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by striider
May 16 2019 4:18am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Offroad Scooter recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 1961

Re: Offroad Scooter recommendations?

I ride a Samezone scooter. It was around $1800 shipped to my house via boat direct from China. The suspension is great. I hit unpaved trails in the state park on my nightly commute. At 1600Wx2 It is probably overkill for her, but my wife loves it. I ordered it with street tires which are fine, but y...
by striider
Jul 25 2017 6:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conhismotor 1500W 48V Sinewave 26"
Replies: 26
Views: 3129

Re: Conhismotor 1500W 48V Sinewave 26"

I had issues with the rim that came on my kit also. Had to replace it with one of these: Alex DM24 36 hole - works great.... Yup cheap China junk, did you have any cracked nipple holes? You saw the pictures of all of the cracked holes on my stock rim. I had cracks after I hit a pothole. I can't fin...
by striider
Jul 24 2017 9:17am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Conhismotor 1500W 48V Sinewave 26"
Replies: 26
Views: 3129

Re: Conhismotor 1500W 48V Sinewave 26"

I had issues with the rim that came on my kit also. Had to replace it with one of these: Alex DM24 36 hole - works great....
by striider
Mar 28 2017 7:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 141
Views: 21821

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

Bummer about the frame mishap! Hey, how is that rear disc brake conversion working for you? I am doing the same to my Rans V2 soon, as it is riding season again now here. Still trying to get RANS to reply to me for a replacement front 26" fork versus the 20" one that came stock, been waiting a year ...
by striider
Mar 31 2016 4:15am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Wire extensions
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Wire extensions

DVI-D cable worked fine. Needed my soldering station magnification to solder wires that tiny, but it seemed to work out and everything works. I ended up not having to add any length to my LCD, so I only used 7 wires (throttle, and 2 brake sensors). dahu33 - yeah I thought about LAN cable, but most o...
by striider
Mar 30 2016 4:21am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me disk brake lever
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Recommend me disk brake lever

Hmm, after looking around - if I am going to be throwing money at this thing - I might as well go hydraulic and be done with it. Looks interesting: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SHIMA-M355-Modified-Hydraulic-Disc-Brake-Can-Cut-Off-Power/32416517030.html?spm=2114.01010208.8.35.RT3Kv0 I sent the sell...
by striider
Mar 29 2016 4:32am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me disk brake lever
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Recommend me disk brake lever

Hey, are these levers disk brake specific at all? I wouldn't think so. I am finding that the Wuxing ones are cheesy and not near as good as even the SRAM ones that came on the bike I just got. I have cantilever brakes (RANS V2 is over a decade old) and I want rigid, strong long-throw levers and am w...
by striider
Mar 28 2016 5:44am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Tandem Rans Screamer BBSO2 Build
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Tandem Rans Screamer BBSO2 Build

VERY nicely done! I am int he process of electrifying a Rans V2 similar to your other build you posted with a hub motor. Torque arms are non existent as far as I can tell. I like your solution above, I think that would be plenty for a hub motor. Any chance you machined a couple of extra plates to se...
by striider
Mar 28 2016 3:06am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Wire extensions
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Wire extensions

You guys are genius! You got me thinking about computer cabling in general, so I rescued an old DVI-D cable from the recycle bin at work, and it has 13 stranded conductors and a few of them are shielded pairs that can be split. They are very thin gauge, but I am guessing they will work fine for thes...
by striider
Mar 27 2016 8:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Wire extensions
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Wire extensions

I am in the process of moving my 48v 1000w kit over to a Rans V2 longbike. Recumbents intrigue me for the efficiency and the price was right. My wires are WAY too short for this frame, and I need to add between 2 and 4 feet to the brake cutoff switches, throttle, LCD, etc. Not sure the gauge of wire...
by striider
Nov 30 2015 4:42am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Screw size problem for hub motor plates
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: Screw size problem for hub motor plates

Exposed titanium doesn't corrode, but it's bad about exhibiting galvanic corrosion in many applications. There is special Ti thread compound that helps prevent this with a combination of lubrication and anodic protection. Ti has no advantages in a fastener application, except lower weight than stee...
by striider
Nov 30 2015 4:13am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Tech Specs Yescom CONTROLLER KT48ZWSLT-LCD
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

Re: Tech Specs Yescom CONTROLLER KT48ZWSLT-LCD

Got my new KT-LCD3's. Testing to resume shortly. It's frikkin' snowing outside!
by striider
Nov 06 2015 4:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOOD STOVE OR ANYSTOVE ON BIKE
Replies: 14
Views: 1795

