I got the swingarm through a bike shop. I haven't put it on yet, but i'm waiting for my cromotor, which is being laced into a 26" large marge rim with kenda 2.7" tires. The swingarm is for a 05 dh team, but it'll fit my 03 dh comp. I measured up the shock mounts and its EXACTLY the same. The only thing i need to do to confirm this is to actually do the transplant. The 05 swingarm has the 150mm dropouts and doesn't have that weird offset on the right swingarm that the 135 swingarm has. My 5404 is frickin huge and its really stretching out my dropouts. But with the 150, there's plenty of room. In fact, i'll be much more comfortable playing around with spacers to center the wheel. Should be a lot easier. Im not to fond of posting pictures...since i need to resize everything...but i did take one of the swingarm. its BEAUTIFUL. I don't even want to put it on. The metallic blue just looks wicked awesome.
Did a 10 mile trip on a trail in the area...averaging about 30 mph...peaking out at 42mph...
and i used up 7ah. I was pulling 5kw max...probably 2-3kw continuous. The 5404 was barely warm. ALL USING A 12fet SENSORLESS!!! i reprogrammed it to 50a main/ 100a phase to be conservative...Its a beast. I set of a speed camera too. hahahaha!!!
Currently, i have a 16t bmx freewheel from sunlite...i'm using the coveted xtr to provide chain tension.
I ripped the housing after doing a wheelie and flipping the bike. I REALLY NEED TO GET A REAR DISC MOUNT GOING BEFORE I CONTINUE TO THE SHIT I DO ON THIS BIKE. I'll pay more attention when i get the cromotor. But i did get the derailleur housing replaced...since i ripped it off after wiping. I also ripped some of the hall wires and the phase...still works though!!!
Anyone got a source for good tutorials on how to lengthen wire with good soldering technique?
AGAIN, GORGEOUS COLOR. I just need some red on the bike....then it'll scream AMERICA.
The particular angle this picture captures....is IMPOSSIBLE to find. I spent an hour looking for a picture so i could see what shape the arms took. FINALLY. I had to get one myself in order to see. The 135mm has the left arm almost parallel to the frame tubes, while the right arm deviates from the centerline of the bike about 10-15 degree, which makes a weird offset. Whats worse...the left arm is actually a little stiffer than the right because of it's geometry. SO when you try to jam a wide ass motor into it with spacers..you end up just pushing out the RIGHT arm only...which sucks.