Looking for brushless hub motor/ replacment vehicle

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magudaman
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I recently chewed up my transmission once again in my schwinn s1000, I guess it doesn't really like 3300 watts peak. So now I am looking for a new electric vehicle to enjoy. I am planing on keeping my 33 volt 8ah a123 pack so what ever I get needs to work with that.

What I need guys is advice on what I can get to get into the hub motor arena. Everything I see seems to be so dang expensive for so little output power. I basically want something that is around 500 watts, brushless, built wheel, and around 350 or less . The closest thing I have seen is the clearance brushless wheels from WE: 400 watt brushless, with wheel, controller, throttle for 211. Has anyone tried their brushless motors and have a little feed back on them?

Does anyone know if you can use the crystalyte controllers on these wheels for a future upgrade?

I also was thinking about splurging and running a 4 series crystalyte hub motor on 20 amp controller at 66 volts, would this perform well or just burn up?

I personally really like the idea of the http://www.cyclone-usa.com kits but ran into the problem of their 24 volt system and don't know that they can handle the extra voltage because of the internal controller.

Heck I know I'm rambling but throw out some idea or answer some of my questions if you can I'll be around. Thanks!

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burners
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Re: Looking for brushless hub motor/ replacment vehicle

Hi magudaman,

Sounds like the 36V (or 48V, depending on your controller)/2000W Crystalyte Phoenix Cruiser motor would be a good fit for your pack. The price point is at $399 for a 26 inch front wheel.

Available here from Bernson EV: http://www.bernsonev.com/crystalyte-parts-c-36.html

And here from Electric Rider: http://www.electricrider.com/crystalyte/parts.htm

Cheers,

Burners

magudaman
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Re: Looking for brushless hub motor/ replacment vehicle

Yah that would be a great system to use but by the time I end up with a full working kit: Controller, throttle, wiring harness, ect. I am at around 500 minimum cost and that is just out of my budget.

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