full-throttle wrote:[Try squeezing a blade/chisel/screwdriver between the pads and slowly pry them apart.
worked like a charm. for some reason i recall hearing it was catastrophic. greatly relieved!
Hyena wrote:I used to like 24" sun double tracks but it seems they're not available anymore
it seems the Sun MTX 39 is comparable, no? but good luck finding 24s..
Hyena wrote:Shoot yourself in the head
putting a freeze on the credit card and checking into rehab has crossed my mind...
John in CR wrote:Be sure to change out the hall wires too.
Great advice, John! But what a @&)%$ pia to go back and replace them. and with what? who's got that gauge teflon laying around? i'd have to cannibalize a 6x10!
but seriously, anyone got a source on decent hall replacement wires??
John in CR wrote:I know exactly what you're feeling about new bike geometry.
it's amazing how small changes affect the feel. i've not cut down the wide handlebars yet, and am not used to that. after two days of riding it, i just realized my right hand is cramping because of the larger throttle grip - time to get another magura... and this isn't even about the geometry, but the frigging seat is unbearable. i'd rather sit on a block of wood. i don't want to even describe what it's doing to me. like horrific inquisition torture...
apart from those minor issues, this rear wheel is awesome. yeah, sound the buzzer on the weight penalty. no doubt. and i'm going very easy till i get the balance right, and firm up the spokes, but with the tire pressure low, when i go flying over curbs, the landing has that extra soft little give of the tire. yum, yum. i keep trying to think of how to show it on video... i'll think of something. it feels amazing! i switched out the shock too, btw. i the manitou has been shelved and a fox dhx 4.0 w/ 500lb coil is in there and it's got a nice plush feel. so with that and the softer tire, i'm very happy. i might need to add some pressure before going for bigger stuff - i think i'll just video the landing of smaller jumps to see in slowmo how the tire reacts on landing. but for bigger stuff, i need to work on the balance so i don't land vertically on the rear wheel by accident.
it might help to install the rear brake too.
that could be useful. but i don't want to spend a lot of time on it (and i'd need to) if i'm just going to swap the motors - since the hs3540 wheel/brake/etc fits just fine...
btw, is this motor really a 9x7? or are these just serial numbers?
she's peppy off the line, and at 80v liable to wheelie, but not so much at 76V when hot. she does suck some current, that's for sure. still need to tweak CA to know for sure, but on the first am commute when nobbies hit frame, and before i'd set rshunt, i was seeing 9kw...
after i filed down the inside of the frame where the nobbies were hitting, performance increased. there still a bit of metal left on that part of the frame, the chainstay? amazing how fast it ground down tho. yes, i'm totally joking. just seeing if you're paying attention. anyway, the motor won't go more than 30mph as is... so the hs3540 it will be... eventually.
more work on the hs3540 to come...