gosh this sensorless controller is anemic. it absolutely refuses to draw more than 3kw at any time. i can't even get the motor above 65C. how frustrating!
so i just programmed it, upping the phase amps from 80 to 100 so we'll see about that...
meanwhile, the bike tire's got a bit more speed, but not much with this sensorless controller, and i do miss that sensation of the big M/C tire:
as you recall, i snapped off the threaded disk flange (by braking after jump), and while i'm doing repairs, i'd been wondering if i could fix the dish issue by...
...unscrewing each spoke (on the right side, that's laced on the rotor inside), bend the spoke enough to yank it out, and re-insert from outside of rotor, and tighten back up in nipple...?
well curiosity got the best of me, and unfortunately, in order to replace the spoke from the inside, it does need to be bent, just a bit...
otherwise it must go thru gap between the opposite side spokes and couldn't be bent back, certainly not w/o loosening all of them. the spoke can be bent back more or less (less) straight, but looks traumatized.
i'm not surprised, but i decided the main goal of this operation would be to gather some spoke data
to rebuild the wheel from scratch.
step 1 was to let the air out of the tube, but i was amazed how stiff the tire was. i could easily believe it possible to ride on this tire completely flat!
but then i laid the wheel down and put a lot of pressure on the tire to 'break the seal'. then with clamps i was able to shift the tire/tube over enough to peek under at the tops of the nipples.
as i'd feared, my adjustments to undish it had overly loosened the one side (left one shown). notice how the spoke isn't threaded to the top/end of the nipple:
during an MC wheel spoke hunt, i'd found this instructive image:
the obvious challenge with this wheel build is securing 12g (2.6mm) spokes with (5.5mm) butt ends in giant 8mm wheel holes:
dbaker accomplished it here with two washers, both of which bent to the shape of the hole:
i have no idea where he got the oval ones.
and now the data: