Hyena wrote:Hey Phil,
I'd say in my case it's because I'm using the bare male throttle pins shoved into the plastic female side on the controller and there's potential for wires to short together if you whack the connector with your knees - which I suspect I may have done. Laziness on my part for not finding a proper plastic housing for the throttle plug but I'd only intended it to be a quick test and never got around to fixing it properly! (was swapping controllers and the pin order was different) If there was no water in the connector on your mates bike it could be just a loose throttle wire (often a pin that has partially backed out of the housing) I've had them where you can plug a throttle into an already powered up bike (or a like above one pin gets pushed out and you reconnect it) and the bike will lurch away at WOT. High powered ebikes taking off without you can be no fun - refer to my previous video "when ebikes attack"
aaaand here's the vid with the postie.
I've seen them when driving before but never had a look up close at the Australia post ebikes. Small front hub and tiny 6 fet controller - presumably 24 or maybe 36v.
I gave the guy a head start as I knew the race would be over quickly but it actually got off the line quicker than I thought it would. I may have played things down a little when I said my motor was a little more powerful than his...
Yeah, i spoke to these guys about getting some hard to get parts the other day.t3sla wrote:The products are Australian designed and built, great team at the workshop
The Hadron kit with torque wind motor 8x8 now in a Norco A-Line worked out brilliantly for lofting the front, and only on the 5Ah half battery still, pending harness to bring both back together.Hyena wrote:I do rather like the speed wind but I think when my sea shipment of motors comes in I'll swap it over for the higher torque wind. This is afterall primarily an offroad machine and I want it to have maximum low end torque to lift the front wheel when I want (which at the moment it doesn't do)
It's cromo, so technically should be a tad lighter than mild steel.ROG130 wrote:how heavy is it in steel
Cool, and having the battery mounted at the back would certainly help with that, although the 5ah lipo pack would be marginal extra weight compared to these silly people running lifepo4deepfraught wrote:The Hadron kit with torque wind motor 8x8 now in a Norco A-Line worked out brilliantly for lofting the front,
That's so as everyone recieves their appropriate "kick-back".Hyena wrote:Thanks for the info on the postie bikes t3sla, that's interesting. The guys that got that contract must be laughing. I'm sure being the govt they massively overcharged them too! I know our PCs at work have to be bought through specific govt contract suppliers and they're twice the price I can buy them for locally.
haha I know how you feel. When I had 1 it wasn't so bad, I could chuck him in the car and still get stuff done to a fair extent but now I have 2 it's the end of the world and it's just too hard to do most things if I have to take them out. I can't get anything done at all, it seems they're always both getting into mischief at opposite ends of the house or yard at the same time and can't manage to get them both to have a nap at the same time to give me a few minutes break!knoxie wrote:been following your build with keen interest with my limited time, do you know I always wanted 3 kids, now I have got 2 I want 1 !!
you like to torture Deec, dontcha?Hyena wrote:New vid is uploading - probably be about 2 hours but here's the link
Thanks mate, I spent many months layed up planning my next big build and collecting parts. I was going to make my own frame and even bought the welder to get started but then didn't know how much time I'd have to actually do it so figured I'd bite the bullet and just get the fighter because it was a proven entity and I could just get straight on and ride. Well, almost, it's taken me well over a month in my limited spare time to actually build it up how I want it. I'm going to ring the feds and thell them my wide is harbouring 2 terrorists in my houseknoxie wrote:Ahh brilliant job on the fighter mate, what a nice machine that you have got there, so pleased something has gone right for you!
Neither actually! My latest vid is just using the standard gopro handlebar mount but the previous one is one I made with a large hard drive magnets stuck to a rotating base. Ironically it sticks to almost anywhere on the frame except the side covers as they're aluminium, but as you say the suction mount would stick OK to that. Now that I have a decent bike to feature in more of a 3rd person view I'll have to drag out and rework my swiveling gyro mount - the return of the Hyena Industries Spew Cam (tm)GCinDC wrote:what are using to mount? the seat tube clamp or the suction jobbie with all that gorgeous flat powder coat to grip to??
Yeah it certainly doesn't lift as easily as my other bike, the front end is noticably heavier with the triple clamp forks and heavier duty wheelset but if you give it a wrist full of throttle and the terrain allows it, physics takes overCowardlyduck wrote:Hyena, great vid mate. Love the air time, as I know first hand how hard it can be to get decent air time on the Fighter.
