I would like EGO to build e-bikes.

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Shopping around for e-bikes I was wondering why EGO doesn't make these - then I could switch the battery from my mower and use it on my e-bike !

And if they do, seems like someone has already lifted their name http://www.egobikeusa.com/product/electric-fat-tire-bike-beach-snow/
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I have enough batteries now that I didn't mind sacrificing the warranty on one of them last year to give this a try. Works great. I get between 10-15 miles per charge with a 5 Ah. I'm looking forward to getting back to commuting to work this way as the weather continues to improve. 
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Sure, I can post a picture when I get a chance.

I went with a BBSHD mid-drive kit.

I didn't have a huge budget so I was looking for a relatively inexpensive hardtail with an ok front suspension and hydraulic disk brakes. I ended up with a Trek Marlin 5.

The build was relatively straightforward. The only hard part was making sure the motor was securely mounted. I made a battery mount that attaches to the water bottle cage mount. I also replaced the tires with Schwalbe Big Ben Plus tires to ease my fears of a blowout a bit. 

I'm considering getting a rear rack and moving the battery there. 

Overall it works great. I have some pretty significant altitude changes between my house and work so riding a regular bike takes quite a while and ends with me being soaking wet. With the E-bike, it makes the whole ride seem as if it's on level ground. I'm also able to keep my speed up reasonably high so I only add 10 min max to the commute vs a car. 
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Darn I just sold my Trek Marlin 5 for an e-bike! So how long does this battery last for you - (big or small batt - forgot the specs) how often do u recharge ?do u have a controller ? Can you vary speed ?
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Hi RDave

Can you please post photos of your EGO bike conversion...How did you connect the battery to the motor? 
Can't wait to see photos and get more info and details about what motor you used??
thanks
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hi can anyone pls tell me where to buy the AC inlet for plug ( i hope that is what it is called )( the 2 flats pins at the back above the tyre where the battery goes into ) of the24E-GO  in UK . also  is it easy to replace ?
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Wrong ego company. Good luck