Resurrecting an old thread with my first post. I just bought a second hand greaser and it certainly attracts some attention. I fitted a 52 volt battery and 30 amp KT controller with a KT03 lcd display to give it a bit more grunt. This is an early example, notice it has two 100mm bottom brackets, there is only one on the newer models.
Being an early import into the UK it came with a Wuxing 76X left hand half twist throttle and a 500 watt bafang geared motor with 135mm drop out. It was restricted to around 20mph with an integrated controller in a hailong battery holder, which I think was Lishui and a 36 volt battery. It also had a basic display called “good times” which didn’t allow me to change any of the P and C settings. It has Tektro single pot hydraulic brakes 180mm front, 160mm rear which are adequate for the weight and they were set up American style with front on the left and rear on the right. So I immediately swapped the hoses around. There aren’t any brake switches fitted.
I built the new battery box and the new controller is mounted on an aluminium plate inside the fuel tank where the old battery used to sit together with all of the wiring, so it has a clean look. The rear rack and panniers are not Michael Blast accessories, but put on by the previous owner and I think they suit the image of the bike very well, so I’m going to leave them on.
The rear spokes need some attention because the rear wheel is a bit wobbly and they probably haven’t been tightened since new. I’m going to open up the motor to check the plastic drive wheels and I’m thinking about oil cooling the motor with automatic transmission fluid, but haven’t made up my mind on that modification yet.
I feel like I need to dress for the occasion when I ride it. So a new period style bike helmet is required and I’ll have to dig out my old leather jacket from the back of the wardrobe.
It’s definitely only a tarmac bike. It rides lovely on the road and the saddle is very comfy. But when I took it on a gravel track that huge aluminium frame was bone shaking and didn’t handle at all well off road. The down turned handlebars means the riding position is not efficient, but I tried them up turned and the bike just didn’t look right. And it’s all about the looks.