I worked most of the day Saturday on the bike. Finished the wiring, connected the BMS, crammed all the wires into the battery box and took it for a test ride up and down the block a few times. I added a cover for the motor sprocket to make it safer. It weighs 50 lb with the battery box. Performance with me on it is not spectacular, and top speed is under 20 MPH.
Still to do:
- Wiring still needs to be cleaned up
- Install half link to keep human power chain from flopping around.
- Bright power light.
Sunday the kid rode the e-bike, without using the pedals. All day. He rode it until the BMS cut the battery off. I'm not sure how far he rode but I'm pretty happy with the range. He asked me what the other switch was for on the battery box and I told him it was for the headlight. "Headlight?" he asks. "So basically this is a motorcycle?" Yes. Yes it is. LOL! I was going to take off the knobby tires and add some street tires to make it a little faster, but it seems fast enough for him. Maybe later.