gilnet wrote:Whaaa...!what have you done?hub motor? HORN? KEY!!!I am greatly disheartened!Please ,be a hallucination from meds and 4am!The rat has turned into a chinchilla!ALAS!
dogman wrote:Heh heh, by the time I got through cutting wires here and there, It was pretty much a "some assembly required deal" Not much different than a dumpster find, and priced like it.
The tape residue on the light sensor was layers of masking tape to keep the light from turning off at every streetlight.
The tire is shot, just sent to protect the rim in shipping, I forgot to mention that.
Should have put some fur inside so the box would be more fun for the dogs.
We can rest assured, that Amberwolf will be thinking stokemonkey pretty quick.
Putting the 7 speed twist shifter on the left side, upside down was the way to go for me, and just removing the front derailur, or using an old school lever to shift the front.
dogman wrote:I found the really nice thing about the kit was the battery meter, which worked well for me even on lifepo4. On the pingbattery, all the lights would be lit if the bike was stationary, but while riding, the led's would give you a good idea of the sag under load.
The really not nice thing was all the extra length on the battery to controller wire. That's why I had cut the whole thing out of the system when I remounted the motor on a dirt riding bike. Suprisingly, it didn't affect performance all that much. I guess the wire size was sufficient for 15 amps. So if your wire is fat, you might leave it as is.
When you want to conserve the battery, just use the low speed/ high tourqe setting. It will really mizer the battery while still pulling great up a hill.
The new fusin kit I just recieved yesterday has the key switch turning off the controller, but not by cutting off the main power wire.
The 48v kit is definitely faster and more powerfull. The only drawback I had with the 36v kit was 350 watts was not quite enough for climbing the hill to my house very fast. The 48v kit has more peak power for the hills, but is still only a mid wattage motor with a 20 amp controlller. I don't need 2000 watts, but did want to get home faster in the summers heat. 15 miles in 100F you want to end asap.
BLUESTREAK wrote:HEY I LIKE HIS WORK, What i ment about someday having a nice bike is haveing a nice crappy looking bike that run's good and won't fall apart, I follow his builds and it makes me happy to see someone make things out of stuff that other people throw away, I have been doing the same thing all my life.
John in CR wrote: The problem is we aren't going to be able to maintain the secret. We might as well embrace that looks is pretty high up on everyone else's list.
Amberwolf, In that regard, for a friction drive rig...I'd of course have a knurled metal roller (I have several already), but for dual motors I really want one on each side sharing a common shaft. To me, that way no significant efficiency robbing pressure is needed on the roller, and whatever pressure there is, has support on the other side. I've got 0 experience with friction drives, and you've got commuting experience with one, so am I off base in any respect?
BTW, can't wait to see the final result of DayGlow2.
John in CR wrote:wheelchair hub motor battery packs...hhhhmmmmm I'm just thinking how much in the way of batteries I could fit near the rear wheel. Too bad I don't have perfect roads here like my house up on the mountain 7 years ago. Without the vibration issues of bumps, the only issue would be waterproofing, which is addressed easy enough.
amberwolf wrote:I am trying to work out a way to make a no-weld xtracycle-like addon out of bikes and clamps.
thatguitarguy wrote:amberwolf wrote:I am trying to work out a way to make a no-weld xtracycle-like addon out of bikes and clamps.
Have you started on this yet?
AussieJester wrote:they rarely broke the skin but MAN the crushing power even on a bite they immediately let go
of when they realise they have you bruises the muscles and leaves it sore for days...
Bright side you should have a parcel any day now to cheer you up...was sent when i said it would be, wont be far off
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests