Hi guys, a couple of updates
Firstly, I made some elastic straps with zipzap on the ends (velcro) to hold the phase and hall cable to the fork. The elastic is about 20mm wide, and provides a cleaner look than using cable ties. There is a drip loop at the cable entrance to the axle. Also, I miscalculated on the amount of resistance of the battery wires to bending (in bulk), and had to make a cutout to get the cover to sit. I'll make a smaller cover for this from fibreglass or plywood (haven't decided yet).
I was pondering earlier on how to cover the seat, well I painted it black and with the aluminium pop rivets it looked very cool, but my wife pointed out it would get pretty hot in our summer and burn those things us males hold in high regard, so I made a cover from stubby holder material, shoved the high density foam inside, and voila!
To make it legal, I installed a $4.50 warning device (in black of course). Also, the thick cable on the left bar holds the throttle cable, the brake cutout cable, and the rear brake cable itself. It splits at the fork so the motor cables then enter so there is only one cable back to the controller.
After riding the bike, I reckon the chain will scrape on the battery box in the lower gears, so I have found some teflon cutting board (3mm thick) from Coles at $3, and have made a scrape plate from it (haven't quite finished that yet so no piccie)
I have connected the D25 to the balance leads, but had a helleva time soldering the cables to the D25 and I'm not happy with the way they turned out. I used 20AWG wire from HobbyKing and it's just too big. What do you guys use, 24AWG? Also, living in the donga it takes time to get some things so a new D25 is 1 or 2 weeks away.
Finally, a couple of other pics. This is just to show how the reflective sidewalls on the Big Apples really stand out at night.
These show the relative size of the bike. The first is with my daughter standing behind it. She is 5'6". The second shows the riding position.
Just a note on riding impressions. Very comfortable position (I know it doesn't look it but it is). The bike has a tendency to fall into a corner, a product of the extreme-ish head angle. As an aside, it gets a few WTF, with the first encounter with a car resulting in the driver almost crashing into the kerb because he was so busy looking at the bike he forgot to watch where he was going
At least it means that people will see me, not ignore me