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by ChrisBarron
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

I know, I don't have a throttle pot yet, so I set the speed using the controllers current and accelration limit pots and stabbed the power on off using a thumb button. I've done a deal with forum member Skooler, who is sending me a curtis style potbox which I will be incorporating as soon as it arri...
by ChrisBarron
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

I had the good fortune of being able to get the front brakes working thanks to an ebay find on calipers.... (rear brakes coming soon ! ) I fitted the batteries and motor, and located the controller roughly in it's intended location to get a couple of short tests in the garden. I have to say that it ...
by ChrisBarron
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

I ordered the endplates used for connecting the Headway cells together, but the plastioc spacers designed for use with Headway cells were out of stock. I was going to shop around but then realised I could make something myself, at least temporarily. 40mm waste pipe, cut to 15mm lengths and cemented ...
by ChrisBarron
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

The paddock stand seems strong enough, so here's a video of the wheel spinning up on the 4 X lithium packs (Yet to be buddied with a further 20Ah of Headway LiFePO4 cells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYoFs1e ... e=youtu.be
by ChrisBarron
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

I've rebuilt the motor mount to perfect chain alignment, and when it started to rain I headed into the garage to build a proper rear wheel paddock stand. Next job will be to fit the 4 lithium packs and secure them down before wiring in the controller and seeing how well it goes ! chain align.JPG sid...
by ChrisBarron
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

Hopefully :) I've just run the bike up on battery power FIRST TIME BATTERY POWER !!! woohoo ! I need to replace a couple of suspension parts, but I've just found good quality parts on ebay very cheaply :) So here is the video ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYl14ozVavQ&feature=youtu.be I step ...
by ChrisBarron
Mon May 26, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

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by ChrisBarron
Mon May 26, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

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by ChrisBarron
Mon May 26, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

It was bank holiday Monday, so I spent some time doing some test fitting and alignment checks. I think the motor is a tad too low. I overestimated how much the rear shock would compress when the motor + batts + rider were in place. The swingarm is still at too steep an angle even fully loaded (at th...
by ChrisBarron
Wed May 21, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Another EV bike :)
Replies: 135
Views: 129126

Re: Another EV bike :)

It's been a while since I posted , so.... Th enew welder torch I bought failed internally. I decided to treat myself to a new welder and be done with it. When it arrived it worked so badly I thought it was faulty, and sure enough a voltmeter on the output showed it was had AC welder internals, yet u...

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