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Building a new E-cumbent

recumpence

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Hello,

I was recently introduced to this forum.

I am in the middle of my first E-bike conversion. It is pretty unique.

Here is a link http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/shumaker/default.htm

Anyway, I have a long background in bicycles and radio control as well as machining. I decided to marry those 3 skills together on my very diffeernt project.

I am glad to be here!

Matt
 


Zev0

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Welcome to MBc. There's lots of great information to be garnered here. And from the looks of it you have lots of info to share.

Also could you please go to your UserCP and put in your location. Thanks
 
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Large Filipino

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:eek:

That is the coolest thing ever.
That gets a roadie nod.
A roadie nod lol!

Helicopter RC motor.
Just brilliant.

Please let us know how it all went on the road.
I'll definitely be checking this thread out from time to time.
 

graucho

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Hi Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.
Sweet, sweet ride! Hang around here we can use you.

General request to all new members.
Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :D}
Here's a great post link to get you started.
http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=10392
 
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fredbert

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Hi recumpence,

I am blown away with your conversion it is fantastic. I have one of these http://www.pdq.tv/powertrike_mk1 would your setup do the same job, I mean replace the motor etc.

Sorry I cannot get my head around using a little motor so I am just asking to get it straight in my head, please don't think I am being rude.

ed
 

recumpence

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Hey Guys!

Thanks for the welcome. I was unsure about posting here because this seems to me mostly a gas conversion forum. But, hey, we all love custom bikes! :D

Anyway, the motor I am using is small in size, but huge in performance. To be honest, it will probably be too much power for the rear spokes to cope with. The HP rating is roughly 6hp. But, the torque of this setup is far higher than the hp rating would suggest. I have seen a few others use RC motors with great success. But, I have never seen this much power being used.

Anyway, I am not finished with it yet. I am working hard on it, though!

Matt
 

recumpence

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Welcome to MBc. There's lots of great information to be garnered here. And from the looks of it you have lots of info to share.

Also could you please go to your UserCP and put in your location. Thanks
Hey, I like your tag line. I couldn't agree more. it is good to see people posting their beliefs for all to see.

Oh, I am in Illinois, near Chicago.

Matt
 
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Alaskavan

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Welcome to MBc. I'll be watching your build with interest. Any guesstimate on the probable range per charge? If you're worried about the spokes on your wheel, check with the Wheelmaster. He laced my dual freewheel hub with 10g spokes. It works and looks great, though the beefy look of it might not fit your vision on this project.

P.S. IMO the MotoredBike movement needs more inovative designs like yours. New frames, configurations and components.
 
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