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by SoSauty
Feb 13 2012 3:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

Hey Alan, I hope you don't mind me answering your PM on the thread here. Your questions sound pretty universal. For me the beef jerky was great, a slow protein to burn. However, I'm borderline diebetic so starches and carbs spike and crash for me. The riders mostly depended on drinks, I think 1 was ...
by SoSauty
Feb 13 2012 12:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

Edward Lyen is your man. The 24V guy has some sort of special setup, never did get a close up look. 7:30am had Ed & I tucked up under the signup shelter drearly eyeing a somewhat heavy mist. Departures started around 8am but too wet for electrics. Met Mr.Bill, last yr.s 24V pacesetter, but he was 5w...
by SoSauty
Feb 09 2012 12:12am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

Pretty impressive local for a bike ride. The road except for a few spackled places is in very good shape, no potholes. Saw maybe a dozen cars during today's (2/8) 4hr trek, many of those due to parents picking up their kids at a tiny 3-4 room school house. A few spots tucked in close to the small mo...
by SoSauty
Feb 04 2012 11:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

CntrlBox2.jpg Got the bike together today thanks to a speedy controller shipped from Ed Lyen in 2 days flat. Bought this ebike as I enjoyed its' character and roomy frame. First stripped out 3lbs. of wiring, next crafted several aluminum batt boxes, and today fitted a MarkII 48V 20A sensorless cont...
by SoSauty
Feb 02 2012 12:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

Oh man, a stomach virus really knocked me down but it's a go now. Weird, the little BaFang turns out to be sensorless and don't know that I have such a controller. But with other motors should be able to work something out. After pulling weeds in the yard today I finished the batt harnesses. There's...
by SoSauty
Feb 01 2012 1:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Quality throttle?
Replies: 27
Views: 1955

Re: Quality throttle?

I've never had any problems in 15,000mi riding using a half dozen inexpensive throttles. I've made 99cent cruise controls, removed the spring, ect. . While I had no problems with, and enjoyed, the springless throttle on a small cute motor, it's not recommended. Lately I've considered seeing my congr...
by SoSauty
Jan 26 2012 3:03pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2012)
Replies: 106
Views: 10626

Re: Race Role Call - 102 Miles Enduro in California (02-11-2

Hey Lyen, (or anyone that can use 'em) I've an extra pair of NanoTec 6S 6000mAhr lipos in case you want to run with 1.8K over 1.5K. They have the std 4mm bullet connectors though I've shortened the leads to about 2". I'll bring 'em Feb11 regardless. Been down with a virus a few days but have the bik...
by SoSauty
Jan 24 2012 4:35pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ebike bow hunting - Alabama style + Zero hunting motorcycle
Replies: 42
Views: 3211

Re: ebike bow hunting - Alabama style + Zero hunting motorcy

Experience speaks volumes. Too bad few kidos here in Kalifornia can't auditorially distinguish between an elk in rut and the scream of cougar, or a chainsaw from a scooter. (Actual teacher comparison I made with a new Tennessee child in my CA class). The lions are not only a problem in Kalifornia su...
by SoSauty
Jan 21 2012 12:21pm
Forum: Polls & Surveys
Topic: MBR Rules & Regulations - Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 4418

Re: MBR Rules & Regulations - Tires

From Motorized Bike forum, Sept 2011: MotorBicycleRacing Re: So Cal Race on Oct. 22 at Grange -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the few race rules is no motorcycle tires. Here is an update allowing 20" Pirelli ML 75 tires to be used. etard # 101 ...
by SoSauty
Jan 17 2012 1:59pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45424

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race T

Yes, moped 2.5" Pirelli's are cool. Seems a cautious approach to approving safer non-bicycle tires has caused uncertainty. There is a tight rope act to somewhat keep these events motored "bicycle" while still allowing those pushing the envelope of innovation a proving ground. Safe tires are encoura...
by SoSauty
Jan 16 2012 12:39am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45424

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race T

April 7th is coming up quick. Ed, Dan, Dave, Emanuel, Nicobie, and any interested racers , don't forget the new entry level class. Lo-power e-bikes get to run with small 4strokes. Just about any bike running under 2K power is suited: This class is for: - novices wanting to run their street bikes, - ...
by SoSauty
Jan 14 2012 12:17am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race Track
Replies: 283
Views: 45424

Re: SoCal Motor Bicycle Race Sat Oct 22nd 2011 Grange Race T

Com-on Todd, I'll be racing my old commuter bike, 20Amp no-name controller, nearly dead 37V Lith-mg batt, bald back tire, chewing gum stuck 'tween the knobbies on front, cute motor with wobbly bearings, square wheels from hitting potholes in the dark, and freewheel stuck in hi-gear :wink: Bet'cha ca...
by SoSauty
Jan 08 2012 11:43pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: BaFang vs Cute 128 motors
Replies: 41
Views: 6681

