When it comes to linking your motor and ESC it's a fairly simple process but there are a few things to think about while installing your motor and ESC.
One thing that many over look is the sensor wire and why some motors have a 5 pin connection while others have 6 pins. The main difference is the lack of the temperature wire in the 5 pin arrangement. Some ESCs don't require a temperature cable to operate properly so a 5 pin cable makes sense. The only problem with that is that the connectors from your 6 pin motor and your 5 pin ESC don't fit together.
No need to stress though!
The great news is that you have a couple of options.
Option 1: Ignore it
Yes, you read that correctly. You do not have to use the sensor cables if you don't want to. They are completely optional and not necessary to run your build. Many customers email us in a panic thinking that the Kit Builder lead them astray by offering them incompatible parts. The sensor cable, although nice to have match, is not what dictates the compatibility rating.
Option 2: Adapt It
If you do decide that you want to use the sensor wires you are still able to do so. It just takes a bit of extra effort to get it to work.
We are working on an adapter now that will be available to purchase soon. But until then, here's how you can make your own.
Below you'll find a diagram labeling each wire in both 5 and 6 pin sensor cables. To create your own adapter, you'll just need to reroute each cable to the correct slot on a spare JST Connector of the proper pin count. You are pretty much creating an extension cable but making sure you leave a gap where the Temp wire should be. With a bit of solder and a few minutes, you can get your own adapter made quite easily.