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  1. Okay, just finished my Aluminum Frame Sondors 3-speed conversion using the following parts list... 1 - Shimano Tourney FT35 6/7-Speed Rear Derailleur w/Hanger - $12.54 & FREE Shipping 1 - SRAM I-Motion 3 Shifter with Connector - $10.00 + $6.90 shipping (I got free shipping on my order) 1 - KMC Z410 Bicycle Chain (1-Speed, 1/2 x 1/8-Inch, 112L) - $8.68 PRIME 1 - uxcell® Bicycle Metal 3 Speed Threaded Scooter Sprocket Freewheel Repair Part - $12.14 & FREE Shipping 2 - 12 mm washers I had at home 8 - (5 white/3 black) Zip ties I had at home Using th
    11 points
  2. Sondors water bottle holders A few of Sondors owners have inquired about the water bottle cages on my bike. This is a DIY set up using two 18x1 velcro straps and two water bottle cages. I used the straps to secure the water bottle cages to the end of the top tube, the bottom tube and the stem tube. Take care not to effect the stem and the steering. Of course you can buy the straps at Home Depot and the water bottle cages at any local bike shop. Start with one of the Velcro straps and wrap it around the top tube and bottom tube (in vertical direction). The first strap creates the base and
    8 points
  3. Here you can find the right settings for your Sondors eBike generic LCD! KT LCD3 settings for Sondors buy a LCD here: klick Max. Speed: leave it, or set it to 25 km/h Wheel Diameter: 29 for 4.9" tires, 28 for 4.0" Metric and Imperial Units: your choice P1 = 100 (Motor Characteristic Parameter Setting Mode, 1 - 255) P2 = 6 (Wheel Speed Pulse Signal Setting Mode, 0 - 6) P3 = 1 (Power Assist Control Mode, 0 or 1) P4 = 0 (Handlebar Startup Mode, 0 or 1) P5 = 12 (Power Monitoring Mode, 0 - 40) C1 = 01 (Power Assist Sensor and Parameter Select Mode, 00 - 07) C2 = 0 (Mot
    5 points
  4. If you don't mind doing a little scrounging and wiring a $50 4.4 AH hoverboard battery will fit in the Sondors battery case and can be wired to take over by a simple switch if the main battery drops too low. I fastened it to the main battery with velcro; you have to take it off to remove the main battery. I charge the reserve battery with the standard charger.
    5 points
  5. Hello, I'll start this thread with some pictures and a short story of my first ride on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. After my first test ride went so well, I packed the bike into the truck and drove to the Banks Trailhead. The first two miles of the trail are lined with Hungarian Blackberries and August is the month to harvest. I only rode one mile before stopping to pick several handfuls of this unexpected treat. At mile four the gentle grade starts to appear but nothing P-3 can't handle, this was a train track. Just before mile seven on the trail you reach the
    5 points
  6. (Sorry for the slow response @3D-vice ) I got the battery off EBay - there are lots offered there. I suspect that the bad news about hoverboard batteries bursting into flames has depressed the market. I got LG batteries in the ones I orders, and they seem to perform to spec - 2.2 AH 18650 cells. They come with an XT60 connector. I got a 20 amp rated two way switch (on-off-on) with flat male push-on connectors. The wiring is dead simple. I made black and red wires about 14" long with male bullet connectors on the end to plug into the controller, because that's what is there to connect
    5 points
  7. The above mentioned Ibera PakRack fits perfectly with no extra hardware needed. I do suggest some Locktite and possibly adding your own lock washers, just to be safe. It's surprisingly light at just over 760g, feels like nothing at all. Installing requires loosening up of the front hardware, and adding on the short extenders to the first notch (C1). Then just put all the bolts into the frame, adjust lightly and tighten and viola!
    5 points
  8. Posted in my other thread about how I was looking to upgrade my Thin's brakes, and do the 3-speed conversion. After shopping around for all the parts I would need I got the itch to change up a few other things I've been wanting to improve. So I'm going to use this thread to document all the upgrades and ask any relevant questions pertaining to the overhaul. Hopefully others can also benefit from my trials and tribulations. As things stand right now, here's what I have in store for my bike: 1. 3-speed conversion with two higher gears for increased top speed. 2. Upgrade both brake
    4 points
  9. Sondors Dual Drive 2 x 750 Bafang motors, dual controllers and batteries. performance stats Front throttle only 0-20 mph- 26 sec Top speed- 27 mph Rear throttle only 0-20 mph- 10 sec Top speed- 30 mph Dual drive throttle only 0-20 mph- 8 sec Top speed- 33.8 mph The Bafang controller for the front motor is not as strong as the Luna 25a KT controller. It has a slow start and gradually build ups to the top speed. I have not found the set up instructions for the Bafang display to unlock its potential. Once I receive Wendy Xie 35
    4 points
  10. Well, Storm just got back in town from being overseas, so they are swamped, and are working on getting the page updated so you can order the bike. Also there will be many options available for the fatty and thin as well, so there trying to get those up as well. The current goal is to take orders with an option to pay shipping cost when the bikes are ready instead of up front and expect 3 month wait. The current system in place they'd usually have ordered additional bikes with their orders to the factory will end, because of the added expense and managing. For the future, they are looking to go
    4 points
  11. This is a stock motor on the left vs a 750w motor on the right. Some people have successfully swapped the 750 with the 350. You can apply grease to the gears. All the bearings are sealed.
