know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

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know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Guy H » Aug 03, 2012 9:58 am

After riding my electric goped sport , my friend girlfriend asked me to build one for her.. :wink:
parts list:

*GoPED Know-ped frame
*6374 192KV brushless motor
*200A controller
*6S 10A Lipo battery
*8" Kenda road tires with aluminum rims
*signal regulator +BEC + thumb throttle
*shimano 140mm + 10$ right caliper
*gear is 12:65 , average speed will be 32 km/h

I chose to start with the electronics box until the rest of the components will be here
The box made from 200g carbon cloth outside and two layers of fiberglass 140G inside
perfect box! No defects.
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Update (4.8.12)

After wiring the electronics and batteries I need to place it on the scooter frame
To do this I need the deck (I'll cut it tomorrow)
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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Guy H » Sep 12, 2012 11:07 am

It's time for update: :D

The wheels had to be fitted to the chassis. In the case of rear wheel had no problem but front fork had to change...
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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Guy H » Sep 12, 2012 12:46 pm

The scooter work great! fast, stable and very quiet :D

the test ride was 5 km with no problems.
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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by sk8norcal » Sep 13, 2012 2:18 pm

awesome!

very nice conversion.
put up a video!

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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Chalo » Sep 13, 2012 2:29 pm

That's so much more braking than is usable on that scooter that it's probably more unsafe than not having a brake. I hope your friend's GF has a decent glide ratio and a thick, leathery hide.
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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Guy H » Sep 13, 2012 2:41 pm

sk8norcal wrote:awesome!

very nice conversion.
put up a video!
Thank you :D
I will make one before pass it to her

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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Guy H » Sep 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Chalo wrote:That's so much more braking than is usable on that scooter that it's probably more unsafe than not having a brake. I hope your friend's GF has a decent glide ratio and a thick, leathery hide.
Sorry , but why write such nonsense?
the brake is 140mm just like original IPED 2012 , you can see it here :
http://goped.com/products/Iped-II/default.asp

I ride this scooter for 2 days and the brakes work great , the scooter stay stable.
do you really think that 30 km/h scooter without brakes will be better? :? :? :?

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Re: know-Ped to Iped 2012 conversion

Post by Chalo » Sep 13, 2012 3:18 pm

Whatever you say. My experience with 140mm discs on small wheels relates to cargo bikes made by my friend Jeremy:

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He uses 12-1/2" wheels, about 1.5 times the diameter of those on the kick scooter. And he gets powerful braking, even with a loaded long wheelbase cargo bike that won't tip forward under any circumstances.

I guess you must be using particularly weak calipers.

The rider's center of mass is so high and forward over the wheelbase of one of those ridiculous kick scooters that a front brake is inherently very limited in how much braking (as opposed to crashing) it can do.

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