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Old 09-07-12, 07:49 PM   #1
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Question Riding on sandy trails safe to do or bad idea for average hub motor ?

Theres some cool trails near me that are very sandy & I've seen first hand what sand intrusion can do to shaft driven motorcycles , what about these hub motors are they properly sealed up to handle sandy trails or even the beach ?
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Old 09-07-12, 08:37 PM   #2
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I would suspect that sand isn't going to get in, if water doesn't...
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Old 09-25-12, 05:59 PM   #3
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"these hub motors"
include finest ones like USA designed and made Tidal Force hub motor/controller-build in and on other end shoddy cheap China brands.
TForce uses SKF Japan sealed bearings, sealed Delphy connectors, enclosure is precision Al cast with rubber seal /no silicone patch up /, every wire enters through individual hole with rubber seal /no centre of axle entry/
All these must cost $$$$$$of course /my TF COST $3500/ for the reason but it last ,my TF is approaching 23,000km in heat, subzero temperatures, sandy gravel trails included !!!!! Try this with other below $1500 ebike ridden for years on sandy trails.
So depends which hub motor you want to try on sandy trails.

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Old 09-25-12, 06:16 PM   #4
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look at this beauty of Tidal Force design
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That is a thing of beauty, you get what you pay for. My hub motor { pictured above ** is the same as the one used on Ultra motors bikes, Stromers too, has the UM logo. they are made by a company named TDCM http://www.tdcm-motor.com out of Taiwan.
I believe it should handle the sandy trails near me , will find out soon
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