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by Raged
Jul 27 2014 8:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: For Aussies : HK is having a sale on Zippy Compact 8S 5800
Replies: 3
Views: 244

For Aussies : HK is having a sale on Zippy Compact 8S 5800

Got this in the mail today. Be good if you wanted to refresh your pack to ... 10S, 14S or 16S (mix and match).

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=21385

AUD$73.49
by Raged
Jul 26 2014 8:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Yeah I checked the controller after the last stretch of 17km through hills and it was just warm to the touch. Even with no airflow and in a saddle bag. That said, it was probably 5 degC outside while I was riding... The 12 FET 3077 seems to be over engineered/specced for what I'm using it for. Highl...
by Raged
Jul 26 2014 2:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Update on the bike. Ran my first long distance trip and the 17400mAh batteries stopped at the 49km mark with a lot of start stop riding through traffic (peak hour) and a lot of long hills... Management is set to max, so its always pulling 40A. Everything worked fine on the trip but an "after trip ch...
by Raged
Jul 21 2014 8:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.

Since you're good with woodwork, some 3mm ply for reinforcement then your plastic sides on top? If your plastic is semi-see through, paint the ply black or white and put a design on there. Then cover with see through plastic?
by Raged
Jul 21 2014 1:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.

Note: BMS PCBS are sold without Warranty, no exceptions. BMS will be tested before shipping to confirm functionality. If a fault occurs, we will not discuss repair or replacement. If this is unacceptable, please do not order BMS from us. lol sounds about right Charger cable goes to waterproof saddl...
by Raged
Jul 20 2014 3:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.

I got my BMS and charger from em3ev. The BMS is enclosed in the frame with all balance cables. Charger cable goes to waterproof saddle bag for easy access with anderson 45pp plugs. All I need is the charge cable hanging out for my daily charge. The charger has 3 pre-sets. High (4.2v / cell), Mid (4....
by Raged
Jul 19 2014 6:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.

I recommend running a BMS if you're running lipo as well for reliability and "no fuss" plug and play. I run a 14S 40A BMS ($50). My cables/connectors (10AWG with 5.5mm bullets) are "rated" for 90A(conservative), so it would suck to have my shit melt on me if my setup went unregulated and pulled clos...
by Raged
Jul 19 2014 1:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Thanks mate...

I forget to put up pics of the controller in the saddle bag... $9 ebay special... Its a large bag so it fits the 12FET with room to spare =)

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by Raged
Jul 19 2014 1:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Building the best commuter (DIY) ebike.
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Building the best commuter ebike.

I like the ideas as far as general requirements. I aim for much of that myself. But I agree that a hardtail frame is going to be murderous on your other components. They just have too much hard vibration on bad roads. Case in point, I have been riding my wife's midtail to work for the last 2 days a...
by Raged
Jul 12 2014 11:51pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 564
Views: 157433

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

I bought a sheet metal bender + metal cutter plus duct tape...

This is from my build thread here : http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =3&t=58691

14S3P - 17400mAH and under 6kg.
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by Raged
Jul 12 2014 8:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Update 2014-07-13 : Nearly complete (as in how I want it)! Final specifications : Bike : Focus Black Forest 7.0 29er hardtail from bikes.com.au - Strong MTB frame, Medium size gap in frame triangle, Hydraulic disc brakes, 29er wheels. Motor and wheel : MAC 10T on Alex Rim 29er with Disc brake from e...
by Raged
Jul 07 2014 7:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

It's been a few weeks... got back from my holiday in Europe without being robbed (trust be it's a good thing =) but the queues in Paris is balls... I've finished my build with a centre frame made out of sheet metal (cheap galvanised steel). it measures 13.5cm wide so still room to pedal (although my...
by Raged
Jun 12 2014 7:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric Bike Rider Dies After Dooring
Replies: 118
Views: 11865

