NYC

Is that really a moped? Or is a moped supposed to have pedals? Hence the name moped.
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 1:55am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Help with battery size fitting for a merida big seven
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: Help with battery size fitting for a merida big seven

I just did some more measurement on the frame after taking the water bottle holder off, It appears it's might just fit the jumbo shark. Just. With about 10cm to play with on both directions. I'll need to go back and check the location of the bolt and reconfirm You can add rivnuts to the downtube in...
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 1:20am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 100
Views: 2149

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

It's like; why is it on sale? Is there something wrong with it? Was I being overcharged before? Who knows... Maybe they have to pay rent, maybe the market changed, maybe they are overstocked, lots of reasons. You could ask them. :wink: If you are in the USA, dealing with a USA vendor can be more at...
by 99t4
Jun 14 2021 1:04am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Chinese quality mtb hubs?
Replies: 32
Views: 637

Re: Chinese quality mtb hubs?

Eastwood wrote:
Jun 13 2021 5:54pm
How do I measure for the diameter of the hole?
Go/no go testing with drill bits?
by 99t4
Jun 13 2021 1:20am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Chinese quality mtb hubs?
Replies: 32
Views: 637

Re: Chinese quality mtb hubs?

MadRhino wrote:
Jun 12 2021 10:12pm
Even old and abused, 40 $ bearings set and 15 minutes of work are making it just as new.
Is this for sealed bearings or does it apply to [race, loose bb, and cone] bearings?
by 99t4
Jun 13 2021 1:15am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: what to do with the wires?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: what to do with the wires?

I liked forum member geosped's method of folding over slack wires and compressing them in a length of heatshrink tubing:

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by 99t4
Jun 12 2021 11:34pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Parts bin build.... kind of
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Parts bin build.... kind of

Yes and safety cover for the motor wire exit-- nice touch. :thumb:
by 99t4
Jun 11 2021 2:52am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 100
Views: 2149

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

I'm not mechanically illiterate - I'm reasonably confident I could do any of the assembly required eventually. Ok, sorry (I'll apologize for the others too), it's just that many of your previous questions threw us. So you are mechanically literate as you say. Successfully putting together a reliabl...
by 99t4
Jun 11 2021 2:19am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: trunk mounted bike carry racks
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: trunk mounted bike carry racks

Also not a fan of trunk or hatch mount. I have carried plenty of multiple heavy bikes on my Allen brand 3 bike hitch mount carrier. Thickwall steel channel, overspec'd fasteners. Biggest/heaviest was a 65-70 lb. Radpower Radwagon longtail utility e-bike. No problem at all.
by 99t4
Jun 04 2021 10:19pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy
Replies: 100
Views: 2149

Re: My 1st ebike, Pls Help Verify Kit/Info Before I Buy

We don't know it's a "he."

EDIT: Should have written----- We don't know the OP is a "he."
by 99t4
Jun 04 2021 10:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC
Replies: 42
Views: 1048

Re: Help decide between All-Axle and GMAC

I also wanted any opinions if it's possible to have a Hybrid as an ebike or if I should stick with converting the MTB. Depends mostly on the quality of the roads in your area. Poorly maintained, numerous potholes, R/R tracks, etc. strongly favor at least front suspension and wider tires. It becomes...
by 99t4
Jun 04 2021 12:18am
Forum: Vendor Relations Corner
Topic: EM3ev WARNING - abysmal customer support.
Replies: 55
Views: 2046

Re: EM3ev WARNING - Possible exit scam!

You could buy an old cheap android phone just to interface with the smartBMS.