Should be working wrote:Stokemonkey seems to have gone out of existence for now, at least by Grin and Clevercycles. It looks like it's a mid-line motor like Ecospeed. There is something called an E-4 that seems to be similar. And that is what the non-hub motor forum is about that I haven't studied much yet.
Controllers" So the motor has a certain amount of power it can take without frying, I guess that's determined by the motor, so you pick a controller depending on what the motor's safe intake is. Got it. Thanks. Now when I look at motor descriptions it looks like you can pick out different controllers, where does it say how much power the motor can take? Or I guess this is where the ebikes.ca simulator would be used to show after how long the motor would overheat. Or is there a standard way to know this?
Stokemonkey was using a hub motor as a mid drive, the same can be custom built with whatever gear ratio that one need and powered by any hubmotor. This must not be confused with brushed motor kits like Cyclone.
The simulator can help you to find the approximate performance of a combo: Motor, controller, battery. You can simulate various riding conditions with the planned weight and power of your project. It is a very good tool, but it is theory, and require some real world experience to enter proper parameters and read a realistic interpretation.