Went for a ~20+ mile ride today all over town in no one direction on my metro. Ended up taking both batteries on the trip but did not burn either one down too far. Thank the deities for google maps on the andriod enabled phone or I would still be lost. I rode for a while on the primary battery then switched to the other. I ended up having to call it a day when my backpack could fit no more items and my belly was full.
Things I noticed.
* The ebike feels a bit more weighted down with the extra pack on the back, which actually made for a nicer ride on the bad roads with the full body suspension as long as you hit the bumps fast.
* Having a proper CA vs these 3 stop light leds would be quite helpful in me judging how far I can really go.
** A friend of mine in the Vancouver, BC area where the CA's are made told me about a new version they were working on that blows the existing one away a few months ago. But I've yet to see anything hit the market and he has no more inside info towards that topic. Holding out is hard.
* Getting my catseye speedometer adjusted for the wheel size has been tricky.
* Trying to figure out how to film my travels w/o getting myself killed is nearly impossible. How do you guys strap a camera to you and travel?
* The brakes need to be adjusted every week.
* The featues the bike provides by default make it hard to even consider buying another lower quality but faster ebike.
* Anybody that thinks you don't get exercise on an ebike is sadly mistaking. I ride harder and farther now then I ever did w/o a motor helping.
* Need/Want more power.
This bike is built so well that it really need's a much more powerful motor. Even 48V might not be enough. 48VDC@750 watt is what it seems like it should of been shipped with by default.
I want either a 72V Motor (overkill) or to run these batteries to they yeild 72V then step it back down via a switching power supply to something more reasonable which I can dump the AMP's into. Key thing I notice is I want to upgrade the motor w/o having to lug an area controller unit along thus giving up my space on the rear rack or backpack, as the whole idea for me is to transport myself and goods back home[NO CAR]. Any suggestions on motor + integrated controller are most welcome.
I'm willing to trade my Agilent 34401A Digital Multimeter http://www.home.agilent.com/agilent/pro ... ?pn=34401A
for the right motor.