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05-14-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,796
Posted By northernjeep

There is a commercial unit sold by Bolton e...

There is a commercial unit sold by Bolton e bikes that allows you to run 2 batteries at once. they can be different AH's but must both be the same voltage. Bolton claims the unit will increase...
04-23-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

I took my e fatbike out before all the rain for a...

I took my e fatbike out before all the rain for a ride around Transcona. Lots of standing water everywhere. The Bio Reserve was great, much of the trail through it had mushy snow 3 to 4" deep. That...
04-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,928
Posted By northernjeep

On one of my routes to get into the city there is...

On one of my routes to get into the city there is a MUP that for a short distance end in a regular sidewalk. The road beside it leads to a shopping mall and is always busy and really not a good place...
04-20-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

more snow

And now we have 2 weather systems coming by this weekend. Glad I took my trike out to birds hill park before the last big snowfall
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By northernjeep

I made my own heel straps using a bit of alum...

I made my own heel straps using a bit of alum flat stock, a couple pop rivets and then 2 small bolts to fasten to the pedals, no leg suck after that.
04-05-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,039
Posted By northernjeep

heres my bike

https://i.postimg.cc/x1v3DHNs/P1020708-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fVb9YVKX)
Its from a couple years ago but I'm still riding it. Just fitted a new chain on it
03-30-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,394
Posted By northernjeep

Not a cheap Chinese e bike but my KHS fatbike...

Not a cheap Chinese e bike but my KHS fatbike that has a Bafang BBSHD 1000 watt mid drive has been ultra reliable for 6 years now. It gets used in weather down to minus 20C in winter and in summer. I...
Forum: Recumbent
03-27-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By northernjeep

On sites like amazon you can find a disc brake...

On sites like amazon you can find a disc brake lock that is also a siren. Putting the lock on a disc means the trike can,t be moved and the alarm is loud. One nudge, it chirps after that it's quite...
03-27-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By northernjeep

One of the MUP's near my home has a yellow line...

One of the MUP's near my home has a yellow line down it's middle. And just a few feet over there is a sidewalk. Last summer I'm om my delta trike on the MUP when I come up on 3 shall we say larger...
03-23-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

One of the nicer off road trail rides can be...

One of the nicer off road trail rides can be found at Birds Hill Park. Thats where some friends and I ride our fat bikes in winter. The snow is going fast so its a bit too deep and soft but should be...
03-23-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

The path to get from the Transcona trail to reach...

The path to get from the Transcona trail to reach Chief Peguis is a mix of MUPS, some possible gravel and a few residential streets. If you would like I could show you, thats prob less confusing then...
03-23-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

It's mostly paved but riding the Transcona trail...

It's mostly paved but riding the Transcona trail across Plessis and then staying to the north side ie not crossing to head up to Regent leads to Chief Peguis. It's mostly MUPS with a bit of...
03-22-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

We missed the rain and snow, the weather alert...

We missed the rain and snow, the weather alert has ended. I've been seeing a few bikes on the streets in Transcona the last few days. Even managed to get about 25 km's on my fatbike.
03-14-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

All I know is I,m really looking forward to this...

All I know is I,m really looking forward to this darn snow being gone and getting out for a ride again. I have been riding my fatbike, just last week we went from Labierre park to Lasalle along the...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-16-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By northernjeep

I have a KHS 500 and it's been great for 4 years...

I have a KHS 500 and it's been great for 4 years now. Mines a bit different since it had a Bafang mid drive motor added in year one. Whichever bike you choose you will have a blast. I did swap out...
02-06-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By northernjeep

If your batteries have a built in on/off switch...

If your batteries have a built in on/off switch turn to off before switching them so no sparks. Or convert to XT90 anti spark connectors
01-28-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By northernjeep

I have a few e bikes. When I take the fatbike to...

I have a few e bikes. When I take the fatbike to a store which is rare it has a cheap bike trailer attached to it. In the trailer there are 2 bike locks, one is a Kyptonite U lock, the 2nd is a good...
01-13-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,029
Posted By northernjeep

When elevator music is what I listened to in the...

When elevator music is what I listened to in the 70's
01-09-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By northernjeep

I ride my fat bike in winter at temps down to...

I ride my fat bike in winter at temps down to minus 20 celcius and the 17.5 AH rack battery does just fine. Some rides are done later in the day where we stop at a ski cabin to warm up. On those days...
12-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By northernjeep

Bbshd

I believe a BBSO2 now is offered in a wider bottom bracket version. I installed the HD version on my fat bike over 4 years ago and it has been trouble free. So far the only thing that broke was the...
11-30-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,202
Posted By northernjeep

I run a fat bike and a homemade delta tike each...

I run a fat bike and a homemade delta tike each with a mid drive Bafang and enjoy riding both. Also have a golden motor powered delta trike, like that one as well. I refuse to be locked into a...
09-05-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By northernjeep

Try Grin Technologies out of Vancouver BC.

Try Grin Technologies out of Vancouver BC.
06-30-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,838
Posted By northernjeep

The last time that happened to me I got ready to...

The last time that happened to me I got ready to kick the dog in the face before the owner finally stepped in. I told him I was ready to kill the dog before i would let it bite me. The owner then got...
06-23-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,579
Posted By northernjeep

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
06-15-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By northernjeep

I use the XT 60's and solder the connections, and...

I use the XT 60's and solder the connections, and cover the soldered connection with shrink wrap plus a bit of electrical tape for good measure. But all the batteries i use have an on/off switch...
05-27-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By northernjeep

As long as your cargo bike has steel forks go for...

As long as your cargo bike has steel forks go for a front hub motor. And buy or make at least 2 torque arms just for the safety factor. Of the 2 different types direct drive is heavier and without...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,396
Posted By northernjeep

I have 2 delta style recumbent trikes, both...

