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FENADO created the thread Hello From Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
" Hello elmoto forum!

I'm a former Zero motorcycle owner and general EV lover.
Tons of information on this site! "

11 Hours Ago

cmcnall replied to the thread Kelly KLS96601-8080I with contactor.
" I wanted to upgrade when frodus got a group buy on Gen4 size 6.
The Kelly was great, worked immediately from turn on and had no problem getting me up to 95 mph on the highway.
However the lure of more off the line torque and a torque throttle vs speed throttle made me decide to try a move to sevcon.

It has been 6 months now of playing with programming the sevcon and I will say that it is frustrating,(hair pulling?) even with frodus's great help and suggestions.
I am still trying to get it to be as stable the kelly and while i am still tuning the PID settings I am not yet having any better acceleration. At this point for me though the thought of going back to the kelly after all the re-wiring I did seems like too much work.

I am an engineer with a pretty strong electro/mechanical background so I am willing to put in the long hours to eventually make it work how I want. If you just want it to work right away however I found the kelly to be much easier.

So:
Pros for the Kelly: Turn Key install, Auto tune motor parameters, easy to use app to change settings, stable, less expensive.
Cons: Speed throttle vs torque throttle( didn't really bother me), equivalent start torque to a 350CC motorbike. that's about it.

As for my bike I am running a 96V chevy Volt pack with a ME0913 Motor. "

18 Hours Ago

frodus replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" Update:
Motor mount (Manta 2) arriving tonight, the one from kartmasters should be here next week.

Ordered a 96V DeltaQ so I can play with higher voltage packs.

Ordered about 100 of the VL41M cells (41Ah saft cells). maybe 30 or so going in the Kart, the rest for spare and maybe another project/powerwall/testbench. "

21 Hours Ago

frodus replied to the thread Now available: sprockets, Clearview display and Domino throttle.
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Quote Originally Posted by Nicman View Post
Any idea if you will be getting the Sevcon Gen5 size 7?

http://www.sevcon.com/products/high-...llers/gen5-s7/
No plans so far. There is a large inventory with my supplier of these Size 6 controllers and I'll be working to sell those before considering going to anything else. It requires a direct relationship with Sevcon and a large number of sales numbers per year. No one else that I've seen (EV Vendors) are selling those either. "

23 Hours Ago

frodus replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
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Quote Originally Posted by pyromancy5 View Post
Interested in following along with this build. I may be reaching out to you about a motorcycle conversion project I'm planning. Will probably be visiting your shop
Awesome. Start a build thread if you haven't already and post some details of what you're looking to do. Lots of help here on the forum to get you sorted. "

23 Hours Ago

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23 Hours Ago

Ted Dillard replied to the thread My girl is better than yours!.
" I know Dice isn't on here much anymore, but you KNOW his girl is better than anybody's.

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Hell, I think this girl is now out of school... lol "

1 Day Ago

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pyromancy5 replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" Interested in following along with this build. I may be reaching out to you about a motorcycle conversion project I'm planning. Will probably be visiting your shop "

1 Day Ago

Nicman replied to the thread Kelly KLS96601-8080I with contactor.
" I have been considering this controller and the sevcon gen4 size 6 and recently fund the sevcon gen5 s7 and s9.

what made you want to upgrade? any issues with the controller or anything you didn't like?

specs on your ELmoto?

thanks!!! "

1 Day Ago

Nicman replied to the thread First E-Moto project underway '10 Zero S rebuild.
" Whatever you decide, good luck! I understand the frustration sometimes with conversions. Some go smoothly, others are more difficult.

If you do end up parting out, I might know a couple people who are looking for that combo. I might even be interested in the controller for my ZX6 conversion!

let me know good luck "

1 Day Ago

Nicman clicked Likes for this post: Group Buy: Sevcon Gen4 Size 6, DeltaQ, contactors by frodus

1 Day Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Fabricator in San Francisco.
" Welcome aboard Jason! I look forward to see what you build with electric!! "

1 Day Ago

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Stevo replied to the thread My girl is better than yours!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Ted Dillard View Post
"My girl is better than yours" and all we get is a bunch of lawn tractors? (well, then there's ED!)

My wife puts up with... ME!

LMA0!!
My girl will kick my ass if I post anymore pics of her!! "

2 Days Ago

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2 Days Ago

Nicman replied to the thread Now available: sprockets, Clearview display and Domino throttle.
" Any idea if you will be getting the Sevcon Gen5 size 7?

http://www.sevcon.com/products/high-...llers/gen5-s7/ "

2 Days Ago

HotrodLambretta replied to the thread Fabricator in San Francisco.
" Thats so cool!!! I still see Al Fergoda stickers on bikes.....Vespa still dont handle

They are super reliable now with electronic ignitions and aluminum barrels. Electric should be a total blast!!!

Jason


Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
It is nice to hear about Lambretta scooters again. My second vehicle was a 1963 Lambretta 150Li that I bought new from Al Fergoda on Market Street for $335. I loved the looks, but the engine didn't like to go faster than 45 mph for more than a few minutes before it would start to freeze up. However, it certainly handled better than the 1962 Vespa 125 that preceded it.
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