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by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 8:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

That is where it shined.. Plenty enough range and speed for climbing all morning then light enough to forget it's electric coming back...
The smoothness and quick engagement of the torque sensing was pretty superb also.
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 5:13pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Yescom - Did I score or get screwed?
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Craigslist Yescom - Did I score or get screwed?

Fyi, careful testing... Some of the combos result in backwards rotation, which makes the pedals spin backwards too, in a way that ones brain might not be ready for after being used to things freewheeling. Pays to keeps some clearance... Plus I had one that spun up backwards, the jolt knocked my repa...
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 2:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Craigslist Yescom - Did I score or get screwed?
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Craigslist Yescom - Did I score or get screwed?

Bad Hall combo? Sometimes the color codes don't match, and need to be switched around. It would explain growly startup and high no-load amp draw...
Two of mine needed to be wired green/green, yellow/blue and blue/yellow.

Edit... He beat me ☝️🤣
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 12:41pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: PNW "EVADER" EV10000 ev-1000 bike is missing part / history
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: PNW "EVADER" EV10000 ev-1000 bike is missing part / history

Something like this maybe.. but again, just a guess.
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by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 12:31pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: PNW "EVADER" EV10000 ev-1000 bike is missing part / history
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: PNW "EVADER" EV10000 ev-1000 bike is missing part / history

Do you mean a missing component those should be plugged into? They look like the plugs for a low power controller, but there's so many different generic versions of what you have that's it's guesswork about your specific one, esp without more pictures.
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 12:04pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

That's how it usually works, which I know from having been service manager at an SWorks shop (not every Specialized shop is allowed the SWorks models, and they come and check on your quality control), but I know also that if you're a rich guy, buying it someplace like Hawaii where it's not in stock,...
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 10:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

But aside from the prettiness, it still shipped with the plastic of the gear shift housing so shrunk back from wire layer that the shifting was impossible to index because of the mushy end, which of course is terrible on crank drive. The inner wire was super kinked too, like it was already in the fu...
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 10:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

Maybe is what makes things suggestive... And if we ended up with the bike then we would have had something to do with it, no? I just hate bike thieves, and also think anyone who buys a bike that they should know from the too cheap price that it's stolen is an enabling turd of a cyclist, and refuse t...
by Voltron
Aug 29 2020 8:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

MadRhino wrote:
Aug 28 2020 12:31pm


Maybe stolen in the freight. Normally it is delivered fully assembled and tested at a Specialized dealer. And, people who are buying those expansive ebikes usually know what they are buying.
I was half kidding, but don't say you weren't suggesting theft was a possibility...
by Voltron
Aug 28 2020 11:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

Def not stolen... But thanks for suggesting I hang out with bike thieves 🤦‍♂️ It's my buddys rich ass brothers bike. Neither of them are bikers, so the brother prob bought it just because it was the most expensive one... And my buddy doesn't know Sworks from Huffy... The brother mostly bought it to ...
by Voltron
Aug 24 2020 4:16pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo

Fyi, I'm using two 7s packs also, series-ed. I usually just bulk charge with a 14s charger, and manually balance them thru the balance plug using an rc charger set for 1s. I got the packs free from a Solowheel place, and still have the 7s BMSs from them, but they've stayed so in balance so it hasn't...
by Voltron
Aug 24 2020 3:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo

Looks like they sell one too...
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by Voltron
Aug 24 2020 3:47pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Balance charging 2 x 7s Lipo

210506_4re~2.jpg 210506_1re.jpg The circled black plug is what needs to be coming off your battery for balancing. I'm not sure what it's called, maybe a JST, but that's just a guess. There's adaptors you can get if your battery has a different plug, say if the charger goes to 10s, there's an adapte...
by Voltron
Aug 23 2020 6:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

I've seen other bikes with prismatic paint (and cars, and a building in LA, and whatnot) and it was hard to capture in stills, but the illusion of depth it had as it shifted, on the curvy contours of the carbon was really eye-catching.
by Voltron
Aug 23 2020 3:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Random buddy bike... Check out the prismatic paint!

Usually when a buddy says "hey could you assemble a bike for me?" and doesn't even know what kind it is, that's a bad sign. This one turned out to be a 2020 Specialized S Works full carbon beauty with trippy purple/green paint that changes as you move you head.... In the pictures, what loo...
by Voltron
Aug 23 2020 3:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 1500 watt Voilamart kit problems
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: 1500 watt Voilamart kit problems

I was given 2 complete voilamart kits a guy gave up trying to install for whatever reason. They both are running great, even after doing shunt mods on both of them.
by Voltron
Aug 22 2020 8:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 2000W 48-72V DC brushless controller wiring help
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: 2000W 48-72V DC brushless controller wiring help

The gray wires with the matching black plugs are the self study... You temporarily plug them together for that function. Whatever the 2 rounds wire is, it's just the single orange one. 49342819247_ac6972b8c1_b.jpg It sounds more like a description of the plugs themselves, and the gauges of wire they...
by Voltron
Aug 17 2020 4:42pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter

Have you tried having the wheel in the air and giving it full throttle to see if there's a difference in indicated speed?
by Voltron
Aug 17 2020 3:34pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter

I don't know the motorino specifically, but it's usually a rectanglar metal box with a bunch of wires coming out of it. The main battery wires and power wires from the motor both lead to it. If it does have a limiter wire, it's usually a pretty thin single wire with a little black plug, plugged into...
by Voltron
Aug 16 2020 6:49pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Do DD hub motors wear out?
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Do DD hub motors wear out?

It could be the battery management board in the new battery is set to limit the amps to protect the cells in the battery, so you're getting the higher speed from the voltage, but slow takeoff from lower amps. Fyi, speaking very generally, if you have a 36v and a 48v battery that are say 500 watt hou...
by Voltron
Aug 16 2020 6:37pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Motorino xpb 2019 60v 20amp lithium, Speed limiter

It varies a lot. Some it's as simple as disconnecting the limiter wire on the controller, if it has one, or going into the menus on the display More and more, it's getting hard to defeat as regulations have gotten stricter, so now sometimes you need a laptop and a programming cable to the controller...
by Voltron
Aug 10 2020 2:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: downsides to a higher voltage
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: downsides to a higher voltage

It probably is close to a wash. Ultra high efficiency is great and all, but most basic controller and motors are pretty efficient to start with these days. It also seems like with how much power is packed into a modern battery, efficiency for range extension isn't as big a factor any more. 52v has b...
by Voltron
Aug 09 2020 9:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Delta trikes vs tadpole trikes
Replies: 27
Views: 1405

Re: Delta trikes vs tadpole trikes

Would a Mod please LOCK this thread. Another thing I've noticed about trikes is there's something about the seat... It tends to get some people's heiney hairs wound up real tight... Def something to look out for. Re delta trike, yes there are some specialty, inch off the ground, more stable at spee...
by Voltron
Aug 09 2020 3:40pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: downsides to a higher voltage
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: downsides to a higher voltage

Going up into the hundreds of volts, there start to be some downsides, like dying etc. The risk of an ebike killing you starts much lower than that - at about 60 volts. I was somewhat kidding with the hundreds number, and if it happened just right, yes, you're correct that 60v could get you, but it...
by Voltron
Aug 09 2020 3:33pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: downsides to a higher voltage
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: downsides to a higher voltage

I would say the voltage is more about maximizing the efficiency of the components in the controller. I'm no expert, but have read there's efficiency plateaus with the fets and capacitors, but there's so many considerations, including things like trading off a little efficiency during use to get redu...