Just the fact they came with thinner phase wire than my not running 5304
Andje wrote:My spoke calcs;
158's went in like a glove. I'm using a mavic 721 dh rim.
methods wrote:Our fearless test-rider Matthew needs a motor that can take 24S 100A punishment this summer.
Personally, I'm going to hunt for an 18-19" "light weight" alloy motorcycle rim to lace this bad boy into.
Hyena wrote:I measured the phase wires with my cheap calipers and htey came out at 3.3mm
As methods says this is fine and the few inches of phase wires at this gauge exiting the motor won't be a limitation. You'll smoke the windings before the phase wires short. But yes by all means extend them a few inches outside. 8ga if you want overkill - 10ga would be sufficient. They were supposedly specced with 11ga and comparing with some 12ga teflon wire I have here it looks pretty damn close to that - so this is probably the least of things to worry about at this stage (wire cutting and halls shitting themselves on the first outing is a larger concern)methods wrote:Our fearless test-rider Matthew needs a motor that can take 24S 100A punishment this summer.
Your brother down under can save Matthew the trouble
For those talking about lacing, voicecoils @ glowworm bicycles here in Sydney is currently trying to source spokes to suit lacing into other rims. He's gearing up to do 2 of these beasts but there's a question of which spokes to use. If you want to use tough downhill type rims they're all eyeletted which limits you to 13/14ga spokes which will no doubt struggle with the weight of this obese lump of spinning magnetism
Personally, I'm going to hunt for an 18-19" "light weight" alloy motorcycle rim to lace this bad boy into. I'm tempted to try oil cooling which seems to be gaining popularity but I don't think I'll make the maiden voyage on such a rare and expensive motor. Air cooling should suffice for now and I can always have new covers made up if I decide to go down the oil route. Coz that's how I roll
Tincan wrote:I guess now i face the million dollar question is... What rim will take the punishment, be 26 inch AND use the right spokes...
Hyena wrote:Tincan wrote:I guess now i face the million dollar question is... What rim will take the punishment, be 26 inch AND use the right spokes...
I reckon an Alex DM24 is your best bet - they're pretty tough and don't use eyelettes so will take 12ga spokes - possibly even larger (though I havent tried and probably wouldn't recommend it)
I may have another solution for you yet though - see your PM
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