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by raylo32
Apr 05 2019 6:12am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Tesla Model 3
Replies: 1144
Views: 93374

Re: Tesla Model 3

I am a Tesla skeptic mainly because I don't believe electric cars can really ever serve on a large scale for all purpose duty beyond drivers' local commuting areas and that if/when this segment becomes profitable the major car makers will eat Tesla's lunch. But... the model 3 subjectively seems to b...
by raylo32
Apr 03 2019 2:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Grin Satiator
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Grin Satiator

Ouch! I am thinking there are easier ways to open it up to see what’s inside. Whatever you do, do not run it over with a fork truck! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rJjqyXTzZ3745eIdv8GIEvChDtelXAS_o39Ri6muvTxzOLtFXLNfsjQPmgHrlowG0PVhiJrhzArnvydnYq2kKCbCF1u2jYQs-fcYozPyufiRtSRJ4xJ8mvreFfS4J6LwWk6ct...
by raylo32
Mar 24 2019 6:07am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Steps-Bi ... B01MCWH91J

bergerandfries wrote:
Mar 23 2019 10:53pm
raylo32, do you have a good source for 175mm crankset that will work with the TSDZ2? I haven't found a source yet. Or are you cutting up a set of cranks to get 175s?
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by raylo32
Mar 22 2019 4:51pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 8 failures..an explanation ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8 failures..an explanation ?

I didn't see a "like" button so will post it in a message. Like. But not just this administration. This began in earnest with W... coal ash pond failures, mountain top blast mining, killing new source rules for power plants... etc, etc. This airline "self-certification" problem is just a more dramat...
by raylo32
Mar 20 2019 2:49pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 8 failures..an explanation ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Boeing 737 Max 8 failures..an explanation ?

As a former small plane pilot I have always been leery of computer commanded stability, but this 737 Max issue where *one sensor* going off can apparently result in pilot overpowering flight "corrections" is just nuts. Grounding them seems to have been the right call until this is all sorted out.
by raylo32
Mar 20 2019 2:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 267
Views: 35958

Re: Retirement Time

Retirement time for me... next week!
by raylo32
Mar 13 2019 1:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

For stock display you just flash the motor.
by raylo32
Mar 13 2019 4:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: First conversion kit
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: First conversion kit

Lots of good info here... I like the mids because it keeps wheel weight down, allows easier flat fixing, and you have the gears for climbing. I chose the TSDZ2 for the torque sensing that makes the rideability like a regular bike... pedal harder=go faster, although the Bafang range with PAS has been...
by raylo32
Mar 12 2019 7:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

TSDZ2 has a clutch/freewheel built in to the motor so, yes, you can stop pedaling or back pedal whenever you want, just like a regular bike. Hi, could you recommend me TDSZ2 motor for MTB? Which should I choose, is there a difference in freewheel clutches inside of the motor? Can I backpedal with TD...
by raylo32
Mar 12 2019 4:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Before I reflashed mine to 52V from the 48V firmware it came programmed with I ran it on partially charged 52V batteries that were up to ~55V. It worked fine up to that level... but the battery indicator always showed full.
by raylo32
Mar 12 2019 4:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Do you have the brake levers with the safety switches? If so push the levers out when this happens. On mine it takes just a tiny bit of pull (too small really) to activate the switches and cut the motor out and the return springs don't always get them where they need to be to run the motor. I am exp...
by raylo32
Mar 11 2019 2:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 higher RPM 36V motor with 48V controller
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: TSDZ2 higher RPM 36V motor with 48V controller

I believe it is just software. Available here:

https://www.eco-ebike.com/collections/t ... tsdz2vlcd5
sjuft wrote:
Mar 11 2019 7:42am
Where do you find these overdrive versions? And how are they modded? Is it just software or?
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 4:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 higher RPM 36V motor with 48V controller
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: TSDZ2 higher RPM 36V motor with 48V controller

The 52V version is 100 RPM and they sell "overdrive versions that go 110/120 RPM for 48/52V versions. I am also a fit cyclist and don't really spin much beyond 90 on a pedal bike except maybe briefly. But that's just me.
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 2:29pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cracked super shark battery case
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: cracked super shark battery case

