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Post by Willow » Oct 10 2015 3:51pm

almost on the money Voicecoils..

Brake levers are certified for Moped class in Europe.... and kickstand is manual, but requires a switch to disconnect throttle when in the down position.

A Moped is allowed pedals. The other componentry you mentioned has not been questioned by the engineer - but are more than suited to the application. Handlebars needed to be a min. width to pass.

Battery sits in the frame in a leather bag bolted to the frame.

Mudguards still to go on (required for ADR).

S.

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Post by Willow » Oct 13 2015 4:10am

One down, one to go. Panniers for the new electric bike, the Grand Tourer.

Bike should be finished by weeks end.
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Post by voicecoils » Oct 13 2015 4:52am

Willow wrote:A Moped is allowed pedals. The other componentry you mentioned has not been questioned by the engineer - but are more than suited to the application. Handlebars needed to be a min. width to pass.
Nice, I'm getting really excited for you!

If your engineer doesn't question those items, I'd be keen to follow in your foot steps and see if they'd sign off on one of my home-builts.

Oh, and that leather bag craftsmanship is exquisite!

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Post by Willow » Oct 14 2015 6:33pm

80v 20AH pack installed. First run soon.
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Post by Sean9002 » Oct 14 2015 11:02pm

Willow wrote:80v 20AH pack installed. First run soon.
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Looks amazing!
Is this the bike you were looking to do ADR compliancing on?
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Post by Willow » Oct 14 2015 11:41pm

Sean9002 wrote:
Willow wrote:80v 20AH pack installed. First run soon.
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Looks amazing!
Is this the bike you were looking to do ADR compliancing on?
Yep, this one will be road registered - Moped Class, 5KW and limited to 50km/h

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Post by Willow » Oct 15 2015 6:11pm

Tank for the GT. (2-pac)

sexiest things I've ever made.
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Post by SlowCo » Oct 15 2015 6:18pm

beautiful work again!

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Post by Willow » Oct 18 2015 11:31pm

First attempt to get the bike running failed. Error " HALLS 2.

Going to swap out motor for another to isolate the problem, as I'm pretty sure I've done a mischief when installing temp sensor and upgraded phases in the Cro.

Tried a spare Mini-E (unused) and it didn't work at all. So it may be on it's way back. Also thought I had an issue with the DC-DC converter, but had just forgotten to install fuse. All other systems are go.

it's close.
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Post by neptronix » Oct 19 2015 3:18am

Some amazing stuff here.. keep up the good work :)
Efficiency is everything :bolt:

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Post by Willow » Oct 19 2015 4:32am

thnx Nptx

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Post by sn0wchyld » Oct 19 2015 6:28am

bikes looking sexy mate, be good to see some more pics.

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Post by Willow » Oct 19 2015 8:44pm

That one step closer...

photo-shoot Thursday arvo.
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Post by voicecoils » Oct 20 2015 3:16pm

Beautiful, I think you've executed your vision superbly on this build.

p.s. I like how you casually have that NYX frame in the background...just another spare Ebike part in willows workshop 8)

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Post by Willow » Oct 20 2015 4:50pm

It's worked out as I had planned - which is always nice... still a few details to finish up. A lot of work in making the tanks. Got molds to make more now though.

The leather is lazer-cut (for the most part) and hand stitched.

Another 4 bikes on the floor waiting to be finished for sale. The GT is already sold.

Looking forward to the first ride.

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Post by Seven » Oct 20 2015 6:25pm

Awesome work mate, can't wait to see it with a licence plate on it, am I right in thinking this will be the first Ebike registered in Aus?

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Post by Hyena » Oct 20 2015 8:26pm

Very nicely done!
+1 on the looking forward to seeing it registered.
Do you know if that moped thing is Australia wide ? I haven't seen any mention of that in NSW.
On a related note, I know you have to have the cables in orange sheath but is there any requirement for them to be externally visible like that ?
If you wanted to design the frame such that it's better hidden or behind some removable external covering, is that allowable ?
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Post by Samd » Oct 20 2015 10:19pm

Awesome work!!!
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Post by Willow » Oct 20 2015 10:35pm

Yes Hyena - The class of vehicle is Australia wide - though the licencing requirements differ from state to state. Most states you will require a motorcycle licence - whilst other states only require you to have a car licence.

Complying to the rules is tricky in this class due to the lack of available product which will satisfy the cross-over between a pushbike and a motorcycle. Brakes are one of the hardest thing to get right... There is a hole in the market for really good lightweight moto brakes that are ADR approved. Some Engineers will be better than others too - some will make hard work of an easy task.

Hide that cable - just needs to be sheathed in orange. Any high voltage wiring needs to be sheathed in Orange (even the neg side). I've limited ability to hide it - though the owner may decide to rip it off and reveal the nice black conduit that lies beneath. :wink:

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Post by Willow » Oct 21 2015 6:27pm

Politicians on bikes...

Happened to stumble across this picture this morning from an event from February this year

This is Craig Farrell - head of the legislative assembly in parliament. Bike is 2KW

"I test rode a Tasmanian built electric bike today.
It was brilliant and had no trouble moving the larger man around at a tidy pace.
Simon will be starting production on more soon. This is the future of the Australian vehicle industry and it is happening in Tasmania."
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Post by Hyena » Oct 21 2015 6:59pm

Nice one. You should have then limited the CA to 250w and made him pedal up a slight incline :P
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Post by Willow » Oct 21 2015 10:44pm

That bike is a prick to pedal on it's own.

CA stands alone - and no 3 speed switch. All or nothing.... but it's fairly tame.

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Post by danjpendleton » Oct 27 2015 12:08pm

This is awesome
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Post by Willow » Nov 01 2015 5:46pm

Article from today's paper - from the Sustainable Living Festival over the weekend.
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