The guys at Wilderness EV (e-volks) say that the D&D electric motor can be repaired… might be $90… might be $200. This is significantly better than buying a whole new motor.
Although, I suspect that I will pay at least that much just to ship this heavy sominabish back to the factory. It’s got to be 100 lbs of dead weight in an awkward shape.
So… the next step is to take the motor back off the drive shaft. Uck… now I have to undo and then redo this stuff from back in November 2008? https://evguys.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/mounting-the-electric-motor/
I wonder if I should reconsider having a clutch when I have it all disassembled.
Anyway, I also asked the Wilderness guys for their input on the cause of my problem. I’ll report back if they give me any tips.