E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Rix » Jan 10 2019 10:36pm

tomjasz wrote:
Jan 10 2019 9:16pm
Take it from someone who lives around the factory and in a part of the country where HD shops are a big presence. HD has been into electric design for more than a decade. Not starting, rather they’ve been watching the economics. Or so an HD engineer reports. But if reliability follows their pattern, I’ll stick to building.
I resemble that remark, owning a Harley made me the mechanic I am today :lol: :wink:

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by tomjasz » Jan 11 2019 11:40pm

Rix wrote:
Jan 10 2019 10:36pm
tomjasz wrote:
Jan 10 2019 9:16pm
Take it from someone who lives around the factory and in a part of the country where HD shops are a big presence. HD has been into electric design for more than a decade. Not starting, rather they’ve been watching the economics. Or so an HD engineer reports. But if reliability follows their pattern, I’ll stick to building.
I resemble that remark, owning a Harley made me the mechanic I am today :lol: :wink:
Eggs Ackley!
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Rix » Jan 12 2019 7:41pm

tomjasz wrote:
Jan 11 2019 11:40pm
Rix wrote:
Jan 10 2019 10:36pm
tomjasz wrote:
Jan 10 2019 9:16pm
Take it from someone who lives around the factory and in a part of the country where HD shops are a big presence. HD has been into electric design for more than a decade. Not starting, rather they’ve been watching the economics. Or so an HD engineer reports. But if reliability follows their pattern, I’ll stick to building.
I resemble that remark, owning a Harley made me the mechanic I am today :lol: :wink:
Eggs Ackley!
We really need like tabs on our post, this comment deserves 5 likes.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 14 2019 12:48pm

I don't think it's so much about Harley watching the market for the right time, as it is Harley doesn't have a clue about electric bikes. The LiveWire is yuck. When you know what you're doing you create the market. When you don't know, you wait around for someone else to do it. I'm pretty sure when the first Bomber was made all the other manufacturers thought there wasn't a market for it. Stealth created their niche.

What Harley should do is toss the mid drive idea, and build a Stealth Bomber spec bike that looks exactly like this bike, and call it the XRe They would instantly become a major player the high performance electric bicycle, street market. A niche currently owned exclusively by Stealth. Equipped with a VBoxx, or even better, a Harley billet 10 speed pedal gear box (probably commissioned). $15,000 or more list price. If it was guaranteed to go 50 mph, and had a 30 ah battery you know you'd be making excuses to go by the Harley shop for a look.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by tomjasz » Jan 14 2019 9:49pm

Seriously! You truly believe HD CFO, CEO, and corporate staff are that shallow?

HD had a scooter long before scooters were cool. HD has been poking at electric for at least 20 years. The market is only now waking up. But given it’s filled with low price leaders, who’d not evaluate the market with patience and control. Maybe Sondors showed them run of the mill eBike buyers are clueless tight wads. I swear bot my Sondors buddies have their First Communion money. ALMOST TRUE. :wink:
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Cowardlyduck » Jan 15 2019 4:38am

Good to see people still enjoying their first experience on a Stealth!


No idea who this guy is, but his reaction is typical. :D

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 15 2019 9:24am

tomjasz wrote:
Jan 14 2019 9:49pm
Seriously! You truly believe HD CFO, CEO, and corporate staff are that shallow?

HD had a scooter long before scooters were cool. HD has been poking at electric for at least 20 years. The market is only now waking up. But given it’s filled with low price leaders, who’d not evaluate the market with patience and control. Maybe Sondors showed them run of the mill eBike buyers are clueless tight wads. I swear bot my Sondors buddies have their First Communion money. ALMOST TRUE. :wink:

I hope Harley will eventually hire the right people, but electrics are going to be a huge challenge. Harley hasn't had a successful bike in the last 70 years that wasn't a big twin or sportster. If Harley manages to succeed with electrics i doubt the inspiration will come for Willey G, and company.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by FL bomber » Jan 15 2019 12:45pm

My bombers new pack is assembled. 72v36ah 30Q 20s12p.
The bombers battery discharge connector is a Anderson SB 50 correct? Charge connectors are Anderson power-pole 45a correct? I need to confirm this with Patrick at Hi-C battery.

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Post by Jimboyr6 » Jan 15 2019 5:37pm

I would say that is correct
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 15 2019 8:47pm

FL bomber wrote:
Jan 15 2019 12:45pm
My bombers new pack is assembled. 72v36ah 30Q 20s12p.
The bombers battery discharge connector is a Anderson SB 50 correct? Charge connectors are Anderson power-pole 45a correct? I need to confirm this with Patrick at Hi-C battery.
Oh boy I'll really looking forward to this FL. I don't understand about having to hook up the BMS, I hope it's easy. I got my new zero interest credit card ready to rip.

The output connector is a Anderson SB 50, but my original factory connectors were Chinese copy's of a Anderson SB 50 that wouldn't connect to a genuine Anderson SB 50. Easy enough to swap if you have the old one, or one like your new one. As long as both sides are the same brand you're good to go.

