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Re: EZip - IZip 20mph Upgrade $20!

Post by DrkAngel » Mar 20 2012 8:09am

slats wrote:Yes, thanks guys, that makes sense. 3/8" chain would fit the 3/8" freewheel and OK on a 1/8th motor sprocket.
Cheers,
Steve
3/16" chain, not 3/8".
Keep us informed on how well it works! 8)
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Post by slats » Mar 21 2012 7:05am

Fractions huh. I should have listened more in school. but you're saying that a 3/16" chain would be fine on the 1/8" sprocket without slipping or anything.
I just bought on ebay from patsbelair for us$32 the LONG YIH Co. 7 Speed Freewheel 11-30t ,11-32t, 11-34t .
I'm running the ezip on ping lifepo4s . I bought 2 15AH for US$ 670 and put them in the curry boxes. Ping was really helpful with the wiring and advice with quite a few emails and pics going back and forth. my ride to work is 12 Km along a dedicated bike track following a creek and I've even started peddling a bit to get in the spirit with the lycra mob. I kept it to 24 volts, i was a bit nervous about cooking the motor.
Anyway, if the parts arrive, i'll start putting it together at easter .... if not then it will be July.
It would be nice to go a bit faster. drkangel, are you on 36v with your ezip and these mods?
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Post by DrkAngel » Mar 21 2012 9:00am

slats wrote:Fractions huh. I should have listened more in school. but you're saying that a 3/16" chain would be fine on the 1/8" sprocket without slipping or anything.
I just bought on ebay from patsbelair for us$32 the LONG YIH Co. 7 Speed Freewheel 11-30t ,11-32t, 11-34t .
I'm running the ezip on ping lifepo4s . I bought 2 15AH for US$ 670 and put them in the curry boxes. Ping was really helpful with the wiring and advice with quite a few emails and pics going back and forth. my ride to work is 12 Km along a dedicated bike track following a creek and I've even started peddling a bit to get in the spirit with the lycra mob. I kept it to 24 volts, i was a bit nervous about cooking the motor.
Anyway, if the parts arrive, i'll start putting it together at easter .... if not then it will be July.
It would be nice to go a bit faster. drkangel, are you on 36v with your ezip and these mods?
Steve
1/8" = 2/16"
3/16" chain is only 1/16" inch wider, should work fine with 1/8"(2/16") motor sprocket.

I am presently running 4 eBikes 2 at 25.9V (Li-ion & Lipo).

1. A 2008 Trailz with:
Re-hubbed motor wheel
16T upgrade
Long-Yih 11-32T freewheel
23 (screaming) mph, some assist to 25mph
3000+ miles

2. 2009 Women's Trailz (my "Stepthrough") with:
"Properly" re-spoked rear wheel
16T upgrade (required motor bracket "S-bend")
Long-Yih 11-32T freewheel
Big comfy seat w\suspension post & 2.125 Whitewalls (tough to keep clean)
20 (smooth-quiet) mph, some assist to 23mph
2222 miles (just confirmed)

And 2 at 37V upgraded Li-ion (recycled "Home Made")

3. 2008 Mountain Trailz
Big comfy seat
Homemade studded tires (at present)
oem 24-36V controller
23 mph cruising some assist to 27mph
3500 miles+ (most all at 36V)

4. 2008 Mountain Trailz
Big comfy seat
Added 36V controller
16T upgrade
11-34T freewheel
2.125 street tires
27mph motor only, some assist 30++ mph
3000+ miles at 37v "Homemade" Li-ion

I do plan on a 44.4V add-on pack, 30mph motor only. (30 mph is my max eBike target speed.)

My eMotorcycle, on the other hand, should be 65mph capable.
Projected to be operational by Summer.
Have:
Motor - Genuine ETEK 48V 150amp (8HP continuous 15HP surges)
Alltrax AXE 24-48V 300amp controller (programmable, 60V max)
8kWh Lipo "44.4V 172.8Ah"
Might add 11.1V "module" for 55.5V expressway speeds.

