I finally burned up my stock esc after 3 years. The BLX was a great esc on always ran cool with a 12 tooth pinion and delivered plenty of power! My 5s pack puffed when I pushed it passed it's limit in nickle mode. I fried my esc in the process. The BLX185 was a super solid system and I could not have asked any more from it. I should have been more careful and it would have lasted much longer! But now I want to try a different set up. I have the Hex6 8s version and want to pair it with the Hobby Star 4092 1730kv. I know there are people running this combo and they seem to love it and I trust their opinion. The esc is rated for KV<1500. The Max6 also sold as a combo with a 1650KV motor. The KV rating is for 5892 size motor. Would the KV rating on the esc be higher for a smaller can such as the 4092? What I'm asking is...will I kill this esc if I run it with a 17t pinion? If the answer is yes then I will use a different configuration.