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Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Swiss EV show by Hugues

14 Hours Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Swiss EV show.
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Quote Originally Posted by Hugues View Post
Yes and i'll be there with the bike, hopefully without rain.
And dont forget a camera! Please post some pics on this thread!! "

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Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Swiss EV show by Richard230

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Warren replied to the thread 93 GSX-R conversion.
" Saving space is the bigger issue. Lots of interesting stuff about Leaf modules in this thread.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/vi...t=350#p1138496 "

18 Hours Ago

Stevo replied to the thread 93 GSX-R conversion.
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Quote Originally Posted by Hugues View Post
This guy has dissassembled Leaf cells, at 18:11 he says the shell is not that heavy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcqaAz1vjlo

Looks like a messy job in my opinion.
Hugues: That was very informative. It clearly shows it's not worth the effort. "

1 Day Ago

Hugues replied to the thread 93 GSX-R conversion.
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Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
...Any experience? If anyone has experience with this, please chime in!

Looking forward to your maiden ride!!

Thanks for the AXE controller... this bike works well , just a bit on the heavy side.
This guy has dissassembled Leaf cells, at 18:11 he says the shell is not that heavy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcqaAz1vjlo

Looks like a messy job in my opinion. "

1 Day Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Spaceweasel's GSX-V.
" I wish I can get some elMoto.net stickers for my bike!!! "

1 Day Ago

Stevo clicked Likes for this post: Spaceweasel's GSX-V by Spaceweasel

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Stevo replied to the thread 93 GSX-R conversion.
" Hey Noah... i like your design idea as I went a different route to keep the Leaf modules weather-proofed.
My idea was to incorporate a stressed member of the frame, aka "box". The main disadvantage of my route is the redundancy of the sardine cans= extra unnecessary weight.
I know the battery pouches need to be compressed. I'm toying with the idea of opening up all of the modules to remove the pouches and then making a compression plate out of Al on one side of the pouch stack, and putting a modified motorcycle tire inter-tube on the other side of the compression plate. The pouches can be compressed with whatever air pressure is needed in the inter tube.
The main advantage of my design is the ability to switch to a different battery chemistry whenever that day arrives.

My main questions about removing the pouches from the sardine cans is how much weight can be shaved off and if any additional space for more pouches will be created, besides how challenging it is to remove them without damaging them. Any experience? If anyone has experience with this, please chime in!

Looking forward to your maiden ride!!

Thanks for the AXE controller... this bike works well , just a bit on the heavy side. "

1 Day Ago

Spaceweasel replied to the thread Spaceweasel's GSX-V.
" Austin was fantastic. Between MotoGP and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show I hardly had time to think.
I spent a good portion of each day extolling the virtues of elmoto.net and the community support here which made it possible for anyone (even me!) to convert an electric motorcycle. Everyone was very enthusiastic and had lots of questions. All the builders were supportive, and I came away incredibly inspired for the next project!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7ad9a5810a.jpg


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Richard230 replied to the thread Swiss EV show.
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Quote Originally Posted by Hugues View Post
Yes and i'll be there with the bike, hopefully without rain.
Be sure to give us a report when you return and good luck with the weather. "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Swiss EV show by Hugues

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Hugues replied to the thread Swiss EV show.
" Yes and i'll be there with the bike, hopefully without rain. "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Swiss EV show.
" This sounds like a great show to attend - provided you can get to Switzerland:
https://electricmotorcycles.news/fir...y-switzerland/ "

3 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Chain and sprocket care and replacement article.
" This article published by Bike Bandit might be of interest to someone:
http://www.bikebandit.com/blog/post/...-and-sprockets "

4 Days Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Another Li-ion battery article by Warren

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Warren replied to the thread Another Li-ion battery article.
" Man! I just read the Slashdot Q&A with Goodenough. He sure sounds confident. Better sell that oil stock. :-/ "

4 Days Ago

Warren replied to the thread Another Li-ion battery article.
" Just like the last 100 years...we are still waiting for the battery to match gas. It isn't going to happen. The physics don't allow it. But we can get close enough. This guy runs a battery research lab. He is not as hopeful as most of us. But then, he knows what he is talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br4zQKxVrFs

http://thisweekinbatteries.blogspot.com/

He, like most researchers, are puzzled, but hopeful, for the performance claims of the new Goodenough battery. If it is actually working as claimed, there is some new/unexpected stuff going on. I certainly hope it works. As much as I appreciate current li-ion batteries, using them, you know all the frustrating limitations. "

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Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Another Li-ion battery article by drleviathan

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drleviathan replied to the thread Another Li-ion battery article.
" An update on this:

Back in late February John Goodenough announced just such a breakthrough in battery technology. The new tech can use Lithium or Sodium and hold at least 3X the density of current Lithium batteries. They were very robust during fast charge and repeated charging because they use a glass (not liquid) electrolyte and cannot form power-sucking dendtrites as the alkali metal moves from anode to cathode. A good article from March 17 is here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesco...etting-better/

And here is an update in an online Q&A from April 19:

https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/...n-b-goodenough

There are some details in there that might interest readers on ElMoto. I will summarize some of them:

  • Lower temperature operation: -20C (-4F)
  • Less heat generation during charg and discharge
  • Faster to charge
  • More recharge cycles with less degredation (maybe almost zero)
  • Cheaper to manufacture
  • Easier to recycle
  • Goodenough estimates three years for a large battery manufacturer to have a working factory
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