I went Electric!

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  1. Mopedamauter79

    Mopedamauter79 New Member

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    So after fighting with the gas motor and it giving me all sorts of problems I removed it from my bike and I got an electric kit that goes faster then that motor went. Best of all there is no vibrations and it's really quite! The motor runs nice and very fast. I got it close to 50kph already was pretty crazy going the speed limit on teron rd.

    I had to make a minor adjustment to the front brakes as the one side wanted to pull more then the other. I took some old foam I had that you put on top of a mattress.

    This reduced the battery packs moving side to side and slamming down on the bike rack quite abit. Before I would feel every little crack and bump in the road. I LOVE how I can stop and go as I please with Electric motors. Gas motors don't like to be stopped and there no where near as easy to start up again as the electric. I don't see myself going back to gas. There loud and dirty and you can't always bring it places you can with electric. With the way this bike is set up I can easily put it on the bike racks on the buses.

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  2. DOC BOLM

    DOC BOLM New Member

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    Mount your battery pack on the rear rack.
     
  3. Mopedamauter79

    Mopedamauter79 New Member

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    Yah that's where I put it. It's heavy beast to.
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    looks like the controller is what is on the top-tube
    what kind of range are you getting ???
    what type of batts?
    is that a 'golden-motor' kit ???
     
  5. the paper boy

    the paper boy New Member

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    thats awesome, I would never have thought that an electric kit would be more faster then a gas kit. but you never know these days because of what kind of technology they have now. its really cool just to think what they will come up with next..shft.
     
  6. Mopedamauter79

    Mopedamauter79 New Member

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    The batteries are lead acid for now. The range I'm told is about 30-40km I believe. The kit is from Rayben motors.
     
  7. Mopedamauter79

    Mopedamauter79 New Member

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    The electrics have been full capable of going faster. The government regulates them so the company's regulate the speed to no more then 32 kph.
     
  8. Cabinfever1977

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    What kit did you get? 250watt 350watt 500watt
    http://www.raybenmotors.com/
    $249
    250watt 36v 7amp/hr top speed 15mph range 15-18miles batterys need replacing after 200 recharges

    $999
    350watt 36v 10amp/hr top speed 20mph range 18-21miles batterys needs replacing after 750recharges

    $1,199
    500watt 48v 10amp/hr top speed 25mph range 21-27miles batterys need replacing after 750recharges

    My gas engine kit: $185 1.95hp(1,454watts) top speed 32mph range 180mpg
     
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  9. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    The whole gas/ electric thing comes down to what fits your needs best. The thing most people, including me, do wrong is to jump from one thing to another without defining what we really need first.

    I had a good gas bike and sold it to go electric. I agree about the vibration thing, the noise thing, the smoke thing, and the starting the bike from a stop sign going up hill thing. I don't need speed and i don't have to have range. Given anything I wanted, I would take a 40ah 36v lithium battery pack. I don't need it, i would just like the range. The weight of such a pack would be doable for sure.

    Building one of my ebikes cost less than the price of a gas kit. They aren't pretty or sexy but they get the job done. My complain is range range range.... By the way the range was about the same on the hub and the friction drive i build.
     
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  10. Mopedamauter79

    Mopedamauter79 New Member

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    I got the 500watt kitt before he changed his last 2 kits to different motors and batteries. Paid $500 for it.
     
  11. exavid

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    Now all you need a 500W gas generator on the rear rack for longer trips.
     

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