Pretty good, I love the midrange pull and I think I'll actually keep using this motor now rather than switching to the higher torque version as planned. I love the HT but it just lacks a little top end. It's sort of like a diesel in that respect, it takes off and is pulling well then suddenly runs out of revs. The higher speed wind is definately beneficial for evading these mutts that always seem to want a piece of me!How are you finding the HI40?
Is it heating up at a similar rate to the HS3548?
Yeah they'd be the same wind.My Fighter actually came with a HS3550 sticker on the motor, but I imagine it's similar to the HS3548.
The motor is only around 1kg heavier so it's not the end of the world. I haven't actually ridden one of the new fighters in standard configuration so I can't comment - I've only ridden a bomber and it's certainly much lighter and more nimble than that.How's the extra weight in the rear? (Even though it's only a few kgs)
thank god it wasn't as bad as what happened to methods dad.Hyena wrote:Unfortunately the camera wasn't rolling when it got away on him when setting off, going completely from under him and plowing up in the middle of the road.
bummer about the lens! is it the case lens, or the camera proper? if the latter, i got this response after chipping mine:As you can see from the vid there's a big blur on my gopro lens.
That said, if anyone can do, you can. Just take photos along the way.GoPro Support wrote:Hi Greg,
The lens of the camera itself can not be replaced as it is fixed into the camera.
If the scratch on the lens of the camera is shallow enough, a camera, jewelry, or eyeglass repair shop may be able to buff out the scratch for you.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Sorry to hear that I lost my dad back in 2003 to the big C I got in to ebikes shortly after and in fact it was a kind of damn it all you could die tomorrow attitude that made me buy my first ebike kit and I loved it, the hobby and all the people involved was such a great distraction from what had been a very sad time, ebikes and the fun that was opening up for me on them really got me through I tell you! its a great hobby.. My dad would have so loved the ebikes I ride now, he used to tool around on all sorts of motorbikes in the fifties and sixties, I have all these great pictures of him looking like James DeanROG130 wrote:fab vid good to see you and your dad on the bikes just lost my dad from the big c so him and me will never get the chance but this vid said it all thanks for posting it now i will have to get bikes my dad and me where working on finished and go for a run and have some fun
Sorry to hear that mate. I nearly lost my dad about 18 months ago to a heart attack but some major bypass surgery has given him some extra years now. I build his bike for him just prior to it (little FWD 350w 9C running about 1.5kw on a cheap $100 kmart bike) and he said it was a great rehab tool post surgery to get out again and do a bit of exercise without the fear of overdoing it or getting caught out. If I knew how much he was going to ride and enjoy it I would have made him something better to start but that leaves and upgrade path I supposeROG130 wrote:fab vid good to see you and your dad on the bikes just lost my dad from the big c so him and me will never get the chance
Yeah luckily he wasn't on it at the time. I think it was the usual trap for young players of bumping the throttle as you throw your leg over. He held on for a bit but it it was too strong and went for a fly on its own His arm was grazed and bleeding so something must have clipped him on the way through but he didn't actually hit the deck so that was good.GCinDC wrote:thank god it wasn't as bad as what happened to methods dad.
Nope, the actual convex camera lens itself unfortunately. I read online the lens is loctited on pretty good but if you heat it up and use alot of persuasion they can be removed, then they're fairly standard thread to replace. I'm willing to bet a large sum of money the replacement lens I've bought will sit a little too far out from the camera body to fit the waterproof case but if I can salvage the camera at all I'll be happy. I guess it's not too bad as is for ebike videos where alot is road and you don't notice the detail anyway but it's more noticable if you pan around or have other detail you're trying to look at. Maybe I shouldn't risk killing it all together...bummer about the lens! is it the case lens, or the camera proper?
Heh yeah I normally have a 3 speed switch on mine but it broke when my bike fell over the other day (I leaned it on a glass window at a shop not realising it was actually a really long sliding glass door!) That helps tame it alot of people start out in 30% mode.Dueling bikes is sweet! I'm just getting there myself. Now I can show my guests to proper hospitality (but hopefully not the 'hospital' part of that)
Yeah my dad has pics from the late 60s early 70s when he used to ride bikes too - a triumph 650 I think which he says had the power:weight ratio of a jumbo jetknoxie wrote:My dad would have so loved the ebikes I ride now, he used to tool around on all sorts of motorbikes in the fifties and sixties, I have all these great pictures of him looking like James Dean