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  1. Hi All, I’ve been riding my new XS for about a month now and let me start by saying this is definitely the funnest bike I’ve ever ridden in my life. This was an upgrade from my older Sondors Original fat tire bike that I purchased last year, and the difference has been night and day. Let’s begin with ride comfort. The addition of the air suspension has by far been one of the best upgrades. My arms thank me every time I go for an extended ride, especially on particularly rough terrain. The factory air adjustment was luckily perfect right out of the box for my bodyweight of around
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  2. Greeting form Orange county California ! This is a great forum. Just got two used original fatty , first and second generations, some repairs required. Looking forward to enjoy them with my family , with your support and expertise!
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  3. Read your post and just wanted to applaud you for being pro-active in your mental/physical health recovery and to stay positive/strong. Many people continue to spiral out of control through loss/depression. I am 40, married with 2 wonderful young children but I can honestly tell you that exercise has kept me alive throughout the trials/tribulations of life. You are going to love your fold. I had to wait 60 days for my fold Xs and it was so worth it. Just wanted to share one of my favorite quotes "You can get busy living, or you can get busy dying" - Shawshank Redemption. Blessings from
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  4. This has been an exemplary example of trouble shooting, diagnosis and resolve. Not only have you found and repaired the fault but your 10 mile commute, will now correctly display how fast you and you’re immune system is outrunning the Pandemic. ‘Spectacular REDDY
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  5. So I popped open the motor to look for anomaly’s and I quickly spotted a magnet loose,stuck to the bearing, see pic, I fished it out, reglued it back in place, put everything back together and headed for a test ride. If this had not solved things the controller was next to troubleshoot. To my delight everything is back to normal. I am so pleased. Again I would like to thank you for your very useful help. Cheers, happy peddling
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  6. http://www.key-display.com/Downloads/User Manual/KD718-K4 users manual-20180521.pdf A note on this manual: While this is the manufacturers manual for this display, it’s based on the standard stock firmware and protocol. SONDORS display has a custom configurations. There are some aspect of this display will not match with what’s stated in this document. Reddy
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  7. Replace the Higo connector cap, on the cable connector from the controller to LCD. It was installed on your bike when delivered. Then removed to install your LCD. That allows the bike to act as a basic Single Pedal Assist level & Throttle bike. I keep mine gorilla taped in the battery box. REDDY
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  8. Not necessarily, you could replace both your display, with an aftermarket display & upgrade to 25 Amp controller from Electrobikeworld.com https://electrobikeworld.com/products or Boltonebikes.com https://boltonebikes.com/collections/motor-controllers-and-displays for slightly more that just the Replacement Displays cost at Sondors. Not only would you see an increase in performance but you’ll never be plagued by the proprietary communication protocol issue, that’s a marketing tool, to charge more money for LCDs & Controllers. Always communicate with our preferred
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  9. Yes, an original Thin.
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  10. Well, You Know What Reddy Always Says: What one man can do… Another man can do! So Can A Woman. REDDY
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  11. Thanks for the reply! I spent a couple hours looking through videos and the forum for info and found nothing on them. I am totally assuming that they are foot pegs based on the non-slip dimples. They just don’t seem to fit correctly. I have a request in to the techs and will post.
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  12. Bad LCD Purchased 2 Fold SX I just put them both together. One the LCD turned on and the SX worked as expected. The second one put together same as the first and the LCD does not turn on. Rechecked all connections 3-4 times. Switch batteries with other SX. Both batteries worked in the first bike. Switch LCD on both SX and first LCD works on both SX. Second LCD does not turn on. Very evident the second LCD is bad. I’m open to any ideas as I waiting for Sondors to contact me about the bad LCD screen.
