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    Problem with Motenergy ME1616

    This motor has a problem with delivering too much torque! It sheared the teeth right off my drive sprocket
    I only had to push 1/2 mile and wasn't late for work LOL

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    Not sure if this is an issue or a blessing. This is the same motor that is in my drag bike. No issues so far....
    Looks like you just need better gears??

    Drag bike.jpg

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    Got any suppliers for 7/8" keyed shafts and 520 chain?? I sure don't!!
    If I can get 1200 -1400 miles out of each sprocket, I'm happy. As long as I don't have to push too far LOL
    I just scored 3 new ones on EBay for $30.
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    That is what I am running, 520.

    https://www.ampsprockets.com/shop/amp-520bs10ht-78

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    Are they only offered in 10 and 11 teeth?
    I'm running 14 tooth https://www.ebay.com/itm/124319371087
    These ones are stainless steel so maybe they will last longer. I'm not a machinist, I just use an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel
    and a steady hand. Its not precision but it works. I've not tried stainless steel sprockets yet
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    You should get up to 8000 rpm with that motor (I would keep it under 7000 for highway use) so a 10 ( I did not see an 11 in a 520 - 7/8") should do you well.

    I have a 11 front and a 66 on the back and have done 104 MPH.... so far

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    The only sprocket they offer for my 7/8" keyed shaft is a 10 tooth. That just seems too small for my liking, for offroad usability reasons. I have no doubts that cutting and grinding has an effect on the finished hardness/strength of the original Martin.
    I decided to get one and test it out anyway. Cheers Ed!
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    Why do you use 520 chain? It must be much easier use 530 chain and use ANSI #50 7/8 regular chain sprockets? There are a lots of them on ebay.

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    530 will add 7 to 8 lbs unsprung weight. I am considering 420 size to reduce weight even more

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    It's a 13tooth I'm running not 14... I forgot I made a spare over a year ago.... The holes make it super easy to hold with a pin spanner to lock down the center bolt. Looks like I'll be back on the road real soon

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