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07-30-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By sunnyday

Anyone own/use the LYEN controller off of endless sphere forum ?

I bought one of these about 6 months ago ...the version i got was $129 and made for 1000 watt / 48 volt brushless setup .

It worked fine for a while...and it would properly cutoff at around...
07-01-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By sunnyday

nothing wrong with experimentation....and...

nothing wrong with experimentation....and learning new things....

but most people will tell you if you already have a bicycle you like, its usually much better to buy a complete brishless hub kit...
06-29-11, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

allen ....do you agree with me that sarah...

allen ....do you agree with me that sarah probably doesnt need a geared system ? The fact that she wieghs a mere 125 lbs..and has admitted that she wants to continue doing pedal assist, leads me to...
06-27-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

IMHO...if you can change a flat tire...then you...

IMHO...if you can change a flat tire...then you can install a front wheeled brushless hub kit.


if you purchase a setup already preassembled, and then something goes eventually wrong with a...
06-27-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

IMHO...a person who weighs a mere 125 lbs does...

IMHO...a person who weighs a mere 125 lbs does not need to pay extra for regen braking and certainly doesnt need GEARED ebike...

gearing on ebikes is mainly for travelling steep slopes with a...
06-25-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

oh...IMHO..its better to go with a 500 watt /36...

oh...IMHO..its better to go with a 500 watt /36 volt setup then a 250/300 watt - 24 volt setup....Yes, its possible that a 300 watt setup will be adequate , but its ALWAYS best to have a bit more...
06-25-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

IMHO..you shouldnt even be cosidering a regen...

IMHO..you shouldnt even be cosidering a regen braking setup....you would be paying extra money for something you dont need....your 125 lb bodyweight is the biggest positive you could possibly have...
06-25-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

and yes, flat tires are probably the most common...

and yes, flat tires are probably the most common headache ....I had 2 flat tires happen on my 2nd and 3rd outing on my new electric bike...I decided it wasnt gonna happen again, so I went with...
06-25-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

I will respond once more, even though it seems as...

I will respond once more, even though it seems as though you ignored most of my comments.


a person who only weighs about 125 lbs, isnt gonna have to much worry about most electric bikes/ bike...
06-23-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

Sorry to hear that....did you have 14 Ga spokes...

Sorry to hear that....did you have 14 Ga spokes on rear wheel ? I am using 12 Ga spokes becuase I figured it would provide more strength for the soild tire. Ive only put a few hundred miles on my...
06-23-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

I did a quick search on ebay for you....heres a...

I did a quick search on ebay for you....heres a complete system { without battery...... I have never bought from this seller, but I think the kit he is selling would have plenty of power for you and...
06-23-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,290
Posted By sunnyday

I think the best value is using a bicycle you...

I think the best value is using a bicycle you already own/ like and buying a complete kit to put on your bike. Since you are a female and dont need to go very fast, this should be a easy and...
06-15-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

sounds like your tire isnt properly sized for...

sounds like your tire isnt properly sized for your inner bead width measurement....theres no way in hell my tires can come off the rim, unless I take a zaw saw and cut them off.

as far as weight...
05-28-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

what was your inside bead width measuremnet in...

what was your inside bead width measuremnet in millimeters ?

are you in the 18-22 m.m area ?

if so...I can tell you it is kinda tuff to get the tires on the rim if you rim bead measurement is...
05-24-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

My bike uses 700c ...I got my tires thru...

My bike uses 700c ...I got my tires thru amerityre....call them and they can help you choose the right ones...

you do have to measure your inside rim bead width...lip to lip on the inside top of...
05-24-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,644
Posted By sunnyday

I keep my ebike in its highest gear setting at...

