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by QuietRush
Oct 25 2014 11:15pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I've probably created the impression that I've just hopped on, gun-ho and hit the throttle, but it wasn't at all like that. I was actually very careful not to hit the throttle too hard, so I'm at a loss as to how I managed to flip it twice. Both times were in front of my house and both times from a...
by QuietRush
Sep 21 2014 3:42am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Just came back from a 10 minute blast on my new 5404 equipped Bomber. I'd like to thank RIX for hooking me up with this thing. He did all the leg work for a few of us here to bring in these motors and kept us informed all the time with what was going on. He also sent me the spokes I needed in order...
by QuietRush
Aug 23 2014 4:37pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 551269

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Thanks Jay. It's clear from looking at the 2m10s mark when you overtake that you've got some serious power there..lets hope it hangs together for you next year. I plotted HR last year as well, logged it at http://store.quietrush.com.au/blog/adrenaline-and-biostream-data where the peak HR wasn't as h...
by QuietRush
Aug 22 2014 4:46am
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

I've dropped some impressions into this blogpost: http://store.quietrush.com.au/blog/what-does-it-feel-like-to-race-a-stealth-fighter-on-a-gokart-track Keen to hear what others also found to be the highlights of the race for them, that would keep them coming back. I'd like to be able to pedal and se...
by QuietRush
Aug 22 2014 4:43am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 551269

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

You might glean a bit of data also from my Strava plot listed in the blogpost I just put up at http://store.quietrush.com.au/blog/what-does-it-feel-like-to-race-a-stealth-fighter-on-a-gokart-track which I've linked to below: http://store.quietrush.com.au/uploads/7/4/0/9/7409538/2248751_orig.png Make...
by QuietRush
Aug 18 2014 4:39pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

There is also another spot that we tried when using the bike as a camera mule for the local TV station, with a GoPro mounted on the seat post, facing forward. You can see it in the footage at http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/08/16/bright-sparks-show-off-their-rides/ . I've tried lots of spot...
by QuietRush
Aug 18 2014 7:43am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

My previous front fenders would still let chunks of mud flick everywhere after riding through this stuff. CD, If that's the kind of stuff that you ride, there isn't a mudguard that I know of that will stop chunks of mud flicking everywhere anyway - it has a habit of doing that. Unless of course it'...
by QuietRush
Aug 18 2014 2:52am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Regarding mudguards, I've found The fenders work well, are inexpensive - you can see them in the image above posted by Hyena of us sitting at the start line of the Hunter EV Festival race. There's a new shot up at https://www.flickr.com/photos/billcollison/14768407437/in/set-72157646098252257/ which...
by QuietRush
Aug 17 2014 10:47pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

Thanks Andy, it was a special moment to outlast Hyena and take the win. One of the highlights for me each year is seeing how much effort you and your family/team put into such diverse entries, it's a real credit to you all. Great to see you extending the hospitality to Hyena in his first foray into ...
by QuietRush
Aug 17 2014 4:20pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Enjoy that first place trophy my friend, you won't be getting another one next year :P :mrgreen: We'll see about that next year..you might be right, but who can tell what happens in a race. I was taking it a bit easy with cracked ribs, didn't want to stack this year with a house move coming up in t...
by QuietRush
Aug 17 2014 4:12pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

Thanks for the post Hyena, I'll respond in more detail when time permits. Yes, Hare and the Tortoise story has new rich meaning for us both I suspect. The event photos are still coming through, I'm helping get them up onto the Festival website. In the meantime, keep an eye on Bill Collisons flickr p...
by QuietRush
Aug 17 2014 7:06am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Results are in for the Hunter EV Festival held today at http://www.mylaps.com/en/classification/3221472 Enjoyed my meal of smoked Hyena today. Delicious. :D Couple of fun images from yesterdays practice session at https://flic.kr/p/otcHzn and https://flic.kr/p/oKzvCE . Amazing what you can do with a...
by QuietRush
Aug 17 2014 6:48am
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

Ahem. Results are in. An awesome days riding and racing.

http://www.mylaps.com/en/classification/3221472

Takes 10 laps to win a 10 lap race. :D
by QuietRush
Aug 13 2014 6:58am
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

