As the Hub Motor Turns and the LiPo Fire Burns. Brakes and pipe dreams.
I was not happy the camera did not come with a memory card. I guess I can't record any video without one. I know it has a mode to use as a web cam but I am looking to take video onboard and in a parking lot. My main concern is the motor sprocket on the 1,800 watt brushless motor.
I will get the memory card tomorrow or Wednesday as there is no big rush as I dropped off the bike with the 1,800W bushless motor and 1,500W controller. There are like two or 3 Ernies bike shops around here and was headed for the closest one in North Canton but my GPS brought me to a different one a little farther away in Massillon.
They were not really busy but said they wanted to take their time with it especially when I said I might hook up 60V LiPo batteries to go 40 mph.
The bike shop was larger than the one I was at in North Canton and the guy I talked to was older and looked more experienced than the guy that told me the rim on the 1,000W hub motor was cracked.
I told him the whole story and asked him if it was possible to fix a high spot and he said " If it is just a hop in the wheel I may be able to fix it good enough. I said I was going to run it on the rear of the 26" dual suspension and he said the width is different but with a few extra washers it is possible. I told him about the 800W 20" front hub motor on the back of the 20" turbo. He did say though that disk may not work. I might do what I did on the currie and run a disk plus a V brake on the front.
I will be bringing the 1,000W hub motor in when I go to pick up the bike they are working on now. I will see if they can throw a pedal chain on it also. The V brake on the Currie needs repair also but did not have the front wheel hooked up so will have that done also.I also need a disk caliper hooked up on the back of the Giant Roam. It looks like this month is Brake month for LC.
I also got a good quality tube for the new Continental Ride Tour 700c tire I picked up at the post office today. The 22Ah SLA was also there.
I will be very happy if I do not have to re lace the wheel on the 1,000W hub motor and can hook it up on the back of the 26" dual suspension. That leaves the Haro V3. I did not order the custom sprocket yet. I might still order the custom 80 tooth sprocket but am thinking about putting the 500 watt 24V Unite motor on the front of the Haro V3. It is similar to the 20" dual chain drive bike I built before before I uninstalled them and installed the 1,800W brushless motor.
Total power will be 1,200W. 750 rear + 500 front and average gearing around 31 mph. I bet nobody ever thought of bolting a chain drive motor to that.
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It would make perfect sense to parallel all 4 of the old LiPos for 6S - 24 - 22V for the 24V - 500W motor on the front and use the old 10S - 10P Lithium ion pack for the rear motor. It is a better way to go than killing the old LiPo packs trying to go 40 mph with the 1,800W brushless motor. I will need a 60V 2,500W brushless controller and 16S - LiPos anyway so that can wait.
I have one question. Should I run a fuse and switch between the 22 Ah SLA battery and the 400W Mega LiPo charger when I charge those old LiPo packs in the van ?.
Please let me know.
I build e bikes. There not always pretty or practical but sometimes they work, at least for awhile. Immortality is not a dream but the future of our evolution. We were given the tools to forge our own destiny. We were created in gods image and shall evolve to live forever.