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by WoodlandHills
Feb 20 2017 1:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Black 72V 3000W FC-1 Stealth Bomber Qulbix Clone
Replies: 93
Views: 15565

Re: Exclusive Black 72V 3000W FC-1 Stealth Bomber Electric B

You can ride this bike anywhere a green sticker dirt bike is welcome, but you do not need to have the tax sticker. I called up the head Person for the Kern USFS district and after a couple of days research they responded that an ebike of any power was totally legal "as long as it's got pedals". And ...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 19 2017 4:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Patents?
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Paten

I heard all about it at the Trump rally yesterday........ He was also pretty adamant about this during the campaign and since he won by the biggest margin of any President since Reagan it must be true now. I am pretty sure that Kelleyanne explained all of this several times in the last few months: i...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 19 2017 4:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Make a watercooled high kw motor and I'll buy it !
Replies: 89
Views: 9225

Re: Make a watercooled high kw motor and I'll buy it !

If I was going to cool chicken I would drop it into a pan filled with ice and water, I could put it on the shelf in the refrigerator but it would take a lot longer. If I was going to defrost chicken I would drop it into a pan filled with water. I could leave it out on the counter, but it would take ...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 19 2017 2:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Patents?
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Paten

Until Climate Change was exposed as a Chinese plot the Kyoto Accords were strict enough to require a size able portion of all current ICE vehicle trips to be replaced with zero emission trips. That was going to mean more promotion of and incentives for electric vehicles of all sorts starting with ci...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 18 2017 1:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Patents?
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Why haven't the Vivax (Cheating tech) been cloned? Paten

Probably because they make tiny amounts of power, but cost enormous amounts of $....... Too small a market to lure a knock-off mfg and too sketchy for a major mfg to be associated. Better to build and sell more powerful stuff for less money that looks like an ebike so that they cannot be accused of ...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 17 2017 7:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

It is probably a lot easier to enforce if it's posted. Like No Trespassing or No Hunting there is a well defined protocol to where and how far apart the signage needs to be to be enforceable. This may be something similar.
by WoodlandHills
Feb 13 2017 11:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

With an emotional issue like powered vs unpowered bicycles, how one rides is meaningless. It all comes down to WHERE one rides. If ebikes trespass where they are not permitted the response is not going to be a thoughtful consideration of each individual violator tempered by observations of how respo...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 12 2017 11:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

As usual when people run wild and do whatever they want in violation of posted rules and regulations there is some sort of consequence. In this case it is prohibition..... To think that it is someone else's fault is simply delusional: if you make a habit of riding where it is posted that you cannot,...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 12 2017 11:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: fat tire ebike's
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: fat tire ebike's

Looks sketchy to me.... The Mountain Extreme is described as having "full suspension" when it's a hardtail with a cheap fork. It looks like he has one size hubmotor for all the bikes and a not too big one either. I can't see how a tiny hub will work for any sort of mountain, far less an "extreme" on...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 11 2017 5:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

NO SPEEDING, NO BREAKING TRACTION/TEARING THE TRAIL UP, NO NOISE. That's how I ride anyway. I'm not around other e bikes much, just a few Bafàng types, 1 Levo, and 1 Haibike, all silent. Make a visit to mtbr.com and see how little anyone cares about how responsibly you ride your ebike on trails tha...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 11 2017 4:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

Rock Art is a sign shop in Arizona that specializes is signage for government agencies, BLM, NPS, etc. They sell to the public so this could be a hoax sign, but most likely it is official....... https://www.rockartsigns.com/d72/ Another big win for those who think they are not being noticed when the...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 11 2017 11:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?
Replies: 43
Views: 3994

Re: Sedona e-bike trail closure ?

