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by etard
Nov 29 2014 12:50pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original, Authentic E-Chopper from "Easy Rider" for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Original, Authentic E-Chopper from "Easy Rider" for sale

Love it! Never take yourself too seriously.
by etard
Nov 27 2014 1:32pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Freewheel threads?
Replies: 20
Views: 2907

Re: Freewheel threads?

Ahh, the infamous threaded to splined problem! There has been a few attempts at this this by our buddy Thud, but it was found to be extremely laborious and costly so only a few examples were ever made. You might try sending him a message in the hopes that there is one or two sitting on the shelf. Ba...
by etard
Oct 19 2014 1:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Ebike/Moped Gang Cruise Video
Replies: 36
Views: 2639

Re: Ebike/Moped Gang Cruise Video

Sons of Apothy = Hilarious!

Great Video Troy! Thanks for sharing, idea for next video:

The gassers go around being hoodlums, like smashing groceries out of old lady's hands and the ebiker comes through as the sweeper and helps old lady pick up her groceries, etc...etc...

:lol:
by etard
Oct 19 2014 12:47pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Formula E championship starts today!
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: Formula E championship starts today!

Bringing up an old thread, because I can. Anyway, I just watched the video and still can't decide who is at fault. I lean toward placing blame on the Renault driver for not protecting his position and pretty well crashing straight into the other car. However, I feel the other driver was probably com...
by etard
Oct 19 2014 12:21pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 1,000lb "Elec-tow’d” Electric Tow’d Dune Buggy Build Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 46555

Re: 1,000lb "Elec-tow’d” Electric Tow’d Dune Buggy Build Thr

Serious? 15 month build, 1000's of pictures and millions of pages of detailed instructions and all we get is a crappy 15 second cell phone video??!!! :(

C'mon, all you do is take. It's time to give something back, something for the fans, you know? :lol:
by etard
Aug 29 2014 12:25pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: Let's do away with mechanical brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1304

Re: Let's end the reliance on mechanical brakes?

Why not do something cool with the wasted energy if the battery is full (doubtful) like sending lightning across the back or a tesla coil type device? :twisted:
by etard
Aug 16 2014 10:09am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: GCinDC's new DH COMP.....project aborted
Replies: 66
Views: 8302

Re: GCinDC's new DH COMP...not so much Weight weenie

Oh look, somebody spent some armchair time in front of of the computer! You are the master of metalcasting in the age of CNC profiling, Thud! One hell of a work around! While mere mortals are pushing buttons, the master of disaster is sweating it out in the backyard as has been done for a 1000 years...
by etard
Aug 16 2014 9:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cowboys?
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: Electric Cowboys?

Yeah, thanks Dauntless, you piqued my interest in the Lindburgh story (off to Youtube). As for the cowboy comparison, if that is how ebiking makes you feel, or what you see in the mirror after a long hard drive, then who am I to disagree? I can certainly relate, especially as I cruise down the stree...
by etard
Aug 16 2014 9:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: 600cc ebike. What?
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: 600cc ebike. What?

ok, I'll bite. The stressed member can be replaced with something as simple as a cable from Home Depot. The downtube that is missing in this instance is under tension, so a cable would be an easy solution, not a big problem to be blown out of proportion in relation to the other problems like pedalin...
by etard
Jul 05 2014 3:41pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)
Replies: 96
Views: 9008

Re: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)

Luke, I think you should use a tampon on a string for your windshield wiper. :lol:
by etard
Jun 15 2014 9:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Project Cove GNG-Spot build thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10223

Re: Project Cove GNG-Spot build thread

That looks great! I think you will be much happier with the metal box and it will protect the batteries from drops and rocks.
by etard
Jun 15 2014 9:15am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

You could resolve cooling issues to double the mileage at the same horsepower and still not use up half the potential of the gasoline. OK, I must have read that wrong, upon first reading it sounded as if you thought a well cooled Honda Rebel could get DOUBLE the MPG. I think I understand what you a...
by etard
Jun 14 2014 7:23pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

