@Gstegman Thanks! Proud owner here lol. Sucks about the front fender. How do the side panels look?
Well I got the wheels back from the bike shop, but had a nice chat with the owner before I left. He pointed out the there was a size difference in the shoulder/axle length in both hubs. I was planning on swapping the 7 speed cassette over since I had it, but decided to go with a 16T BMX freewheel instead. I didn't want to run into any clearance issues when mounting the motor. Man what a good call that was!
Mounting the motor:
When I got home I mounted the rotor, and mounted the wheel, and it had just enough clearance on the sprocket side to leave out the spacing washer I had before. doing this allowed me to shift the axle towards the crank side of the bike creating a bit more room for the massive wiring harness that comes out of the QS motor. I do need to get another chain because the pitch of the BMX freewheel is different than the pitch of the cassette, so now I have to figure that out, because the front sprocket is pressed to the crank (not bolted), so I might have to get another crank and sprocket, we'll see.
I took it out to this trail with closed off roads by my house and ripped! It got a little scary a few times as the rear end felt like it was starting to fish tail (speed wobbles). I also want to run a gps app next to what the tft screen is saying, because it feels like I'm going way faster than the speedometer is saying. I'll have to look into that soon, got bigger fish to fry.
1st test ride was done on 250 phase amps and 100 battery amps. It was pretty good on the low end, I came back home and turned the phase amps up to 350A and that was much better. Still no wheelies though, so I was a little disappointed. I think the battery amps need to go up to like 150A to see wheelies, which isn't cool with my BMS, Bummer. All that aside, this thing is fun to ride and it pulls pretty nicely in complete silence. I did notice that the motor is a little coggy at low speeds, it almost feels like I have a bunch of tire sealant in one area of the tire and it has a prevelant thud every rotation, its weird. It goes away if you get back on the throttle, its only when coasting. When I got home I checked motor temp and the outside was 104F, which surprised the hell out of me. My other motor would make funny noised on accel when motor temp was 100 (outside of hub), so I put the fan on it so that it could cool quickly. The motor wasn't scorching hot, but it was definitely warmer than I thought it was going to be. I'll have to get some hubsinks on order.
TEST RIDE VIDEO: