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by 1000w
May 11 2008 7:36am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

The reduced hight sissybar with suspension added. The ride is much better now.
Cheers,
Matt.
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by 1000w
May 08 2008 9:53am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

I did also wish to ask was there a great delay from http://www.cyclone-tw.com/order.htm when you ordered your motor and controller? Always a lil wary of dealing with asian suppliers online have seen and heard of some shonky dealings particularly with China :-S I had no probs with Cyclone. The only ...
by 1000w
May 08 2008 12:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

Aussie Jester, it is a small world, I can see why you want a big motor, Lesmurdie is a very hilly area. I would love to see a ebike get up Kalamunda hill. I haven't had any un-wanted attention from the local Police yet, fingers crossed. karma, I like the idea of a Chrome custom springer front end an...
by 1000w
May 07 2008 8:41am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

Hi there Aussie Jester, thanks for your photochop, I like your change. It's uncanny, I have currently got the sissybar off and I am converting it to a suspension set up and was I considering lowering it. I will post photos. The motor is 135mm dia and 200mm total length including the shaft. The batte...
by 1000w
May 01 2008 9:17am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

You don't need that many gear steps with a motor. I tend to agree. It all depends on your power to weight ratio. If you use a "monster motor" then you need less in the form of gears. :D I hear you. 1000w/3 gears works well for me. I just love over powered machines. Here in Western Austral...
by 1000w
May 01 2008 2:46am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

I suspect that a wide ratio three speed would be the way to go with a chain drive. You don't need that many gear steps with a motor. But nothing beats a test for information. I tend to agree. I find that I start off in 1st, hold it briefly, then go straight to 3rd. 2nd can be handy up hills when 3r...
by 1000w
Apr 30 2008 3:55am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

[quote="Ben"]Say, what current does the motor draw at top speed?

It spikes at over 50Amps if you give it a full handful while accelerating, but it is around 40 amps at top speed on the flat.
Cheers,
Matt.
by 1000w
Apr 29 2008 2:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

Thanks link I have opened my eyes now. Not sure, but it looks like you have 2 of the batts upside down.. i'm pretty sure it's ok to mound SLA in any position but upside down.. ? might have something to do with the low output. Nice build ! and lithium will make that bike scream !!! I'm pretty sure th...
by 1000w
Apr 29 2008 1:16am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

How do you quote someone in your post. ie the grey box that says "so and so wrote.
Cheers,
Matt.
by 1000w
Apr 28 2008 1:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

Here is a ride vid. The track is a little rough at 48 km/h one handed.
Cheers,
Matt.
http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/ ... I_4827.flv
by 1000w
Apr 27 2008 10:18am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

I got 3Ah out of it today, but the during the last 1Ah it was cutting out, if I pulled too many amps, due to the controllers low voltage cut out. The controller is designed for Lipos so maybe the low voltage cutout is too high for SLAs?? What voltage on a 48V SLA system is considered a deep discharg...
by 1000w
Apr 26 2008 10:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Re: Home made chain drive cruiser

Thanks for the replys. Lenk 42602, yes I did cut and weld the frame myself. Link, I bought the batts brand new and they all had 13.2V, but I have been very disapointed with them. When they were new, the best I ever got was 6Ah. I can only get about 2 Ah now after about 100 charges. I am only pulling...
by 1000w
Apr 26 2008 7:24am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Home made chain drive cruiser
Replies: 76
Views: 17298

Home made chain drive cruiser

Hi all. Here is my electric cruiser that built from a couple of mountain bike frames that I picked up free from verge rubbish. The motor/controler is from Cyclone Taiwan. 48V 1000w brushless Batteries 4 x 12V 20Ah SLA AGM. Charger from Kipoint (ebay) Watts up meter The rear wheel is 20" with a ...