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Old 01-18-2016, 06:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I decided to buy a 28mm Mxus hub motor and controller from Kinaye Motorsports since he ships free in the USA but I see he isn't listing the small motor any more. Here is the big 45 mm motor but these are so big that you have to use a single cog in the back.
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Mxus is one of the new darlings of manufacturers along with Leafbike since they are using the much finer .35mm laminations in their motors which make them more efficient.
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Kinaye also talked about custom packs but I don't see them listed now. 72V would be nice if you want to run 40 mph once in a while but you can also do it on 48V with the right motor.
Luna Cycle also seems to be pretty stable and would be much better than ebay or Amazon for support.
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Of course ebike.ca is the founding father of kit sales and does the best independant testing. The new NineC motors are nice.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Goldenmotor.ca <--- with the exchange rate at the moment, it might be worth buying north of the border. I'd be buying from them were I in the market for one. Different models and power levels to choose from under $500 (battery extra)
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When you see things like bent spokes in any advertisement it makes me very suspect of any real quality components. Personally I would prefer one piece wheels with tubeless tires, even some of the smallest motorcycle tires would be more confidence inspiring on a 45 mph downhill run.

$700 for the kit (with twisted spokes)
$500 for the battery

That's too close to the $1599 price with the 30 day no questions return (return freight due), especially considering the fact that component built brings in exponentially greater issues, possibly unresolvable and a bunch of expensive junk for your money. Basically you pay return freight for a 30 day test drive assuming the seller is there when you return the product.

I can wait indefinitely. Maybe now that GM is going to import a SUV to the US from China we can see how well that works for the General. Seems to me like a mistake.

My Mirage was built in Thailand, which to me is completely different than China. The quality so far at 13k + miles is as good as anything I have seen, including my 84 CRX built in Japan with a serious wiring harness defect from the factory or my Maxima with a casting flaw in the engine block that allowed coolant to leak out, that I fixed by drilling a hole in the block, tapping it and putting a 5mm bolt in the former hole.


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