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  3. George-X

    Plastic clip broken

    Hi Reddy! Thank you very much for fast reply. I just thought I’m not the only one with this problem. So I will tune my ears to this plastic brackets, for all of them are getting older and others may break too. At the moment I check the idea to use the bracket of a bicycle bell I just bought from eBay which fits the handlebar. The „only“ thing I’ll have to solve is how to fix the controller on this platform (instead of the bell body). But now I have to wait till the bell is here. The easiest thing would be using epoxy. But I don’t know if epoxy will stick to both plastics ... we will see. George
  4. Reddy Kilowatt

    Tires, Tubes and more

    No, but I’d recommend TruckerCo Tire Sealant. I’ve used Slime in the past but have switched to TruckerCo and I’ve found it’s far superior, in my Fat Tire Vee Rubber Mission Command II’s and have not flatted since switching a year ago. Matter of fact, I switched when I installed my last rear and have just received another rear Mission Command to replace that flat free rear tire because I’ll replace it before wearing it completely out...be switching rear tires soon. https://www.amazon.com/TruckerCo-Performance-Cream-Tubeless-Sealant/dp/B01MZIL6KS Reddy
  5. PhilScho

    Fold X battery not charging ??

    Has anyone ever opened up the Fold X Battery to replace a blown fuse? My Fold X battery won't take a charge and a guy (Sean A.) from Sondors Support said that 9 times out of 10 it's because at the fuse in inside the battery case had blown. I have waiting for a week to get a shipping label sent the Sean A. had told me was coming, so I think I might try to address this fix myself. If anyone has done this repair I would really love to gets some advice and pointers. Thanks Phil
  6. dangerD

    Tires, Tubes and more

    hI there Noobie here. I just got my X. I am trying to find info on the tubes... Do they have slime in them? Im headed to the desert and need it for sure
  7. Reddy Kilowatt

    Plastic clip broken

    George-X, Guten Tag, that happened to my throttle (similar mount) and I used some thin double sided foam tape to affix it to the handlebar and bridge the gap. The crappy plastic bracket, that holds the LCD to my bar also broke but it was pretty easy to fabricate a new bracket out of a strip of sheet metal and it’s held in place by handlebar accessory mounts on either side. Reddy
  8. George-X

    George-X

  9. Hi everyone out there. I’m Sondors X owner from Germany. Great bike, great rides ... BUT: Today I’ve seen that the plastic clip which fixes the small control unit for the LCD screen (the one with the ON-OFF, UP and DOWN button) is broken (without any action). It doesn’t look like there’s an easy fix for the problem. As far as I can see the cable into the control unit can’t be dismantled and it looks like that it can’t be dismantled from the LCD screen, too ... If this is true these tiny plastic clip causes a bigger problem, for replacement . For I’m (a little bit) a handy person I’ve two or three ideas how to tackle the problem. But I don’t want a provisional arrangement (à la quick and dirty). Therefore I’m asking if anyone here had solved the same problem or if anyone has an idea. Thanks a lot for support. George BTW: I’ll add a picture to show the problem.
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  11. I am unable to turn the battery key that came with my Sondor's. See the linked video. Would welcome advice on what might be wrong and/or how to remedy the situation. https://photos.app.goo.gl/skTzajQQiRNPdMDj8
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  13. The frame is the same, but the motor housing is different. You can change your single speed into a 3 speed without doing anything to the motor.
  14. Ravi, you can’t pull the Freewheel off the motor case without stripping the threads on the case. You’ll have to impact the outer center lock ring, with a punch, on the freewheel to empty the balls and pawls, then use a wrench to unscrew the freewheel. Reddy
  15. Reddy Kilowatt

    Early 18 and late 18 original fat difference.

