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Old 09-19-08, 01:46 PM   #1
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built for speed izip ver 2


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Old 09-19-08, 02:37 PM   #2
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no doubt it's a nice build
raw speed ...i suggest a small clear visor
just big enough to help with wind resistance
i seen a sweet one for steebikes that was
wind tunnel tested to create a pocket
around the driver...anything over 30 and
it becomes evedent quickly
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Old 09-19-08, 04:27 PM   #3
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i also noticed a second modded schwinn...
what motor?
hydrolic brakes...off dirt/street bike?
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Old 09-19-08, 09:11 PM   #4
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You took off the zip motor and added a new motor at the back. Is it a crystalite?
What type of batteries and controller did you use.

Good looking mod.
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Old 09-20-08, 12:22 AM   #5
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im using the goldenmotor at 60v with a lifepo4 at 48v and a sla at 12v. im ordering 2x 36v lifepo4 in series. and next spring upgrading the hubmotor to a 5305 or 5304.
You have a LiFePO4 and a SLA hooked up in series?

I am not sure anyone has tried that yet? How does it do?
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Old 09-20-08, 12:34 AM   #6
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You have a LiFePO4 and a SLA hooked up in series?

I am not sure anyone has tried that yet? How does it do?
i'm running limn 2x20v 6ah(yardworks) + 1x12v 12ah sla
total mixed volts 55 no pedal speed(stock izip) 51.1kmh
my range increased to 17.5km at 22-24kmh?...
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Old 09-23-08, 01:55 PM   #7
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that looks beefy...
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is your front shock off the hooligan as well?
will be watching with interest
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Old 10-09-08, 09:47 PM   #9
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wow, seriuosly, wow!

looking good, Karma. I cant wait to see this project completed
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Old 10-10-08, 04:01 PM   #10
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ok i got the bottom bracket ready to weld, just need to pick up some more steel from hd.
to mount the shocks.

the rear disk is finished it turned out great no woble of any kind. i have a order of fairing and Hydraulic
front and rear brakes coming in.

cheers
i think that double shock looks cool but is overkill...are you going to a single
shock? very clean build btw
i may copy your work on mine(flatery...)as those hooligan's are pretty cheap
how about some closer shots of the final setup on the frame(pivot) thx
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Old 10-10-08, 11:54 PM   #11
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ever think about using a heim joint?
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Old 10-11-08, 04:26 AM   #12
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hi karma,
im new to ebike mod builds,i admire your skills
i need your point of view on a couple of electric motor set ups
ive seen you build on others threads on this forum that im interested in...

first i think it was either a 36v or 48v 1000watt curries style set up you put together,where the motor is mounted on the left hand side on the rear wheel,what is your opinion on this type of set up..any good points or bad points.to expect..

also ive seen one where you have mounted the same motor(i think it was)in the middle of the frame
using the bikes gears,similar to cyclones kit...again if you could share your experience with this set up running at 36v or 48v.also any good or bad things to expect...

my goal is to build a ebike that will go 30mph on flat,+have good torqe,& semi steepish hill climbing ability.
my budget for this build would be around $500.00 to $800.00aus excluding the mountain bike...

im shure your input,is reliable + informative...
hope to hear from you soon

thanks for your time.
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Old 10-12-08, 07:08 AM   #13
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hi karma,
thanks for your input,from watching your vid on utube(which shows good footage).
i think the cyclone style kit,could be a bit dangerous in the case of some sort of failure at
25+mph speeds..
i currently own a 36v 400watt front wheel ebike,ive been riding it now about a year
with no probs..so for reliability,hub motors gets a from me.

so for my project build im thinking of ordering a 450watt 36v geared motor (currie style)
+ motor mount.whick will make motor installation alot easier..and plan on mod it to 48v..+
cooling the motor.i read about on endlessphere.com.
Q, do you know of anyone that supplys the 36v1000watt motor..i cant find anyone with stock..
also.in a couple of weeks im buying a 2nd hand electric moped 200watt to modify..60v..
for some reason emoped site only claims 200watt 48v 20amp @25-30 kph,im after 55-60 kph
i think its the smaller wheel size..
anyway im ordering the 450watt motor+parts from tncscooters.com,
they seem cheap+are quick to response to emails.
once again thanks alot for your input.

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so i forgot to mention the currie style 1000watt motor.
i only found it a mr-motorvator.com but they said they have stopped selling or producing them or something..
thanks
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so i forgot to mention the currie style 1000watt motor.
i only found it a mr-motorvator.com but they said they have stopped selling or producing them or something..
thanks
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put "currie 1000w" in google and you will find these scooter replacement
motors all over the place...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2au4fU4JbI

dont even get me started on currie it gives me the fart's
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dont even get me started on currie it gives me the fart's
nice job...i'm impressed
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Old 11-06-08, 10:53 AM   #18
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hows that for a hand made heim joint im starting to like the brushed steel look, i wonder if i could just clear coat it?
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Old 11-08-08, 01:26 PM   #19
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i went for a black metalic swing arm. and a darker gray for the frame looks like new.
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i feel the need for speed i had a few pics left over from deleting my camaras sim card enjoy.

just starting the wiring and gaug panel.

cheers.
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Old 11-10-08, 02:18 AM   #21
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That doesn't look very comfortable at all. I would love to see a vid of a ride though.
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its up on the stand so it looks weird. no problem ill be moving to hamilton ontario this week ill see if i can
make i vid maybe a vid flying down the mountain. thats insane without a hubmotor
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hey karma hows the build going?
when you swapped front ends on your izip was there a difference in length of the stem?
mine looks like a 1 inch difference? did you have to modify or swap the neck tube?
if so how? i have the same bike and want to use the zoom forks and upgrade to disc brake on the front
also have a cranked bike i'm modding as well
any help or heads up would be great

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i wish i was still working on it, i found the frame had some bad rust to the point it was no longer safe to ride. so i scrapped it. im looking to start another this time with a new frame
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