Dogman, You may be right on the breaker popping. I just thought it was the amp load from bogging, but the breaker was warm when I pulled it out so maybe it is some sort of thermal overload breaker. Either way 350 watts is not gonna cut it for my grass. Another possibility is the actual key might be ...
by etard
Jun 11 2014 11:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

It wasn't overheating and the motor didn't feel very hot to the touch, it was popping the breaker because it would get bogged and then save itself. The blades were sharp, I was moving at a snail's pace, but the deck height was a notch lower than my gas mower. I only need it to run for about 25 minut...
by etard
Jun 10 2014 2:17am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

OK, I did the maiden cut after a fresh charge and I didn't get 2 perimeter rounds before I gave up, dang thing kept popping the breaker! I then opened her up, bypassed the key and found some Lipo puffy packs to ride on the thing. They are 6S so it should be the same RPM's. I had already finished the...
by etard
Jun 07 2014 10:42pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Any E-boarders from Socal?
Replies: 45
Views: 3099

Re: Any E-boarders from Socal?

That could be fun, take some pics. I'd come ride with you guys if I had a board (with a motor). You can tow me around though! :lol:
by etard
Jun 07 2014 6:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

That is first on the list, it definitely needs some sharpening. I forgot to measure the motor to see possible size comparisons to other motors and get a better idea of what the power output is. I am wondering how hard it would be to gut a rumba vacuum and use the computer guidance on that retrofitte...
by etard
Jun 07 2014 2:53pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Neuton 5.1 Electric Mower... Possible Upgrades

I happened across this mower after I saw the Ryobi cordless mower was on sale at Home Depot this weekend. Well, a quick search on Craigslist revealed other older cordless mowers for cheap, so for $17 I could not go wrong. This particular mower seems to be complete and battery charges up and the blad...
by etard
May 29 2014 1:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)
Replies: 96
Views: 9008

Re: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)

Don't forget the passenger pod attachment when you are outfitting your silent whip!
by etard
May 25 2014 9:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chip Yates Maker Talk
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Chip Yates Maker Talk

This guy is awesome, completely forum appropriate:

by etard
May 25 2014 6:17pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next 10 years. What's your outlook on multirotors/drones
Replies: 22
Views: 1435

Re: Next 10 years. What's your outlook on multirotors/drones

Wow, never thought of it like that Luke! Imagine being able to run a service with prices at $50 a trip but being able to make 10 trips in an hour. If it costs $10,000/ day to run, you would still profit! I am envisioning a glass elevator attached to 4 rotors with designated landing pads all over the...
by etard
May 23 2014 11:07pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: quadcopter build, first attempt fail
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: quadcopter build, first attempt fail

Respect! Could you fly it into that cell phone tower for us? I just want to see what happens... :lol:
by etard
May 23 2014 11:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next 10 years. What's your outlook on multirotors/drones
Replies: 22
Views: 1435

Re: Next 10 years. What's your outlook on multirotors/drones

Hate to be a naysayer, Luke has a very Utopian view of the future. I would love to inhabit the future world as Luke sees it. However, the first couple drones that fall out of the sky, chop somebody's head off etc... will put a quick end to the dream, especially in this nanny state. Personally, I thi...
by etard
May 21 2014 9:02pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)
Replies: 96
Views: 9008

Re: I have my dream car! And it's an EV! :-)

I think Luke's skinnier twin took over his account or something, but then again, I can't imagine two people in this world would give the thumbs up sign so vehemently in every pic/vid. :lol: So glad you got out of the cheesy Honda tuning scene and have finally matured into a proper deathbox. Hey, sha...
by etard
May 21 2014 10:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Switched to a GNG style "big block" swingarm coming soon!!
Replies: 462
Views: 42144

Re: Switched to a GNG style "big block" swingarm coming soon

That's something to print out and take with you. Wow! I didn't know about the moped 30 mph limit.

Hey Whip,
You still out in the same are of the desert?