I have 2 delta style recumbent trikes, both homemade. One has 20" wheels and rear suspension, the other has 26" wheels which makes it a bit more tippy so it is used as a cruiser type of recumbent. I...
04-13-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By northernjeep

If you like the bike you own, that does make it a...

If you like the bike you own, that does make it a good candidate for a kit. Your speed requirements may be a bit unrealistic though. Perhaps look into an electric scooter. Moving on from the scooter...
04-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

The trike has now received a roof and a small...

The trike has now received a roof and a small windscreen to shield my face and my hands.
https://i.postimg.cc/L5Jjr5St/P1020952.jpg (https://postimg.cc/64N7Z9yq)
03-21-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

Been a good spring so far. Managed a bit under...

Been a good spring so far. Managed a bit under 200 km's of riding so far. One of my rides is a 2wd Delta trike I just finished up this spring. It has pedal power to the left rear wheel and a geared...
03-20-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,757
Posted By northernjeep

Also the talking heads on the news like to report...

Also the talking heads on the news like to report news that scares/panics people. As others have said exercise care and caution, above all pay attention to your surroundings when riding.
03-11-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

I have only had a chance to take it for a short...

I have only had a chance to take it for a short test ride but did get it up 28 kpm and it handled that very well. It would have gotten a longer test ride today, March 11, but it snowed here so...
03-08-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

Finally got the revised delta out for a test...

Finally got the revised delta out for a test ride. It is 2wd, pedal power to the left rear wheel, 500w watt geared hub motor on the right. At the moment it uses rim brakes which I don't like but...
03-01-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,304
Posted By northernjeep

I do ride mine on snow trails and on single track...

I do ride mine on snow trails and on single track dirt in summer as well. The reason I first bought it was I liked the look, reminded me of my dirt bike days. The small 4" tires were replaced with...
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,094
Posted By northernjeep

I needed a proper seat for my home made delta and...

I needed a proper seat for my home made delta and Mr Carson,s recycled recumbent seat looked to fit the bill. He only ships to U.S. so I downloaded the plans and am in the process of making my own....
02-21-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,878
Posted By northernjeep

Basically I don't have time to waste with haters....

Basically I don't have time to waste with haters. I must say virtually everyone I meet either along a trail or in the city seems to be cool. The most common remark I get when riding one of my delta's...
02-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,878
Posted By northernjeep

When I take my e fat bike on the local trails I...

When I take my e fat bike on the local trails I will often talk with other riders given the chance. Usually just open with - it's electric assist and yes I'm a cheater. That almost always short...
02-14-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

And my experiment with a fat delta. First picture...

And my experiment with a fat delta. First picture is without a body, next pic I added a blue coro body This one used a 750 watt BBSO2 mid drive. With the body I found it to be quite hot to pedal....
02-14-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

And here is the delta I rode all last summer. It...

And here is the delta I rode all last summer. It has 20" wheels all around and uses a 750 watt Tongsheng motor. Very comfortable although I might upgrade the seat since I just bought a couple of...
02-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

Heres the fattie, it uses a BBSHD 1000 watt mid...

Heres the fattie, it uses a BBSHD 1000 watt mid drive. I've been riding it for about 4 years now only thing that ever broke is one freehub.
https://i.postimg.cc/Twtcygvm/P1020708-1.jpg...
02-14-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,386
Posted By northernjeep

I have built a tadpole trike and now 3 delta...

I have built a tadpole trike and now 3 delta trikes and all of them are way more comfortable on long rides than my upright bike. Each has an electric assist motor so hills and wind pose zero...
02-14-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

Well it's been real cold so I've only spent a...

Well it's been real cold so I've only spent a couple hours every other day in the heated garage working on the 2 wd delta. Both drivelines are on the trike and all brake, shifter and electrical...
01-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,454
Posted By northernjeep

I am closer to 70 than 60 and yes I still shovel...

I am closer to 70 than 60 and yes I still shovel snow. Most years we get a lot. Not so far this year though. I like to be smart about it though, a scoop that slides for most of it and fire up the...
01-03-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

Once I get enough posts in and finish the welding...

Once I get enough posts in and finish the welding on the revised frame I will for sure post a couple pics.
12-27-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,668
Posted By northernjeep

my 4 ebikes

First one was a BionX equipped road bike. I tossed the BionXhub and converted it to a Tongsheng mid drive for the wife. Second is my KHS fat bike, it uses a BBSHD and mostly gets used in winter. For...
12-27-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

Nice try, the mosquitos have been bad in years...

Nice try, the mosquitos have been bad in years past but the last 3 or 4 have been pretty good. Although I do have a screened in gazebo for the few bad days.
Forum: Recumbent
11-30-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,803
Posted By northernjeep

I used plans from Atomic Zombie and have built 3...

I used plans from Atomic Zombie and have built 3 trikes. The first was a tadpole , the next 2 which are the ones I'm currently riding are Delta's - that's 2 wheels in back, one in front.. They are...
11-30-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By northernjeep

The main thing is the type of riding you plan on...

The main thing is the type of riding you plan on doing. Hub motors are pretty good for road riding, mid drives work well if you like some trail riding. A Bafang BBS02 is a nice unit, Golden Motor.ca...
11-30-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,887
Posted By northernjeep

another Winnipegger here. Really enjoying the...

another Winnipegger here. Really enjoying the ever expanding trail system. Summer rides in the city are usually on home made delta trikes with e assist.
Forum: Introductions
02-09-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By northernjeep

Hello from Winnipeg

I just recently discovered the world of E-bikes and it is amazing. After reading as much as possible for the last several weeks I went down to a local bike shop and put money down on EVO toba that...
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