no bets on if i'll make it thru the day w/o a breakdown??
Hyena wrote:Nice one, I'm keen to see how you get on with the oil. Have you put it in yet ? If so what sort ?
Looks like a fairly large hole. You adding a breather hose to it or just leaving the hole ?
Not yet. I'm trying to be scientific.
I want to see how the motor runs w/o the oil. and the answer is not surprisingly: HOT.
i took it easy today as it's too hard to read the monitor in the sunlight, let alone video it. i'll do my night ride/video tonight, if i can keep my eyes open.
but it's amazing to see the difference of a vented hs3540 in a skinny bike wheel compared to a many pound MC wheel. reminder to self to test no load amps on both.
ambient was 20C this morning, but the motor was up to 80C after .5mi! i got up to 40mph after a bit, so was happy about that and for the long downhill run it rose only gradually, and hit 125C at mile 4. the hs3540 bike wheel woulda been at 85C max at the same time.
i'm counting on oil cooling. otherwise, i'd have to baby the motor.
and after i get a good comparison at 20s, i'm planning to get up to 24s, just to maintain my hs3540 bike wheel speed. (and i'll sacrifice regen at this point if it generates too much heat..)
but you should be proud of me for not doing stupid jumps on it yet. or even curbs. i don't have enough range in the spoke threads to get crazy just yet.
shorza wrote:On my Crystalyte, the black plastice spacer between the motor and cables tries to spin with the motor, jamming the cables against the axle. How did you get around this?
this question almost induced morning sickness when i read it. surely that issues been resolved by now?? i never really understood it, but your description is pretty clear. i almost chopped the plastic off with a chisel this morning, but i've got the wire tied fast to the dropout to prevent rubbing against disc bolts.
i think i will have to remove the wire side cover before the oil. i'll need to caulk the holes over there, if not use more jbweld. it's the right thing to do..
oh, and hyena, as for the drill hole, i tried not to overthink it. i just had KISS in my head and was too busy second guessing myself about the proper angle to go at to counter leakage via centrifugal forces.. i like the idea of a short clear plastic tube in there.
and something tells me i should fill the motor on it's side, in order to measure how much goes in.
but that seasoning injector is pretty fun, and made quick work of the mineral oil. (can you believe me the lbs that sold me the wrong hose also said i could use any old mineral oil... so not true.)
time to stop writing. i feel like i'm jet lagged right now...