Had a maiden voyage on this beast of a bike today!
I think I am going to call this bike, "If it's worth doing once, it's worth doing three times."
It fought me all the way but now that I am getting pretty close to being done with it I have to say I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out.
I had to take JRH's challenge (planned on being as clean with the wiring as I could anyway
) I still have a couple of things to work out, but here is where it stands right now. The covering over the rack mounting bars is some heavy gauge vinyl type stuff I had laying around. I ran out of black zip ties. The white ones will be replaced soon. All the connections for the throttle and the wheel are wrapped in there. I ran the controller power wires out of the opposite end of the controller. Minor modification compared to some of the things that happen on the Sphere, but I feel like that was a big thing for me to do. I am not terribly comfortable with the electronics and opening this stuff up. The old saying about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing comes to my mind all the time when I am tinkering with that kind of stuff. The key switch on the battery powers the controller only. Which is kind of a good news bad news situation. The good news i I don't have a huge spark in the switch every time I power on, the bad news is I always have two hot posts on the bottom of the battery whenever I take it out of the rack. Shouldn't be a big deal, but Murphy can show up when you don't expect him.
I put the andersons between the controller and the battery so I can plug in the watt meter and maybe parallel my other battery for longer rides.
The bike rides well and the dual discs should be nice...not to mention a front suspension. I still need to put the grips and computer on it and get a good light. I am also going to pad the battery rack some because the battery does flop around in the some. That will drive me crazy. I am looking forward to getting to know this bike, and it just started getting real nice weather wise here so hopefully I'll be racking up many miles soon. My first impressions of the motor from the short test ride I took today is that this motor climbs well. I was a little concerned about having all the weight on the rear wheel, but it really didn't seem to handle much differently than my front hub rear battery bike. Thanks for all your help everyone, this forum ROCKS