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  13. https://www.discountramps.com/carriers/c/2130/ REDDY
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  14. Over the last several years SONDORS has evolved the electrical systems of their bikes from open/generic Bafang to several different proprietary set-ups. The purpose of this document is to briefly explain each generation of bike and explore the issue of parts compatibility for upgrades and repairs. The original "Original" (Generation 1) In 2015 the SONDORS e-bike was born after backers on crowd-funding site Indiegogo waited for up to half a year for the first $499 e-bike. There was only one bike, and it came in a few different color combinations. The bike was single speed and there wa
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  16. Well, at least you have the basic info about the "E" in ebike now. That site is a constant reliable info resource. *Oops, that statement is about this link. I’m getting my threads mixed up, (sorry) https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-battery-math-volts-amps-amp-hours-watt-hours/. * I have taken almost every thing I have owned apart since I was about 10. Most stuff I can get back together. )) But although I replaced my throttle, on my Original Indigigo Sondors Fat, with that same manufactures throttle, I can’t say it’s easy to take apart... I just haven’t tried. That being said, the
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  17. Received delivery of new XS today. (Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County, California.) Assembled, charged and did my first 15 miles without lookin'! What a JOY! Looking forward to taking the bike to the beach (San Clemente) for a long ride. Hoping some folks around me doing regular rides! Christopher...
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  18. Ha Ha! Great post! For they're hangin' Danny Deever, you can hear the Dead March play,
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  19. New to Sondors and the group. Waiting on the delivery of a Sondor MXS. Can't wait...
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  20. Wow, thanks for the video page ☺️ I didn't know it existed lol Good to know the washer won't cause issues. Love this bike!! Gotta admit, from a distance, it looks like a kids bike, but once you get on it, it feels like a big dirt bike I can tell I've already caught the bug though and will most likely sell it to upgrade to the XS lol I'm actually out on the Island and usually drive my Cruiser at Demo Beach I always see fat tires bikes out there and have been jealous cause I'd never make it out there on my 29'r Would lov
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  21. That’s a question for Sondors.com’ There is a Pandemic, that has effected the whole Supply Chain and the shipments from China where the Sondors are assembled in a factory (have any idea how high the infection rate might be in a Chinese factory) shipped across the Pacific, then they arrive in California and it’s On Fire. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/1804-please-read-carefully-informations-regarding-delivery-of-your-new-sondors-ebike/ REDDY
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  22. Fixing a Flat tires out on the road has been a concern on my mind since I saw the size of the tires on my new XS. Does anyone ever use fix-a-flat on 4" plus tires to get them home apart from roadside major surgery and when there is no other way? Reddy's story about pumping to 20psi is reassuring to me and encourages me to buy a Luna air compressor after I research it some more. Please post more info regarding flat repair so all newbies can have some peace of mind. Thank you for the forum posts. BTW, I do not ride off road, strictly pavement everywhere I travel.
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  23. To tell the truth there are not too many tires out there tougher than the stock Chaoyangs. Main complaint for them is noise and that translates to high rolling resistance. I’m guessing your a street rider and not a lot of off road or trail judging from your flats. Down here in Texas, any patch of grass could contain goat head stickers (Tribulus terrestris) and their sharp, tough, thin spines are a continual threat because once in a tire carcass, they work their way through to the tube and even with sealant, they re-puncture the tube with every rotation of tire until they are removed. Some o
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  24. First tell me what caused the Flats? REDDY
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  25. Thanks Andi, I tried another browser (Chrome) as you suggested, and it worked. Thanks to all who replied. Dennis
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  26. The only true gauge of battery usage or reserve is Voltage. The bargraph is just an algorithm that is not only not Linear but can display alarming inaccurate data depending on setup. You can use this to discern actual. ‘This has been reviewed and featured on the forum. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/1691-perfect-vehicle-carrier-for-the-sonders-fatty/?do=findComment&comment=5165 https://www.discountramps.com/carriers/c/2130/ REDDY
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  27. Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad my review was helpful. Yes. The graphite color is essentially a nice shinier black version of my Sondors Original black color. When they are sitting side-by-side in the garage you almost cannot even tell the difference, it's not until you have them in direct sunlight that you can see the sheen difference. I would liken it to the look of a vehicle with a nice clear coat finish. I'm always amazed at how well these tires are holding up. I'm now almost at the 1k mile mark and they still look practically brand new! I highly recommend the fe
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  28. Consider where your going to carry your tools to change a flat. It’s takes 3 combination wrenches to change mine because front and rear axel nuts are 15mm or 17mm and the derailleur has its own nut. Then you’ll need to carry an extra tube, patch kit, nitrite gloves, a microfiber cloth, tire levers, a multi tool and of course a Luna ePump. )) That’s about all for flat repair. I carry a $1.99 Lowe’s plastic drop cloth that will cover my bike and myself in case of a heavy downpour rain event. How bout 4 bungees of 2 different lengths, or cargo straps, to strap large items to your rack when
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  29. The three most popular rear racks, reported on this forum by users, are from Axiom, Topeka and Ibera, but there are many, many more to consider. You should start your review based on your intended use. And then review the panniers offered by each manufacture that you like, that are easily mounted to that manufactures rack. The only suggestion I can offer is don't consider the Axiom. It’s cantilever lower mount design, is an effort to utilize an existing rack designed for rim brake bikes, with the addition of a stand off and an extra cantilever brackets to accommodate disc brakes, that do n
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  30. Thanks for the feedback. This is the set I think I'm going with. $40 is not to steep of investment. Plus it has great reviews.
