Also been riding tb 6374 motors with good results, but I did had the old version. Currently running 6374 Alien hev motors, both had issues with shaft coming lose from the can. Strange noises and what not. Interested in Tb 6380 motors.
I don’t like to define one motor as better than another, or at least the best. Ina single batch of motors you will always have some with issues, plus there are environmental issues and usage issues, uninstall & reinstall, etc.
I will say this. I have 2 sets (x4 total) TB (@torqueboards) 190kv 6374s that have thousands of miles on them and have had zero issues. In fact I had another set that were somewhere around 6k that were so beat up they looked like the surface of the moon. I took them apart to sand and paint the cans and give them a general cleaning. When reassembling, and I still don’t know what I did wrong, I managed to trash bearings in both of them. They are currently waiting for me to tear them down again and see whats wrong.
I have a set of Maytech 200kv 6369s (@Psychotiller) and 2 sets of Maytech 190kv 6374s (1 set from @hyperion1 and 1 set from @Sender, thanks brudda’s) and they are by far the smoothest motors I’ve owned. They are precision built and I have yet to tear one up.
Lastly, I have a set of Ollin 5065 200kv motors that I have used as test motors off an on for a couple of years, but fell into the 6374 trap and thought they were big enough. I put them on my TopSpeed, all I can say is I am impressed. They are fast, dont get noticeably hot, are very quiet in FOC mode. I wish I could buy more of them.
When it comes to products, I have no real loyalty… if it’s good I will give it a try. Currently tb motors are probably my favorite. My 6355 give me all the speed I need and after dexter hooking me up with a new magnet, my tb 6374 take um much less room then those beefy sk3’s. I usually run unsensored so they work great on sigle drive builds. Getting sk3s on 218 can be a fucking headache!!! Iso have a pair of bkb that I have yet to toucn! Excited about those…
I use TB 6355 motors (old generation). The can on one got loose and off-centered, had to buy a new one after the grub screw got stuck. The new one holds together very nicely, and has less holes for pebbles to fly into. Can recommend. (new generation)
Got a Maytech sealed 6374 for my brother, and it feels very premium. It’s definitely wider (probably a thicker can), and seems to be very sturdy. (Haven’t tested it much though, time will tell.) What I will say is that the noise it makes is more high pitched and quieter than my TorqueBoards motors. It somehow sounds more futuristic, and I like that
Racerstars can be bought from their website or on AliExpress or Alibaba.
I have owned and used scorpion motors(great but not sensord),Alien 6374 and 6384 motors, torque board and enertion motors, and racerstar 5065. The best motor for a normal esk8 in my opinion is the racerstar. For MTB it would be the alien 6384 if you can max your esc out. Any motor that is built well and with sensors with a kv between 140-200 will serve you well