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Unread 03-31-2016, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Motor suggestions

Been going through troubleshooting on another thread and motor seemed to checkout okay regard continuity testing...

However, if I wanted to replace the motor since I am working on the cart anyway... Can I get suggestions on what I should look for?

My cart currently is:
36 Volt EZGO DCS
Stock motor
Stock Tires
No lift
DCX 400 with 2 gauge cables and upgraded selinoid.
Flip rear seat
Have new set of batteries

Cart is a neighborhood cart driven almost always on level concrete streets
No real interest in lifting the cart
Maybe would like to put low profile tires/wheels with Max size without lifting it.

Currently getting 20-23 mph and would like that much...no more is necessary. Definitely would like to stay into the low 20's mph
Seams like the torque on the stock motor is plenty

Last but not least, keep new motor on budget as possible. Wife is going to kill me if she knew anything about me thinking about new motor.

I know there is plum quick and D&D...but can anyone suggest actual motor.

Also, what about a new OEM stock motor... Is that not recommended??.Probably something better?


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Unread 04-01-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Send your motor to Plumquick for a bandit work over. It's the most economical motor upgrade. Plus if your already comfortable with your speed and torque, it wouldn't make since to pay 600 to get more of something you don't want. If you do decide on a new motor, go with D&D.
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Unread 04-01-2016, 05:12 PM   #3
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Plum Quick, EMP and all the others will clean and refurbish your motor for you. That way, you aren't getting a new motor, ($600 to $750), you are getting your, "cleaned and refurbished". Most ladies understand the need for a bit of refurbishment now and again.
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What do these guys do when they refurbish a motor? Reading the PQ site they advertise a 25% increase in torque and speed. I was talking to a local electric motor repair shop and he was saying that the only way to get any more out of a motor is to increase the amount of iron and copper in the motor. He had a hard time figuring what could be done for the small amount charged in the Bandit(? $225) motor which likely includes new brushes.
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Not sure what they can do either without replacing major components of your motor.
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Unread 04-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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When I talked to PQ, they said you have to send a "good working" motor. If the motor works...not sure what good means. I would hate to pay shipping only to find out the motor ain't so good.

They seem to have a lot of followers and people that are happy.

To me it sounds like you have to be good at evaluating the status of your motor...maybe I just don't understand.

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Unread 04-01-2016, 11:11 PM   #7
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I had a bandit motor.I loved it. You can see the remains of it in my avatar. It wasn't their fault I over revved it. It was noticeable, whatever they do to it.
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When I talked to PQ, they said you have to send a "good working" motor. If the motor works...not sure what good means. I would hate to pay shipping only to find out the motor ain't so good.

They seem to have a lot of followers and people that are happy.

To me it sounds like you have to be good at evaluating the status of your motor...maybe I just don't understand.

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Good at evaluating what? Electric motors pretty much have only two states with one being working ie rebuild-able and the other not working to which it may or may not be anything but scrap value. A Bandit motor likely consists of baked and dipped windings, new bearings, a handle welding into the motor housing, new brushes and a new speed magnet... They may have some other special magic they do to it but it boils down to sending in a working motor....
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What are baked and dipped windings?
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What are baked and dipped windings?
That's where the motor is taken apart and the windings which stay in the housing are after testing placed in an oven to dry out any moisture and then dipped in a bath of insulating varnish. Very common in the electrical motor rebuilding industry.
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