Still need donor motorcycle. Aero "pocket rocket".
Would like to pull 130lb of motor, transmission, exhaust, battery, gas tank etc
To keep oem weight.

Aerodynamic "fairing" will be built and added, will double range, at highway speeds!
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Post by vansingela » Apr 21 2012 7:26pm

I just purchased a 2008 EZip, but I am a little disappointed with the top speed -- I am looking at doing this upgrade. Is it advised to upgrade the motor as well, or is the southpaw enough?

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Post by DrkAngel » Apr 21 2012 10:08pm

vansingela wrote:I just purchased a 2008 EZip, but I am a little disappointed with the top speed -- I am looking at doing this upgrade. Is it advised to upgrade the motor as well, or is the southpaw enough?
This 16T upgrade will push you, from 16mph, to 20mph. (25% speed increase)
Removal of oem freewheel will probably be difficult ... motored tight for years, if bike is used.

If you have the 24V 450w motor, there is no reasonable, (motor), upgrade.

Good chance your controller is 36V capable!
Can bump up speed ... towards 50%.
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Post by DrkAngel » Apr 24 2012 4:15am

ACS Southpaw 1/2 x 1/8" 16T freewheel

Alternate source - with International shipping:

Outside Outfitters
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DrkAngel wrote:ACS Southpaw 1/2 x 1/8" 16T freewheel

Alternate source - with International shipping:

Outside Outfitters
International shipping is USA First class mail.
8oz, to Australia is approx $8.50, 12 day shipping time.

I decided to stock up, purchased 8, $111 ... (free shipping on $111 order! (USA only))

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Freewheel weighs 6.4oz = $13.93
8oz shipping to Australia = $8.46
$22.39 total

2 x $13.93 + (1lb ship $11.60) = $39.46 ($19.73 each)
4 x $13.93 + (2lb ship $17.88) = $73.60 ($18.40 each)


No! I am not associated with this, or any other, seller.
I merely enjoy spreading information about bargains.
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Post by RyanTo » May 07 2012 11:11am

Will this 7 speed freewheel work(I have the skyline but I'm sure it's the same)? It talks about a 3/32 chain compatibility..

http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar=pr ... 7874___818

If not is there anywhere else to get a 11-xx sprocket for more peddling top speed? The link someone previously posted seems to be out of date.

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11T 7 speed freewheels!

Post by DrkAngel » May 07 2012 11:55am

RyanTo wrote:Will this 7 speed freewheel work(I have the skyline but I'm sure it's the same)? It talks about a 3/32 chain compatibility..
Epoch 11-28T 7 speed freewheel


If not is there anywhere else to get a 11-xx sprocket for more peddling top speed? The link someone previously posted seems to be out of date.
Looks proper!
Epoch and Long-Yih are the 2 manufactures that build the 11T freewheel.

DNP Epoch 7 Speed Freewheel 11T Small Cog 11-34 Mega Gear

San Diego Electric Bike - freewheel and removal tool

6/04/12 - new link
7spd 11T freewheels
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Post by RyanTo » May 07 2012 12:37pm

Do I need the DNP removal tool or is that something I could pick up locally? I'd rather get the one off eBay but it doesn't look like they have the tool..

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Post by DrkAngel » May 07 2012 1:29pm

RyanTo wrote:Do I need the DNP removal tool or is that something I could pick up locally? I'd rather get the one off eBay but it doesn't look like they have the tool..
Any of these should work, 11T requires longer reach.
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Post by RyanTo » May 07 2012 3:04pm

Thanks for the info DrkAngel! The Skyline has been a great bike btw. Hopefully it's also a little better with a few more miles per hour.

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Post by anarce » May 14 2012 1:57pm

Great post! I ordered the 16T freewheel and I'm getting ready to mod my eZip Trailz. Unfortunately I couldn't find the chain link kit at the local bike shop and had to order one online, so I'm waiting for parts again. I'll try to take some pictures along the way to add to this thread.

