STACYC 16eDRIVE & 12eDRIVE

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  1. Ron_Luning

    Ron_Luning Been here awhile

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    OK, makes sense then that he went to all the trouble of splicing in those DeWalt components. I wouldn't expect that STACYC had a custom battery built for them, but perhaps they did. Anyone know of a different 20V 4 or 5 AH battery that is designed for power tools that can be used "plug and play" with the STACYC bikes?
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  2. jasonmt

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    The STACYC batteries look to have the same cases as the Dewalts but the slots and grooves on top are a different arrangement (Dewalt has 8, STACYC has 6): STACYC-2Ah-20Vmax-battery_2.jpg

    dewaltbattery20vcompactguage800.jpg
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  3. Ron_Luning

    Ron_Luning Been here awhile

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    I struggled mightily with putting on the Renthal trials grips last night. The brake side (which is the main problem in terms of preventing a child's hand from reaching the brake lever) was easy enough as it was just the standard size bar. The throttle side is a non-standard throttle tube with ridges along the length of it, presumably to keep the grip in place over time as it is relentlessly twisted by the new rider. The trials grip will not fit over this throttle tube. I found this out after removing the STACYC stock grip by cutting it off. Don't cut it off. Now the bikes have 2 different grips each, which is fine because I said so.
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  4. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    If I recall correctly I filed the ridges off. I will double check tomorrow.
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  5. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    Change the mount and use 24 volt Kobalt batteries. You can get the mount on line. The batteries have a 3 year warranty. I can provide the info in the mount if requested. scooter power.jpg
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  6. mathews42

    mathews42 Been here awhile

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    Wanting to buy one of these for my Son. Any long term durability issues?
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  7. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Ours is running like a champ. I think kids outgrow things quicker than they can wear them out. In out case anyways. Living in a big city doesn't present many opportunities to ride these toys non stop. On top of that, the duties are split between 4 vehicles: Kuberg Start, Stacyc, road bike and mountain bike (both are Prevelo and highly recommended)
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  8. Bucho

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    One of my local moto shops is now carrying STACYC. I hadnt ever really looked at them before.

    I bought my kid his first OSET 6-7 years ago, so thats the brand I know.

    But its very cool that there is now some choice and competition. Every moto shop should be carrying one or more of these lines. Absolutely the best way to teach kids how to ride.
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  9. filippo84

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    Hi guys... sorry for my bad english but I’m Italian. My little boy have a Stacyc bike and we install a Milwaukee battery because the shipment with battery by plane was not allowed. You can see the video here
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  10. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Awesome. Do you mind sharing the 3d file so I can print one as well?
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  11. Lenny676

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    Did you have a problem sliding the new grip on? I broke the tube when I did mine.
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  12. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    No problem whatsoever. I use compressed air to help to get the grip on.
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  13. Lenny676

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    Did you grind the ridges off?
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  14. Pez Rojo

    Pez Rojo Been here awhile

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  15. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Finally got a chance to look at the bike to see what exactly I did. Having more than 10 two wheel toys I constantly maintain makes it hard to remember particulars :-)

    Looks like I gently sanded the edges off. I also cut the grip donut off. Attaching some pics.
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  16. drew88

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    can you tell me where to get the mount to use the kobalt batteries?
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  17. fast1075

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    I got them from here. Very good quality 3D print stuff.

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  18. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Nice find, I just ordered a mount for Milwaukee battery.
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  19. drew88

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    will the stacyc run with just the pos and neg wire attached? does it not need the other 2? one of them is a temp sensor i think.
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  20. fast1075

    fast1075 Not a Lemming Supporter

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    I have no idea. I got involved with this when someone asked about possible alternatives for 24 volt battery. I used the mount and Kobalt batteries in my light weight 3 wheel mobility scooter. I decided on the kobalt batteries due to cost, availability, and warranty. I run two in parallel.
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