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  1. biknut

    Buffy's Custom Fold

    24" wheels, and 750w motor with 25 amp controller.
  2. biknut

    Twice the Fun ... 2 Fold X on the way

    Storm has always been pretty good at delivering on schedule.
  3. biknut

    Upgrade: 750W Bafang with 7 Speed Upgrade

    There's not a perfect size for Hook Worms. The closest is 700c
  4. With 36v my fatty went about 22-23 mph. When I went 48v it would get up to 26-27 mph. Didn't really matter which controller.
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    750w Fold X7 24errr

    This same size tire in a 24" is too big diameter to fit in the frame without lengthening the chain stay, and installing longer forks. https://www.boxcomponents.com/maximus-handlebar?custcol1=1&custcol5=126
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    750w Fold X7 24errr

    This main differences between this bike, and a stocker are the 750w motor, 25 amp controller, plus 24" x 65mm double wall alloy rims. I like to ride at night, so I added powered lighting, and a few creature comforts like fenders, a half twist throttle, and a gel pad cruiser seat. Stock Fold pedal gearing is a little on the low side, so I changed the freewheel to get better high speed ratios. Since I have no need for folding ability, I opted for more traditional looking BMX handle bars Compared to my Fatty this bike is about 4 mph slower, because the overall gearing is lower. However, the lower gearing offers a torque advantage, and being 15 lbs lighter doesn't hurt acceleration either. Handling feels quick, and stable. The narrower tires don't try to stand the bike up in the middle of turns, and with 205mm brake rotors it has tons of stopping power, almost too much in the rear. Surprisingly the range hasn't suffered significantly from having a bigger motor, and in fact may be slightly better at certain speeds compared to the 500 motor. Droning along at 15 to 20 mph only puts a very light load on this motor. There's a slight feeling of being under geared, and over muscled like a dirt bike, but that translates to more fun whenever you twist the throttle. This bike shoots across an intersection like a watermelon seed, which makes it a little safer riding in the wilds of the cement jungle
  7. biknut

    20a controller to a KT-LCD3 wendy

    Throttle is Red + Black - White = signal Blue, and Yellow go to the gray button Green powers the LED power meter
  8. biknut

    Replacement Brake Pads

    I'm not that particular but these are what I've been using https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pr-TruckerCo-S-Disc-Brake-Pads-Shimano-Deore-Tektro-Gemini-Tektro-Mota-osm8/261191663967?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  9. biknut

    Replacement Brake Pads

    Tektro and Shimano use the same pads.
  10. biknut

    Battery Upgrade For First Generation

    When I first laid eyes on a Sondors, the first thing that came to my mind was how easy it would be to hide a huge triangle battery in there. Why not take advantage of that? With this 30ah 48v battery I can ride 40 to 100 miles, it just depends how fast I want to go.
  11. What I've found after destroying a lot of typical bicycle wheels on my motor bicycles, is that wide width is a lot stronger than skinny. It seems like this fact eludes most eBikers that haven't owned a fatty before. My original fatty's 80mm rims, after over 5000 miles are still acceptably true. I weighed over 220 lbs most of the time I've owned it, and I ride it fast on city streets. IMO, there's never a reason not to go with double wall on a motor bicycle, but 80mm single wall seems last a long time. 14g spokes are strong enough especially for the front, but I like to use 12g on the rear even though it's not really necessary. I recently built these 24" x 65mm double wall rims for my Fold X7. I thought about going single wall, but there's only a few dollars difference so what the hey. Lately I've been buying rims from here, http://www.robsson.de/en/
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    Sticking throttle

    A good thing to do is go to the Sondors.com website during business hours, and talk to someone live on the chat line. Then follow up with a email to, Support@sondors.com
  13. biknut

    3-Speed Conversion

    FYI, you can't use a 3 speed front shifter for the rear, because the rear gear spacing is different from the front. You have to use a rear shifter for the rear, which means you'll have some unused positions on your shifter. I used a 7 speed twist shifter. I've tried Shimano, GripShift, and MicroShift. The micro worked the best.
  14. biknut

    The Nightly Fold X Report

    Very nice bike
  15. biknut

    Sondors X Handlebar replacement

    Here's some nice 5 inch rise bars with a stock 31.8 clamp size https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Handlebar-31-8mm-Clamp-Length/dp/B0014VV9TA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520041568&sr=8-1&keywords=31.8+5+inch+rise+handlebars
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