snellemin wrote:I got me a Magic Pie recently. Motor wires are 14 awg and I soldered up 4mm bullet connectors. There other motors available on the market, but I like how thin this motor is compared to the others. There is also too many variations with the newer Crystalite motors and difficult to make sense out of what is good. The MP motor makes for easy installations on many bikes. The wheel is nicely trued and balanced. Acceleration is a lot greater then the previous Yescomusa motor. I added a heat sinks on the controller. Now it doesn't shut off anymore in the crazy Texas heat.
And with the gas money I saved so far, I bought me a new bike for the weekends to run at Memorial park and Cypresswood trails.
Good day Snellemin! (I'm new here to the forum)
Nice build! I see that you are starting out with approx 84volts with your Magic Pie. What controller are you using?
The internal? or the Lyen?
I built this last summer:
I just got a Catrike 700 with a Bionx system already on the trike. First time on a Bionx and for regular riding and working out, its very intuitive. But I raced dirty bikes years back and I have a Honda VT1100. I like torque! My wife likes the Bionx, so I thought of moving mine over to her catrike and pimping mine out. I've been looking at the Magic Pie, Ebike Kit, BMC, Crystal, Falcon for over a year now and can't decide. I've read so many threads and my head is spinning. I've been above 50kph (30mph) but a burst to 60kph/40mph would be nice. I'm thinking that Higher voltage means Less Heat. But if you are pulling 40amp at 36volts (1400 watts) or 40amps at 72 volts (2800 watts) its more heat! What about 20amps at 72volts(1400 watts)? Higher voltage/less Amps equal cooler system? But is 1400 watts.....1400 watts no matter how you get it? are you liking the Pie?
Thank you! Again, nice build!
Tommy L sends...