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Unread 04-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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So Ive had a purple motor in the garage for over a year......I know!!!! Just installed it...I love the torque!

Heres my question......when I changed the motor I also changed out the wires to #2 from the stock wires. With my old motor I ran 19mph and with the purple I only hit 16mph. The first run was directly before installing the motor and wires. Everything is tight.....is this normal? I realize #2 wires are overkill but also know it SHOULDNT effect the performance. Again.....big increase in torque and am overall pleased because I need torque more then speed.

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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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I would call PQ , this is the first Bandit I have heard which was slower the stock.
Did U ahve a motor upgrade before the swap ?????????
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Unread 04-03-2011, 09:32 PM   #3
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could be a bad speed sensor i had that problem
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Unread 04-04-2011, 09:29 AM   #4
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I would call PQ , this is the first Bandit I have heard which was slower the stock.
Did U ahve a motor upgrade before the swap ?????????
Unknown - Not that I had done in the 4 years Ive owned it.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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Unknown - Not that I had done in the 4 years Ive owned it.
Have U still got your old motor ?
If yes then GPS the PW, slide the old motor in and GPS again THEN

I'm sure I'm not telling U anything new , PQ is one of the most responsive
Supporters on here .
Call Robbie and tell him what U have and what happened.
If they can't figure it out then post back here
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Good idea. I will try that as soon as I get a free moment.
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On a side note...........

Checked the volatage across the pack and its at 50.4V
I looked at the old motor...... it says

GE 3.5HP
3000rpm
36 VOLT ????????????????
90amp
Model 5BC58JBS6334

Im not to knowledgable on my carts......whats up with 36V motor?
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Unread 04-04-2011, 11:37 PM   #8
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Well it sounds like either it was at one time a 36 Volt cart or someone swapped the motor out for more speed.
That is what a lot of people do with their 36 Volt systems , upgrade everything but the motor and the added voltage causes the 36 Volt motor to turn into 1 Bad dude !
It won't last as long but will probably last for several years
U have a keeper there , now decide what to do with the PQ .
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Unread 04-04-2011, 11:41 PM   #9
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The speed was there but the torque sucked with that motor. The cart is a 48V cart per the serial #. Dang, this stuff always happens to me.

How can I keep the torque and gain speed now? Controller? I dont know much about this stuff.....just budget building for fun!
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well controller would do it , I also know PQ makes a 2 speed motor, the lower setting is for torque (I think).
Call Robbie at PQ explained what U have found out and see what they recommend !!
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