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by Tom
Feb 21 2022 11:01pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 9049

Re: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021

Seems more of a preview was posted on EBR including an actual photo:

https://electricbikereview.com/forums/t ... tem.47411/

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by Tom
Feb 18 2022 7:08pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

I've ridden both M600 and Brose Mag S and there is no comparison. The Brose is very smooth and refined but if you put them both in the highest PAS up a gravel road the M600 is going win the race every time unless there is something wrong with the motor. Might be a different story on a more challengi...
by Tom
Dec 19 2021 3:13am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M620/G510 (and all other Bafang motors) now on CAN-BUS (2021+) rather than UART (2018-2020)?
Replies: 48
Views: 8765

Re: Bafang M620/G510 (and all other Bafang motors) now on CAN-BUS (2021+) rather than UART (2018-2020)?

A couple months ago I asked Watt Wagons about that and it sounded like you can't just swap controllers because there is actually some hardware on the motor (separate from controller) that is specific to UART or CANBUS, so they needed a translation chip to make that hardware on CANBUS motors work wit...
by Tom
Nov 28 2021 12:24am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 9049

Re: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021

Ha, I was also just checking back to see if there was any update.
by Tom
Sep 27 2021 5:36pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 9049

Re: Best Mid-drive Motors in 2021

raylo32 wrote:
Sep 26 2021 8:31am
Vaporware??
:lol:
by Tom
Jul 23 2021 2:22pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

All things considered, it would be nicer if Luna Cycles started to embrace opensource and DIY and share which knowhow they have about the motors and which procedures they follow to modify theirs. We donnot need any proprietary software at this stage, we mostly just need to start to learn how the pr...
by Tom
Jun 23 2021 2:24am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Just checking back in to this thread as I'm planning to rid myself of Luna'a custom (aka cluster) firmware. Is 46.7 a recent release? The date indicates it was released back in November so I'm guessing not. How does it compare to 46.6? On the luna forum the consensus seems to be 46.6 wasn't the best...
by Tom
Mar 04 2021 1:30am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 433
Views: 64480

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

In terms of smoothness, I would think that's a function of firmware as opposed to controller. Have you considered ordering the BESST tool from Luna to experiment with various firmware? https://lunacycle.com/bafang-besst-service-tool/ I decided to pick one up as the Luna X1 tuning is garbage (practic...
by Tom
Jan 30 2021 4:38am
Forum: EBike Build Threads
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 433
Views: 64480

Re: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)

complete motor from Luna. They have them in stock and $650.00 and be done with it. Ok, sorrry but this made me. :lol: :lol: :lol: Be advised you may also need to pony up another $100 for the BESST tool from Luna (unless you already have it) to rid yourself of their M600 "tuning" (IME wort...
by Tom
Nov 07 2020 5:49am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu E06, Wafa or Haibike?
Replies: 13
Views: 2484

Re: Dengfu E06, Wafa or Haibike?

Battery life on Ultra with stock controller is disappointing. The aftermarket innotrace controller improves range by 20% or more IME and many other benefits. Since you are in North America I would consider Watt Wagon's upcoming FS carbon bike: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/fs-watt-wa...
by Tom
Nov 01 2020 12:43am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

CiDi wrote:
Oct 30 2020 7:04am
I downloaded it from the Luna forum.
I have already loaded it on my motor M600 and tested it.
They seem to have solved the jerky operation problems.
Hi, can you clarify which Luna forum? Do you have a link to the topic?
by Tom
Oct 13 2020 6:32am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Same version (TK419). Any additional suffix just signifies various options none of which are useful for ebike use. I purchased mine on Amazon with express shipping as I wanted it fast. Arrived in less than a week. More details here: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/anti-theft-gps.826/po...
by Tom
Oct 13 2020 2:44am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

This GPS Tracker is working great in my Frey CC secured in the downtube near the internal routing holes and hardwired to internal battery. I tapped into the charging port which has a fuse. Frey might consider offering it as a pre-installed option (although users would need to remove it to install th...
by Tom
Oct 11 2020 5:32am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I am not sure I understand but why does it matter for innotrace controller? Does it not have a cap?

Also, my CC display with innotrace controller reads ~1v less than measured directly by my voltmeter. Could this be due to a battery diode? Or are they only used with dual battery setup?
by Tom
Oct 02 2020 1:39am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Luna is of no help. I am in contact with Bafang USA's warranty rep to see what they might be able to do about the low PAS issues. I inquired about how I could update to the latest firmware without sending my motor in. This is the latest from him: hi, Tom think it's the M600 controller problem. I nee...
by Tom
Sep 28 2020 12:34am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

You can't use eggrider. I believe they are coming out with a display pretty much identical to the eggrider which you can program the controller on the fly. The only cons are integrated lights don't work due to step down voltage issues. I replaced my rear light with a manual rechargeable light that i...
by Tom
Sep 27 2020 11:50pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 92
Views: 21065

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

Those are 250W nominal euro-spec motors so they can get away with it. From what I've read Gates spec does not allow for tensioner with higher powered motors, at least that's what Watt Wagons indicated. See this post by puskar on EBR: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/woohoo-we-are-live-w...
by Tom
Sep 21 2020 4:58pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller
Replies: 89
Views: 15716

Re: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller

I am told there will be an innotrace controller for the M600 next year, so you could upgrade later if the Bafang tuning doesn't meet your needs. I would go with the Dengfu E10 and M600 if you want something closer to a suitable eMTB at suitable cost. I think the Ultra may be too heavy for that purpo...
by Tom
Sep 21 2020 2:54pm
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 125104

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Where did you guys obtain the BESST tool? Lunacycle told me they would provide temporary login to flash the latest firmware from Bafang if I could obtain the BESST tool but they don't sell it. FLX won't sell it unless you buy a bike from them. I conctacted CNEbikes. They replied back that they don't...
by Tom
Sep 11 2020 1:09am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Favorite programming setting was my credit card number to order the aftermarket controller.
by Tom
Sep 03 2020 6:43am
Forum: EBike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller
Replies: 89
Views: 15716

Re: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller

I get a little vibration stopped at a light with leg resting on pedal and slight force from partial body weight. Not any big deal though. I'd think this is normal as I've experienced similar with other torque sensing motors.
by Tom
Sep 03 2020 6:37am
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I am not trolling. You can put rack and fenders on the AM 1000. See link to Frey's FB page. Or just search this thread. Many have done it. You can even add them on the EX. Or see the FS offerings by QuietKat or Backou with Ultra motor. They have racks and fenders and ~$2000 of padding but otherwise ...
by Tom
Sep 02 2020 11:31pm
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Dood, you can put rack and fenders on the AM 1000. Find your mythical $750 used FREY and the world is your oyster!

https://www.facebook.com/FreyBike-32844 ... 515889705/
by Tom
Sep 02 2020 4:40pm
Forum: EBike Reviews & Testing
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2506
Views: 371819

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Just buy a used AM 1000. Been out for 3 years now. Should be able to find one for $750. :P