DingusMcGee wrote: ↑
Jun 20, 2018 7:13 am
Another Cyclone mistake was discovered: the rear disk brake tang that is welded to the upper left rear stay is not the correct height for a Shimano 202 adapter to fit of the correct height such that disk brake pads rub 100% of their area on the metal disc yet not rub the outside rim of the disc. There are 2 ways to fix this height discrepancy: either grind off the bottom of the 202 mm adapter or washer up the 180 mm adapter. For now I washered up the 180 mm adapter to where I got 100% rub with no touching of the disc outside by the brake frame.
I too washered sideways my 203mm rear mount to work with a 203mm brake, works perfect now. For finer adjustments you can adjust very little by sliding the brake in the adapter sideways, the design is like that by purpose.
Me and sac got the DNM DV22AR 190mm($45). I like the coil ones, because they are maintenance free, fork is coil too. The DNM Burner is the next step up with the oil reservoir, but it eats into the battery space.
I really like the bike, it took me up to 56mph(90kph) on a 75% charge before letting off without trouble. I could probably break 62mph or 100kph if I wanted to. It is a beast on pavement and it does well on bumpy dirt roads, I can do up to 32mph(50kph) while remaining stable.
Not sure what speeds dirt bikes do there, but it is plenty for me.
There have been quite a few iterations to the bike from what I have gathered, for example my suspension parts use plastic inserts to interface with each other instead of just bolts, my paint is matte(too thin), etc..
If you are familiar with mid drive bikes, say you come from a bbsXX build, looking for the next step up, and don't mind working on your bike
it is a good buy. Otherwise, if stealth(looking like a bike) isn't a concern just save up more and get the sur-ron x model(new revision with bugfixes). If you mount the controller behind the seatpost in a box, and get a backpack battery you can ride a 60mph capable stealth bike, there are no other bikes like this.
Before lexan battery case:
I turned the wonky look of the long chainstays into something useful by putting two of these dudes together to form a controller case behind the seatpost, keeping the bottom of the bike clean.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Jueshua ... 92664.html
Still has clearance at max suspension.
Also, got a temp sensor in, it works 4.5v to 15v so I just mated the power leads into a micro USB cable and plugged it into the phone. Phones with USB host capability can supply power. Poked the sensor through the windings being careful not to touch anything else or get grind down. Doing ~25mph/42kph average I get 54C(~130F) stable on a warmer day.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-LED-Dig ... 3133690671
(Green one too dark, don't buy.)