Ok, no pictures or videos yet but i have gone on my first electric trike ride !!!!!
Was not an easy, out the door i go, thign either...
After bench testing the throttle, controller and motor, i was confident it all worked.. so i plugged it up to the trike and electrical taped the bits on for a quick road run...
Plug in battery... and zip.. zilch.. nadda....
Now, this controller is an old 4 pin model throttle, the new throttles are 3 pin, ( the 4 pin is for LED throttles )
I lucked out when bench testing and plugged in the right row of pins.. but when transfering to the bike i unclipped the throttle and had to plug it back in.... ( more on this later ).
Alrigh.. so yeah.. it's now 9pm, pitch black out there.. i should be out riding but noooooo..
Fine.. get another controller from the dual speed 20 amp batch, plug that in.. with both throttle combinations.. no go..
ok.. back up stairs to the stash room.. i get a few more throttles ( I have a box of 50 ..so you know..
) .. still nothing.
Dig out the Lyen testing rig, original throttle.. i'm using both dead.. new un-used throttle.. works.. wtf.. ok.. fine. so i go upstairs and get a new motor ( 4013 clyte ) ..
plug that in but this time making sure to use the other combination of pins first time out and WHAMO .. we got juice !!!.
So now i'm up to my knees in parts.. shove all that over.. plug original controller and new now tested controller back to the trike.. a whole bunch more eletrical tape.. slap a 48v lipo pack on this thing and dress warm.. out i go !
Flashlight in one hand.. throttle, brake and steering with the other.. chain derails right away.. but F it. .. Y Pedal i say ! when you gots a motor !!!
aw man this is fun.... totally needs a thumb throttle.. twist is suicide on this type of steering..
Had no CA so did not dare go far on an un-tested 5ah lipo.. 72v will be plenty fast.. and 100 amps should provide donut making power...