And heaps of Aussies1000w wrote:I am glad I found this forum, loads of knowledge and great sharing.
Say, what current does the motor draw at top speed?
That's 2400 watts.1000w wrote:It spikes at over 50Amps if you give it a full handful while accelerating.
I tend to agree.Dr. Shock wrote: I suspect that a wide ratio three speed would be the way to go with a chain drive. You don't need that many gear steps with a motor. But nothing beats a test for information.
It all depends on your power to weight ratio. If you use a "monster motor" then you need less in the form of gears. As you go DOWN in power you need to go UP in gears in order to achieve the same effect. If you amplify things with a "peaky" powerband by restricting power into the top end (using a controller with an "armature current limiting" program helps) then you can make a small motor behave like a large motor.1000w wrote:I tend to agree.Dr. Shock wrote:You don't need that many gear steps with a motor.
I hear you.safe wrote:It all depends on your power to weight ratio. If you use a "monster motor" then you need less in the form of gears.1000w wrote:I tend to agree.Dr. Shock wrote:You don't need that many gear steps with a motor.
karma wrote:yes thats a sweet ride. im trying to picture it with a Chrome custom springer front end. and mini ape bars.
HAHA yes it is indeed hilly up here, Kalamunda rd Gooseberry hill, Lesmurdie or Crystal brook rd which ever one you take to get up here they re all bloody steep LoL I hadn't intended to take my future e-trike off the hill myself I want it for trips to local shops and from lesmurdie to Kalamunda trips mainly. I also will incorporate pedals to exercise my legs (i mentioned i was a paraplegic in intial post...in fact im classified as incomplete-para and have leg movement from knees up albeit very weak, i thought cycling might strengthen what working muscles i do have as well as helping with the daily painful spasms associated with spinal trauma) Ubfortunately i think a trike with 4inch back rims and a 45 degree rake might attract a lil attention even if its just out of curiosity LoL Pretty confident i'll talk my way around it though ::fingers crossed::1000w wrote:Aussie Jester, it is a small world, I can see why you want a big motor, Lesmurdie is a very hilly area. I would love to see a ebike get up Kalamunda hill.
I haven't had any un-wanted attention from the local Police yet, fingers crossed.
karma, I like the idea of a Chrome custom springer front end and I have been eyeing off the ones Aussie Jester posted a picture of for a while.
When the funds are available it may happen. I am doing disc brakes and ping batt first.
I had no probs with Cyclone. The only hold up was with customs. They decided it looked expensive and maybe some duty was due, ie anything over $1000AU duty has to be payed. I had to go out in person to the postal depot near the international airport with a paypal receipt proving it was under $1000 and then I could take it home.AussieJester wrote:I did also wish to ask was there a great delay from http://www.cyclone-tw.com/order.htm when you ordered your motor and controller? Always a lil wary of dealing with asian suppliers online have seen and heard of some shonky dealings particularly with China :-S
Good point hadnt given that much thought TBH the "cool" factor sort of clouded the judgment there me thinkz hehe Maybe i should consider reducing the rake of the head tube on this frame i designed from 45 degrees and have another think about acquiring some mountain bike forks :-S Cheers for the additional info anywayz bud...look forward to seeing the updates on your ride1000w wrote:AussieJester wrote: The only thing is that they look very heavy.
Yes, forks off a 20" kids huffy mountain bike that I picked up for $10 at a garage sale.AussieJester wrote:Looks like a pair of front forks were used?
I like working with ally, I make brackets and assorted bits a pieces. I wish I could justify the different cylinder of shielding gas, roll of wire and hand piece liner for my mig welder. All that cost too much for the amount of ally welding I would do in a year.AussieJester wrote:By the look of the wheel on the grinder you been doing a fair whack of aluminum polishing to?
Yeah it is nice to work with, I also use a fair whack of ali along with perspex, I have been quite heavily involved in PC case modding for many years now, my latest creation is all ali with custom perspex work-->1000w wrote: I like working with ally
Thats some serious looking PC stuff. Is that water cooling I see? Nice one!!AussieJester wrote:Yeah it is nice to work with, I also use a fair whack of ali along with perspex, I have been quite heavily involved in PC case modding for many years now, my latest creation is all ali with custom perspex work-->
The top tube is 35mm OD, not sure of the thickness. I am looking at disc brakes and a custom pad on the sissybar.AussieJester wrote:Have you any future 'improvement' in mind for your cruiser (aside of course for the lipo batteries)
EDIT: I also wanted to ask what size tubing you have used for the top tube ie. -->
There is a far bit of empty space inside the controller, maybe you could change the enclosure.Dee Jay wrote:The Cyclone controller is a bit too chunky for me though. I hope they scale it down one day.
Dee Jay wrote:As for the big rear sprocket, did that come with the Cyclone kit ( freewheeling crank sprocket?) If not where did you get it? How many teeth is it? I want to install it on the disc brake side of a hub. And how fast would I go on my 20" without internal gearing like yours?
The 1000w cyclone is gearless.Dee Jay wrote:EDIT: This motor is gearless, yes? It doesn't say on the website