Bafang BBSHD mid-drive bicycle motor installation. It is skookum.

Bafang BBSHD mid-drive bicycle motor installation. It is skookum.

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✓ Soldering Irons:
› Louis’ Hakko station(no tweezers):
› Paul’s Hakko station(works with tweezers):
› Micro Soldering Pencil:
› Hot tweezers:
› Atten ST-862D hot air station:

› TS100 soldering iron:
› Recommended tips: TS-C4: TS-KU

✓ Preferred Soldering Tips
› Fine:
› Flat:
› GPU wicking:
› Micro soldering tip:

✓ Microscopes:
› Microscope:
› Barlow lens:
› LED light:
› CHEAP alternative microscope:

✓ Soldering/Repair Supplies:
› Solder:
› Desoldering braid: Goot Wick
› Flux:
› Solder paste:
› THICK insulated jumper wire:
› THIN insulated jumper wire:
› Kapton tape:
› Tweezers:
› Blades: X-Acto Knife Kit
› Freeze Spray:

✓ Diagnostic tools:
› USB amp meter:
› USB-C amp meter:
› On-Screen multimeter:
› Multimeter Probes:
› CHEAP multimeter:
› Bench PSU: CSI3005P
› ZXWtool:

✓ Ultrasonic Cleaning:
› CELLPHONES ONLY: Crest P230H-45:
› Branson EC cleaning fluid:

✓ Desk supplies:
› Desk:
› Chair:
› Fume Extractor:
› Work mat:
› Outlets:
› Gloves:
› Durable lightning cable:
› Fine tipped snippers:

✓ Screwdrivers:
› iPhone bottom screws:
› Macbook bottom screws:
› Torx T3:
› Torx T5
› Torx T6
› Torx T8
› Phillips #0:
› Phillips #000:

✓ Boardview software used:

› Work cam:
› Overhead cam:
› Work mic:
› Home mic:
› Microscope camera: – mine is DISCONTINUED, this is the closest one I can find.
› HDMI capture:

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Readers Comments (50)


  2. No Locktite? tsk tsk. Also heat shrink over the connectors, and a strip of electrical tape over the frame and the zip ties won’t budge plus it saves the paint

  3. First World Problems: uncut zip ties are this guy’s worst nightmare

  4. Nicklas Lindqvist March 13, 2021 @ 10:27 pm

    battery upside down and cable routing on the front of the motor…?! Wow…..

  5. Eric Swalwell has experience inserting his wang wang in the bafang fang

  6. Best part about that bike is that you can actually take it on a trail

  7. Zachary Masiewicz March 13, 2021 @ 10:29 pm

    Can you do that to my bike. This mod looks amazing!

  8. Whoisnt Whoisit March 13, 2021 @ 10:29 pm

    Could you not make just as sharp a tip on a ziptie by cutting it with a flush cutter?

  9. How did you keep your chain from hit the chainstay? Mine is rubbing on the same bike. Did you get a smaaler sprocket.? 🤔

  10. If you going to install mine firstly i would like my battery installed the right way not upside down

  11. Was watching for placement of motor bracket spacers/washers & speed sensor spacing calibration. Saw neither,

  12. lol i like this pivot

  13. Nail clippers for trimming zip ties.


  15. Dumitru-Gabriel Mailut March 13, 2021 @ 10:34 pm

    I like it how the bbshd settles on this bike.

  16. Ireneo Dechavez March 13, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

    How much Bafang BBSHD mid drive kit

  17. robert szklarzewicz March 13, 2021 @ 10:36 pm

    a 1 video helped me as my first bike build

  18. Mikael Peter Resting-Jeppesen March 13, 2021 @ 10:37 pm

    HEY! You’re not Louis Rossman! 😜

  19. "The Bafang is in"… that’s what she said.

  20. I would recommend a frame that allows the BBSHD to fit INSIDE the frame. Less worry of dragging on something, or if loosened up, cant drop down and hit anything. My pref anyways.

  21. Can anyone tell me if fitting one one these is a one way trip? will it damage the the threads in my bottom bracket?

  22. Zegalvis Torukh March 13, 2021 @ 10:42 pm

    This guide have a big problem:
    the passages in which the first floors were needed have not been properly taken care of and even when pausing it is really impossible to understand immediately what is mounting, how and where.

  23. Comic Book Theory March 13, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

    flush cutters

  24. mark weatherall March 13, 2021 @ 10:49 pm

    Hi just came accross your installation video thanks. What do you do with the front delairure/cable etc if it has one thanks?

  25. michael spencer March 13, 2021 @ 10:51 pm

    Electriduct Cable Tie Gun Zip Tie Cutting and Fastening Tool with Adjustable Tension for Nylon Cable Ties with Flush Cut
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  26. Robert Sawlewicz March 13, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

    About to throw this on a tandem bike

  27. Abdalrhman Alshame March 13, 2021 @ 10:52 pm


  28. Chainwheels are called sprockets

  29. An e-bicycle is just a scooter with bigger wheels, and a place to put your ass. Change my mind.

  30. Can you see it coming? The lower suspension bar was made for the original (smaller) crank gear now replaces by a larger gear. The chain could interference with that suspension bar?


