Added a Hussefelt 0° stem and Hussefelt 700mm Handlebar combo. Carbon Fibre seat post and kept the original seat. Added Side mounted Kickstand. There is a ton of weight to be lost in dropping the original seat post and seat clamp.This is a start. More to follow.
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1500w is mine, about 38mph...3000w is a bit crazy at 50mph...I mean... Why? Lol. I got everything broke down right now.. waiting for stuff to arrive from across the pond. I figure I'm ready to ride by Halloween. I really do have a nice build planned... It's gonna be a real looker. No doubt I will post pics. The seat post is doing fine with 20 pounds so far.Hey, I think there's also a ton of weight in these steel-framed Mongeese that we will never get rid of, LOL.
Will the carbon post support the rack load with any weight in the bag?
How many watts does your rig put out?
I loved the super-wide 27.5" rims on the Mongoose Hondo model, but since they just fit onto my newer, lighter WalMart Huffy TR-745, I have since made the aluminum Huffy my main off-road bike and don't miss the Mongoose Hondo's long chainstays and flexy fork at all.
Even with WTB 2.3" tires, it's almost a plus bike with these 57mm wide rims, so I run just 22psi even over the rock gardens.
This Huffy came with better shifters, but the bottom bracket was fast-wearing crap just like on the Hondo, replaced with Shimano UN-55 model in a 118mm length.
I'm in the process of the build. I had to build my own rims. I am also building the front rim with black spokes. It's getting BOA-G tires all around. New disc brakes. Upgrade to the brake levers that came in the kit. Red cable covers. And I did a lot of little things to customize it. The stem and handlebars are Truvativ. Seat post is carbon fibre. I removed all stickers. The front logo is getting replaced with a mint condition red mongoose badge from 1986. I'm putting custom reflective tape down and overlaying that with retro mongoose stickers. I will then add a red reflective pin strip to sort of match the dolomite designs... But it will pop in light at night. I have a 12v camping battery that will illuminate a blue nighttime running light and also runs two computer fans mounted to Plexiglas in the RakPak blowing over the top of the controller and battery. This keeps the battery and controller cool in the summer. Also makes the RakPak still functional as a trunk.Yeah, one thing about Mongoose is that they do make a good-looking bike!
Where is the motor in your rig? The hubs look normal, so it's in the main bag with the batteries?
Past a certain speed, you'll want to add an oil-damped suspension fork for safety, speeds that are likely illegal worse than the high-wattage motor may be.
And not to mention a huge brake upgrade...
Also btw, the Terrex and the Hondo are the same bike, ...except the Terrex has an 8" front brake rotor and chromed fork stanchions.