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by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 2:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: More Power?

So I was looking at my controller and it says Infineon Intelligent Controller. Does that mean it's programmable? If so, how do I program more amps allowed?
by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: More Power?

What wheelsize are you running? How much gross weight does the vehicle have? Would be nice to know how much your SLA batteries sag. Do you have a CA? You could try the ebikes.ca simulator and check which changes would bring you more acceleration. (If you havenĀ“t done this yet). Normally more amps w...
by stiffi
Sep 15 2014 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: More Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

More Power?

Hello, I just put together a bike using mix and match parts and the power is not what I was expecting. I am using an Ebikekit 500W motor Model JZ36V500W090319056, with an Infineon 17AMP controller. It has an LVC of 31.5 V. I currently am using a 36 Volt SLA pack I put together. 3 12V at 10AH. My que...
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 6:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EcoEasy Rider
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: EcoEasy Rider

motomech wrote:At that price, buy it.
Even if you have to replace the Battery, you will come out ahead.
this batt. might work;

http://www.bmsbattery.com/24v/473-36v-1 ... -pack.html
You think its 24 volt? The limited info I can find lead me to believe 36.
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 1:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EcoEasy Rider
Replies: 4
Views: 428

EcoEasy Rider

Has anybody seen or used this EcoEasy Rider bike? http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/4595078865.html There is one on the local Craigslist and I am thinking about picking it up, but it has a dead battery. Seems to me at this price it would be hard to go wrong, but I've been down this road bef...
by stiffi
Aug 04 2014 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Firmstrong CA-520, feet forward cruiser
Replies: 23
Views: 3709

Re: Firmstrong CA-520, feet forward cruiser

As mentioned lots of those crank forwards have models in their catalog that are steel. Electra in particular has a Townie 3i that is all steel. My first ebike was a Crystalyte front mount on that same Townie. Combined with the front V-Brake and the rear coaster, it was my favorite combination. I tra...
by stiffi
Aug 02 2014 2:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: help with connections
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: help with connections

Heres a couple of pics https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bjSCvze4w4l_AfAUDsqMXH4QwpjDYwB-aCk9Mr0bBQ=w91-h162-p-no https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xIHe_lHBRYmglorpX2ap9I3YpjoIijInekN8eefHhoY=w91-h162-p-no https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/h4rw_WZZpSm54SM5cCgX2IS4kGgvZYAZ86e7Hgec6aY=w288-h162-p-no ...
by stiffi
Aug 02 2014 2:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: help with connections
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: help with connections

wesnewell wrote:If you can't get the guy you bought it from, or post pictures of what you have then try this.
http://www.ebikekit.com/
Yeah, I was trying to post pics. How do I do that?
by stiffi
Aug 02 2014 2:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: help with connections
Replies: 3
Views: 291

help with connections

Hello everybody I was hoping I could get some help with connections. I bought a used ebikekit motor and controller and I'm having trouble finding the connection to the battery from the controller. I have 6 connections coming from the controller that have Anderson's. One set has 2 postive and one neg...
by stiffi
Jul 25 2014 1:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are Suspension Forks always bad for Front Motors
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: Are Suspension Forks always bad for Front Motors

Are all motors interchangeable for Front and Back? Why are some sold as "Front hub" or "Rear hub"?
by stiffi
Jul 25 2014 8:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Are Suspension Forks always bad for Front Motors
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Are Suspension Forks always bad for Front Motors

Hello, Somewhere along the line I got it in my head that all Front Suspensions were bad for front motors. Is this true? Or if the fork is steel is it still okay? I am looking at this bike for a new build with a Ebike-kit 500w motor. Would it work? http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?...
by stiffi
Jul 16 2014 12:11pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery Bank where to put the ground?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Battery Bank where to put the ground?

That being said... look into Anderson Powerpoles .. PP45 Yeah, that makes sense. I was just looking at chargers for sale that already had XLR connectors on them. This brings up another question. Do I just use the same connection from the bank of batteries for charging, that I use for connecting to ...
by stiffi
Jul 16 2014 10:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery Bank where to put the ground?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Battery Bank where to put the ground?

That's all you need + and - to the charger. What I asked is. What are the batteries for, Ebike, solar (dought it) or what are you powering? XLR was not designed for a charge or power anything, so just match the polarity from the charger to the battery XLR. Dan Oh, okay. I'm powering an Ebike-kit fr...
by stiffi
Jul 16 2014 10:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery Bank where to put the ground?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Battery Bank where to put the ground?

