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    Sticky: This is pretty fundamental stuff. Anything that...

    This is pretty fundamental stuff. Anything that is made is rated by the manufacturer at a level less than its absolute capability. Be it batteries or bridges. When it comes to cheap Chinese...
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    For a particular case/scenario .... (Or, more...

    For a particular case/scenario ....

    (Or, more likely the particular theory wasn't well modelled.)
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. My...

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. My 2000 Firebird was designed to go from 1st to 4th, and would lock out 2nd and 3rd. (Unless you floored it.)

    This would appear to be a very applicable...
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    Put the 1000th mile on the bike. This year has...

    Put the 1000th mile on the bike. This year has seen fantastic weather for riding, and although I only use the bike for riding to work I've only missed about 3 or 4 days since the beginning of the...
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    I see I haven't missed much.

    I see I haven't missed much.
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    Rode my bike to work again. That's everyday for...

    Rode my bike to work again. That's everyday for the last couple of weeks or so. We've had an unbelievable spell of great weather and I've probably ridden my bike more this year already than the...
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    Well yeah, but you know they have an advantage...

    Well yeah, but you know they have an advantage because of the altitude. Right? :)

    You know it's going to be said. :D
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    The first question is what is BMS - Battery...

    The first question is what is BMS - Battery Management System or Battery Monitoring System? I like to think that my MiniBMS is both - it monitors LVC and HVC, and manages balance charging by using...
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    Well actually, anything up to about 70 is good. ...

    Well actually, anything up to about 70 is good. Which I suppose is barely above freezing to some of you. :D
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    I'm just happy that my cells survived being...

    I'm just happy that my cells survived being stored at 30 below this winter. And they may be happy at 90+, but I sure as hell wouldn't be. :D
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    This reminds me that I really need to get my...

    This reminds me that I really need to get my electric remote controlled snow-blower working this year.
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    Took the bike for it's first run of the season. ...

    Took the bike for it's first run of the season. Reminded myself just how fun it is. :D Will start riding it to work regularly now.
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    Are Kokam / EIG available for us mere mortals?

    Are Kokam / EIG available for us mere mortals?
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    Today it snowed.

    Today it snowed.
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    Beats sniffing glue. But not by much. :D

    Beats sniffing glue. But not by much. :D
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    Bike's ready to go .... and now they've torn up...

    Bike's ready to go .... and now they've torn up the road ready for repaving. I hate riding on grooved pavement, so I guess I'm stuck for the next couple of weeks at least.
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    This sounds about right.

    This sounds about right.
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    I managed to fuse the plug from my battery...

    I managed to fuse the plug from my battery charger to the extension cable. I knew it got hot, and now I know how hot. :o Tonights task is figuring out how to separate them causing the least amount...
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    Put Electric Mayhem on the charger today, (after...

    Put Electric Mayhem on the charger today, (after fixing the charger which wasn't putting out enough volts). All seems to be going well with all BMS modules showing red lights except one. I'll leave...
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    So, I'm thinking that you may be worrying about a...

    So, I'm thinking that you may be worrying about a problem that doesn't exist. Can you get the bike running well enough without the bottom module that if you replaced it with a foam block you could...
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    Story of my life.

    Story of my life.
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    I've heard it said that laying the prismatics...

    I've heard it said that laying the prismatics flat like that isn't the best way to mount them. Has the train of thought on that been revised since I last checked? Anyway can you get 6 across on...
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    Tomorrow I find out what a winter outside in the...

    Tomorrow I find out what a winter outside in the shed has done to my batteries. If by any chance they've survived then maybe I'll get a ride in on Sunday and start biking to work next week.
  25. My one truth of racing is that I don't have the...

    My one truth of racing is that I don't have the balls for it any more. :(
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