DrkAngel wrote:7000 Mile Report - 2013 eZip Trailz LS
Passed 7000 miles about 100 miles ago.
Except for a brief sojourn with my 33.3V battery, 7000miles were accomplished alternating with my 2 - 25.9V 25.92Ah recycled Laptop LiPo.
I did test with the 13T motor sprocket with a 23mph cruising speed but decided was too stressful on my Laptop LiPo builds
Rough tally estimates 4500 and 4000 miles on the 2 packs.
Average of possibly 20mph+ - includes 33.3V and 13T sprocket tests, Typical cruising is 19mph+
Just did a metered recharge at .2C to 4.15V per cell with a 19.78Ah capacity on the 4500 mile pack - 1 bank dipped below 3.50V and needs repair.
(Am building 2 new packs with SONY laptop LiPo and will re-recycle present packs into electric lawnmower batteries)
Replaced OEM rear hub-wheel at 2000 miles and have had no problems with broken spokes since.
Built wheel with alloy L\R threaded hub, SS spokes and good rim.
Replaced 9T motor sprocket once, 16T ACS Southpaw freewheel once and motor chain twice.
XYD-16 motor has held up nicely but will disassemble, lube and inspect bearings and brushes.
If in reasonable condition, might retire to occasional use or sell on bike to occasional use customer?
7200 Mile Update#1 Battery (2008 dated cells) 25.9V 25.92Ah (4500 mile) got a metered .2C recharge from ~3.7V to 4.15V per cell for a 19.78Ah.
Early Spring 2014 25.9V 25.92Ah Laptop LiPo build @ 500+ cycles - 4500+ miles
Replaced worn motor chain (3rd chain) and noise quieted considerably!
#2 Battery (2010 dated cells) 25.9V 25.92Ah (4000 mile) got a metered .2C recharge from ~3.7V to 4.15V per cell for a nearly exact 21Ah.
Late Spring 2014 25.9V 25.92Ah Laptop LiPo build @ ~500 cycles - 4000+ miles
These cells have held up admirably!!!