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by RunForTheHills
May 25 2019 12:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 5543

Re: Poor Man's RV

It takes 5-7 months to through hike the 2200 mile Appalachian trail. The average person loses about 30lbs during that trek. I always thought that would be fun to do, but I have a family and a mortgage and couldn't take the time away from work. It is mostly young people who take on this challenge. Ho...
by RunForTheHills
May 25 2019 12:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 5543

Re: Poor Man's RV

I'm not sure you'd have more memories on a ebike that a motorcycle. With a motorcycle, you have a lot more quality time to spend at various locations, instead of memories of endless roadways. There are 12 national parks between Florida and San Diego, so if you bought a used street legal enduro styl...
by RunForTheHills
May 24 2019 9:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading chainset on Cannondale F6 - how large can i go?
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Upgrading chainset on Cannondale F6 - how large can i go?

How big of a chainring you can put on it will depend on the frame and the chainstay clearance.
by RunForTheHills
May 22 2019 8:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

You could get the right mirror into the position you want and then cover ball joint in epoxy to hold it there.
by RunForTheHills
May 22 2019 9:58am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

Is the right mirror necessary? I only have one on the left side, but I don't have a vehicle like yours. I ride in the bike lane on the right side of the road and use the mirror to check for car traffic on the left. With the canopy and cargo area blocking your view, I guess you can't just turn your h...
by RunForTheHills
May 21 2019 9:26pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: controlling meanwell with relay on 120VAC side - relays keep getting stuck closed!
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: controlling meanwell with relay on 120VAC side - relays keep getting stuck closed!

Is the relay arcing? Did you put an ammeter on it to confirm the current? Another option is that you can get smartplugs dirt cheap these days and use IFTTT, SmartThings, Alexa, or a phone app to control it. This one is $10, but is also only 10A: https://www.amazon.com/Assistant-Required-Enabled-Cont...
by RunForTheHills
May 21 2019 4:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits

How would I know if you did? You didn't relate a specific experience with them. You just made a broad statement implying that their employees are high on drugs. I know it was meant as sarcasm. I just think it is unfair to trash a company's reputation on the Internet without giving your reasons for d...
by RunForTheHills
May 21 2019 4:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits

EM3 is probably more professional than Luna. I don't want to worry about whether the person processing my order is on acid and sends me bottom brackets when I order a motor. There is something to be said for warning others if you have had an actual bad experience with Luna, gave them a chance to ma...
by RunForTheHills
May 21 2019 3:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: EM3ev vs Luna Batteries and Kits

I looked at both when I bought my battery. I almost went with the Wolfpack as it is fully potted and they were offering a clear (naked) version of it a month or so ago that looked pretty cool. The potting makes it more water and shockproof, but harder to service. I ended up ordering a Jumbo Shark 14...
by RunForTheHills
May 21 2019 3:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: GMAC vs MAC and Infineon vs Phaserunner

I bought the GMAC from Grin. I wanted a clutch because I want to be able to coast like a regular bike. I am new to ebikes, so I could be wrong about how I will use the bike. However, I think I want to ride it like a regular bike and have some assist when I need. The GMAC looked interesting though be...
by RunForTheHills
May 20 2019 8:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Is it worth it?

A smaller wheel would give you less speed and more torque. You would need a larger diameter wheel for more speed if the frame could take one.
by RunForTheHills
May 20 2019 4:45pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side
Replies: 48
Views: 1214

Re: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side

Yes, you can ask the shop to replace the spokes with 14G spokes and re-lace the wheel the way Chalo suggested.
by RunForTheHills
May 20 2019 3:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side
Replies: 48
Views: 1214

Re: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side

I would be surprised if they had spokes that short on hand. I have a bunch of spare spokes myself though. A shop that builds a lot of wheels will have a spoke machine to cut and thread spokes to any length required. Of course that only works with single butted or straight gauge spokes. Double butte...
by RunForTheHills
May 20 2019 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side
Replies: 48
Views: 1214

