PapaMotor 48v 1000w build
This has been an interesting adventure...
To start, I had to buy a bike that would hold up against the new components, so I found a 2009/10 Trek 6 series on craigslist for $400. Then I purchased a 48v 15ah PapaMotor kit with a 5 amp charger and the disc mount option for around $1200. I also bought a rear utility rack ($20), new Hemisphere 26"x1.95" tires ($130 mounted), rear mount kickstand ($20) and tons of other miscellaneous stuff.
Getting the battery here from China with the new Lithium restrictions was a real pain and turned into a lengthy delay. Hopefully they have found a faster shipping method since then.
I had an issue with the freewheel going out, so I had it repaired and upgraded locally. I'm sure they would have warrantied it, but I did not want to wait for the replacement to be shipped here.
Another problem was with the BMS(battery management system) not charging correctly. They shipped me a new one after I sent them a picture of it with one of the lights that would not turn off.
All in all, I am pretty happy with the setup. I have been riding it 13 miles every day, to and from work. Pouring down rain and temperatures in the 20's have only slowed me down a little.
To the pictures...Attachment 295496Attachment 295497Attachment 295498Attachment 295499