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Forum: Electric Bikes 05-05-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 235,065
Posted By ammodave
The battery (and all the other conversion bits)...

The battery (and all the other conversion bits) is from BMS battery but it doesn't have a built-in controller. The controller is in a Radio Shack black project box mounted on the top tube.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-30-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By ammodave
Busted! Yes I do have a front hub motor that I...

Busted! Yes I do have a front hub motor that I use when my legs wear out. It'll do about 20mph on level ground without pedaling (I can't pedal fast enough to keep up with the motor).
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-30-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By ammodave
Well, I bought the bike and then my neighbor...

Well, I bought the bike and then my neighbor riding partner passed away suddenly and I banged up a knee so the bike has been idle til last year. I'll try less tire pressure and then maybe steel or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-30-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By ammodave
Looking for a smoother ride

I'm an older rider with an all aluminum Jamis Commuter that I ride purely for recreation. The combination of the aluminum forks and 28" narrow tires (700X32C) are beating me up on poorly maintained...
Forum: Electric Bikes 07-05-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By ammodave
I went to the website and it's certainly an...

I went to the website and it's certainly an attractive design but I would be concerned about the power of that little 24v battery (what's the ah?). The weight isn't mentioned but the frame is...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-29-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By ammodave
Do a google search on the Tailwind and you'll...

Do a google search on the Tailwind and you'll find out more about your bike. Seems a little heavy and slow to be much fun.
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-29-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By ammodave
With a 20mph top speed you aren't going to be...

With a 20mph top speed you aren't going to be very popular trying to drive in the regular vehicle lane on city streets. With a normal bike or ebike at least you can use the bike lane (or path) and...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-12-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
Try here....

Try here. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/364676-Post-your-e-bike-pictures-here?p=15642767&viewfull=1#post15642767
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-06-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
Using it with 700c wheels. I get a consistent...

Using it with 700c wheels. I get a consistent 22mph on level ground with a combined bike/rider weight of about 190lbs.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-31-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
Apparently the problem was the KU65 controller...

Apparently the problem was the KU65 controller which some have said does not work well withe the 328rpm Q100. I switched to an inexpensive Greentime controller and the bike runs great. It's quiet...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-25-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By ammodave
Bottle battery question

A question for those of you that actually have a bottle battery on your bike: I have a 36v battery from BMS Battery but it came with no directions. At the base of the battery is a multi-segmented...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-23-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By ammodave
Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-23-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By ammodave
I'm looking for simple and unobtrusive (cheap...

I'm looking for simple and unobtrusive (cheap would be a bonus). I think I'll just carefully determine my range using my odometer. Mostly I just glide and enjoy the ride so I don't think my...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-19-13, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By ammodave
Powell is right on track. I'm looking for...

Powell is right on track. I'm looking for something small and unobtrusive that tells me how much juice I have left. Anybody market such a device?
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-19-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By ammodave
Fuel gauge for E bikes?

I just finished my first build on a Jamis Commuter with an 8 spd rear hub. I used mostly BMS Battery components (36v bottle battery and a Q100 328 rpm front hub motor driving 700c wheels. The BMS...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-19-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 235,065
Posted By ammodave
Here's my recently built Jamis Commuter with a...

Here's my recently built Jamis Commuter with a 36v bottle battery and a Q100 328rpm front hub and 700c wheels. Total weight with electrics is 41lb. The bike tops out at about 22mph and is whisper...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-17-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By ammodave
Update: Leaving the blue and green wires...

Update: Leaving the blue and green wires unconnected left me with no power so I shorted the red and blue wires together at the female "meter" connector coming from the controller effectively taking...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-15-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By ammodave
Q100 front motor appears to be limited to 12mph?

I'm still trying to get my first build (36v front Q100 328rpm with 36v 10ah battery) sorted out. It appears to be electrically limited to 12mph. When I reach 12mph (exactly) the motor starts to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-10-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
I tried all the combinations for the bullet...

I tried all the combinations for the bullet connectors; that's what finally got it running in the beginning. I also tried it with the 5 wire connector disconnected entirely. The hesitation occurs...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-10-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
It's a 36v KU65 controller running off a 36v...

It's a 36v KU65 controller running off a 36v 10.4ah bottle battery (328rpm front hub motor). I've tried many different permutations of the small wire connections at the 5 wire connector. I...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-09-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
I tried totally disconnecting the 5 wire...

I tried totally disconnecting the 5 wire connector from the motor and I still get a little hesitation occasionally. I also tried switching the wire colors around in the 5 wire connector with no...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-07-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
Thanks for the tip. I tried all the permutations...

Thanks for the tip. I tried all the permutations of the bullet connectors coming from the motor and now it runs. Occasionally the motor makes a growling sound and appears to be cycling on and off. ...
Forum: Electric Bikes 04-06-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,469
Posted By ammodave
Follow up problem -BMS Battery parts with no instructions?

Finally got around to assembling the parts today but now I have a problem. With everything connected (except the cruise, PAS, and speed limiter), the motor runs very slowly (if at all) and...
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-26-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By ammodave
I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough to offer an...

I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough to offer an opinion but it certainly looks interesting. Maybe a link will spur some discussion. http://www.igoelectric.com/igourban.php
Forum: Electric Bikes 03-25-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By ammodave
Working several projects at once (new deck, rear...

Working several projects at once (new deck, rear sway bar on my MINI, etc.); I'll post some pics when I finish the bike.
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