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by LightningRods
Oct 05 2019 10:06pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block
Replies: 56
Views: 7292

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

Hi Mike, I received your PM on Facebook. I’m finishing up two full bike builds right now and so I’m in the shop rather than on the computer. I’ll be happy to share whatever info I can on this project. This is actually a lot of bike for a child. It can be detuned of course, but Kelly has been tearing...
by LightningRods
Oct 04 2019 11:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

That threaded hub from Eastgem could work fine. Others have suggested it. I haven't tried it personally. For the rear wheel sprocket I recommend a White Industries HD freewheel rather than the ACS. ACS are good inexpensive freewheels but not nearly as strong as the W-I. You will also need a thread o...
by LightningRods
Oct 03 2019 11:29am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

The right hand drive single stage is the easiest install. You can run several different final drive setups. Because the chainwheel runs at high rpm with less reduction you can run 3000-4000 watts through a derailleur without destroying it. We're now pushing the Big Block to 8000 watts and more at up...
by LightningRods
Oct 02 2019 6:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

The main complication is that the 165mm hub is made for the 165mm wide Qulbix dropout, not the 150mm. You can order a 165mm dropout width swingarm from Qulbix. Or work out your own solution for a left side sprocket mount. The motor and it’s mounting brackets are the main part. The 219 driver sprocke...
by LightningRods
Oct 01 2019 2:29pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

Until recently sine wave controllers did not work with my Big Block motor, including Sabvoton or Adaptto. With Alan Hu's help the motor has been modified to run perfectly with all sine wave controllers. I strongly recommend the ASI BAC2000 with my swing arm drive. In recent testing the Big Block ran...
by LightningRods
Sep 26 2019 9:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block
Replies: 56
Views: 7292

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

joshuahuang wrote:
Feb 04 2019 12:52pm
what kind of bottom bracket is on the bike? I want to put a cyclone motor on it but not sure if I can put a cassette on the rear or not
The bottom bracket is the stock one that came with the bike as far as I know. No I don’t think a cassette will fit.
by LightningRods
Sep 23 2019 11:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

I made a hub that spaces the two sprockets apart. Both sprockets and the hub have the same bolt pattern and are solid mounted together.
by LightningRods
Sep 23 2019 8:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

Doesn’t matter to me. On the primary stage I use a 12T #219 driver and a laser cut 75T driven for a reduction of 6.25:1. The second stage driver is either a 20T 1/2”x1/8” or a 40T #219. The rear wheel sprocket can be anything from same count as the driver to 2x for an overall reduction of 12.5:1. Wi...
by LightningRods
Sep 23 2019 8:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

It depends on who is doing your laser cutting and what the material is. I find that stainless steel cuts the cleanest, with the least slag, followed by mild steel, with aluminum being the worst. I clean up my sprockets with an orbital sander, then hand sand (purely for looks). I bevel the teeth with...
by LightningRods
Sep 23 2019 7:21pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

Hey mate - are you able to share the method for making a 219# sprocket profile? Ive got a few different sizes im looking to cut, any help appreciated cheers mate. I have my sprockets laser cut. So I create cutting paths in a vector art program (Adobe Illustrator). Here is my process: Calculate the ...
by LightningRods
Sep 21 2019 10:44pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

Where we are right now is running the Big Block with the brand new BAC2000 that puts out 230A peak. Acceleration and hill climbing are very impressive. Top speed is presently gearing limited to the mid 50 mph range. It’s a kick in the butt! If all you are going to do is straight line commuting and s...
by LightningRods
May 07 2019 5:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1850
Views: 603698

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

Looks awesome Marc! Twin Spandaus built into the upper cowling would really finish it off!
by LightningRods
Feb 25 2019 9:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: FUTR Beta with Lightning Rods Mid Drive
Replies: 76
Views: 10952

Re: FUTR Beta with Lightning Rods Mid Drive

Pretty much any bike shop. It’s a standard BSA thread 68mm BB. The most common kind.
by LightningRods
Jan 30 2019 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

This drive has no freewheel to break. Because of that it’s compatible with regen braking. I realized early on that my customers were in two groups: people who want to pedal and people who don’t. Pedelecs like the Bafang are designed to be low powered drives that the rider can pedal with. That’s what...
by LightningRods
Jan 28 2019 2:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

devo1223 wrote:
Jan 28 2019 2:03pm
What do you have in the works Mike?
Two stage left side drive, new motor, not on swingarm, ASI BAC4000 controller, shooting for 25kW. :twisted:
by LightningRods
Jan 28 2019 10:23am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

I personally prefer the Qulbix over the Enduro. The pedaling position is much better on the Qulbix and the build quality of the frame and especially the swingarm is on a much higher level. The Qulbix is a couple hundred more and well worth the extra money. The Bafang HD is a nice pedal assist and it...
by LightningRods
Jan 27 2019 4:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 365
Views: 40885

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

The motor on the EEB actually is very close to the same height as on the Qulbix. The reason that it looks like it's lower is that the bottom bracket and chainring on the EEB sit way higher than the Qulbix. I'll attach a graphic that shows the layout of the two bikes in comparison with swingarm drive...
by LightningRods
Dec 06 2018 3:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I wish they’d get that shipping wormhole finished between the US and Oz.
by LightningRods
Nov 22 2018 9:54am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Hey, thanks for asking about the Motoped. It’s still in the shop. I’ve purchased a 15kw capable Golden Motor, a 300A+ capable ASI BAC4000 controller from Alan Hu, and a 200A capable 42Ah 18650 custom battery pack from PowerVelocity. I’ve figured out where everything is going to go and how I’m going ...
by LightningRods
Nov 22 2018 12:03am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I had a new spare that I offered to send. He didn’t want to pay postage from the US.
by LightningRods
Nov 21 2018 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

They’re M12x1.0.
by LightningRods
Oct 09 2018 12:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: FUTR Beta with Lightning Rods Mid Drive
Replies: 76
Views: 10952

Re: FUTR Beta with Lightning Rods Mid Drive

Thanks. It makes sense. You can get LiPo in lots of sizes. Something has to fit the Beta.
by LightningRods
Oct 04 2018 9:25am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I’m glad that helped. I’m happy to answer any questions. The through bolts with Nylock nuts are the most secure way of holding the drive together. The side plates are aluminum to save weight. I wouldn’t trust tapped threads in aluminum with the torque necessary. I could use threaded standoffs with m...
by LightningRods
Oct 03 2018 9:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4957
Views: 582660

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I'm not sure if you wanted feedback from users or the builder (me). Here's my .02c worth. The idea behind the Single Stage is that there is no other reason to reduce motor rpm to 100 at the chainwheel and then overdrive it back up to 400 at the rear wheel other than to match motor rpm to rider pedal...