wheel covers and hub motors

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salmirabile   1 mW

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wheel covers and hub motors

Post by salmirabile » Jul 24 2019 9:55am

Hey everyone,

can you fit a wheel cover that has a hub motor?
wheel covers like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VITESSE-BIKE ... 3108086844
want to best conceal my motor if possible.

thanks,
Sal

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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by E-HP » Jul 24 2019 10:11am

Heat may be a consideration.


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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by HK12K » Jul 24 2019 12:59pm

Some form of louvered covers could conceivably add an element of forced air cooling to the mix. Unsure how well it would work out in the end, but something I had given a bit of thought towards. Doubtful I'll ever pursue it further than the quiet contemplation stage however.

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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by salmirabile » Jul 24 2019 1:49pm

Yeah I thought the same. With some careful thinking, I reckon I could actually cool the motor better with a cover....hmm any ideas would certainly be welcome.

I saw a post about leaving a small gap between the covers and rim then adding vanes In between the rim and cover to direct the airflow towards the motor. Need to figure out how that would be done though. Just can't imagine it in my head yet

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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by 999zip999 » Jul 24 2019 3:31pm

Get a small geared rear motor. Why do you need to hide the motor. What are your concerns ?

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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by salmirabile » Jul 25 2019 2:08am

Power is biggest concern. London Police aren't very kind at the moment.

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Re: wheel covers and hub motors

Post by Ford Prefect » Jul 25 2019 1:07pm

Did you consider wheel skirts? They are not beautiful but probably easier to realize.
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Post by Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Jul 25 2019 1:56pm

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