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    Yup Series wound dc, because it is cheaper,...

    Yup Series wound dc, because it is cheaper, rebuild-able, upgradeable, and doesn't have the issues you speak of in the rest of your post. I am happy to know I can pull stumps and re-purpose the bike...
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    Controlling the motor with no load has not been...

    Controlling the motor with no load has not been an issue at all because it is hooked up to a trans/primary and even when it is in neutral or clutch in at a stop there is drag on the primary drive and...
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    Noah, The parameters you set down are less than...

    Noah,
    The parameters you set down are less than I am already achieving with reliability, and it will only get better with a few more refinements and the cost of the drive train is well within your...
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    I did the tests Ted spoke of and what was found...

    I did the tests Ted spoke of and what was found with a 45 pound weight was depending on the gear I started in made more difference than the extra weight. Starting in 1st or 2nd with and without extra...
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    Just to add to the discussion on a serious note,...

    Just to add to the discussion on a serious note, I have found it extremely hard to get anything hot on the bike. I have also ran my little D&D up to 105v 700a now(its only rated for 72v 450a) and...
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    Mine is black because she was cheaper than the...

    Mine is black because she was cheaper than the pretty ones! :)
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    Henry Ford had a very unique way of making his...

    Henry Ford had a very unique way of making his cars get down the road and I am thankful his concept of controls didn't take off. Trying to continually make an electric motorcycle perform exactly like...
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    Why does it have to be "engine" or motor braking?

    Why does it have to be "engine" or motor braking?
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    One thing that is not measured is timed...

    One thing that is not measured is timed acceleration and that is an important factor. How fast does each set-up achieve those speeds?
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    I am not interested in regen and don't think it...

    I am not interested in regen and don't think it would work well in the system I built. I did stumble onto something that eliminates all the issues with shifting you talk about. Since you are a...
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    No regen and I am quite fond of the series dc...

    No regen and I am quite fond of the series dc that I started with.
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    The whole downshift "theory" is a little flawed...

    The whole downshift "theory" is a little flawed because of the whole compression thingy going on with an ICE motor. I can shift from 5th to 2nd and not experience anything you are describing.
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    That is interesting because I had the same "feel"...

    That is interesting because I had the same "feel" issues on Brutus. An electric motor doesn't want to continue spinning when the throttle is off and it wreaks havoc with the clutch and shifting feel....
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    More so on the clutch than the trans, truth is...

    More so on the clutch than the trans, truth is you do not need the clutch in electric because letting off the throttle "unloads" the trans making it shift like butter.
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    This old gear head thinks he knows a thing or two...

    This old gear head thinks he knows a thing or two but now he just plays dumb so I banished him to the patio to hold up plants:)2224
    I thought the thread was very thoughtful and would turn out better...
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    Being the only die hard transmission supporter...

    Being the only die hard transmission supporter here I am going to say you summed it all up pretty well with the last sentence in your article "It all depends on what you’re designing the system to...
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