new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Badgermilk » Feb 20 2019 2:13pm

Has anyone used collar clamps to mount a cyclone directly to the down tube? I saw a guy on YouTube weld some clamps to work with the cyclone, but he never posted any follow-up on how well they worked. I think he used aluminum. I bought some steel ones and had them welded up, and they seem to be working really well. The motor has zero lateral movement, and I don't need a chain tensioner. Here are a few pictures. Is there something I need to be worried about with this setup?
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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 20 2019 6:47pm

What style of left side mount do you have?

I've considered shaft collars bit worry about the integrity of my aluminum frame.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Badgermilk » Feb 20 2019 11:05pm

"Left side". I'm only using 2 shaft collars to mount it (other one is hidden behind sprockets). Yeah, the integrity of the aluminum was a concern of mine, but I didn't need to apply a lot of torque for the shaft collars to hold tight in place. They are super grippy (I added some flat black vinyl wrap around tube so it's not metal on metal). I wonder what the safe clamp pressure is on 1.77" aluminum bike tubing. The clamps were advertised as 1.75" if anyone is interested. So far, they are working flawlessly. The stainless steel coupling nuts fit perfectly inside the gap from the gear cover to the interior bolt holes. I initially tried using the factory mounts, and they had so much flex and a shitty chain tensioner that I set the project aside for a while and worked on my EEB. EEB sucks to pedal, so I turned it into a motorcycle. I missed pedaling, and this cyclone is amazing even with stock controller and 36v.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 21 2019 1:02pm

That definitely is slick. I'm unsure it would be enough with my 72v setup that is going to be pushing 4kw. However as a supplimental mount I think it has a lot of promise. I was planning to use u-bolts with plenty of material to spread the loads.

As it is right now flex is causing me to toss primary chains under heavy load.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Tommm » Feb 21 2019 7:00pm

CYC (GNG) are now selling an upgraded Cyclone 3000w. They changed some bearings, freewheel, mount, etc.. The gears might be metal too.

Some components are even shared between the X1.

https://www.gngebike.com/gng-2019-3000w

Also, since the 4000w cyclone motor is the same thing but a 30% wider stator section, they said if there is interest they will do mounts for that one too.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 21 2019 8:26pm

I sent them a FB message to see if they'd sell a cyclone "upgrade kit" with the new mounts, tensioner etc. If it's <150 shipped I'd be tempted.

I'm not sure about the 4kw motor though. I think you'd start getting into some nasty Q-factor to clear the left side unless you built very long brackets or possibly shaved material off that crank.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Tommm » Feb 21 2019 8:35pm

Grantmac wrote:
Feb 21 2019 8:26pm
I sent them a FB message to see if they'd sell a cyclone "upgrade kit" with the new mounts, tensioner etc. If it's <150 shipped I'd be tempted.

I'm not sure about the 4kw motor though. I think you'd start getting into some nasty Q-factor to clear the left side unless you built very long brackets or possibly shaved material off that crank.
I have the 4kw motor. Well a hailong pack won't cut it anyway because you need a big, high output battery. Compared to the 4-6kw power you will run through the motor, your legs will be useless and will be resting on the pedals like foot pegs, so it really doesn't matter. The motor itself isn't 30% longer, just the stator part (where the heatsink ribs are).

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 21 2019 8:47pm

They motor is 34mm longer overall. You can see diagrams on the cyclone website.

Personally I really dislike a very wide peddle stance. Perhaps with some custom cranks it would feel okay. More power is always desirable.

Edit: they just confirmed that upgrades would be available eventually. Waiting on cost.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Tommm » Feb 21 2019 9:36pm

Grantmac wrote:
Feb 21 2019 8:47pm
They motor is 34mm longer overall. You can see diagrams on the cyclone website.

Personally I really dislike a very wide peddle stance. Perhaps with some custom cranks it would feel okay. More power is always desirable.

Edit: they just confirmed that upgrades would be available eventually. Waiting on cost.
Sounds great, like I said, with 1.8kwh the pegs could be as far as on a harley, doesn't change anything for me.

Curious to hear which parts they have changed, the big silver end cap part is panted differently but the shape is identical.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 21 2019 10:26pm

Looks like the motor and gearbox are off the shelf. Everything else is upgraded.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Chalo » Feb 22 2019 12:56am

Tommm wrote:
Feb 21 2019 8:35pm
I have the 4kw motor. Well a hailong pack won't cut it anyway because you need a big, high output battery. Compared to the 4-6kw power you will run through the motor, your legs will be useless and will be resting on the pedals like foot pegs,
Yep, that's exactly the kind of thing that's going to spoil the party for honest e-bikers.

Be ethical and license your motorcycle, or just be a dirtbag and screw things up for everybody. Your call.
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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 22 2019 2:26pm

I can't ride a motorcycle on bike paths so at that point I'll just burn fuel for a lot less cost and bother.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Electricglider » Feb 22 2019 2:38pm

Chalo wrote:
Feb 22 2019 12:56am
Tommm wrote:
Feb 21 2019 8:35pm
I have the 4kw motor. Well a hailong pack won't cut it anyway because you need a big, high output battery. Compared to the 4-6kw power you will run through the motor, your legs will be useless and will be resting on the pedals like foot pegs,
Yep, that's exactly the kind of thing that's going to spoil the party for honest e-bikers.

