Thank-you Henley Boats

I showed up at Henley Boats in Manitowaning last week as it was time to get my trailer hitch welded. I was met with friendly service and a seriously impressive shop. I had no idea full-on, aluminum boat manufacturing was happening on Manitoulin Island. It’s a pretty impressive operation to walk in on. I was […]

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Controller Failure… Sort Of

I intentionally left my bike outside during some rather heavy rains lately to make sure that the electrical system is well sealed enough to handle whatever comes my way on the road. I’m really glad I did these tests here and now because my system started failing a couple days ago, working only intermittently, then […]

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Genasun Charge Controller

After much digging, I finally discovered Genasun’s programmable charge controllers. No hacking required! Genasun’s controllers are designed to do exactly what I need: take a variable source of solar power and charge my lithium batteries, do so in a tiny package, are lightweight and built for challenging outdoor conditions. Yahoo!

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Solar Panel Sponsor – SBM Solar

When I started pondering the feasibility of this project last month, I started looking at the specs of various types of solar panels. Most modern, readily available panels have similar sizes, performance and, usually unnoticed, similar weight and they are reasonably heavy! In a typical roof or rack mount installation, the weight is generally less […]

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Battery Supplier – AllCell Tech

Striving to source my parts and pieces as locally as feasible, I contacted AllCell Tech in Chicago, Il. They kindly agreed to supply me with 2 x 48V, 20Ah batteries. There were plenty of less expensive options on EBay out of China but I just wasn’t feeling the vibe and that path runs counter to […]

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First Ride of the Season

With a month and a half before departure I decided to put down some homestead chores and projects and start getting my electric handbike ready for the road. Tires low on air, compressor not working, grrrr. Gel seat cushion awol. wtf. Throttle still busted. aaaaaahhhhhh. Garage full of honey bees, bzzzzz. Connector pins missing from […]

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