I'm a little confused by this part of your instructions:
Two possible solutions:
1. Seal all joints, I used duct tape, to keep grinding residue out of freewheel. Grind notches down, about half way. Remove tape and install.
2.(Recommended method!) Insert a 3/8" standard washer as a spacer, clearance is very close, 1/16" might be enough, 1/8" thicker than necessary.
Do you mean 3/16" thick washer? 3/8" seems like a lot, and if I'm following you, you say that it should be 1/16" plus another 1/8" for safety, so 3/16" total. I figure once I start putting it together I can pick up a handful of different washers at Home Depot and see what fits, but I wanted to confirm.

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Post by DrkAngel » May 14 2012 4:09pm

anarce wrote:Great post! I ordered the 16T freewheel and I'm getting ready to mod my eZip Trailz. Unfortunately I couldn't find the chain link kit at the local bike shop and had to order one online, so I'm waiting for parts again. I'll try to take some pictures along the way to add to this thread.

I'm a little confused by this part of your instructions:
Two possible solutions:
1. Seal all joints, I used duct tape, to keep grinding residue out of freewheel. Grind notches down, about half way. Remove tape and install.
2.(Recommended method!) Insert a 3/8" standard washer as a spacer, clearance is very close, 1/16" might be enough, 1/8" thicker than necessary.
Do you mean 3/16" thick washer? 3/8" seems like a lot, and if I'm following you, you say that it should be 1/16" plus another 1/8" for safety, so 3/16" total. I figure once I start putting it together I can pick up a handful of different washers at Home Depot and see what fits, but I wanted to confirm.
1. Grind notches on old style freewheel, to allow removal tool. (One method)
Strong vise that crushes freewheel, then turn tire to remove. (Another method)
If you grind, plug all possible bearing points to prevent grinding residue infiltration!
(Tape, cotton balls etc.)
2. 3/8" washer, as in, for 3/8" bolt. ACS freewheel has removal "notches" for removing, requires slightly more clearance, between freewheel and motor mount bracket, hence the washer.

T-plug mod - highly recommended!
"Dean's" T-Plug -
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Post by anarce » May 25 2012 3:26pm

OK, I successfully completed this mod last night! Thank you for all the great info, DrkAngel! I rode to work this morning and was running at 18-19 mph on the flats with just the motor. I'm going to try riding all the way home (17 miles) today if it doesn't rain.

I took a bunch of photos along the way, so I'm going to post them here for other newbies like myself that might have more questions. Hopefully the pictures are not too much. I used the small thumbnails so you can click for the full version. This is on my 2011 eZip Trailz bike, and I made an important discovery re: the freewheel on these newer bikes! Read on...

Unbolt the six bolts/screws holding the motor to the motor plate:
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Here is the motor removed, now you can tape it to the rack:
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With the motor off, remove the axle nut, another nut, and a bolt holding the motor plate on:
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Don't forget to disconnect the brake so you can get the wheel off:
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Remove the axle nut on both sides:
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Remove the rear wheel, and then take off one more nut to get the motor plate off:
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Next I took the chain apart with a chain tool and did it wrong as you can see below. You want to remove three links: two outer and one inner, like this =-=. I took off -=- and then realized my mistake when I tried to put the chain link kit on it. Don't be a noob like me!
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Installing the chain link kit was a piece of cake. Unfortunately my local bike shop doesn't stock them, so I had to order online and pay 2x as much for shipping as I did for the part. :(
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What's this? JACKPOT! My freewheel has removal notches! And they are a standard BMX size!
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I got a Park Tool FR-6 remover tool from Amazon and it worked like a charm. Put the tool on the freewheel, screw the axle nut down on it, then grab a big wrench (I used an 18" breaker bar) and a 1" socket and spin that puppy clockwise. Mine was on pretty tight, so I actually put the wheel on its edge on the floor, sat on the tire, and cranked down on it. Once it is loosened, take the axle nut off and spin the freewheel off.
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Here are the old and new freewheels - same notches!
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Ready and waiting for the new freewheel:
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Now we're in business. You can use the FR-6 tool to tighten the new freewheel down too.
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Don't forget to add the washer so the freewheel doesn't rub on the motor plate:
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You can just see the washer from the side here:
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Assembly is the reverse of removal. Here it is back together with the new freewheel:
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Time to go cruising!

