Well I finsihed installing the new tires and tubes last night on my old MB2 and was ready to go for a test ride. I rode around a while and came back to adjust the brakes etc . . . Went back out again for a few miles and got a warning from a cop over the loud speaker to turn on my lights and move to the side of the road (oops . . .batteries were dead in my headlight). I went back home and was going to make a few more adjustments when while I was holding the front fork up to engage the motor to see how the front brakes were doing, when suddenly I saw a spark at the hub and it stopped. I quickly shut everything down and inspected the front wheel to find that it had spun and pinched the wires. No serious damage was done, so I proceeded to try to remount the hub, but noticed now that when I tighten the front too much it starts to slide down and out of the notch in the forks . . . .sheesh . . . .5 miles and I'm done. . . .!
The cutouts in the front fork are still in one piece, but look as if they may have widened a bit.
Any suggestions for some torque bars for the BL-36, or any other ideas to beef up the front hub mount?
I really enjoyed the ride though while it lasted. I am running 36v with 3x12v 18ah SLA's at the moment and the bike seems to have plenty of power, and of course I never even got close to running the batteries down . . . .