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by Bigwheel
Jul 17 2020 10:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 273
Views: 32372

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

An interesting solution in FS and Ht
https://m.btn-ebike.com/product/Frame_k ... 00_FS.html

No pricing up front
by Bigwheel
Jul 13 2020 8:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: TSDZ2 not reading speed
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: TSDZ2 not reading speed

I have the same issue with the same system. I just ride it at whatever speed I want it to enable me to at the time and don't miss the readout frankly. All the more relevant info over the stock display and the ability to adjust settings still works fine. I guess if an answer comes up I'll deal with i...
by Bigwheel
Jul 11 2020 11:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2 - can someone identify this part?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: TSDZ2 - can someone identify this part?

I have been using TSDZ2 motors now for three years and had them apart several times and mostly when they were introduced there is a 52v controller you needed to swap out with the stock one and that involved taking off the other sides cover. I did like 10 to help out a friend at a shop. All those lit...
by Bigwheel
Jul 11 2020 4:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 273
Views: 32372

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Another contender: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/full-suspension-mountain-bikes/ebikes-hal-eboost-m600-electric-mountain-bikes.htm No mention of a throttle and sent an inquiry because that is a must for me. Otherwise it seems ok and I prefer an alu frame over CF anyway. I have been ...
by Bigwheel
Jul 11 2020 8:56am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Voltage divider throttle for auto cruise: a specific design.
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Voltage divider throttle for auto cruise: a specific design.

Think about a way to quickly bring the throttle to zero in the event of an emergency. The e-brake will work but it would be nice if it doesn't try to do a wheelie when you let off the brake. My CA3 thumb throttle only bikes all you have to do is hold at desired watt output for a few seconds and rel...
by Bigwheel
Jun 24 2020 11:53am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Small display for TSDZ2
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Small display for TSDZ2

The stock display is rather large I also discovered a few years ago during my first install and like yourself don't like too many things on the bars I came up with a simple mounting solution that goes onto the steer tube as a spacer would and sets the display to either side desired. IMG_0812.jpg The...
by Bigwheel
Jun 24 2020 11:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Downgrade Tongsheng 500w
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Downgrade Tongsheng 500w

I wouldn't worry about it as the 250w ruling is very nebulous and all the manufacturers products easily exceed that wattage. Just ride responsibly and respectfully.
by Bigwheel
Jun 16 2020 3:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bosch Performance line 25km/h questions
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Bosch Performance line 25km/h questions

There is a Bosch technician that monitors electricbikereview.com and you might also try there. Otherwise I got nothin'
by Bigwheel
Jun 05 2020 4:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Help me pick a bike for TSDZ2 install!
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Help me pick a bike for TSDZ2 install!

As you probably found out bikes with a goose neck down tube to bb connection are not good for fitting a motor like the TSDZ2 and best is a straight downtube to bb. Other than checking your local CL, it is my impression that lot's of SoCal riders change bikes like, alot, so that might work although t...
by Bigwheel
May 17 2020 8:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Fast long-range cheap tourer[emoji2]
Replies: 25
Views: 818

Re: Fast long-range cheap tourer[emoji2]

A 1000w motor will get you to 50km/hr but in order to be able to input 130-150w on the human end you will need to have a pretty high gear ratio available. I would say at the least a 50/11 depending on the wheel size. However range wise at that rate of speed, even with your projected human input, you...
by Bigwheel
May 01 2020 12:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7602
Views: 791176

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

Not getting and speed or distance readings on my new bike build. I am assuming it has to do with the speed sensor which I have checked the plug connection and the distance to the wheel magnet and both are good? I have the wheel size set correctly. Edit: I guess the gap to the sensor was too much aft...
by Bigwheel
Apr 30 2020 9:58am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"
Replies: 7602
Views: 791176

Re: New "TSDZ2 Torque Sensor Central Motor"

I can't add to how it gets there but the end result of the OSF effect on the performance of a TSDZ2 is pretty amazing. The higher cadence support and more finite assist levels provide a much more natural pedal feel than the stock programming.
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by Bigwheel
Apr 28 2020 1:35am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Tsdz2 vs Spcialized levo motor feel
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Tsdz2 vs Spcialized levo motor feel

