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    Put the new blocks into the existing swingarm,...

    Put the new blocks into the existing swingarm, swapped the tyre over and got it all into the bike. Next step is to work out how to mount the batteries and controller inside the frame. Decided to push...
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    Had some awesome help from Danny Ripperton (AEVA...

    Had some awesome help from Danny Ripperton (AEVA member) machining the swingarm blocks that hold the hub motor axle.


    https://youtu.be/G-SOqybw7E8
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    One problem I've run into is the gap between the...

    One problem I've run into is the gap between the brake rotor and the motor is pretty small so the original brake caliper doesn't fit!

    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1270

    I...
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    I struggled trying to get the controller to do...

    I struggled trying to get the controller to do the angle identification setup and control the motor but got there in the end. I did swap the positions of the hall sensor A and C wires in the...
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    Also put together a test battery pack using 24 x...

    Also put together a test battery pack using 24 x 15ah Headway cells to do some bench testing.

    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1267
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    Made some more progress removing the engine from...

    Made some more progress removing the engine from the frame. The engine weighs 40kg.

    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1259

    http://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1261
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    In my excitement to get started, I forgot to...

    In my excitement to get started, I forgot to weigh the front and back to get the weight distribution of the original bike before taking it apart :o

    So after putting everything except the seat and...
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    Received the bike last week and started removing...

    Received the bike last week and started removing the ICE related bits that I won't be needing. One thing that I didn't expect to find was the coolant runs through the frame of the bike. There's a...
  9. SOLD!

    SOLD!
  10. Alltrax AXE7234 Motor Controller 300 Amp 24-72 Volt DC

    Bought this second hand on eBay when I thought my other controller had died but then realised the LVC setting was higher than my test battery pack :eek: so don’t need this anymore. I’m not sure if...
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    Also the motor arrived today and nervously...

    Also the motor arrived today and nervously checked to make sure the custom axle fits into the swingarm and thankfully it does!

    Next steps are to install the brake and work out an adapter plate to...
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    I ran some numbers for different battery options...

    I ran some numbers for different battery options and based range on 60Wh/km. Let me know if anything looks horribly wrong. The cost I’ve used for the Leaf batteries is probably way too low as I can’t...
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    The wheel is 20kg! No idea what a normal wheel...

    The wheel is 20kg! No idea what a normal wheel weighs and I haven’t got the donor bike yet but there will be quite a difference. I’m a bit concerned about that too. In deciding what kind of setup to...
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    This is the donor bike I just bought. The...

    This is the donor bike I just bought. The previous owner put a lot of TLC into it so it looks like it’s in really good condition. As mentioned I selected this bike because of the size of the rear...
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    Here are some pics of the custom axle and motor. ...

    Here are some pics of the custom axle and motor.

    https://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1122

    https://forums.aeva.asn.au/download/file.php?id=1123
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    Because the axle is built into the motor and...

    Because the axle is built into the motor and needs to be held firm while the motor spins, there will be a lot of torque where the axle passes through the swingarm. To make this stronger I’m going to...
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    Sorry the images above are huge and having...

    Sorry the images above are huge and having trouble working out how to resize them, any ideas? Weird but when they're bigger it's harder to see what's going on!
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    I also tested where the rear rotor would end up...

    I also tested where the rear rotor would end up relative to the existing brake calliper and mounting bracket setup. In the prototype below everything looked like it was going to line up but then I...
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    I originally thought about doing an electric cafe...

    I originally thought about doing an electric cafe racer motorbike as there’s something appealing about the way they strip everything back to just the essentials and expose the way it all works but I...
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    Hi Michael, Curious to see how you went with...

    Hi Michael,

    Curious to see how you went with battery selection. I like the idea of only having as many cells as I need to get the job done. Less welding/connecting/BMS etc to worry about. I’ve...
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    Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

    Chassis: 1989 Yamaha FZR250 2KR
    Motor: QS 273 6000W V3 hub motor
    Speed Controller: Kelly KLS7250H
    Batteries: TBD

    Top Speed: TBD
    Range: TBD

    So it’s been a while but I’m at the beginning...
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    Wow nice work on the battery box bases. Will be...

    Wow nice work on the battery box bases. Will be watching with interest as I've had thoughts of doing a cafe racer with an Enertrac motor!
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    Logging data from an Alltrax controller

    Hi everyone,

    Is there an easy way to log data from an Alltrax controller without using a laptop?

    I've used AXEmon with an old Palm V which works but for some reason stops logging after a while....
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    Photo from a test ride today. Had to pull over 2...

    Photo from a test ride today. Had to pull over 2 minutes later due to hitting LVC and push the scooter home! Really need to replace those dead cells!!!
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    OK long time no post again so I'll try and play...

    OK long time no post again so I'll try and play catchup!

    I got the AXEmon software going and it was really interesting to see how many Amps were being used depending on what I was doing (hills,...
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