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Old 06-28-12, 08:45 PM
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electra cruzer electric conversion

Hello I am totally new to this, I have an electra cruzer and would like to use a 48v 1000w front wheel set up with a 15ah lithium battery obviously I would like to do it with spending the least as possible but if spending moore for quality which will last longer then thats the way I would go. I see the papa motor is mouch less than the phoenix 2 as are the batteries. the ping 48v 15ah is mouch less than the manganese battery from the other kit. I must be missing something I would like any advice I could get.
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Old 06-29-12, 07:39 AM
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That must be a huge steel fork on the front wheel if you can put a 1000 watt motor on it.
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Old 06-29-12, 09:19 AM
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Please explain, the kits I have seen say they will work. I have seen it on a bike, I am seeking information.
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Too much torque on the front fork will break the fork. It is similar to running into a wall with your front tire every day. You need at least a steel fork, not aluminum. People who write advertisements on the internet will say anything so don't believe them. If you want a 1000 watt system, put it on the rear tire. Ping are good batteries, he has a good reputation. Don't buy batteries off Ebay from sellers you don't know.

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Old 06-29-12, 07:42 PM
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25-30mph and coaster brakes makes me cringe. I don't even want to think about folding forks (or what the headset would go through).
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My best advice, and I'm not trolling you here.....

Wear a bubble wrap suit and full face helmet for the inevitable crash when that Aluminum fork fails or you crash from trying to stop at that speed on a coaster brake. Also, make sure you get it on video......it'll be a youtube sensation.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
My best advice, and I'm not trolling you here.....

Wear a bubble wrap suit and full face helmet for the inevitable crash when that Aluminum fork fails or you crash from trying to stop at that speed on a coaster brake. Also, make sure you get it on video......it'll be a youtube sensation.


Tom and Allen, I know you both tried very hard before responding.

Jeff k, if you haven't already please take a look at my thread detailing my Papamotors build (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...onversion-kits) on a 2012 Kona Lanai.

If you like the styling of the electra cruzer then this company's electric bicycles may interest you: http://www.voltagecycles.com
Of course, their prices are a lot more than the electra but you'll have a great e-bike with good stopping power if you go with Voltage Cycles.

Keep us posted on your build please.
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