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Repairs and mods on my GT16

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Fabulous work, I love the texture. I’m still really enjoying my gt, it’s terrific.

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Very, very impressive, paint should hold better than OEM, I assume.

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Impressive.  Very nice work.  Would love to know which lights you choose, and the link to them.   Getting a better result at 1/10th the price.  That's the way to go.

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I think this one seems to be the best : https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00VHKJVRU/

while this one is not bright at all : https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B077GQRQ65/

I did not mesure, but its 18w (which I don't believe) has the same brightness as the original LED from GT16.

Unfortunately the Cops seized my loved GT16 <_< and I hope I will get it back later this year - but I do'nt know, yet IF I WILL EVER GET IT BACK ...

I contacted my lawyer, directly and now I have to wait 4 to 8 weeks to get any new info and I will spend a minimum of €900,- (for lawyer) plus a fine at unknown height.

So for now all modification plans are stopped until further ...

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19 hours ago, s.m. said:

Unfortunately the Cops seized my loved GT16

Oh Dear! That's terrible.  What a shame.  All that work and now it's gone. Sometimes I wonder why we (in countries where EUCs are illegal) even bother.  I think I'll cross Germany off my European-visit list. You can honestly tell the judge, German law is hurting tourism, and quote me.

Good luck. But I'm afraid that even if you get your wheel back, you will feel like you have a target on your back, every time you ride it.  the same cops are out there, and seeing you wheel will be like a big F.you to them, and cops don't like being told, F.you.

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Now I have ridden my new rockwheels a few kilometers (~1000km's each) and some day I was hitting a stone really hard while the tire pressure was a little bit too low.

The result was a damaged rim and a bent motor axle.

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My attempt to repair the rim resulted in a crack in the aluminium - sorry, no photo yet.

But fortunately @Scatcat sold me all his old GT16 stuff and I planned to use his V2 motor instead of mine.

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But as I dismanteled his blue GT16 I first realized slightly different connectors as on my V3 -  the motor power did not have a MT60 connector and the hallsensor connector was mounted in opposite direction - but then I found the cable damaged on the neuralgic position where it leaves the motor and goes upside on a direction of 90 degrees with nearly no radius.

So I decided to dismantle the motor to just use the rim first, and later on (some day in the far future) I can replace the whole cable set from Scatcat's stator. I first bent the axle on my stator in the right direction by hand with a tolerance of maybe less than 0.1mm (exactly 1mm on 50cm measuring distance) then I cleaned everything very well (mainly Scatcat's rim) and put my stator in.

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I found the hole for the valve had a very sharp edge so I fixed this, too

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Because I love wet terrain I sealed everything:

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BUT NOW THE BEST PART:

The new tire on my GT16 motor is a premium 16x2.5" where you can put your tools and screws on (I think this is for better torque in winter)

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I just had to rise the shell +18mm (another story) and now I have a kind of GT18.

Notice: the photo gives a slightly wrong impression - the right wheel has a flat tire at the moment. And @Scatcat I think you recognize your spiked footpads - BEST GRIP EVER !

The few kilometers on my first testride were a joy because this tire is really excellent and feels really good on rough terrain.

Now I'm angry on myself as I only ordered one of these because of the high price - but now I know that I need a second one for my other GT16 and a third one just to be prepared ...

 

 

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10 hours ago, s.m. said:

Now I have ridden my new rockwheels a few kilometers (~1000km's each) and some day I was hitting a stone really hard while the tire pressure was a little bit too low.

The result was a damaged rim and a bent motor axle.

UTB8Zq_wo1vJXKJkSajhq6A7aFXaF.thumb.jpg.354ca33a30d1be1a516b8cc99c3fcee1.jpg

My attempt to repair the rim resulted in a crack in the aluminium - sorry, no photo yet.

But fortunately @Scatcat sold me all his old GT16 stuff and I planned to use his V2 motor instead of mine.

