Solcar wrote:The intermittent motor operation before completely quiting points seems familiar. Check electrical contact in mechanical circuit connections like fast-on connectors, fuse contacts, or multi-pin plugs. Moisture might have contributed to corrosion in such places.
Ykick wrote:I will tell you I don't like where the motor sits behind the front wheel spray in rain and you said it has been raining a lot. Judging by pics it looks tight but there's wiring entering/exiting the motor and the end cap could possibly leak from heavy water spray.
What did the seller/dealer RMartin have to say? 'seems like the flashing red light indicates a problem code or trouble state. Does it flash consistent or does it have a pattern? I don't know these bikes and doubt many members here do either. Does look similar to one model of those Bussetti's.
Ironic that ES is the place to come for "kit build" component knowledge while turnkey stuff is hit/miss. You have to hope somebody else has one of these or understands the components enough to offer guidance about where to look.
btw - I don't understand why you started another thread about this but good luck getting back on the road. This is exactly why I won't rely on any less than 2qty eBikes. Something is gonna happen and when it does you don't have a ride.
georgefromvt wrote:I purchased a RMartin bike last year. Rode great for over 1200 miles but last week it died. I rode thru some heavy down pours and power went out. The battery was almost completely charged, power meter showed full power but motor starting cutting out both while hitting the throtte and PAS. Any suggestions? I checked the controller, it was wet. I dried it, checked all the connections nothing loose. Anyway the motor could be fried? I opened the controller and notice a small flashing red light when power on. Any help/ suggestions would be appreciated. I replaced the throttle and power gauge but still no motor power. Everything lights up OK and the motor kics for a second but nothing else happens. The RMartin is a bracket powered bike, brushless motor and 36 V 10 amp battery.
As I said, rode incredibly well for 1200 miles but power started stuttering off last week. Any suggestions? I'm a at loss. I fly RC planes so feel comfortable with working with controllers, brushless motors and throttles but this has me stumped. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
docnjoj wrote:I'm formerly from Vermont and an interested in this thread simply becauae I am interested in the RMartin Motor system for my trike. If wet weather makes it fail then I am less interested.
.. They never responded to my e-mail about a possible kit. Please let me know if I can help!
rms401 wrote:This is Randall with R Martin. We have been using the bracket mounted motor system for several years. Bikes like our R10 have a custom made frame that the drive system bolts onto. There is no "traditional" bottom bracket. The system consists of the brushless motor, a gear box, and a freewheel at the crank so that the pedals do not have have to move when using the throttle.
This design allows you to use your bikes gears like a transmission. It provides excellent hill climbing when you shift to a lower gear. You have to shift to higher gears to go faster. Top speed is about 20 mph.
We have been waiting for a kit version for more than a year. We were shown the latest prototype in October. Unfortunately, they are still not ready. We may have a sample included in our next order of bikes that will arrive in about six weeks.
If you are really good with building bikes, you can purchase the drive system from us. It would be a bit of a trick to mount it on a standard bike frame.
We stock all the parts including the motor, gearbox, freewheel crank and controller.
R Martin Limited
georgefromvt wrote:I'm at a loss.
Nehmo wrote:Let's begin with the motor. With 2 wires coming out of the motor, it's a brushed.