You know, some times LIFE happens and gets all up in the way of everything. I managed to not ride my trike at all last year... not even once.
However, I am now in a position to make this work, I think (and start riding). I have decided to go forward with this http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicy ... d-pas.html
, but I could use a bit of guidance on what individual options to choose and why. I will try to be as specific as possible, but feel free to call me out on any bad/stupid assumptions. Also, if there are any suggestions that I do not cover here, let me know, please.
First off, I am sticking with a 20" wheel, since the front end is low enough already, and then I only have to carry one spare tube. Thus I am going with the 395 motor as recommended for the 20" wheel.
For the Controller, I seem to have my choice of a 25A or 35A 36-48v controller or the Grin Phaseruner 90V 40A for an extra $170
I know more A is better here, so I am at least going to get the C4835-GR but what I don't know is if the Phaserunner is enough better to justify the extra $170. It seems like it gets me the ability to use alot more V which seems to correspond to more speed. Since I am more concerned with endurance (a 50 mph eTrike would probably kill me) it seems like it might me prudent to just pony up the $5 for the 35A and call it good.
The V3 Cycle Analyst seems to be my only choice, so there it is.
I do not know if I need or want a Auxiliary Input (for changing presets or limits) or which one to choose.
I also do not know what Pedal Sensor Type I need or want. Part of this choice is going to be determined by my crankset and bottom bracket size, but I cant seem to get reliable info off the interwebs about what size is on my bike, and I am not entirely sure exactly what I need to be measuring, so if someone could help me with exactly what I need to measure to get the right size, that would be awesome.
Next up is my Throttle Choice. This is going to be tricky, because I currently have the 8 speed grip shifter on the right. I would prefer to operate the throttle with my right hand, but I think that limits me to the lever. There is alot of "will this work with that?" going on and I am hoping that I am not the first to do this so someone can point me in the right direction.
I think eBrake Levers for Regen seem like a great idea but the stock brake levers include a parking brake function that I would like to retain if possible. I also have 2 levers, one for my left wheel , one for the right, which further complicates things. Can I wire 2 Pull Tripwire, Universal Ebrake Sensor for Mechanical Levers in parallel so even if I only squeeze one brake lever the regen still works? As far as the parking brake, worst case, I suppose I could just use velcro on the lever to lock my wheels in place...
My bike currently has no rear brake at all, and AFAIK does not even have bosses to add one, so I think the rear brake option is out (except for the regen function)
Do I need a Cable for Motor Temperature Sensing, I mean it seems cheap enough, and I assume its required for some of the functions of the V3 Cycle Analyst to work..
The Statorade Injection seems like a no-brainer, so again, is there any reason I would not get this??
Last, I need to select a battery system. For this I think I am going to go for as many Ah as I can get (Endurance over top speed) but I would like to be able to fast charge it, and I would like to have the ability to leave the battery plugged in after charging to a charger that is smart enough to maintain the battery without cooking it.
So, that is where I am at, please help spend my $$.