Yeah, i wouldn't ride with a fairing like that more than once. But it's the basis for some interesting ideas.. how about something like that with a lower front, a windscreen up top, and a door that you can lock and unlock?
I think i'm gonna harvest some more wild urban cloroplast after work..
Anyway, i'm inspired to start building the geared hub-based mid drive for this bike. Realized that it should be hanging at the bottom front of the bike, not the top. So i ordered the upgraded seat sliders, and the mid drive, which will be very much a poor man's stoke monkey kit, will inherit the OE seat sliders, as they'll only need to hold maybe 30ft-lbs of torque, versus my 200lbs
Turns out i can't put the rear geared hub as forwards as i'd like without modifying the axle, because the crank collides with the end of the axle. I suspect i could cut the axles short and use a very narrow bolt to mount it to the sliding plate system, and mount it as forwards as it will go.
The first mid drive will be built out of ordinary steel plate as a means to test the concept, then i'll have the plates made out of aluminum. And the 3lbs YTW-06 + plates should add up to 5lbs on the front end. Anything helps!
As for the battery..
I think i have the hailong pack mounting sorted. I'm going to experiment with the seat position ( can i handle going forward a bit more? ), but in the seat's current position, if i mount the battery in parallel with the seat back, the battery's weight would be a little bit ahead of the axle, so it will at least help the weight balance problem a bit.
I just have to make some kind of plate to mount it to, side supports, etc.