deecanio wrote:how much space is there if you reverse and invert the shock, im thinking a motor mount where the fox air chamber is?
theres still the chain growth issue, tho the frame makes it minimal - imho what we need is the driveshaft integral to the swingarm pivot?
Been thinking of the area near the shock for pegs...so not keen to put a motor there...
Have been looking at the Brooklyn Machine Works Race Link bike for some time now. I think I even posted a pic of this bike on ES in the past.
And Hal, as I understand it, is working on a FS - drive through the swing arm pivot frame.
Motorcycles have had this problem from day one and seem to be OK. Has anyone seen an electric FS conversion that drives and pivots through two different centers? Has this worked or not?
In the best of all worlds I would drive through the pivot but for now I will give what I have a go.
AussieJester wrote:Since your not using crank/pedals etc ground clearance for them wont be an issue, have you entertained the idea
of fitting the bike with 20in rims and 3in size tires? it would look schweet IMO...
Best of luck with the rest of the build...
Really love watching your builds come together!!!
Wanted to go to smaller wheels/tires...and tried 20" bicycle wheels. For my taste it looked pretty weird, as the RM7 is a BIG bike, the proportions were just way off...did not try really fat wheels and tires though...I am hoping not to mod the frame, forks or swing arm so going really wide may not work.
Going to get it rolling and then move into trying and exploring other wheel options - I really do like the wide tire smaller wheel look!
drewjet wrote:Roy, this is looking to be a very interesting build. Are you building this as a street bike, or is it going to be for off-road?
Thinking it's a street bike...at least for now...still have the knobby tires so once I get it going well I could try it off road.
Going to fab up a composite moto looking seat that just may clinch it as a street bike...don't know for sure yet. The seat might have the battery boxes built as an integral unit with the batt boxes as saddle bags in the area of the front triangle. I will make some aluminum boxes for the batteries that fit snugly into the composite structure. Maybe I can find a place for the controller and other electronics just below the batts???
When I come back from DC I will move the motor to under the down tube and get it running. Then stress the SRAM DD and if all goes well, work out any drive line issues.