I'm looking into switching my Sun EZ-1SX recumbent into an electric, with wind wrap shield. I'm 275lbs and have had a bum knee surgery that has at least contributed to a less active life style and makes biking a pain where it used to be a joy.
I have seen motors that add an extra chain and motors that sit in a hub. I'm curious what the benefits are of each.
If I go with a in-hub motor, do I go with front or rear.
If I have a bent rim, (say from a pot hole) how do I replace the motor-rim without shelling out for a new motor?
What protections are in place if my youngster knocks over the bike and engages the thumb throttle?
What motor would you suggest for a me with the extra weight that I'm carrying? I'm planning on going with LI-Ion for battery.