bassiclyLouDog wrote:You could carry this thing home.
yes, literally ...i can fit a Drifter and both pocket bikes in my 2-dr hatchback
been swamped with work but wanted to update this thread w/ some progress pics (noob baby steps). one thing that slowed me down was the balance plug i damaged:
ordered some replacement parts and did some research on the web... i was able to transfer the rest of the XT pins over to the new housing but had to cut out the damaged lead:
the new pin installed the first try, though i could've trimmed the insulation a bit i decided not to mess with it:
checked out fine and has worked w/o issue on test rides since...
all the while i was getting in more parts every other day or so... mainly another set of lipos to test out. i did pick up a new unite 24V 350W, LB37 and 36v razor controllers, stock and heavy duty chain, 9T and 10T sprockets, etc
i wired up the four turnigy hardcase lipos as 33.6V (29.6V nominal) at 10Ah - here's how it looks next to a 12V 8Ah SLA:
i opted to try the pack out using the stock 24V controller and motor...didnt take long for the controller to heat up!
i restrapped the lipos using some heavy duty rubber bands, much better than the velco harness i made up:
even though there's room to spare in the pocket rocket to add at least another pair of hardcase packs, i think these will eventually end up in the MX650 where i can route the wiring a bit cleaner and still have plenty of room for a bigger controller.
next step in the project is to regear the blue pocket rocket's stock motor from 11/65 to 9/80... that should keep the motor from heating up as quick and take down top speed for a little bit more peace of mind when the kids are riding.
for the red pocket bike i'm going to install the 350W motor and switch out to the 10t sprocket and heavy duty chain. i've got a 36V controller and throttle that will drop right in but am going looking at a kelly instead, think that will pair up better with the zippy lipos.
not that i have any problems running the zippy lipos but those turnigy lipos are sweet ...thanks to Maurtis for the help on those!