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by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 27 2017 3:18pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Titanium foldable e-scooter TROLLI
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Titanium foldable e-scooter TROLLI

Not road legal in British Columbia. Check your local regulations.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 09 2017 10:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Min Kota
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Min Kota

You won't be able to run the MinnKota at more than its rated <nominal> voltage of 12V. Even 18V will fry those motors. I tried running my MinnKota with a 48 to 12V DC DC converter, but the high amp draw of the motor eventually fried the DC DC. You might be able to get a away with a DC DC hooked up i...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
May 31 2017 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Security/How To Prevent E-Bike Theft??
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Security/How To Prevent E-Bike Theft??

Replace your quick release skewers on the non-hub motor wheel(s) with security skewers like Pinhead type. A hub motor wheel should be reasonably secure if you have torque arms on it. The torque arms take quite a bit of wrenching to remove, conferring considerable security on the wheel because of the...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
May 07 2017 10:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Ride reporrt: was: BBS02, what spares would you carry?
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Re: BBS02 1000 mile ride, what spares would you carry?

Spoke wrench and spare spokes. And cluster or freewheel remover if rear spoke broken. Often need to remove freewheel or freehub to replace spoke.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 22 2017 9:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?
Replies: 27
Views: 2168

Re: Motorizing a Catrike Speed- Best option?

I have an Actionbent 26" rear tadpole with a rear Nine Continent hub motor (2806). I also have a Cattrike Road 20" rear model, similar to your Cattrike Speed, also with a Nine Continent (9C) rear hub motor in the back (2805 model). On the Actionbent, the 9C is excellent. These motors weight the same...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 19 2017 11:15pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Geared front hub motors from BMS - Q100H, Q128 at 48V
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Geared front hub motors from BMS - Q100H, Q128 at 48V

I have run both the Cute100 (Q100 320rpm in 20" wheel), and the Q128, both at the same voltage. Maybe I had the wrong rpm version of the Q128 for the wheel I used, but I found it to be pretty gutless compared to the smaller Cute100, especially for its larger size. I imagine the Q100H is slightly bet...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 06 2017 11:13am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First build: Tour Easy Recumbent
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: First build: Tour Easy Recumbent

I agree with Warren. I have a Sun EZ sport, which is like your bike, just a little less reclined, and I tried it both ways... a rear 9Continent direct drive, and a front Crystalyte 405 on the 20" front. I preferred the front quite a bit over the rear, especially with the batteries hanging off the mi...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Mar 18 2017 10:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: How many bikes do you guys have and how many are running?
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

Re: How many bikes do you guys have and how many are running

Basically tired of building any more ebikes...just want to ride them and maintain them as needed.... Marin MTB Front Mac 350 from ev3ev Giant Sedona Crystalyte 406 Front Asama Womens 700C Front Cute 100 Sun EZSport LongWheelbase Recumbent Crystalyte 405 Rebike Compact Long Wheelbase Recumbent Crysta...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 23 2017 11:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Anyone tried EM3EV new bottle mount batteries?
Replies: 133
Views: 21089

Re: Anyone tried EM3EV new bottle mount batteries?

I have experienced issues with at least some packs of that sort with the key switch relay inside - they burn out - requiring rewiring it directly, inactivating the key switch. It's worth inquiring about the quality of the key-switch relay.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 21 2017 8:14pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Hydrogen Bike - Collection of ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1369

Re: Hydrogen Bike - Collection of ideas

yes. what he said.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 21 2017 12:20am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Could Believe I Found what the Alien Earth Computer. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: I Could Believe I Found what the Alien Earth Computer. .

