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    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...
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    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,...
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    What model Soneil?? -DS

    What model Soneil??
    -DS
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    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...
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    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.)...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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:...
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    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...
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    Yes. They do. It's right in the installation...

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

    ampedbikes.com/installation.htm
    Any kits may be returned within 30 days for any reason. They must be in perfect condition and there...
  11. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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
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    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)...
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    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:...
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    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...
  18. 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!...
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    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...
  20. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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    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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