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by parajared
Apr 30 2012 12:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 9c motor wearing out? Increased heat: *I figured it out*
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

9c motor wearing out? Increased heat: *I figured it out*

Well I have been loving my new e-bike, and in the month I have had it I have already logged 60 miles on my 9c hub motor commuting to work during the week, and playing on the trails on the weekends. My motor is starting to run into problems however. I typically draw 40-45 wH per mile and average abou...
by parajared
Apr 30 2012 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bell No-Mor Flats innertube review
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Bell No-Mor Flats innertube review

I use a bell semi-off road 1.95 Half of my 16 mile commute is on the shoulder of a highway, the other half is on a dirt bicycle trail by a lake. 7miles tarmac 9 miles dirt trail. I also like to go trail riding sometimes. The 1.95 tires feel a tad skinny compared to the 2.2's that I used to have on a...
by parajared
Apr 23 2012 3:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: Bell No-Mor Flats innertube review
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Bell No-Mor Flats innertube review

Bell No-Mor Flats innertube I bought mine at Wal-Mart but Amazon.com has them too. $30 per tube So far extra thick tires, slime tires and tire liners have all been a bust. I have had foam tires on my peddle bike for a while now so I decided to toss some on the ol' e-bike after rupturing a 2x thick ...
by parajared
Apr 23 2012 12:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Airless Tires -data all in one place-
Replies: 21
Views: 8203

Re: Airless Tires -data all in one place-

Here in the American south-west foam inserts are a must have. We have thorns out here we call "goat heads" that just push right through normal tires. Even the ones with slime or thick linings fail. I like my cheapie foam inserts from Wal-Mart (I believe Bell makes them). They are kinda tou...
by parajared
Apr 19 2012 5:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 7690

Re: price savings: car vs e-bike

wow you guys are fast to reply: I was hoping to get back to my computer and change the calculations before anyone noticed. Yes I was calculating for round trip on my bike and one way trip on my car. This does not look like a comparison. It looks like a deliberate attempt to make the E-bike operating...
by parajared
Apr 19 2012 3:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: price savings: car vs e-bike
Replies: 131
Views: 7690

price savings: car vs e-bike

89' Honda Civic vs Ebike distance to work and back = 600 miles per month Civic: $1400 used gas at 38mpg and $4 per gallon= $62 per month insurance= $15 per month (Progressive liability only) tire wear, oil changes, parts ect= $20 per month total costs about $100-120 for only commute to work costs E...
by parajared
Apr 19 2012 12:11am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike noob with watt/amperage question
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ebike noob with watt/amperage question

Nice bike, love the battery compartment. Don't suppose you know where to buy the large heat shrink used to wrap shrink batteries together in your packs? Hobby King sells the big shrink wrap http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11411__Turnigy_Heat_Shrink_Tube_100mm_Yellow_1mtr_.html Ebay sells...
by parajared
Apr 18 2012 3:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Ebike Plans

ok, I was wrong
according to crystalite website Pheonix II 7240 can go 45mph.
http://www.electricrider.com/crystalyte ... xiikit.htm
by parajared
Apr 18 2012 3:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Ebike Plans

Crystalite has pretty fast motors but I'm not sure about 40mph fast. You could buy a broken fork-lift ($500-1000), pull out the motor and controller and run attach her to a rear wheel drive quad axel ($20 from a motorbike junkyard). I vaugely remember someone doing a build like this, they called it ...
by parajared
Apr 18 2012 1:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: my first e-bike ride
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: my first e-bike ride

I'm not sure how you're getting 35mph on 12S with a 9C though.. is this a super super fast wind? I didn't know 35 was fast. I was told by the previous owner that is has a 9c motor. I hit 35 down a hill, flat ground riding yeided results in the mid to high 20's. I guess I could post a video if there...
by parajared
Apr 18 2012 12:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: my first e-bike ride
Replies: 8
Views: 571

my first e-bike ride

I just got a new e-bike: Giant Revel, 9c motor, lyen 12 FET controller, and 8 6s batteries from hobby king. Here are my impressions of my first e-bike ride ever. First and foremost I had more fun than I was expecting; ripping around on that thing was such a major blast! Secondly though it’s cool to ...
by parajared
Apr 17 2012 4:17pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike noob with watt/amperage question
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: ebike noob with watt/amperage question

First, the phenomenon you're describing (the peukert effect) is far less of a concern with lithium chemistries as compared to lead-acid batteries. Oh I see what you are saying; I have 20c discharge batteries so 20c x 20aH =400amps. On a 10ah system that would be 200a and on a system that will only ...
by parajared
Apr 17 2012 12:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike noob with watt/amperage question
Replies: 8
Views: 683

ebike noob with watt/amperage question

Hi, This is my first post, I just bought a e-bike from the local hobby store owner. It came with a lyen 12 FET controller, a 9C motor, and eight 6s lipo batteries on a Giant Revel frame. Currently the wires are configured in a 12s 4p setup for roughly a 40v 20aH setup. 1) My first question is about ...