I took some detail shots showing as much of the original build as I could, both before I set it up with the CALBs and after I returned it to […]
Sportin’ the CALB pack donated by Mike Corbin, and refitted with an actual speed controller from Alltrax, the 1974 Corbin XLP-1 made it all the way to the summit of […]
Yeah, you read that right. Alltrax is launching a new series of controllers, and guess what, bitches… I HAVE ONE. This is the SR series, specifically, the SR48600, which means 48V, […]
Here it is – after a few short hours at the garage on a Sunday morning, the old gal has juice again, courtesy of the CALBs that Mike Corbin donated […]
So I’m chatting with Adrian Hawkins, who’ll you will read more about when I wrap up the book. Then I watch Charge again, to put some more of the pieces […]
Reading and listening to stuff about Michael, I found this – pretty much the very beginning.
Well now. This history book had taken a little interesting turn. Here’s the deal. In 1974, Mike Corbin traded one of his electric motorcycles with noted inventor and hot-air-balloonist Charles […]
Read more here. Ride in Peace, Michael Czysz (Asphalt and Rubber)
OK kids – a fun little side-project has come up! Here’s the first glimpse – stay tuned for the full story.
I’m fairly convinced, in spite of the fact that everybody’s using Leaf packs these days, that the Chevy Volt packs are the cat’s ass. The packs, with the cooling stuff […]
In a story on CycleWorld.com, Kevin Cameron goes into some of the notable failures in motorcycle development, specifically in the handling department, and in the process gives a pretty damned […]
I remember this from way back, and found it again. In it we can read the sage words of Charles Guan as well as a direct quote from Craig Bramscher […]
Brodsky tole me to watch this. So I will. But first I have to listen to Witchy Woman by the Eagles.
Who knew? I found this history of rare-earth magnets here, in glorious detail. The short version: Year Energy Product Summary 1966 18 MGOe Dr. Karl J. Strnat discovers the high […]
Trying to find more information on the timeline and development of rare-earth magnets, and then their use in motors, I found this paper – bookmarking it here. It’s a discussion […]
This is on the UK eBay, and since listings disappear after a while, this is just a note to self for some future research. First, photos: …and some information in […]
Jackson Edwards (AKA Farfle) just posted some sincerely in-depth info on Farasis batteries on EMF, which you can find here: Battery notes from a Farasis Engineer. Remember Jackson? Of course […]
I’m not sure why, but the link to the Cafe Press swag store was a little wonky, and there’s a few more things there than just the coffee mug shown… […]
Had to add this to the Cafe Press store. Thanks for the support, Spoonman (whoever you are)!
I have, for frikkin ever, been trying to find a remote-control motor thing that will handle over 10A, doesn’t cost a million, and is reversable. Don’t ask why. And you […]