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05-23-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Doc_Wui

I learned to squeeze the brake levers lightly to...

I learned to squeeze the brake levers lightly to inhibit power for low speed maneuvers on any ebike. Originally, I would shut off the bike completely on my first one. Since this is a Walmart bike,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By Doc_Wui

For hydraulic brakes, both pads move, and all I...

For hydraulic brakes, both pads move, and all I do to align them is (a) loosen the two mounting screws (b) squeeze brake lever to center the mechanism on the rotor, and (c) retighten the screws....
05-13-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By Doc_Wui

There's a few ebay sellers that carry bags...

There's a few ebay sellers that carry bags suitable for some long batteries. Careful crosscheck of your dimensions, as well as examination of how they mount is necessary. I bought one off this guy....
05-06-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 955
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you have the caliper mounts, it's easy....

If you have the caliper mounts, it's easy. Otherwise, it's an awful job unless you like to tinker in the garage. They sell adapter plates, but they're not one size fits all, and each has to be fitted...
04-30-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ooops. That link has an older copy of the LCD3...

Ooops. That link has an older copy of the LCD3 manual. Here's the one I use.
04-30-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 955
Posted By Doc_Wui

Drop a 500W ebikeline geared motor kit into the...

Drop a 500W ebikeline geared motor kit into the rear wheel on both bikes. They're about $350 on amazon. Add a downtube battery. You don't really need to worry about torque arms, but he used to...
04-30-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ahhh, you have the KT LCD3? I have them on our...

Ahhh, you have the KT LCD3? I have them on our ebikes. To knock the power down, look at the C5 parameter,
C5=10 100% current
C5= 03 50% current
C5 =05 75% current
and the intervening values of C5...
04-25-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By Doc_Wui

Installed an Ebikeling 500W rear geared motor kit...

Installed an Ebikeling 500W rear geared motor kit in 2015. $200 plus a $280 battery. Here it is last month, still running great. Today, the kit is about $360 with a speedometer, but I could still get...
04-15-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,271
Posted By Doc_Wui

I've done the crank puller thing and forgot to...

I've done the crank puller thing and forgot to take out the inner bolt. Stripped out the inner threads.

But the dumbest long term mistake is when a tire sprung a leak and pulling it off revealed...
04-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Doc_Wui

I wouldn't call it greed. Switch, for example,...

I wouldn't call it greed. Switch, for example, has a PAS that can be installed without puling off the pedals, but I don't think it's wireless.

Really, no one wants to be pedaling and have the...
04-10-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Doc_Wui

Fiido D11 Folder Recall

Edit: It's been already reported elsewhere here, but buried in an existing thread, so I didn't see it. I hate it when a folder snaps in half. Makes me worry about mine.

It's also not the D11, but...
04-09-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Doc_Wui

WIreless means a battery. My non-ebike uses a...

WIreless means a battery. My non-ebike uses a wired speedometer. One less battery ti change, and no problems with losing the signal.

I've come to really dislike working on PAS sensors. There's no...
04-07-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Doc_Wui

The BBS02 is the same wiring, Check that 5 pin...

The BBS02 is the same wiring, Check that 5 pin connector off the display too. These connectors are good, but can be hard to seat fully.


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03-28-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By Doc_Wui

If this were a US major, CPSC would force a...

If this were a US major, CPSC would force a recall. Trek recalled a whole years worth of bikes because a loose front skewer lever could get caught up in the disk rotor. LOL. If they weren't forced to...
03-28-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Doc_Wui

You didn't answer my question, but a three year...

You didn't answer my question, but a three year old battery, rarely used, is going to be toast. If you kept it 100% charged, it killed itself. If you didn't charge and use it on a regular basis, the...
03-27-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By Doc_Wui

Shrader-Presta adapter. Oh heck. Carry a...

Shrader-Presta adapter.

Oh heck. Carry a spare bike.
03-27-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Doc_Wui

Is the battery 3 years old or it it new? It's not...

