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    53mph Raptor Build

    My bike doesn't do wheelies at all. Wheelbase is long, bike is quite heavy and I figured out how to smooth out the throttle. Took me a while to get the right combinations of throttle settings in the controller and Cycle analyst. It pulls hard, but very smooth. I also have a amp limiter...
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    "Getting started in...electric bicycles"

    I'm an E-biker and can say that the technology has caught up already. But it comes at a higher price vs the IC counterparts. I love both form of power, but I choose the Electric route, since my background is electric RC's. The IC bikes are a lot cooler looking vs the Electric bikes that are...
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    53mph Raptor Build

    They are hooked up and there are a good safety measure for when the throttle fails. Mine are hooked up through the CA and hitting the brakes deactivates the cruise control. Regen is done via a separate button.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    I cleaned up the wiring a bit on my bike. Shortened the phase wires and did some serious crimping on those connectors. The thin insulation on the Cromotor phase wires had slits in them. I'm guessing from heat over time. I just sleeved them with some new heat shrink and tidied everything back...
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    53mph Raptor Build

    I wanted to increase the ride height a bit, so I went back to the FastAce shock. I had to use a spring compressor to fit the 400lbsx3.0 Rockshox onto the Fastace. The in second pic you can see the shorter stock FastAce 550lbs spring in the middle.
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    BMS not working...Do I need it?

    The cycle analyst is a pretty nice device, especially the V3 version. But it will not measure individual cells, but rather total pack voltage. It can also limit current for you among one of its many features. I don't know what type of BMS you have. Some bms's use a little bit of power from...
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    BMS not working...Do I need it?

    The BMS is there for safety. The BMS balances and limits the output of the battery. If you don't mind checking the cells charge status yourself, I would say take out the bms. If you are not comfortable with that, then replace the bms.
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    Say Hello to Storm

    I ride the Houston one.
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    Check out the new Storm Thin

    I agree, city folks would love the new narrow format.
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    Say Hello to Storm

    I saw a black Storm during critical mass in January. Bike looks really good in person. And I can see all the possibilities for upgrades.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Phase wires are 10 AWG and power wires are 8 AWG. Controller stays cool and so does the batteries. Motor is the warmest after my commute. .shft.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    My max is around 160A. I dump around 70A into the batteries with regen.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Below are my settings.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Finally got the Regen to work on the Sabvoton. Installed a automotive relay hooked up to the dc-dc converter, which is activated through a button. I omitted the variable Regen idea and just shorted out the signal wire to ground. I use Slip charge on top of that. This setup works out better...
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Thanks man. I still have to wire up the dc-dc converter and wire up a 5k pot to mess around with the variable regen.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Sabvoton is nice, but freakin' huge. Torque is crazy, throttle response is nice. Not using the boost feature, just the slip charge and I miss the 3 speed setting I had with the Lyen controllers. I peaked a bit over 10kW on 18s lipo. Smoother and more powerful vs the 18fet blown controller it...
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    53mph Raptor Build

    I've considered it when I purchased the Sabvoton. But the Adaptto wasn't easily available at the time and I wasn't about to do a bank transfer to Russia with no guarantee of getting the controller into the US. But whenever I have a grand laying around again, I'll sure buy the Adaptto.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    Finally getting around installing the Sabvoton.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    So my controller died on me and have to send it in for repair. In the meantime I hooked up a sensorless controller, but I'm not so happy with it. I'll be wiring up a Sabvoton this weekend and hope to have it running by Monday.
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    53mph Raptor Build

    I lost count on my build. Here is build list of another forum member on Endless-sphere. He goes by the name of offroader. His total build price was around $5,678 USD. Torque Raptor Motorcycle Frame kit = $1,528 24 packs of hobby king Turnigy 6s 20C 5000 MAH = $43 x 24 = $1032 2013...