IMG_20190418_194724.thumb.jpg.0efecf4c3889721c731f26f122c82d0d.jpg

But as I dismanteled his blue GT16 I first realized slightly different connectors as on my V3 -  the motor power did not have a MT60 connector and the hallsensor connector was mounted in opposite direction - but then I found the cable damaged on the neuralgic position where it leaves the motor and goes upside on a direction of 90 degrees with nearly no radius.

So I decided to dismantle the motor to just use the rim first, and later on (some day in the far future) I can replace the whole cable set from Scatcat's stator. I first bent the axle on my stator in the right direction by hand with a tolerance of maybe less than 0.1mm (exactly 1mm on 50cm measuring distance) then I cleaned everything very well (mainly Scatcat's rim) and put my stator in.

IMG_20190421_181806.jpg.ee6a794f5363bbeb850a588eb0a4fba1.jpgIMG_20190421_192432.jpg.d4f7255595439089eea8c3f0125059a7.jpg

I found the hole for the valve had a very sharp edge so I fixed this, too

IMG_20190421_212918.thumb.jpg.a71a52876ff0c6db6ad40f152b7db819.jpgIMG_20190421_213019.thumb.jpg.0f9447a342b699dbb1278ee2f691b805.jpg

Because I love wet terrain I sealed everything:

  IMG_20190421_204124.thumb.jpg.776f596c9771b9f50e9fae299b0add4d.jpgIMG_20190421_204935.thumb.jpg.194e2a3f6469b6d2805d8454aa8d7576.jpgIMG_20190421_205340.thumb.jpg.2bba7e54ecd1eb83a1a6a9586b552130.jpgIMG_20190421_215951.jpg.55d527e3812972ab78025c38eae80dce.jpgIMG_20190421_221633.jpg.d4cbcebc6f399ec2647883ec55b4969d.jpg

 

 

BUT NOW THE BEST PART:

The new tire on my GT16 motor is a premium 16x2.5" where you can put your tools and screws on (I think this is for better torque in winter)

HTB1an1ASpXXXXcKXVXXq6xXFXXXG.thumb.jpg.d4bd569156ee10a7d05181e6df452703.jpgIMG_20190421_214818.thumb.jpg.fc3d04c4042ba2b0d423a72af1c07893.jpg

 

IMG_20190422_174531.thumb.jpg.0e2e72884657965f34d1cc920edae3ed.jpg

I just had to rise the shell +18mm (another story) and now I have a kind of GT18.

Notice: the photo gives a slightly wrong impression - the right wheel has a flat tire at the moment. And @Scatcat I think you recognize your spiked footpads - BEST GRIP EVER !

The few kilometers on my first testride were a joy because this tire is really excellent and feels really good on rough terrain.

Now I'm angry on myself as I only ordered one of these because of the high price - but now I know that I need a second one for my other GT16 and a third one just to be prepared ...

 

 

Well the spikes are best-grip studs! :D  I only screwed in a few, to avoid the @Rehab1 experience, with feet glued to the pedals when you really need to jump off...

Nice work on the motor. The connector problem didn't event cross my mind. I really hope everything will work out fine.

That is a really awesome tire!

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Do you know if there is something similar in tyre size18x2.5"?

 My KS18L stock tire is starting to show some wear at 1900ish Km of use. So I am starting to warm up to getting an extra tyre and tube.

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No, I don't - I think there must be a similar one, maybe not on Aliexpress. A dedicated tire-shop should be the better address (but not any standard bycicle-tire shop)

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4 hours ago, Scatcat said:

Well the spikes are best-grip studs! :D  I only screwed in a few, to avoid the @Rehab1 experience, with feet glued to the pedals when you really need to jump off...

Nice work on the motor. The connector problem didn't event cross my mind. I really hope everything will work out fine.

That is a really awesome tire!

May I ask you for some more details @Scatcat regarding spikes please?

I think I'm interested to fix some,and I'd love to know what to use,how to fix and what to avoid :)

Thank you in advance :)

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