New KMC 10-speed chain, new XT 10-speed cluster, new 48T chainring and new SLX RD has made it smooth and quiet.
The clunk from the battery pack is gone.
If you are ok with imitation being the best form of flattery, I would really like to copy what you have done, on my Giant Innova.
What I really would love is the NuVinci Harmony, I am lusting after it: http://www.ebikereviews.com.au/electric-bike-reviews/bosch-gepida-reptila-1000-review/
However, they are only doing it on OEM ebikes, there are no aftermarket kits planned, and after reading about the new tech the old N360 kits look like boring old tech.
In the meantime, I was reading and watching youtube about the clutched version of the SLX and your setup looks like the best option to improve the performance of the Bafang for speed and reliability.
I am still pretty n00b to bike maintenance so I will have some help to get it installed, but I have a few questions. I have a Shimano Deore LX 9 speed derailleur so I assume that the cassette and chain also have to be replaced?
Are these the parts you got?
Long cage or Medium cage for the SLX? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/shimano-slx-m675-shadow-10-speed-rear-mech/rp-prod83164
36T cassette or something eles? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/shimano-xt-m771-10-speed-mtb-cassette/rp-prod52281
This chain? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/kmc-x10-sl-silver-10-speed-chain/rp-prod23963
Total is $160 AUD.
I was reading this informative piece about Bafang kits and chainrings https://electricfatbike.wordpress.com/bbs02-chainrings/ and he writes "One thing to keep in mind when picking custom chainrings to use is that the lightest chainrings will often be made of softer alloys. If you want to maximize your usage and minimize your replacements there is really only one choice for material, chrome plated steel. The same holds true for the cogs in the rear. Lightweight cassette will wear quickly especially if you are using higher speeds on the smaller cogs. A 11T cog running at 30 mph made of lightweight alloy is not going to last very long at all."
Is the M771 a lightweight aluminium cassette or steel? I can't find the information.
Would this Surly 50T stainless steel chainring work with the rest of the gear? http://www.wiggle.com.au/surly-stainless-steel-46t-to-50t-chainring/
- Incredibly strong and durable!
No ramps or shift gates
- For use with 6-10 speed chains, 1/2"x3/32" pitch
- Use of Surly rings with 9 and 10 speed chains will have a tight fit and require a short break in period
- Made from 304 stainless
With this chainring adapter? http://california-ebike.com/product/ba130-bafang-chainring-adapter/
Thanks for helping out the n00b