Orange Patriot

GBCS

Pedelecer
Jan 25, 2014
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Hi All
Can anyone suggest a kit to fit neatly onto an Orange Patriot.
Ideally 500w rear wheel fitment.
I want something pretty rugged that would live with off road treatment.
Thanks
 
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Cyclezee

Guest
Hi GBCS,

The problem with the Orange Patriot is finding somewhere to fit the battery.
One of our eZee kits would give the performance you are looking for off road and it looks like the only solution for the battery would be one of our seat post mounted MTB racks, it really depends how much abuse it would get as to whether the rack would take it?

eZee MTB rack which also has a bracket for mounting the controller
eZee MTB Bat.carrier.jpg
 

GBCS

Pedelecer
Jan 25, 2014
48
27
Hull
The battery was my concern. The seat post bracket looks very "exposed", and wouldn't fare well in an off !
 
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Deleted member 4366

Guest
If you just want it for off road jumping and stuff, it needs to be a direct drive motor because the impacts during jumping can damage the internal gears of a gearedmotor. Direct drive motors are big and heavy, which will spoil the rear suspension. A crank-drive kit would be much better. I think your only option is a battery in a back-pack like the Ego kit. See it in the video here:
http://www.ego-kits.com/

Most of the kits hold the motor on two plates that are fixed to and parallel to the bottom bracket, so check that they don't interfere with your swinging arm pivot. Here's some kits to look at:
http://www.electricbike.com/mid-drive-kits/

If you want to ride your bike mainly on the road, a geared hub-motor and seat-post rack battery would be OK, but you have to get a steel rack of which I've only seen one, which you can get from Ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle-Cycle-BMX-Seat-Post-Luggage-Backpack-Bag-Pannier-Rack-Carrier-Mount-/200981806192?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item2ecb72fc70
 

GBCS

Pedelecer
Jan 25, 2014
48
27
Hull
Thanks for the links, there is some really interesting stuff there.
The Ego kit looks right up my street, but $3,299 ! Wow.
 

GBCS

Pedelecer
Jan 25, 2014
48
27
Hull
Are backpack batteries considered safe ?
The Orange doesn't lend itself to a bike mounted battery, but I worry about the safety side of carrying it on your back.
I have a motorcycle back protector that I could wear under a camelback, but even so, falling on it seems risky, not to mention the obvious hazards.
 
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Deleted member 4366

Guest
It depends how good you are at wiring/soldering. If you make sure that the wires are properly tied down, it should be OK. Put a fuse near the battery in case of an external short after a crash. A coiled wire to your back-pack would be best if you can find some thick enough.
 

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