If that tough white protector is intact then you should be ok.jansevr wrote:i know what you're saying about the wiring...where it comes out the axle is a bit sketchy. how do you deal with this? i removed the electrical tape that was at the end of the axle and all the wires are inside of a thick nylon? casing that doesn't have any damage to it
Deal with it? You will need some kind of physical protection in case you go down on that side, or the bike simply gets knocked over. My plan was to just weld a piece of steel that would take any hits, but laziness got the best of me. I went down and shredded every wire in the harness....6 phases, 10 halls, 2 thermistor wires, and an extra pair all became a single rats nest of copper. When I redid the harness, first I cut the axle shorter, including a deep recess for the bundle to come out just before the end of the axle. The end result is that my harness comes out protected by my 20mm wide clamping dropouts, and it exits rearward to form the drip loop before heading to the front of the swingarm. I'd be dead before a crash could hurt my wiring.
Regarding your previous question about the safety of the bike at speed, think of it as a moped instead of a motocross bike. You wouldn't take a moped over big jumps or anything would you? Of course not. Your ebike will be a lot heavier than the frame's designed use, so don't go hitting big potholes at 60mph, or taking big jumps. Let off the throttle if the motor wheel will lose contact with the ground. IOW go easy on it. You can still go fast, but it's really the acceleration that's the real fun, so cruising around at normal speed hunting targets to embarrass is likely to be your typical ride.