Action news update..
Settled in the new place, got the new frame, just dropped $130 on various bits and pieces for a 2 stage reduction. I'm going to run this motor at 72v with a ~7.5:1 ratio to a 24" wheel and see what it can do in the neighborhood of 5000rpm.
Why not take it all the way, right? I'll see what this thing is capable of for real
Then i want to do a 5:1 reduction at 48v to see if it can really do 2000w continuous. I really doubt it can at this point.
5:1 reduction is rather extreme but it can be done.. that was the whole point of checking out this motor. Because building a double reduction system is not for everyone, and looks goofy on a bike in addition.
If it can really do 2000w continuous at 48v, and you guys are still interested in it ( seems like interest dropped off pretty hard! ), i can coordinate a group buy.
Another possibility is getting our hands on the smaller 300-600w and 600-1000w MAC motors, if anyone wanted to use those as a mid drive setup or something like a brushless currie rear drive. KV seems similar and they are cheap and light. 3-6 pounds.