My experience with "leafbike" electric bike kit

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goosenoose   100 mW

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Re: My experience with "leafbike" electric bike kit

Post by goosenoose » Jun 09 2018 2:17pm

neptronix wrote:
Apr 07 2018 1:01pm
Their kits are terrible. I wouldn't touch them. The controllers are not matched to the motor's continuous capabilities, and as far as i know, not programmable.
That 1000W motor is wound WAY too fast ( 40mph winding, which requires 2000W continuous, on a 1000W motor? WTF? )

That being said the 1500W motor is still my favorite direct drive hub today, even though it has the same high default winding that does ~40mph on the road. ( a more sane choice is a 5T or 6T if you don't have a 48v 80A capable battery! )
Crap. I wish I had seen this a week ago.... oh well. Guess is a good excuse to save up for a Phaserunner :0 (kicking myself that I didn't just buy their kit with the discounted Grin All Axle)

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goosenoose   100 mW

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Re: My experience with "leafbike" electric bike kit

Post by goosenoose » Sep 02 2019 7:11am

neptronix wrote:
Apr 07 2018 1:01pm
Their kits are terrible. I wouldn't touch them. The controllers are not matched to the motor's continuous capabilities, and as far as i know, not programmable.
That 1000W motor is wound WAY too fast ( 40mph winding, which requires 2000W continuous, on a 1000W motor? WTF? )

That being said the 1500W motor is still my favorite direct drive hub today, even though it has the same high default winding that does ~40mph on the road. ( a more sane choice is a 5T or 6T if you don't have a 48v 80A capable battery! )
i know this post is a bit long in the tooth.. that said, is there a controller you'd recommend for their 1500W motor that supports variable regen (intent is to save on brake wear) and would pair well with a 54v 20ah battery?

-robin

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The Toecutter   10 kW

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Re: My experience with "leafbike" electric bike kit

Post by The Toecutter » Sep 03 2019 7:03pm

goosenoose wrote:
Sep 02 2019 7:11am

i know this post is a bit long in the tooth.. that said, is there a controller you'd recommend for their 1500W motor that supports variable regen (intent is to save on brake wear) and would pair well with a 54v 20ah battery?

-robin
When money permits, I plan to use this motor with a Phaserunner FOC controller.

https://www.ebikes.ca/product-info/phaserunner.html

Seems to meet your criteria, plus tuned correctly, it could allow silent operation of the motor.

I have absolutely zero experience with either the motor or controller, FWIW.

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Re: My experience with "leafbike" electric bike kit

Post by Bullfrog » Feb 14 2020 6:26am

Nothing wrong with a small wheel :lol: . Pic below is a bike I built with a 20" rear wheel and a 4" wide tire (Vee Mission Command 20x4"). With any given hub motor, the only way to change the gearing once you bought the motor is to change the tire diameter. My friend called it the "Clown Bike" because it looked like it should be in the circus with 6 or 7 clowns climbing on it.
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