I keep my ebike in its highest gear setting at all times when riding it { 18th gear** ...this is because I need that high gear to use when using pedal assist going up hills or on slight...
05-24-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

front shocks and a spring seat. The ride isnt...

front shocks and a spring seat. The ride isnt bad at all...but I stay on mostly paved surfaces. I would imagine trying to use these airless tires on a mountain bike for off road cycling would be a...
05-23-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By sunnyday

I'm very happy with my solid airless tires...

now that I have been able to get a few hundred miles on my ebike , I can report that I am pleased with the solid airless tires . I think they are a good investment for anyone worried about flat tires...
05-23-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

as I said, im glad you love the escooter... ...

as I said, im glad you love the escooter...

I am quite confident it would not work for me...im 6ft 6" and weigh 270 lbs { bodybuilder** ...and I am also confident it would not perform as well as...
05-23-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,395
Posted By sunnyday

in other words, it seems that even though my...

in other words, it seems that even though my electric bicycle can go 32 mph on flat land , the police could not legally ticket me for having a vehicle that can do 32 mph without a tag/registration...
05-23-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,395
Posted By sunnyday

the laws certainyl vary from state to state and...

the laws certainyl vary from state to state and country to country, when it comes to bicycle laws / motorized bicycle laws..

for examp0le "

some states will mainly use a vehicle registration...
05-23-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,395
Posted By sunnyday

let me help you achieve most of your goals much...

let me help you achieve most of your goals much simplier and cheaper...by giving you a example of what others I know have done...

they purchased a 150 c.c gas scooter....then they put 50 CC...
05-23-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,391
Posted By sunnyday

ive got the same kit..ordered it around jan of...

ive got the same kit..ordered it around jan of this year...

I had one problem...the controller blew out on the first 5 miles of riding time...so i went ahead and spent $130 for a updated/upgraded...
05-21-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

I have to wonder...if you get a flat tire/blowout...

I have to wonder...if you get a flat tire/blowout on that escooter...how easy would it be to put a new tube in it , if you broke down on the road away from home ?

do you carry a bunch of tools...
05-21-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

well he says hes happy with it so far...and thats...

well he says hes happy with it so far...and thats what really matters....

IMHO...the pedals on it are not very useful for anyone taller then 5ft 9 ....these types of escooters are massed...
05-21-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

in the picture of you and the scooter, you have...

in the picture of you and the scooter, you have your legs touching the ground...and the bend in your knees is still to much bend , even if you had your feet on the pedals....

a properly sized...
05-21-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

im glad you are happy with the escooter... ...

im glad you are happy with the escooter...

but if that is a picture of you on your escooter..then I can tell you that the escooter is technically to small for you...proof of this is the fact that...
05-16-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,822
Posted By sunnyday

looks like a cool bike..but IMHO the frame is to...

looks like a cool bike..but IMHO the frame is to small for most men who are taller then 5ft 9" . nothing worse then buying a electric bicycle/scooter , only to find out that its to small for your...
05-16-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,716
Posted By sunnyday

the good thing is, where i live..the highways I...

the good thing is, where i live..the highways I drive on the side of , have a few big inlcines...so on the way down, i can go over 30 mph , and efficiencys isnt a problem...but on the way up, i only...
05-16-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,716
Posted By sunnyday

the more i read about bicycle aerodynamics, the...

the more i read about bicycle aerodynamics, the more i understand how complex it really is...the formulas are for aerodynamics are over my head...I am suprised that no one has been able to come up...
05-16-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,716
Posted By sunnyday

for now, I have given up on mounting a front...

for now, I have given up on mounting a front windshield on my bike...I have one constructed from 2 pieces of clear plexiglass , but it seems that I underestimated the complexities of creating better...
05-16-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

well it looks like after 10 cycles on my...

well it looks like after 10 cycles on my battery..it is now holding a charge at about 56 volts...compared to 53.6 volts when i first got it...evidently even these batterys have a break in...
05-16-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By sunnyday

i agree with sangesf.....most of these toys are...

i agree with sangesf.....most of these toys are expesnive gimmicks...

180 watts is nothing...unless you only weigh about 120lbs.....

you r better off buying a small folding bike and then...
05-15-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,716
Posted By sunnyday

I find this amazing,......because to me, logic...

