Bluetooth Kelly configurator

Got a Bluetooth (BT) dongle from SIAECOSYS in China. I have had issues connecting to the controller via PC COM/USB. It doesn’t always work, I have to repeatedly try until the controller and PC ‘gave-in’ (I’m sure it’s more complicated than that). However I have never had such issues with my ANT BMS which is…

All of the lights

Been working on the lights. I have finally connected the two brake lights together to work when both/either of the levels are pulled. Nice and bight too. I will use the top light as a position light during dipped illumination and both for braking, as seen in the GIF above. I’m happy with the result…

Regen RLS_TPS Brk%

Have managed to get the Regen brake up and working. I have yet to plug the Regen into the lever to assist braking (and recover energy) instead of recovering when the throttle is off. But this is a start Until I get the Rear Brake lever/light/controller set-up. Test data below indicates all is working well…

Headlight set-up

Looking at the spec to set-up the headlamp. It is complex. I have recently heard of Motorcyclists failing the MSVA test on the dipped headlight so it is important to get this one in the bag. Some guidance from the DVLA government website is below, and Delboy a popular motorcycle enthusiast simplifies the process in…

1st charge

Uprated the cables to 35mm2 to start testing the battery. In this first charge I pushed the state of charge (SOC) from 25% to 50%, took about 1hrs 13mins. Indicates that a full charge may be just under 5hrs. Also using this 25% charge suggests a 100AH full capacity. In general, happy charging is working….

BMS Installation

Have finally got around to firing up the BMS. After a couple of cell step voltage checks (that were surprisingly close; 0.016 cell diff). I was eager to look out for mis-wiring and errors but luckily found none. Awesome. Turned on the ANT BMS which seems to have been tricky in past versions of the…

282 LEDs

After experimenting with a regular domestic light to check out the effect of back lighting the translucent red filament I managed to get my hands on some 12v LED strips to see what they look like. I worried that the light might either be too bright or dull, but this was not an issue. The…

Bit more rear red?

Have been experimenting with translucent materials and thinking of 101 ways to drain the battery while I wait for parts to arrive. Decided to have a go at an ambient/stop night time light. As the only colour I believe I should use on the vehicle at night are front: clear/amber and rear: red/amber I thought…

Alu under bracket

Managed to get my hands on a sheet of 3mm 1050 Aluminium (a test of sheer will if looking for a decent price in these COVID times) so I could hack and fold the under bracket in a hard material. I haven’t used 3mm material before so I was a bit worried about folding and…

Brake lines

How long should the brake lines be? As long as a piece of string! Planning the final dimensions for the brake lines. Measurements have been taken with a cord. The factory lines at the front (1 x 310mm upper / 2 x 495mm lower) do not need to be changed. However the rear line is…