EbikeAus wrote: ↑Aug 26 2018 5:51amSounds like it's working well for you. That's good! I'm looking forward to getting mine going betterRaisedeyebrows wrote: ↑Aug 25 2018 11:10pmNo I have not done any mods to the bike lately, just riding it a lot and also pedaling a Mountain Bike on various trails a ton as well this summer.
Looks like putting a longer shock on is totally doable and should get you a bit more seat height, appears one would not cause any clearance problems either, I am going to see what I can find in the way of shocks that will work. The 219 drive chain is holding up well and the chain on the pedaling side doesn't get stressed much so it's good too. I think you'll be amazed at how the small block motor fits in there like a glove with plenty of room for adjusting the chain tension as well. With the 20" wheel in the back it really climbs hills like crazy.
I was careful to check the tension on the chains daily when breaking it in just to make sure either side didn't snug too much and booger up any bearings. I only did one chain adjustment and it's held fine, Mike thought the tension was looking good. Once you have the motor and bracket you should be able to bolt it together pretty quickly so looking forward to seeing another with a similar setup. What are you doing for battery?
We're coming into some better weather here, so should be able to give it a good run.
I was thinking a 165mm or 190mm shock with 50mm travel could work well but will most likely swap to a 24" front wheel first, as you did, then see where it sits.
I'm in the middle of building a 14s 5p Samsung 25R battery with bluetooth bms.
I have access to large quantities of near new power cells for dirt cheap, so cant really justify buying a pre- made battery.
I'll mention the Magura Hydraulic Rim Brake I installed on the rear is working extremely well, it was money well spent and has a lot of braking power and a nice feel to it. I can see why downhillers used them before disks brakes were common. The pads that came with the Brake are so good I will just order another set when they wear out, I've been putting them through hell doing hard stops on steep hills and they really grab and haven't worn much at all.