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EVcycle
19 September 2010, 1115
There is nothing like doing a 84V mod and playing with setting on the Curtis Controller.

Tammy taking a test ride.

http://74.52.154.242/~etracing/ZAP%20wheelie%20011a.JPG

Tammy "hitting it!" and holding on for dear life..... and no, it is not photo shopped.

http://74.52.154.242/~etracing/ZAP%20wheelie%20002a.JPG



CrAzY Ed

BaldBruce
19 September 2010, 1251
No, CrAzY Tammy.....

teddillard
19 September 2010, 1307
holy CRAP!

GUFF
19 September 2010, 1308
Haha! Thats awesome Ed! My new desktop background!

electrician
19 September 2010, 1328
Great stuff!! lol

Tony Coiro
19 September 2010, 1338
Hahah, this rocks sooo hardcore.

teddillard
20 September 2010, 0347
Ed, what was the "stock" voltage? Is the 84V over the motor rating? Sorry if you posted the details elsewhere.

I'm trying to figure out if you're going to keep this thing at this voltage and if you figure the motor will hold up...

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 0423
Stock voltage is 72, but 84 is a very popular add on. It is done to get the car to run the advertised speed and distance.
45MPH and 25 MPC.
The motor has a temperature controlled external motor fan, but it is too small and I have replacement. I will not be keeping the controller settings at max. It was just to see how it would run if turned up all the way.

Like the Juiced bike, the controller has been "tuned" for the best usable speed and distance for this application.

I still wonder why too many folks purchase new 450 amp Aaltrax controllers for a commuter bike.

Only2Jakes
20 September 2010, 0425
AWESOME... Never knew that was possible till now. WELL DONE :) :)

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 0437
Even a corbin sparrow can do a burnout!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EmnXk32sm0

teddillard
20 September 2010, 0555
HAHHAHAahahaaaAHAahaaa!!!

haha
ha
omg

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 0617
No more coffee for you.... :):)

Richard230
20 September 2010, 0743
That looks great Ed, but how much lead (batteries?) did you have in the "trunk"? :cool: Now lets see you do a wheelie in reverse. :D

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 0809
4 of the 7 batteries are in the back area. The rest are faily close to that area as well. Also the controller, chargers, and motor.

Reverse Wheelie? Not going to happen!!!! :):):)

Tony Coiro
20 September 2010, 1258
Like the Juiced bike, the controller has been "tuned" for the best usable speed and distance for this application.

I still wonder why too many folks purchase new 450 amp Aaltrax controllers for a commuter bike.

Can you elaborate Ed?

Wilfried
20 September 2010, 1449
Reverse Wheelie? Not going to happen!!!! :):):)
How about a stoppie ???

Wilfried

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 1627
A stoppie? I wish! The brakes are barely adequate as it is.

I am glad to have it just ...........stop!!!!


:)

EVcycle
20 September 2010, 1629
Can you elaborate Ed?

Hey Tony!

Elaborate on what part sir?

All of it?

ZoomSmith
20 September 2010, 1954
I beliee this section is the one that Tony needs elaborated:



I still wonder why too many folks purchase new 450 amp Aaltrax controllers for a commuter bike

If so, I'm with him.

Only2Jakes
20 September 2010, 2045
Like the Juiced bike, the controller has been "tuned" for the best usable speed and distance for this application.

I still wonder why too many folks purchase new 450 amp Aaltrax controllers for a commuter bike.

That! The "tuned" ?? and alltrax 450 amp?

I'm with Tony.

Tony Coiro
20 September 2010, 2249
I'm with Tony.

That's a dangerous place to be...... :D

Only2Jakes
21 September 2010, 0001
LOL I can tell by your name :) Tony DANGER Coiro hehehe :D
I WANNA KNOW...
TELL ME
TELL ME :D

EVcycle
21 September 2010, 0214
So.....everybody is with Tony? Who is keep an eye on Ted? :)

There is nothing wrong in using a Alltrax 450 Amp controller, but it is heavier, more expensive and larger in size than the 300Alltrax. The Juiced bike has had a 300 amp unit since day one, from lead batteries to Lifepo4.
If you are using your EV Motorcycle for commuting and not any performance application 300 amps is more than you will need,
especially for a RT or similar pancake motor. I had to turn down the amps on the 300 amp controller (Lifepo4) due to wanting
more distance and when it was fully turned up and I accelerated, it would almost have Tammy coming off the back of the bike. :eek:

Tuning for distance is having the amps, throttle and total voltage set (it will be slightly different for each bike and your riding style) to get the most range and still keep you up to speed in traffic.
Tuning for speed is easy....turn up everything to MAX! and go for it. That is the nice thing about a controller. Speed one day, distance the next.

If you have a Kelly, you had better get a 450 or larger as they tend to over Rate their output.
The Curtis controllers seem to be on target with their numbers.

Fun stuff!

teddillard
21 September 2010, 0328
mmmm. strawberry ice cream. mmmm.

wait, what?

EVcycle
21 September 2010, 0345
LOL!!!

Chocolate!

teddillard
21 September 2010, 0411
So, is there any way to really know what a controller can handle other than reports on the web? I'm guessing that the only reason we know Kelly is overrated is because they've gone all melty? ...or is there some independent source of rating?

EVcycle
21 September 2010, 0453
Some of the people had an amp gauge on their EV and noted the lack of output.
On our 1/4 scale cars I noted a major difference between a 200 amp kelly and even a 200 A cheap Chinese unit.

The nice thing is that the Kelly and Alltrax are easy to program.

teddillard
21 September 2010, 0605
OK, so it's showing actual output- got it. I thought the concern was the capacity of the controller- that is, how much it can stand, not how much it delivers.

T'anks!

ZoomSmith
21 September 2010, 0828
If you are using your EV Motorcycle for commuting and not any performance application 300 amps is more than you will need

I guess this depends on your definition of commuting.
ZoomPedia says:
"Commuting: getting to work and back with maximum velocity without being caught by law enforcement"

EVcycle
21 September 2010, 0927
I guess this depends on your definition of commuting.
ZoomPedia says:
"Commuting: getting to work and back with maximum velocity without being caught by law enforcement"

Absolutely! LOL