zombiess wrote:Thanks for posting that video. I've been waiting for some others to post their experiences with the motor. You see how powerful it is in your bike, imagine what it feels like in mine with 20" wheels. The acceleration is amazing and during normal riding the bicycle is still efficient if you can stay out of the throttle.
If you have more amps available with your controller to feed it, you'll go even faster and accelerate harder. These motors are nutty powerful for bicycles. I hope those new to the high power game decide to start off on lower voltages. You and I are both at 125V which is serious bad boy territory.
With 20" inch wheels... I can appreciate why you need a longer swing arm!! OMG!! If I don't learn forward while accelerating... my front wheel wants up lift off!
Admittedly, this is my first build, but I have a few years of motorcycle track riding and wrenching experience with some basic electronics knowledge. So I don't feel I come completely ill-equiped to build somthing like this. With alot of reading and great resources like this site, I've been able to slowly put together this build.
My controller apparently supports up to 150amps+. I'm afraid I'm going to damage my wires or have a wheel go out on me at speed. I'm using the Turnigy 10g silicone wires for my phase and main leads with 6mm bullets... nothing has gotten warm yet, but I'm just taking my time. I think i'm going to order some 8g wire and some even bigger connectors! I'm just going to slowly increase the AMPs now until I'm comfortable everything is stable.
Now my next challenge... determine my maximum distance to safe LVC level. I need to rewire my batteries for methods LVC protection system... but that's next!
Does everyone think I could commute 20km round trip with this configuration? 30s @ 10AH?