Electric conversion kit install

Ed Begley, Jr. rides one of these! (See the tv program "Living with Ed")
Forum rules
Be polite and courteous! Stay on topic!

Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:19 am

I started test fitting part of my kit to my beach cruiser. Pretty easy to install if you don't care how the wires look. I'm going to lengthen a couple wires and maybe shorten some too so right now I'm in the middle of the build:
I chose to position the controller on the seat tube and had to add a spacer to the bottom fender bolt to clearance the fit. It won't affect pedalling and the fender is good protection there too. The battery pack sits atop the rear basket rack and the baskets will be just for cargo. The front wheel/motor didn't come with a rim guard inside to protect the tube...probably could cause flats so I added a few layers of 1" masking tape then mounted the tire and tube. Front wheel goes on pretty easy. I added a torque arm kit to help prevent axle spinning under load. Notice the M-Wave double kickstand from Amazon, helps alot with so much added weight. Next will be the brake levers with kill switches built in and the thumb throttle too. Lots of wires but the plugs they all just plug right in, easy if you don't have to change the wire lengths.
Last edited by to the beach on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Took a ride just down the street and back this afternoon, it was about to rain so only traveled 1/4 mile. Still have some neatening up to do with the harness and I want to buy a locking ratchet strap for the battery case:
FirstTest1_zps1564e7e3[2].jpg
FirstTest1_zps1564e7e3[2].jpg (287.9 KiB) Viewed 1564 times
FirstTest2_zps180866fc[2].jpg
FirstTest2_zps180866fc[2].jpg (294.93 KiB) Viewed 1564 times
FirstTest3_zps6b168583[1].jpg
FirstTest3_zps6b168583[1].jpg (294.55 KiB) Viewed 1564 times
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby wa_desert_rat » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:43 pm

Certainly a god looking elecrric bike. What kit did you get?
WDR
http://www.bigboxbikes.com
"No one has ever had to evacuate a city because the solar ;panels broke!"
wa_desert_rat
 
Posts: 2059
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:48 pm
Location: Moses Lake, WA

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:07 am

It's a kit I bought used, made by GoldenMotorCompany, Canada. 48 Volt 1000 Watt. It goes faster than I can safely travel but I needed the extra power to get up hills since I weigh 245. These kits are readily available on EBAY and Amazon.com as well as some LBSs. It's a pleasure to pedal along with the motor, adding as much effort as you care to.

Quite good for people who easily lose interest in their bikes when physical limitations come into play!
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:25 pm

Painted the controller and neatened up the cables today...
6-20-20131_zps06fe21d9[2].jpg
6-20-20131_zps06fe21d9[2].jpg (313.43 KiB) Viewed 1541 times

wheels are coming up next, along with a cycle computer
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby magic » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:41 pm

nice job man
magic
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:22 am
Location: ct

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:30 pm

thanks magic, much appreciated.

Trying to program my new cycle computer/speedometer/odometer...I don't know why the directions weren't in English...this is gonna be fun
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:00 am

Added a Kruzer King spring saddle, comfy cool style.
Attachments
Aug42013_zps2ec7b557.jpg
Aug42013_zps2ec7b557.jpg (269.4 KiB) Viewed 1373 times
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby to the beach » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:54 pm

Painted front rim to match:
Attachments
Aug192013_zps14ec98e2.jpg
Aug192013_zps14ec98e2.jpg (133.17 KiB) Viewed 1309 times
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Electric conversion kit install

Postby desertguns » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:11 am

That Del Rio cruiser looks great. May I ask what a kit like that costs roughly? I'd like to do something like that but the nearest store is 20 miles round trip & that's a lot of batteries. :) Looks way more comfortable & practical than the electric Kona downhill someone had here. Was that you?
desertguns
 
Posts: 2510
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:25 pm
Location: Meltingballs, AZ

Next

Return to Electric Assist Bikes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest