Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electric Bikes Here's a place to discuss ebikes, from home grown to high-tech.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-23-09, 11:21 AM   #1
garret thomas
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
curie zip mountain al PIECA **** help me

ok so heres the deal lol. im posting this thread for my grandpa as he is to old to pedal a bike anymore he loves to go fishing and in order to get to his fishing spot he has to ride a bike along a 1 1/2 mile **** and he has a currie electric bike and he cannot get the battery to make him halfway to his fishing spot let along the rest of the way there and back we have rebuilt the motor been through 3 batteries each battery last about 2 weeks and this is just getting to be a expensive FING headache and all the guy wants to do is FISH but this pieca **** bike wont make it there and back for him anybody have this same problem or just us?
garret thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-09, 02:12 PM   #2
Stray8
Senior Member
 
Stray8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nueva York
Bikes:
Posts: 647
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A 1-1/2 mile total trip (3 mile round trip) along a flat ****? No uphill? What? Is he 400+ pounds? If not, then there's definitely something wrong.

Does he have to go electric for the path? Maybe it'll be cheaper to just get him a small gas-powered moped or scooter.


.
Stray8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-09, 10:38 PM   #3
gmouchawar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Maybe the problem is with your charger?
gmouchawar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-09, 05:22 AM   #4
Kingofgreens
Accept no substitutions
 
Kingofgreens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wilmington Delaware
Bikes: 2006 Mongoose Wing Elite, BMC 600w brushless rear hub, Crystalyet 40a 36-72v digital controller
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I read someplace on this board that Currie is now making lithium batteries for their bikes. This should increase the range dramatically.
Kingofgreens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-09, 08:28 AM   #5
donob08
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western New York, The FingerLakes Region, small town, Bloomfield, NY
Bikes: 2008 Currie eZip Trailz, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, bought new for Honeymoon camping trip around Nova Scotia
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garrett

I wonder if you have another problem. You said you replaced batteries twice. Does that mean you took the case apart and replaced the two cells inside, twice?
My eZip goes 20 miles with me at 220# up hill and dale.
But one battery pack (the one that came with the bike wasn't good for half that distance. When I took the battery pack apart I found a cold solder joint, with only about 1/5 of the strands connected at all, on the wire to the fuse holder. After I fixed that, the pack was good.
donob08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-09, 09:04 PM   #6
garret thomas
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
no he is not 400 pounds yes a flat **** and how did u tear the battery appart to resoder connctions without breaking the pack?
garret thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-09, 12:40 AM   #7
donob08
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western New York, The FingerLakes Region, small town, Bloomfield, NY
Bikes: 2008 Currie eZip Trailz, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, bought new for Honeymoon camping trip around Nova Scotia
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Garrett

There are five screws visible on the back side of the pack recessed in holes. They are one in each corner and one in the center. Remove those and the two halves of the case can be separated. Then you just have to be careful not to damage any connections as you look around.

The case goes back together the same way it came apart.

Don
donob08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-09, 02:57 PM   #8
garret thomas
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nope not the battery but does anyone no were i can get a new electrical controll board for one of these and how much i found the problem with the bike after i tore the circut board appart and it is fried i tried resodering some of the parts that blew but it just kept melting the soldering joints so after about 3 tries i gave up ill just buy a new board depending on the cost
garret thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 PM.