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by torker
Apr 04 2017 7:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1396
Views: 70946

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Still raining here ... I will never complain about dry weather again.. haha I think we got 8 inches in the last :roll: week..
by torker
Apr 03 2017 8:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: The Perfect Storm
Replies: 52
Views: 10482

Re: The Perfect Storm

Warren is the 1 % er :D
by torker
Apr 03 2017 6:06am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New em3ev battery question
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: New em3ev battery question

Nice.. I always wanted a ebike with range like that.. I am just getting a 36 v 15.5 ah with the newer 33g cells. I guess they call it a dolphin or bottle battery. It shipped and I should have tracking this week.. I use to use lipo. My son jumped on the bike to look for one of our dogs that got out a...
by torker
Apr 02 2017 11:52am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: The Perfect Storm
Replies: 52
Views: 10482

Re: The Perfect Storm

Been away from the forum for 2 or 3 yrs. I remember these. Loved them.
by torker
Apr 02 2017 10:38am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: 60% Of Americans Unaware
Replies: 32
Views: 2925

Re: 60% Of Americans Unaware

Ion82 had it right if fuel goes to the 5-6-7 dollar a gallon they will sell like hotcakes. At first the lack of range was my issue . I live 30 mi. from my job. Now they go 200 mi. on a charge. Now it is still the price. I have never payed more than 10k for a vehicle. If they where 10-15k Maybe I cou...
by torker
Apr 02 2017 9:02am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: New em3ev battery question
Replies: 14
Views: 1358

Re: New em3ev battery question

Cool machine.. I would like to see a better pic of that torque arm.. you make it ? 30 ah is huge. You should have some good range. That bike looks like my Rincon,,.. I am also waiting on a batt from em3ev .. 8)
by torker
Apr 01 2017 5:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Getting Trolled in the ebike community
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Getting Trolled in the ebike community

Maybe the "magic Pie"
by torker
Apr 01 2017 5:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Huffy Fortress 3.0 half fat tire bike.
Replies: 18
Views: 4273

Re: Huffy Fortress 3.0 half fat tire bike.

Still riding the Huffy? Was it really 79.00 or did I read it wrong? The tires would worth that :)
by torker
Apr 01 2017 4:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

For the geometry gurus do you think I could have this bike rear modded either the alum link or the mounting tab on the frame or both for a better / longer shock? Easy. Since you have a smaller wheel. There is a lot of room for any kind of mod. I have always been a K.I.S.S. guy. I was cleaning it af...
by torker
Apr 01 2017 10:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

For the geometry gurus do you think I could have this bike rear modded either the alum link or the mounting tab on the frame or both for a better / longer shock?
by torker
Apr 01 2017 10:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 135
Views: 16820

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

I like to pedal.. I just don't want to work very hard lol And the Kansas wind can be brutal.. :shock:
by torker
Mar 31 2017 7:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

I am not going for fast, I want comfort. I got my rim laced for the front. It is a Weineman double wall 24 " 90 dollars for that and spokes and disc hub laced.. I think I found my new favorite bike shop. :D But he can't cut and thread spokes :x
by torker
Mar 31 2017 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

That's why you need more than one bike. Ride the right one for the ride! This is true 8) Not sure I can do too much with my old FSR. Pretty sure it is from the 90s It is a stiff frame and it has a Rockshox Judy and a really short shock. I can change the fork. Not sure I can do much about the rear? ...
by torker
Mar 30 2017 9:23am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Quad / Crawler / ATV
Replies: 23
Views: 4267

Re: Quad /

So I finally got the girl to try it a few weeks ago. This is the first time in 16 years she was able to go out in the woods like she used to do. She took it very carefully on this first run but loved it! It's still some work left to do but now I know it works good enough to finish it. https://youtu...
by torker
Mar 30 2017 6:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1396
Views: 70946

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Of course I live right in the middle of that red blob in the spring.. :shock: As long as I am home I have a basement.. :wink: The town I live in was wiped out much like Greensburg in 1955 . Nothing much left and around 70 people killed. The man that built my house lost 2 children. My house has 14 in...
by torker
Mar 30 2017 6:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 135
Views: 16820

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

I built 2 recumbents and owned a Sun Easyrider. My Tour Easy clone I built was the most comfortable bike ever. I sold it to a guy that owned 2 bents and he loved my TE clone the best. Chalo may be right you can't stand up for the bumps. And they are big. So.. really that is how you answer peoples po...
by torker
Mar 29 2017 8:56pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Updated battery info 33g & questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1980

Re: Updated battery info 33g & questions

999zip999 wrote:33G cell. What that ?
It is a newer cell. Samsung 3300 Mah Mine also shipped !

Yeah.. My battery is in KC .. Should be here tomorrow..
by torker
Mar 29 2017 7:36am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Updated battery info 33g & questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1980

Re: Updated battery choices & questions

Little update.. cells are 45 milliamps That seems pretty low :D Looks like Paul is the tech guy. Is that Cellman? Also 1.5 c discharge recommended. Should be 25 amps continuous? . For 40 dollars the 18.5 ah would have good. oh well 15.5 will do. Also The charger with 80-90-100 % switch would add cyc...
by torker
Mar 29 2017 7:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1396
Views: 70946

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Yay after months of no rain we are getting it.. It should close the cracks in my yard. Rained most of yesterday and all night woohoo And nice light show last night, started before dark. If I was working right now I might not be as excited. Recovering from lung surgery :(
by torker
Mar 28 2017 10:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 135
Views: 16820

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

I have a couple questions too.. :) Are you the same Warren that used to frequent bentrider? Did you set records at Battle mountain in a velo? On the bike What amphrs is that pack. Also what size is the rear wheel? Is it a crown? I just checked back in after a couple yrs. with no riding/building.. Is...
by torker
Mar 28 2017 8:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing
Replies: 564
Views: 156163

Re: Show Us Your Homemade Battery Housing

Awesome vid. Are you running 60 mph? Love the Race Render ..
by torker
Mar 27 2017 4:54pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: la Nina rears her ugly head
Replies: 1396
Views: 70946

Re: la Nina rears her ugly head

Yay we finally got a little rain here.. Sat. we had thunder and sprinkles and sun all the same time. Crazy

Sunday finally got some real rain and more thunder. Pretty cool actually.. Cooled off about 30 degrees ..
by torker
Mar 27 2017 1:38pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

Haha Not sure where I fit in.. Always on a budget here unless I win big somehow.. My second elec build - the Rincon is ok but with a few back surgeries and reactive arthritis wth that is idk.. I built the FSR and went a little crazy with the amps and small rear wheel for torque. So I am looking for ...
by torker
Mar 27 2017 10:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

My dd in 20 inch does great for now. But it is heavy. I am looking for better cg and handling/comfort ride. I remember in the early 80s riding a old dirtbike and riding someones new race bike. It would feel soft but ride awesome.
by torker
Mar 27 2017 9:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?
Replies: 49
Views: 3083

Re: Worth it to get a “premium” FS bike for ebike build?

Thanks Rhino and all. This is the best place to ask this stuff.. I knew Manitou was not the best but I will run what ever I buy past you all here Thanks