Doc you are an inspiration to us all!!
These CRYSTALYTE hub motors are alot of fun, until the axle breaks because water gets into the bearing, the bearing siezes and starts to spin on the shaft, until the shaft breaks at the wire exit landing, due to the excessive stress at at that point. /arrrrrggggg all because of the fact that when you get the motor , you have to do a bunch of modifications, which makes it impossible for water not to get into the bearing area. if you want your wires not to get chewed up, if you want to run hall sensors etc. blah blah blah kenny , max , rewire china, crap, shitty, three hundred bux a year or more to keep bike running just on motors, swapping rear wheels, respoking old motors, nine c cover plates all broken what to do !!!!
WHAT CANT THEY BUILD A GOOD HUB MOTOR, THE AXLE IS GARBAGE and so the rest of the design at the wire exit . Your motor axle just looks rediculous to me, how can it even support itself never mind the bike and you!! i wouldnt trust that thing clamped in a vice on the bench!!!!
- i like your torque plates design, have you thought of doing a pinch type design?
because ultimately i think it was tension on the nut that killed my axle, too much is needed to prevent shaft from rocking in the dropouts with heavy forward/ regen due to slightly rounded dropouts , everyone knows the story