Be ethical and license your motorcycle, or just be a dirtbag and screw things up for everybody. Your call.
Like 3000 or 4000 watts will make a big difference in the legal department or pedaling for that matter. We are all dirtbags here ;-)

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Tommm » Feb 22 2019 4:12pm

Electricglider wrote:
Feb 22 2019 2:38pm

Like 3000 or 4000 watts will make a big difference in the legal department or pedaling for that matter. We are all dirtbags here ;-)
These guys are missing the point. If you have a 18650 battery that can supply 4kw+, your capacity will necessarily be so big, that you will need to go VERY far before you need to pedal just to make the trip... So in reality you either clown pedal or don't pedal. To do these Q factor is irrelevant.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Grantmac » Feb 22 2019 4:21pm

Q-factor matters offroad whether you are peddling or standing. But with a moto seat a bit wider probably won't be bad. I think shorter cranks are also in my future given how high the cadence is.

CYC says in 3 weeks they'll have upgrade parts in their online store. Cost will be "reasonable", but who knows on shipping.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Electricglider » Feb 22 2019 4:28pm

Tommm wrote:
Feb 22 2019 4:12pm
Electricglider wrote:
Feb 22 2019 2:38pm

Like 3000 or 4000 watts will make a big difference in the legal department or pedaling for that matter. We are all dirtbags here ;-)
These guys are missing the point. If you have a 18650 battery that can supply 4kw+, your capacity will necessarily be so big, that you will need to go VERY far before you need to pedal just to make the trip... So in reality you either clown pedal or don't pedal. To do these Q factor is irrelevant.
The point was not about range or practical use. This is a 3kw thread, not about legality.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Tommm » Feb 22 2019 4:32pm

Electricglider wrote:
Feb 22 2019 4:28pm
Tommm wrote:
Feb 22 2019 4:12pm
Electricglider wrote:
Feb 22 2019 2:38pm

Like 3000 or 4000 watts will make a big difference in the legal department or pedaling for that matter. We are all dirtbags here ;-)
These guys are missing the point. If you have a 18650 battery that can supply 4kw+, your capacity will necessarily be so big, that you will need to go VERY far before you need to pedal just to make the trip... So in reality you either clown pedal or don't pedal. To do these Q factor is irrelevant.
The point was not about range or practical use. This is a 3kw thread, not about legality.
Also true. Register it if it's easy to do where you live, otherwise stay stealth.

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by crossbreak » Feb 28 2019 8:48am

link to the new version, maybe it is time to start a new thread to not mix things up, since thera are huge changes in the 2019 version.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 0#p1448645

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by Asi85 » Mar 13 2019 5:21am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mx4Gq3 ... e=youtu.be
Cyclone 3000w issue under heavy load... Gearbox is OK! Without load evryting is fine. If i give slowly gas it's fine and i can go with full speed. Have somebody any idea what is it? Can do this hall sensor issue? Sorry for my English...
PLZ help :) !

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Re: new cyclone 3000 w mid-drive kit?

Post by speedyebikenoob » Mar 20 2019 10:33pm

Asi85 wrote:
Mar 13 2019 5:21am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mx4Gq3 ... e=youtu.be
Cyclone 3000w issue under heavy load... Gearbox is OK! Without load evryting is fine. If i give slowly gas it's fine and i can go with full speed. Have somebody any idea what is it? Can do this hall sensor issue? Sorry for my English...
PLZ help :) !
I'm not too sure but it sounds like your one way clutch bearing needs replacing. It seems like it's slipping or something.

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overheating motor??

Post by speedyebikenoob » Mar 20 2019 10:39pm

Sorry, I know this is an old thread but I posted separately and only got one answer, I'm hoping people here might know more. I have a mini cyclone and I'm running 2400 watts through it, 60 volt 40 amp. It's the stock cyclone controller, and I've had it shutoff during hard riding like three times. When this happens the motor is extremely hot, like hot enough that I could probably cook something on it. My issue is that even if the motor controller doesn't shut things off (which I've been using as a heat protection feature I guess) during hard riding (as in 35+ mph + hills) the motor is still very very hot, I can feel the heat radiating off of it. Is this normal for these motors? or am I going to cook my motor and burn it up eventually? I do keep my rpms high so that the motor is as efficient as possible and I never lug it or anything.

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Re: overheating motor??

Post by Tommm » Mar 21 2019 2:15pm

speedyebikenoob wrote:
Mar 20 2019 10:39pm
Is this normal for these motors? or am I going to cook my motor and burn it up eventually? I do keep my rpms high so that the motor is as efficient as possible and I never lug it or anything.
Normal for that size of a motor.

Yes it will burn up.

It will still cook if you are going 35mph and on hills, lugging or not. You need to switch to an easier gear and go slower with high rpm.

Those small motors aren't made for that power anyway, time for an upgrade.

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Re: overheating motor??

Post by speedyebikenoob » Mar 21 2019 5:08pm

Tommm wrote:
Mar 21 2019 2:15pm
speedyebikenoob wrote:
Mar 20 2019 10:39pm
Is this normal for these motors? or am I going to cook my motor and burn it up eventually? I do keep my rpms high so that the motor is as efficient as possible and I never lug it or anything.
Normal for that size of a motor.

Yes it will burn up.

It will still cook if you are going 35mph and on hills, lugging or not. You need to switch to an easier gear and go slower with high rpm.

Those small motors aren't made for that power anyway, time for an upgrade.
yeah I don't actually push it that hard up mountains anymore, but I really would like to keep this motor because of how compact it is, obviously I can't have everything. Is there like a temperature at which I shouldn't be exceeding for these motors? And is relying on the motor controller to shut off everything for me when thing get hot a bad idea?

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