superb - im dead set on fixing my current puma - its soo surprising how my mood and opinion sways from ride to ride.
After last ride i was really down, to the point i was going to ditch the project again!!
then yesterday evening i took the kona out for a blast and rode my usual trails which have dried out after a weeks excellent wheather - before i went i put on some new parts - a 42t front sprocket (mountable as either centre or outside ring) i mounted in the centre as it is bang in line with my 17t rear and also fitted a new bashguard, same E13 as before but bigger - well superb!!! the new front ring was a fsa and the teeth were slightly higher than the old 32t middle ring, also took off the indside 22t as i'll never use it.
Not one chain slip
in fact i found that i could smash the pedals right from go to about 19mph, much much better - the setup was absolutely perfect for the trails - with a little pedal power (with motor) i found i covered 10 miles with only 4 ah used
and had a complete blast - the kona was ripping through the trails and i was getting air/wheelies over nearly every bump - left me with a face like this
awesome, after being down about my bke i was again inspired - i had a few ratcheting gears on the motor but i'm really close to eliminating them with better throttle control and weight distribution - i didn't take my camera just a set of keys and i think that helped as i just concentrated on riding as hard as i could through the forest, it was ace
Still want to go to 24's and keep the power i have so im thinking i'll ask Joz to look at my motor and then get a new pack of 123's or lifes's (maybe 123's 100v
Anyway will get the motor down to you soon mate - this bike will be fooking awesome when done