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by Kepler
Oct 16 2019 7:13pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 355
Views: 48273

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

You could lock it up if you wanted to by removing the shim washer in the pivot mech. You could then lock it on the tire when you wanted and unlock it off the tire should you run out of batteries. I do run a permanent contact setup with my mountain bike which has some advantages.(Thread on that bike ...
by Kepler
Oct 14 2019 5:38pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 355
Views: 48273

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

The bike is 2018 Trek Domane SL7 Project One. Cost around $6000 USD. Approx $400 USD for the complete electric drive system (not including labour of course :) ). I decided to use this bike because you have access to the inside the frame through a small removable cover under the water bottle I am usi...
by Kepler
Oct 13 2019 10:23pm
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)
Replies: 355
Views: 48273

Re: Kepler Bottom Bracket Friction Drive For Sale (Finally)

Hi all. Just letting you know drive brackets are now back in stock. Please contact me via PM if you are interested in purchasing. $100 USD plus postage ($20 USD anywhere in the world) Manual supplied with purchase detailing other required parts and installation. You will need to purchase separately ...
by Kepler
Oct 13 2019 8:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Here is a quick video (nothing too exciting) of the bike setup with with 27.5+ 2.8" rear and 29er 2.6" front on a 29er ebike specific Fox 36 fork. Really happy with the way the bike rides in this configuration. The level of noise is pretty accurate to what you are really hearing on the bike. Also ad...
by Kepler
Oct 10 2019 7:48pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Wayne’s Dengfu Carbon Fibre FS 27.5” with Bafang M600 (throttle also)
Replies: 228
Views: 18152

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

I would recommend sticking with 13S 48V. Although I would be surprised if 14S 52V would do any damage to the drive, you could loose the very nice low battery level management built in to the controller and would then need to rely entirely on your battery BMS for battery protection. BMS low battery v...
by Kepler
Oct 06 2019 8:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

It looks like that head set adapter would work. I know the bike specs say 66.5 degree head angle, however as standard, the bike never felt like other bikes i have with 66.5 degree head angle. I have never bothered to actually check if the dimension is true but it would be an interesting exercise to ...
by Kepler
Oct 06 2019 7:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Hi Wayne. It does exactly that. It hits 25mph, the assist stops. Just slightly below 25 mph the assist is back.
by Kepler
Oct 06 2019 6:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

I know my motor wasn't supplied by Luna bit i think there is a pretty good chance they are exactly the same. It is marked as 45kph motor (28mph) but it definitely cuts out at 25mph. Gearing is out of the equation with mine as I have a 38 tooth chain ring. cuts out at 25mph on the 13 tooth on the cas...
by Kepler
Oct 04 2019 9:17pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

I think I would do it again. However I did make a few mistakes that have cost me. I should have gone with my gut and gone with a 29er fork from the start. The bike needs a bit more ground clearance and this does help. Also I like the bike with a slacker geometry as I think 66.5 degrees is to conserv...
by Kepler
Oct 03 2019 10:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Something else I noticed with the bike speed. My motor is the 45kph (28mph) version. This is stamped on the name plate. However, assist stops at 40kph (25mph). I have a 38 tooth chain ring. This is not a restriction due to gearing as it it stops assisting at 40kph even if I am in the 13 tooth or 11 ...
by Kepler
Oct 03 2019 9:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

I will give that a go. I rode this bike to work today mainly to do some range testing with my little battery. So taking the reading while riding, have the phone at say head height? I tried measuring the noise level with a phone app. The app is quite sensitive to sound changes and seems to work quit...
by Kepler
Oct 03 2019 12:16am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

My display attachment came cracked off. Just luck of the draw. I don't think it will be a problem breaking for others. I didn't notice it at first and thought it just needed to be cinched up. Like Kepler, I have aging eyes and have a difficult time reading anything but the large print (speedometer ...
by Kepler
Oct 03 2019 12:01am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

I will give that a go. I rode this bike to work today mainly to do some range testing with my little battery. So taking the reading while riding, have the phone at say head height?
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 10:49pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

The amount of grease you put in there isn't that critical. The trick is to make sure every tooth is well covered with grease pushed into each of gear tooth valleys. The existing grease looks to be a plastic compatible grease. Probably a carry over from the drives original spec. As all the gears are ...
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 10:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

I’m not diggin the display they chose to use with this. It doesn’t appear to be enduro durable based on this video. I’d prefer no display or a low profile display like EggRider/SW-102 or 500c. The display mount wont normally break I don't think. It weighs nothing and tucked in next to the head stem...
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 7:33am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Repacked the gears with a liberal amount of molybdenum grease. Used the same grease on all gears since they are all steel. Test rode the bike. Definitely quieter then it was before the re grease. Maybe 20% better. Its never going to be a silent drive with an all metal gear train but i can definitely...
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 7:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

A socket style bottom bracket tool for screw in bearing cups does the job. A chain whip is needed to hold the chainring when removing the locking nut.
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 1:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 66
Views: 4753

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

As this is the M600 dedicated thread I have added my partial tear down notes and video. Completed the partial strip down of the drive so as to inspect the gears and check the level of lubrication. The drive came apart quite easily with no special tricks needed. I can confirm the drive has metal gear...
by Kepler
Oct 02 2019 1:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Reality is that take the motor and battery out of both bikes and they would be of similar weight with the X1 probably a couple of pounds lighter then the Apollo. X1 is not 56lb Wayne has confirmed 51lb. for reference, mine with the light battery and tubeless is 46lb X1 motor and battery = 17lb Apoll...
by Kepler
Oct 01 2019 5:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

Completed the partial strip down of the drive so as to inspect the gears and check the level of lubrication. The drive came apart quite easily with no special tricks needed. I can confirm the drive has metal gears throughout. The intermediate gears certainly could have done with more lubrication how...
by Kepler
Sep 30 2019 9:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Did they even listen to the videos of your drive? I have removed my drive from my bike and will see how I go getting the side cover off to expose the gears tonight.
by Kepler
Sep 30 2019 12:11am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

Yep, that is a different noise to mine and it definitely louder then mine ever was. I can certainly understand your disappointment here. I wonder if a better solution is just to ship the motor back to Luna and have them replace just the motor. It seems a shame to give up on the entire bike and loose...
by Kepler
Sep 29 2019 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)
Replies: 125
Views: 4321

Re: Luna Cycle X-1 Enduro FS (Bafang M600 / Dengfu M09)

I have done a quick video of the bike under power over on my build thread. https://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=101715&p=1500541#p1500541 Might help people understand what to expect in relation to motor noise levels with the metal gears. I do believe my motor has reduced in noi...
by Kepler
Sep 29 2019 9:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log
Replies: 102
Views: 4819

Re: Dengfu M09 Endruo/Freeride build log

There have been concerns on how noisy the M600 Mid Drive is with metal gears. I must admit I was originally a little disappointed with the noise level of this drive especially when compared to say the BBS02 drive. At first I did find the the drive annoying loud however the more I rode the bike, the ...