jansevr wrote: ↑
Dec 02, 2017 11:33 am
Thanks for the pictures! Nice work! Glad to see you have upgraded your fork, I've used an old Marzocchi 888 and the 380. Much better than Zoom. It also appears that you have potted your BMS? Good idea, can't say I've seen anyone else do this. What did you use?
The Marzocchi fork is fairly new but I'm not very happy with build quality since it broke after a jump. I've heard a "tok" sound and after that I lost the rebound/compression action. Dissasembled the leg (scary situation since never done that and it is a shiny new 500usd part), Marzocchi does not make maintenance manuals, so I was going blind. I've found that a snap ring loose on the low part of the bottle. Went to the moto store and brought 7.5w fork oil and re-assembled. Tough process, had to dig youtube for leaked videos of the maintenance courses for old forks. I've dialed the compression/rebound to lower values, hoping for the snap ring to stay in place.
Analyzing the fork construccion, looks like these forks are shaved a lot of material. I mean, using a snap ring instead of 1/4inch screwed aluminum cap is a measure to save weight. I think that the best forks for these kind of "e-motos" would be the older ones weighting 3.5kg or more. A lot of people uses the DNM air forks, but air leaks... I prefer springs. Any recommendation for next e-moto?
About potting the BMS, i've used epoxy resin, you can buy it in "fiber glass" shops.
Potting started after a crash that destroyed my "dashboard", I liked it and began to pot all I can to add strenght. Here is my new dashboard in epoxy resin too
The device is: https://www.amazon.com/bayite-BAYITE-PZ ... meter+100A
My process to pot is:
1. Measure part to be potted
2. Make a cage from PET sheets
3. Cover connectors with any kind of clay
4. Put part and pour the resin
5. After resin being cured take out (maybe break) the PET cage.
6. Take out/wash clay