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by LightningRods
Jul 31 2020 10:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Here is my Lightning Rods Facebook page. You’ll have to go back a few years, but there are lots of photos of these legacy drives. https://www.facebook.com/Lightning-Rod ... 531978401/
by LightningRods
Jul 31 2020 9:55am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I used to have YouTube videos showing how to put these disassembled “kits” together. I took them down about five years ago when I started shipping the drives fully assembled. People were seeing the videos and then getting the incorrect impression that I was still shipping disassembled. I checked my ...
by LightningRods
Jul 31 2020 12:07am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

We’re at 10,000 watts right now. It’s amazing to me, but we’re running over 120 amps at over 80 volts. On a sub 100 lb bike it runs like a light motorcycle.
by LightningRods
Jul 28 2020 8:44am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: The BEST and FIRST Qulbix Raptor mid-drive build!
Replies: 408
Views: 59240

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

Here’s a YouTube Video of the swingarm drive running on the street. Not an exciting video but it shows the drive effortlessly accelerating to 50 mph up some steep hills. https://youtu.be/x_BEwiEnQzM This video was made with my old external magnet motor. The new IPM motor is quieter and revs higher w...
by LightningRods
Jul 18 2020 5:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Hey I’m here and glad to help. I don’t sell the original steel drives any more but still have parts and will make the bits I can. What do you need?
by LightningRods
Jul 03 2020 10:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 66
Views: 4569

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

After working with the Motoped for a few months, the swingarm is the heart of the design. It’s a nice piece. The jackshaft is right on the pivot point which is perfect. The pedal system is pretty ridiculous. It’s really just for compliance. I’ll make drives available to people who want them. I never...
by LightningRods
Jul 03 2020 8:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 66
Views: 4569

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

I have Motoped brackets. I can also get more made. If the company were still in business I’d get a bunch made. I already have plenty of expensive laser cut metal laying around.
by LightningRods
Jul 03 2020 10:19am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 66
Views: 4569

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Yes I’ll sell you two XL motors. $325 each plus shipping.
by LightningRods
Jul 02 2020 11:36pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 66
Views: 4569

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

The completed drive and jackshaft. Overall reduction is a bit over 10:1.
by LightningRods
Jul 02 2020 10:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LR Big Block Motoped
Replies: 66
Views: 4569

Re: LR Big Block Motoped

Progress photos on the XL Motoped. Just waiting for the controller at this point.
by LightningRods
Jun 14 2020 2:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Mongoose CX24V450 with 2500 watt L-R Small Block
Replies: 71
Views: 11915

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

I run these motors both clockwise and counterclockwise in my various builds. It’s as simple as changing the hall and phase wire sequence. I can give you the sequences for the Lyen and PowerVelocity controllers. I’ve never seen a 219 sprocket with a bicycle 6 bolt rotor pattern on it. Which is why I ...
by LightningRods
Jun 09 2020 8:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

Hey Matt, Thanks for stopping by! I can't imagine someone beating on one of your beautiful works of Art with a hammer. Some people have no mechanical empathy at all. They should never touch tools or attempt to work on anything themselves. I have to confess that when I started building drives it neve...
by LightningRods
May 31 2020 12:02pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

If a customer needs information I’m here for them. If I have parts I’ll provide them. If I know where you can get what I don’t stock I’ll send a link or contact info.
by LightningRods
May 31 2020 10:41am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

Re: LightningRods mid drive kit

I’ve agreed to repair old drives in the past and have been horrified to receive parts that look like they were off of a Japanese Zero that had been in the ocean since 1943. I don’t do that any more. It takes way more time than building a brand new drive. I don’t make the original steel 2 stage drive...
by LightningRods
May 31 2020 12:53am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: LightningRods mid drive kit
Replies: 4976
Views: 639767

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 71
Views: 11915

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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: 66
Views: 4569

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.