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by Electric Earth
May 14 2019 5:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 36v vs. 48v Range Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 444

36v vs. 48v Range Question.

I apologize in advance because I'm sure this has been answered, but I'm having trouble searching in such a way as to find the answer. Assuming you drove the same course under the same conditions, same motor efficiency, etc, would a 48v 1000w motor use more battery power than a 36v 500w motor simply ...
by Electric Earth
May 13 2019 4:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebike vs Escooter
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: Ebike vs Escooter

How does it handle? Have you ridden any of the Lime type rentals? I tried a Lime once. I can only describe it as sketchy and exciting, but not in a good way. It's certainly nothing like the scooters I rode as a kid. The steering was really twitchy and the thing was really jarring when hitting bumps....
by Electric Earth
May 03 2019 1:19am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?

Looks like it's a 2006 Fuel EX6 in size large. So this is the exact frame(though not the bike. Random bike I found in a search)
https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/14489636/
by Electric Earth
May 02 2019 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?

Someone has this 1000w 48v Leaf Motor kit for sale for $150. He says he rode it for ~350mi before leaving the battery out in the cold and killing it. He says the LCD still turns on and the kit works fine. Worth it or should I keep shopping around for a new kit online? https://www.leafmotor.com/hub-m...
by Electric Earth
May 02 2019 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?

I'm aware of the building costs. I've built up several bikes from a frame. I'm pretty good at taking a year to do it and browsing CL every day or two until I piece everything together for a really good price. I love bikes and browse CL anyway, so it's not like it's some huge time-investment loss for...
by Electric Earth
May 02 2019 5:36am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Will The Trek Fuel Frame Suit My Needs?

I just happened upon a 2007-ish Trek Fuel (Don't know the exact model/year), which I've seen recommended here several times. I could get Just the frame for $40, bare with nothing on it. That seems pretty cheap to me for a suitable frame. Will that build a good "fast" ebike? I'd like strong accelerat...
by Electric Earth
Apr 17 2019 4:55am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner
Replies: 72
Views: 3230

Re: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner

If you're gonna use the GT and build it up, I would really recommend getting a new fork with disk mounts, and a hydraulic disk front brake. I haven't been ebiking too long, but have been biking my entire life. I have a handful of other bikes. My ebike is the one I would consider disk brakes basicall...
by Electric Earth
Apr 14 2019 6:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner
Replies: 72
Views: 3230

Re: DIY Build - Touring eBike - Journal - Beginner

So you Can go up to 60mph limit, but is that your goal? Do you want to travel at those speeds regularly? I think if a cop sees you ripping along at 60mph, they're gonna figure out pretty quickly that you're not on the legal 250watts. Will the police in your area care? If you still have a license, wh...
by Electric Earth
Apr 09 2019 3:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.

Maybe a good way to help avoid water issues would be to make a guard that acts kind of like an umbrella on top and wraps over the front to also protect from tire spray if there isn't a good fender on the front wheel.
by Electric Earth
Apr 09 2019 12:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Small triangle, big problems. Trying to find a battery that fits my bike.

Look up the previously mentioned riv-nuts. It's No big deal to add an extra set of water bottle mounts. In fact, Many bikes come stock with a set of mounts on the bottom of the downtube. And if you're using a long, tube mounted battery pack, it may well have three spots to mount, so you'll want to i...
by Electric Earth
Apr 06 2019 4:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

Dogman Dan, I've actually been struggling a bit with the idea of gas or ebike. I'd really like to build an awesome ebike that will replace a scooter or small motorcycle(250cc type small), and charge it on my own renewable energy source. Ideally I want a small house that runs on solar and supplemente...
by Electric Earth
Apr 05 2019 4:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Factory Ebike for kids???
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Factory Ebike for kids???

