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by LightningRods
May 31 2020 12:53am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4959
Views: 624076

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

There are hundreds of these mid drives still out there running, the oldest about 7 years old. If you found a NOS big block drive it should have years of service in it. There’s nothing to worry about. Get the primary belt tension and alignment set up right and go have fun.
by LightningRods
May 23 2020 6:26pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I have the parts available for two complete drives right now. I want to sell these parts as complete drives since they’re all that I have on hand and it will take time to get more. I am going to order more bracket sets. I’ll post here when they’re in. Alan Hu resurfaced today saying that his NXT pro...
by LightningRods
May 23 2020 1:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block
Replies: 68
Views: 10033

Re: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block

Have fun and be safe. Can’t wait to see your build!
by LightningRods
May 22 2020 7:34pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

DanGT86 wrote:
May 22 2020 5:43pm
I suggest we take this conversation over to your Rolhoff torque limiting thread. LR has been more than accommodating considering this thread is about the motoped.
Please.
by LightningRods
May 22 2020 7:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

One of the features I’m most excited about from the FOC controllers is smooth, linear power delivery. More controllable power means you can have more power. It’s good all the way around. This is different from “up speed”. That’s a limit to how fast the throttle signal can increase, no matter what yo...
by LightningRods
May 22 2020 11:49am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

> A smaller wheel is like lower gearing. It reduces top speed and increases torque. That’s mostly a hub motor issue since that’s the only way they can change gearing. With a mid drive, choose the wheel size you want and then choose the correct sprockets for the gearing you want. THANK YOU for explic...
by LightningRods
May 21 2020 7:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

A number of people have done builds with my Big Block and Rohloffs. To my knowledge none of them have broken. The stock shear pins are plastic. You can upgrade to aluminum pins which increases the torque limit and reduces your chances of getting stranded with blown pins. The aluminum should still fa...
by LightningRods
May 21 2020 9:53am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I have a 3” wide, 7 lb motor good for 50A- “Small Block”. 4” wide, 11 lb good for 120A- “Big Block”. 4.25” wide, 13 lb good for 150A- “XL Big Block”. All have the same IPM layout, all have the same improved hall layout. The new motors are the same price as the old ones and should be more reliable, e...
by LightningRods
May 20 2020 10:19pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

The new IPM motors are sine wave compatible. That means PowerVelocity, ASI, Adaptto, Nucular and so on. The original Big Block was a great motor except that it had terrible hall signals and would not run right with sine wave controllers. I was right there with Alan battling the ASI demons. They are ...
by LightningRods
May 20 2020 9:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I really don’t want to sell controllers. It’s not the selling them really, it’s doing tech support on them. I would so much rather let someone who wants that business to have it. Edward Lyen was perfect for me. He just wanted to sell controllers and accessories for them, I just want to make mid driv...
by LightningRods
May 20 2020 5:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I never planned to sell ASI controllers myself. My hope was that I could refer customers to ERT for controllers that were pre-configured for my motors. Alan Hu has disappeared, citing health problems. Hopefully he will be back.
by LightningRods
May 20 2020 12:10am
Forum: Items for Sale - New
Topic: OFFICIAL Electric Motoped
Replies: 268
Views: 92551

Re: OFFICIAL Electric Motoped

I’m definitely building them. Plan ahead a bit, give me time to get the parts made affordably in volume, and this can be an ideal electric version of the Motoped. The new IPM Big Block is capable of making too much power for a bicycle . It’s ideal for a light motor bike like the Motoped.
by LightningRods
May 19 2020 12:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I have two sets of Motoped brackets available. I had five sets cut at Big Blue Saw and three are sold. I can get more made any time. The more you buy and the less of a hurry you're in, the better the price I can get for you. I do also have Motoped jackshaft specific 219 sprockets and a smaller #420 ...
by LightningRods
May 19 2020 10:44am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

The old Big Block was more similar to the D7500 than the new IPM motor. The D7500 makes 4000 rpm from 72V, my motors make around 4500. The big difference now is that with internal magnets and field weakening the IPM Big Block easily screams up to 8500 rpm. So similar low end power, but twice the max...
by LightningRods
May 17 2020 3:27pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block
Replies: 68
Views: 10033

Re: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block

The small block that was used on Kelly’s bike has been upgraded to an IPM motor that is fully sine wave compatible. It will work really well with the new more powerful BAC 8xx controller or a PowerVelocity 12 FET. It should be a 4000 watt screamer. I also just received a shipment of the swingarm bra...
by LightningRods
Apr 06 2020 11:52pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

You want the O.D on that swingarm bracket? 8.6” or 218 mm.
Chambers wrote:
Apr 06 2020 11:27pm
Hey LR,

Can I ask what the pictured distance is?

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by LightningRods
Mar 11 2020 12:10pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 405
Views: 56294

Re: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!

You can use a commercially made hub that has a 1.37" x 24 tpi thread on the right side. You can use a White Industries HD flanged freewheel or a thread on track cog with lock ring. I don't have any plans to make a RHD hub because of these available options.
by LightningRods
Mar 11 2020 10:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 405
Views: 56294

Re: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!

I’m making a hub for RHD? You asked me to save a LHD hub for you and then messaged that you’d gone in a different direction. I make single speed adapters for freehubs and freewheel threads. That’s all at this time.
by LightningRods
Mar 04 2020 10:20am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Alan deals with a lot of people. A percentage of them are not going to be happy and a percentage of that group will try to hurt his reputation in the user groups. No one likes being bad mouthed. Alan can’t keep up with product demand as it is so he just shrugs those people off. It’s totally true in ...
by LightningRods
Mar 03 2020 10:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Angry Bob, No I haven’t read people’s comments about Alan. I’m not real good at monitoring social media. My position with Alan is that he invested a ton of time in working to get my motors working with the ASI controllers. I can say with certainty that a lot of people’s frustrations are with the com...
by LightningRods
Mar 03 2020 5:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Yes 4mm.
by LightningRods
Mar 03 2020 2:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

The narrowest motor I have has a rotor/stator width of approx 30mm. This widest motor that I’m using on the Motoped has a rotor/stator width of 60mm.
by LightningRods
Mar 02 2020 9:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

This is gonna be a fun ride. Yeah I do remember those Big Blocks from back in the days. Cool that they are pushing the BB som much harder using ASI controllers. This new motor, is it the mid drive series from QS you are gonna use on the motoped? What kind of peak power are you guys aiming for on th...
by LightningRods
Mar 01 2020 1:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Hey old friend! Good to hear from you! Things have changed a lot from the early 1500 watt small blocks, eh?
by LightningRods
Feb 29 2020 1:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 56
Views: 2665

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Thanks for that! Ian is a good guy.