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Old 09-28-10, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hub motor vs. This thing?

Hey guys, i was wondering about an alternitive to the hub motor (something faster, and cheaper) And i came across this little thing.

http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/36vo10mo.html

Now. I need your opinion on this....just how hard would it be to make that thing work with a bike?

Do any of u guys know of any helpful links, or instructions as to how i could get it like this?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lI-Z...ure=grec_index

Would it even work better than a hub motor?

Oh and one other thing, can this motor be wet?


p.s Im planning on using a 36 volt Lifepo4 battery, so i want to spend as least money as possible on the installation...


Thanks you all in advance ...=)
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Old 09-28-10, 03:52 PM   #2
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Hub motors and external motors are very different it depends what your using it for. If you are going on trails i'd say use this if you are commuting I say get a hub. Also a hub kit is a lot easier to put together than a diy build that no one has done before.

If the motor is sealed yes it can get wet.
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Old 09-28-10, 04:54 PM   #3
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I'd stick with the hub motor, you will have all kinds of fun trying to keep a secondary drive mechanism working correctly... hub motors have no second chains to replace, and very little extra weight. You just have to spring for a cheap rim and spokes to build a wheel with it.
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