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    New bike day!

    Here’s a comparison of the large HD-e frame and the large Surly Karate Monkey frame. About 2.5 inches longer. To correct the chainline of the Surly I rearranged the cassette to have the 34 in the middle leaving me with just 5 gears. That’s fine because of the torque from the BBSH but it didn’t...
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    New bike day!

    The bike has a 42 front chainring and I’m running a 12/34 cassette. On flat road I can hit just over 30mph pedaling briskly which is fine for me. Climbing is what I made this bike for. I have a lot of hills in my area and will climb over 5000 feet on a 50-mile loop. The BBSHD is perfect for...
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    New bike day!

    I’m 6’2”, stand over on the bike is around 32”. The triangle holds a 20ah battery, tools and a tube. Motor is a Luna “off-road” 52volt BBSHD. Had this setup on a Surly Karate Monkey and could never get the chainline right for low gears and the chainring clearance on the Surly created the worst...
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    New bike day!

    Jeff Jones calls it “Plus”-sized with the three inch tires, combine that with about a three-inch longer wheelbase and it rides great in the dirt.
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    New bike day!

    Built up a BBSHD on this Jones HD-e frame set and did not have to use any spacers to have a perfect chainline. Jeff Jones specifically designed this steel frame set for the BBSxx mid drive, though you can use others. Rides perfectly and is so comfortable with the upright body position and long...
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    What chain do you use on your mid drive E-Bike?

    One chain I won’t use anymore is a Shimano HG 40. Too narrow and won’t fit a narrow-wide chainring.
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    motor started locking up, vibrating?

    I had a similar issue with the green wire. A while ago I had my controller and halls burn out and the green wire, fuse (popped) and hall connector had melted. I replaced the controller, halls and connector but only taped the phase wire up with electrical tape and coincidentally I had the same...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    My commute home is out to Fairfax (25 miles) and I will take routes up Polk or Sansome to the Marina and they're all short ones I can assist with a low gear and pedal, the approach to the bridge and Alexander avenue through Sausalito are not bad, about 300 feet of climbing each. What killed a...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    Actually Hallomotor's customer service is good just hard to get a straight, fast answer. This thread was just asking if I have a 500watt wheel and if it could take more power. I looked at those Grin controllers and the specs are great, but it looks like I would need a cycle analyst for a...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    I'm on my third email this week with them. I'm swapping out the 1000 watt wheel with another one I have from them, compare to the controller. Then, swapping out that controller with the new wheel and comparing that too. They have been good at sending replacement parts, I did fry a previous...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    I take it you may have had a customer service problem like this before (lol). I'm getting up to speed, so to speak on a lot of ebike particulars so I don't think I need a self study controller as long as the wiring is clear, not sure if I want to do that if I have to give up a display and maybe...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    Of course customer service insists that everything works and is the correct controller, but maybe the display (LCD-3) is not displaying properly. I've set the P and C values correctly. What's interesting is that it will top out near 30mph on the flats, but it doesn't accelerate like a 1000watt...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    Thanks everybody for the replies. I guess I need to hear from the company about the motor. I'm hoping that they just sent the wrong controller but in case they didn't I was hoping to run it at 1000 watts to get the extra miles an hour without burning the motor up. I've commuted from San...
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    Will a 500 watt hub motor handle 1000 watts?

    Hi all, Kind of a newbie question, but I recently got another 1000 watt hub kit from Hallomotor and got a 13 amp controller instead of the 25 amp controller on my current 1000 watt kit. Bummer. And of course it doesn't get past 25 mph whereas my 1000 watt will do 32 mph. This new motor is using...
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    Need help installing twist throttle to my 48v 1000watt ebike

    You might want to create a shunt on those two wires. I replaced my key throttle with a non-key one and the two wire connector from the controller that is for the key requires a completion in circuit. I completed the circuit by putting a wire into both ends of the connectors and taping it in...
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    brake calliper rubs on hub motor

    Hey dumsterdave, I had the same problem with a Hallomotor 1000 watt front hub trying to fit an Avid BB7. I went with this item; http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTB-Mountain-Bicycle-bike-Mechanical-Disc-Brake-Front-Rear-160mm-G3-Rotors-/121669130174?var=&hash=item1c540b97be:m:mkOQ1OsMe3ku3VF40m3nruw...
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    Spoke tension 12g spokes

    Wow, thanks teklektik I've been looking for that. I guess I can go up a bit more in tension. Haven't broken any spokes yet (knock on wood)...
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    Spoke tension 12g spokes

    I have a Dillenger 350 watt front hub and tensioned between 25-26 on a Park TM-1 tensiometer. The scale that comes with it doesn't list for a 12 or 13 gauge spoke. Also have a 1000watt hub and tensioned that to 28-30 on that gauge with no ill effects. I went with a higher tension because of the...
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    Can I swap handlebar controls?

    You could buy a cheap friction shifter that mounts on the handlebar like this one, http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/sunrace-slm10-friction-shifter-righthand?gclid=COOEt86fy8wCFVFcfgodrVgNbQ And mount it on the left. The lever would move in the opposite direction but still functional and...
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    What Brand/Model Tires do you use on your Electric Bike?

    I'm a bit of a cheapskate and use Performance Gothams 35s on my 1000 watt front hub and have Maxxis Thorn proof tubes. For me it's a good deal when I can buy the tire for $13 and last me 6 months and 1800 miles of commuting. Also run them on a 350 watt front too and my other street cycles. I...
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    Making a through hole in a bikes head tube

    What if you make a fake top tube to put the batteries in?
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