I find this amazing,......because to me, logic would indicate that a front windshield that has a pointed center, would cut thru the wind much easier, then having the wind hit a flat surface { like...
05-13-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By sunnyday

what type of basket/wire basket are you using to transport items ?

I need a decent lightweight wire basket to attach to my front steering stem, to haul a bag of groceries....any suggestions ?
05-11-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,694
Posted By sunnyday

I AGREE !!! I got my lifepo4 kit for $750...

I AGREE !!!

I got my lifepo4 kit for $750 delivered off ebay....48 volt/ 1000 watt / 20 A/h....

I have to wonder , in a few years, if these kits will come down significanlty in price. The...
05-11-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,694
Posted By sunnyday

Im a bit confused.... I purchased a 1000...

Im a bit confused....

I purchased a 1000 watt/48 volt complete kit off ebay , with lifepo4 20A/h battery for $750 shipped . Now I did have to buy another brushless controller for $129 because the...
05-10-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 36,981
Posted By sunnyday

Comfortable gel seat covers for bicycle seat ?

anyone using these slip on gel seat covers for their bicycle seat ? Do they make it more comfortable to ride ?
05-09-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

Thumbs down tell me your opinion on how much distance I...

tell me your opinion on how much distance I should get out of my fully charged 48 volt lifepo4 battery ?

total weight of me and bike is about 340 lbs....

If I pedal assist on hilly roads, do...
05-09-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

well I just did another charge...let the charger...

well I just did another charge...let the charger take it to 58.4 volts...let it sit for 2 hours, and the battery is now reading 55.2 volts....instead of 53.6-53.8 volts that it did before...

it...
05-09-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

You and I discussed this in detail months ago...I...

You and I discussed this in detail months ago...I thought you said that it is normal for the cells to drop to 3.35 volts once the battery is taken off the charger ?

You claimed that the 3.6-3.7...
05-09-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

I got about 22 miles out of the last charge ,...

I got about 22 miles out of the last charge , before the BMS cutout at around 42 volts { under a load** . 11 miles of that was with some pedal assist on hills, and the other 11 miles was all battery...
05-09-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

I already did check each cell...about a month...

I already did check each cell...about a month ago....fully charged , off the charger about 30 minutes..each cell was 3.35 volts = 53.6 volts....

so each cell was balanced...but each cell was no...
05-09-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

I have cycled the battery about 3-4 times...

I have cycled the battery about 3-4 times now...and it is charging to 58.4 volts at full charge, but then drops down to 53.8 volts when I take it off charger...so im only getting 3.36 volts per...
05-08-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,694
Posted By sunnyday

so you have about 1/3rd of a mile of hills and 60...

so you have about 1/3rd of a mile of hills and 60 miles round trip...

of course the good thing is you have hills in one direction...but the good thing is you have a downslope in the other...
05-08-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

I think the overall best speed is around 16-18...

I think the overall best speed is around 16-18 mph...this is probably the sweet spot in regards to getting the most efficiency out of the battery / motor and insiginficant wind drag....once you get...
05-08-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By sunnyday

Latest info on my ebike....

top speed is 32 mph on FLAT paved road....which is quite fast considering I weigh 270 lbs and my bike weighs 70 lbs...

my 48 volt /20 Ah lifepo4 only has 3 complete cycles on it...so its still...
05-04-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By sunnyday

Can I BORROW YOUR BICYCLE..?? i HAVE A FEW HOLES...

Can I BORROW YOUR BICYCLE..?? i HAVE A FEW HOLES i NEED TO DRILL...lol..
05-03-11, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By sunnyday

Yes...positive goes to positive and negative goes...

Yes...positive goes to positive and negative goes to negative...

you mean you dont know that ? Are you sure a electric bike is a good idea for your needs ?

If you arent sure what leads on...
04-30-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By sunnyday

Be prepared for the possibility of your...

Be prepared for the possibility of your controller going bad very quickly...I only got about a few miles out of mine before it burnt out. The ebay seller you purchased from will exchange another...
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