Is the battery 3 years old or it it new? It's not a 36V battery being run in a 48V bike is it?
03-26-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Doc_Wui

I noticed the Sunseeker has a 20" rear wheel? One...

I noticed the Sunseeker has a 20" rear wheel? One critera for a 20' hubmotor is its winding speed. When mounted in a smaller wheel, you need a higher RPM motor because the smaller wheel turns...
03-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Doc_Wui

By the way, it was pointed out that the Leeds...

By the way, it was pointed out that the Leeds Bafang motor may not have Hall sensors, so one would have to look at both sides of the motor connector to see how many pins it uses, before going in on...
03-19-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Doc_Wui

I'd just buy this controller, a throttle with...

I'd just buy this controller, a throttle with power switch, and a pair of brake levers with switches for safety. The connectors are clearly labelled. The OP would not use all of them.
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03-18-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By Doc_Wui

Yikes. Two bikes? Recall them all.

Yikes. Two bikes? Recall them all.
03-18-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Doc_Wui

Leeds has a 24V "250" kit, which is a simple two...

Leeds has a 24V "250" kit, which is a simple two wire push-button throttle, while their 36V "350" kit has a display and three wire throttle. There could be some possible hacking to make a throttle...
03-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,689
Posted By Doc_Wui

I'm back to see what's happened. The OP lives in...

I'm back to see what's happened. The OP lives in the UK where they cannot sell a commercial bike with a motor larger than 250W, but he is going with a big DD rear motor with plans to ride along with...
03-07-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Doc_Wui

I rode my fat tire bike once in the winter,...

I rode my fat tire bike once in the winter, rumbling thru the slush and crushing small snow boulders. I got home soaking wet and left the bike like that til Spring. A little surface rust on some...
02-26-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,689
Posted By Doc_Wui

I am in the USA and they don't list the shipping...

I am in the USA and they don't list the shipping charges, so I cannot =judge whether its price is competitive. However, KT controllers and the LCD3 are solid products. I have maybe a half dozen DIY...
02-26-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Doc_Wui

They better include a V.I,N, so it can be...

They better include a V.I,N, so it can be licensed as a moped in states which won't recognize it as an electric assist bicycle, I am sure the bike maker will make sad faces, but it's better for their...
02-26-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Doc_Wui

Well, you got your picture to stay. What display...

Well, you got your picture to stay. What display did you buy with it?
02-24-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,287
Posted By Doc_Wui

As a bike club that does organized events on...

As a bike club that does organized events on roads, I'm sure you guys have officers, liability insurances, bylaws and safety rules/. Well, if you don't have that stuff, I'm sorry but I thimk you...
02-23-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Doc_Wui

Still looks like a regen enable, but it don't...

Still looks like a regen enable, but it don't matter. Make sure you power up with the Learn connectors connetcted. The motor will spin. Then you disconnect them and power down. The controller will...
02-23-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Doc_Wui

Ebike Tax credits were part of a bill that did...

Ebike Tax credits were part of a bill that did not get sufficient Senate votes to pass. .That's not tax advice. It's a fact.
02-19-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Doc_Wui

Looks like a connector to invoke regen braking on...

Looks like a connector to invoke regen braking on this model. Just make 8 more posts about ebikes. Then you can post a link.
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01-24-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Doc_Wui

You forgot front motor.

You forgot front motor.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Doc_Wui

Huh. Threw out two DNP Epoch 11-28's last year...

Huh. Threw out two DNP Epoch 11-28's last year because the pawls quit holding after 3000 miles. Maybe I shoulda pullled them apart. Next time.






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01-13-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Doc_Wui

Cause of rust is using cheap chrome plated steel...

Cause of rust is using cheap chrome plated steel fasteners, plated steel handlebars. etc. These will rust overnight after a ride thru salt spray.

A nice bike has alloy seat posts, handlebars,...
01-12-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Doc_Wui

One has to avoid the scams, There are chinese...

