Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

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Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:21 pm

So I was lucky enough to buy Timma's carbon fiber modded Norco A line.
Timma (Paul) modded the frame to take a couple of 6S 4000mah Lipos and internally mounted a 12 Fet.
See Paul's profile photo for that incarnation of this frame.
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Beautiful work by Paul, perfectly finished carbon fiber lay up, however not enough batt capacity for me, so I added to the carbon enclosure to take 2 x 16000mah 6S Multistars.
This was a pretty good set up but still not enough capacity.
Please note my carbon work was no where near as nice as Paul's.
I can't find a photo of the complete bike but here is the frame, note the lovely Fox shock and titanium spring that came with the frame.
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So it was time to do a aluminium plate box mod like the original Timma work.
Carbon fiber removed

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Plate aluminium construction

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More to come soon.
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:18 am

I found a photo of the complete bike when running 2 x 16000mah multistars.
This was taken on a friend's cattle station 1200km north of Perth.

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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:06 am

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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby Rube » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Great choice of frame, what is the width and height of the new battery box?
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:18 am

The box is designed to fit a battery that is 130mm x 140mm x 300mm.
This is the space required for a 14S 14P 18650 pack. I recently had one of these batteries built for a friends bike by Cell Man(EM3ev) and put it into a Electric Enduro frame build. I purchased the whole set up from Cell Man, my mate loves it by the way.
We had the 14S 14P pack built with 3.5Ah cells, so 49Ah at 54 volts or around 2.5Kwh.
I'm getting the same pack built for this bike.
My mate and I want to be able to do an easy 100 km between charges as next year some time we plan on riding a 1000km off road track, called the Munda biddi between Albany and Perth Western Australia. We have a plan that will get us to a power point from between 85 km to 115km per day. So around a 12 day ride. I will probably document this trip in a thread here on ES as it maybe a first for ebikes in Western Australia on the Munda Biddi track, maybe not?
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby Rube » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Great choice of battery builder. Your cross country adventure sounds epic, I understand why you are aiming for a solid and reliable power train. Looking forward to hearing about your experience.
What is the colour chosen for powder coating?
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:31 am

Cheers, Rube.
I'm not sure if the colour has a name, it is a dulux gloss white powder coat though.
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:31 am

I was going to run Marzocchi bomber 888 forks but decided to run Fox 40"s as I'm keen to throw all my best parts at this build. These 40's even have the titanium spring upgrade I noticed the other day when I was servicing them.
It proved to be loads more work to get the 40"s to fit.
The Marzocchi's fitted this frame well with no clearance issues at the lower crown as they step down. The Fox 40"s however have a flat lower crown. When I fitted the 40's they had a very limited turn angle. There was no other way other than to notch into the frame. I so didn't want to do this after having the powder coating done.


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The three sided aluminium pieces are welded on the inside if you're wondering why they don't look bonded together.


Here is a shot of some lovely cranks I picked up for very little money at a swap meet.


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I might have to paint that gold bar mount.


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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby jonescg » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:46 am

Matt! We'll have to organise another group ride! I'm back in Perth now. I might have to borrow Katherine's girly ebike though...
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Re: Norco A line; Following in Timma's footsteps.

Postby 1000w » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:00 am

Great news Chris, glad you're back, would love to ride soon.
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