jansevr wrote: ↑
Jul 14, 2018 10:20 am
In regards to the slow acceleration...you can try adjusting the settings for acceleration time under the throttle menu.
Keep this in mind (from the sabvoton manual): The less the “acceleration time” or “deceleration time” is, the faster the throttle will response ,(It is forbidden that the time set over 2000ms).
If you go less than 2000ms the throttle will instantly go to full throttle. Be sure to have the rear wheel suspended off the ground when tuning and testing.
It doesn't exactly work like that, unfortunately.
This parameter only sets the throttle response time, which means the controller will determine the average value of the throttle potentiometer input by sampling during this time. It just makes the throttle more reactive, but it doesn't help adding more power. I usually set my throttle response time to 50ms both for acceleration and deceleration.
Anyways, the acceleration is not bad at all, it is still way better than a 250cc gas one, just that it lacks a bit of kick from standstill. I think this is a controller issue, sabvotons controller are not programmed to give full power from zero. I just hope there is a clever way to trick the controller to give more power during this phase.
Changing for a smaller diameter wheel is out of the question, the bike would look weird, it would lower its ground clearance and impact handling. But sure, purely speaking about acceleration, it would work.