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Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Jan 16 2012 4:09pm
by recumbent
Placing your batteries in a box on the front seems okay, but my favorite way is to use panniers (not pictured in avatar)

http://www.arkel.com has the strongest racks (with pivot) for full suspension bikes like yours. I'm always hauling beer or groceries on my bike and absolutely need storage space. Panniers have low center of gravity and hide the batteries from view. Just my two cents because they've worked well for three years, and are safe from rain.

edit: "Arkel" link is not correct, "arkel panniers" works though.

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Jan 16 2012 8:53pm
by Kingfish
Arkel Cold Springs Rear (correct link).

Agreed: This might work on your frame if the motor is up front. :)

~KF

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Jan 18 2012 8:51pm
by GrayKard
Just purchased a 3s 3p harness from icecube57. I'll use it as 2s 3p on my current bike to cycle the new lipo and range test. On my new build it will run 3s 3p and I plan on adding another 3s 3p harness later so I will have 30ah at 72v for when I need lots of range.

My frame should arrive on Friday. :D

I also have a few odds and ends coming from Grin Tech that should be here Thursday or Friday. After this I will need to wait a few weeks before buying anything major to let my bank account recover. :oops:

That will give me time to break in the lipo though. 8)

Gary

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Apr 27 2012 1:47pm
by icecube57
Whatever happened to this build or the harness. Ive been trying to figure out what happens in the field with my harnesses.

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Apr 27 2012 3:36pm
by GrayKard
icecube57 wrote:Whatever happened to this build or the harness. Ive been trying to figure out what happens in the field with my harnesses.
The build is still just a pile of parts at this time but I've been testing things on my old bike though.

Your harness is working great! Absolutely no issues with it so far and I'm using it every day since I got it. I'll get with you in a couple of weeks as I need some more bits too.

Thanks icecube :)

Gary

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Apr 28 2012 10:42am
by docnjoj
Your harnass is Still working fine, IC57, on my wife's trike. That was 6P andersons for fatpacks!
otherDoc

Re: 2012 Time to build a new Ebike!

Posted: Jun 23 2012 6:12pm
by GrayKard
The pile of parts that is my new ebike is starting to reach critical mass so I thought I would get caught up here.
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I've been using my wiring setup from icecube57 for about 5 months now with zero issues. It gets a lot of plugging and unplugging and stuffing into a backpack and shrugs it all off

Really happy I went this route as I also bought a charging harness from Epbuddy earlier and it isn't as user friendly as icecube57's. The leads are too short and makes it a pain to plug in 6 packs so it's collecting dust now.

Gary