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Post by DrkAngel » May 26 2012 5:02am

anarce wrote:OK, I successfully completed this mod last night! Thank you for all the great info, DrkAngel! I rode to work this morning and was running at 18-19 mph on the flats with just the motor.
Nice job of documenting!

A few questions:

If you spin the removed, OEM freewheel, does it still feel like it is filled with tar.

Were you just lucky, the spokes appear to be "properly" laced?
(I've been 4 for 4, eZips, one side laced wrong)

Does your motor have the "C" insignia, or the inverted triangle?

(The C is the XYD-16, helically geared, quieter but with a lower top speed.)
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(The triangle is the MY1018z, louder, with straight cut gears, but seems to have a (slightly) higher speed and lower heat production.)
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Check your sprockets, are they still nicely aligned?
(My 2009 required bending the motor mounting bracket, to get proper alignment.)

Shifts easily?
(2008 is nice but 2009 shifter is almost painfully stiff)

Just trying to document the model year improvements.
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Post by DrkAngel » May 30 2012 3:29pm

It might be possible to correct a minor sprocket mis-alignment.
The motor's 9T sprocket can be flipped, altering alignment , by nearly an 1/8"!
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Post by anarce » May 30 2012 11:41pm

Replies to your questions:
DrkAngel wrote:If you spin the removed, OEM freewheel, does it still feel like it is filled with tar.
Yep! It's much harder to spin than the new freewheel.
Does your motor have the "C" insignia, or the inverted triangle?
It has the "C".
Check your sprockets, are they still nicely aligned?
Pretty close, but not perfect. I might try bending the bracket, but it's probably ok as-is. I need to adjust the motor mounting plate a little so that the chain is tighter.
Shifts easily?
(2008 is nice but 2009 shifter is almost painfully stiff)
No, the shifter is terrible and stiff. I was hoping it would get smoother with time. Has yours improved at all?

I rode the whole way home on Friday, and it improved my time by 20 minutes. I have a bike computer now, so I can keep better track of the speed and time (wish I'd had it before conversion for better comparisons). My trip was 18.1 miles and I made it in 1:11 for an average speed of about 15 mph. Not bad. I could tell that I was still getting some pedal assist from the motor at noticeably higher speeds without touching the throttle. The battery was getting weak about halfway along, so I resorted to just pedaling on the flats and only using the motor for small hills. The battery was totally dead again by the time I got home. I need to either get a second one or go lithium. I can't imagine the handling with another 15 lb lead brick on the back.

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Post by DrkAngel » May 31 2012 1:01am

Shifter stiffness got worse, if anything.
I am replacing the shifter and the derailleur with better.
I went to a 11-32t 7 speed freewheel and the oem derailleur is sloppy on the smaller sprockets.

Don't buy more lead!
Sounds like your last trip, likely, severely damaged your present battery. (Cycles and capacity)
SLA should never be deeply discharged!
ES-Wiki SLA article

Will be posting my 25.9V 20Ah RC Lipo build very soon - $170.
3x the usable Ah's of the OEM SLA pack ... at about 1/2 the weight ... in an eZip battery case.
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Re: EZip - IZip 20mph Upgrade $20!

Post by DrkAngel » Jun 23 2012 9:15am

I decided to try pushing the eZip motor a bit further.
My 2008 Trailz, has the older (noisier) MY1018z motor.
With the 16T upgrade, combined with my 25.9V Lipo battery, top speed is 22mph.
With some assist through 25mph, where it tapers to nothing.
Sadly, I fairly often sprint at around 30mph, the motor offering 0% assist ... so ...

