E bikes 2020: Conversion Kit Buying Tips. Ebike Kit + Battery

E bikes 2020: Conversion Kit Buying Tips. Ebike Kit + Battery

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Front Hub Conversion Kits
Mid Drive E bike Conversion Kits https://augustineebikes.com/1middrive-kits
Great Bikes to Convert https://augustineebikes.com/affordable-bikes-great-for-ebike-kits
Fast E Bikes https://augustineebikes.com/3000w-ebikes
Fat Tire E Bikes https://augustineebikes.com/1fat-tire-ebikes

E bike News. e-Trikes driving transportation change worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ6_ZxJv5iw
Why E-Bike Conversion Kits are the perfect Electric Bike Solution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN6cCPMSEBM
How to build an inexpensive e-bike | EASY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMar30OZyEE
ebike Tips. Programming the 24v, 36v, 48v, KT-LCD3 on-board controller computer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szXBBDd0LOA

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Readers Comments (31)

  1. Thank you so much 👍🏻

  2. shamokinsweetie21083 November 25, 2020 @ 7:28 pm

    bought a 48v 1000w brushless motor kit with 30ah controller…found 12.8v 8ah lifepo4 batteries on amazon…would 4 of these be enough to sustain power?

  3. Thanks Narrator (I assume you are Augustine)! People like us need and appreciate your help. You seem like a genuine boss guy!

  4. mid drives require you to be an advanced mechanic? hahahahahahahha nothing on a bicycle requires you to be an "advanced mechanic", its a bicycle.

  5. How much?

  6. Excellent video.

  7. So much good info. Thanks!

  8. Christopher Neiner November 25, 2020 @ 7:33 pm

    Something wrong with your audio. I cannot watch. I have to keep turning the volume up and down. You talk really loud at the beginning of the sentence and mumble at the end. Sorry man. I have a baby here. I just can’t do it. Great information though. I just can’t do it.

  9. 2020 ELECTION SNAPSHOTS November 25, 2020 @ 7:34 pm

    I weigh 185 pounds and bought a 1000 watt 48 volt kit, I burned out the controller in a few months, So cheap I bought a 1500 watt 48 volt hub motor and burnt the controller out in a few months,. They are crap. I bought a 5000 watt Rinsun motor and a Sabvotron controller 72 volt 100 amp. Now the bike does wheelies with a 52 volt battery and goes 60 MPH on a full charge.
    One issue I had, I could not put the wheel/tire on the bike without changing the hub rim to the old skinny one. The bike looks the same but is deadly fast.

  10. If you’re willing to wait a month to get it from China, you can get a kit and battery from eBay way cheaper

  11. Thank you for the informative checklist.

  12. Another well done vid😎

  13. Thanks , you’ve really cleared alot up for me , me being 59yrs old and my only form of transport is a bike . I don’t have the same stamina as 20yrs ago and I’m on disability so I can’t really afford a good car. I decided to invest in a decently long range (aprox. 60 mile) e bike conversion kit since my bike is already set up for my comfort I’d be a fool to invest $2000 in a bike that wouldn’t comfortable for me . I really had no Idea what to look for until I seen your most informative video, thanks again.

  14. What is the dropout on the bike?

  15. I am writing this for the buyers. Maybe it will make things easier for others.

    Ebike front wheel conversion kit was shipped quickly. This was the only good news…

    Manual was terrible, worse than useless. Had to spend a lot of time to find
    suitable instructions on YouTube.

    I had a lot of serious problems with the front wheel, sitting in the fork properly. Because the new wheel had larger diameter axle, it was sitting about 1/8” off center, comparing to the original wheel,
    and washers didn’t fit now into the indentation in the fork. I had to file safety washers to get them into
    the fork indentation. Hopefully, I won’t get killed in the accident after that. If I knew only about this problem upfront, I probably wouldn’t buy the kit at all…

    Break levers were useless because mine were integrated with gear switch, so I couldn’t replace them, and magnetic break sensors were missing, although they were mentioned in the manual, as an alternative. Had to buy them myself at extra cost(>$25). New magnetic brake sensors worked well, after finding the right position for the magnets. Throttle didn’t match the one in the manual as well, but at least it worked, after sorting out LCD PAS setting problem.