    Mel, the 7 speed cassette Sondors X model comes with a different, slightly wider motor. The conversion, requires that a different motor and associated shifter hardware, while spreading the rear triangle a mere 5mm. Both models of the 2018 Fat were avalable at the same time, not early or late 18. The 7 speed motor has a longer threaded and 5mm wider case to accommodate the larger Freewheel or Cassette, depending on motor model. Avalable from Aliexpress : https://eunorauebike.aliexpress.com/store/group/BAFANG/904105_257734884.html?spm=a2g1y.12024536.pcShopHead_6161773.1_3_1 i just purchased a new 750watt motor there for a new project for $173. Or, when in stock, you can buy the 750watt motor Domestic from : https://velomobileshop.com/collections/sondors-ebike-power-upgrades/products/bafang-fat-bike-hub-motor?variant=12249194725399 “175mm Dropout Hub Motor. Although slightly wider than the stock single speed Sondors bikes, this will drop into the existing case. Upgrade your motor without swapping the wheel! 750 watt motors USE A LARGER MOTOR PLUG! Larger controller with the appropriate plug required. Threaded for single or multi-speed freewheel.“ Or: https://electrobikeworld.com/products/48v-750w-bafang-geared-rear-hub-motor If you want to see what the process entails, most of the process, less the 750WATT upgrade parts, higher output battery, aftermarket controller and LCD. (you’ll need a new 350Watt, or better, 500 Watt longer cassette/freewheel mount motor, since you’ve already upgraded to a 25amp controller, for the upgrade less the 750watt & required 35amp controller. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/880-upgrade-750w-bafang-with-7-speed-upgrade/ I suspect you’ve already reviewed the 3 speed thread. Most of the early posts in that thread are bogus, conjecture or just guessing so start your planning with Scott Kennedy’s post here and beyond. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/20-3-speed-conversion/?do=findComment&comment=899 Reddy
  16. I bought a original fat early this year with one gear, now I see that they come with 7 speeds. Does anyone know what changed to make this happen? Is the frame wider or what? I’ve been wanting to do a 3 speed conv. But would love the 7 speed.
  17. Hello! Thanks for help! I will try to fix this motor if its easily repairable. If not possible then go for new one. Today i got gear puller from my car mechanic friend. lets took out the stator and rotor apart and megger the winding. i will surly update about the next outcome. somehow i am not able to upload pics.. cheers have a grt weekend!
  18. Ravi, I haven’t rewound a motor since I was a kid rewinding slot car motors and when my Flap motor and Alternator on my aircraft need internal work, I took them to a qualified FAA approved service facility. Although I’m a certified A&P aircraft mechanic, I’m not certified to do those rebuild repairs on airplanes. I don’t have any resource for repair instructions and Bafang are so cheap, I wouldn’t hesitate to just order a replacement. I don’t think the 11/11 holiday pricing is still avalable but I only paid $173 US for a new 750watt Bafang. This article might help if you want to gain insight. http://www.electricbike.com/motor-tech-part-2/ Finding replacment parts might be problematic to source, if needed. Hope the bearings are serviceable. Removing the single speed freewheel will require its destruction and you’ll need to buy a replacment if you need to remove it. There is info on the form in the 3 speed conversion thread. i couldn’t view your pictures. Reddy I
  19. Hello, Good Morning! yesterday i open the motor cover and took out motor. I am very happy to see the Motor and find the culprit. Motor is in rusted condition and struck. controller sending the power to motor but motor do not want to turn because of that over heated and hall sensor wire is melted and disconnected. have a look to pic attached. i checked motor in hurry, found out winding resistance is OK. Today after go back home i will check motor in detail. Pls help me if you have any thing about testing motor etc.
  20. Saltydog

    Front suspension upgrade

    Hi Folks. Coincidentally I today just received my new suspension fork for my Fold X. After installing the X fork yesterday this was a little easier. I did have to go online to find a proper procedure. There are some different procedures with the folding handlebar assembly. Anyway I installed it. It appears very similar to the new 2018 Sondo's X upgrade except for the shorter dimensions- a quality product. I spayed the tubes with silicon lube and rode it later today. The fork started loosening up and improved the ride- not as much as I had hoped - probably because of the hard tail and my aftermarket, low rolling resistant, smooth tires that I am running . I swapped out the seat for a large, well sprung, model with a new jell cover, and gave it a test. Much more comfortable but well padded isn't the same as well suspended. I will install a Thudbuster sometime soon or maybe a seat post, shock. Anyway a nice improvement in comfort and control- with a proper rear suspension solution to follow. The fork came with a new longer brake cable that wasn't really required. Also there was a Velcro strap that is apparently provided to hold the folding bike folded when you store it or travel with it- a nice touch. Good stuff- worth the purchase Rgds Brian
  21. Reddy Kilowatt

