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Old 01-18-09, 12:20 AM   #1
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1050watt cyclone kit

hi there,
has any one here now about the 1050watt cyclone kit,from a customers point of view...
i know that the parts are cheap,like the motor mount and things like that..
but apparently the motor itself + the controller,throttle are good quality

ive just been offered a brand new kit for $550.00 aus delivered...is it worth it or not
or any helpful advice as for what to look out for...
its a 48v system...so how would 4x 12v 14amp sla batts go with this kit,i can guess it will be heavy
thanks for your time
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Old 01-18-09, 11:53 AM   #2
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I think someone on endless sphere explains how he rigged one up on his bike.
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Old 01-18-09, 03:08 PM   #3
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1050 watts? that's a little odd. Why not just 1000? Anyway I wouldn't even attempt to use such a powerful motor, unless you are planning to use a motorcycle. I don't think there is a bike out there that could handle it. I could be wrong though.
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Anyway I wouldn't even attempt to use such a powerful motor, unless you are planning to use a motorcycle. I don't think there is a bike out there that could handle it. I could be wrong though.
Apparently you have neglected to take into consideration the cool drifting and doughnut possibilities allowed by more powerful motors.


Chicks dig that....right Raevyn?

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Old 01-18-09, 03:47 PM   #5
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http://cgi.ebay.com/1000W-48V-ELECTR...3A1|240%3A1318
I've been looking at this 1. Is 50W worth a couple hundred?
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I've been looking at this 1. Is 50W worth a couple hundred?
I would guess at that price it may be a Goldenmotor, which is on the lower end of the quality scale, although I have a friend that has used them for the last 5 years. One did fry a coil when an internal wire shorted, but they sent him a new one.

If you want to cruise 20 mph up even mild inclines, you'll want at least a 36v35 or 40a controller and motor set-up. 600 to 1000 watts will keep you moving right along.
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yeh i just got off the phone to the guy that supply cyclone electric bike products in australia.
he said that he stopped selling the 1000 & 1050watt motors,
because the controllers that come in the kits cant handle the motor....
i also think 1050watt sounds odd,whats even weirder,+ confusing is that he said that the motors where really 3000watt,but advertised as 1000 or 1050watts,try and figure that one out,but thats why he reckons the controllers blow...he said the 1200watt motors are more compadible with the 1000watt kits
so i thought either im not getting the point,or he doesnt know himself what he really is talking about
anyway out of all this,its put me off cyclone......

so now im looking at crystalyte kits
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http://cgi.ebay.com/1000W-48V-ELECTR...3A1|240%3A1318
I've been looking at this 1. Is 50W worth a couple hundred?
If you plan on getting that, plan on only using the hubmotor. Everything else is junk. I own a golden motor myself. Had to replace the rim, throttle, and controller. Actually, I am selling it if you are interested. I can't commute 40+ miles a day on a DF with my neck, so I am starting a recumbent prodject. It's only 500 watts, though. I am currently running it at 36v but the controller I have is ready for 48.
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i'll be doing that next hav a 650w cyclone not better than 500w so with my 2 24v12a batteries together will be 48v for the same motor will get 1200w & am not afraid of AL frame taking it ---whats life about anyway these are all over costructed in stength small holes cannot hurt in frame I bolt around it using screws just to stop twisting.And I my my own crank chainwheel better than cyclones.
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E ike kits

Whats a crystalyte Kit as I'm about to buy 48v controller for 650w cyclone as 650w 24v controller on this same motor is no better than a 500 w kits which is good but age is increasing & the hill seems to be too.
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