Postby DrkAngel » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:23 pm
DrkAngel wrote:I passed 10,000 miles, earlier, towards Spring.
Took almost 3 years.
On 3, variously modified EZips.
Yes, all 3 are still fully functional, including my Winter - Mudder.
Winter Mudder is a Mountain Trailz, modded to 36v, plus, a pair of homemade studded tires.
Done me good, through 2 Winters, in upstate New York USA.
Started playing with my Ezip "stepthrough", this Summer ... put another 1000 miles on that already.
It really helps pile on the miles when you can get 30-40 miles per charge!
3000+ miles w/ 2008 Mountain Trailz
Ran with original 24V SLA (16-17mph)
Replaced SLA 10Ah batteries
Tried 8Ah SLA batteries
Tested 7Ah Nimh, then 14Ah Nimh
Went 36V SLA - (23mph)
Retired to spare parts bin after rear hub bearing seat broke
3900+ miles w/2008 Mountain Trailz "Winter Slogger"
Bought immediately after first 2008 MT ... Pre-Christmas Sale
Installed 36V 25A controller-throttle + 1st 16T mod = 27mph
Tested 1st 37V 10.4Ah Li-ion (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack - too small! (overheat - failed cells)
Upgraded to 37V 20.8Ah (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack
Swapped to 20T oem rear gearing, added studded tires and designated my "Snow Beast"
Settled to 33.3V 31.2Ah 18650(recycled Laptop cell) battery pack
6300+ miles w/2008 Trailz "Commuter"
My eaBike ... the one I have usually pedal assisted
Changed to DNP 32-11T 7spd freewheel
Kept the high small seat
Added plastic fenders
Added rear turn signals-lighting
Added Kevlar belted low RR tires
Multiple 25.9V 31.2Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery packs
Some 25.9V 25.92 (Recycled LiPo) use (20+mph)
Tried 22.2V 41.6Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery pack - (17-18mph)
25.9V 25.92 (Recycled LiPo) - new cells! - (22mph)
7200+ miles w/2009 Trailz LS "Comfort Cruiser"
Put big comfy seat on a suspension post and lowered fully
Big Cruiser tires (Whitewalls)
Added 16T mod
Ran 25.9V 31.2Ah 18650 (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack (~20mph)
Built 25.9V 25.92Ah LiPo (recycled Laptop cell) battery pack for 7000+ miles! (~20mph)
22.2V 41.6Ah (recycled 18650 cell) battery pack (16-17mph) - too wimpy
Went 33.3V 31.2Ah for the clear road portion of Winter ... spoiled myself!
16T Mod - re gearing the eZips
Homemade Studded Tires