DIY ELECTRIC BIKE UPGRADES! Install e-Bike Twist Throttle, Heavy Duty Cargo Rack, Passenger Seat

DIY ELECTRIC BIKE UPGRADES! Install e-Bike Twist Throttle, Heavy Duty Cargo Rack, Passenger Seat

The e-bike got all jelly with MIR getting all the attention lately. The “Hobobecane” AKA the “Hobo Bike” gets a new electric twist throttle upgrade, a 220lb heavy duty bike rack, and a detachable 2nd passenger seat good for two seater taxi duty. Does Uber allow drivers to use electric bikes? All bike parts are available on .

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. I was your 500 like

  2. merry Christmas hobo

  3. Brandon Calvilo March 27, 2021 @ 10:55 pm

    This is my dream life

  4. Angragi mat chato chor

  5. Im sitting here thinking, who is going to be riding on the back?

  6. I put two of these on the back of my ebike, they fold up when not in use an will fit a 12 pack with a lil room to spare.

  7. I’ll give stan a full 8 seconds. Since he is a real Texan. With his owne cowboy hat. OUCH!

  8. The blue color makes it look like a motorcycle performance bolt-on part.

  9. Hi Tom,
    That’s the way I used to install Golf Grips on clubs. Good work/ Merry Christmas Ray in Boise

  10. Is it safe to have my child on a child seat with this rack ?

  11. I like your bike setup…I think my son needs to checkout your vid’s for his own rig minus the xtra seat…very cool though, thanks.

  12. 馃憤馃憤

  13. More e-bike videos coming! Don’t forget there is a LIVE STREAM on Dec 24th at 2pm Mountain / 4pm Eastern. Happy Hobodays!

  14. Where did you get the cargo rack and seat? Also how has it held up? Great idea, where do the feed rests go?

  15. Come on man…who uses rubber gloves to work on a bike? lol

  16. Dangerous to man March 27, 2021 @ 11:10 pm

    After cutting zip ties melt the end with a lighter it will take the sharp edges off.

  17. Its nice to have that all you need tool they give you, $10 bucks on eBay everything even for nuts not just Allen keys they have back pegs for the back goes right on it as your bolt

  18. Rad set up. What rack model is that?!

  19. NOTE: WD40 is NOT a lubricant. It dries and is H2O repellant. Use OIL.!!!!!

  20. H Sterling Cross March 27, 2021 @ 11:13 pm

    Take a lighter to the cut ends of zipties for a couple seconds and that’ll round them off.

  21. Merry Christmas to you Tom and Odin and I hope a great New Year!

  22. I don’t think that Extra seat will, support Stan.

  23. Eat Travel Happy March 27, 2021 @ 11:17 pm

    Merry Christmas Tom from Orange County California. Thank you for all your great video’s and hard work.

  24. Coke light has aspartam rather than sugar. If you leave it in the sunlight the aspartam heats up and becomes poisonous. Ask the soldiers who returned from Afaganistan who had brain damage from drinking Coke Light after it heated in the store tents. Aspartam made by Monsanto is fukin poisonous.

  25. Kitty peoples! <3 Little bummed, was hoping this was going to show me how to take my cruise bike and make it solar. Perhaps a diff video. I’ll have to look into that.

  26. I’ve converted every ATV I’ve ever owned from thumb throttle to twist. Thumb throttles cause major cramps when you are constantly feathering the throttle on trails. On the grips, I would have just cut them off. It’s not like you’re reusing them. Don’t worry about the shift cable too much. It’s not like a throttle or brake cable that is moving often.

    I also just ordered a 3KW hub motor for my Mongoose Fireball Dirt jumper. I’m only going to run it at 1500W until I can save up for a bigger 72V battery. Sadly I could have bought a lightly used dual sport motorcycle for the price I’ll have into the E-bike when it’s done($1K bike, $500 kit and >$700 for the battery I want).

  27. Looks great blue. Nice

  28. marshall baldwin March 27, 2021 @ 11:22 pm

    take a bic and put a some heat to the ends of the wire ties you just cut then you want poke holes in yourself our slice yourself wide open every time I get a job were somebody has used a bunch of wire ties I know at some point I will slice myself open no matter what I do i will miss melting one and and that’s the one that will get me
    fish and elvira say hi to odin turbo and April say not another cat
    you and odin have a good day

  29. Nice rack. Looking good.

  30. Merry Christmas and Happy new year man! A little question since I noticed the other time you were on Stan’s your mid drive motor was cruising without requiring pedaling? I thought every mid drive motor requires you to pedal continuously when it runs…

  31. CentralCoastCamper March 27, 2021 @ 11:24 pm

    Looking forward to your upcoming E bike video’s. I need to convert my mountain bike over to an E bike due to my badly arthritic knees.

  32. got that same throttle from luna, but my bike is blue so it looks good

  33. Chad Bartholomew March 27, 2021 @ 11:26 pm

    Nice bike rack …. Sasnak could ride on the back … So you got that going for ya Sir .. ( which is nice )

  34. Yeah the reason why there is a thumb throttle is cuz when you鈥檙e going over jumps in shit you don鈥檛 accidentally gas the thing and die

  35. Blake Blackstone March 27, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

    Just found your channel. New subscriber.

  36. Skip the WD40 use silicone spray.. get rid of the sissy bar in back, just leave the bitch pad!

  37. Thanks for all the fodder to work with.!

  38. If you have an air compressor handy, they work great for popping off old grips. just force the air in like you did the alcohol.

  39. Hi Hobotech, Could you give me the name and brand of your bicycle pannier rack please. I need one for my bicycle, Thank you.

  40. I have my controller on mine and battery. Back pegs back pack you could sit but that one is cool

  41. Everything But PRO March 27, 2021 @ 11:40 pm

    You should鈥檝e bought the red throttle grip because there are little hints of red on your bike

  42. Something that I just noticed, life on the road has had a healthy effect on you. You appear to have dropped a few pounds. Noticed that from your outro video and your recent videos. Maybe it is the Turkey in the diet.

  43. TrailerPark Supervisor March 27, 2021 @ 11:42 pm

    Hobotech, stop stalling and release your tax returns. We need to know if there has been any collusion with Russia.

  44. Nice… great update.

  45. 100 subscriber's with video March 27, 2021 @ 11:43 pm

    Can it be on a carbon frame, and can it hold a 150 man

  46. Dusan Radovanovic March 27, 2021 @ 11:43 pm

    hey great vid! what brand is the bike seat and how is it holding up?

  47. You’re certifiably talented in almost every venue.
    Chatting with Stan is a delight. Next time put him on the speaker, easy enough to talk and work.

    Thought the attached was for carrying goods, looks a little questionable for passenger weight. 馃毑
    Have fun!

  48. Nice job on the twist throttle. I always use isopropyl alcohol for removing and installing grips works like a charm. If you have an extra short piece of gear cable housing that would be ideal clamped in the rear rack seat stay mount.

  49. CAMPBELL CHOCTAW247 March 27, 2021 @ 11:46 pm

    Happy holidays from The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma just an hour and a half from Stan’s house Merry Christmas

  50. I remember your video from the summer in ID where you road the eBike to the restaurant聽and then back up the hill to your camp site.聽 That was impressive performance.聽 I聽was betting you would be walking at the end.聽 If your generator on the back test works, then you will have your own custom two wheeled Prius.

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