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by Grinhill
Aug 10 2014 5:27am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Oh no!!!! :shock:

Bad luck man. It was looking very sweet in the 'before' photos.

Maybe you could still come for a look-see next weekend. Or have a static bike display. :roll:

Get well soon. :D
by Grinhill
Aug 05 2014 7:54am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: My unplugged ESC blew up and dumped me on my face @ 30KM!
Replies: 34
Views: 2475

Re: My unplugged ESC blew up and dumped me on my face @ 30KM

Sorry to hear about your damage. :( One of my belt drive bikes with RC motor and ESC has no freewheel. If it is not powered up and you push it along at a brisk walking pace, you suddenly hear the arming melody from the esc. (motor obviously works as a generator) I have not coasted along without bein...
by Grinhill
Aug 04 2014 11:51pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!
Replies: 1259
Views: 193118

Re: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!

Well done Chris/Pottz/Mike.

Is anyone else having trouble seeing the end of that second video? Mine just keeps ending at around 2:36. :x
by Grinhill
Aug 03 2014 6:09am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: bafang hub motor getting noisy
Replies: 22
Views: 3366

Re: bafang hub motor getting noisy

Ah yes, I should have thought of this. Aside from carefully wiping it down, are there any other ways to ensure there's no brake cleaner left behind to dissolve the grease? The marvellous thing about brake cleaner is that it evaporates really quickly with NO residue! :D Let gravity do the work so it...
by Grinhill
Aug 03 2014 5:05am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: HK turnigy vs batteryspace UL tested lipo cells
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: HK turnigy vs batteryspace UL tested lipo cells

I can offer some more anecdotal evidence about Turnigys. I've had plenty of Turnigy packs that have sat on my shelf at 3.85v for two or three years, then have provided a few hundred cycles of service. I find the Zippy packs are just as good also. The packs on my wife's commuter, which only does shal...
by Grinhill
Aug 03 2014 4:56am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Recovering puffed cells
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Recovering puffed cells

I haven't had success with de-puffed cells, I find that their capacity is significantly lower than their 'packmates'. Hmm, what a good word. :lol: They also are likely to leak, despite efforts to reseal. I have however had more success with cutting out puffed cells, throwing them away and reconfigur...
by Grinhill
Aug 02 2014 2:52am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Aussie electric superbikes Winton Raceway, Aug 1st to 3rd
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Aussie electric superbikes Winton Raceway, Aug 1st to 3r

Second race today, congrats on the wins Ripperton.

Catavolt's Alex had to get back on a bike a short time after dropping a Ninja 300 in an earlier race, well done.
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by Grinhill
Aug 01 2014 9:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Jay I have a 24" Schwalbe Big Apple which you are welcome to use. It's only done about 5 laps of the kart track from last year. Pretty flexy sidewalls but I think you can run them up to 80psi.
by Grinhill
Aug 01 2014 9:24pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Aussie electric superbikes Winton Raceway, Aug 1st to 3rd
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Aussie electric superbikes Winton Raceway, Aug 1st to 3r

I wasn't able to make it to this round, good luck to all teams. Catavolt is sporting a new A123 battery pack (last round they had a borrowed one) and a Fireblade front end to replace the Daelim one. Here's results of the first race this morning - pretty close between Ripperton and Voltron lap times!...
by Grinhill
Aug 01 2014 8:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: bafang hub motor getting noisy
Replies: 22
Views: 3366

Re: bafang hub motor getting noisy

A spray can of Brake Cleaner from your local auto store would get rid of the ATF and any other residue. But it's a pretty powerful solvent, so make sure you're careful where it goes.
by Grinhill
Aug 01 2014 12:01am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: My 2014 REFUEL TT Adventure at Laguna Seca
Replies: 25
Views: 4093

Re: My 2014 REFUEL TT Adventure at Laguna Seca

Great work Luke! Looked like great fun.

I've been a big fan of dp's blog from years ago, I remember when he was building the DP1 and the DP1e, as well as his tales of putting the V8 in the Ariel Atom.
by Grinhill
Jul 21 2014 6:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Going as fast as you can on 250Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 1852

Re: Going as fast as you can on 250Watts

Great work mate!