    4 points
  12. Hi guys, Just an update on the battery situation for my SONDORS THIN. I am happy to report that the battery I ordered from http://electrobikeworld.com/products/lt48-48v-14ah-lithium-ion-battery on the brilliant recommendation by @WillA (thanks for that man!) has arrived a few days ago. I am also happy to report that it was not confiscated by EU customs (like @3D-vice experienced), which would have been a tragedy. In fact, the guy at electrobikeworld.com (Nick, i think his name was) was really communicative and shipped it perfectly. They have a smart approach where they buil
    4 points
  13. For those of you heavier riders out there who might have been scared off by the note at the Sondors website that the bike had been "tested" to 250 lbs, let me assure you it works with more! I am 275 lbs (on the way down, with the help of my bike) and I ride just fine. Sure, the hills I can get a pedal assist on aren't as steep as those of you lighter guys and gals, but that just means I ride a few blocks farther to find a less steep hill (and occasionally I walk up the last bit). And I have my fat tire bike tricked out with a rear rack, pretty heavy pack (including the new FOLDYLOCK (http://ww
    4 points
  14. To document what happened here for the benefit of the Sonders Thin community, I eventually was able to speak with a Sonders tech and the reason my pedal assist was not working was due to the fact that the sensing disk on the pedal side of the chain sprocket was too far away from the sensor. I used a flat blade screw driver to move this black plastic disk just a bit closer to the bike frame (<1/8 of an inch) and the pedal assist started to function normally. If you have a similar problem this could be the fix for you also. Chris
    4 points
  15. My Ibera Bike rack just arrived in the mail!! Installed in under 15 minutes, fit perfectly! Great value, the thing is solid! Purchased a set of Supercycle 3:1 saddle bags, they also fit like a glove! Very nice set up. Thanks for the link!
    4 points
  16. OK... a quick test run and some research. With the stock battery, your top speed should technically be limited to around 25MPH with the stock controller or an upgraded 20A controller. I just verified this with mine, setting it to the LCD's max top speed (72Km/h, 44.74MPH) and then going a mile throttle only to see how fast it went. I've got the 20A controller upgrade which according to Velomobile will increase hill climbing performance and acceleration only on the stock battery. I can attest to the two latter items as I noticed a big difference in take off and hills with the 20A cont
    4 points
  17. Upgrade: 750W Bafang with 7 Speed Upgrade Bafang 750W, 7 Speed upgrade part list and install information. This guide is from ‎Houshmand Moarefi. Below is the recap of the parts and what to watch for. An important note to point out, I did not have a kit so this is not the most cost effective way to upgrade your bike. I think Kyle Chittock from velomobileshop.com is working on a kit upgrade which I am certain it will be a better price option. Also, if you have never laced a wheel, installed, adjusted a derailleur or don't have the tools required, I highly encourage you to work wit
    3 points
  18. Tires, Tubes, etc... http://www.bikeman.com/TR0360.html?utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=GoogleBase&utm_campaign=GoogleBase&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8f_eBRDcARIsAEKwRGfKdElSYFEPPK7yZr15-lT0aEbSKQZhCgeZbrWwA5VHdowzBKr33GwaAllPEALw_wcB http://store.sondorsforum.com/collections/accessories https://www.fattirebikeparts.com/index.php/extreme-fat-tire-bike-parts-and-components-online-store/fat-tires-fat-tire-tubes-for-fat-tire-bikes/xtreme-patented-skull-pattern-fat-tires-detail http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PAK-Sunlite-Vee-Crusher-26-x-3-5-Wire-Bead-Fat-Bike-Tires-Black-fit-Spee
    3 points
  19. I am 6' 2" and with the seat at the proper height, the handlebar is way too low for a comfortable riding position. After researching and considering different stem risers, new handlebars, etc, I settled on the Ritchey 4-Axis Adjustable Road/Mountain Bicycle Stem - BB Black . The size is 120mm/31.8mm. Once set to your preferred adjustment, the riser angle is locked in place, which to me is critcal for safety. I am very happy with the quality and result. I did switch the bolts from black to the stainless ones that came with our stock stem. I then used the black ones to fill the accessory holes o
    3 points
  20. Just took another motor apart this morning that has several issues, I'll post step by step instructions on how I go about repairing it. Remove the motor from the housing (scroll down to see assembly process and reverse the order), next remove shear key from the slot in the axle. Remove the half clip Remove the 3 screws, they are tight so take care not to strip them out. Slide the gear off Use c-clip pliers to remove retainer Place motor on a hard surface and push down on rotor housing to overcome the magnetic field.
