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Old 09-13-2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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1500+Watts 52v
33mph on fat tires and will conquer any hill without pedaling. BBSHD mid drive motor. More power than the quiet kat and less than half the price. Got a video but is has obscene language. Iíll do another soon.





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Old 09-13-2018, 07:03 PM   #2
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What kit was that? Thinking about doing the same.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:04 PM   #3
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TAGGED! More info please! This is awesome!


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Old 09-13-2018, 07:33 PM   #4
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its the bafang bbshd 750w. which is programmed for 1500w. can be programmed up to 2500w and can run them as high as about 80v with right controller.

https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbshd-1000w-middrive-kit/

has the upgraded lcd , programming cable and the wolf pack panasonic battery.

i ordered a 28 tooth chainring ill add in a few days will give it insane torque. handles hills with ease though on stock chain ring.

bike is DSG nishiki colorado with 2.75" tires. can use any donor bike.

luna also sells those cyclone kits... they take a little fabbing sometimes but run at 3000W+ and are cheaper.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:35 PM   #5
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i added the 100+ lb capable rear rack. bow holders to the handle bars, and headlights not shown in pics.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:45 PM   #6
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I need one


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Old 09-13-2018, 10:32 PM   #7
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Very cool.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:42 AM   #8
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Super cool! Can't wait to see the video
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:51 AM   #9
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What was your total cost out the door?

Post the video anyway
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:01 PM   #10
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Short clip in the neighborhood

https://youtu.be/CinIzJ-O6LQ


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Old 09-14-2018, 02:05 PM   #11
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What was your total cost out the door?

Post the video anyway
somewhere in the neighborhood of $1500 + the bike. This bike was about $400.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:39 PM   #12
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Very nice man!
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:11 AM   #13
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Cool!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:29 AM   #14
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You da man!!

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Old 09-15-2018, 01:32 PM   #15
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that is awesome. you are hauling tail in that video
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:32 PM   #16
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That’s really cool-I have been thinking about getting one but might go this way. I might have to hit you up for advice

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:42 PM   #17
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Thatís really cool-I have been thinking about getting one but more got go this way. I might have to hit you up for advice
put 10 miles on it this evening after the rain stopped. its a lot of fun riding and i cant wait to use it to access some hunting areas that were too far of a walk.

rides like a silent motorcycle..at least i thought it did. took a wet corner at about 28 mph full lean and wiped out lol. first time ive skinned up my knee since i was a kid i think.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:21 AM   #18
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So you just pedal when the GW is looking! Nice


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Old 09-18-2018, 02:17 PM   #19
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Finished




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Old 09-19-2018, 01:59 AM   #20
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Awesome!
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:24 AM   #21
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Bad azz!
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #22
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I need to spend more time on public land close to the house. Lots of trails but very limited roads.

One of these would work great
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:03 PM   #23
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sweet rig!!!
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:08 PM   #24
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Very nice set up!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:58 AM   #25
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I need to spend more time on public land close to the house. Lots of trails but very limited roads.

One of these would work great
^^^ you have the perfect place to wear one out. Unless you want to walk 7 miles one way or navigate a boat in a 9 mile log jam thatís the only option!
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:28 AM   #26
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Can you use an e-bike on public land? I know bicycles are ok but once they're motorized...?
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:49 AM   #27
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Can you use an e-bike on public land? I know bicycles are ok but once they're motorized...?
supposedly on the federal level they only recognize motors over 750W as motorized. would need to check the regs for each area though.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:11 AM   #28
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much thanks! i've always thought about it. I'm an avid bicycle rider but love my motocross and thought it'd be fun to do some scouting/riding but wasn't sure if the GW would take to kindly to that. I mean it's not really making any noise or tearing anything up but it is a motorized vehicle soooo... Probably just best for me to ask the local GW and get pre-approval first. I'm not so sure 'better to ask for forgiveness than for permission' would apply. lol
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:09 PM   #29
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video looks awesome. No video of the wipeout?
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supposedly on the federal level they only recognize motors over 750W as motorized. would need to check the regs for each area though.


If anyone is watching just start pedaling till they gone lol.


