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Forum: Electric Bikes 06-08-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,094
Posted By Mabman
Actually the popular china girl engines are 49cc...

Actually the popular china girl engines are 49cc as well. There are 35cc 4 stroke engines by Honda and Robin/Subaru that if set up properly will do as well as a 49cc 4 stroke. At least they have e...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-26-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Mabman
Having ridden both a 1000w (legal here in OR btw)...

Having ridden both a 1000w (legal here in OR btw) system and the newest BionX 350w I would say for sure go with the 1000w with a minimum 36v, 48v preferred, 12ah Lithium type batterty for your needs....
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-20-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,118
Posted By Mabman
Check out this...

Check out this deal:http://www.randombikes.com/product/11schwinn-tailwind-pedal-assist-electric-bike-654.htm

A couple of hundred more than your budget but they have decent components and a...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-17-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,123
Posted By Mabman
If you are in a car and the speed limit is 55mph...

If you are in a car and the speed limit is 55mph and you are going faster than that is that not breaking the law? If you use common sense and good equipment there is no reason you can't "get away"...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-21-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,961
Posted By Mabman
DrkAngel, a friend has a Currie bike and got a...

DrkAngel, a friend has a Currie bike and got a 24v duct tape battery for it. Upon hooking up the wiring, with an inline fuse, it will go about a 100 ft. and then shut down. If he takes out the fuse...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-21-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mabman
While the Pedego is a ready to ride unit if...

While the Pedego is a ready to ride unit if someone had some skills this bike with a little work would be a whole lot cheaper. http://gearjunkie.com/walmart-fat-bike
Forum: Electric Bikes 11-02-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,816
Posted By Mabman
I got the opportunity at the Demo Day part of...

I got the opportunity at the Demo Day part of Interbike in Sept. to ride a Bosch equipped Kreidler. Let me just say that it did not disappoint my expectations. I have ridden many different types of e...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-06-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Mabman
All things being relatively equal buy the one...

All things being relatively equal buy the one that you feel you will get the best post purchase service with.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-24-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mabman
It would probably work but only marginally better...

It would probably work but only marginally better for the cost involved. To get more power <8v is not going to offer much and a 8.8ah battery is not going to give you much for extra distance,...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-17-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Mabman
Very nice. Surprising how well it handles at low...

Very nice. Surprising how well it handles at low speed. You do great work, keep it up!
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-20-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,458
Posted By Mabman
With an FX+ and your normal amount of effort you...

With an FX+ and your normal amount of effort you should be able to pull your 10-12 mph club around behind you. Use your pedaling energy to propel the bike and let the motor assist you as necessary....
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-03-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,194
Posted By Mabman
The Ohm is a BionX hub system and doesn't...

The Ohm is a BionX hub system and doesn't surprise me that it didn't make it up your hill as you described it several posts ago. While you will gain some power in your body the more you ride if the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-22-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mabman
Not necessarily as far as the range issue goes...

Not necessarily as far as the range issue goes according to the way I ride. My 48v LifePo4 battery is 12ah and the BMS shuts it down at 9.36ah. Over hill and dale I can get close to 40 miles of range...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-21-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mabman
i agree with everything that Allen says in theory...

i agree with everything that Allen says in theory but the reality is that in CA you are allowed to have a 1000w motor. As I said I have a Panasonic, and a Yamaha, mid drive and they do take good...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-20-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mabman
The biggest advantage in brakes over the rim...

The biggest advantage in brakes over the rim brakes both companies offer would be disc brakes like those offered by Ohm which that shop also sells apparently.

Both the Kettler and the Kalkoff...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-16-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By Mabman
I agree with the point you are making but this...

I agree with the point you are making but this person has already decided to buy a bike from a dealer of one of the best known brands here in the US, Trek. There are e bike specific dealers here in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-15-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Mabman
The BMS cuts in at 9.36ah. I have timed the...

The BMS cuts in at 9.36ah. I have timed the charge a few times and it takes 2 hrs, at least close enough to call it that unless you want me to say 122 minutes. YMMV.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-15-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mabman
Good plan. Keep us posted!

Good plan. Keep us posted!
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-14-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mabman
I still think you should go visit the ebikessf...

I still think you should go visit the ebikessf shop. At the very least they will have a few bikes that you can try as that can be a good way to decide what will work best for you. I am not associated...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Mabman
Shifting any gearing system under load is...

Shifting any gearing system under load is difficult and hard on the system. Plan ahead and you will be fine.
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-13-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Mabman
I would stay away from any type of EU spec bike...

I would stay away from any type of EU spec bike like the Kettler for your hill, they are underpowered due to the restrictions the EU has compared to ours here. I suggest you go to see...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-22-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,505
Posted By Mabman
Edit: Thought I had a plan for you but was wrong...

Edit: Thought I had a plan for you but was wrong after thinking about it more closely. Good luck!
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-18-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Mabman
What I would do is to sell the Kona's and get a...

What I would do is to sell the Kona's and get a couple of Yuba's with the mid drive kit from here: http://www.urbancommuterstore.com/ The key factor is that this system drives the bikes drive train...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-18-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By Mabman
It keeps on getting better now that you have...

It keeps on getting better now that you have figured that much out. I can get close to 40 miles on a 12ah LiFePo4 (9.36ah actual due to BMS) 48v with a 1000w direct drive hubmotor averaging 18 mph in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 02-08-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Mabman
I have a 48v 12 ah liFePo4 battery with a bms and...

I have a 48v 12 ah liFePo4 battery with a bms and a 5ah charger that takes 2 hours to charge is the only reason I said something.

The whole electric scooter as a bicycle thing is a joke. There is...
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