I get that.Samd wrote:Cd you've dropped 15% from your stator width and torque will be a similar drop.
Torque is proportional to stator width, assuming they are using the same parameters for copper fill and neodymium grade.
You can can feed it a bit more juice to compensate. You'll have to.
Net nett you'll be about the same kwh per km, just a less responsive motor.
Did it end up being $260? I thought that was the USD price, but thought postage was extra?
As mentioned, I was never after better performance than the HS40, and don't mind a slight torque drop.
Sure, I'll have to feed it more power when and IF I want the same torque, but the point is I won't be doing that most of the time and therefore it WILL be more efficient overall. So no, it won't be the same kwh per km...it will be better, especially on long lower power rides.
It ended up being $260 including postage, but yeah that was US, so $352 AUS by today's rates (which are a fair bit worse than when I bought it). And yeah I'm aware that's about the same as a MXUS, however I got the custom axle shoulder width included in that price, so not a bad deal IMO.
Just because my circumstances and needs don't match the majority of others here doesn't mean I've made the wrong motor choice.