I have the motor in the bike! Woot!
And the 14 tooth sprocket is installed.
It fits very tightly, and really hugs the motor to the frame. Combined with the 1/4″ aluminum plate, it’s pretty damn solid. But anyway…how about that welding? I’m starting to get my welding legs under me.
I’m still running a battery testing mill in my living room, still tearing all kinds of crap off the bike, and almost have the front end back together. I just got my new seals, stainless banjo bolts/washers, and stainless hose for the front brake caliper, and will get that rebuilt tomorrow. I swear I saved 15lbs on all the crap I tore off the front end…I’ll try to remember to stick it all in a box and weigh it All the bolts holding the disc on the wheel are rusted beyond belief, and I’ve ordered stainless replacements (Home Depot did not have anything I could use). I want to post a pic, but will wait until it’s more complete.
I’ve also started hashing out a wiring diagram to work from. It’s a bit of a mash-up of some other electric vehicle diagrams I found. I’ll post that when I get it done.
I’d also like to set up a complete bench test of all of the major components, but to do that I need to bite the bullet and get a charger. They are so fucking expensive I will probably wait until after the holidays.