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garyv1232001

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Hey i got an lectric expedition dual batteries just put a direct drive 1000w motor in the front have original geared motor 750w in the back took allot of research and a bit of time to get it wired in. The worst part was getting spokes the size i needed to put the hub in they didnt have kits with my rim size to just plug and play. also with my research i found if you have two motors two controllers but running off of existing batteries the motor that is being added just needs a signal wire from throttle and battery then plug controller to the motor. well i did that but got nothing then i remembered it came with a power console not display but off/on three motor modes and a light button i plugged that in and boom works no problem. so going up hills np level ground constant 30mph when before my norm was 20mph and had trouble but always made it up hills now it hardly looses speed so far definitely worth it. i have to grin torque arms on the front to help it not wreck the drop outs or spin out of them v6 type heavy duty ones . so it powers up separate and has its own power levels everything stock still works stock but it all goes off of the one throttle and the systems using there own interface i can have one or both powered on wich is nice. just wanted to share my build and how it went.
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Looks great. Nice build. Yeah there is nothing quite like a all wheel drive bike. Watch that front wheel when you are in the gravel or sand.

She will put you down quick if your not ready for it.
 
@garyv1232001 Here's something for you to chew on. I've been building and using 2wd bikes as daily drivers for years.


Its good to see you haven't made a couple of typical mistakes. The dual substantial torque arms for starters. And not using a suspension fork.
 
Hey i got an lectric expedition dual batteries just put a direct drive 1000w motor in the front have original geared motor 750w in the back took allot of research and a bit of time to get it wired in. The worst part was getting spokes the size i needed to put the hub in they didnt have kits with my rim size to just plug and play. also with my research i found if you have two motors two controllers but running off of existing batteries the motor that is being added just needs a signal wire from throttle and battery then plug controller to the motor. well i did that but got nothing then i remembered it came with a power console not display but off/on three motor modes and a light button i plugged that in and boom works no problem. so going up hills np level ground constant 30mph when before my norm was 20mph and had trouble but always made it up hills now it hardly looses speed so far definitely worth it. i have to grin torque arms on the front to help it not wreck the drop outs or spin out of them v6 type heavy duty ones . so it powers up separate and has its own power levels everything stock still works stock but it all goes off of the one throttle and the systems using there own interface i can have one or both powered on wich is nice. just wanted to share my build and how it went.View attachment 13399View attachment 13401
 
Wow, this is so awesome and cool! I just bought an Xpedition and would love to do the same. Is there any way you can give some tips and guidance?

Thank you so much!
Hey i got an lectric expedition dual batteries just put a direct drive 1000w motor in the front have original geared motor 750w in the back took allot of research and a bit of time to get it wired in. The worst part was getting spokes the size i needed to put the hub in they didnt have kits with my rim size to just plug and play. also with my research i found if you have two motors two controllers but running off of existing batteries the motor that is being added just needs a signal wire from throttle and battery then plug controller to the motor. well i did that but got nothing then i remembered it came with a power console not display but off/on three motor modes and a light button i plugged that in and boom works no problem. so going up hills np level ground constant 30mph when before my norm was 20mph and had trouble but always made it up hills now it hardly looses speed so far definitely worth it. i have to grin torque arms on the front to help it not wreck the drop outs or spin out of them v6 type heavy duty ones . so it powers up separate and has its own power levels everything stock still works stock but it all goes off of the one throttle and the systems using there own interface i can have one or both powered on wich is nice. just wanted to share my build and how it went.View attachment 13399View attachment 13401
Wow!! this is so awesome and cool! I just bought an Xpedition and would love to do the same. Is there any way you can give some tips and guidance?

Thank you so much!
 
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