OneWayTraffic wrote:I found this thread and thought I would raise the dead...
It's been about 8months since the V2 was launched.
What's the failure rate so far? I really want to know.
Solarbbq is right about one thing. Many or most motors on the market are certainly capable of putting out more than the 200w(Aust) or 300w(NZ) allowed, but doing so for more than a few minutes would probably damage the motor. I'd blame this on poorly formed laws myself. Most people buying a bike, however, are aware of this and would rather have plausible denialbility. Solarbbq gets it in asking people to use his motors off road (though I'm sure he's aware of just how many would drive them on the roads.) and Woody is aware that his motors can put out more than the rated power (which is common as most good electric motors are capable of more than the rating.) Whether this will be an issue would be a matter for case law to resolve. The opinions of laymen aren't worth much, until there's a legal opinion based on a court case. That will happen one day.
In the meantime I'd happily buy a kit rated at 300W continuous.
Solarbbq, I sent you an email asking about whether you were sucessful in overvolting the Avanti. Any luck in that?
zilla wrote:i have had an elation v2 kit on my road bike for a few weeks due to very poor weather i have only ridden it about 5 times the performance is very very good for 300w
the crank freewheel jammed without warning today and spat me off the bike at 40kph head first over the bars
i was talking to the http://www.electricbikes.co.nz guy that sold it to me ...he didnt seem at all suprised the freewheel broke and was very helpfull offering to sending a replacement bit and giving me detailed insructions on replacing it including how to make a tool he has devised to make it easier
it seems to me this must happen alot
WARNING THIS IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS
allan if you read this please comment i payed alot of $ for your kit and have a scuffed up bike and lots of gravel rash but i think i was lucky it was not a lot worse and a deep distrust of the freewheel system(will it do this every 5 rides?)
during our conversation http://www.electricbikes.co.nz said he is no longer stocking the elation kit and will not be in the future and now only sells the wisper and pedal4me bikes with some new products later this year
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