  32. yay, 192,000 views Feb. 15, 2021

  33. I bought the same bike and the motor as well, I messed up the rear wheel , and they don’t have parts for the wheel

  34. Congratulations 1.5 million subs,,,wow

  35. You can’t do a proper install with a hand wrench. You need a socket and torque wrench.

  36. Geez, $1000 for the Befang kit through Amazon after it is all said and done. You can buy a used motorcycle or scooter for that kind of 💰 🤑 💸 💲

  37. Have you come across a bottom bracket the hole a bit larger diameter ( not length) than the Bafang motor shaft

  38. Nick Van Cleave March 13, 2021 @ 11:05 pm

    Did anyone see that the battery was upside down

  39. gaming with xxdocxx March 13, 2021 @ 11:05 pm

    Did he even give it enough slack to turn right?

  40. Bought one!!!
    These BBSHD’s are great.
    Now building one for my girlfriend!
    Thanks for all the bike ride videos, that what got me into Bafanging! lol

  41. pitifully obvious March 13, 2021 @ 11:14 pm

    I can see a lot of e-bike riders ending up in hospital with power assist bikes when travelling at more than 25 MPH. THEN our lazy legislators WILL ban E-BIKES or KEEP current ridiculous speed limits. Politicians are too lazy to introduce sensible laws for e-bikes. E-bikes need a speed limit of about 40 to 45 MPH so they are able to keep in the flow of normal motorised traffic flow. ESPECIALLY ON HILLS where an e-biker limited power to 15 MPH, is going to be reduced to 5 MPH up hills IS going to be in a POTENTIONALLY DANGEROUS situation given the impatient, inconsiderate average motorist. Motorist are too stupid, too lazy or too fat to use e-bikes for local journeys. Politicians and most car drivers are too stupid to realise that the e-bikes WILL solve traffic congestion AND traffic pollution. THEY HATE CYLISTS ! EVEN THOUGH RIDING A BIKE IS UNCLUTERING THE ROADS AND PARKING SPACES.

    Imagine our cities where 90% of us are commuting across town by e-bike or e-biking to and from the train station. Trains can be easily adapted as necessary. Pollution levels and the gorgeous whether would return to the levels we all enjoyed during the Coronavirus lock down. Pitifully Obvious – unless your are a dumb politician. E-BIKE REGULATIONS NEED TO BE UPDATED. SCREEM, SHOUT and E-MAILS TO JOURNALIST – POLITICIANS AND MOTORIST. ( ie your mum and dad ) TOXINS from ever increasing motor vehicle use are poisoning us and our children. All of us are wasting thousands hours of valuable time in unproductive traffic congestion. The e-bike – tandem e-bikes – e bike trailers for the kids and shopping is our likely salvation !

    E-bikes need regulations if they are to become the most popular form of commuter vehicle. Unfortunately Registration plates insurance and construction regulations for safety, similar to mop-heads will have to be adapted. Hub motors are too unstable at speeds above 30 MPH – Mid drive compulsory – compulsory. Speed limited by law to 45 MPH but with enough power to maintain that speed up most hills. Motorway lanes adapted progressivelyEmergency vehicle strick 70 MPH.

    In Life the sensible are handicapped by the imbeciles. The most common accidents on motor bikes occurs when folks pull out in front of an approaching motor bike because the driver didn’t see the motor bike which of course is bigger than an e-bike. I would strongly suggest fitting a LED head light which can be set higher in daylight preferably with a yellow cover to help the drivers see you approaching the junction. Bear in mind older drivers have poorer eyesight and much slower reactions. It’s not much help being in the right if your dead. At night remove the coloured lens cover and lower the beam. We all need to scream at our idiot leaders in all countries to adjust legislation to make e-bikes more popular. The Laws in the UK are ridiculous. Most reasonably fit riders can easily exceed the 15 MPH limit without power assist but the same rider travelling above 15 MPH on a e-bike fitted with power assist EVEN if the power assist is not being engaged WILL BE BREAKING THE LAW. Failing to registrar the bike as a motor vehicle – no registration plate – no insurance – no motor vehicle lighting regulations – not wearing a full motor bike helmet etc………………. Please copy and paste everywhere !

  42. 40:29 life hack. You take pliers, clamp down with the flat part against the part where zip tie comes out and twist. You’ll get better results than those flush cutters.

  43. upside down battery is weird but, ok…

  44. Why not drill extra screw fittings in the down tube so that the battery is up the right way?

  45. Talks like a mechanic. Doesn’t know what a crank is called. Or what a mandrell is. Or a sprocket. Or an allen key.

  46. Very strange that you thought the battery went in that way..

  47. I think you put that battery up side down

  48. Nick Van Cleave March 13, 2021 @ 11:18 pm

    Ask Linus if it was ok to put his graphics card in a toaster oven

  49. Sorry man you tube won’t let me like the video

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