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by RyanC
Mar 28 2017 10:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cyclocross ebike project
Replies: 32
Views: 3555

Re: cyclocross ebike project

I don't have as much experience as many here, but have commuted a couple thousand miles in the 8 months I've been into ebikes and done a lot to my bike (a radwagon) to make it work well for me, also got my wife a simpler throttle only ebike...just a few ideas here- My first thought is 15 miles in ~4...
by RyanC
Dec 02 2016 1:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Thanks guys- Yup, set it to PAS1 and C4 to 0 and now the throttle works great and is fast! Wow that's fun, serious acceleration. I guess it's actually not all that serious compared to some of the bikes around here. So once I get all my settings dialed in via LCD3, I can then short Black to Yellow an...
by RyanC
Dec 01 2016 4:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Ok so I got everything wired up and tied down to the bike with some heavy duty cable ties for now... The one snag I hit so far is the throttle isn't working. The LCD comes on and when I push the throttle down the LCD shows the spinning wheel icon, but it isn't actually spinning, but on the other han...
by RyanC
Nov 30 2016 11:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Im going to say something very controvertial. SPEED.
Replies: 70
Views: 5840

Re: Im going to say something very controvertial. SPEED.

Personally I think under-regulation on ebikes would (will) lead to over-regulation. "Freedom" sounds great until some drunk dude exercises his freedom to go 50mph on his *bicycle* and slams into some kids on a mixed use trial and kills them. If/when something like that happens the ensuing regulatory...
by RyanC
Nov 30 2016 9:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Re connectors... If it's the round one with the color circle at the end and the tiny tiny wires on the male, its usually sold as a Julet or a Higo. Ah yes the Julet or Higo, bummer that these are so hard to find separately (or pigtails etc). Do you by chance know of any US sellers that have a throt...
by RyanC
Nov 29 2016 7:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Got most of the parts in and got some work done on this- Almost ready to ride with 2wd. I found a good condition older SID SL dual air 63mm with a long steerer. It actually makes the steering a little faster and tames some of the potholes that I can't always swing out into traffic to dodge. One mist...
by RyanC
Nov 17 2016 8:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Original Rock Shox SID with Q100H?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Original Rock Shox SID with Q100H?

Hey all- I was reading that some suspension forks might not be strong enough for front hub motors. I'm planning to add throttle only FWD to my radwagon with a q100h and was also looking at the older 63mm travel SID forks because the axle to crown length is about the same as my stock fork (20mm longe...
by RyanC
Nov 14 2016 4:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help rebalancing my bike collection
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Help rebalancing my bike collection

Let us know what mods you make to the bike. The tip about the improved freewheel is definitively something useful for radwagon owners. Yeah I'm much happier with the 11t smallest cog. Especially after setting the top speed to 40km/hr, no hamster wheeling at all and it actually feels like the PAS mo...
by RyanC
Nov 14 2016 2:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help rebalancing my bike collection
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Help rebalancing my bike collection

That's cool to hear that it's a relatively easy upgrade. I've thought about the BBSHD and some sort of IGH on my Radwagon. I'm learning ebikes and some bike mechanics as I go (and making mistakes along the way...) so this may be of little help, but on my Radwagon something was definitely wrong with ...
by RyanC
Nov 13 2016 9:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help rebalancing my bike collection
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Help rebalancing my bike collection

Did you get the BBSHD on the wagon up and running?
by RyanC
Oct 31 2016 1:49pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help rebalancing my bike collection
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Help rebalancing my bike collection

Man I can relate to this- I bought a radwagon also for many of the same reasons...now I already have a 2nd dolphin and front motor for it coming from BMS and have started thinking about a gravel/hybrid/commuter. One quick question- Did you try the 700C in the front fork of the RW? It might just fit ...
by RyanC
Oct 25 2016 1:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

You could have added the SLCD-1 to your order, it is smaller and would fit/look better on the h.bars. Or heck, once you have that you could copy the data to a 890 display. Ah, so I can copy from the SLCD-3 to the 890? That may be worth doing at some point- On the other hand there is a lot of room o...
by RyanC
Oct 25 2016 10:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

I hope you ordered a display, it won't work without one. Yeah the kit that comes with the display, brake levers, PAS, battery, integrated controller and throttle- https://bmsbattery.com/ebike-battery/680-48v116ah-bottle-09-panasonic-battery-pack-battery.html?search_query=bottle+09&results=55 2 disp...
by RyanC
Oct 25 2016 8:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

I placed an order from BMSB- I decided to go for the dolphin pack with the integrated 20a controller and panasonic cells. The integrated controller might be a bit overkill with all the extras- but for not much more $ I like that it will keep a very tidy install and save time getting it working. It l...
by RyanC
Oct 22 2016 2:42pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

The Q100H should work nicely for that. It won't "fry", but if for some reason, the system stops working, it will still free wheel. The money you save by using the low cost Cute, can be applied to a 52 V pack :lol: Thanks man so grateful for all your help. Did you order yours from BMS? If so these w...
by RyanC
Oct 21 2016 7:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Using either motor only, there isn't a huge difference between the two, they are both leisurely. But the thing is, w/ 2WD the sum of the two is more than one would think. The two motors help each other stay in the most productive part of their power-bands. Accelerating together, my bike will "jump"...
by RyanC
Oct 19 2016 12:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

ID your motor and try matching it up on the Ebike CA sim. if you have a frt. motor that runs 3 mph or more than the rear, you will lose much of it's help @ start and low-speed Climbing. Playing with the sim. Is there a way to model the 2 motors working together? I can compare system A and B but don...
by RyanC
Oct 19 2016 11:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

I don't know where you saw 360rpm for the xf07, but I have that motor and it is nowhere near that, SFAIK it is a 260 rpm only. In a 26" wheel it may climb decently, but top speed won't be much over 16mph or so, it does 18 mph in a 700c wheel at 36v. Ah- thanks. Yeah I guess I saw that on a page wit...
by RyanC
Oct 18 2016 1:18pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Oh no 25-27 top speed is plenty. I have a kid seat (and often a kid) on back- so it's not an aerodynamic, top-speed situation. I'm mostly concerned with average speed- which going through the city is a lot of starts and stops, some hills etc. That's why my main goals are acceleration and climbing- p...
by RyanC
Oct 17 2016 11:36pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

Re: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Thanks motomech- Yeah I read your whole thread before posting... Good stuff. I think that's somewhat the same direction I'm headed. The radwagon motor is a direct drive, and it gets to about 25mph before it starts cutting the power. They say 20 in the promo, but you can change it in the settings. I'...
by RyanC
Oct 17 2016 3:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 2WD Radwagon upgrade questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4378

2WD Radwagon upgrade questions

Hey All- New here and recently got into ebikes with a Radwagon, and have been pretty happy with it and enjoying riding/commuting by bike a lot. The main thing I would like to change is to get a longer range, but I also would really like more acceleration and climbing speed. After reading up a little...
by RyanC
Oct 09 2016 10:10am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: 19" Motorcycle Wheels vs 26" Bicycle Wheels (rim and tires)
Replies: 2211
Views: 321919

Re: 19" Motorcycle Wheels vs 26" Bicycle Wheels (rim and tir

Hey all, new here...had a question on this- Did anyone ever try a MH90-21 for more road/commuting purposes? The 19" options look like they would put my bike too low to the ground. I have some solid tires on there now and 25.25"OD is already too low (can't pedal and turn). I was looking at something ...