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by wineboyrider
May 17 2018 8:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: It's now Spring 2018.. Why haven't e-bikes gotten cheaper?
Replies: 74
Views: 5819

Re: It's now Spring 2018.. Why haven't e-bikes gotten cheaper?

The best ebike I ever had was a good specialized mtb frame and a good dd hub motor. The rest were ezip trash.
by wineboyrider
May 04 2018 10:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1616
Views: 106980

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Been relatively cool here lately, but dry and windy. The fire danger is real in the forests around us.
by wineboyrider
May 04 2018 8:46am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Luna Cycle's "world's safest battery" lacking MSD
Replies: 33
Views: 5700

Re: Luna Cycle's "world's safest battery" lacking MSD

Japan probably makes millions of ebike batteries? :idea:
by wineboyrider
May 02 2018 3:45pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 92505

Re: Tesla Model 3

Why do we want to make 760hp for a family car ? Are they entering the pike peaks hill climb for a scenic holiday ? In the UK ford fiesta uses a 3 cylinder 1.0 litre ecoboost and this gets around 40 mpg with 120bhp plenty to get around to the local shops or travel a long distance. The kurb weight of...
by wineboyrider
Apr 28 2018 5:19pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

fechter wrote:
Apr 27 2018 11:25am
wineboyrider wrote:
Apr 27 2018 8:41am
Where to buy the right cogs for the scooter motor?
What size is the shaft? What kind of belt do you want to use?
http://www.partsforscooters.com/120-58_motor_Currie This is the motor or one of them. Don't want to spend a lot of money on belts?
by wineboyrider
Apr 27 2018 8:41am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

Where to buy the right cogs for the scooter motor?
by wineboyrider
Apr 27 2018 8:36am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

Id also like to add a shade over the whole roof, but I dont yet have a practical design I could build that would also survive storms with gusty high winds.
What about an intermittent misting system for the roof?
by wineboyrider
Apr 27 2018 8:31am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

I have almost everything to build a brushed fan. The two cooler shells I have could easily be mounted using the brushed scooter motors I have laying in my garage. I have 2 currie brushed motors from my old ezip setup, a bldc cyclone motor, and several motors from torn apart electric scooters. I wan ...
by wineboyrider
Apr 18 2018 8:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: The end of BionX?
Replies: 190
Views: 35131

Re: The end of BionX?

^^^Interesting.
by wineboyrider
Apr 16 2018 8:32am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Problem (solved): wheel doesn't rotate (Kelly / Mxus)
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Problem: wheel doesn't rotate (Kelly / Mxus)

VelluK wrote:
Apr 16 2018 8:00am
amberwolf wrote:
Apr 15 2018 4:31pm
checked them how?
Motor and controller cables are connected together so that same colors have connected together. This should be the right connection?
Not necessarily. Lyen controllers are famous for having a different coloring scheme.
by wineboyrider
Apr 16 2018 8:29am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

Great idea AW. Chains would probably be more maintenance though.
by wineboyrider
Apr 14 2018 9:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is REGEN, really worth it ?
Replies: 73
Views: 5345

Re: Is REGEN, really worth it ?

Lets say you have a 20 mile commute using regen in the best conditions for it to be used, what is the max voltage input 1 can expect back into the battery ? 5% - 10% max ? Are there any negative aspects to using regen , as far as wear and tear on the motor, magnets, controller, battery ? "Best cond...
by wineboyrider
Apr 14 2018 8:52pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Solar brushless DC Evaporative cooler.

So I have about 3 evaporative coolers, which work extremely well in our climate and I want to build a swamp cooler that runs on dc and ultimately powered with some solar panels. I have seen some plans on the internet, but most use brushed motors.. :lol:
by wineboyrider
Apr 06 2018 8:34am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Model 3
Replies: 111
Views: 10151

Re: Model 3

Someone in my neck of the woods has a Model 3 and there is a charging station at The Inn of the Mountain Gods.
by wineboyrider
Mar 28 2018 7:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD
Replies: 58
Views: 4421

Re: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD

Buy batteries that you can get serviced. You cannot ship batteries, especially suspect or damaged ones, so there needs to be a service location you can get to if they need service. Or build them yourself so you can service them yourself. Exactly why I think tool pack batteries are great for startin...
by wineboyrider
Mar 26 2018 9:25pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: 2000W MAC lawnmower motor
Replies: 127
Views: 21943

Re: 2000W MAC lawnmower motor

Bump
by wineboyrider
Mar 26 2018 6:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD
Replies: 58
Views: 4421

Re: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD

Two EGO 7.5ah packs would be good for around 15 miles or so...
by wineboyrider
Mar 26 2018 8:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD
Replies: 58
Views: 4421

Re: Smallest battery suggestions for 6 mile ride and Bafang BBSHD

Tool pack batteries are now in the 7.5 ah size like EGO and Echo?
by wineboyrider
Mar 11 2018 10:25am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military Spending
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Military Spending

Canada made that list ^^^
by wineboyrider
Mar 11 2018 10:22am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military Spending
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Military Spending

Wonder what the share is as related to GNP?