Greaser/Board track/ cruiser project

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Greaser/Board track/ cruiser project

Post by paulstung » Mar 28 2019 7:08pm

Hi there guys.

I'm in the process of getting a shopping list ready for a greaser cruiser style bike, I've used a BBSHD a few times but really want to try a rear hub kit. I have ordered a 60v 23Ah battery, but I'm stuck on the motor.
Option 1 buy a 1000w kit and over volt ?
Option 2 buy a 1500w kit capable of the 60v
The 1500w kit I'm interested in is the Pedalease 2 in 1 1500w, I like the idea of not having a separate controller. Any advice guys ??
Thanks in advance

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by amberwolf » Mar 28 2019 7:40pm

The motors with controllers built in are vulnerable to heat damage (at the least, advanced aging from heat) to the controller. The higher power you run it at, for longer, the worse the problem will be.

Doesn't mean you'll have problems...but it increases the likelihood.

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by paulstung » Mar 28 2019 7:57pm

That's actually what has stopped me ordering it yet..

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by amberwolf » Mar 28 2019 8:00pm

YOu could check out the Leafmotor 1500w kits; lots of people seem to like them. See Neptronix's posts about them for various threads discussing them, including his build thread(s).

If you do go with the built-in unit, you can always change it out for an external controller if it does fail later on. I'm doing that with an ex-Stromer motor that had a built in controller that cant' be used outside of the Stromer bike itself.

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by paulstung » Mar 29 2019 2:37am

Cheers buddy, The 1500w leaf kit is actually on my list of options, but I'm very tight with money, and the £100+ price for shipping doesn't sit right with me,,lol

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by amberwolf » Mar 29 2019 11:17pm

I totally understand (I don't earn much, and I have four St. Bernards to feed...plus all my "addictions" (some people call them hobbies :lol: ).

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by aroundqube » Mar 31 2019 9:16pm

Please enlighten me , what is a Greaser/cruiser ?

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by amberwolf » Mar 31 2019 9:49pm

pics of assorted greasers and cruisers
https://www.google.com/search?newwindow ... ource=univ&

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by aroundqube » Mar 31 2019 10:25pm

Ah-Hah ! thanks

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by dogman dan » Apr 01 2019 7:11am

Thanks AW, I was about to start objecting to the word greaser. I was thinking of an Espanola NM chopper bike, and the southwestern ethnic slur.

Clearly the term now means the same thing as a board tracker racing type style. Like the gassers enjoy.

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Re: Greaser/ cruiser project

Post by markz » Apr 02 2019 1:41am

Well get used to it, it is all too common. I remember the first time I looked at BMSBattery website and the prices were cheap, then the shock of the s/h price.
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Mar 29 2019 2:37am
Cheers buddy, The 1500w leaf kit is actually on my list of options, but I'm very tight with money, and the £100+ price for shipping doesn't sit right with me,,lol

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Re: Greaser/Board track/ cruiser project

Post by paulstung » Apr 10 2019 11:08am

Finally everything is ordered, and the bike is stripped and in the process of paint prep. I opted for a 60v 23Ah battery, and a theebikemotor 3.2" TFT Display+3000W Hi Speed Electric MTB Bicycle E Bike Hub Motor Conversion kit. So hopefully a great machine. The first stock bike
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Re: Greaser/Board track/ cruiser project

Post by paulstung » Apr 10 2019 11:13am

and what I'm aiming to achieve, but because my chosen bike isn't as stretch, I'm adding a rear rack, with pannier bags, to give it a similar look
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Re: Greaser/Board track/ cruiser project

Post by markz » Apr 12 2019 7:07pm

Too much flash for my liking, to each their own.

I would try to hide the rear hub motor completely behind pannier bags. Then hide the battery inside the pannier bags, or one of the other compartments in your last picture. Then place the controller close to the battery, in case of batt in pannier, just behind the seat down tube, hiding the wires the best you can. Throttle cable should either be black and look like a r.d. or r.brake housing, or in a color that is good for camo. That is what I'd do.

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