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by Papa
Feb 18 2018 10:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I took the bike for a test ride today since the motor and Phaserunner can both operate sensorless. It runs quiet and cool. I went up a pretty steep long hill and the bike kept its speed up very nicely. The motor wasn't much warmer than ambient temperature. That doesn't seem typical of a 26"-700c/32...
by Papa
Feb 18 2018 2:07am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I'm also seriously pondering the phaserunner, so will be interested in your numbers. Thank you!
by Papa
Feb 18 2018 2:02am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

.My bigger concern is why BMSBattery says that this is a 12:1 ratio motor when in fact by both of our measurements , its only an 8:1 ratio motor. My biggest concern... Is the results I get when I twist the throttle. Dissecting the motor blesses me with the knowledge of what I can and cannot do,... ...
by Papa
Feb 17 2018 10:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

I certainly understand your frustration IDing specific differences between various generations of Cute motors. But it's vitally important that we avoid replicating assumptions. Among the many internal images I've seen, I have noted many obvious changes between the 1st gen Q100 and the later Q100H. S...
by Papa
Feb 17 2018 9:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

... I couldn't get the planet gear carrier screws loose. I don't have an impact driver,... My error for not sharing an ol' timer trick for overly tight fasteners - Assuming your Philips head...; Take one of your unused or cheapie Philips screwdrivers and break-off the plastic handle. Now use the ba...
by Papa
Feb 16 2018 3:31am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Toyota i-Road leaning ev trike
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Toyota i-Road leaning ev trike

maydaverave wrote:
Feb 16 2018 2:00am
Why so ugly? I really want to like it but they're making it difficult.
Ugly!!... you're supposed to DRIVE it... not gawk at it... as though it's a florescent dog turd littering your front lawn.
by Papa
Feb 16 2018 1:46am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

I'm in hunt for a >70V x 36V (12-20A or so).MPPT - got one? I had considered HD's 4-pack 265w (slightly lower $/per W too), but couldn't fit the larger footprint. Admittedly I got antsy... PV prices are certainly reasonable, and I was a bit concerned the potential given the recent tariff placed on i...
by Papa
Feb 14 2018 12:25am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

The next time someone tries to beat me down on my price, I'll tell them to compare mine ($ per watt) to HD. You don't tax sales? A $260 module should be $275.60 - ($0.95/Watt. Because "freight" shipping balloons the cost/watt.. HD's free shipping (to my front door), was the least expensive... by fa...
by Papa
Feb 13 2018 11:23pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Home Depot Solar Panels $1/watt (approx) Free Shipping

I bought 6 Grape 100W panels at $97 ea. +free shipping at my local HD. $616. (Tax was .06%).

Model: GS-STAR-100W
by Papa
Feb 13 2018 11:11pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Single-speed track stealth ultralight
Replies: 201
Views: 20198

Re: Single-speed track stealth ultralight

Re: The hub cover removal tool

Interesting. Just a reminder - only remove one or two (2) of the three 5mm screws when mounting the tool to the cover. If you remove all 3 screws, the sprag clutch inside will be free to rotate.
by Papa
Feb 13 2018 2:47am
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Thrift Stores for Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Thrift Stores for Parts

Sometimes the motors are ok, but they are always brushed Indeed... But they're also a fraction of the cost of BLDC. And least you forget, that li-ion battery purchase is also a requirement for current BLDC projects. I built the trike pictured below in 2008. The only purchased items (beyond the init...
by Papa
Feb 11 2018 2:44am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Overheard at a thriving 'fornia ebike importer employee meeting... "OK.., listen-up people.. here's the plan... Boise is a booming college town, ripe w/ignorants and eager plastic. Big bucks to be made there, so no screw-ups" "We've already secured a prime location within cycling distance of Boise's...
by Papa
Feb 10 2018 10:07pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: WTB- Cute Q100H Motor(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: WTB- Cute Q100H Motor(s)

Appreciate the offer motomech, and a good deal too, but I just bought 2 fronts so I'll need to pass.

Again..Thank you for the offer.
by Papa
Feb 10 2018 4:30am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

I rarely use a handheld impact driver anymore. I prefer a cordless impact driver - 'cause I don't need 3 hands to use it, and dislike beating on fragile projects. During assembly, I rarely have future fastener issues when PROPERLY preped and PROPERLY torqued. I frequently use hex heads when access i...
by Papa
Feb 09 2018 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Re: Idaho

WoodlandHills wrote:
Feb 09 2018 11:59am
This seems entirely reasonable:
Spoken like a genuine Californian. :evil:
WoodlandHills wrote:
Feb 09 2018 11:59am
what's the big problem?
Perhaps you should pose that question to Rep King.
by Papa
Feb 09 2018 2:21pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Re: Idaho

sendler2112 wrote:
Feb 09 2018 6:32am
Mopeds DO have pedals.
No shit Sherlock. And that's clearly stated in the CURRENT moped definition (IC 49-114). But if you take the time to read HB508, you'll discover that the word "pedals" has been eliminated from IC 49-114 in Rep King's proposal.
by Papa
Feb 09 2018 12:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Idaho

FYI... This is Rep king's second attempt at unnecessary ebike legislation here in Idaho - and her last Legislative session (retiring). The bill is HB 508, and embraces a host of uglies. Give thanks to the flurry of new ebike dealers now littering the Treasure Valley with their Asian junk. They whinn...
by Papa
Feb 07 2018 9:18pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

BTW.. When you reassemble the hub, I would strongly encourage using anti-seize compound (available at automotive parts retailers) on the aluminum cover-to-housing threads.
by Papa
Feb 07 2018 8:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

This is probably more of a theoretical question, but would installing stiffer springs when doing the ball bearing mod cause less potential clutch slippage? Or would that just introduce the possibility of clutch drag causing wear and making rolling resistance worse? Unless you plan on feeding higher...
by Papa
Feb 06 2018 10:13pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Aerodynamics thread?
Replies: 131
Views: 15507

Re: Aerodynamics thread?

Non transparent farings are a real bad idea - especially in a tuck when it's most beneficial.
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by Papa
Feb 06 2018 1:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Canada is at 20 mph / 32 kph as well but they clearly state its the motor that can maintain it over level ground *without* pedal assist. In other words if your a strong pedaler or have a hill enjoy. The level ground performance is good it pulls nice from near stop to 38.5knh @ 48v during speed test...
by Papa
Feb 06 2018 12:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 189
Views: 10587

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

.... if you have a motor or engine on the bike, and you operate the bike over 20MPH, they write you tickets as if you were on a motorcycle, that has no registration, no insurance, and no license to operate it (assuming you don't have a class M, which most won't). You beat me to it AW. Almost word-f...
by Papa
Jan 31 2018 4:15am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Re: Cute Q100H Autopsy & Modify 2017

Stator Laminate - Q100 ver Q100H The link below dated 4/2012, shows the innards of a Q100 (rear). Using one of the six 4mm X 0.70mm housing screws for side-by-side reference, the width of a single laminate can be estimated. 13 (threads) x 0.7 (pitch) = 9.1 9.1÷18 (laminates) = 0.505mm thickness http...
by Papa
Jan 28 2018 10:56pm
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Thrift Stores for Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Thrift Stores for Parts

... Yesterday I saw a Razor electric scooter for $15 but it had a SLA battery so I decided against it. I know those diabetes, err I mean mobility scooters generally run SLA too. I figured the motor and related components were probably garbage. Guess I could cannibalize some of the wiring, maybe the...