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Old 07-25-08, 11:15 PM   #101
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1. In tough terrain the motor overheated quite often. I´ve machined a new motor housing out of a solid aluminium block and integrated cooling fins.
2. The freewheels are not sealed so dirt can easily get inside. By making a protective housing for the freewheel that now features shim rings no water or dust can now damage the inside.
3. The original motor mount was replaced by a new one made out of aircraft aluminium. The clamps that hold it to the frame are also made out of one solid piece.

Hello Martin,
Would love to learn more about your Cyclone motor improvements as I have a similar problem with it.
At least a few photos of the improved motor housing and freewheel will be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-27-08, 06:05 PM   #102
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Zeuser, That Yamaha bicycle is really something. I searched google for info on it but none found. I'm interested in the specs for it, if you have a link.
Agreed! I found this with google, but not much info there:

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global...24/tms-06.html
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Old 07-28-08, 01:10 AM   #103
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Interesting, - but that would have to be a totally good pavement only machine with those small wheels.
HEHE,THIS IS SMART.WE HAVE A ANOTHER THE FOLDING ELECTRIC BICYCLE,16 " WHEEL.IT IS THE LAST PRODUCTION,7005 ALLOY.LI-BATTERY.MAYBE IT WILL NOT MEET THIS THING.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:53 AM   #104
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my daily driver

just a quick pic of my ride
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Old 07-29-08, 01:40 PM   #105
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Interested in seeing a pic

Hi. Do you have a pic? Is there a USA distributor for yesa - I see they are Hong Kong based. Can you list the part set that you purchased for your bike? Thanks. James


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I decided to go with lithium iron phosphate because it's actually very cheap on a per-mile basis. This is because you don't need as many amp-hours*volts to go the same number of miles, plus lithium iron packs tend to last for over 1000 charge cycles, while lead acid lasts for a few hundred. I've never had another ebike battery. but for my use, SLA is a poor choice-- I live 17 miles from work and have to carry the bike up some stairs to park it. I feel like I got a good deal because I bought from www.yesa.com.cn for $330 and got a battery which I think will last 2 years in heavy use. (1000 cycles, 17 miles per cycle, 2 cycles per work day, which is about 1 cent per mile). If it only lasts 1 year I won't cry too hard as that will be 2 cents per mile in battery cost. With a lot of luck, it could last 5 years/2500 cycles!

The motor is from cyclone and it's the 500w kit. Great kit if you want power on steep hills and on flatter ground.
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Old 07-30-08, 09:48 AM   #106
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Anyone see Giants new hybrid bicycle as they call it. Im not sure the power of the front motor. but it says it can last 70 miles.


http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/news/12647/
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Old 07-30-08, 12:11 PM   #107
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Hello CountersTrike,
Yes, there is at least one recumbent with power assist!
Cyclone chain drive motor with LiFePO4 battery.
And it definitely gives us uphill push!
Yes, several are available- I was being tongue in cheek! I took this shot yesterday- plain old recumbent trike in that fairing with a hub motor- no problem accelerating that behemoth up hills!
1- door open 2- door closed
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Old 07-30-08, 04:11 PM   #108
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Can't beat the rugged utility and reliability of a brushless hub motor
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Old 08-03-08, 09:47 PM   #109
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Here's a his and hers Schwinn Izip. I put a hard plastic trunk on mine. On my wifes I had to modify the seat to lower it for her. The seat is actually sunken into the battery compartment. It sits 32.25" off the ground.
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Old 08-09-08, 11:02 AM   #110
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just got this one today, it was listed on craigs list for $1000, talked the guy down to $600 and he threw in a new $65 giro helmet and a lock. rides like a dream =)

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Old 08-11-08, 03:01 PM   #111
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Sweet deal!!

What's in that battery pack? How fast?
2 12 volt sla battaries, 14 amps. it's supposed to go 18 mph but I don't have a spedomoter yet to test it. fast enough for me, and it'll climb a hill with no pedaling. the motor system is similar to an ezip, but it's 600 watts and brushless. going to take it out this weekend and see what it can really do.
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Old 08-16-08, 05:49 PM   #112
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Old 08-20-08, 06:17 PM   #113
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Old 08-20-08, 06:55 PM   #114
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You will have to tell us how you wired the Playstation gamepads into your bike
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Old 08-20-08, 07:36 PM   #115
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it was pretty easy there wireless...lol
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Old 08-25-08, 06:04 PM   #116
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This is my L1. 36V 10AH Lithium battery, 200w geared hub motor. The whole thing including battery weighs only 23kg. It easily gets 40km range. A smooth and easy ride that looks great, too.
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Old 08-26-08, 09:29 PM   #117
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I got this e-bike 8 years ago. I use it for short trips around town, and on our wonderful system of bike paths. It will carry up to 40 lbs. of groceries.