Re: Electric Bike Rider Dies After Dooring

Yeah I was slowing down for the red light.... didn't have to be my ebike... could have been my carbon roadie and the result would have been the same. Just pure carelessness.
by Raged
Jun 12 2014 6:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric Bike Rider Dies After Dooring
Replies: 118
Views: 11865

Re: Electric Bike Rider Dies After Dooring

people don't look... Drivers/Passengers get out where they think it's convenient. I've been building my bike for the last few months (http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?uid=35623&f=3&t=58691&start=0) and I was doored on Tuesday (2014-06-10) here : http://www.kiiku.com/ev/20140612/doored....
by Raged
Jun 11 2014 7:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Ouch! Nice build fella. What did you do for torque arms? No torque arms yet as I was gonna head over to Joe Zolin's place (run's Frankencycle in Caulfield) to see what he had in stock that would work the best. There isnt that much thread left on the ends after the bolt and washers are in place, so ...
by Raged
Jun 11 2014 7:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

Thinking back, I should have done that... But at the time I was in shock just lying on the ground holding my hip. I collected the stem or door as I flew over and have a massive bruise there now. I have the guys number and I'm getting the bike checked out at the LBS today and just gonna send the guy ...
by Raged
Jun 11 2014 6:45pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!

No lane splitting or anything... All cars were stopped at the lights (about 10-15 cars deep) and I was on the left cruising in the bike lane. Passenger in a stopped car (in traffic lane) just opened the door to get out and collected me while I was in bike lane. 100% avoidable if the driver took the ...
by Raged
Jun 11 2014 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: Raged 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log! (with pics)

Just to give everyone an update... My bike came in. A Focus Black Forrest 7.0 and I managed to make everything connect up properly. No one told me until after I had everything in place that I needed a 2.5mm brake disc spacer to actually make the rotor fit.... but anyways... I spent 2 days mounting s...
by Raged
May 27 2014 5:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

Progress update... I GOT IT RUNNING ON THE TEST BENCH!! First testing I just had it propped up and the throttle did not do anything... turns out one of the brake levers was jammed (ebrake?), so when that was adjusted I pressed on the throttle again... frocking wheel just went off pulling and twistin...
by Raged
May 20 2014 9:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

Just an update and some more questions... The kit arrived from EM3EV about 2 weeks ago, but only got home this week... http://www.kiiku.com/ev/MAC10TKIT_EM3EV/10330230_10152091893977967_7299261136372920329_n.jpg The unit came with some white grease... I put some on the blue gears, but it doesn't see...
by Raged
May 02 2014 7:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

The 14S adaptor is color coded red and black on the sides, so I know which way it goes =) I'd go with a rear DD kit. And if I lived in AU, I'd buy it from an AU dealer to avoid international problems. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Sporting-Goods-/888/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=48v+1000w&LH_PrefLoc=1 No one ...
by Raged
May 01 2014 4:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

Had a spare 2 hours and put together the 14S balance adaptor for the 7S Zippy Compact (which have separate 3S+4S plugs). Everything worked first time! With the Hobby King Soldering iron, what temperature are you supposed to use to solder stuff together? I left it at 375degC which seemed to be ok, bu...
by Raged
Apr 28 2014 7:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

This is info in case anyone else buys a Zippy Compact 7S pack and wants to make a 14S pack for the MAC motors.

As you can see, I've got it in series and laid out how you need to wire up your 14S connector to your BMS.

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by Raged
Apr 28 2014 5:36am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Raged Focus Black Forest 29er MAC 10T 40A Build log!
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: MAC 8T or Direct Drive?

Just an update on where I'm at... Ordered the parts from em3ev, but they had some issues with some stock, so it was only shipped yesterday. Shit happens and Paul has been pretty awesome about it so I'm still pretty happy =) http://www.kiiku.com/ev/em3ev_order_shipped.png But on that note... The orde...
by Raged
Apr 27 2014 7:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help - Doner bike for MAC motor conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Help - Doner bike for MAC motor conversion

What did you end up with? I'm going through the list but with a 29er frame. Not pulling the pin on a bike until all my parts arrive from em3ev though.