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Old 08-16-2015, 08:27 PM
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tore it completely down getting ready to paint and rebuild it.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:00 PM
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Been shopping around for a rear wheel drive electric set-up. Got my eye on several. I do want one of the newer generation drives. I'm moving to Oregon and they prefer that a bike be electric so no gas engine
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:31 PM
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Been shopping around for a rear wheel drive electric set-up. Got my eye on several. I do want one of the newer generation drives. I'm moving to Oregon and they prefer that a bike be electric so no gas engine
Thought they aloud up to 35cc............Curt
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:54 PM
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get a front electric kit & have both
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:04 PM
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I'm 220 and the bike is fat, too

I paid $100 for a Sturmey Archer Dyno Drum and $30 to lace it on the rim

http://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer.../dp/B003RLHCG4


What I want is a 48 volt 1000 watt unit that I'll use 4 12 volt 365 amp SLA tractor batteries. None of the "15 miles to a charge" thing for me

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:19 AM
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I'm 220 and the bike is fat, too

I paid $100 for a Sturmey Archer Dyno Drum and $30 to lace it on the rim

http://www.amazon.com/Sturmey-Archer.../dp/B003RLHCG4


What I want is a 48 volt 1000 watt unit that I'll use 4 12 volt 365 amp SLA tractor batteries. None of the "15 miles to a charge" thing for me
If you do that get a hot dog cooker with those stainless steel rollers and you plug that in too while underway.

Nice buy on that hub, lets hear how it performs when you are out there testing it out!
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:18 AM
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I was thinking more like a coffee maker The bike is called a West Coast Something-or-another. Big chopper adult size with 26" fat tires on both ends. Twin fork tubes on triple trees and no brake with the weight of me, the electrics and batteries just isn't a good idea so the drum brake and the dyno for lights. With the storage batteries separated from the main batteries. I already have a voltage regulator for keeping the voltage in check. The back has a coaster brake and lugs for some type of rim brake that I'd going to have to find the brake set-up that fits. The arms look to be longer than any I can find online so I have the guy who laced on the SA hub looking for the arms or whatever they're called so I hope to have that problem solved.

The two down tubes have no place for a rim brake. I'm working on a handlebar idea from a very old post...don't ask me where I found it...it was a long time ago so...but it involves using two handlebar necks with two handlebars cut so there was a left and a right so the handlebars are split in the middle...I'll get photos...when I get my camera back
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:16 AM
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How about sharing that post ,sounds like a neet idea. Sounds simple enough...........Curt
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:22 PM
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Oh gods, it's buried so deep and I can't remember where I saw it. It is pretty cool. I couldn't find a pullback bar like I wanted and this solves that problem. There is a slight problem with the down tube being a slightly bigger than the neck diameter. The screw will lock the handlebar neck so it doesn't turn but I have a machinist I watch on youtube who is willing to make me a bushing out of either aluminum or stainless steel. It's not that much but he thinks he'll need to bore and not drill out the center diameter. He likes doing odd jobs like this for his youtube channel but he has to wait until I can get a caliper that measures in thousandths and not hundredths like what I have, should be this payday I will post in a thread in the Chopper Section when I get it done with a link to Abom79's channel

You absolutely not believe what I'm going through to get my Nikon back Too long a story for here, the story would fill a whole page and no one wants to hear someone else's personal problems
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:08 PM
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KOOOOOL be watching ............Curt

You sure you want to move away from him,willing machinist are hard to find.LOL
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