    Getting pedal assist installed was even worse. There were no instructions. It required extra tools that had to be
    purchased to remove the crank arm. Had to wait for weeks for the crank puller. Then stripped thread on both crank arm and the puller. Then I had to find another PAS model that didn’t require crank arm removal. More time and money. I also have to replace the crank arm now, because the thread is stripped. Then the new PAS
    sensor turned out to be defective and has to be replaced. I am still not done with this, almost 4 weeks
    since the purchase. The whole PAS installation was a disaster in slow motion…

    Controller and LCD. There was no diagram, one was supposed to match wires by a connector type and wire color. When the battery came in and I started connecting things to check it out, I had discovered that the controller had ring style connectors instead of bullet connectors on the motor (although they
    came together as a kit). Seller tried to send me another controller with the right connectors, but couldn’t do it quickly. So we decided that I will try to replace them myself, by buying female bullets, crimper, solder,
    flux and iron. So, I managed to replace these connectors. Finally I was able to connect most of the
    things to the battery to check if this thing was working. And it didn’t. Everything was dead. Communicated with the seller. It turned out that one had to turn on the LCD display by pushing the middle button on a little switch, attached to the LCD, and then push the upper button to get PAS at 1 or higher. Finally, the throttle
    worked and the wheel was spinning. I was happy, and upset at the same time. There was nothing in the manual
    describing this procedure. Thankfully, seller had refunded some costs related to hanging the connectors. In the end, controller had 3 extra wires/connectors left over. No instructions about what they were for or what to do about them either.

    No tools were included, nor were the instructions on what is needed. And one needs a lot of tools, some very specialized, maybe used once. Manual doesn’t address this at all. So a lot of tools had to be learned about and purchased, adding a lot of time to the project. It took about 2 weeks and many trips to the hardware store.

    Overall, I had to spend at least $150 above the cost of the kit itself, plus a ton of time and gas.

    All in all, this was much more difficult and frustrating project than I expected. I was ready to give it up and ship the product back several times. Seller was trying to help with most of the problems (although many could have been avoided with better product description, much, much better manual and video links). This whole industry seems to be populated by young unprofessional people, bike shop kids or/and Chinese entrepreneurs with
    limited English…

    Then, I learned about Simon Cowell, who broke his back trying a new electric bike. So it occurred to me that while one has to spend over $700 for everything plus a lot frustration and work, the alternative is a very nice 65” TV with an excellent manual and no real need for it. One has to hope that this was a better decision.

  16. Excellent video

  17. Gday mate love your videos
    I’m 105kg 178cm bloke and a rev head 😁 I’ve been struggling with an illness which has caused me to have an operation on my knee but I’d like to go riding with my sons 15 and 17 , and I live in a very hilly area. I have just brought a fat bike for $300 . Can you suggest a supplier on Aliexpress to buy a rear wheel with the hub fitted and everything I need eg 1000w
    52v
    20ah
    30a controler
    Kind regards the fat bloke with the fat bike.

  18. I was planing to buy it but the battery is expensive asf

  19. Hi just curious if the Voilamart brand kits are any good and worth considering off eBay???

  20. One thousand dollars for a conversation kit?!,,,,for about another 2 or 3 hundred bucks more buys you a decent ebike

  21. helpfull video

  22. I’m looking for an e-bike conversion kit for front wheel in good condition 😁

  23. Help! If it’s not too late already…

    I bought a Voldemort… Voilamart, 48v 1,500w rear hub without the LCD. https://www.ebay.com/itm/26-1500W-Rear-Wheel-48V-Electric-Bicycle-Bike-Motor-Conversion-Kit-Hub-Cycling/322269304808?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    The company I bought it from has been relatively useless with information unfortunately. Can you tell me if I can connect an LCD display to this controller to control PAS or do I have to buy a compatible controller? Also, the company can’t tell me what LCD display and controller would be compatible with their hub drive wheel. Any suggestion? A controller with Anderson connectors would be ideal but not a deal breaker.

    Hope you can help. Going from 0 to 60 in traffic is a bit disconcerting. With the pedal assist off or disconnected, the hub is sometimes easy to pedal and sometimes gives resistance. I want a more normal bike feel and am hoping a PAS control would give me that.

    Thanks.

  24. I also liked the video a lot. There was also a lot of information.
    thank you

    But as far as I know, there is a site that has some good information,

    https://ebikerkits.com/

  25. Just what I needed

  26. Thank you for a great video. Sounds a tad expensive for the kit so it must be good. Any chance of a link to it please.

  27. Thank You, Good vidio

  28. ThatMagicPianoGuy November 25, 2020 @ 8:21 pm

    Hi 🙂 can someone please recommend a conversion kit for me please ? I have a hybrid giant roam 1 2020 with 700×42 tyres. I’d like to go 25 mph + with a high range on the battery as id like to use it to do food deliveries all day !

  29. Very informative. Thank you.

  30. If I told you what bicycle I have and my weight and my goals for converting the bike, would you help me to select the right kit? Thanks in advance.

  31. Too many commercials

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