Well guys, this well overdue
build is coming back from the dead. (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19968
One major limitation I was trying to overcome was the dropout design:
I originally thought I might be able to get away with using an angle grinder to cut an "L" shape, utilizing only 2 of the 4 original attachment points. Unfortunately, a mechanic friend said it might put too much stress on those 2 points rather than spreading any forces along the 4 points. I finally settled on doing the design the right way by duplicating the original dropout. The dropouts will now look something close to this:
Each dropout will be hand milled from 4" x 4" x 1/2" Stainless steel plates. The plates were bought from onlinemetals.com. Their service was great; very fast and efficient. It was also the cheapest price I could find online. I would buy from them again without any hesitation. I will post some pics of the dropouts when they are done.
I also went ahead and bought a rear motor. I decided to go with a 9x7 wind motor (ebikekit.com) in a 26" rim. I'm not sure what the brand of the motor is but it looks similar to a 9c or a MXUS. The wire coming out from the axle terminates with a 3 prong plug similar to this:
I will have to cut this wire and figure out which combo of phase and hall wires will work to run the motor. If anyone has done this to this motor please let me know.
I haven't found any specific wiring info in regard to the newer ebikekit.com motors.
I have yet to buy a controller and batteries.What type of controller and battery set-up do you guys think I should be going for?
Although I have been on the forums for a while now, I admit I am still very much a newb
. After-all, this is my first build. These are the riding specs I am shooting for:
1) Ability to do a 12 mile trip or 24 mile round trip.
2) Speed 30-40mph
3) Potential wheelies These are the misc. specs I am shooting for:
4) Super simple charging (ideally it would be plug it and forget it, but I don't think it's that simple to achieve with LiPO and without spending a lot of $$$)
5) Clean and stealthy build
Let me know what you guys think.
Any help and advice you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.