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Old 08-14-2012, 05:16 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Nice build govman! Question though... your range seems a bit off for a 24Vv/30ah & that looks like a LiFePO4 pack? Although you're getting an impressive 28mph, mayhaps that motor is a hungry torque/amp monster & your gearing still isn't quite right?

*shrug* forgive me, I'm still comparatively new to the ebike thing but as most feel "range is everything" I'm just wondering if your setup could do better... I've not run a 24v setup before but for example I'm getting just about 30 miles out of my 48v/15ah LiFePO4 pack @ 26mph, not that I built it myself or anything lol (just a kit): http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...arl-21723.html



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Old 08-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Well, I don't know why I'm only getting that range but it is plenty for me since my commute is only 12 miles. I also have not charged it to 100% SOC (mostly because it takes too long). As far as it being a torque monster, not even. That's why I have all the gears available. For hills, its 1st gear (28 tooth front, 32 rear). I can climb almost any hill and maintain 10mph all the way up in that gear. That's what I love most about this bike, I can still switch gears and use the motor efficiently for what I need. With a 24V/500W motor, you really need that capability (otherwise its just painful to ride). I would really like to upgrade to a 48V/1000W motor but, I've already spent over $500 on the bike and it just becomes a money pit of constant upgrades. I'm already craving an upgrade on my front freewheel bearing to eliminate some of the play in the cheap one I bought. Even a simple upgrade like that costs over $40. It gets expensive quick (and I'm about the cheapest guy you'll ever meet).
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:18 AM   #143 (permalink)
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No worries lol, jus' wondering is all... tho I'd like to reassure you that with ebikes anyway, the "upgrade money pit" seems to be mostly voluntary, TBH I've not done a b'danged thing to mine since I built it 'cept ride the heck outa it & the occasional wash.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Talk about a hot outlaw bike! Any comments from the local law enforcement? According to NY DMV any motorized bicycle is illegal. I have noticed the farther away from NYC one is, the less likely anyone cares. This exactly what we need - safe, clean velomobiles. If you get too warm, the glider pilots have a spray on tint for their canopies.
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How much increase in noise is there? I have a veloliner, a Socerer, that is pedal powered.



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How much increase in noise is there? I have a veloliner, a Socerer, that is pedal powered.



There is resonance everywhere. Nothing like riding a fixie.
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Some rubberized undercoating sprayed on the inside of the shell should help reduce the noise in the trisled. The tail lights are great on the Go-One and I would suggest some reflective tape. Is the round canister storage also? Is your top speed any different with the motor running?
For years the NYS Assembly has passed 20 mph electric bike bills but they always die in the Senate committees. We need to get home built programs for Class B mopeds (20-30 mph) passed. NYCeWheels may be able to sell OEM electric bikes here as mopeds if the state approves the model but you have to contact the tech department to find out if a given model is approved - there is no published list. The whole thing is rather embarrassing.
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