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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby Kaño » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:41 am

NICE!!!! :shock:

What kind of geared hub you have there? And how you manage to synchronize that custom shifter with the clicks of the hub?

Also, what is your top speed?

Really nice bike! I love it!
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby nicobie » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:06 pm

Classic!
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:44 am

Hey JEB, thanks heaps for the great idea using epoxy. I have ordered a belt to do the molding and I have some epoxy ready to go. You are a champ.
Kaño wrote:NICE!!!! :shock:

What kind of geared hub you have there? And how you manage to synchronize that custom shifter with the clicks of the hub?

Also, what is your top speed?

Really nice bike! I love it!

The hub and shifter are Sturmey Archer, they come together as a kit. See here. http://www.choppersus.com/store/product ... Disc-SLVR/
Thanks for the positive feedback.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:19 am

I tried JEB's idea of using epoxy to create some teeth on my rear pulley.
The results are looking very promising, thanks again JEB.
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I have reasembled the bike tonight and had a very small test run, small due to rain, and the belt seems to run very smoothly with no slip.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby recumpence » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:47 pm

That is awesome!

The only difficulty I can see in doing this with the epoxy is getting the pulley diameter just perfect. If it is not perfect, the teeth will not line up at the joining point and the mesh will be off. So, assuming the pulley diameter is perfect, this is a fantastic method!

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:46 pm

Thats right Matt, the diameter being right was my biggest concern. To my amazement, this pulley was spot on when I wrapped the belt around, so I didn't have to revisit the lathe.
Matt the 9mm wide belt you suggested seems to work fine, however I think I will get the 15mm one when it is in stock.
The 15mm pulleys look a bit empty with a 9mm belt running on them.
Thanks for your help with this belt set up Matt.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby recumpence » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:57 pm

Well, I am glad to help. But, you did have some belt slip. So my advice was not spot on for you. Part of it is belt width and part is tension. But, with the tooth idea, you are good to go! :D

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:15 pm

Here are some photos of the bike ready for test rides, when it stops raining.
The frame needs to be stripped and powder coated, colour I am not sure, maybe red.
The wood panels are going to be a black carbon fiber finish.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:34 am

I just got back from a 26km test ride. I am breaking the battery in at the moment, so not going too far, I used 9Ah.
Couldn't be happier, the bike is super quiet, has loads of pickup, and cruises nicely between 35 to 40kmh.
I am sold on LiFePo4 and belt drive.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby boostjuice » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:44 am

Thats pure pimp. Better make sure you avoid wearing 'colours' and be seen 'associating with members of a bikie gang' or the stupid feds will probably classify you as one of them and throw you in jail.. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby recumpence » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:57 am

Wow, the quality of bikes coming out of the 'Sphere lately is fantastic!

Keep it up!

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby JEB » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:51 am

Matt; You did a fantastic casting/tooth job on the pully, great looking pictures!

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby fechter » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:16 am

Fantastic job on the pulley! Great idea.
If the diameter of the bare pulley was just slightly too small but you lay on enough epoxy to build it up, the excess will squeeze out when you wrap the belt around it for casting and take up the slack.

What did you use for mold release?

If you have motor heat issues, you could consider adding a small fan inside the box. I'm not sure what kind of air flow you'll get with just the wind. Hopefully a fan will be unnecessary.

It's going to look awesome with carbon fiber panels :twisted:
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:52 am

Thanks for the positive feedback guys.
fechter the mold release was an unlabled bottle given to me by Aussiejester.
I believe it was the type used for fiberglass work.
The weather is very mild here at the moment, so I have had no heat issues. I don't expect any even when it warms up, as there is a nice passage way on the inside of each of the panels where they bow out away from the battery. Also air can contact the motor from the underside of the frame.
The contoller has been nice and cool sitting up on top of the battery, the front is nice and open with the panels scoopping a lot of air on to the controller and around the sides.
I am leaning towards a red powder coat colour for the frame with the black carbon fiber panels.
I have now done about 100km of testing, max speed 60kmh, with no issues, so I think the pull down and repaint will be soon.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:19 am

I was at the powder coaters today and discovered that they had a new candy blue colour available.
I like it better than the red that I was going to get.
So here is the finished frame.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby kentlim26 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:05 pm

Hi Matt,

your paint skill is GOOD too. The paint covers very well for the joining, seen it as One great piece of work. Keep it UP!! :D :D

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:34 pm

Thanks kentlim, not my skills. The finish is powder coating done by a shop. I am really happy with the colour.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:19 am

Ok my cruiser is pretty much finished.
I have gone for a carbon fiber finish on the covers and a candy blue powder on the frame. The paint looks heaps better to the naked eye, the blue is over the top of a silver base and looks brilliant.
Here are some photos.

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby recumpence » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:36 am

Wow, one of the prettiest E-builds I have ever seen...........

Simply stunning!

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby kentlim26 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:52 am

Hi Mr matt,

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From 8 points almost completed Now you hit 110% perfert. how did you do your the carbon fibre finished ? i am deeply impressed by the total finished bike. excced the factory standard for hi ends ones. yes

You are the best of the best ones.
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby nicobie » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:48 pm

You did good!

How fast will it go? It sure looks fast :twisted:

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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby deecanio » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:38 pm

ditto the other comments, a simply beautiful build.
Its this kind of bike that will propel the hobby to where it should be :)


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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby 1000w » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:35 am

nicobie wrote:You did good!

How fast will it go? It sure looks fast :twisted:

Nick

Nick it does 60kmh.
kentlim26 wrote:Hi Mr matt,

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From 8 points almost completed Now you hit 110% perfert. how did you do your the carbon fibre finished ? i am deeply impressed by the total finished bike. excced the factory standard for hi ends ones. yes

You are the best of the best ones.
cheers !!
kentlim

kentlim I used 3mm clear acrylic with carbon fiber vinyl sheet.

Thank you everyone for the kind remarks,
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby nineball » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:31 pm

really a very nice bike......BUT.....can you ride it without ridicule??
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Re: Cyclone 1000w Cruiser

Postby AussieJester » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:10 am

nineball wrote:r.can you ride it without ridicule??


Soz Matt... but WTF are you asking nineball? "can he ride it without Ridicule"... I seen Matts bike its freaking pro, all Matt gets is compliments....

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