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Old 09-21-2018, 01:55 PM   #31
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So how long does will this run on a charge?
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:06 PM   #32
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I kept all the parts off two of the little Power wheels jeeps. Now I have an idea for a new quiet electric hunting bike, complete with forward and reverse controllers.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:13 PM   #33
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That is cool
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:30 PM   #34
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So how long does will this run on a charge?
depends on battery used, terrain and whether you use throttle only or pedal assist. pedal assist is nice you pedal and the motor kicks in to help. range on mine is north of 40 miles....haven't ran it until dead yet but have put over 40 miles on it and still had quite a bit of juice left.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:08 PM   #35
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Very cool!
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:04 PM   #36
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That video had me grinnin'!
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:17 PM   #37
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had so much fun with the first one i needed to build another one. took the first one through some deep mud holes, creeks with about 12" of water, fields with chest high grass covering up boulders and fallen trees etc.

this time i wanted a fat bike so started with a cheap $200 mongoose dolomite from walmart. BBSHD motor kit $700. few accessories (seat, rack, bow holders, battery bag) $100. I will build my own battery for this one in a few days (52v, 15ah) ~$240
So this one will come in much cheaper than the first.

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:18 PM   #38
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:23 PM   #39
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I'm all about cheaper!


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Old 10-16-2018, 10:26 PM   #40
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Hereís the first one after my first hunt with it.


What used to be a 25 min walk to stand is now under 2 min.
Deer donít mind it much. Several walked right by it. Park it 30 yards away.

Bike 2 before converting. After stripping all the stickers off it.



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Old 10-16-2018, 11:57 PM   #41
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Looks good. I need to ride it.


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Old 10-17-2018, 06:36 AM   #42
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Crazy cool. Had no idea you could build these yourself. Where do you buy the parts?

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:02 AM   #43
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Crazy cool. Had no idea you could build these yourself. Where do you buy the parts?

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there is all kinds of motors, controllers and batteries out there that can be bought from ebay, amazon etc but the 2 biggest and best are lunacycle.com
and https://em3ev.com/
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:36 AM   #44
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Really cool. 40 miles plus range is awesome. I cringed when you said 23mph and wet corner.

Bikesdirect.com has some really good customizeable cheaper fatbikes amongst other types of bikes. Ive a Gravity Fatbike for around $500...and I was able to build it online to fit my lanky frame.

I like your rattle can camo. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:03 AM   #45
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Really cool. 40 miles plus range is awesome. I cringed when you said 23mph and wet corner.

Bikesdirect.com has some really good customizeable cheaper fatbikes amongst other types of bikes. Ive a Gravity Fatbike for around $500...and I was able to build it online to fit my lanky frame.

I like your rattle can camo. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
I never could color between the lines I am way too lazy to properly prep etc lol. Figured it would rub off the tires soon. Just wanted to knock the shine off it.

and yeah bikesdirect is awesome and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality bike a good price.
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How do you know what Bottom Bracket Size to get? Also will you post how you are going to build your own battery?
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:49 PM   #47
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How do you know what Bottom Bracket Size to get? Also will you post how you are going to build your own battery?
yes I will do the build in this thread.

just measure the bottom bracket on the bike you want to install it on. (metal to metal only, ignore any nuts)

some kits are sold with a range and include spacers like 68mm-73mm and 73-100mm. goes up to 120mm which is what bike 2 really needed. I ordered a 100mm and ended up grinding the non drive side down to about 90mm to fit it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:57 PM   #48
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:00 PM   #49
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Had a chance to ride the original bike and can confirm this thing is the real deal and a blast. More capable than I thought and can’t wait to give the fatty a ride!
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:12 PM   #50
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Started on the battery build tonight. I had ordered a fancy 70 cell holder that somehow got lost in the mail. Iím too impatient to wait on it as Iím trying to have this ready to roll for this weekend.

Start with quality cells with amp ratings where you need them. I need to be able to run 30 amps for my motors controller. So I chose to use the LG HG2

Charge them all up to same voltage and lay out the design. Rectangle/ triangle etc. Iím doing a 52v nominal battery. 14 series 5 parallel. ( 14s5p). It will have 58.8v at full charge and will cut off at 42v. Each cell is 3000 mah so it will be 15AH.

14s5p layout


Started to spot weld nickel strips.




Thatís were I stopped. My spot welder battery needs charged. Iím using an Arduino spot welder . Basically a raspberry pi little micro controller programmed and hooked up to a 12v battery. Can use car battery or Lipo. Iím using a Lipo.




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