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An Electric Motor Is Simple To Add To Most Bicycles. Will the E-BikeKit™ Electric Bike Conversion Kits Work With Your Bicycle?
The E-BikeKit electric bike conversion kit is universal and can be used to convert most conventional bicycles. However, there are a few criteria which must be met first.
1. Your front forks or rear dropouts need to be wide enough to accept the an electric bike motor.
Front forks MUST be at least 100mm at the dropouts (where the axle fits into the forks). Rear conversions require 135mm of space between the rear dropouts (this is standard for most bicycles).
Front wheel conversions MUST use a Universal Torque Arm & C-Washer (when appropriate with certain alloy or quick release forks). Using the "C-Washers" and Universal Torque Arm ensures a safe to install of the front wheels on "non-steel" & quick release forks.
Please Note: The rear motor axles are 12mm diameter and machined 10mm on the flats. Depending on the forks, a small amount of filing (typically just removing a small amount of paint) may be required to make the dropout slot wide enough to accept an electric bike motor.
2. You MUST use a Universal Torque Arm for certain hub motor conversions. Front conversion with motors above 250w and high-powered (500w or greater) motors require increased strength at the dropouts and a torque arm serves this purpose. A universal torque arm is included with every E-BikeKit conversion kit. Torque arms provide increased support at the axle and are used to prevent the axle from "spinning out" inside the dropouts.
3. Disc Brakes: Every E-BikeKit hub motor is disc brake compatible and uses a standard ISO 6-bolt pattern to connect a standard disc brake rotor. Simply transfer your existing disc brake rotor to the E-BikeKit hub motor.
Please Note: Compatibility of Disc Brake Calipers with the E-BikeKit Hub Motors - 18mm of Space.
Not all disc brake calipers will fit between the motor side cover and the disc rotor. Your disc brake caliper head needs to be narrow enough to fit in this space. In certain situations you may be able to add a spacer to gain a few mm's or you could also possibly add individual screw washers with longer screws to accommodate a larger caliper head.