Re: WOOD STOVE OR ANYSTOVE ON BIKE

Just get or make a lightweight rocket stove. I can't see any benefit to a giant stove attached to your bike..unless you are trolling? :roll:
by striider
Nov 05 2015 4:00am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Tech Specs Yescom CONTROLLER KT48ZWSLT-LCD
Replies: 48
Views: 10962

Re: Tech Specs Yescom CONTROLLER KT48ZWSLT-LCD

Hmmm, does anyone know if I can upgrade to that LCD3 from a KT-LCD1? I have this exact controller, so in theory it should work, right? Going to try that down button cruise thing too - just saw that in the LCD-1 manual as well! One more question - does anyone know if this LCD5 also has the variable r...
by striider
Nov 05 2015 3:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E Bike tires
Replies: 37
Views: 6722

Re: E Bike tires

+2 or +3 or whatever for the hookworms. I run thin tubes no slime right now since that's what I had laying around. Ran over a bush creeping out on the trail full of goatheads the other day, and picked up 6 or 7 at least. The fender knocked many of them off before I could stop, but I stopped and pull...
by striider
Oct 23 2015 3:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Niño in the newz. Again.
Replies: 304
Views: 18321

Re: El Niño in the newz. Again.

Perhaps it's time to leave that state that's supposed to be a desert? :roll: My state is too, but at least the water comes FROM here.
by striider
Oct 22 2015 5:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle
Replies: 496
Views: 87750

Re: How to Solar Charge an Electric Bicycle

still yet to see anything easier and cheaper than this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcU8Xz4Zh7w Yeah Karl, that's the way to go for sure. more panels = more amperage too. This method would require manual intervention to adjust voltage as your pack fills I would think though. Of course, you would...
by striider
Oct 09 2015 3:09am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Torque Arm missing - is this a problem?
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: Torque Arm missing - is this a problem?

Maybe they should rename the torque arm to "Skin, Teeth, and Face Saver" :wink:
by striider
Sep 14 2015 4:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Nordap Fahrradhilfsmotor
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Nordap Fahrradhilfsmotor

Holy smokes, that thing is loud! Also, it's awesome :lol: . We have come a long way, eh?
by striider
Sep 11 2015 4:48am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Build
Replies: 75
Views: 8739

Re: Newbie Build

Looking good so far! That rear rack likely won't hold up long with a battery on it. Consider going to a rack that attaches to the rack mounting points on your rear dropouts (assuming they are there but I can't tell from photo), and if you go with a larger battery ever, you may want to go steel (thin...
by striider
Sep 10 2015 10:56am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: K Battery, on Alibaba.
Replies: 14
Views: 6097

Re: K Battery, on Alibaba.

"Banana for scale", love it! :lol:

I am commuting on a similar battery. We shall see how it goes. 1400 miles so far, and no noticeable decline in performance.
by striider
Sep 10 2015 7:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Any experience with 48v 1000w hub using LifePO4?
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Any experience with 48v 1000w hub using LifePO4?

15AH of either battery would probably work fine for you for a 20 mile round trip if you peddle as much as you are planning, and keep your speeds down. Speed kills! I have almost exactly the same kit you do. I made it 26.1 miles on this battery until low voltage cutoff, and I was pedaling SOME of the...
by striider
Sep 03 2015 2:44am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: This is all I ask for in an Ebike (bicycle form)
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: This is all I ask for in an Ebike (bicycle form)

How would that work in 2 wheel form? Seems it would be super top heavy. That thing is pretty damned cool, but too slow for the street and no way you are getting it on bike paths for long. 800 watt seems tiny also. Only practical application I can think of is a golf cart community maybe. Stability wo...
by striider
Sep 02 2015 7:06am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: regen on electric bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: regen on electric bikes

Regen functionality uses the permanent magnets in the motor to generate current (small amount) back into the battery upon braking. Usually, it is only enabled when the brake levers are engaged, which signals the controller to enable regen. There is no increased resistance from the hub, other than "c...
by striider
Aug 25 2015 3:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Back bag for bike ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Re: Back bag for bike ?

My current solution for a rear rack, although I don't have rear suspension to contend with. Goal was to carry a up to a 25AH LiFePo, which is heavy as hell, and have the bag quickly released. I only carry it for long range trips, not daily commute. I started with an aluminum rack off craigslist that...