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EVcycle clicked Likes for this post: VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0 by Stevo

1 Day Ago

Stevo replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" I'm sure you could run the OEM gears with no problems.
I have a 15t drive and 62t driven... When I put super motard tires on it I'll drop it down to a 14t drive and maybe drop the driven to 60t.... the acceleration changes ALOT, not too much change at the top end... adding 2 cells would have helped with the top end. But adding 2 cells would also be adding 16 lbs.
As it is, 80-85 mph is pretty fast on this thing because its so damn heavy. I'm really hoping my batt box mod will drop 20 lbs. "

2 Days Ago

Nicman replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" I love the idea of a easily removable battery system, even something like 'swapping' battery packs for quick turnaround.
I was wondering what gear ratio you went to since this motor is much more powerful than the previous one, did you gear it down to get better top end speed?

I was hoping to be able to reuse the OEM sprocket since the me1616 has so much more power and rev's higher than the me1003.

Cant wait to see this bike with some street tires.



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2 Days Ago

Spoonman clicked Likes for this post: VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0 by Stevo

2 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" Hey Nick... Glad you asked!!
I'm currently working on v3.3
I am rebuilding the battery pack. I redesigned it using far less Al to shed some weight, and will be adding a Thunderstruck BMS to simplify life considerably.
I contemplated adding 1 or 2 more cells to up the voltage to about 110vdc, but decided to leave it at 24 cells to keep the cost of the BMS down. It would cost me another $275 to add 1 or 2 more cells because the main BMS controller can only accept 24 cells... any more would require an additional module. The cost of this system is very similar to the Zeva system, at around $500.

Here are some pics of a few changes that I've made...
I made an opening in the phone housing so that I can now take pics and video using my phone's camera:
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...8&d=1553100136

I redesigned my battery box utilizing two Apache pelican knock offs to house the cells. They are modular and bolt on, removable. I incorporated a frame slider too to help protect the battery box when I crash (when, not if ...LOL)

http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...0&d=1553100312
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...9&d=1553100265
http://elmoto.net/attachment.php?att...7&d=1553099992

I'm not finished with it yet... it's kind of intricate work to get the holes lined up correctly as I am tapping threads into them for the mounting bolts.
Once I get it all done, I'll see how much weight I was able to remove. The plastic boxes are much much lighter than the last box I welded up. There's also enough room inside the boxes to house the main contactor, main fuse, shunt, BMS and current sensor along with the cells. Easy access also is a big plus.
The central part of the box, which can't really be seen in these pics too well, will hold 6 -7 cells. When the next gen batteries come our way, I hope to use this section to maybe house an onboard charger or move some of the electronics into this compartment. Who knows what size, shape or configuration the new solid state batteries will manifest themselves into??!! "

3 Days Ago

Nicman replied to the thread VOR.WORX.EMC.v3.0.
" Any updates with that beast me1616?

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3 Days Ago

Nicman clicked Likes for this post: Parts to party! by ElMotoMike

4 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
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Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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21st century technology made with 1950's tooling?? "

4 Days Ago

Nicman clicked Likes for this post: LG chem disassembly by frodus

4 Days Ago

Spoonman replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
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Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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....aaaand how did you come to wind up on here exactly?... "

5 Days Ago

Ted Dillard replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
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Quote Originally Posted by soap94 View Post
No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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Right, right - because god forbid you get something new to experience. "

5 Days Ago

soap94 replied to the thread Electric Harley?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
Maybe. Maybe not. But it does look cool, other than the Buell muffler. The rider could use a helmet, though.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumo...et/#more-65333
No no no, I hope it is not gonna happen soon. But, considering that all major car manufactures are moving toward electric car, I believe it is not possible to avoid it. I am in love with this model https://bike.net/Harley-Davidson/33834-Sport_Glide_2018 and can't imagine HD become an e-moto.
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6 Days Ago

Routyboutuy replied to the thread Lightning "Enters Production".
" Come on Lightning! It's been March long enough! "

1 Week Ago

frodus replied to the thread Disastrous fire consumes all electric motorcycles in MotoE, race’s future uncertain.
" It's a bit confusing. Were they charging or finished charging?

They say this:
Just at the end of the charging process, they noticed that fumes were coming out of one of the boxes and when they went there, a prototype charging station was catching fire so they tried to extinguish that. Unfortunately they couldn’t and the fire spread very rapidly to the entire tent, in which we had all the bikes and all the equipment for this year."

Then this:
"While the investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire continues, Dorna has confirmed that no motorcycles were charging at the time of the incident in the box in which the fire started." "

1 Week Ago

EVcycle replied to the thread Disastrous fire consumes all electric motorcycles in MotoE, race’s future uncertain.
" Welllllll............ Crap......

Good for advertising as I had not heard of this series, bad for the racers and crews. "

1 Week Ago

mcress replied to the thread Yamaha Fazer.
" My Fazer is still up for grabs if anyone in UK is interested?
Cheers,
Mike "

1 Week Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread Disastrous fire consumes all electric motorcycles in MotoE, race’s future uncertain.
" The latest news is that the bikes were not being charged at the time, so at least there is that. Also, the e-motorcycle racing program will continue this year. Hopefully Energica will be able to enter the races with new motorcycles. "

1 Week Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Disastrous fire consumes all electric motorcycles in MotoE, race’s future uncertain.
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Quote Originally Posted by frodus View Post
yeah, this is serious. Hope they can recover some of it.
My money is on those #$@%&# batteries, or a new conspiracy theory.
I think it kinda dumb to keep everything secured in one spot together instead of each team securing their own stuff... But maybe the teams didn't actually own their bikes and Energica wanted to keep everything secured together ...the article didn't explain if that was an FIM requirement. Hopefully there is an insurance policy in force "

1 Week Ago

frodus replied to the thread Disastrous fire consumes all electric motorcycles in MotoE, race’s future uncertain.
" yeah, this is serious. Hope they can recover some of it. "

1 Week Ago