    Sondors XS

    You're one of the lucky few who locked in the astounding SONDORS XS intro price of $1,699 - nice work! Now it's time finalize your SONDORS XS order and pay your remaining balance of $1,199. This amount is due by December 1, 2018. To complete your purchase please follow these steps: 1. Click "Add to Cart".2. Proceed to checkout.2. Apply your SONDORS XS $500 Deposit / Gift Card Code. 3. Pay the remaining balance.Your Gift Card Code can be found in the email with subject line "Your SONDORS Electric Bikes Gift Card is Ready!" which was sent to you on your order date. Simply click on the "View Your Gift Card" button and copy the code then paste it into the Gift Card Code box at checkout. SPECIAL SURPRISE: You can get it in January if you pay your remaining balance by midnight PST on November 18th. Woot Woot! Reddy
  22. Ronnie Reine

    Sondors XS

    Hi Guys and Gals Does anyone know if and when the statements for the second 100 XS comes out? December 1st is when they want the money in. If anyone knows please answer thanks. Ronnie...…….
  23. JCJ

    Front suspension upgrade

    I also received and installed my new air ride front suspension for my X and rode it this morning. It is a noticeably better quality shock. I'm glad Sondors decided to improve the quality of their front shocks and suggest they convert solely to this shock as opposed to the spring model. Thanks Sondors! I'm now patiently awaiting the delivery of my new XS bike...… 😀
  24. Reddy Kilowatt

    Fold X battery not charging ??

    Phil, since you didn’t mention the charging procedure you used, that’s the first step in trouble shooting Sondors battery Charging. Did you make sure the Battery Switch was in the Off position? Next, you have to connect the charger to the battery charging port, Before connecting the charger power plug to the Wall Outlet. If you reversed this procedure, the charger will not start charging and the green light stays green. https://gcs-vimeo.akamaized.net/exp=1542213158~acl=*%2F830528511.mp4*~hmac=5170f658df09100fa6e07e1ded4c7f113d49f2f4e6646eb20933d877431caf68/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/1798/9/233992569/830528511.mp4 Reddy
  25. ravi

    ravi

  26. I got home after a ride 2 days ago and my battery was down to 20% so I plugged it in to charge but the charger light stayed green and the battery was not taking a charge? I contacted Sondors tech service ( Sean ) and he emailed me back that it was probably a blown fuse in the battery. A 90% chance that was the issue he said. Has anyone checked and or replaced the battery fuse on their Fold X ?? I am pretty handy with electrical fixes so if it is not too difficult or VOIDS the warranty I am glad to do it myself and save the time involved with shipping the battery & charger in for service. Any feedback on this would be much appreciated. Felipe in B’ham
  27. ok, i got it. many thanks for help so far! i will update you about condition. thanks
  28. Ravi, if you find the motor is damaged, here is a link to the best deals on Bafang Replacments, that I know. . I just bought another 750watt Bafang for another build on Sunday the 11th. That is the Singles’ Holiday in China and there were great sales on aliexpress. They are FedExing my motor so i should get it in about a week or so. Free shipping and no tax. https://eunorauebike.aliexpress.com/store/904105?spm=2114.12010612.pcShopHead_6161773.0 This is is all I’ve seen about magnet repair. Because of the complexity of the internal wiring a new motor innards swap, in your old case, is probably the easiest fix. Reddy
  29. Hello, Good Morning! yesterday i removed the chain and checked the rear wheel. Its still in same condition😓 one side free and other side struck. I checked the motor connector as well it seems in good condition and connected. i check the motor coil resistance/continuity that also seems OK. today i am going to open the motor cover and look in side to diagnose the problem and the same thing i will check for hall sensor as well. If there is some document or instruction video for disassemble and repair 350 watt motor please forward me. Thanks in advance! Ravi
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