Dewalt Powered E-Bikes and Drift Trikes

Dewalt Powered E-Bikes and Drift Trikes

I converted all of my e-bikes and drift trikes to run on Dewalt lithium batteries.

Jamis DXT with 1,000 watt rear hub motor from E-Bike Kit, 3D printed battery mounts from Sympateco, and I used flat steel bar to make the large water bottle cage. I painted a couple of the batteries black so it is not as obvious when I lock my bike up in public.

Flatout drift trike with a Crystalyte Phoenix II high torque hub motor and 1,920 watt controller from ElectroRide. It runs on three Dewalt batteries, but more batteries extends the range. I’m still testing the 3D printed battery mounts, but the nylon plastic appear to be holding up.

I destroyed a bunch of the red battery caps that come with the large Flexvolt batteries. I tried to reinforce them with fiberglass, but they were not strong enough.

I still use the red battery caps, but do not attach them to anything. Instead I found a Dewalt tool bag that fits three large batteries perfectly. I spliced an extra red wire after the first battery to have access to 20 volts and 60 volts from the same pack.

Jamis Laser pony bike with 1,000 watt front hub motor from E-Bike Kit, Rockin’ Rider spring horse, and coaster brake. There are also some LED lights inside the plastic horse powered by Dewalt USB adapters.

Motorized sofa chair, aka Lazier Boy, built on a pink Modernline Drift Trike frame, has a 1,600 watt brushless motor powering a live rear axle with a reverse switch and beep alarm.

Burley Rock ‘n Roll tandem bicycle with a 1,000 watt heavy duty direct drive hub motor in the front wheel.

Electric sidecar has two 1,000 watt brushed motors powering a split rear axle, a 750 watt hub motor in the front wheel, and 200mm disc brake rotor.

Top speed for almost everything is about 30MPH, and range depends on if you are pedaling or just throttling. I typically get about 1 mile per amp hour on the drift trikes with no pedals, and about double the range on the bicycles. I use 9 amp hour batteries, so I can go about 9 miles on my sofa chair or 20 miles on the tandem bicycle with a full charge.

Readers Comments (36)

  1. Nothing moved!

  2. Dude. I’m trying to do the same thing with 3 18v batteries for my bike and I can’t get it to work! Help!!!

  3. Can you make a tutorial on how to set up some of these man I would kill for that last bike but without the second seat lol

  4. Nice. Nice. Now build me a dewalt solar station

  5. Damn this is a Tesla

  6. 20v x 6 = 120v Is it possible?
    6 parallel connections
    Is 110V ~ 120V electronic product possible?

  7. Hillbilly Adventures January 7, 2021 @ 10:48 pm

    Do you custom build and where are you located?

  8. John Jacob Jingle Himer Smit January 7, 2021 @ 10:48 pm

    Crazy lookin !!! but we all know Dewalt is trash it’s just black & decker pro series started calling it dewalt in 90’s to appeal to contractors.. get a MAKITA bru!!!!

  9. Wtf, fake

  10. How do you figure out how to power those two motors in last video?

  11. just wow from a boomer

  12. John Conner Smithllc January 7, 2021 @ 10:59 pm

    That’s just f****** badass dude! I like the way you think man. I do special effects and prop making a movie so I do all kinds of crazy s*** at my house. In fact in a minute here I’m turning a worm Drive skill saw into a chainsaw some Prix stole mine. I got a couple 28v Milwaukee cuz some other Pricks stole the rest of the set. I was thinking about putting them on a bicycle you think that would work pretty good? I was also wondering about hooking them to double the amps but I’m not really good with electricity. Last year I caught myself on fire with a homemade heated jacket

  13. I see you use a CA from Grin for a computer to control the motor,I use them also

  14. How about using your words

  15. Haha love the Vanna White feature wave, and the My Little Pony bike.

  16. is men is crazy….ahmmm fantastic!!! 😀

  17. Julien Thibeault January 7, 2021 @ 11:06 pm

    how long running time on e bikes before they are drained ?? is it worth the extra milles ?

  18. That’s one cool horse 🐴 bike!

  19. I disliked it cause no talking

  20. how do you keep from your batteries from over draining? the BMS in the battery doesn’t stop it when your using just the power outs does it?

  21. You’re not only bike crazy, you’re dewalt crazy 😉

  22. Phillip Jacobson January 7, 2021 @ 11:16 pm

    I was thinking of a long range scooter with 60 v
    Put extra packs in backpack for long trips. Change them out as go dead.
    60 volts = 50 mph or so correct?

  23. Hi where did you get the battery mounts?

  24. Robert Tomkinson January 7, 2021 @ 11:16 pm

    Pointing at at stuff that we can see and not saying anything is……pointless.

  25. MyBallzGotShocked January 7, 2021 @ 11:17 pm

    This seems like a funded video to show an easy method for wiring batteries to something inconspicuous

  26. This strangely reminds me of home. Great video!

  27. +like an subrisber , good idea and i suposse i was hard to adapt it .Continue like that !

  28. Don’t you hate that when people are afraid to speak on their video’s.

  29. Did you make these battery mounts or buy them? I would love to buy some if possible!

  30. Maverick Stlouis January 7, 2021 @ 11:24 pm

    Like it simple is good

  31. I have been building a backpack that parallels 3 flexvolt batteries with a dummy battery to power the flexvolt tools like chainsaw, weedeater, and others I have reached a roadblock there is a lot going on in the tools to communicate with battery I have to get it fine tuned to work but when I do it’ll be awesome …

  32. Your inventions are wonderful!
    I am looking into powering my ebike with batteries like yours but I am afraid to burn the controller (48v 30A max). Are you running the hub motors with 48v controllers? , do you know how much voltage they can take?

  33. What a great idea. Cheers from England.

  34. Can we get the cad of the mounts?

  35. John Conner Smithllc January 7, 2021 @ 11:31 pm

    By the way you should talk in the video also anyway

  36. Just noticed you in Ausiwawa’s comments saving lives with your torque arm suggestion. 👍✊

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