All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Denzel making an integrated motor with 4-sp...

May 31, 2021No Comments

Back in March of 2017, we wrote about Denzel, and they were retailing electric bikes that are made by the Eastgem company in China. You

Adam’s Black Panther, with BBSHD Ludi...

May 29, 20211 Comment

So this is a multi-part build report on my latest ebike build. I’ll start with a quick history, hit on the highlights of the build

Building a safe high-amp battery pack from ...

May 10, 20212 Comments

The methods used to build a battery pack from cylindrical cells are fairly well known, but pouch cells don’t seem to have a decent article

Zero Motorcycles, history and tech

May 06, 2021No Comments

The story begins with one guy, Neal Saiki (SY-kee). He is an engineer who worked for NASA for a while, which shows that he is

Historic “Deathbike” stolen in ...

May 05, 20211 Comment

The title says it all. Luna Cycle has their main facility in Southern California, and they now have a second facility in Bend, Oregon. The

Propel Ebikes in New York, David takes on G...

Apr 25, 2021No Comments

There’s been a struggle simmering in the background concerning the laws that affect ebikes, but here’s one story with some good news. For a variety

Converting Off-Road Motorcycles to Electric...

Apr 13, 2021No Comments

This last year I’ve seen a boom in motorcycle conversions to electric drives, and after scanning the components used, it looks like the Quan Shun

The Nobe 100GT 3-wheeled EV

Apr 12, 2021No Comments

I’m fascinated by innovative vehicles, and 3-wheelers have been around for a long time, popping up here and there. They never seem to take off

Buying a frame that accepts the Bafang Ultr...

Apr 11, 2021No Comments

Back in April of 2019, we wrote about an electric fatbike where the owner wanted the new powerful Bafang Ultra Max G510 drive, but…the few

Converting a vintage Vespa to Electric

Mar 21, 20215 Comments

I’ve always liked the style of vintage vehicles, and there is a growing trend of converting old gassers to an electric drivetrain. Jim in Virginia