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    Vilenion Motor Question

    My stock motor spins freely with almost no resistance if I twist the pinion. Is this normal? All of my other brushless motors click when the magnets engage when I turn the pinion. Is my motor shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novarider View Post
    Is my motor shot?
    Brushless motors vary greatly in terms of how "notchy" they feel when you turn them. Some shafts move without much resistance at all. If your Pede is running fine, I wouldn't worry about it!
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    It coggs terribly at low throttle. It takes almost half throttle to get it to move. That's why I was wondering if it's bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novarider View Post
    It coggs terribly at low throttle. It takes almost half throttle to get it to move. That's why I was wondering if it's bad.
    Ouch, now that might be a motor problem! See what the other guys say about this...
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    That does not sound good you should take it out and put it apart and give it a once over and see if the magnets are damaged or if the bearings are shot and then report back to us dude...peace
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    I took it apart and the magnet was not damaged and the bearings are good to. Some of the copper wire looked like it had been moved or something. It wasn't straight it was crooked.
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    Did you give it a god clean with motor spray and lube the bearings it all helps ...peace....ps make sure there is no binding the the drivetrain as well man...peace
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    2 pole motors (like the Velineons) feel less notchy than most 4 pole motors. What could have happened is that you motor was overheated which can cause the magnet to lose power. Another cause of cogging can be the lack of power of the battery.
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    I was going to post the exact info as Peter....+1^^^

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    I had the same cogging issue which is very common with thesd velineon motors and mine was only two months old with temps never exceesing 140. Sent it in to Traxxas with the esc and both were replaced. Suggest you talk to customer support and see what they can do for you

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