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  • stts
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    Yup, I had one of those kick stands when I was a kid. I want to get one for my bike. I like that springy seat too.

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  • Tommycat
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    Sharp eyes might have noticed the change in seat color a while back. I just wasn't getting comfortable support from the smaller seat even though well padded. So found the solution in an exercise bike seat. Nice wide area but it didn't have any spring suspension. So, I made up a metal plate adapter to go from a cannibalized regular bicycle seat to the repurposed brown one.






    I like it better.


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  • Tommycat
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    ahhhhhhh, to have some of the stuff we had in our youth in mint condition. ;-)

  • Robert07
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    If you owned a Huffy, Do you know how much is a huffy bike worth?? Most collectors today are on the hunt for Huffy bikes, introduced from the 1960s to the 1980s. You should look for vintage Huffy bicycles with an antique stamp with large block letters for their true value. Huffy bikes released in the 1990s can cost as little as $300 or less. Other classic Huffy bikes, like the Huffy radio bike from 1955, can come with an incredible price tag.
    Last edited by Robert07; 11-30-2021, 05:01 AM.

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  • Tommycat
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    Originally posted by 2speedBBS02 View Post
    I must be asleep. Try as I might I do not see any "tabs". What then am I missing?
    Used internally in the throttle assembly to hold it together as discussed here... POST #28.

    and a bit here... Bottom of POST #2

    With the full throttle cut in half, you have direct access to the tab tips instead of having to disengage them from inside the tube hole. (kind of like the thumb throttle disassembly shown in posted thread 2 above)




    Seems like the BBSxx mid-drives have a few issues with proper throttle control. IE: Firmware bugs, programming requirements, ETC. Hope yours is working well. I use throttle exclusively... no PAS.


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  • 2speedBBS02
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    I must be asleep. The cut then reattached throttle handle look essentially
    the same. Try as I might I do not see any "tabs". What then am I missing? Throttle use and brake use do have some issues however not insurmountable. It is possible to drop a bike just so while holding the right handle bar end and in the loss of balance to twist the throttle to the on position.
    My E-Bike builds are Mid-drive set ups. The BBS02 has a throttle but is used primarily as a power app to move quickly to a better position.

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  • Tommycat
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    Thank you for your very kind words! No plans to mass produce. ;-) but haven't yet decided on my next project... Did you catch my throttle solution in
    POST #39? Cheers. T.C.

  • 2speedBBS02
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    Want to say how nice your work is. Apply for patient before Huffy rips you off. This work is very high end. Production quality. Most details worked out. You could easily market except for lawyers.

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  • 2speedBBS02
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    My thumb gets tired. Old hands. My motorcycles all have twist. Just sayin'

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  • Tommycat
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    52 volt 3 amp Luna Mini Charger... Part 3 Refueling the "Rocket".


    I was always curious about how my charger "actually" charged and terminated the charge on my 52 volt Li-Ion 11.5 AH battery. It differs a bit from the impression I got from the simulated charge example as shown on the mini charger's Knowledge Base adjustment thread seen here...

    https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...i-and-advanced

    Mine takes a head start in amperage reduction before it hits the voltage setpoint. Which looks like how it's described in the video...which makes sound sense to me. A nice soft landing to the charge point.


    Anyway, if your interested have a look at this time lapse video of about the last two volts to full charge. With the charger set to 58.91 volts @ .16A cut-off point. Less than 2 minutes long.






    Last edited by Tommycat; 04-03-2020, 12:00 PM.

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  • Tommycat
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    Kickstand Replacement Upgrade...


    Reaching out to the forum...

    https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...tand-or-better



    My Huffy old style single leg kickstand is simply not up to the task of reliably keeping my heavy Ebike standing upright. The small footprint digs and sinks into anything except concrete. And the housing is easily bent allowing precarious angles closer to disaster. So before that happens, does anyone have an end user recommendation for a good replacement?


    And came up with this solution.

    A BV Adjustable Double Side Kickstand...


    Here is the original stand in operation.







    The lean may not look like to much here. But as heavy as the bike is, a few inches makes a tippy difference.

    So on to the replacement... As usual, totally underwhelming packaging with no instructions. But the parts were all there.






    The alignment seemed a little excessively staggered on first inspection. But we'll see.




    One bolt for easy removal, and a comparison shot between the old and new.




    And now for the most astonishing thing! The new mounting bracket fit perfectly in the bikes existing bracket. What are the odds?




    And now for the results.








    Ahhhhhhh, that's more like it!








    In conclusion.

    The new kickstand is a great improvement on the old weak one. The heftier aluminum arms and pivot bracket seem up to the task. The automatic mechanical action to deploy and retract is simple and straight forward. It does require a bit of a lift up on the bike. The offset of the legs mentioned earlier helps to allow access to push on the outer leg which is the main one. The staggered position of the legs when down are not bothersome. My biggest gripe is that the balance point allows the back wheel with the heavy motor hub to sit on the ground. I was hoping to have it be elevated for easy testing and maintenence.

    Looks like I'll have to add a front wheel Pie for balance! ;-)







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  • Tommycat
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    Thank you for the kind words... My thoughts on your questions can be seen in the Magic Pie section here...

    https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...ble-extensions

  • Churnmaster
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    Which displays are compatible with the magic pie 5 ? also what cable can be used as an extension on a tandem to the display/ throttle ?...BTW sweet rig you built !

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  • Tommycat
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    Final torque arm on the prowl... Had to slim up for proper derailleur gear operation, painted, and used jam nuts on the axel for extra security.



  • Tommycat
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    It's been over a year and have had no problems with the hand modified spokes. :-0 They haven't loosened, broke, or provided any excitement in all this time. After all I'd heard about spokes breaking, this is a pleasant surprise. Sure I've had to re-true the wheel a couple of times for the stretching. But my biggest regret is that I didn't re-paint them when I had the chance!
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