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    HowTo - Cyclone 3000w - Table of Contents

    Table of Contents for Cyclone 3000w build chapters.

    1. Remove a square taper bottom bracket
    2. Motor mount measurements
    3. Assemble and fit motor mount (mod note: this info outdated, see below)
    4. Stiffen motor mount (mod note: this info outdated)
    5. Install motor mount (mod note: this info outdated)
    6. Install Cranks, Chainwheel and Chain

    1. Basic wiring
    2. Crimp or Solder

    1. Removing freewheel from chainwheel


    Note: there have been multiple cyclone revisions since these links were written and as such much of it is now unnecessary.
    For installation of motor mount please see the below videos, make sure to watch both for all info.
    Last edited by paxtana; 01-05-2018, 11:10 PM.

    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on this set of HowTos for the Cyclone 3000w.

    This has been my first attempt at using photos to document an ebike build on a vBulletin forum. I spent more time than I care to admit figuring out a reasonable workflow.

    The photos were pretty amateurish. I held my android smartphone in my hand. I took the photos under my normal shop lights. I put a fresh piece of hardboard on the workbench. For this coming week I am going to upgrade a bit. I borrowed a Sony PowerShot camera from a friend. I bought an inexpensive tripod and a couple of clamp on work lights. Hopefully that will clean up the photos.

    The bike I used for the build was my only bike so it was out of commission for the week. This morning, my LBS gave me a wrecked frame. I had to cut off the seats stays where they were mangled. It has a good bottom bracket and downtube so I should be able to use that for photos of how to mount a mid-drive.

    Most importantly, I am not a bike mechanic. I grew up riding and racing anything with two wheel and pedals. From the time I was four until I left for college I don't think we ever put a car in the garage. It was too full of bikes in various states of disassembly. But, for the last 30 years I have been away from bikes. So, please feel free to correct me on anything I am doing incorrectly.

    Last week I tried to focus on the mechanical aspects of the build. This week I would like to do three sections on the electrical aspects of a Cyclone build.

    Paco from noticed that I was using the old motor mounts so he offered to send me a kit with the new mounts so I could update the pictures with the new mount. That will take a week or so.

    Does anyone have any requests for a next kit that should be documented? I can try to get the components and do a build.

    A big thanks to everyone who has contributed to this and other ebike forums. I couldn't have gotten this far without your help.



      Yes very good FWB, and the index is very well laid out.


        I got a cyclone 3000w motor I noticed at times it looses power when I throttle it doesn't want to move so I have to disconnect battery or turn key on and off to reset what is going on and as far as volts I use about 1 volt to go 2 miles at about 20mph how can I increase range without draing battery battery is 52.5 volts ..battery is from EM3EV 52VOLTS 15.5AH