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  • Horizonis
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    What should I change up before winter hits? I tend to only ride on pavement, but do I have to change our the tires and rims or just the tires? Anything else I need to know? I will obviously keep the battery and bike indoors when not in use. But many times when the streets are not icey and slushy I can still ride to nearby places that I frequent.

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  • Luchyres
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    Thank you paxtana! I appreciate the insights!

  • paxtana
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    I would not be surprised to see it handle 25A peak on a 52v nominal battery without issue. Roughly 350w increase from stock.

  • Luchyres
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    paxtana - Ah, I was worried it may overheat the hub motor - do you have any suggestions as to what it would safely handle in terms of battery/controller amps? Thank you!

  • paxtana
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    If it were me I would probably mod the existing hardware rather than installing a full kit (i.e. integrating a second motor). Would keep the weight as low as possible. Besides there is likely no reason not to use the existing hubmotor; just run a different controller and battery to it

  • AZguy
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    Crazy =]

    Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable on one of these going all that fast - too light weight and every 20" wheeled bike I've been on didn't feel very stable at any kind of speeds

    Of course, YMMV

  • Luchyres
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    Just call me crazy - but out of curiosity does anyone foresee any major issues installing a kit such as this one to up top speed?

    (I do realize that other things should happen e.g. hydraulic brakes etc - but I'm curious if anyone sees a fundamental flaw to this plan/kit)

    I'd be planning to connect the battery on the top or underside of the front part of the frame, and potentially put the controller in the back half of the frame interior.

    TIA!

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  • obscureyetrevealing
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    I finally finished up my solution for a completely foldable handlebar and it works great. Now it fits into the back of my Model Y super easily.

    Here are all the parts -

    by.schulz Stem Twist SDS 75mm Stem:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    NIUAWASA Fork Extender
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    25.4 to 31.8 handlebar shim (outer layer shim):
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    22.2 to 25.4mm handlebar shim (inner layer shim):
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...TF8&th=1&psc=1

    Ratchet M5 bolts:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    6mm M5 Spacer Washers w/ 8mm outer diameter:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

    Here's a video that shows how the twist stem works:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5XQJV5mBOU

    And a video that shows how the ratchet bolts work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMe1-pIIEH4

    The ratchet bolts are very strong, so be careful not to overtighten. It might be a good idea to get a torque wrench so that you can figure out what 6-7 Nm feels like before you start using the ratchet handles every day.

    And the M5 spacer washers you use must NOT be more than 8mm in outer diameter and they need to add up to at least 9mm in length. I'm currently stacking two 6mm long spacer washers per bolt for 12mm total length.

    It's very fast and very easy to twist the stem and drop the handlebars.

    Here's a video of it in action and some pictures (note that I'm doing it one-handed, so it's a little easier to do with 2 hands):

    https://imgur.com/a/zYaeawy
    Attached Files

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  • Neverlost99
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    Why would they do that? Enclosed battery and motor specific controller.
    Last edited by Neverlost99; 06-19-2022, 04:26 AM.

  • CameronOmnia
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    Will higher amp hour or voltage batteries be available?

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  • Neverlost99
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    Anyone have a plan to balance the battery at 100%? How often?

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  • looooooooooooonacycl
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    Very true! I have asked Luna support to let me know when they're in when I ordered the bike, so I'll just patient :)

  • paxtana
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    Our mechanic said 20x4 so I think that is correct, but if you have some reason to believe the stock tubes are bit smaller I can seek further clarification just let me know

  • paxtana
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    It sure looks similar, but I am not so certain that I would tell you to spend several hundred dollars on something that is not a sure thing.
    We should have spare batteries fairly soon, want us to notify you when we have them?

  • looooooooooooonacycl
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    Agreed re: volts. All my other bikes (and my EV car for that matter) decrease in power/torque some when the battery is under 50%, and then turn to granny mode by 15% or so.
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