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Forum: Electric Bikes 06-05-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,946
Posted By DarthSensate
That's a pretty tall order for having no money to...

That's a pretty tall order for having no money to spend. Most front or rear hubmotor or chain drive conversion kits will cost you $500 without batteries. SLA batteries will cost somewhere around...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-12-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,832
Posted By DarthSensate
This one Dman?: ...

This one Dman?:
http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/so36voxlrbac.html
http://www.electricscooterparts.com/soneilchargers.html#

If so do you have reputable link for the purchase?
That site,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-05-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,832
Posted By DarthSensate
What model Soneil?? -DS

What model Soneil??
-DS
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-13-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,832
Posted By DarthSensate
I pealed the APC label off of a bunch of the 12v...

I pealed the APC label off of a bunch of the 12v 7ah cells that I have been using. Almost all of them are Panasonics re-labeled for the APC UPS I salvaged them out of. I have no experience with the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-09-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,832
Posted By DarthSensate
That may well be your issue there. The Soneil...

That may well be your issue there. The Soneil 2408CBA is not a conditioning battery charger. It does not appear to have a desulfation cycle. (Assuming I am reading the specs from Soneil correctly.)...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-07-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,832
Posted By DarthSensate
I looked at the Soneil chargers, but went with a...

I looked at the Soneil chargers, but went with a Granite Digital Save-A-Battery. Packs have been in use on the ebike for 4 years now. Batteries in the packs were used to begin with, so they are...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-01-12, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By DarthSensate
Some people are using two seat post mounted...

Some people are using two seat post mounted racks. One for the controller and battery and the other above for trunks or panniers. This puts a lot of stress on the seat post and risks failure of the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-01-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,732
Posted By DarthSensate
As they say, " You can't patch stupid." but you...

As they say, " You can't patch stupid." but you can try to work around it.
Automatic on/off, motion and brightness activated bike lights:...
Forum: Electric Bikes 12-13-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,367
Posted By DarthSensate
An additional point... (I don't see this...

An additional point... (I don't see this mentioned in this thread) With the deep V rims on some new ebike kits the spoke nipples will seat themselves deeper in to the V over time as the the wheel...
Forum: Electric Bikes 12-12-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By DarthSensate
Yes. They do. It's right in the installation...

Yes. They do. It's right in the installation instructions:

ampedbikes.com/installation.htm (http://www.bikeforums.net/ampedbikes.com/installation.htm)
Any kits may be returned within 30 days ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-18-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,322
Posted By DarthSensate
I've ridden my ebike without power and my kids...

I've ridden my ebike without power and my kids "co-pilot" AND a two kid trailer of the back of the co-pilot several times. On the flats is no problem. I would never intentionally try to climb a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-16-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By DarthSensate
Only problem with front hub I have had is hitting...

Only problem with front hub I have had is hitting gravel.
What trouble were you having? I didn't see your final build in your photos. I like the Jamis though!

My SLA's are on a rear rack in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-14-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By DarthSensate
I've been using half grip throttles since 2008 as...

I've been using half grip throttles since 2008 as well. I stand up in the clips often and, as Ypedal, states, being able to put your weight on the outer, stationary grip and be able to hold the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-10-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By DarthSensate
Old tread, I know, but here's a pic if this is...

Old tread, I know, but here's a pic if this is the same model bike:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/491454-Your-Catch-of-the-Day-Saved-from-the-Dump!?p=13478355&viewfull=1#post13478355...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-10-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11,751
Views: 1,878,525
Posted By DarthSensate
Another found and cleaned up and given to a good...

Another found and cleaned up and given to a good home:

Omega bicycle. Montgomery Ward??
(Sorry I forgot to shoot the head badge)...
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-04-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,557
Posted By DarthSensate
Is this the idea of what you are looking for? ...

Is this the idea of what you are looking for? This on is a rear conversion kit but the frontkit will work as well. The geared motors are much smaller diameter and little lighter as well:...
Forum: Electric Bikes 10-28-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By DarthSensate
What charger are you using? SLA's will suffer...

What charger are you using?
SLA's will suffer greatly over long term if they are not being charged properly.

A lot of ebike kits do not come with chargers that are "intelligent" enough.
They...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 10-24-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By DarthSensate
Nice find! I love the Lotus bikes in general. ...

Nice find! I love the Lotus bikes in general.
Post your find on the Lotus bike thread and the 81 aero bikes thread.

I found my SuperPro out for trash on the side of the road a couple years ago!...
Forum: Electric Bikes 10-13-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By DarthSensate
What information are you looking for? Looks like...

What information are you looking for? Looks like a pretty standard hub motor to me.
-Disconnect wires to motor from controller, loosen hub nuts, pull wheel, change tire/tube, reinstall.

What is...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-26-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By DarthSensate
There's nothing wrong with using an aluminum...

There's nothing wrong with using an aluminum frame. That's FRAME. Aluminum dropouts on front forks with a front hub motor are not OK by themselves.

Use a torque arm and even an aluminum...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-20-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By DarthSensate
There's no mention of a BMS on the lithium...

There's no mention of a BMS on the lithium battery pack. Without a BMS you run a very likely risk of frying the batteries the first time you run them down to near zero or leave them on the charger...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-09-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By DarthSensate
I ride with a full suspension and a hardtail with...

I ride with a full suspension and a hardtail with no suspension on the front fork and a front, direct drive motor on each bike.
Both ride just fine once you adjust out the bobbing on the full...
Forum: Electric Bikes 09-02-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By DarthSensate
You bike frame has a full open triangle that...

You bike frame has a full open triangle that would be well suited to a frame bag.
There are a few vendors of frame bags that have been peer reviewed on Endless-Sphere.
Check them out if interested...
Forum: Electric Bikes 08-18-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By DarthSensate
Nice and clean build. I have been using two...

Nice and clean build.
I have been using two front direct drives from Ampedbikes myself since 2008 and a 2010 for the second one. Love 'em! I was under the impression that the geared motors had...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-20-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By DarthSensate
The RST forks listed in the specs for your bike...

The RST forks listed in the specs for your bike show that it is a cast aluminum fork.
Check the dropouts to see if they are aluminum or steel... with a magnet.
If they are aluminum, make sure you...
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