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by torker
Oct 07 2018 8:23am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this amp meter for DC?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Is this amp meter for DC?

Yes. Pretty sure it has to be true rms meter . I use Southwire meters. The true sine d.c. meter I have only reads to 40 amps .

Although that does run the wire through a "clamp". Can you message the seller?
Looks like has it for 35.00 looking at other products he sells.
by torker
Sep 03 2018 9:10am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kid car melting switches
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Kid car melting switches

I am thinking about adding a relay to the wire that gets hot. I can run a heavier wire from the batteries to carry the amps.

If I do this. Is there any risk to this? LFF or Fetcher care to chime in? I want this safe for my grandaughter.
by torker
Sep 02 2018 5:18pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kid car melting switches
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Kid car melting switches

Yea, It is two 12v 12ah batts in parallel. Nothing fancy just two switches. One for hi/low speed and one for fwd/rev. Just thinking more volts may help and a lvc https://www.amazon.com/30-Amp-DPDT-Rocker-Switch/dp/B001PNIKJ4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1512860951&sr=8-10&keywords=30+amp+dpdt+switch May...
by torker
Sep 02 2018 2:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kid car melting switches
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Kid car melting switches

Yea, It is two 12v 12ah batts in parallel. Nothing fancy just two switches. One for hi/low speed and one for fwd/rev. Just thinking more volts may help and a lvc https://www.amazon.com/30-Amp-DPDT-Rocker-Switch/dp/B001PNIKJ4/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1512860951&sr=8-10&keywords=30+amp+dpdt+switch Mayb...
by torker
Sep 02 2018 1:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kid car melting switches
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Kid car melting switches

Been working on my Granddaughter 12v Amg Mercedes ride ;)

It is melting the switch and connector for the fwd/rev. One wire gets hot. Should I just find a heavier dtdp. Switch. Also would a power tool battery work good. Keeping the voltage up should lower the amps yes?
by torker
Jul 31 2018 6:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang Ultra Mid Drive Full Suspension bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

Re: Bafang Ultra Mid Drive Full Suspension bikes

Looks like the Tovini is min. order 10 :(
by torker
Jun 25 2018 9:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The black art of motorcycle dynamics
Replies: 21
Views: 883

Re: The black art of motorcycle dynamics

2 wheels had very valid points .. Of course it is not a " black art " haha
by torker
Jun 25 2018 7:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: started e-bike project, made mistakes, now a lil' lost
Replies: 29
Views: 1203

Re: started e-bike project, made mistakes, now a lil' lost

I like the Vienna frame. But, These bikes don't have front susp. and disc brakes. Nice bikes but no " goodies" :) I use an old Rincon - no disc and an older FSR dual susp and front disc. And I have 2.95 x 26 on one and 24 front 20 inch rear on the FSR ... It rides like a caddy to me. lol Maybe and s...
by torker
Apr 24 2018 5:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: mission impossible for me -.-"
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: mission impossible for me -.-"

I radial laced a 9-Continent direct drive in 20 " wheel. So far it has held up well. I do not do many miles though.
by torker
Apr 23 2018 6:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 48 Volt Rear Hub Build
Replies: 47
Views: 3103

Re: 48 Volt Rear Hub Build

Looks tight but on the seatpost would make all the cabling nice and short. Might want to build a deflector for the mud/water. Or right in front of the battery bag, nice looking bike btw..
by torker
Apr 22 2018 3:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E bike Gearing Why Bother
Replies: 48
Views: 2384

Re: E bike Gearing Why Bother

Yep 1 gear. If you look at my posts my FSR had no pedal drive for a couple years. Now it has a 45t-15t and 145 mm bmx cranks. I can help out at any time which with my 28-10 dd motor with 20 " rear is only 16 mph :D
by torker
Apr 21 2018 12:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?
Replies: 74
Views: 15414

Re: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?

you can upgrade suspension on (almost) any bike frame, all you have to do is measure and maybe get a little creative with mounting hardware. most frames with suspension are pretty easy to deal with and while people might look at you funny (including in this forum based on how i was received in my i...
by torker
Apr 19 2018 6:33am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding pictures?
Replies: 179
Views: 255614

Re: Adding pictures?

That is crazy, I did exactly what you did and I get the error. I will try again when I get home tonight. It looks good though haha Thanks.
by torker
Apr 18 2018 8:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adding pictures?
Replies: 179
Views: 255614

Re: Adding pictures?

I have lost my avatar. I have resized my pic to 100 x 67 pixels but the system tells me is 5312 x 2900 pixels ??? help..
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by torker
Apr 18 2018 7:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?
Replies: 74
Views: 15414

Re: Best Full Suspension ebike Frames?

My old FSR has worked out well for me. Next I want to fab a somewhat triangle shaped mount for the battery to be able to move it up some. Add some rivnuts to mount the bracket. Right now it is mounted to the stock waterbottle bosses. Also I run 24 " on the front which gives me plenty of room. I have...
by torker
Apr 17 2018 6:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: trying to repair an e-bike
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: trying to repair an e-bike

Pics would be great. Also if it is the controller it might be easier to replace it. Others should know how cheap they are.
by torker
Apr 16 2018 9:05pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Electrohodaka Electric Hodaka Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Electrohodaka Electric Hodaka Conversion

I wonder if you could have an adapter machined and run many different sprockets?
by torker
Feb 21 2018 9:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What did you do to your e-bike today?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: What did you do to your e-bike today?

Awesome to see all the types of work .. Inspiring ! Thanks to all of ES..
by torker
Feb 20 2018 12:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What did you do to your e-bike today?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

What did you do to your e-bike today?

Last fall I had a 24 inch rim laced for the front at a local shop. I took delivery of a 48 v shark from EM3EV .. Finally a production plug and play battery after several years of playing with lead and lipo.. I finally got out the garage this wknd and fabbed up a tensioner since I am running single s...
by torker
Feb 19 2018 9:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclone or BBSHD on Specialized FSR?
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Cyclone or BBSHD on Specialized FSR?

Sorry just caught this thread again. That FSR is way different than mine/newer maybe. Less room for a battery under the frame like mine. Plus I put a 24 inch on front. That is a lot of money though. I only gave 150 on CL for mine. I do love it though. It was the top of the line 30 yrs ago . It is th...
by torker
Feb 19 2018 8:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Looking for "new" used bike for electric conversion

That Gary Fisher looks like my Giant Rincon. I run an old E-Bikekit DD hub on the back on 36 volts. I fabbed some torque arms using some heavy washers that came with the hub. I welded small tabs on the washers so I could bolt them to the dropouts. Bike works good . Rim brakes are not great. The Mani...
by torker
Jan 14 2018 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cyclone or BBSHD on Specialized FSR?
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Cyclone or BBSHD on Specialized FSR?

Looks about the same year as mine. Mine had plenty of room for the battery under the frame. I am running a 24 inch front but you should still have room. Sorry cannot help on the midrive.. I still need to build a custom mount to move it up and maybe build a bash guard around it too.
by torker
Jan 14 2018 12:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Felt Cruiser BBS01
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Felt Cruiser BBS01

I like that. Maybe paint the bottle battery and stripe it to look old/retro. Most people would not know it is electric. Welcome to the ES family..
by torker
Nov 10 2017 10:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Stupid retarted newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Stupid retarted newbie

Do you have a pic of the bike you can put up?
by torker
Sep 28 2017 6:33am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Seeking advice on e-bike selection
Replies: 41
Views: 2389

Re: Seeking advice on e-bike selection

Looks good. A bottle/shark battery will fit and still give you plenty room to step through.