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  31. Carry a $1.99 Lowe’s or 99¢ Home Depot plastic drop cloth with you, for when your caught in a shower and don’t every plan on riding in the rain. Even the slightest bit of nasty road film, from wet roads, takes 2 hours to clean off my bikes properly. If you live in a climate where it’s continually wet ..... I’m Sorry, but you’ll probably want fenders and that will help mitigate your getting soaked with road slime on your person. REDDY
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  32. This is why I'm here. People like this guy are here. Thank you for being you.
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  33. Try reviewing this thread. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2051-2018-sondors-ebike-kd51c-lcd-setup-manual/ I personally, don’t have that LCD so I’m no help with setup about configuring to remove the limiter. Because the Fold Sport has smaller wheels & tires, it may not have as high a top speed of the full size Fold but that’s just conjecture. . I’ll pass this on to the Forum Administrator to see if he has any answers or suggestions since he’s in that part of the Globe. REDDY
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  34. I’ve just ordered my first Sondors and couldn’t be more excited to get it and participate in all things offered here...gonna be fun. I hope you’re all doing well during these crazy times. Truman San Fernando Valley, CA
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  35. Hey Reddy! Interesting business you had! And great video... I admire their endurance! im more into nice weather camping - so I can make excessive use of my solar-panel. ; ) I like your Ride as well - Nice Trailer! Looks very versatile! I love the convertible setup: folding up your space in times you need it - not to cruise around with a vehicle 2.5meters high... Im also using a solar panel setup, and its totally worth it. I opted for a "compressor refrigerator"? don't know if this is the correct therm. This was my most useful investment - its able to deep
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  36. I worked on my Thumb Throttle last night. Standard thumb throttles located to the left of the brake lever assembly, make for a long reach. Thumb throttles located between the grip shifter and the brake lever assembly move the brake lever to far left, two finger grab? I came up with a down and dirty solution. The 3D printed Extension is affixed with dab silicone sealant inside the extension, then pressed into place and allowed to set. “FOR A MORE ERGONOMIC THUMB THROTTLE LOCATION” _________________________________________ I am adding these 3
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  37. I just replaced the original Tektro with Shimano 355 brakes I got from Bolton Ebikes (modified for Sondors X). Replacement wasn’t difficult. Compared with the Tektro brakes the circuit brakers cable are quite long (from my point of view: too long). I had to store about 40-60 cm of these cables inside the battery tank, but several zip ties did a good job. Compared with the modification above I didn’t cut the line. Therefore I can’t use the closed cable guides, cause only the cable itself is small enough to fit the guides but not with still attached lock at the end. But ... dis- and reassem
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  38. George- X, there were no Sondors X in 2016. The compatibility of LCD screens is now a complicated issue with individual protocols for different models. The easiest and best solution is to buy both; an aftermarket LCD, and new, better, more powerful controller for less than the price of the Sondors Color LCD. The new Bolton Color LCD 8H & their 25 amp controller are the pinicle of easy upgrades and take you to the next level of performance for less moola. https://boltonebikes.com/products/kt-lcd8h-new-color-display-preorder https://boltonebikes.com/products/copy-of-36v-48v-motor
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  39. Hi Tim ( @erde ) your order has been cancelled and refunded today. Have a great day, Andi
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  40. Yes. I guess 0.8mm is a bigger deal than i imagined. I ordered a cane creek 3G thudbuster with a 30.9mm tube. I hope I have an extra 0.1mm of clearance.
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  41. The Fold has a 30.8 seatpost. I take it yours was too big to fit in the hole?
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  42. Wow so the 4.9's fit inside that fork... oh man... I am trying to NOT upgrade Frankenbike but that certainly is a worthy addition. Never heard anything but good on those forks. Nice look too!
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