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    Black Electra Moto + BBS02

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ID:	25729 Hi all - This is my first post on this forum and my second ebike built. I just finished the install of the BBS02 on my Electra Moto and I'm pretty proud of the result. I'm going to use the bike for commuting flat road about 8 miles (one way). Some specifics about my setup:
    • BBS02 with 52v Luna shark pack
    • Color display
    • Throttle
    • 46T
    • Single speed
    • Two disk brakes
    • Not using brake sensors (do not like clutter on bar and motor stops when I stop peddling anyway)



    Some things I want to improve on the bike (suggestions and feedback welcome):
    • Removable fenders
    • Shorten cable from shark to controller (less clutter)
    • Chain tugs to tighten chain and position wheel
    • Make bar a bit smaller
    • Maybe remove throttle (if I'm not using it)
    • Maybe IGH in future?
    Observations on first runs:
    • This is my first mid-drive and the BBS02 is amazing!
    • Lots of power and very silent
    • Although I installed the speed sensor I doubt the speed readouts on the monitor. It does say ~25mph. I expected to get around 30mph using Luna's 750W kit. I did use GPS logger on my phone which said I was going around 70 mph :) Any tips on good GPS tracking apps now Google Tracks is no longer?
    • Once at speeds >20mph pedaling does not make sense anymore. Then I only peda to get the motor going. Hence I'm thinking about IGH for the future, but would add bar clutter and gear sensor
    Looking forward to your thoughts!
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    #2
    For some reason the pictures did not post.... can you try uploading them again?

    Shortening the battery cable from shark to controller is highly adviced.... we use to not ship the shark with a connector to force people to do this but got a lot of grief.

    You really dont need a connector at all between the shark and the controller and can hard wire it.

    IGH is the right thinking :) 3 speed igh is very affordable and durable.

    If you do not use the throttle then you should remove it.

    On your last problem i think if you turn the pedal asisst level down then pedaling will make sense above 20 mph.

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      #3
      Hereby 2nd try on the photos.

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      • Eric Luna
        Eric Luna commented
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        Now that is a beautiful bike. one pic is worth a thousand words.

        Now i see why you want to keep it clean.

        Really awesome job on this build.

        If you bought the kit from Luna let me know and you will get a store credit for this build report.

        I will try to add a few of those pics into the initial post so it gets the attention it deserves.

      • GVE
        GVE commented
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        Thanks for fixing the first post and adding the image. Yep, kit is from Luna.

      #4
      Clean machine! Nice job...

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        #5
        When I was looking at Electra cruisers that bike also caught my eye. I finally decided on a cantilever frame. That style is available with a 3 spd IGH. Maybe a whole wheel from Electra is available.............and yes that is a very clean looking bike, great build.

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          #6
          Originally posted by calfee20 View Post
          When I was looking at Electra cruisers that bike also caught my eye. I finally decided on a cantilever frame. That style is available with a 3 spd IGH. Maybe a whole wheel from Electra is available.............and yes that is a very clean looking bike, great build.
          Thanks! I did see the 3-speed version, but that one does not come in black. Will check with them if I can order a complete 3-speed wheel separately. I've chosen this bike because of the strong and rigid frame which I wanted when adding the extra weight and speeds for the commute.

          When removing the throttle I could potentially create a new smaller wire to the bar which connects to the display only. Probably I could run the wire through the down tube which will make the bike even more clean.

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            #7
            For the speed test-- I have a Garmin I use on my road bike that's really accurate, but I use it for training: heart rate, cadence sensor, etc. But I'd advise finding a cheap-o CatEye and throwing it on the bike. That will give you an accurate speed.

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              #8
              You said you wanted to neaten up the wires. I have never touched a shark pac but I noticed in a photo four screws in the mount that are covered by the battery. If those screws and the cover were removed is there room in there to tuck away some or all of the wires?

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                #9
                That is a beautiful bike, I agree. A little more wire clean-up will have a comparatively large impact on it, visually, I think. Inversely proportional to the bike's own simplicity, perhaps.

                For a GPS speedometer app, I use Ulysses Speedometer, a free Android app. Seems to update the speed quickly and accurately. Nice big display to read while riding.
                Fabrication is fun! Build something today. Show someone. Let them help. Inspire and share. Spread the desire.

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by JPLabs View Post
                  That is a beautiful bike, I agree. A little more wire clean-up will have a comparatively large impact on it, visually, I think. Inversely proportional to the bike's own simplicity, perhaps.

                  For a GPS speedometer app, I use Ulysses Speedometer, a free Android app. Seems to update the speed quickly and accurately. Nice big display to read while riding.
                  Thanks! Yes, I'm actually looking for a smaller wire without brake sensors and without throttle connector. If I would have such a cable I could run it through the down tube like the brake cables. Will try the app.

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                    #11
                    Nice and clean bike and very stealthy.

                    If you are on Android I would look at IPBike. None of the apps are perfect but this one is the best I have used.

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                      #12
                      Just finished the first 100miles on the bike after the first week of use (commute). The BBS02 kit and battery are really great. The bike is however not so great for commuting as it does not have fenders. I'm using MTB clip-on fenders which are not ideal. The good part is that this makes a good excuse to make a 2nd BBS02 kit bike with pure purpose of commuting. I will try to make the next project a bit cleaner than this one now I know what to look for.

                      In terms of power and speed I could actually argue that the current setup (BBS02 + 52v) has too much power (yes, you read this correctly). Half of my commute is through dense city traffic and only use assist level 1-2. On long stretches I use 3-4, but rarely use 5. Not sure if there are any other mid-drive kits with less power (and less weight) which I should take into consideration? Maybe reprogramming?

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                        #13
                        Yes, reprogramming. It's possible to slow the response, lower the power, lower the cadence or kph limits, it's really very tune-able. If you give up throttle, I would say having ability to tune is extremely important to optimizing the bike for user needs.

                        Pretty much everything to know about it can be found from this page:

                        http://www.poweredride.com/info
                        Fabrication is fun! Build something today. Show someone. Let them help. Inspire and share. Spread the desire.

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                          #14
                          I love the bike. Clean and tidy. For some reason I was stuck checking out the chainline photo..... damn near perfect! Click image for larger version  Name:	chainline.jpg Views:	1 Size:	915.4 KB ID:	26937

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                            #15
                            The great thing about a super clean build such as yours, is that other non e bike riders will take one look at it, and want one. Especially if you let them ride it.

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