Hey! I said that too about the motor.John in CR wrote: ↑Jan 31 2018 9:00pmFWIW, you wouldn't drive from the bolt flange for the rim. Just use the disc brake mount for the sprocket. That's how I'll use one for the off road moto I want. Of course there's a 2wd one planned too, but that will be with them in-wheel of course. I need to get EG's help on controller for that one though...maybe we can work a trade.
I've been hunting for another of these motors or moped. I did find a motor a couple of weeks ago, but it had already been sold. If I want to drive 1800 miles, I found another R Martin. I was hoping for something a bit closer. Maybe I can get the seller to crate up the bike and ship it to me.
I am preparing LIPO packs for the R Martin. Since it's 100% functional at 16S, that's what I'm shooting for right now. upgrading to 32S is more complicated, but will happen in time. Anyway, I already had 2 16S LIPO packs all made up with BMS and then have 2 20S LIPO packs that I'll reduce to 16S and add BMS to them. I might buy 2 more 10,000mah packs to complete another 16S pack and use the 2 left over packs from these 20S packs. Yesterday I received 8 16,000mah LIPO packs to make into more packs. This will allow me to vet out the moped and find any problems with it and have decent range. Later, I'll redeploy all those LIPOs into 32S. I think I have about 72,000mah at 16S right now. That ought to get me around town for now and maybe 40-50 miles of range. I need to buy more 16S BMS. Once the packs are down in the battery tunnel, they won't be easily accessible for battery maintenance or external balancing. I need BMS on all of them. This is the cheapest way to get the EV on the road without incurring massive SLA weight penalties or upgrading straight to 32S. This many LIPO packs fills like 25% of the battery space, weighs as much as a single SLA and has 22,000mah more capacity than the entire SLA pack. I bet I get zero sag too!
These are all 10,000mah packs.