Your ways I do not understand. Take me to your leader. Peace out.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 02 2017 6:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bachetta Giro 20 E-Bike - My First
Replies: 24
Views: 1855

Re: Bachetta Giro 20 E-Bike - My First

Really, the battery should be way lower on the bike, preferably right under the seat. It will immeasurably improve the ride, and not so hard on the bike with fallover risk. I have e-converted all of these and experimented with multiple battery positions... Vision R40 EZ sport Sun Rebike CLWB recumbe...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 20 2017 10:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Tandem performer cycle family
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Tandem performer cycle family

I think this bike would be better with a hub motor, front or back, from the point of view of simplicity and quiet and maintainability on long tours. With that much weight on the bike, there should be no worries with traction. Assuming lots of cargo/gear on the back if touring with two, I think a fro...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jan 18 2017 8:09pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: High tire pressure or low pressure?
Replies: 26
Views: 2808

Re: High tire pressure or low pressure?

parajared...that's just what I run on the front of my trike - two Maxxis Hookwork 20x2". I run them at just around 58 psi on average, which is one-half of their rating (110 psi). The comfort is good, and improves down to 45 psi, and efficiency doesn't suffer much - it does in the 40 psi range. I als...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Dec 10 2016 5:40pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 3734

Re: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion

Performa JC70AL-Mesh. This should be a good trike to convert to rear hub motor, made in Taiwan. Should be less than 2500 Cdn. http://www.performercycles.com/new/product_info.php?products_id=219&osCsid=4d33ddad78485da9f2ea120389d5ec36 Extremely similar to my Actionbent which I've got a 9 Continent re...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Nov 27 2016 12:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?
Replies: 104
Views: 8605

Re: Best Self-Defense for a Lady on an eBike?

Another useful gadget is an unlocked Abus Bordo lock...I can really wield that thing and it is heavy enough to do some real damage.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 11 2016 9:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Priority Eight and front hub motor? Aluminum front fork!
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: Priority Eight and front hub motor? Aluminum front fork!

No way is the Cute 100 anywhere near as powerful as the Mac 350. I have both.
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Oct 10 2016 11:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Priority Eight and front hub motor? Aluminum front fork!
Replies: 20
Views: 2189

Re: Priority Eight and front hub motor? Aluminum front fork!

Hi...I've got the Mac 350 from em3ev which I installed on a 90's Marin chromolly mountain bike - I took it up some 15% grade logging roads this summer. I would not use this motor on an aluminum fork...it is pretty torquey - about equivalent in my experience to the EZee motors - probably 60 or 70 new...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Sep 02 2016 12:13am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 3734

Re: Recommended Trike for Ebike Conversion

These are good budget recumbent trikes made in Taiwan. I have an Actionbent trike made in Taiwan by Performer as well..that I have electrified with a rear 9Continent hub motor, and dual packs. http://www.performer.com.tw/new/product_info.php?products_id=221 Probably around 1500 US - quality stuff, a...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Jun 06 2016 1:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My Sun Recumbent Ebike Build
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: My Sun Recumbent Ebike Build

You should definitely get some nice fun out of that bike. I know - I have two EZ-Sports - one with a front Crystalyte 406 hub motor, and one with a rear 9 continent hub motor. You should get the mid-rack from your bike dealer (via JBImporters) to carry your batteries in panniers right under the seat...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Apr 07 2016 8:54am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I run a corded lawnmower on 52V ebike pack?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Can I run a corded lawnmower on 52V ebike pack?

I'd like to just plug my ebike pack to the cord...but the mower has a rectifier that normally chops the 120v Ac into "something" DC for the brushed motor. Question is...what is the DC motor normally getting out of the rectifier (in DC volts), and will the DC I would like to provide just pass conveni...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Mar 04 2016 9:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Trying to make the decision between 18650's and LiFePO4
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Trying to make the decision between 18650's and LiFePO4

Energy density (weight of pack/volume of pack for a given energy content), and/or power density - sustainable power level for a given weight/volume of pack. I've used Headways and Pings and prefer the newer 18650 packs in general. The only advantage of LiFe types (with Headways/not pings) is easy re...
by chvidgov.bc.ca
Feb 25 2016 4:21pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Xt-90S spark arresting connectors - Really work?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Xt-90S spark arresting connectors - Really work?

I recently started to replace my sadly abused Anderson connectors with newer XT-90S spark arrestors to "eliminate" the big surge into the caps of my controller. When I used to connect the Andersons I could detect a big burst of RF noise on my Grin amplifier/stereo as the spark happened - my speakers...