OK. I have my full suspension mountain bike that I intend to use for the project.
I intend to use a crystalite pheonix hub motor, 2 sets of 48v 10 AH LiFEPO4 batteries wired in a parralell circut (because I've heared the batteries have trouble putting out high amperage) from pingpong along with the included charger, and a standard crystalite controller.
Now, I have two questions:
First, what would it take to go to 60 volts, and how much speed would the extra 1/2 HP give me?
Second, I want to make it so I can easily unplug the battery pack and bring it inside. I live in an apartment over a shop, and my bike is stoored on public bike rack by the local post office. As of now I have 2 locks on it (Whenever it gets electrified I'm putting a 3ed lock on it, probably a new-york lock) and the motor will be on the back wheel and be locked firmly in place to both the frame and the bike rack, but the battery would be easy game of left out. Also I have to where to charge the battery outside, so making it removable is a good idea.
I was wondering what sort of wiring I'd need to have the removable battery? I'd like to just be able to simply secure the battery, plug it in, and go (at least after I unlock it).
Lastly, as the bike is stoored on a public bike rack it is exposed to lots of rain. I was wondering what are ways I could protect the wiring and motor from the water? I was thinking some sort of bike cover, but I also want the wiring itself to be somewhat water resistant.