Great Thread thanks everyone. I own 3 Papamotors kits. They are on a Schwinn Meredian 3 Wheeler I am currently trying to salvage as those have a manufacturers defect on the right rear driver wheel. Trying to mount the chrome rear trike on the schwinn frame. It has a Papamotors 1KW Motor and 48 system 15AH. When the trike was working it would hit speeds of around 34 tops. Safe to drive in a straight line on a good road, but you had to slow to 5MPH to initiate a turn
My Original 1KW Papamotors set up same as with trike above was a mod to my old EZip Trailz which tanked after only 6 months, both the lead acid battery and the motor too. That I have hit actually at 32MPH but again I prefer to ride about 18MPH as I am more comfortable there.
My third candidate Bicycle was from Walmart, yes Walmart and cost 98 bucks on sale. It is the purple mtn bike they sell and I refitted it with a Papamotors kit. The frame is much lighter and this thing has hit top at 36MPH. Currently I have installed Schwabe EBike tires on all. My riding on Papamotors combined on all three units is almost 7,500 miles which includes many shopping jaunts.
Currently I have one EBike that is working and this morning the controller started smelling like burnt plastic. I suspect it will be the blue wire from the controller to the hub as that is the one that most folks have issues with. Here is what I can state and am not sure where to go from here. I am now going to be replacing my third controller. This is the weak link in their kits. Yes their service is great, yes they have shipped in the past replacement parts but when a year is gone, beware. Controllers cost a hundred bucks plus 30 dollars shipping. Yes I have the small yellow box and the eye-hole connector mod.
All I can tell you is that their kits and service have other than that been top notch.
A few photo op links of what I have built and ride and oh, I don't worry about the pedal guys in their tights on 6 thousand dollar bikes being passed by a 98 dollar bike...Pun intended.
The 98 dollar walmart bike...
My original EZip that croaked on me, reborn!
My ETrike which is right now Croaked until I can get it fixed or trashed.
I am wondering if anyone knows another controller that will plug in to the Papamotors unit and Ping Battery. Or if anyone knows which controllers Papamotors uses. Maybe there is a higher end model that won't fry on me.