I've posted a bunch of builds here on E"S, but this is my first foray from the world of 'frock' motors into the world of 'skirt' (bearing)
motors so I expect I have a lot of magic smoke in my future... but I have high hopes for this elegant design. I spent a bunch of time yesterday assembling the test mule from bits about the shop, even though I wasn't expecting it for a while. Turned out to be just in time because the Kepler
drive arrived today. I I did I test fit and took some pics to share.
I bought the Alex DX-32 wheelset from ebay because they were $134 shipped, less than it would cost to have a just the front laced. My cluster was too small for the freewheel so I put on only the smallest gear, only one I use anyhow maybe I'll save a few ounces. I took off the gripshift and cable too. Although I saved money, I spend $40 on a 10mm through-axle for the rear wheel, and the centermount disks are $30+, tacking $100 onto the build.
The frame is recycled from an earlier prototype, so it was already equipped with my Preferred dimension 120mm adjustable stem and 'On-One Mary' handlebars. I added a set of Rock Shox Boxxers which turned out to be a good color match to the TF frame and really punch it up. The new-style Ergon GC-3 grips should let me really stand up and glide.
I have the luxuriant thumb throttle from a Tidalforce (0-5k pot), I have to wire up the servo tester so I can control the esc. I also need some plugs to solder onto the ESC, or just swap the ones on the motor with Andersons, the wires are too long anyhow.
After I get it going I need to make it stop. I have a set of Gatorback brakes from Methods to put on here, gotta buy adaptors front and rear, swap the brake levers left/right, grind off the torque arm bracket, and buy a centermount disk to fit.
I think I am going to parallel the 48v ammo-can pack from my BMC build into a 24v/32ah pack for this build, tons of WH for tons of range, and with a123 prisimatic quality I can charge the pack in 1/2 hour.
The accessory area under the ESC is 80mm x 40mm x 35mm, or 3.36" x 1.58" x 1.40", which makes it too small to hold the Evlogix throttleizer, which is 3.4" x 2.2" x 1.4" http://www.evlogix.com/content.php?link=Rcthrottle