Re: BaFang vs Cute 128 motors

Just got to run the Cute w/ 48V batt on several 27 mile runs the 1st week of Jan/2012. With a 30A controller and 48V, the little motor wanted to cut loose. But with feeble sounding nylon gears I only let it run full throttle on 1 level 250yd stretch. Except for a few redlights getting to the bike pa...
by SoSauty
Jan 03 2012 3:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Bafang at 96V: Would that work?
Replies: 81
Views: 6311

Re: Bafang at 96V: Would that work?

I'm skeptical as to linking your early metioned batts in series. But ditto on buying the 36V motor, use higher volts for 20". Seems the China sellers don't know their product other than reading their own website. 96volts/30+mph is getting up a little in the danger zone for a basic motor that can per...
by SoSauty
Nov 04 2011 7:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Summation to ES and Open Advisement

I'm jumping in and concluding the orginal topic from pages 1-3. Thanks to everyone who chipped in (pages 1-3). Thought I’d give everyone an opportune to openly voice their concerns. Every individual perspective was informative. Here’s a summative list of the concepts you no doubt have already read a...
by SoSauty
Nov 02 2011 9:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Re: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes

Something like this? 48" X 60" scale up to 500lbs http://us.mt.com/us/en/home/products/Industrial_Weighing_Solutions/floor_pit_palette_scales/deckmate/Deckmate_Floor_Scale_MS_0409.html Let's see, do the ladies have to divulge their weight? Much of the bike weight or bike/rider weight ratio idea is p...
by SoSauty
Nov 02 2011 7:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Re: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes

Thanks Ed (Evoforce) for representing us e-bikers at Tucson. By imprinting me a new nickname you know why I regretably couldn't make it. I had to vicarously live the race thru you :wink: The reason this thread got started was a complaint that I hadn't solicited enough input before Grange and advised...
by SoSauty
Nov 02 2011 3:10pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Re: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes

Agree with you J64. Not to minimize HillHater's expertise here, but our sport is in its' infancy, decisions made now will really give direction to how it grows. Bracketing by lap times, would in some instances, penalize a guy for being a heck of a rider. Having a choice, I'd rather the limit be plac...
by SoSauty
Nov 01 2011 2:24pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes

Bracketing, (by lap times as I understand) maybe the most fair. Quip in if you disagree! At Grange, our top 2 e-s just about double lapped the latter 2 e-bikes. E-bike lap time speed 5 finishers 1st 1m21s 49mph #109 2nd 1m25s 47mph #116 DNF ?1m21s? 67mph #100 DNF 1m36s 31mph #105 4th 1m38s 30mph #11...
by SoSauty
Oct 31 2011 4:42pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23785

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Great stuff MBR. The small 4 strokes were competitive with the mid 4 strokes. There's a crowd of 200+cc CVT equipped HF now, good luck staying up with their mods. The e-s are finding ways to become competitive, yet only a few fast and reliable. What strikes me is all the classes have a pretty big fa...
by SoSauty
Oct 30 2011 11:11pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Re: Blended e-bike gas bike racing

Actually, hard to be serious about this unless you want to, and have not yet done so, prove yourself in the open e-bike class. Mobility scooter racing, hey, I haven't thought of that one :D I got to playing around with the hub simulator to see how low-amp a controller I needed to run a 2nd race with...
by SoSauty
Oct 30 2011 11:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Re: Blended e-bike gas bike racing

Thanks John, aside from a fun new nickname "Smoke" there's a serious side to this. I'm TIGging up some alumium batt boxes, my conveyor belt boxes were fire resistant but did burn and smoke. If aluminum boxes were used, open only on 1 end, that fire wouldn't have risen 6-8ft or whatever. The rubber s...
by SoSauty
Oct 29 2011 1:40pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bikes running with the Gas-bikes
Replies: 68
Views: 6602

Blended e-bike gas bike racing

Neat, ideas all over the board. Some point out a distinction 'tween hubbies and RCs. A batt pack efficiency run gets alluded to. Others address what about the gassers? Let's see, copper fill, valid in motor theory. Wonder if anyone knows if applying copper/iron mass for outrunner/inrunners is apples...
by SoSauty
Oct 28 2011 6:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!
Replies: 248
Views: 23785

Re: SoCal Grange Race Roll Call!!!! Congrats PaulD!!!

Thread derailment, I'll PM you Thud and let the glory of Paul_Ds win return. Man, he's got it dialed.