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  • soonerthebetter
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    Originally posted by Bill B View Post

    Cool. If the BBSHD then get the 68mm-73mm (Standard) size. The 52v Luna Wolf V2 LG MJ1 13.5ah would fit the down tube of my Marlin 8. You can get a printout sample size to check it. But I used a rack and got the bigger battery 52v Luna DireWolf LG MJ1 21ah so it would last longer. I would spend the extra money and get this charger: 52V Advanced Luna 300W Ebike Charger. Now, you have no choice but you'll have to get this: Stock 46T Steel Chain Ring. You have to go to a different site and the biggest you can order is a Lekki 36T. Your gearing is still going to be a 36T to an 11T which will get you about 34 or 36 mph top end. Marlin 6 is a shimano Deore (nice setup) 46 tooth in the rear which is super low. You'll climb anything. Note with the BBS02 as well. The Marlin 6 has Tektro so get: Hydraulic and Disc Brake Sensors with Cut Off (Pair). Bafang Display DPC-07 is the free dsiplay. I've seen it, and it looks just ok. On my Marlin 8 I have this and I like it better: Luna DPC-18 Full Color Display. My Trek AL5 I have the 750C. Both are nice. It's just the DPC-18 is stock now. Last, on the throttle I used: Bafang BBSxx Universal Thumb Throttle. Luna is out of stock but I would get this: Gearsensor for Bafang Mid Drives. That's it. Good luck.
    Wow, that's a ton of info. I picked through it and researched all you wrote until I understood it. I will definitely take this advice. Here is what I am thinking on it.

    Except for price, I can't see any disadvantage of going with the BBSHD over the BBS02. So I will probably go with the BBSHD.

    I don't want to skimp on the battery or its capacity. I do like the idea of the rear rack battery. Especially the ones that cage the battery and still give you a useful rack to use. One- it gives you a tail light. Two- to the untrained eye, it just looks like a rear rack and less like a gawdy battery pack wedged somewhere. It doesn't look like Lunacycle carries this type, so I do worry that their kit universally connects to some random rear rack battery pack I pick up. I have plenty of time to sort that out.

    Everything else seems pretty cut and dry and I will take your advice. Thanks a ton!

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  • Bill B
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    Originally posted by soonerthebetter View Post
    Good info Bill B. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the 2022 Marlin 6. I feel confident that I can make it work and have a quality build. It will probably be a month or so before I can get the Bufang kit. I will spend that time figuring out what I want to go with as far as motor.
    Cool. If the BBSHD then get the 68mm-73mm (Standard) size. The 52v Luna Wolf V2 LG MJ1 13.5ah would fit the down tube of my Marlin 8. You can get a printout sample size to check it. But I used a rack and got the bigger battery 52v Luna DireWolf LG MJ1 21ah so it would last longer. I would spend the extra money and get this charger: 52V Advanced Luna 300W Ebike Charger. Now, you have no choice but you'll have to get this: Stock 46T Steel Chain Ring. You have to go to a different site and the biggest you can order is a Lekki 36T. Your gearing is still going to be a 36T to an 11T which will get you about 34 or 36 mph top end. Marlin 6 is a shimano Deore (nice setup) 46 tooth in the rear which is super low. You'll climb anything. Note with the BBS02 as well. The Marlin 6 has Tektro so get: Hydraulic and Disc Brake Sensors with Cut Off (Pair). Bafang Display DPC-07 is the free dsiplay. I've seen it, and it looks just ok. On my Marlin 8 I have this and I like it better: Luna DPC-18 Full Color Display. My Trek AL5 I have the 750C. Both are nice. It's just the DPC-18 is stock now. Last, on the throttle I used: Bafang BBSxx Universal Thumb Throttle. Luna is out of stock but I would get this: Gearsensor for Bafang Mid Drives. That's it. Good luck.

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  • soonerthebetter
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    Good info Bill B. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the 2022 Marlin 6. I feel confident that I can make it work and have a quality build. It will probably be a month or so before I can get the Bafang kit. I will spend that time figuring out what I want to go with as far as motor.
    Last edited by soonerthebetter; 04-14-2022, 05:05 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • Bill B
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    Originally posted by soonerthebetter View Post

    Thanks Bill B. That looks clean.

    As far as you know, do the different Marlin variants us the same frame? I am looking at the M/L version of the Marlin 6. Did you have any major issues with the build? I am good with having to use an offset chain ring or even a spacer or two. I also don't have this bike in hand. I would have to buy it used and am not too sure how long it will be available to me.

