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by mdd0127
Aug 13 2013 11:46pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: HobbyKing battery horrible RMA process
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: HobbyKing battery horrible RMA process

It's sad to see they they haven't improved. I'd really hoped they would have by now. I had an equally turrible experience with them. If they'd just been honest, I probably would have not only spent a lot more money with them myself, but would have been convincing friends to order from them too.... I...
by mdd0127
Aug 11 2013 4:46am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

Just for reference, here's a crappy pic of one of the trails that leads to one of my favorite spots. It's crappy because it doesn't show how steep it is. I had to hook the frame triangle on that big rock to keep it from sliding back down while I took the pic. It's a 20-40% grade for three straight m...
by mdd0127
Aug 11 2013 4:29am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

That would be neat to try but I really like the idea of having the bike look like just a bike, with no wires or batteries at all, not just for legality, but because riding the bike as is is a blast and probably saved my life. If I build the trailer/towed ev right, the only input from the bike will b...
by mdd0127
Aug 11 2013 2:24am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

After three encounters with the cops tonight, all for having no license plate light (vehicle wasn't even made with one), in the same town, I've done some more thinking about this plan. This country is, without a doubt, a police state, so there's no reason to play games. I like my freedom and don't w...
by mdd0127
Aug 10 2013 7:07pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

Maybe a big monster mid driving the rear and a mini monster in the front. I'll have a better idea what this thing will weigh and what I'll have for reduction gearing soon and can go from there.
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 11:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E.S. Quotable Quotes !
Replies: 839
Views: 139692

Re: E.S. Quotable Quotes !

bowlofsalad » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:35 pm
Nature is a slut, and life is an orgy in slow motion.
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 9:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

The wheelchair hubbie is a great idea! I think I'm still going to want to run whatever motor I use through a differential in the front though. I don't want too much unsprung weight and just the battery pack on this thing is probably going to run $3500 so if I can buy a couple hundred bucks worth of ...
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 7:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

You mean the flaming cockhole motor? Lol! I'll have to look into the golden motors. The agni was actually the first motor that I spec'd for my ultimate but sanity overcame me and I went with the 3220 instead.
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 7:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

I agree completely.
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 7:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

The pedals are mainly for show incase I get hassled by the man but I was going to gear them for walking speed. Basically, if all else fails, I can still make some kind of forward momentum. If I do run into a 50% grade, it probably won't be for more than 100ft and I understand the concept of momentum...
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 4:04pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

Did some research on the bafangs. It looks like they have trouble holding up under regular ebike use so they definitely aren't up to hauling 800 lbs up a mountain. I need to find a quad junkyard so I can get a decent deal on a diff, some spindles, and cv's. Still on the search for the right motors b...
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

Cool. Maybe I can swing two of those for the front and a cromotor for the rear. I want motors up front for regen and for pulling the wheels up ledges. I also like the idea of having backup in case a motor or controller fails in the middle of the desert.
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 10:07am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

I think they do. I didn't see a spec, just looked at a pic of the motor in someone's hand. The cool part is the wires don't go through the axle! It's not hollow which is awesome. There is a catch though. At $600 a piece + $300 each for controllers to run them + $3600ish for a 100ah 48v pack, I'm goi...
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 2:45am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: 3D Printed Bicycle !
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

Re: 3D Printed Bicycle !

Very well put. Industry is really slowing us down in a lot of ways. Patents are a load of crap. All they do is make it possible for big money to keep running the show. Everything I've invented happened because I saw something someone else was doing or had invented and I either came up with a better ...
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 12:42am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Re: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

I typed in hub motor axle to google images and found one with a solid axle....a hubzilla! I might have to go to a smaller rim/tire combo to get it to climb like I want though.

Off to do more research!
by mdd0127
Aug 09 2013 12:04am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?
Replies: 25
Views: 3198

Hub motor axle strength? Toughest one?

I've searched for a bit and didn't find anything about this. I'm considering building a 3 wheeled pedal/electric rv and I want to put a hub motor in both front wheels. The top speed will only need to be 20 mph for these but they'll need to have really tough axles and have the ability to pull 800 lbs...
by mdd0127
Aug 06 2013 11:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: "MP6" 1st Panurge's build ENDED
Replies: 29
Views: 7843

Re: "MP6" 1st Panurge's build ENDED

I used two $1.50 auto resetting nc thermal breakers when I first put my bike together. I put one on the motor and one on the controller and ran the throttle signal through them. If either one opened, no throttle until it cooled down. It only operated once because my timing ring slipped and things st...
by mdd0127
Aug 06 2013 7:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bike weight limit of car bike carrier explained
Replies: 22
Views: 2044

Re: bike weight limit of car bike carrier explained

This has been the sturdiest rack I've ever seen and had no problem hauling two 50lb bikes through rough trails. It came with screws that were too short to reach the nylon in the nuts though so I had to replace them all but after that, it was bomb proof! http://www.bikemania.biz/vehicle-racks/jeep-ov...
by mdd0127
Aug 04 2013 3:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance touring - off the grid
Replies: 20
Views: 2897

Re: Long distance touring - off the grid

If I was going to go for it and hit the road on two wheels, and I still might, I'd build a trailer for the journey. It would have bars swing from each end to make a rollbar/solar panel mount during the ride, then when at camp, the support bars would fold back to become hammock/tent hangers. Full sus...
by mdd0127
Jul 25 2013 9:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Two down hill bike options for next build
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Two down hill bike options for next build

Beautiful bike! I would recommend taking Kim's advice on this one. 3kw is fun on a commuter but on a bike like that, I'd want something light that could get me u the hills without upsetting the balance and handling of that bike.

Whatever you do, have fun and post pics! :twisted:
by mdd0127
Jul 24 2013 1:17am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Internet - understanding APN's, Straight Talk,Tethering
Replies: 30
Views: 19742

Re: Free Internet - understanding APN's, Straight Talk,Tethe

Google is not the answer. Pretty sure google is a big part of the problem. Can't we transmit data though ham, cb's, and obsolete 5w cell phones?
by mdd0127
Jul 23 2013 8:26pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Internet - understanding APN's, Straight Talk,Tethering
Replies: 30
Views: 19742

Re: Free Internet - understanding APN's, Straight Talk,Tethe

Good info. Everything but the straight talk part. straight talk will drop your data speeds down to 1x if its system "thinks you might" use too much data. They throttled mine once I got to 250mb data and cut it off alltogether once I got near a gb. I didn't have data for the last two weeks of my firs...
by mdd0127
Jul 21 2013 2:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.
Replies: 1274
Views: 218065

Re: There was a fire at my house today while I was not home.

Being short spokes with a large hub and small rim is probably harder on them too because there is less spoke length to elongate and spread the load. It also bugs me when the spoke can't make a straight shot to the hub and requires additional bending near the nipple. It can't be good. A long time ago...