Hey we can both limp onto the track in pain together. As per my build thread I was trying to hot my raptor up a bit more in anticipation of the track even and made it a bit too punchy. It promptly slammed me on my arse and 3 days later it's still numb and I have to move very strategically to avoid ...
by QuietRush
Aug 12 2014 11:40pm
Forum: EVents
Topic: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: Hunter Valley EV Festival - AUG 16-17 (AU - NSW)

The exhibitor list for the Hunter EV Festival this weekend at Cameron Park is getting impressive. I'll be there exhibiting but placed right next to Tesla :mrgreen: Mercedes - might be a bit hard to focus on you if I get a bit swarmed, but by all means, swing past and say g'day, hope you enjoy the fe...
by QuietRush
Aug 12 2014 10:18pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

For any NSW Australia Stealth owners, the exhibitor list for the Hunter EV Festival this weekend at Cameron Park is getting impressive. I'll be there exhibiting but placed right next to Tesla :mrgreen: Mercedes - might be a bit hard to focus on you if I get a bit swarmed, but by all means, swing pas...
by QuietRush
Jul 13 2014 2:20am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

First Backflip ever on a Stealth Jack Field Backflip.jpg http://instagram.com/p/qXsy5bqNiW/ WooHoo! He's done it! Jack is an awesome freestyle trials rider, holds the world record for worlds lowest backflip (off a small kicker) with his GasGas trials bike. Great to see him twisting a Hurricane like...
by QuietRush
Jul 12 2014 4:50pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

That rack looks perfect. How do you get the Stealth on there without straining your back. Does the rack tilt and then lift up? Hi proper159, It's pretty straightforward - just do one wheel at a time. Hold the back brake on, pull back on the bars to get the front wheel lifted, positioned and secured...
by QuietRush
Jul 11 2014 6:14pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

I'm selling those racks with the custom stealth rack elements kit via http://store.quietrush.com.au/racks.html but will also shortly have my older style single bike rack available for purchase 2nd hand. I am looking for a rack like this in the states. Does this rack support my 3in duro razorback ti...
by QuietRush
Jul 10 2014 5:07pm
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Anyone got any ideas for a rear vehicle mounted bike rack? I am looking at buying the campervan we hired last weekend so we can get away and go riding more often. I need to find a bike carrier to bolt on behind the camper that will hold at least one bike (bomber) or better still both bikes... quite...
by QuietRush
Jun 26 2014 7:27am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

The Stealth Fighter from Zero has killer numbers as well. 79000 miles at 80 percent on a pack. Standard motorcycle warranty* 2 years Power pack warranty* 5 years / 50,000 miles http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-fx/specs.php I rode one of those recently here in Australia, where they're also badged...
by QuietRush
Jun 18 2014 7:54am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Two wheel Pedal+Motor retrospective
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Two wheel Pedal+Motor retrospective

With the practice day for the http://www.hunterevfestival.net coming up on 31st July 2014, and the main event on 16-17August, 2014, I've started to do some thinking about how our rides have evolved and yet, what's stayed the same. So I put up a post comparing my Stealth Fighter and a 1912 BSA/1908 t...
by QuietRush
May 16 2014 7:31am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

CD, good to see some of the Canberra roos getting some coverage by you, there's always some to be found when out riding. Reminds me of the time I was doing a morning commute from Nowra to Canberra via Nerriga on my Honda NX650 Dominator with an 80litre pack on, moving fast, and hitting one at speed ...
by QuietRush
May 16 2014 7:20am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

..under hard braking conditions, were the gators better than the Magura because the caliper was bigger, or was it because I was running a 224mm rotor up front? Probably the bigger rotor but not 100% sure. Rick There's your answer. A bigger rotor is always going to feel more responsive than a smalle...
by QuietRush
Apr 08 2014 7:32am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners
Replies: 17639
Views: 1940489

Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Bear in mind with Solar charging that you're likely going to be charging an intermediate storage battery that is then used to drive an inverter for the Stealth Charger - the capacity of that storage battery can vary a bit between the Fighter and Bomber. For the Bomber, the rough rule of thumb is 150...