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Customising a cheap 15FET Motor Controller

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Several Ebay vendors offer cheap 12FET, 15FET and 18FET motor controllers for electric mopeds. Aside from the obvious price advantage, compared to the usual, programmable, ‘Infineon’ motor controllers, some of these controllers work sensored and sensorless. Upsides: -dirt cheap (around … Continue reading

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Blue ICE got a Nose

Since this summer is fairly wet, I’ve mounted the KingCycle nose fairing to the Blue ICE. The nose fairing looks quite nice with the white Ortlieb X-Press panniers. The mirrors mounted to the fairing offer a perfect rear view.

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ICE Sprint DIY Battery Bracket

Sometimes comes the question, where and how to mount the battery to a trike. The best place I found, is mounting the battery directly to the seat tubes, hanging low under the seat for enhanced cornering stability. The worst place … Continue reading

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Bafang CST – Oil Cooling

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I got a ‘like new’, used 20″ Bafang CST geared hub motor from Ebay. The seller stated it only ran 170km. Definitely no exaggeration, since it still turned with noticeably resistance. The gears and freewheel clutch weren’t even proper run-in … Continue reading

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Phase Runner Motor Controller

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I wouldn’t bother you in telling the story how the Phase Runner motor controller came to be. There is a lengthily thread in the Endless Sphere forum, covering its whole development. Justin gives a short discription of the Phase Runner … Continue reading

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Out in the woods

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The Blue ICE offers a pretty comfy ride with its big tyres.

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Blue ICE Refinements

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I’m planning a long tour this Summer and a 120km test tour in March revealed some shortcomings in the setup of the Blue ICE. Too long cranks While the Patterson Drive with 175mm cranks felt ok on my usual 30-60km … Continue reading

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Patterson Metropolis Chain Wheel Adapter

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The Patterson Metropolis 2-speed crank drive comes stock with a 28t chain wheel. If thats not adequate, there is a 130mm adapter available from Patterson, to be able to mount chain wheels starting from 38tooth size to the Patterson Metropolis. … Continue reading

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Tyres for E-Trikes

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I’ve tried only a handful of different tyres in the last couple of years. For a fast e-trike my main focus is traction and braking power, not minimal rolling resistance. Schwalbe Big Ben Currently in use are Schwalbe Big Ben … Continue reading

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My Satiator arrived yesterday

My Satiator 608 charger arrived yesterday. I got a unit from the pilot batch at discount price for beta testing. Image: Grin Tech It looks great and feels very well made and rugged. Setting up new charging profiles is painless, … Continue reading

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