I just finished building a bike with a TSDZ2 kit with the OS installed at EcoCycle. As a point of reference I have been riding the stock version for 2 1/2 yrs on my hardtail that sees real single track whenever it can. In fact just finished the build today and took it for a shakedown run. I have lot...
by Bigwheel
Apr 17 2020 7:59am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2, blew the blue gear....
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: TSDZ2, blew the blue gear....

casainho wrote:
Apr 17 2020 6:23am
Install our developed OpenSource firmware that has features to help protect the blue gear: https://github.com/OpenSource-EBike-fir ... _wiki/wiki
[/quote]

I just received a kit that is set up with the OS firmware for another bike build, I'll look for those features.
by Bigwheel
Apr 05 2020 7:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: TSDZ2, blew the blue gear....
Replies: 5
Views: 406

TSDZ2, blew the blue gear....

Until something that is torque assist and throttle able and not $4k I am stuck with the TSDZ2 system it seems. My first lasted 1000miles of pretty hard off road use/abuse until the weak bb bearings became unbearable to ride. My second one, $350 and easy to replace has about 500miles of the same but ...
by Bigwheel
Mar 29 2020 11:40am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 7 mile range on new fat-tire bike with Ultra. Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: 7 mile range on new fat-tire bike with Ultra. Am I doing something wrong?

My first instinct would be to blame the battery not the motor....the higher cost mentioned of the Watt Wagon is partly due to the battery they have speced which costs more to manufacture because it uses higher grade cells and BMS? High power runs, even with active pedaling, will drain batteries pret...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 10:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 169
Views: 21670

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Not really sure why they are not being paid attention to. The gains aren't that much but they are gains and at new battery time I think it should be considered at least. I did a bunch of research and reaching out a few years ago and saw a bunch of test results. I am sure I could dig them up, from th...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 169
Views: 21670

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Bradland, thanks for the info. I guess I haven't been following along with the gear thing. First the nylon gear was flimsy, then the steel gear was strong but loud and I am assuming the PEET gear is the $200 upgrade? I would suppose a good amount of that is labor if they have to do the work as well ...
by Bigwheel
Mar 25 2020 3:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 169
Views: 21670

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

So at this point those that have an X1, do you give it a yay or nay? I noticed that Luna has a silent package for an extra 200 clams but that seems a bit extreme price wise to me as I mainly ride alone and came out of the e closet years ago anyway. My front hub eX bikes are very quiet as well as the...
by Bigwheel
Mar 11 2020 6:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: DIY vs. Commercial: How/ Why(not)?
Replies: 36
Views: 1683

Re: DIY vs. Commercial: How/ Why(not)?

If you are In PDX go visit Gunther @ PX Cycles, Brad @ Nomad Cycles for DIY help and Wake @ The Electric Bike Store for store bought options.

PX Cycles house brand 48v mid drive is a good deal but as others here have said a 30mph eBike, while possible, is not all that practical for your situation.
by Bigwheel
Feb 09 2020 9:26am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2
Replies: 20
Views: 2264

Re: Klein Mantra rebuild / TSDZ2

Super Nice! What’s your plan to get the higher gear ratios necessary for 20” wheels?
by Bigwheel
Feb 08 2020 10:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

I noticed like 12” wheeled with plump tires sit down scooters littering the sidewalk last time I was in PDX
by Bigwheel
Feb 08 2020 10:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 273
Views: 32372

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

That’s good news tsellers and thanks for posting your findings.

I was under the impression from the start that the CanBus deal was necessary but glad it isn’t.
by Bigwheel
Jan 24 2020 6:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: 1.7kg 1000w mid drive
Replies: 56
Views: 8079

Re: 1.7kg 1000w mid drive

Looks good Matteo! When do you think they will be ready to ship? Are the batteries 21700 cell or 18650? Not clear if it has gone through the Indiegogo campaign cycle yet?
by Bigwheel
Jan 21 2020 11:37pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How hard do you have to pedal with a torque sensor mid drive
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: How hard do you have to pedal with a torque sensor mid drive

Doable but you would find yourself in the turbo or equivalent range mostly. The thing is with torque sensing is that it works on the principle of the harder you push the more power it delivers whereas cadence sensing just needs the magnets to go round and round. Personally I would stick with the hub...