Modded Currie

Discussion in 'ELECTRIC POWERED BIKES' started by wheelbender6, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6

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    24v Currie kits are cheap and simple to install, but they are very tail heavy and performance is unimpressive.
    I upped the motor gear ratio with a new freewheel to gain some top speed.
    I moved the SLA batteries from the rear rack to an ammo box in the frame triangle.
    I needed a new housing for the controller, so I modded a fuel tank for that.
    I am planning a much needed makeover for the ammo can battery box.
    May go 36v, depending how things go.
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  2. baldwooky

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    Gas Tank on an Ebike?!?
    Madness on this site I tell you, Madness! =)
     
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  3. wheelbender6

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    I had the petro tank on hand, so I figured that I might as well use it. I was able to relocate the original rocker switch from the rear rack to the bottom of the faux tank, where it is much easier to reach.
     
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  4. toro1978

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    I like the combination. Check this one (found on the EB forum), it has a hollowed out gas engine for looks, but actually runs on a BBS02 midmotor. (The battery and display in the tank and control buttons integrated in the shift lever):
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  5. wheelbender6

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    The ebike with the faux engine looks really cool. I have seen DIY ebikes with a functional gas engine and elec motor. The elec motor is for push start and acceleration. The gas engine is used for sustained cruising speed.
    -Having a gas engine, functional or faux, is one quick way to get kicked off the sidewalk or multi-use path.
     

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