    3 points
  21. Magura is a well-known German brake/accessory manufacturer. I saw a German rider post pictures of his bike with Magura MT5e brakes installed. these are 4-piston monsters that can use 4 independent pads per caliper. The levers are super-whiffy reach-adjustable numbers that are suitably, similarly high quality. I have yet to fully unlock the potential of my front 750 motor, but even running the throttle on just the rear 750 to make a light, I go from a cruise of 26 mph to 30. And stop lights being what they are, they love to turn yellow about half the time when I am going full tilt but
    3 points
  22. am going to receive my new LCD soon. it was just a miscommunication. Am glad I don't have to pay for another 1. sondors are good for it they will send me 1. the order has already been place free of charge
    3 points
  23. Below are pics of accessories I've added to my Fold X. Was striving for a "clean", urban look. I replaced the knobby tires with street tires. For my carrier, I left off the side pannier braces. Below the pictures you'll find some after thoughts and lessons learned. And further down, you’ll find descriptions, links and prices for each product. FENDERS For the fenders, I debated getting the Luna Cycle Banana Fenders as well as the Electra Cruiser Stubby Fender Set. They're very cool looking as I love that black matte finish on both. The Electra se
    3 points
  24. so after the temps have dropped here in Idaho I started wearing my full face mask and remembered why I hated it... foggy glasses and lens. so instead of going and buying a $300 Ruroc helmet I really want... I purchased a snorkel mouth peace and used a "airborn" medication tube and Boom... no more foggy glasses.... oh and I wanted to share my new setup for my lights. I really like having them up front like this makes it more like a motorcycle .
    3 points
  25. A big wave from Norway and a happy owner of the Fatty! I'm a bit late introducing my self, having owned the bike for a few months now, but hey better late than never! As a guy too much on the heavy side (280 pounds) I plan on commuting to work, a slightly hilly 10 mile ride one way. So far this nike is perfect for the purpose, running mostly on asphalt and some gravel. Big tires makes for a comfortable ride, and I hope a safe ride when the snow starts falling soon. To round off, here are some pictures of the bike and the local scenery.
    3 points
  26. Sondors X finally here. I can tell the difference with 500 motor compared to the 350 motor I can go up steeper hills without peddling.
    3 points
  27. Waiting..... I'm supposed to get the bike in August. I'm getting the standard original Fat Boy. I think I've seen every youtube video on the bike.
    3 points
  28. i got the cranks off. I used all the crank puller tools with no luck. I borrowed a two prong gear puller from the auto parts store. The pedal size came off with an extension pipe. The non-drive side needed a better grip, so I sliced a piece off of a fender washer and slide it between the bracket and the pedal. I pulled it right off!
    3 points
  29. Would you believe this bike has two batteries? L3 52V 20ah and LT48 48V 14ah
    3 points
  30. But... higher rear gears (smaller wheels) will have the same effect as a bigger front wheel. Actually the effect is magnified in the back. one tooth smaller on a little 3-inch wide wheel is a hell of a lot bigger relative change in diameter than 1 tooth on a much bigger front chainwheel. The practical application on a Sondors' is where our single speed freewheels have an effective reliable minimum size of 16 teeth (I had a 14T that self-destructed at the 12-mile mark and haven't tried another from that mfr since... and there's only one Chinese factory that makes them from what I can see
    3 points
  31. got my white custom aluminum suspension bike and already addicted to modifying first thing was a 60 volt battery ,then 60 amp controller with a new lcd screen then,,750 watt motor with 7 speed gears and shifter 203mm rotors with hydraulic brakes set up like motorcycle rear on left ,,front on the right ,, 75w headlamp tied in to battery,, phone bag,, water bottle holder,, usb taillamp,, Portland design works fenders,, tuffy tire liners,,filled with green slim,,,handle bar end lights ,,,about all I have done anybody have some more suggestions would be appreciated thanks
    3 points
  32. One detail to keep in mind when stretching the dropouts, whether steel, or aluminum, is you don't need to stretch them out so wide that a 750 just drops right in. A little undersize is alright. As long as it's within about 1/16 inch, you can use your fingers to stretch it the last little bit. The total amount of widening necessary is only a little over 1/4 inch.