Ebike for a kid? Maybe hook up a motor, controller, and dead battery, with regen "braking" on all of the time. Then they can ride around charging your battery? :wink:
by Electric Earth
Mar 31 2019 7:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

The more sporty part of less suspension is that 5" travel of squishy off-road suspension doesn't handle well going around corners, under hard braking, etc. Obviously you wouldn't want a less durable frame. And obviously you wouldn't want a ridged frame if you're traveling much over 20mph. I'm just t...
by Electric Earth
Mar 31 2019 12:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Any High Powered, Sporty Handling Ebikes?

I've been doing a decent amount of searching, and only see MTB style high powered bikes. Are there any cool, more sport/street oriented builds out there? All of the builds I find are built on a long-travel suspension MTB frame with downhill type geometry. Would it work to simply put a shorter travel...
by Electric Earth
Mar 29 2019 4:56pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dual motor fat bike but want /small/ front motor
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: dual motor fat bike but want /small/ front motor

What is the width or your dropouts?
by Electric Earth
Mar 22 2019 4:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any tips to power a bicycle with a hub motor from a scooter?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Any tips to power a bicycle with a hub motor from a scooter?

The easiest/cheapest thing might be to just get a really long fork for the bike and have a small front wheel? It'll fit in smaller spaces at least. I say get a cheap bike wheel with a hub motor already built in and turn the scooter motor into a small wind turbine to generate power and charge your bi...
by Electric Earth
Mar 21 2019 12:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Disadvantages of front wheel drive for ebike?
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Disadvantages of front wheel drive for ebike?

I would always be mindful of the fact that power should probably be very limited anytime you're going around a turn.
by Electric Earth
Mar 21 2019 3:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any tips to power a bicycle with a hub motor from a scooter?
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Any tips to power a bicycle with a hub motor from a scooter?

Maybe mount the wheel above the actual bicycle wheel, pressing down on the bike wheel? Maybe if it were mounted under high tension with a spring it would have enough traction to drive the bike wheel.Mounting it shouldn't be too difficult, but I don't know about the traction of the two wheels against...
by Electric Earth
Mar 20 2019 3:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

I like your idea of storing it in the oven. Now that it's finally warmer out and not raining, I can charge on the step outside my front door when it's warm enough to have the door open. I'll make a point to start doing that. And I do only charge when I'm up and about. It charges in the kitchen and I...
by Electric Earth
Mar 19 2019 6:01pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

I found a charger that I'm pretty certain is suitable for my battery. Both battery and charger state 42v charge current and 5A. Will this one work well with my pack? https://www.amazon.com/Mobility-Scooter-Charger-Li-ion-Battery/dp/B07C972WVN/ref=sr_1_35?keywords=36v+lithium+ion+charger&qid=15530345...
by Electric Earth
Mar 19 2019 5:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

To my understanding, since the pack has a BMS, it should have a low voltage cut-off. Between that and the cut-off in the controller, over-discharge should be Very unlikely, correct?
by Electric Earth
Mar 19 2019 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

It looks like, as mentioned, my battery is rated for 5A charging. My charger says 2A output. So I should be able to double the charge current and cut the charge time in half, while still being a little below max charge accepted, giving myself a little room for error. I'm new to all of this, so didn'...
by Electric Earth
Mar 19 2019 2:16am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

I do charge it to full charge(according to the charger that came with it. I've never tested the battery voltage or anything.) at night, but it doesn't sit at full charge for more than probably six hours. Hopefully that's OK for it. I can't not charge it before working.
by Electric Earth
Mar 18 2019 5:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

This is the battery I have - http://www.pswpower.com/ven.php?cargo.2018-1e-rg6c I'm hoping to start doing more deliveries per day by just keeping the battery topped up as much as possible. I'm generally limited in deliveries by battery capacity(range). I end up completely killing the battery every d...
by Electric Earth
Mar 18 2019 4:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Is it bad to constantly plug in and lightly drain a battery?

I use my ebike for delivery. Is it bad for the battery if I were to go on a delivery of a few miles, return home, plug in the battery, and unplug it again in 20 minutes and do another delivery?