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Posted on 24 October 2014 at 11:59 pm (CET)
Posted on 24 October 2014 at 11:59 pm (CET)

These past few days I've been busy again. Got a reply from the RDW saying it's no problem that a few components will be placed in the top case and that there will be high voltage wires coming out of it and sticking out a bit. So this is all allowed, just has to be done in a safe way of course.

First I started making some pass through holes for the wires in the top case. I just don't know whether I'll keep using these rubbers or use cable glands again. With the rubbers the wires won't stick out as much.

E-Streetquad Holes in top case and charger connected


Also bought some new heatshrink so I could continue again making the wires for the charger. There are also connectors inbetween so I can disconnect the charger from the batteries just in case it's ever needed.

E-Streetquad Holes in top case and charger connected


Here with the connectors connected. Because of the rubbers that are all around it stays completely waterproof.

E-Streetquad Holes in top case and charger connected


Meanwhile I have also done some smaller things. The new handle switch is attached and soldered all of the wires for the led buttons.

E-Streetquad Holes in top case and charger connected


E-Streetquad Holes in top case and charger connected


This weekend I'll start attaching all of the components in the top case.

Posted on 13 October 2014 at 11:33 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries, General
Posted on 13 October 2014 at 11:33 pm (CET)
Category: Batteries, General

A big update again after a few days of work. I've made cable pass throughs for all of the boxes.

First I completely finished the one for the fuses of the charger and dc-dc converter. Drilled quite a few holes and placed cable glands in them.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


This one I could also place on the frame already. Can only connect the cables once everything's on there anyway.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


For the next box I didn't use a cable gland, not enough space for it unfortunately. So I just glued a small hose into there. Works pretty good as well.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


For the square box I could have placed a cable gland but the space on the inside was very tight then. So I also just glued a small hose into there.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


Then the bigger box. Here I was able to use cable glands everywhere.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


But the most important is that all of the battery boxes are all done now and finally back in the frame. I just wonder if all of the frames of corner profiles will still fit well since the paint layer is pretty thick but I'll find out soon enough.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


Also placed all of the lids on them to see what it'd look like. I'd say it looks pretty nice.

E-Streetquad Battery boxes in frame and cable pass throughs


Now I just still have to place those other boxes, then I can start connecting everything. And the top case I still have to get ready as well, probably won't be easy either. But it's really starting to get a move on again.

Posted on 29 September 2014 at 11:50 pm (CET)
Category: Charger, Controller, General
Posted on 29 September 2014 at 11:50 pm (CET)
Category: Charger, Controller, General

Today the mounts for the controller and top case were placed. I still really like the look of them.

E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


I also put part of the temporary aluminium enclosure around the controller and placed it on the mounts. While it's an ugly enclosure I think it looks much better than before now it's matte black. It still is a shame that the controller itself won't be visible for now though, untill I can make something else for it.

E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


The charger is also attached. This is hanging nicely in there as well now.

E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


E-Streetquad Aluminium mounts, controller and charger attached


I think I'll start with charging the batteries one by one at the same level tomorrow. Meanwhile I can continue filling up the other boxes with components and connecting some wires again.

Posted on 29 September 2014 at 12:09 am (CET)
Category: Electric motor, General
Posted on 29 September 2014 at 12:09 am (CET)
Category: Electric motor, General

Today was a very productive day. The quad bike is nicely standing on 4 wheels again. This morning I started with attaching the motor to the rear swingarm. I just needed a rubber hammer to get it on there because of the thick layer of paint on the blocks and plate but at least it's firmly on there now.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


I also placed the new protective cover on it. Definately looks much better than the original.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


Then I wanted to place the rear swingarm onto the frame. Wasn't really easy since it weighs about 15 kg in total with the motor on it. With the POM bushings in it it's also just a bit wider so I had to push the mounting points on the frame outward a bit. After that I was able to get it in pretty good with some help of the rubber hammer again and a few extra hands.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


Shock with shock cover attached and the bearing house in the rear swingarm.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


Then I placed the rear axle and added the rear sprocket and brake disc to it. Also placed the chain and tensioned it already.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


And then I could place the wheel hubs and the wheels themselves. Finally the quad bike is standing on all 4 of its wheels again.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


Also still placed the whole rear brake system.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again


And then I thought it was enough for today. Tomorrow afternoon and evening I'll continue again. What I did already notice is that the quad bike rolls much easier now than before. Think this has something to do with the new bearings. Always had to push it a lot harder when the old bearings were still in it. Or perhaps the brake pedal for the rear just wasn't properly adjusted, this is also quite better now I think.

Just another picture of how the quad bike looks like right now. Really starting to look like something again.

E-Streetquad Quad bike on 4 wheels again

Posted on 28 September 2014 at 12:22 am (CET)
Category: General
Posted on 28 September 2014 at 12:22 am (CET)
Category: General

As promised, another (late) update today. The aluminium parts were sprayed today and are back home. I really have everything here at home now so it only depends on me now how fast the quad bike will be finished. Here are some pictures from after the spraying. My sister has really done a good job again, it all looks very nice again.

E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


And here they are back home all nicely put together. I'm happy that I won't have to get back any more parts because it's really full here now.

E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


Ofcourse I immediately continued building it up again. First I placed the complete front brake system. Just like it came out without having to remove even one brake line it went back in again.

E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


Then I greased and placed the steering shaft and track rods. Also attached the handlebar with the gauge plate on it since I won't be placing the fenders yet for the test ride soon (front fender can only be placed when the handlebar is off).

E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


And I placed all of the gauges and switches on it, looks very nice again.

E-Streetquad Aluminium parts sprayed and back home


Tomorrow I'll continue again, I think the rear swingarm might be going in.