Sexy build. !!RonnieBrowen2106 wrote:
here is my bike.
Some people think 1990's honda civics are cool but that's because they haven't put their foot into something well engineered, powerful, and efficient yet2old wrote:Guess I must not be very sensitive to poor producta because it has performed perfectly; 32 mph with 52V, 10 a-h battery.
Eventually, you'll hit a wall. Youve been at this a couple of months. Guarateed the brain trust here forget more than you or i know. Pride comes before the fall... buy a quality kit and be amazed by the difference. And when thungs go south with the lowball kits...well...good luck. You just buy new and replace.RonnieBrowen2106 wrote:My kit works great. I bought it off eBay as well for just over $200. It still works great after 240 Miles. Mounting it was a pain because I had to pry out the rear dropouts further because with a 7speed cassette the width of the motor comes to 140mm. The original dropout size was 135mm. I then had to use some spacers to give adequate space for the cassette from the frame, and for the disc brakes. But other then that it has worked great. They are right, don't expect much for you get what you pay for.
Wesnewell is one in a thousand...or more. A nice fella, and helpful to the poor lost souls that fell into the trap, but hardly a good representation of the quality goods out there.2old wrote:To be fair, my "cheap: YESCOM kit had connectors that matched and was basically a turn key product. Admittedly, I needed to replace the battery connectors, but that was a given (to me). Guess I must not be very sensitive to poor producta because it has performed perfectly; 32 mph with 52V, 10 a-h battery. Additionally the wheel has only needed one "tightening" of the spokes in two years. Check wesnewell's posts or look at the reviews section for confirmation.
And youre the resident expert who's helped many. Ill argue youre the odd man out. You know the ropes very well, many a poor sucker hasn't and they lay in garages waiting for wives to moan or familynto auction with the rest of the junk in the estate sale. <grin> dont ever leave. The buyers need you.wesnewell wrote:I purchased 3 kits from them. I'm still using the 48V 1000W kit every day after 6 years and ~25K miles. And I've been running it for the last 5 years with a 72V 40A controller on a 24s lipo pack.
I do the same thing. I build bikes, test drive them for a while to work out any kinks, then I turn around and sell them. Fun hobby.2old wrote:I've built several bikes for myself or friends and have test ridden at least 30 bikes for short rides or long term (up to a month). What gives me a good laugh is the ES "experts" that have great critical analyses of something they've never seen, no less owned.