The Etek is BACK!

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Patrick
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The Etek is BACK!

Hi all:

I'm happy to say that Electric Motorsport has located a pallet of brand new, in the box Eteks. We expect delivery in early January. So if you've been holding off on a conversion, wondering what motor you were going to use - here's your answer! The Etek is a great motor, can run up to 72 volts with no problem, and delivers terrific performance. You can jump right to the web page at:

http://www.electricmotorsport.com/PARTS/parts.htm

Wish we were giving them away, but they're still offering a lot of value at $575.

Happy Holidays!

Patrick

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Good news..?

First thought is, "BACK" in this case doesn't appear to mean that they're back in production. Just that someone found some stashed in a warehouse somewhere.

Second thought is that I've seen a number of people look at the price for similar motors .. like the Perm or Lynch or whatnot .. and say that those are overpriced because of the old E-TEK pricing which was around $400 and sometimes less. To my eye the E-TEK was probably underpriced in the past. Clearly Brigs & Stratton wasn't able to continue production at the old price whereas Perm and the others are keeping production going at their higher prices.

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Patrick
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Agreed

Yes to both points. They're not back in production, but at least there are 100+ available. I also agree that they were underpriced - according to the designer, there are over 1000 parts in that motor; I don't know how they managed to sell them for so little. Annecdotally, I heard one reason they stopped was that the EU wouldn't clear the design, and they would have had to build another model for that market.

I do have hopes for the brushless model - if only we can find a reasonable controller that will put out more than 200 amps.

Patrick

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