How to build a DIY 40 mph electric bicycle



Make your own battery with my book DIY Lithium Batteries: or check out my second book – The Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide:

Parts used in this video:
Bicycle:
e-bike conversion kit:

Thanks to West Coast Electric Cycles for recommending the specific donor bike, it works awesome!

Individual parts:
Cycle Analyst:
Battery:
Motor kit:

The gear I use for my videos:
Camera – Nikon D5300:
Lens – Tamron 18mm – 270mm:
Thermal camera for iPhone/Android:

Other parts that I use occassionally:
1000 W electric bicycle kit:
48V lithium-ion battery with rack:
48V 14.5 Ah Hailong (shark) battery:
36V 11 Ah bottle battery:
All ebike batteries:
All 18650 cells:
Bafang BBS01 kit:
Bafang BBS02 kit:
Bafang BBSHD kit:
100W Flexible solar panel:
18650 cells:
18650 positive insulating washer:
Nickel strip:
Spot welder:
BMSs:
Silicone wire:
Black 18650 cell spacers:
Vruzend cell spacers:
Large heat shrink tubing:
Small heat shrink tubing:
Foam sheet for protecting battery:
Kapton tape:
Chargers:
350W hubmotor:
36V/48V controllers I used:
Throttle:
Cycle Analyst:

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Music by Kevin Macleod .

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