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  2. For anyone Fix’n Flats on especially Fat eBikes with Disc Brakes, I adapted this solution to keep from damaging the motor cable at the axel exit, the Disc on the other side of the wheel and even the spokes, not a scratch. I use the milk crate to store spare bike parts but added foam pipe insulation around the permeter to support the wheel when fix’n flats. I find it Invaluable. REDDY
  3. Last week
  4. Let’s start at the beginning. Which model Sondors do you have? Does it have the LCD? What are the things that turn on? Reddy
  5. Battery is charged and everything turns on but power does not engage
  6. A quick update, but I went the other direction and did a freewheel swap. I was able to source a 11-30 tooth 7-speed DNP freewheel, but they also had 11-34 that was out of stock. The swap was straight forward with a freewheel tool. I did remove the brake caliber and derailleur and making sure I didn't bend the brake rotor. The new freewheel seems to have shallower threads, but Sondors had an extra spacer by the hub motor. The new freewheel was a perfect fit after I removed the spacer. I only turned the derailleur cable adjustment nut less than 1 turn to get the chain aligned perfectly. It is a good thing that I didn't go 11-34, as it seems the derailleur is fairly close to the limit without using a longer chain. Did a quick test at 24 MPH, and the pedal cadence was good. I think I will leave it for now.
  7. So does the or a meter, only read the "output" voltage/amperage of the charger ONLY if there is a 'load" (e.g. battery connected on other end) or can someone use a high quality multi-meter (with the appropriate connectors) to simply make the pot adjustments before attaching the charger to the battery? I'm thinking more on the line of using this as a "home base" charger than a travel one. Thanks
  8. No, the Original Sondors Fat eBike and other iterations of the Fat; Sondors Narrow, Custom, X and XS, all use a wide body Hub Motor and the Thin uses a much narrower bodied hub motor because the frame’s rear triangle and dropouts are ..... Narrower. I do not recall anyone installing a different hub motor, posting here on the Forum but of course, there are many applicable motors available in the market place that would fit the narrower spacing. Might find it hard to find a plug and play motor with all the correct connectors for our controllers, but installing a more powerful motor is certinally doable if that’s your quest. Hub motors come in many, many types, configurations and power requirements. Id suggest reviewing the Electricbike.com’s Forum. https://electricbike.com/forum/. It’s geared more for the builders than for Sondors Owners. REDDY
  9. is the sondors thin rear hub motor the same size as the original? for instance could i just as easily order any motor or does it need to be spacial?
  10. Sorry I missed this post when it arrived.... I ride a lot. I thought I had remembered Lindsey, of Electrobikeworld.com stating in a post on the forum, that they shipped to Europe. Nick replied to my inquiry : “Hello Reddy, Yes we can ship batteries to Europe including Germany. Of course there will be an additional fee for shipping anywhere outside of the USA. If you would like a shipping quote, please reply to this email and give us an address and the battery you would like to be shipped”. electrobikeworld@hotmail.com “Thank you, Nick Customer Rep” They carry two 36V Bottle Battery for Sondors Upgrades, this 10Ah https://electrobikeworld.com/products/summit-36v-10ah-lithium-battery-replacement and this 14Ah https://electrobikeworld.com/products/bottle-battery-36v-14ah They also feature a 48V -10.5Ah, which offers a higher top speed. https://electrobikeworld.com/products/lb48-bottle-battery-48v-10-dot-5ah REDDY
  11. Hello there, Sondors ist still not capable of shipping batteries to Europe. However, on my quest searching for a German vendor, I found this company: https://batteryempire.de/146-akkus-fuer-elektrofahrraeder The bottle battery they sell does fit into my 1st Generation IGG Sondors. They also sell via eBay. I've also contacted Luna Cycles. They said that they also do send batteries overseas, but the shipping charges to Europe are quite expensive.