The 11T motor sprocket
The closest matched upgrade, I could find, is an 11T sprocket with a 10mm double-D hole.
The eZip motor requires a 11mm hole with a 4mm keyway and an increased width.
I have a machine shop buddy working on it now.
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My object is to push the available "assist" past the 30mph point.
I do expect that the motor only speed, likely, to decrease but I tend to pedal assist constantly so not a bad thing ... for me.
Increasing from 9T to an 11T will give me a 22% speed assist increase, from 25mph to 30.5.
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12T motor sprocket?
Possibly ... ?
Pushes the assist to 33.3mph!
Might be advisable ... reasonable motor HP is attained to ~80% of top, no load, speed = 26.7mph.
With fair assist right to 30mph!

PS Am now looking for 12T sprocket.
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12T upgrade!

Post by DrkAngel » Jul 22 2012 12:46pm

Still waiting on my machine shop buddy to finish my 11T motor drive sprocket.

Searched till I found a possible 12T item!
Best of all it might require only minimal modification!
"Drive Sprocket 12 teeth for #410 Chain"
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Image $23.99/shipped

Multiple items cheaper from fancyscooters.com.
"Drive Sprocket 12 teeth for #410 Chain"
Most important ... the 11mm ID should fit perfectly.
"Spaces" might be easily modded to the 4mm needed, for the "key".
Small file work might suffice?
Probably easier to modify "key".

Projected "no load" speed will be 33.3mph.
Placing , my target , 30mph speed (90% of no load speed), near the end of the effective power curve.

Item ordered and shipped.
Expect report-evaluation within 1 week.
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12T 30mph upgrade?

Post by DrkAngel » Jul 27 2012 9:00am

Received my 12T upgrade candidate.
The all important 11mm ID seems usable - 11.07mm - can't get much closer to perfect.

2 factors require modification.

1. Width of the body.
OEM is 9mm, the replacement is 12mm.
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3mm removal with grinder seems easy enough.
Shaft is long enough to allow no mod.
But ... gauged resizing would allow precision sprocket alignment!

2. The inner shaft grooves are 3mm in width, the 4mm "key" requires a wider "keyway".
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Solution - rather than attempt an extremely difficult internal resizing of the sprocket, I will break out my dremel tool and grind the appropriate 1mm from one edge of the key.
Should be fairly simple to accomplish.
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Re: EZip - IZip 20mph Upgrade $20!

Post by D-Man » Aug 12 2012 12:03am

I put a $10 sram twist shifter on an ezip and it works pretty good. The original was junk. Then got wider handlebars and put normal sram grips also. Also installed a jumper wire on the battery switch inside and ran 2 packs of sla's in parallel. Wired in evp 12ah sla's. Thing did like 30 miles.
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Re: 12T upgrade!

Post by DrkAngel » Sep 05 2012 1:40pm

DrkAngel wrote:Still waiting on my machine shop buddy to finish my 11T motor drive sprocket.

Searched till I found a possible 12T item!
Almost ready.
See - EZip 450w - Re-Gearing for 30mph w/Pedal Assist
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Re: EZip - IZip 20mph Upgrade $20!

Post by Shawndr23 » Oct 28 2012 7:01pm

Yea !!! Did the 16T upgrade. Cruising at at 19mph now.

Thanks to everyone for the pictures and the info. I'd never have tried, and never succeeded without everyone's posts.

EZip Trailz 2012

"C" type motor.

Standard Freeweel removal notches on the OEM freeweel.

Yep.. Lots of muddy gue in the original freeweel. Bike coasts better now.

Sprockets out of line by a full 1/4 inch because of new freeweel being wider than original. chain made loud "grinding" sound when under power. Used grinder to shorten removal notches, leaving (hopefully) enough to get a grip again if needed. added 1/8 inch washer between motor mount and frame. Looks like is lined up perfectly now. Some - but very little - "grinding" sound remains.

Thanks again DrkAngle and everyone else. Couldn't have done it without you guys.

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