What was going to soon be a bad day for me had I not noticed it.
Also went for a ride in the beautiful weather I am having here and not 10ft from my driveway my rear tire explodes. It appears I wasn't putting enough air in the back to compensate for the heavy x5303 motor, my ass, and 12s3p in the bag. The tire got a severe case of the pinch and cut thru the tire and the tube. Tire is useless and the tube by the grace of God decided to die in front of my house and not while I was doing 30MPH heading home the other day. Just purchased 2 replacement tubes already filled with slime and are the extra thick. I'm growing very tired of removing my rear wheel.
A little surprise for me when I put the wheel back on.
Just seems like there isn't any 3M 420 on it at all. Just rust which concerns me. I globbed the crap out of it when I applied it on a clean surface prepped with liberal amount of acetone. Then applied more along the entire circumference. My next idea will be to take the dremel and grind grooves along the outside for the glue to better hold on to. Not quite sure what I can do differently next go around.
Just driving to REI to grab new tubes pained me. Over the past 2 weeks since the start of Spring term I've ridden every day and I'm spoiled now. I love biking and hate driving my Jeep. Something so confining about it now.
Even though it's a SUV isn't just small feeling now. I love my ebike and will continue to strive to maintain it and improve. Quick question!
I am only going as high as 2kW on my motor so would replacing the heavy x5303 motor with a lighter HT/HS motor be fine? I feel the heavy-duty x5303 motor is overkill and a waste to use on only ~1.5-2kW.
21" Hardtail, Docs Torque Arm, Lipo 20s2p, ebikes.ca 9C 8x8 and Lyen 6fet (both Mineral Oil cooled)