Re: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side

You need to get spokes the correct length for the combination of hub and rim you are using. If you replace the rim with a better rim, you will need to measure the ERD on the new rim to determine the spoke length required. You will also need some measurements from the hub. There are many spoke length...
by RunForTheHills
May 19 2019 7:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Powerful inside-frame battery
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Powerful inside-frame battery

Yes, identical but with fat tires. Sadly 36v won't do it for me. I need 48v and approx 15ah to supply my beast of a motor (which I plan to replace the stock one with) The manufacturer's description is contradictory. It might be a 48V or 36V battery in it. If it is a 10S4P, it would mostly likely be...
by RunForTheHills
May 19 2019 3:09pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Powerful inside-frame battery
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Powerful inside-frame battery

Is it this one? https://www.globalsources.com/si/AS/Guangzhou-Myatu/6008850534291/pdtl/adult-electric-bike/1167796867.htm It says 36V 8AH. So 10S4P? Maybe you can contact the seller/manufacturer and find out what it is. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32976502011.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.37.72f369...
by RunForTheHills
May 19 2019 1:57pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side
Replies: 48
Views: 1214

Re: Ebike bike Wheel pulling to one side

You can check the frame alignment with some string and a ruler. Scroll down to the bottom of this article from Sheldon Brown to read how:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
by RunForTheHills
May 18 2019 12:39pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is it safe to seal batteries in a waterproof plastic food container?
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Is it safe to seal batteries in a waterproof plastic food container?

The higher the quality of the battery the less likely for any type of fire. Remember there are many many batteries out there on the road. Em3 makes a quality battery. Saying that anything can happen in this world Correct me if I'm wrong but dog man's battery was a cheap Chinese knock-off of a batte...
by RunForTheHills
May 18 2019 12:28pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Small 36V battery recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Small 36V battery recommendations

Grin has the LiGo batteries. They are 36V 2.7AH, are fully potted, and are designed to be stacked like legos. You can connect them in parallel for as many AH's as you need. https://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/ligo-batteries.html EM3EV has 36V shark batteries and I understand they will custom make bat...
by RunForTheHills
May 18 2019 1:31am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

I guess that is the downside of a larger rotor. It gives you less tolerance for lateral movement of the disc as the movement gets magnified more due to the larger diameter.
by RunForTheHills
May 18 2019 12:58am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

When you put it that way, I agree that it is unlikely to be the dropouts bending. Does the hub use cartridge or loose bearings? If they are cartridge bearings, you can't really adjust them like loose bearings with cones. There will be some play in them.
by RunForTheHills
May 18 2019 12:19am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

There's an odd sound during turns on the disc brake; I think the wheel itself is "wiggling" on it's QR axle just a bit or something from the sideloads. I already checked spokes and they feel tensioned correctly. The bearings feel ok, and it doesn't wiggle like loose cone-nuts would. Or the fork its...
by RunForTheHills
May 17 2019 4:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Is it safe to seal batteries in a waterproof plastic food container?
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Is it safe to seal batteries in a waterproof plastic food container?

Bottom line in my opinion, if heat on charging or discharging is a problem, your problem is not that the battery is in a pelican case, or a Tupperware. If its that hot, then you have a big safety problem all right, and nothing will make it safe if your charging and discharging is making it too hot ...
by RunForTheHills
May 17 2019 4:02pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Blown new MOSFET controller!
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Re: Blown new MOSFET controller!

e-beach wrote:
May 17 2019 11:06am
The reason electricians use expensive meters is because they are accurate and durable.
It's either that or they don't want to be the only electrician at the jobsite that doesn't have a Fluke multimeter, Klein hand tools, and DeWalt power tools.
by RunForTheHills
May 17 2019 10:29am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier
Replies: 961
Views: 118342

Re: The SB Cruiser: Amberwolf&Dogman's 2WD CargoTrike&DogCarrier

That looks a lot sturdier than the fat bike fork.