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by LeftieBiker
Apr 17 2013 5:30am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 504929

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Hey Drkangel: what is the brand/model of insulated cooler bag you are using as a battery bag - the one with what looks like a sunrise on the logo? That looks like a really good fit for the EZIP rack, and the ones I'm seeing around here are a bit too big. I need to get ready to instal the Ping pack w...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 15 2013 12:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Big dog vs ebike. Dog won.
Replies: 47
Views: 3436

Re: Big dog vs ebike. Dog won.

I'm not going to claim that it always works, but I've personally never encountered a dog that wasn't held at bay by a water bottle with a sport type cap. That includes big, mean dogs. They seem to have an instinctual aversion to getting hit by a stream of liquid in the eye. Maybe it's got something ...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 14 2013 3:02am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 504929

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Then since I'm running a 24 volt pack, it should still be ok. I'll look into other options, though.
by LeftieBiker
Apr 14 2013 1:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 504929

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

How well do the AC power cord connectors work? I'm probably going to put my Ping 20AH pack in the right pannier (balancing it with other stuff in the left one) and I want a good reliable connector that isn't a PITA to put together. Less likely, I may try to build a battery box that can largely fit ...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 13 2013 10:30pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1681
Views: 504929

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

How well do the AC power cord connectors work? I'm probably going to put my Ping 20AH pack in the right pannier (balancing it with other stuff in the left one) and I want a good reliable connector that isn't a PITA to put together. Less likely, I may try to build a battery box that can largely fit i...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 13 2013 3:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Looks like it has three pin "holes" for some kind of tool...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 13 2013 9:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

You mean this one? http://www.staton-inc.com/store/products/22_Tooth_LEFT_HAND_THREAD_Freewheel_Sprocket_1_2_x_1_8-700-0.html Does it attach with no modification? I find it very difficult to work near the ground these days, and have no bike stand. I also think it might make more sense to just dial b...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 13 2013 4:47am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Hub motors are quiet, at least, and there's no chain to adjust. Just all those Hall sensors, waiting to fail. ;-)
by LeftieBiker
Apr 13 2013 1:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Thanks. I think I just assumed that 250 watts would be a hub motor. Speaking of different sprocket teeth, I think that if anything I'd want to drop a tooth on the motor sprocket. That would make PAS mode more comfortable and the bike super-strong on hills. I never ride at 17MPH under power anyway...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 12 2013 10:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

lbz5mc12 wrote:When I originally bought my Skyline I disabled the PAS because it was to weak for me. I could easily out pedal it even uphill.

Isn't that a 250 watt hub motor? I think 250 watts is about what PAS provides on the EZIP.
by LeftieBiker
Apr 12 2013 3:59pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

I definitely agree on the location of the selector switch. As for the 'sleep' function, either I don't go five minutes without using either mode, or my bike doesn't do that - I'm honestly not sure which. I find that riding up hills in 2nd stops the PAS from making me pedal too fast; if the hill is s...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 11 2013 10:56pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

I don't mind a little recreational arguing. ;-) True enough about dead vs live weight (although on bad days I sometimes wonder which category I fall into) but it's still more important to have a 170lb rider and a top-mounted battery pack than it would be to have a 220lb rider and a side-mounted one....
by LeftieBiker
Apr 11 2013 7:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

I have repetitive stress injuries to my hands, so the PAS really helps. Most automated function duplicate actions you can perform yourself - that's no reason to deride them. The PAS serves a useful function, even if it could be more adjustable. Someone should post how to add a simple dial pot to adj...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 11 2013 4:01am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

You should get one of those high pitched alarms with the pull out pin. They try to lift the the battery, the pin comes out of the alarm and presto they're deaf and everyone's staring at them. Not a bad idea, although maybe it's even better if the alarm sounds when they move the bike at all. Do you ...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 11 2013 12:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Actually, the PAS on my bike works fine. Either you are expecting something unrealistic from yours or you have a defective bike. My only criticism of the PAS is it comes on a bit late and a bit too hard. I don't usually use it to start off but I use it quite a bit on climbs, so I don't have to hold ...
by LeftieBiker
Apr 01 2013 4:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

lbz5mc12 wrote:Yeah I know but I thought I'd offer. I was thinking $175.00 plus shipping seeing as how it's $399.00 brand new.
That's much cheaper than the EZIP version. You should have no trouble selling it.
by LeftieBiker
Apr 01 2013 1:09am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Toyota Prius owners.
Replies: 49
Views: 8728

Re: Questions for Toyota Prius owners.

Aren't there companies in California who sell PHEV Prius kits that use SLA batteries? Maybe you could make a deal with them to get the kit minus the batteries?
by LeftieBiker
Apr 01 2013 1:07am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

I don't know if you're interested but I've got the battery from my skyline that I'm no longer in need of. I just had a local guy give it a once over, he discharged, balance charged it and fixed the charge connection which was semi-loose. It's a 24V 10A lithium ion. Like you mentioned in your post, ...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 31 2013 10:25pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Where are all the EZIP folks? Anyway, yesterday I tried for range, and took my longest ride yet. I would have done this sooner, but Winter is hanging on well into Spring here in Upstate NY (USA), and I've got poor circulation. So with a temp of about 56F and a North breeze that ranged from "negligib...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 26 2013 11:50pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Ok, let me put this another way. I'm almost certainly going to buy a pre-built pack from Ping Battery. Mr. Ping has been very helpful over email, and seems to have an excellent reputation. My plan is to get the 15AH pack, pre-shaped for an EZIP battery case, if I can find a second battery case. If n...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 26 2013 5:20am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Questions for Toyota Prius owners.
Replies: 49
Views: 8728

Re: Questions for Toyota Prius owners.

Thanks. My plan (just a plan at this time, no imminent implementation) is to replace the stock NiMh pack with consumer Lithium Cobalt 18650 cells. The replacement lithium pack will have at least 3 times the capacity (energy content) of the stock pack. The idea is to be able to run short trips (5 to...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 20 2013 3:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

I saw your topic on building - I can't do that, I'm afraid. So I have to find a builder. I'm relatively local, but I assume you mean close enough to visit, so that leaves me asking, again, which pack builder offers the best products?
by LeftieBiker
Mar 20 2013 3:18am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Do you know that that is the 9.4AH battery pack? I've seen negative reviews of the 6.4AH, and that post doesn't identify which one he's using... The battery is advertized at 500 cycles but is listed as the LONG RANGE 9.6Ah battery as opposed to the cheaper (and weaker) lithium. When I first used th...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 20 2013 12:41am
Forum: E-Bike Reviews & Testing
Topic: New Prodeco X2 owner feedback
Replies: 81
Views: 18495

Re: New Prodeco X2 owner feedback

Post the emails with prodeco/provost leftie, you should not have been treated the way that you were. I'd prefer to just say that it's hard to get them accept an account of happened, as opposed to what they would prefer to have happened. I was told, for example, that the problem with FedEx was that ...
by LeftieBiker
Mar 20 2013 12:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 35226

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Does anyone have any idea of how well the 9.4AH RMB lithium pack for the E/IZIP bikes is working out? I've only run into 1 user of the 9.4AH RMB pack. His review does not sound too promising! Of course, happy users tend to not write as much. See - Battery Life Do you know that that is the 9.4AH bat...