Where'd you get the dual brake lever from?
by Grinhill
Jul 21 2014 6:25pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

There were three entries last year, an Aprilia RS125-based moto (winner!), a Stealth Bomber (2nd) and my 3kW RC machine (3rd) so obviously a big spread in speed there. This year, I'm guessing maybe 5 entries but I can find out, so the more the merrier!!! The schools divisions are much more crowded w...
by Grinhill
Jul 21 2014 8:56am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

There's a clause about Lipo may be allowed if you submit a safety management plan acceptable to them. I'll be running Lipo in my 1500 class machine, so I need to sort this for myself! Main issues I can think of including would be physical protection on bike, off-site charging prior to race (bring al...
by Grinhill
Jul 21 2014 2:21am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

That Raptor's looking like an awesome machine, Hyena!

Are you planning on coming up for the Hunter EV Festival? It would be great to see it out on the kart track.
by Grinhill
Jul 01 2014 6:37pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Advanced ADAPTTO controllers and compatible products
Replies: 1573
Views: 226608

Re: The most advanced Adaptto Mini-E Controller + BMS

I sent an email to sales@adaptto.ru They replied with a pricelist, than I supplied my delivery details (including phone number) and what I wanted to order. They then supplied a proforma invoice which included their bank details for doing a bank transfer. It took a couple of emails each way before th...
by Grinhill
Jun 30 2014 6:41pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Advanced ADAPTTO controllers and compatible products
Replies: 1573
Views: 226608

Re: The most advanced Adaptto Mini-E Controller + BMS

I ordered a Mini-E plus BMS around 3rd of June, I received it (Australia) about 25th June.

I've been way too busy to even open the box yet!!! :oops:

Hopefully this week.
by Grinhill
Jun 30 2014 5:25am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!
Replies: 1259
Views: 193118

Re: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!

Great to meet you in person, Chris! Congratulations on the clean sweep, great for you to reap the rewards for all the hard work. :mrgreen: It was great to have so many ES members gathered over the weekend, and to put some faces to the names. Here's a shot I took during the dyno runs: 195s.jpg I migh...
by Grinhill
Jun 05 2014 6:20pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!
Replies: 1259
Views: 193118

Re: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!

Congratulations on completing such a sensational build, Chris. It's like a work of art, only faster. :D

Hopefully I will be heading to Queensland at the end of the month so I can see it live in action.
by Grinhill
Nov 06 2013 11:22pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!
Replies: 1259
Views: 193118

Re: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!

Hi Chris, great work so far. 8) I just happen to have an old GSXR in the shed! Bought it last week, it's a 1997 600 track bike. Apparently the brakes have been swapped to 750 units, but I couldn't tell you what the difference is. Caveat - some of the other parts may be ring-ins also! The measurement...
by Grinhill
Oct 24 2012 10:36pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: jonescg's NEW electric racebike BUILD thread!
Replies: 1259
Views: 193118

Re: jonescg's NEW electric racebike pre-build thread!

Damn, sorry to hear about that Chris. Good luck with recovering the bike. I guess that will slow progress on your build a bit. :( Apologies for the following advice after the fact, but someone else may benefit from this: I took a bike for a test ride a few weeks back, and the guy just snapped a phot...
by Grinhill
Sep 03 2012 7:38pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Australia:Hunter Valley EV Festival - August 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Australia:Hunter Valley EV Festival - August 2012

Well there were a couple of offs in the schools division, to be expected I suppose with 21 entries on a tight winding track. Paramedics were on standby though. We were the only entry in the Dual Seat division, so won Pole Position and Endurance race :lol: I didn't manage to get my bike running on th...
by Grinhill
Aug 02 2012 4:29am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)
Replies: 3900
Views: 504771

Re: Hyena's e-bike builds (now with HD video)

Hey sorry to hear about your accident man, bring on the batman suit.

Of course I had a quick squiz at that web site, and found this:
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a water jet pack for only $100,000. :shock:
by Grinhill
Jul 24 2012 6:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Myself A Welder For The First Time.
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Got Myself A Welder For The First Time.

The reason I wanted to go TIG was for fine, light aluminium work, and for joining different types of metal. I hear it is slow but accurate. Congrats on getting started in the fun world of fabricating. Just get stuck in and start practising on some scrap steel. Try the stick welding first, cheap and...
by Grinhill
Jul 24 2012 7:43am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: Australia:Hunter Valley EV Festival - August 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Australia:Hunter Valley EV Festival - August 2012

Unfortunately for out-of-towners, the festival is split over two consecutive weekends. The static displays are on Saturday 18th (I think Sutho's electric Delorean will be there). Racing is on Sunday 26th. If any ES'ers make it to the festival, be sure to say hello at the Grinmore Pedaless tent eithe...