OK! Some motion, finally
Battery proctor plate is complete..
The final result.. although i need to tune the seat height, shock air, handlebar angle etc etc.
I suppose i have some disappointing news. With some abuse, we saw the motor hit 140f on the stator side, or 62C at the case. Inside it is most likely much hotter than that. This is on stock settings riding at full power on mostly full gear.
Already kinda discouraged by the amount of heat it produces on stock power. I ran it on a saggy 12S 15AH hobbyking pack.
Okay, one odd thing, i saw the amps jump all the way up to 34A more than once. Somestimes it would hit 29a.. but usually hung out at 20-25A. This controller is not well behaved by any means.. if you are in the wrong gear, it will also give you a bad case of 'the shakes' at the bottom bracket ( the motor is just cogging slowly ).
Overall i am not impressed with the PAS at all. You'd have to constantly hit the brakes between gear changes to prevent it from chewing up the rear gears between shifts. There is a ~1 second delay after the PAS sees motion in the cranks and when it delivers power. There is also a 1 second delay before it turns off when you stop pedaling. This is really annoying. This discourages you shifting between gears...
I'm definitely going with an external controller. I shouldn't be seeing 34A at low cadence, ( that may very well just be saturating the stator which is part of the heat problem ) or even 29A.
Very possible that i have the wrong gearing as well. I will have to investigate and tune this bike proper, it's rather rough at the moment, but the battery plate worked, which is excellent news. Having full suspension on an ebike for the first time is a dream too!
I gave my neighbor his first ride on an ebike and he was about as thrilled as they get! I remember my first ride, it was a 250w bionx kit in 2009 or so. I thought it was cool.. lol. The look on his face was priceless.