What's your latest thoughts on the LiPo battery system with the power cabling kit I bought from you in 2016?
I've been doing a lot of riding lately, and my battery pack is still working great. I've got 6 Turnigy 10000mAH 6S packs hooked up in 18S2P config for 74V powering my oil cooled H4040 with hubsinks and a Bomber controller. The whole setup rips. The battery packs usually stay within 0.03V balance, and I check each pack separately after most rides (balance leads easily access). They are so cheap to replace, but I'd like to know what I'm missing out on. I cannot fit 18S3P in the frame. But maybe next time I get some packs with higher peak Amp discharge. My H4040 has 14AWG silicone phase wires.
Over 6300W peak, and It'll run for over 90 minutes of hard riding with lots of hills and tight turns and either wide open throttle or full brakes. Most riding is in the 10 to 50km/h speed range. Battery packs nicely secured and protected in the frame box.
Congrats on your new bike btw! One day I'll post a video here of my Fighter "pig" in action. A chest cam view will probably be best.
My 2014 Fighter is still going strong. No frame problems. It cops a hiding. A credit to Stealth. The bike has the fattest 3" SR241 rear tire that fits. Shorty 140mm cranks. I just serviced the Fox shock. I've just about killed the bushes in my DNM USD8 forks so need new forks. I got internal damper settings which make the USD8 forks work really good if anyone wants. I wear out a Razorback front tyre in 200km and the rear SR241 tyre is still going nicely after 1300km. Got new rotors and pads on it. It'll destroy a set of rotors and pads and the fluid in less than 300km. The MT2 rear brake calipers are still going. I wore out the MT2 masters about 200km ago, but they worked well if I replace the fluid often.
People who say hub motors are no good offroad maybe haven't used a H4040 with a big fat tyre. As a bonus they are super quiet, which matters a lot for where I ride. Even with an old square wave controller.