Friday, April 6, 2012

Round and round she goes...

I bought a ST1100 transmission off of ebay for less that I could get just the transmission output shaft by itself.

It took about 30 minutes to get it all apart and remove the shaft. This leaves my original motor and transmission intact, which should make it easier to sell. Here is the pile of leftover gears.

Now I need to take some measurements of the shaft and get it machined for some bearings and a pulley.

I put a piece of tape on the shaft, and on the tire, and spun the shaft while watching the wheel spin. I measured a 2.83:1 ratio for the rear gears and a 6'9" circumference on the tire.

Monday, April 2, 2012

More power...

My charger kit from EMW came in today. I was really excited to see it arrive... 

until I opened it and discovered that they had accidentally sent the wrong version. I was expecting the water cooled version and as you can see it came with the air cooled heatsink. It is also missing at least one part, I'll have to pull the BOM off their website to see what all is missing.

I've got an email out to Valery, and I'm confident that he will get this straightened out quickly.