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  13. Don’t forget to post pictures of your Thins on your Adventures, to our Gallery, as soon as Bilzzard conditions subside. It was 90° here yesterday. <]:^) Not Brag’n cause it will be @ 100°+ here before long. But on a Sondors you can ride faster than the heat can torment you.... it’s just when you stop that you FRY REDDY
  14. Any reported problems with the xs folding sondors latest release
  15. Sondors FoldX: Then, I doubt it’s the brake cut off but there are a multitude of problems it could be. It sounds like some power is getting to the motor, if that’s where the clunk is coming from. But How Much? I have no experience with the KT51C LCD but If it had the Watts delivered to motor, in the display, like the KT LCD2 LCD, we could eliminate the Controller if watts were showing bring delivered. In your video, the power display is not showing. The other anomaly is that no error codes are displayed? The standard first step in trouble shooting the Sondors is to disconect the battery from the controller (or turn the switch off) and disconnect, each and every Higo connector from the controller. This is tenuous because extreme caution is required to keep proper alignment if the male and female sides and not to bend any of the small pins, while making sure the connectors are fully plugged together. If the bike has been ridden in the rain or in water, or left outside during inclement weather and water was migrated into a plug, it can be dried out with a hair dryer. After reconnecting all highs and power, If all fails to reboot the controller or fix a bad Higo connector, check for a damaged motor cable where it exits the motor Axel or under the bottom bracket. Even a cable that is not cut on its exterior can have crushed/broken wires inside the cable sheathing. A fall on the right side can damage the cable at the exit point. If no possible damage is found; My guess is that it’s your Controller. It has do many functions, there is not really a basic trouble shooting guid for owners but you can test the power output with a multimeter inside the lg Octagonal Higo connector under the right chainstay to see if Voltage can be measured, in the larger connector pins or sockets while applying power. If you can measure a substantial amount; Next I’d suspect the Motor. The next possibility might be disloged magnet(s) that caused internal damage inside the motor. Not all that common but there have been several incidents reported, and a fix, for at least regluing the magnets inside the case, but if the magnets caused other internal damage the general repair is replacing the motor. Although you have not reported a grinding sound from the motor, that’s not the only sign of motor or magnet problems. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/1833-fix-grinding-sound-from-motor-loose-magnets/?tab=comments#comment-6025 Lastly it could be the LCD. They occasionally fail but the 51C, has not reported as many as the original KT-LCD3 but that could just be because there are many more KT LCD3s out there. LEMMENO. REDDY
  16. Ok, thanks, glad I am not the only one out there. I got on my wife's account to submit the form and join the group Appreciate your help. Kevin
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  18. So the brakes are really really lose at the moment, front brake won’t even stop the bike. So I am going to tighten them up and see if opening them will send power back to the motor.
  19. Sorry, but I can’t help you with Facebook. I won’t join or use that social networking website. But if you have submitted the support form, that should get someone to contact you. Alternatively, I would contact Sondors Chat at the Company Website and advise them that you don’t know Facebook and ask for alternative options for help on your issue. REDDY
  20. Submitted the support form in Facebook. Never used Facebook before, however, so have no idea how to "open a thread and ask the community for help." What do I click on to open a thread?
  21. sorry, I have never used facebook before. I have no idea how to open a thread to ask the community for help. I was able to get in and submit the tech support request. But to open a thread? I'm lost. Kevin
  22. The brake levers have cut offs. Make sure levers are opening fully. A crash or fall can bend a lever enough to keep the cut off... on, keeping the power from reaching the motor. Reddy
  23. Love the bike, bought it for Xmas. son was riding it and all of a sudden stop working, doesn’t seem like throttle is getting any directions, small clicking sound when I turn it off and on, I have power, does anyone have any trouble shooting ideas, I check connections seem to be ok. Is there a brake relay override or something? Thanks ahead of time.
  24. Can you tell me if the very first set of fenders on this conversation (SIKK Fat Tire Bicycle Fender Kit) will definitely fit on a new Sondors fatty? Thanks!!!
  25. Amanaland, Yippy Aye O Ty Ay. The controllers were made for the extra power and you’ll see a remarkble increase in acceleration and torque plus several mph faster top end. The original Sondors, upgrade trifecta was the Controller, Bigger Battery and LCD. ....YOU WONT BE SORRY and you'll ride like a Cowboy into the Dawn of Montana! https://youtu.be/smZA9Jv3qH0 Use a 0% interest Credit Card Check and pay it off in a couple of months. REDDY
  26. Whew that battery costs twice what I paid for my whole bike! Will the 20 or 25 amp controller still play nice with the higher voltage? There is a regional musician around here who goes by the name of Duke Tumatoe - no idea if its his real or just a stage name. His humor matches his creativity. You might enjoy a somewhat kindred spirit ;^) www.duketumatoe.com Thanks again!
  27. Short and Sweet, I’d mount this on, or under a rear rack. https://lunacycle.com/52v-panasonic-13-5ah-shark-pack/ It’s said that this 48V , 17.5Ah Sondors Fat X or SX battery is the best deal going. Kinda hard to carry on the rack of Thin, unless you find Panniers large enough to contain it. About the same power density at the Luna but won’t drive your Thin quite as fast. https://sondors.com/collections/parts-store/products/sondors-x-xs-48v-battery I’ve thought of using two in panniers to power a 96V Fat. I already have too many bikes. There are Brick, 52V packs at Luna but most are out of stock. 52V packs are kinda the sweet spot for eBike batteries and are 10% more powerful than the 48Vs. https://www.electricbike.com/52v-battery-3077-fet/ Make sure the Steering Tube is not bent at the fork crown. If it seems a little squirrely, monkey with your tire pressure. I ride at max recommended pressure on my Vee Tire Co. Mission Command II’s , on hard pack and pavement, just under where the front wants to self steer. Front hub bearing adjustment can cause problems if there is either play in the axel ot too tight. Good time to add some Phil Wood or Park Tool Brand that are Bicycle Shop standards. REDDY
  28. Kriss! That's awesome... I tow an upright bass around town with my pedalbike, and am about to get the sondors xs. Will that Aosom wander cargo trailer connect straight to the sondors or is an adapter required?
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