The top edges of the basket are wrapped with an old inner tube. I figure the car I save may be my own.

I mounted a volt meter so I would have some warning when the battery was getting low, doesn't work well for that, and to see how the motor use effected the voltage, for which it serves well. I used a standard 15V Panel meter movement http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
and biased it with a 9V battery so it measures 9-24 V. To determine the actual voltage, I need to add 9 to the reading, but this is not as much trouble as one might think. I am usually worried about the drop from full anyway.

It cost me about $950 at the time. Now, you can get a similar drive system on probably a cheaper bike from WalMart for about $400. I would recommend something with a hub motor and Lithium batteries if you were to buy it today.

I still run it on SLAs, but I am planning on getting Lithium next spring.

Here it is in the grocery configuration:
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Old 08-27-08, 03:18 PM   #118
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I think this is the future.
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Old 09-09-08, 08:27 PM   #119
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New Townie commuter

WE BD36
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60 psi stock semi-slick tires

22-24 easy on the flat. 30 downhill and 17-20 uphill so far.
The battery charges up to 43 volts after 10 miles, it is still at 37V!
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Old 10-17-08, 11:29 AM   #120
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Yes, it's classified as an eBike

A group of motorcycles (Harley) pulled up beside me at a stop light. I told the front guy I would race him down the street if he gave me a two-week head start. He laughed and said he would just wait for me at the gas station about a mile with a coffee if I ever got there [they were all low on gas].

Sure enough, I saw them at the station minutes later, so I couldn't resist and pulled in. True to his word, the biker had a fresh hot cup of coffee waiting when I rode in.


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Old 10-20-08, 12:49 AM   #121
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28mph @ 24v. 24v 33ah agm deep cycle. 2x 400watt kollmorgen ccw internally controlled brushless motors. 11:65 gear ratio. Magura throttle. Right lever Integrated brake kill switch. Shamano left lever, cranks and sprocket. electricky.googlepages.com (no www.)

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Old 10-20-08, 01:13 AM   #122
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Old 10-27-08, 12:36 PM   #123
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Okay, I'm really new at this. Two days ago my husband showed up with an e-bike he bought on craigslist for $250. As an avid cyclist until a few years ago (when I had some health issues), I got quite excited about it. Turns out it's one of the "made in China" varieties, distributed by a company in Quebec a couple of years ago, through Costco. Yesterday I rode it to work, and clunky as it is, I'm hooked on the idea! Lucky for me, my employer has incentives for alternate modes of transportation to work, and a shower in the locker room!

This bike is pretty pokey, weighs a ton, and looks like a stretched-out retro girls' bike. I love it because I can wear skirts, and don't have to work too hard. Also, I don't think it will get stolen unless the thief has a penchant for hernias and a stretch limo station wagon. On the flip side, it's not a cyclist's dream bike (like my 20 year old Miyata hybrid), rattles over the bumps, and is awkward to maneuver, even to check over my shoulder for cars! The mirrors simply don't give me a proper rear-view, and with the weight, I'm hesitant to do proper hand signals. I'll post a picture here, then get to the point:



What is the most economical way for me to put a motor on my own bicycle, without being a bike mechanic. I so understand that you guys have a passion for the process, but I just don't. I have other talents. And I love the idea of turning my own bike into an ebike "down the road". Also, if any of you have any ideas on fine-tuning the above "made in china " generic version, better light, mirrors, or where I can shop online or in Toronto for any of the above, I'd be thrilled. I'm going to clean it up, and use it for now; it's got a 400watt battery, and seems to get me to work without a huge amount of effort. And it's red!
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Old 11-03-08, 04:12 AM   #124
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Well go to my site for the cheapest and simplest kind of build. Next to friction drives and the rag joint sprocket types, both are f&%cking worthless, the FWD I created is the cheapest to build though you have to weld a couple of plates to the forks and use have a drill and a grinder. If money isn't a big deal go with the IPS crank set up from J&B importers, that way you and your motor will utilize the gears on the rear wheel of your bike if you have them.
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Old 11-03-08, 09:43 AM   #125
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jocelain, you may want to ask this in the main part of the forum for more response since this is mostly about photos. Are you in a steep hilly area or more rolling? Distance you would need to travel? etc.
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