The charge connector is a Anderson 30 amp

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Post by \ (•◡•) / » Jan 15 2019 9:01pm

Cowardlyduck wrote:
Jan 15 2019 4:38am
Good to see people still enjoying their first experience on a Stealth!


No idea who this guy is, but his reaction is typical. :D

Cheers
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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 16 2019 11:24pm

I think I'll go zoomy this year.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by bigbore » Jan 17 2019 10:39am

It's an Harley Bomber :D
Insert a little tank that loses a bit of engine oil when it is parked and then it is perfect :mrgreen:

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Rix » Jan 17 2019 7:34pm

bigbore wrote:
Jan 17 2019 10:39am
It's an Harley Bomber :D
Insert a little tank that loses a bit of engine oil when it is parked and then it is perfect :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol:

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 17 2019 10:36pm

Those bars are growing on me.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 17 2019 10:58pm

My bike has been up on the lift since before Christmas. Maintenance, minor face lift. and a new battery are on the agenda. The original battery served me well for 5 years, and over 10,000 miles. I'm sure it lived a hellish life inside that metal box in 100 degree Texas heat. It was pretty saggy last year, but I could still count on over 45 mph most of the time, but even hot off the charger it would suck down to almost 69v with full throttle.

When I first bought the Electronaut the thought of paying 2700 for a stock battery made me break out into a cold sweat, but I told myself that by the time I'll need one the prices would come down. Did they? I think they have.

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Post by 1abv » Jan 18 2019 2:25am

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Rix » Jan 18 2019 10:56am

Theodore Voltaire wrote:
Jan 17 2019 10:58pm
My bike has been up on the lift since before Christmas. Maintenance, minor face lift. and a new battery are on the agenda. The original battery served me well for 5 years, and over 10,000 miles. I'm sure it lived a hellish life inside that metal box in 100 degree Texas heat. It was pretty saggy last year, but I could still count on over 45 mph most of the time, but even hot off the charger it would suck down to almost 69v with full throttle.

When I first bought the Electronaut the thought of paying 2700 for a stock battery made me break out into a cold sweat, but I told myself that by the time I'll need one the prices would come down. Did they? I think they have.
My battery is a year older than yours, and its still hanging in there. I think I have gotten away with an additional year because early on, I had replaced the stock motors with higher stater turn count motors thus increasing efficiency when taking off or climbing hills at the price of less top speed.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Rix » Jan 18 2019 10:57am

1abv wrote:
Jan 18 2019 2:25am
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Good times there.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 18 2019 2:52pm

I think I'll get a new shock while I'm at it, and I want to lower it at least an inch. Stock looks like about 289mm eye to eye, and based of my measurements 285mm would drop it a little over an inch.

I don't really need all that travel for street riding. I think my Sportster only has 3" or less

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 18 2019 6:55pm

I haven't bought any motorcycle shocks in a long time. Looks like now there's only really cheap ones, and really expensive ones, and no much in between.

I'm thinking 11 inches, 280mm

It looks like it's hard to find a 750 lb spring. Most mono shocks I see are either 1000 or 1200 lb, or they're 500 or less.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Cowardlyduck » Jan 18 2019 8:30pm

TV just watch out you don't alter the geometry too much. When I changed the forks on my Fighter from 180mm to 200mm it somehow caused my cranks to start hitting the ground a lot more. Replacing the rear shock with a longer DNM solved it for me and ultimately I went back to 180mm forks anyway.

I would check how close your cranks are to the ground at the lowest point before dropping the bike too far.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 18 2019 9:47pm

Cowardlyduck wrote:
Jan 18 2019 8:30pm
TV just watch out you don't alter the geometry too much. When I changed the forks on my Fighter from 180mm to 200mm it somehow caused my cranks to start hitting the ground a lot more. Replacing the rear shock with a longer DNM solved it for me and ultimately I went back to 180mm forks anyway.

I would check how close your cranks are to the ground at the lowest point before dropping the bike too far.

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Thanks for reminding me CD, that's definitely a concern, especially if the suspension ever bottoms out. So far that's never been an issue riding in my cement jungle, but there's no guarantee a new shorter shock will be so lucky.

I think I'll buy a low budget shock first, and find out it the length works, and what kind of spring it needs. Any time I can switch back to stock if need be.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 20 2019 12:25am

I'm going to try this one, it's 10mm shorter than stock. 180 vs 190. That's really only a little over 3/8" but because of the angle of the dangle, and the heat of the meat and all, it lowers the seat height about 1 1/4 unladen. I'm thinking if the 850 lb spring is too strong, the stock spring will fit.

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Re: E-S Stealth Electric Bike Owners

Post by Theodore Voltaire » Jan 20 2019 12:37am

A super strong spring, and a super heavy rear wheel, what could possibly go wrong? :roll:

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