I created a purely mechanical Turbo Levo speed limit increase

jd_3d

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Hey @VeloMikey. Wow, 3,500 miles, that's some serious mileage! Currently I only have the sun gear as part of a set with the cover plate and its available here:
(note: If you only need the sun gear, you can choose white color to drop the price by $8, since you won't see the inner sun gear anyway).

Let me know if that works for you.

My Sun gear has worn out after 3500 miles! I have been using the Aluminum Planetary gear. It has gotten extremely noisy and the power cuts out. The bike is back to normal with it removed. Can I purchase a new Sun Gear V2.0? Thanks
 

Rosemount

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Hi @jd_3d

I have a buddy with a 2017 Levo .
He has bought the LSS through shape ways . He is having problems with intermittent power when he uses the LSS .

Is the LSS compatible with the 2017 Levo ? What spec does the magnet need to be ?
 

Rosemount

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Neodymium magnet. If it’s not that one then it won’t work properly...

He has a neodymium magnet as far as I know . Do they have a strength rating ?
I am wondering if his magnet is not strong enough , or the speed sensor on his 2017 Levo is further away from the magnet than later models ?
 

jd_3d

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He has a neodymium magnet as far as I know . Do they have a strength rating ?
I am wondering if his magnet is not strong enough , or the speed sensor on his 2017 Levo is further away from the magnet than later models ?

Hi @Rosemount, yes its important a high quality neodymium magnet is used (N42 strength or higher). Some cheap magnets on Amazon are often marked as Neodymium but actually aren't, or are of low strength. However, for the 2017 and 2018 Levo's, they have a different magnet / sensor location that is further away from the hub. I made special versions of the LSS for those models so the planet gear lines up with the sensor. Do you know if your friend bought the correct version of the LSS?

These would be the ones specifically for the 2017/2018s:
 

Rosemount

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Thanks for the quick response JD .

Sent him the info re 2017 / 2018 model from the shape ways site .
I suspect he has 2019 type after seeing pic of his magnet / rotor with the LSS he bought sitting on top and the magnet is not lining up with the . LSS he has .
 

Vitamindimo

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@[B]jd_3d[/B], I have a 2020 Levo Expert that had the firmware updated recently. I purchased a BadAssBox that unfortunately didn't work, and the BAB folks thought it was because the new firmware could now sense the hack and cut power to the motor. I'm liking the idea of the LSSDT, have you heard of any issues with the new Levo firmware?
 

Bigtuna00

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The main issue with any solution the reduces the magnet rotation is the effect on walk mode. It can basically make walk mode useless depending on the reduction. The bike doesn't sense the magnet often enough, so it either kills the power to throws an error code.

The Badass Box and Planet3 decrease the rotation by more than the LSS (using different methods of course), so the effect on walk mode is worse. I ran the Planet3 with 2 magnets in order to achieve the same reduction as the LSS (150%).

(I switched to the Planet3 after switching to Centerlock hubs; used the LSS for 1000 miles without issue, great product)
 

teutonic

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Hi @Dr_BoB_rD, I'm still trying to make sense of all the new 2021 Levo models. It seems some of them now come with Shimano centerlock hubs/brakes (i.e., the Levo comp is listed as having centerlock hubs) which wouldn't be compatible with the LSS. However, on some of the other models they still like SRAM components like the 2020 models.

Which version of the 2021 Levo do you have and can you confirm the hubs and rear rotor you have? That could help me to determine if one of the LSS versions would fit.

Hi jd_3d,

I have a 2021 Turbo Levo Comp. Any chance that any of the LSS versions might fit?
The hub is a Shimano FH-MT510-B and the rear disc brake is a Shimano BR-M7120.
See pictures attached.

Thanks for your help. I really like the design and idea behind the LSS. Hope I can make it work.

2021-levo-comp-hub.jpg


2021-levo-comp-brake.jpg
 

jd_3d

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Hi @teutonic,

Does your rear rotor use centerlock? If so that is the main difficulty in getting the LSS to fit. The space that's normally reserved for the LSS is taken up by the centerlock nut. If you were able to switch to 6-bolt rotors I bet we could get the LSS to fit. You can PM me if you are interested in trying this approach.

-JD

Hi jd_3d,

I have a 2021 Turbo Levo Comp. Any chance that any of the LSS versions might fit?
The hub is a Shimano FH-MT510-B and the rear disc brake is a Shimano BR-M7120.
See pictures attached.

Thanks for your help. I really like the design and idea behind the LSS. Hope I can make it work.
 

teutonic

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Hi @teutonic,

Does your rear rotor use centerlock? If so that is the main difficulty in getting the LSS to fit. The space that's normally reserved for the LSS is taken up by the centerlock nut. If you were able to switch to 6-bolt rotors I bet we could get the LSS to fit. You can PM me if you are interested in trying this approach.

-JD
Yep, it's the stock center lock rotor. I don't really want to change the brake rotor at this point. I'll just go with the planet3 kit for now.
 

Bigtuna00

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Yep, it's the stock center lock rotor. I don't really want to change the brake rotor at this point. I'll just go with the planet3 kit for now.

Note you can run 2 magnets on the Planet3 to get the same 150% reduction as the LSS. Just make sure to ask Alex for a second magnet.
 

#lazy

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Oct 1, 2019
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Note you can run 2 magnets on the Planet3 to get the same 150% reduction as the LSS. Just make sure to ask Alex for a second magnet.
I’ve just received 2 magnets for my planet3 . After the ota update I was getting era code flashing speed censor issues so removed the device with 1 magnet and put it back to standard . A week later the motor died ( of boredom ) , it was probably on it’s way out anyway as had lasted 14months . Alex at plnt3 said a few customers had speed censor issues but had gone away after switching on/off but mine didn’t so will try the 2magnet option and see !
 

TrackRat

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Well I finally opened up my box from Shapeways. Having read the full body of this thread I also just realized that the stock rotor is required. Well that sucks given my 220mm Magura setup. Anyone have a more universal solution?
 

Bigtuna00

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Well I finally opened up my box from Shapeways. Having read the full body of this thread I also just realized that the stock rotor is required. Well that sucks given my 220mm Magura setup. Anyone have a more universal solution?
There are several different rotor clips on Shapeways, including a universal one.
 

#lazy

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Forgot to update ;
I was having issues with motor and censors then it went pop , new motor I put in 2 magnets so had one and a half x speed limit = 24mph which is just perfect for me and I hope won’t stress the new motor ! One other good point is the walk mode is a tad faster too !
 

Nasty Nick

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I've got one of these that I took off a bike I sold. If anybody's interested I'll sell it to you for $50. I paid $105 Plus the magnet from shapeways. It's the LSS DT Version 2.0 - Planetary Gear Set in Black Natural Versatile Plastic.
 

Nasty Nick

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By the way I used it on a base model decoy. It worked perfectly and was a total joy to use. I also always use the graphite powder, so hopefully there's low /no wear and tear.
 

VeloMikey

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I have over 7000 miles and two years on mine. I wore out a couple of the plastic planetary gears (gear with magnet) and switched to the aluminum gear which wore the sun gear (attached to the axle). The ring gear (big gear attached to the rotor) and cover are bullet proof and never show signs of wear.
 

moorning

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Salve, vorrei stampare con la mia stampante 3d il rotore di sblocco velocità della mia turbo levo FSR e HT special del 2018, potreste per favore consegnare il file STL per la stampa e consigliarmi quali materiali utilizzare? il pla con il carbonio va bene? Grazie
 

die

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Maybe updating the United States firmware above the european can bring you faster due to the different speed limit from 25 Kmh to 20 Mph
 

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