Not too much work at all... It's too new to be going around held together with duct tape! I also ordered a new super shark case from AliBaba. Not so much for the case but for the cradle to go on another e-bike build so I can use the battery on both bikes. Thinking about doing BBSHD on my old Special...
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Use super shark battery on 2 bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Use super shark battery on 2 bikes

Well, I couldn't find anyone selling just the cradle so I just ordered an empty Super Shark case from AliBaba. Comes with a cradle, of course.
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:54am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 6616
Views: 665677

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Just different file formats. Some older PCs only work with hex but my Windows 10 notebook worked with the newer S19 when I flashed my TSDZ2.
ri53hu wrote:
Mar 10 2019 8:34am
eybyesickle

Please what is the difference between
48vdatamemory.hex and 48vdatamemory.s19 :?:
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:08am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 3579

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

imgur is a good free alternative... for now anyway. But I guess there is no guarantee it will stay that way.
Bonneville wrote:
Mar 10 2019 8:06am
:shock: Oh that's y I can't open many photobucket pics in some forums.
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 8:04am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 3579

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

Photobucket is evil. I used to host my pics there for many years until they tried to extort $$ from all users.... then they stopped hosting literally millions of photos that "broke the internet". I have many many threads in other forums where the photos are gone forever. I wouldn't trust them. thank...
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 7:46am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Electric free ride build from scratch
Replies: 50
Views: 3579

Re: Electric free ride build from scratch

If you are posting a link to a remote image on a hosting site the file size doesn't matter. Just make sure you are copying and pasting the correct code. It should look like something this: (img)https://xxxx.com/xxxx.jpg(/img) I use a site called imgur that hosts for free. The image code actually use...
by raylo32
Mar 10 2019 6:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cracked super shark battery case
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: cracked super shark battery case

Duct tape, yes! But I did a better repair. I cut a piece of ABS sheet and bent it wit a micro torch to fit the remaining hole, then used plastic epoxy to fix it and smooth the contour. Then a quick spray of black. Looks almost new. I see the cases for sale and they look the same but just wondering i...
by raylo32
Mar 09 2019 7:23pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Use super shark battery on 2 bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Use super shark battery on 2 bikes

I am thinking of converting another one of my bikes to an e-bike and would like to use the same 52V super shark battery as I use on my first e-bike. Do vendors sell just the bike mounted cradle/socket? Are they somewhat standard or do you need to get one from the original battery vendor?
by raylo32
Mar 09 2019 12:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: cracked super shark battery case
Replies: 5
Views: 417

cracked super shark battery case

Took the bike on a run to the post office today and hit a frost heave on the path, battery got ejected. Not entirely sure if I had the thing locked properly. I thought I did but I guess it is possible I turned the key the wrong way. It took a pretty good blow to the nose and 2 big chunks of the plas...
by raylo32
Mar 08 2019 6:45am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: A few Tongsheng TSDZ2 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: A few Tongsheng TSDZ2 questions

Interesting. I haven't compared mine to other brands but I'd say my TSDZ2 is dead quiet, nothing more than normal bike drivetrain sounds. Good to hear the blue gear is holding up to the mileage. One bad thing though. It is quite noisy...compared to other mid drives. But as long as it's reliable and ...
by raylo32
Mar 08 2019 6:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 versions and throttle
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: TSDZ2 versions and throttle

Definitely get the throttle. It is small and unobtrusive and you don't have to use it. Plus the throttle version comes with the 8 wire cable that may be useful later if you want to go open source. The e-brakes... not really necessary, just a safety thing. I'd say if you get the throttle you might wa...
by raylo32
Mar 07 2019 9:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new hearing aids
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: My new hearing aids

Sirius XM subscription can be had with mobile phone/PC play option. You don't need a separate player. I have the service in my cars so added online option to use at home with Alexa and Echo devices. Can also stream to my phone that can connect to bluetooth headphones... and hearing aids. I got me so...