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 04-05-13, 07:02 PM   #1
nipperdawg
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Talking New Binox Bike

This is my new ride, well rides. The new (to me) car and the bike.





A Bionx 48 volt 350 watt system built on a Diamondback Overdrive Sport. I haven't really ridden much yet (weather) but the new system is much better then my older Bionx system. There is no vibration from the motor at all, no noise, it is silky smooth. The only issue I am having is the regen braking. Since the bike has hydraulic brakes, there is very little movement in the brake levers, which may not be enough to activate the magnetic regen switch.

Now I am trying to find GOOD lights for the bike. This Bionx system has an accessory output rated at 6 volts and 2 amps which is switched on and off at the console (yay). Everything i see on the net with decent output seems to come from Europe. Any suggestions ? I would like power for riding trails at night. A few times I lost track of the time and have had to ride bike paths of night. A tailight would be nice too.
nipperdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 07:46 PM   #2
350htrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada, PG BC
Bikes: 27 speed oryx with over 38,000Km on it, 10,000Km with a BionX assist on it
Posts: 2,440
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nipperdawg View Post
This is my new ride, well rides. The new (to me) car and the bike.





A Bionx 48 volt 350 watt system built on a Diamondback Overdrive Sport. I haven't really ridden much yet (weather) but the new system is much better then my older Bionx system. There is no vibration from the motor at all, no noise, it is silky smooth. The only issue I am having is the regen braking. Since the bike has hydraulic brakes, there is very little movement in the brake levers, which may not be enough to activate the magnetic regen switch.

Now I am trying to find GOOD lights for the bike. This Bionx system has an accessory output rated at 6 volts and 2 amps which is switched on and off at the console (yay). Everything i see on the net with decent output seems to come from Europe. Any suggestions ? I would like power for riding trails at night. A few times I lost track of the time and have had to ride bike paths of night. A tailight would be nice too.
Try moving the magnetic sensor just a bit farther away from the brake lever, then the re-gen should come on earlier before the brakes actually apply... Yea the newer system is soo much more "better", more options of control...
350htrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 07:51 PM   #3
nipperdawg
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am almost tempted to go back to NYCEwheels (wonderful people) and ask for a reversed switch to try. There is a sweet spot for the sensor but it is hard to find.

The one thing i miss from the old display is the "load" meter that showed how much the bike was helping you or how much regen it was making. It actually helped me balance regen down hill and rechargeing.
nipperdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 08:03 PM   #4
350htrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada, PG BC
Bikes: 27 speed oryx with over 38,000Km on it, 10,000Km with a BionX assist on it
Posts: 2,440
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nipperdawg View Post
I am almost tempted to go back to NYCEwheels (wonderful people) and ask for a reversed switch to try. There is a sweet spot for the sensor but it is hard to find.

The one thing i miss from the old display is the "load" meter that showed how much the bike was helping you or how much regen it was making. It actually helped me balance regen down hill and rechargeing.
It's there, at least it's there on my display. Just under the main level display that you pick to use...
350htrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 08:07 PM   #5
nipperdawg
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
with the larger G2 console?
nipperdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 08:11 PM   #6
350htrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada, PG BC
Bikes: 27 speed oryx with over 38,000Km on it, 10,000Km with a BionX assist on it
Posts: 2,440
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Yes, it's a small bar display between the other bigger numbers/displays, that moves the bars higher or lower as power is used or generqatted...
350htrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 08:12 PM   #7
nipperdawg
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Found it. how dare you make me read the owners manual! I just havent ridden it enough to see it work yet

Last edited by nipperdawg; 04-05-13 at 08:15 PM.
nipperdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-13, 08:17 PM   #8
350htrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada, PG BC
Bikes: 27 speed oryx with over 38,000Km on it, 10,000Km with a BionX assist on it
Posts: 2,440
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nipperdawg View Post
I am almost tempted to go back to NYCEwheels (wonderful people) and ask for a reversed switch to try. There is a sweet spot for the sensor but it is hard to find.

The one thing i miss from the old display is the "load" meter that showed how much the bike was helping you or how much regen it was making. It actually helped me balance regen down hill and rechargeing.
Yea, sometimes you gots to move the magnet a bit to get it just right... Manual what manual? EDIT; nice wagon, I had a couple of Subaru wagons that I just loved, power and functionality. Best cars I ever had...

Last edited by 350htrr; 04-05-13 at 08:32 PM.
350htrr 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 11:14 AM.