Maybe the other bikers at Sedona were upset seeing motorized bicycles on their trails and didn't care that the motors were electric? It seems like this sort of reaction is inevitable if you invade someone's space with a new sort of bike without taking time to educate others. This is the basic flaw i...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 10 2017 11:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: hydraulic brake motor cut sensors
Replies: 25
Views: 3108

Re: hydraulic brake motor cut sensors

Luna sensors, a couple of tiny magnets and some hot glue. Worked well for a year so far. I have the same setup on my mechanical brakes too.


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by WoodlandHills
Feb 09 2017 11:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any advantage to smaller rear wheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Any advantage to smaller rear wheel?

There is a reason that even the smallest motorcycle has a tire that would be considered "fat" by bicycle standards. :wink:
by WoodlandHills
Feb 08 2017 2:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 4839

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

No, it is an RST Renegade. It's a decent fork, but not as supple as a Bluto. If I had a do-over I would have been better spending the extra money to upgrade to the Bluto. This bikes twin has a $95 Chinese carbon fork that is nearly as smooth! Given the stiction in the RST, I cannot imagine what the ...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 08 2017 4:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W
Replies: 178
Views: 30970

Re: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W

Actually, horsepower is a measurement of power, and so is wattage (current X voltage = wattage). Voltage compares to RPM. So can we figure that amps is equivalent to torque and volts are equivalent to horsepower? In a general sense? I was thinking in a seat of the pants sense. :) I always thought o...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 08 2017 2:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike without rear brake.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Ebike without rear brake.

I know of a racer that was so good with the rear brake that he was able to alter his chassis geometry entering corners by using the back brake to control how much the front dove on entry. In fact, his team built him a 600SS bike with subtly curved fork tubes to allow him to alter his rake and thus h...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 08 2017 1:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W
Replies: 178
Views: 30970

Re: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W

That's insane. If I can hit 25MPH using 30T in front to a 42T in the rear, I would just run it as a single speed and get rid of the derailleur. I could also use BMX chain to boot. I'm fine with 25MPH and that gear ratio, as that will climb anything. Or you could use an IGH with that BMX chain and h...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 08 2017 1:36am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W
Replies: 178
Views: 30970

Re: Ultimate BBSHD Grin Phase Runner FOC 3000W

You will get better performance from running higher voltage vs lower voltage and high amps. In addition, lower voltage + high amps will cause more heat in the BBSHD. With higher voltages, the motor will simply run at a higher RPM but not necessarily need to pull higher amps. Higher RPM's= More powe...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 8:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Cheap urban FS DD beater
Replies: 29
Views: 2778

Re: Cheap urban FS DD beater

I won't be hooning the thing on a sidewalk. There a few points where I have to go on a sidewalk to avoid oblivious college kids more consumed with their cell phones than where they're going at 50 mph on a stretch of road known for continuous OVI's. I'd be riding a 50 lb bike at <10 mph on the sidew...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 6:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike without rear brake.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Ebike without rear brake.

Just lace a disc brake Nexus3 to your rim and don't install the disc....... BTW a fat bike is 197mm.........
by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 3:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike without rear brake.
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: Ebike without rear brake.

If you ride off road, the rear brake gets most of the use since it is very easy to washout the front on loose surfaces when braking the front tire. In another life I was a suspension tech and chassis tuner for AMA road race bikes, if you have expectations of having a similarly sophisticated suspensi...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 12:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat
Replies: 45
Views: 4839

Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

It depends upon what sort of tires you use:
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by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 12:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Accell Motor with Integrated 5-Speed Gear Hub
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Accell Motor with Integrated 5-Speed Gear Hub

This motor does not power THROUGH any of the 5 gears, it's a hub motor not a mid-drive. The gears are for you to be able to assist the motor by pedaling and third gear is direct drive, not overdriven or underdriven by means of internal gears. This means that it is the strongest gear with the least n...
by WoodlandHills
Feb 07 2017 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Number One - 11.000 Watts
Replies: 55
Views: 8841

Re: Number One - 11.000 Watts

Does the front tire contact the controller at full compression? Will you be running a fender to keep water and road debris from being thrown onto the battery and controller?