Today went good !
I sold my e-BMX last night so i'm now using the RC
bike as my daily driver. the 36v 40ah pack is just the ticket as it gets me to work and back home on 12ah worth, that's good for these old packs. running on 34~36 v under load, not as zippy as the PSI at 44v but gets the job done for now.
The drive is settling in, chain has worn it's way clear of the frame !!
nice slice of aluminum now gone near the bottom bracket but i'm not worried about it, plenty of meat left.
I find that running at aprox 75% throttle and adjusting the Nuvinci to keep myself in the 30 to 50 amp range works best, full throttle just burns up more amps needlessly.
One hell of an attention getter tho, like wow.. everywhere i go i'm stopped and interrogated about the bike, i've repeated myself so many times i now have a dialogue memorized lol..
On my way home, went thru the local nature park to test the drive on a paved ramp, as i get to the bottom of the hill ( aprox 50ft of very steep stuff ) i have to try and quantify this but lets just say most kids on bicyles stand on the pedals and make it up with a running start but 50% of those i've watched go up the hill get half way up and get off the bike to walk the rest of the way ( the type that have not grasped the concept of shifting gears before hitting the hill. )
Anyways.. i get to the bottom and on my left i spot a dozen kids on a school outing who by now have quit listening to the teacher and are staring at me with funny grins on their faces.. so of course i really don't want to snap a chain or stall up the hill..
so i roll up slowly to the hill and turn on the power.. zzzzzZZZZZZZzzZZZZZZ up i go in lowest possible gear range and 70 amps all the way to the top! phew !
On the BMX i could have gone up and down that hill on a wheelie and barely get a 2nd look.. on this bike it's complete oposite.
Needs Lipo.. i'm so itching to jump onboard.. must resist..*puts visa back in wallet