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by torker
Sep 20 2017 6:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Seeking advice on e-bike selection
Replies: 41
Views: 3138

Re: Seeking advice on e-bike selection

Going to a local bike shop is a good idea. Then you can actually ride different bikes. Even if you don't buy from them.
by torker
Sep 18 2017 8:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Seeking advice on e-bike selection
Replies: 41
Views: 3138

Re: Seeking advice on e-bike selection

I have heard good things about the torque sensing PAS systems on the new midrives. A system that doubles your output and no throttle. Just mount and go. That and a IGH would be sweet. . I rode a tadpole with a CVT. NuVinci I think. Loved it. And belt drive.. 8) Get something you can fit large tires ...
by torker
Sep 12 2017 6:26am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumpster Delinquent
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: Dumpster Delinquent

Haven't done that in so long. Last thing I got was yards of leather from a discarded leather couch. The material on the back was pristine. :D And when I want to get rid of something just put it on the curb with a free sign-poof - it's gone.
by torker
Aug 15 2017 6:40am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charging e-bike in swiss Alps
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Charging e-bike in swiss Alps

You know it is Europe when the squirrel is holding a beer can.. :)
by torker
Aug 09 2017 6:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Advise
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Recumbent Advise

Looking at your bike again. Putting it on the front might work. Maybe solidly mount it in the headset below the handlebars. I just see all that room on the bottom tube but you might have to move it back out of the strike range of the pedals and add an idler on the vert "seat" tube to raise the chain...
by torker
Aug 08 2017 6:25am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Advise
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Recumbent Advise

Plenty room for the chain to pass .. This is with 3 - 7-1/2ah lead batts
by torker
Aug 04 2017 6:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recumbent Advise
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Recumbent Advise

Why not on the bottom frame tube. Nice and low , tons of room there.
by torker
Jul 08 2017 8:11am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Sub 10k Australian retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Sub 10k Australian retrofit

Just saw a RX7 for 500 in town yesterday. Love the body style. Sorry I am not good help. Are you looking for cars with blown engines? I assume that was the prob with the one I saw. Maybe put a wanted ad somewhere.
by torker
Jun 22 2017 6:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My first +50mph e-bike
Replies: 20
Views: 2022

Re: My first +50mph e-bike

Dogman is right . A big dd hub and 72 volts will do it . But look at MadRhinos bikes in his sig. Quality bikes , motorcycle tires , hyd. brakes etc. A lot of money for sure but cutting corners at 50 mph. would be bad idea. Check out pinkbike and post a couple bikes you like and the sphere will tell ...
by torker
Jun 22 2017 6:17am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5260
Views: 209448

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Seems wind has not had as much press in this thread ;) Here in Ks there are lots of wind farms in the last 5 years . Wind tends to die down after daytime so same prob as solar. Seems like we could do more with geo thermal. Not sure to call it. :? Seems we could tap into Yellowstone and Calif, Initia...
by torker
Jun 17 2017 9:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here, and I'm trying to decide on my first bike.
Replies: 42
Views: 4051

Re: I'm new here, and I'm trying to decide on my first bike.

I overvolted a 9c to 60 volts and 55 amps it was crazy.. Go with 48-52 volts and keep the amps to 30 and a 9c type motor should live forever. Just don't lug it up big hills.
by torker
Jun 15 2017 6:20am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Converting a FAT-BIKE to electric for off-road use
Replies: 33
Views: 3651

Re: Converting a FAT-BIKE to electric for off-road use

I love my 2810 = slow winding motors. Just make sure you fab some torque arms. Especially on the front. Regen will make it even more important, working on that axle both ways. Ready to see this machine in the woods. 8)
by torker
Jun 11 2017 9:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Converting a FAT-BIKE to electric for off-road use
Replies: 33
Views: 3651

Re: Converting a FAT-BIKE to electric for off-road use

That will be awesome . 2wd 8) As long as you keep the power reasonable it will do fine. Come up with robust torque arms.
by torker
Jun 10 2017 7:51am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Resurrection of the dead ebikes...
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Resurrection of the dead ebikes...

I own one of your old crusty hubs. Fixed the hall and it still works. You have awesome junk 8)
by torker
Jun 06 2017 9:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 252
Views: 23488

Re: Retirement Time

A job you love is worth more than money. That's what hooked me about construction, I just had so much fun making houses out of a pile of sticks. I can drive around here for a 200 mile radius, and go, I built that, and that, and that. Really loved building the roof structures where it got dangerous....
by torker
Jun 05 2017 6:37am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New Samsung cell 33G
Replies: 34
Views: 6543

Re: New Samsung cell 33G

I bought mine as a cheaper alternative to the high discharge cells. I use to run 50 amps on my play bike but now it should be back to 20-25 amps. EM3EV does good job/honest report of listing the different cells max amps for a guy like me.. Easy to figure out.. 8)
by torker
Jun 03 2017 10:35am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New build, Mid Drive or Hub?
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: New build, Mid Drive or Hub?

Only good argument for a hub would be price. They are very cheap compared to md setups. Also in the last couple years they have gotten better and lots of choice of vendors/manuf. now. I have always seen the advantages of middrive . Keeping the motor in it's happy zone. weight dist. hook it to any dr...
by torker
Jun 01 2017 6:39am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New Samsung cell 33G
Replies: 34
Views: 6543

Re: New Samsung cell 33G

I have always read good things about Cellman / Paul so I made my first plug n play battery purchase from him. Just took delivery of my second battery. Measured at 12.70 ah 33g 48v . The Impedance showed 116.43 milliohms.

I have not had time to mount it yet.
by torker
May 31 2017 7:32pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: large road legal electric go kart build. need help!
Replies: 200
Views: 15290

Re: large road legal electric go kart build. need help!

Check out Recumpence belt drive here. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... t#p1249186

I am no good at linking this stuff. He makes a gear reduction unit using gates belts I think.
by torker
May 30 2017 6:02am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: large road legal electric go kart build. need help!
Replies: 200
Views: 15290

Re: large road legal electric go kart build. need help!

Maybe get an infrared thermometer and shoot that gear after a run. Awesome you took your dad for dinner ..
by torker
May 29 2017 9:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: New build, Mid Drive or Hub?
Replies: 22
Views: 1969

Re: New build, Mid Drive or Hub?

Also the lighter gearmotor on rough roads should ride better. Heavy dd motors on rough is hard on parts, tires, arse etc..
by torker
May 29 2017 9:05am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying newer, more expensive used cars
Replies: 34
Views: 3094

Re: Buying newer, more expensive used cars

Ditto on the cars being the worst investment ever. If you can call it that.. Cheap miser car with a good heater.. It is Mn. :)
by torker
May 29 2017 8:58am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing a picture to use as an Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Reducing a picture to use as an Avatar

I've had it for awhile. On mine I just select image - resize/resample. Then- Half- a few times and save. Torker, thanks, I tried downloading Irfanview but got lost in all the crap they were throwing out. May try it again when I have more time if I can't figure out the initial picture specs issue.[/q...
by torker
May 28 2017 8:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Townie bicycle is getting too many compliments - Uglify
Replies: 17
Views: 1811

Re: Townie bicycle is getting too many compliments - Uglify

1) That folks want to uglify their bikes.
2) That people have great ideas to uglify those bikes.

8) 8) That is cool...
by torker
May 28 2017 8:34pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing a picture to use as an Avatar
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Reducing a picture to use as an Avatar

Irfanview is good . Lets you resize by half at a a time and keeps quality.