Hub motor wows

Etriker

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Jan 12, 2009
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Lakewood Ohio
Does anyone know where to get one of those Wilderness hub motors worked on. I bought one some time back and it started binding up on me, couldn’t get out of it’s own way, and ate up the batteries trying to run. I tried talking to the people at Wilderness Energy, but they don’t repair the motors they just sell them, they have no idea who to go to for repair. I went to friction drive, but in anything other than dry pavement friction is not very efficient.
Any help in this situation would be appreciated.

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Weedylot

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Jun 12, 2008
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Tucson Arizona
Some of the hub motors I've encountered were imported by Sun Motors based in Los Angeles.
Spooky's site had some links, I thought, to some of the diagnostics for hub motors.
I might be mistaken about that though, it's possible to find in the interwebz, I've found it before by accident. Maybe, start with Sun Motors, that might be where I found the links.? :D
 

grouchyolfart

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May 31, 2008
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Wahiawa, Hawai'i
Maybe a local shop that specializes in repairing auto alternators and starters? I used to work for a parts shop that provided this service and used to watch the tech rebuild those things. Rewinding motors, changing out the bearings, etc. Just a though. ;)