I have a question I've been meaning to ask you more knowledgeable motor people.
I've read that you will burn up an electric motor (EV auto conversion website) if you apply power revving it with no load on it. Why is this? I'm just curious. I guess that means I shouldn't apply throttle to my XB600 with it up on the centerstand with the rear wheel off the ground. I did this a couple of times to show some friends how the hub motor reacted to throttle. Apparently only doing it for a few seconds didn't harm anything since it continues to run great, etc. But, I do want to understand why an electric motor will burn up from being run with no load. Maybe there's load on the hub motor just with the weight of the wheel and tire???