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TheKid
04-09-2009, 11:57 AM
I don't care for the 22.5 amp controller that came with my hub motor, so I ordered the 50 amp cruise controller with reverse from Golden Motors. I ordered it on Saturday, and it arrived from China today. Pretty quick for being so far away. Hopefully, it's a decent product. It was 85 bucks with shipping.

Radical Brad
04-09-2009, 12:57 PM
Seems like a good deal for that price. Any pics? Maybe with the cover off?

Brad

TheKid
04-09-2009, 02:52 PM
Here's a link to the site, which has all the info. Click on "Controllers" on the left side of the screen. I wish now that I bought the whole kit from them. I heard they weren't any good, and there was almost no support. But then I found a forum for their products and there seems to be plenty of support there. Now it seems that the motor I bought from ebikekit.com is actually made by Golden Motor, and if so I way overpaid.
The prices for Golden Motor's are very reasonable, from the main site and from Arizonaebikes.com. With shipping, both are about the same price.
No pics with the cover off. I don't have a screwdriver that will remove the screws. They appear to take a three sided screwdriver. I'm just wondering about cruise and reverse. I'm waiting for an answer if the reverse switch on their throttles are a simple switch that reverses inside the controller, or somethng else, and the same for the cruise control. You push and hold the switch to set the speed, but I'm wondering if a simple push switch will do the same thing.

http://www.goldenmotor.com/

The forum:

http://goldenmotor.com/SMF/index.php?PHPSESSID=94ec10d122fe3e5b5abaf08a1c1a41 36&

The site here in the US that sells them:

http://arizonaebikes.com/GoldenMotors.aspx

TheKid
04-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Here's a pic of the two controllers. The one on the left came with the hub motor from ebikekit.com. The round part on the Golden Motor controller is an alarm for troubleshooting and calibrating for hub motors other than Golden Motor. The connectors are for making your own wiring to whatever length you need.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z66/edpol_photos/Hub%20Motor/100_0248Small.jpg

tomas
04-13-2009, 10:13 PM
I've kicked around their site a few times.

The 48v/1000w 'kit' goes for $299. The 36v10ah battery and charger rise the price to $679! And that's for the smaller battery. Is an equivalent battery available that's cheaper?

In looking at the hub motor on the wheel, it's not clear to me where the chain would go. Can it still be pedaled? What does the 'Pedal assist' option do?

Thank as always for any insights!

t.




http://www.goldenmotor.com/

The forum:

http://goldenmotor.com/SMF/index.php?PHPSESSID=94ec10d122fe3e5b5abaf08a1c1a41 36&

The site here in the US that sells them:

http://arizonaebikes.com/GoldenMotors.aspx

TheKid
04-14-2009, 12:54 AM
Both sides of the rear hub are threaded. A freewheel goes on the right side, and a track cog or disc brake adapter goes on the left side. No need to worry about the disc adapter unscrewing, it's on the side that tightens as you apply the brakes. The pedal assist option is for those who prefer to not have the motor operate without pedaling. Usually it prevents the motor from kicking in until you reach 3-5 mph. Bear in mind, that's a LiFePo4 battery pack. $380 is pretty cheap for that type, but there are those who warn against cheap Chinese lithium batteries.