    Edit** I think I have answered my question on the frame comparisons on the different 2022 Marlin frames. They appear to be all the same according to this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFvJrcHNIDQ&t=276s
    The year could be important for the chain ring. I still don't have an absolute clear answer on the "dimple," or the bend in the frame chainstay of the different years. For 2022, I'm told by a tech on-the-road-dealer tech that for 2022 all the marlin's frames in that area are the same. And side by side they look identical between a Marlin 6, 7, and 8 in L and in M/L. They come with around a 30T. I chose a 28T then a 36T Lekkie. The specs on the Marlin 8 said up to a 34T. Now the only issue we ran into was the bottom bracket. Parts of the down tube were in the bottom bracket. Now we used a dremel to make room but here's a vid on youtube of a guy with another idea: Bafang Install issue: Motor not fitting your bottom bracket? - YouTube. The brake cut offs we thought would be easier than they were but it took some doing. And the shimano brake levels of a non Marlin 8 are easier than the sram brake levers. Everything else went together easily. It's a good choice of a bike for a build if you get the used Marlin.

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  • soonerthebetter
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    Originally posted by Bill B View Post
    soonerthebetter this is the 2022 Marlin 8 build
    Thanks Bill B. That looks clean.

    As far as you know, do the different Marlin variants us the same frame? I am looking at the M/L version of the Marlin 6. Did you have any major issues with the build? I am good with having to use an offset chain ring or even a spacer or two. I also don't have this bike in hand. I would have to buy it used and am not too sure how long it will be available to me.

    Edit** I think I have answered my question on the frame comparisons on the different 2022 Marlin frames. They appear to be all the same according to this video.
    Here it is! The video all of you have been waiting for: Comparing the 2022 Trek Marlin 4, Marlin 5, Marlin 6, Marlin 7, and Marlin 8 with one another. I comp...
    Last edited by soonerthebetter; 04-13-2022, 04:24 PM. Reason: Adde info

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  • Bill B
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    soonerthebetter this is the 2022 Marlin 8 build
    Last edited by Bill B; 04-13-2022, 03:40 PM.

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  • Bill B
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    soonerthebetter I was the one that finished a 2022 Marlin 8 with Luna parts. Now mine was the BBS02 but most the other parts are the same. Anything I can help you with?
    Last edited by Bill B; 04-13-2022, 03:40 PM.

  • soonerthebetter
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    Any updates on the Trek Marlin 6 2022 conversion to the bbshd? I found a bike I might buy but this thread is causing concern. This would be my first ebike build. I am a mechanic of sorts by trade so I am not afraid of doing some alterations if necessary as long as it isn'ta complete hack job.

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  • Biker3422
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    Yh. I know that the 2021/2022 frame is the same but the dimples position is different.
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  • Biker3422
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    I guess the only option is that i get a trek marlin 5 2022 model or get a trek marlin 7 2021 model to fit a lekkie 36t or 42t. Tbh, the fastest id want to go is 25mph.

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  • Biker3422
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    Thats a shame that a lekkie 42t chain ring wouldnt fit. Is it because of the dimple? Thanks

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  • Biker3422
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    Thanks Bill B

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  • Biker3422
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    Originally posted by Bill B
    Yeah it's tough. Trek's spec say a 1x max 34T. But for a BBS02, for the 12X needing an offset is 36T in a Lekkie. But Luna Doesn't sell Lekkie so had to go to another place. But I got mis-shipped 2 28T and the chain line isn't good. The other place doesn't have the 40T so ordered the 42T and we'll see if it fits. Just each time an order is placed, it's 2 days to get it out, and 5 days shipping. That's what I like about Luna Cycle. I can order, and they ship it quick. If I have preorder questions, I can call or write and get answer back. Or come in the forums. So much better here.
    Hi. Is there any updates on the trek marlin 8 build?

    Thanks

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  • Biker3422
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    Originally posted by 73Eldo View Post
    I'm guessing that the bump grinding issue they are talking about is inside the bottom bracket tube. Most bottom brackets shaft and bearing assemblies are only large at the ends where the threads are then are a little smaller diameter in the middle. This means that when building the frame they don't have to worry about weld boogers or maybe a little bit of the down tube sticking out into that space. The BBS's are the same diameter the full length so nothing can be sticking out. Grinding what ever is in there should not cause any structural issues or issues if you wanted to go back to stock.
    Would there be a bump for 2021 version of the bike?

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  • Biker3422
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    Originally posted by 73Eldo View Post
    I'm guessing that the bump grinding issue they are talking about is inside the bottom bracket tube. Most bottom brackets shaft and bearing assemblies are only large at the ends where the threads are then are a little smaller diameter in the middle. This means that when building the frame they don't have to worry about weld boogers or maybe a little bit of the down tube sticking out into that space. The BBS's are the same diameter the full length so nothing can be sticking out. Grinding what ever is in there should not cause any structural issues or issues if you wanted to go back to stock.
    Yh. I just hope that the installation goes smooth with a 2022 trek marlin 6 and have no issues with chain line etc as I want stealthy bike with a bit of colour instead of having a bright bike.

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