Old 01-12-21, 03:05 PM
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OEM vs DIY is user preference IMO and my Bafang BBS02 has been dead reliable for almost six years riding off road on mostly gnarly, steep trails 10-15 miles twice a week. Also, the only substantial change in the motor AFAIK was a different controller, but those (and most replacement parts if they're ever needed) are available. The advantage of an ebike is it doesn't require license or insurance, but a motorcycle is a viable option for some situations. It's possible to construct without wires hanging all over the place.

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