    3 points
  33. I finally have my Storm exactly like I like it. 750w motor. 35 amp controller. 48v 30ah battery. 7 speeds with 50T front sprocket. Hydraulic disk brakes with a 203mm front rotor. Bright lighting front and rear powered off the main system. I didn't care for a paddle, so I changed to a half length twist throttle. I ride the street so one of the first changes I made was to ditch the knobby tires in favor of more street oriented Maxxis, Hook Worms. The combination of lower profile tires, and cutting the seat post down, lowered the seat height about 3 inches below stock height. I like my bike low f
    3 points
  34. I have a 56T front with the 16-19-22 rear, but haven't really been able to get the bike past 22 mph on level ground. I don't know how the last guy hit 44 mph on a downhill (must have been a hell of a hill) but all the 3-speed conversion has done for me is allow me to pedal slower at my top speed. It doesn't allow me to pedal up to 25-27 mph as I had hoped. I'm honestly thinking of converting back to a single speed and cleaning up the look of the bike. The conversion hasn't produced the results I was led to believe that it would.
    3 points
  35. A Happy New Year Sorry for my absence lately, guys! I wish all of you a happy new year.
    3 points
  36. Some shots I took just before another shakedown ride:
    3 points
  37. 3 minute mile pace around the Lake PAS # 1 and no throttle, mostly flat After 10 miles I still had full battery showing but my legs were getting real tired. Averaged about 18mph and about 80 watts.
    3 points
  38. I got notice that mine should be picked up and be here Aug 2nd
    3 points
  39. And it is finally here!!! I just picked it up from UPS and will start assembly tomorrow! Fat Black\Black with upgraded battery - whoo hoo!!!!
    3 points
  40. I have been a bmx street rider for years just got into ebikes. After alot of looking around the sondors seemed to be a great fit and is. Changed a couple things and more to come
    3 points
  41. A Suggestion: Since there are now a number of Sondors releases out there, at least 15,000 owners, and a brisk trade starting to happen in used ones, how about we help future - and current owners - and put together a table to help everyone figure out which one they have and what accessories they need? Here's a possible table format. I think I got that right, but I'm not sure. CAMPAIGN SHIP DATE RECEIVE DATE STOCK CONTROLLER non SONDORS LCD 1st Kickstarter Fat Tire (date)
    3 points
  42. Wecome Bangddock, I've ordered a thin bike as well, and I'm excited about this bike. I presently have the first wave fat bike , and I'm real liking this bike, especially after the LCD display addition. The display is the best upgrade one can give to an ebike. The display lends to increased performance, ease of use, range, and ride statics.
    3 points
  43. Congrats LCD (but wait until you get the bike) and extended battery. Everything is mostly a wait until the bikes are shipping. Like apple products storm keeps us in the dark. Just have patience you'll be loving your new ride and upgrading as well.
    3 points
  44. Since I do not have the gearbox yet, all I can provide are assumptions. I think the LCD will basically work, but it will probably output false values, since it takes its input from the peddle assis sensor disc and that disc will remain mounted on the actual crank axis. The planetary gears within the gearbox will cause the chainring to rotate faster or slower than the crankset and the crank axis and thus the peddle assisit sensor disc, so the LCD will be fed with false information about the rotation speed of the chainring, which might lead to problems while using the peddle assist mode. If
    3 points
  45. Really good to hear guys! Everyone should be able to enjoy a Sondors eBike! And, the upside is, chances are if you are riding one, you will not be 275lbs for long because you still have to work at it. So it's a fun toy and it secretly also helps you get a little healthier if you ride alot, so its a win win
    3 points
  46. The wire from the motor that runs along the bottom of the bike is not fully plugged in.
    3 points
  47. Hello Riders. Took my new X out for the first time today after picking it up from REI that did the assembly (great job and even better price). I added some items on the advice of a few of you, fenders, raised handlebar, rear brake light. Awesome bike for a 65 grandpa to be riding.
    2 points
  48. Hey there and welcome. You might want to think about a suspension seatpost. I've recently rode a bike with such a seatpost and it was a very comfortable ride. I definitely think about upgrading my FAT bike. Uh and sorry, I don't have an actual suggestion for a saddle due to major lack of knowledge here.
    2 points
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