One has to avoid the scams, There are chinese cells that aren't fake.THis one is actually sold on aliexpress, and it is funny to read reviews. One buyer said that he knew 30,000mah is impossible for...
01-05-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,959
Posted By Doc_Wui

Yes, I knew it was 6 years old. In 2015, I bought...

Yes, I knew it was 6 years old. In 2015, I bought a good enough ebike for $1300 USD, and I also built one for under $500, both bikes continue to be ridden on bike paths and streets.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By Doc_Wui

That's a threaded stem. Just open the hinge, find...

That's a threaded stem. Just open the hinge, find the center screw and loosen the quill. If you bought the right diameter, it should be an easy replacement.

Hopefully, it's sturdy and not a...
01-04-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Doc_Wui

Electric or not, I can feel the weight of a steel...

Electric or not, I can feel the weight of a steel rim or a heavy 4" wide tire, when riding. They're harder to pedal, and need more electrical power to help out.
01-02-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,959
Posted By Doc_Wui

People can buy ebikes for under $600 USD these...

People can buy ebikes for under $600 USD these days. If one has a good knowledge of bicycles, these could be a serviceable basic ebike.
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01-02-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Doc_Wui

Turning on my Cree LED light would hammer the...

Turning on my Cree LED light would hammer the wireless in my $10 bike speedometer, So I went to a $8 wired speedometer to solve that issue.
12-28-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Doc_Wui

I didn't think alloy wheels were that much...

I didn't think alloy wheels were that much heavier than spoked wheels but if more inertia is a feature, get them out of here. That's the last thing I want in my bike wheels.
12-25-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,186
Posted By Doc_Wui

I own fat tire bikes, but never ride on beaches...

I own fat tire bikes, but never ride on beaches or in snow so they're not used much. I prefer narrow tire ebikes A light wheel is easier to accelerate and makes for a better pedalling ebike,
12-23-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Doc_Wui

A nicely written article and the best quote...

A nicely written article and the best quote ..."Ebike motor ratings are mostly nonsense".

You guys here jelped me build my first ebike in 2015, Talked me into starting with a steel frame bike for...
12-20-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Doc_Wui

Depends on the BMS. I've got one battery, out of...

Depends on the BMS. I've got one battery, out of six or seven where there's no voltage on the charging port, It senses when a charger is attached but ignores a voltmeter. It's a rack battery with a...
12-20-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Doc_Wui

Maybe a second job, if your vehicle doesn't have...

Maybe a second job, if your vehicle doesn't have a Class II hitch. A Class 1 is rated for 200 lbs, tongue weight, but that's right at the end of the hitch. A rack is like 40 pounds, and your bike...
12-19-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Doc_Wui

Use a meter to verify. There's no need them to...

Use a meter to verify. There's no need them to refer to or remember what a drawing says.
12-15-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Doc_Wui

I have built a kit with a 750W mid drive Bafang...

I have built a kit with a 750W mid drive Bafang BBS02 ($450-500 today). My original battery was $550 in 2016. so my kit cost over $1000, but it lets this old man climb any hill that a strong biker on...
12-09-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Doc_Wui

Quite true, because they are 10 percent grades!. ...

Quite true, because they are 10 percent grades!.

When we were in Florida a few years ago, the big hills were the overpasses and the mountains were your causeway bridges.This is the Legacy Trail...
12-06-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Doc_Wui

Maybe take a look at 20": folders, like the...

Maybe take a look at 20": folders, like the Qualiports 20" folders.. I bought a 20" folder as a lark, meaning to convert it to electric. My wife commandeered it. I did a second one, and now we own...
12-06-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By Doc_Wui

I don't see that many ebikes in Illinois, given...

I don't see that many ebikes in Illinois, given my area has the second highest number of electric vehicles in our state, which means there's a lot of money. Having money doesn't mean you like biking,...
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