progrock wrote: ↑
Jan 01 2018 8:41am
I am only tapping the throttle repeatedly
I also saw the Amps running in the 2-3A range from my light taps to the throttle (not too bad from what I'm expecting).
In the testing you need to apply continuous throttle, but at it's lowest range, so you can see the stable current as the motor spins.
If you "tap" the throttle you'll only get bursts of current, which would be higher than normal stable current as it starts the motor going.
If you apply throttle higher than the lowest range, you risk damaging things when configuration is wrong.
The 2-3A current should happen under continuous spinning no-load at full throttle, *after* you find the right combination. Some motors take more, some take less, but there shouldn't ever be high currents under no load--that means something is wrong electrically or mechanically that you'd need to find and fix before continuing.
EDIT: BTW, I ended up keeping the Cycle Analyst in use for now, running the throttle through it... that way I could limit the Amps as well as view the current usage.
If you do this then you don't know what is causing any particular behavior--if it is the CA or the wiring or a defect.
You need to only use the power and shunt wires to the CA, using it only to monitor and not to control, unless you are *absolutely certain* that it is completely setup to all of the correct settings in all of the menus, and that it causes the bike to operate normally already.
If you've never had it running normally *for sure* with those CA settings, then leave it out of the control loop entirely.
If you don't do the testing the way it's recommended, then you won't know if the results you get are valid or not, and are guessing which thing is causing what.
THis is why you have to go step by step, and do just one thing at a time.
It is also why you have to go thru the CA's Guide and set it up one step at a time, with *all* of the steps, and not skip sections, unless you are already very familiar with all of it's options and exactly what each one does and what interactions it causes.