What are you using it for? Normally the ground is the Negative terminal. Dan Really? In a 3 pin XLR? I plan to wire a few SLAs together in series then take the outputs from the bank and connect them to an XLR cable in order to connect to a charger. I'll only have 2 wires, 1 positive and 1 negative.
by stiffi
Jul 16 2014 10:04am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Battery Bank where to put the ground?
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Battery Bank where to put the ground?

Hello, I'm looking for some help on building a battery bank. I am doing a new build and going cheap with locally sourced SLA for the time being. I know how to put the batteries in series, but I have a concern with the connection to the charger. I was going to use an XLR termination but what do I sti...
by stiffi
Jun 30 2014 8:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best place to source SLA
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Best place to source SLA

Hello,

I'm starting a new build and the last piece is the battery. With other components I'm quickly running out of funds so I was thinking of getting SLA to get me by for a while. What is the best way to source those now? Local would be better, but I'm up for anything.

Thanks
by stiffi
Jun 30 2014 7:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How and why did you get into Ebikes?
Replies: 23
Views: 1873

Re: How and why did you get into Ebikes?

Trying to save the planet Maaaan... Well, partially. I used to drive electric scooters to the train station, then our great State government banned them completely from public roads. Then I looked at ebikes as a way to bridge the gap to the train, found out that with a little work I could actually r...
by stiffi
Jun 24 2014 8:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: an electric Harley-Davidson . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: an electric Harley-Davidson . . .

I love this idea. It's what we all wish for right? More mainstream options in the market? Even if the price is absurd it may drive innovation. I'm thinking how Tesla is driving innovation in the car sector. Sure the price of the Model S was insane but shortly after development Chevy came out with th...
by stiffi
Jun 23 2014 12:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Thinking about a new build

That Miami is steel, so probably a better frame for converting. But it's a folding bike, so the front fork is 70mm spacing. The kit you linked is a front motor kit, and needs 100mm spacing. You'll be better off with a rear kit. Or you could swap forks with a conventional 20" fork, but mounting the ...
by stiffi
Jun 23 2014 10:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Thinking about a new build

That Miami is steel, so probably a better frame for converting. But it's a folding bike, so the front fork is 70mm spacing. The kit you linked is a front motor kit, and needs 100mm spacing. You'll be better off with a rear kit. Or you could swap forks with a conventional 20" fork, but mounting the ...
by stiffi
Jun 23 2014 10:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Thinking about a new build

Citizen Gotham by any chance? I've had plans to do one of those for a while. . Citizen Miami, 6 speed. Thanks for the reply. I'm looking at the GreenbikeKit 250/350 watt with the bottle battery. The price is right, just hoping it's enough power. http://www.greenbikekit.com/36v-250w-gbk-100f-front-d...
by stiffi
Jun 23 2014 7:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: carry a small air tank or pump, in case of a flat?
Replies: 21
Views: 1261

Re: carry a small air tank or pump, in case of a flat?

I know you said you don't want to change a tire roadside, but honestly, that is the easiest option. I used to feel the same way as you. I put slime in all my tires, then one day I actually got a a small leak, and the slime did it's job, but also sprayed a tiny stream out of the hole. So, when I got ...
by stiffi
Jun 23 2014 6:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Thinking about a new build

Hello, I was wondering if I could get some advice. I was a participant here years back, then left for the world of gas powered scooters. After coming back to my senses, I have sold the gas guzzler and am looking at a new build. I currently have a 20 inch tire Citizen folder and I want to build a new...
by stiffi
Apr 14 2014 6:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on first e-bike purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Advice on first e-bike purchase

Wow, don't let the talk here scare you away. Sometimes it can sound like a Nerd cave where everybody is playing the latest online multiplayer war game and doesn't want you to play unless your PC has rocket ship for a processor and a graphics card that displays 4 Billion colors at once. In reality bi...
by stiffi
Apr 13 2014 11:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Advice on first e-bike purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Advice on first e-bike purchase

Your needs seem quite simple. Are you talking about 20MPH with pedaling or unassisted? If is the former, I might suggest one of the Schwinn pre-built bikes. I recently got a fantastic deal on an older Schwinn Transit bike. It was "new" old stock. It remains to be seen how the battery held up in stor...