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  1. The best that is online and that’s pretty limiting is on the Sondors.com X page. https://shop.sondors.com/pages/sondors-x electricbikereview.com doesn't even review it and some of their review data is either incomplete or wrong on some Sondors models. A Cursory Google search doesn’t reveal anything pertinent. The best I can do is suggest info and data embedded in this forum and mostly dealing with upgrades to the Original Sondors. Basically the same except for the frame it’s self. The X has a larger battery box to accommodate the 48V Sondors Battery with reconfigured interior baffling a
  2. I’ve seen the same problem on my 2015 Sondors Original Fat except on the rear. I use Magura MT-5e’s. The specified rear adapter for my 180mm disc, fit but the pads (4), only wiped 2/3rds of the disc. I ended up modifying the adapter by machining off some of both posts, to get a precise fit. I use a 302mm front and 180mm rear disc. ‘I’m pretty sure that Sondors, to minimize different part count and unitize compatibility, used rear frame and front fork mounts that would use the same adapter both front and rear. ‘This is the same strategy, that the manufacture of my Grumman American Air
  3. Hello, and welcome to the Sondors Owners Forum, not Sondors.com. We are not connected to Sondors, the Company as stated in the user agreement you read and signed when you joined. We are privately owned and operated by Sondors eBicycle owners, at least so far. We were formed to help Sondors ebike owners & prospective, with maintenance problems, upgrades and customizations, by us, the member owners. Please direct all your Sondors Metacycle inquiries to Sondors.com. ‘Thanks REDDY KILOWATT FORUM MODERATOR
  4. Better plan on buying an extra Battery right off the bat. If you only weigh 140 pounds, ride only with a 20mph tailwind, down hill… you might see 20 miles @ highway speeds with a moderate reserve. If you’re handy and thrifty, you can adapt a couple of BMW 68V / 2Kwh BMW auto battery modules, times 2, to act as backup for less than 6 Benjamin’s. Chargers are just over one Benny.
  5. You can list the batteries that you want to sell in our Market Place listings. REDDY
  6. That’s a disc brake adapter and it can be confusing because of the two common mounting systems. International Standard; I. S. & Post, along with different adapters for various sized disc. Disc brake adapters are a black hole of weird standards. Let’s stick to the 3 most popular ones so we don’t go crazy and reach for the Mezcal. I.S., aka International Standard is for better or worse, the current brake mounting standard for bicycle frames. It’s featured on the most bikes, and when most folks think: disc brake adapter, some sort of I.S. adaptor is what they think about. Confusingly, mos
  7. Sorry but your posts seem to be incomplete. If you are adding pictures you can’t copy & paste them but use the attachment options on the bottom of the text pane. If your referring to the picture of Chad’s Thin with the suspension fork, in the link I supplied, yes that was a later post from Chad. The picture above the picture of his Thin, just illustrates the bag necessary to use the L3 - 52v battery but that bike is not a Sondors. REDDY
  8. https://electrek.co/2021/01/14/sondors-unveils-80-mph-commuter-electric-motorcycle-that-is-actually-affordable/
  9. These YouTube videos, show the general procedure for Tektro hydraulics, regardless of model, and explains the basic service kit and tools required. The most important part of hydraulic maintenance is keeping the fluid off of the exterior of the caliper, pads and disc. I like having automotive disc brake cleaner spray, that I have on hand, for my automotive brake pad replacement and repairs, in addition to the isopropyl alcohol. https://youtu.be/cS0pBCBT65g’ alternately: https://youtu.be/q0SvqxMK_PA REDDY
  10. ASSEMBLY Now that you have your new SONDORS - Congratulations and Welcome! Note: If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the assembly process, please take your SONDORS to a reputable bicycle professional for assistance. Otherwise, please see the series of videos below to guide you through the process. https://shop.sondors.com/pages/assembly
  11. That would indicate to me that the pads are contacting unevenly, during part of the wheel / disc rotation . I think your right. Check disc for warp and then pad adjustment if needed. Of course because everything is new, bedding in the brakes will increase braking efficiency. REDDY
  12. If you have followed the Sondors X assembly instruction video. https://vimeo.com/343049462 The only thing I can think of, if the wheel looks centered between the fork legs, with that little information, is if it could be described as brake chatter. That would indicate a badly adjusted front brake, the need to bed in the pads on a new bike or a warped front brake disc. The latter might happen if the front wheel was on the ground with the disc side down. I’d suggest following some of the youtube videos that cover mechanical front disc brake adjustment (review a few to get a broad spectru
  13. I was mistaken about the L48 Battery. Lindsey @ Electro Bike World does recommend it will fit the Thin. It was the 52V, L3, that I was remembering, but recalled Chad had ended upgrading to it in his September 2018 final edition. It’s the exact 52V battery I use in my Electric White Lightning, my highly modified Sondors 2016 2nd Generation Custom Narrow. My Bad. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2329-sondors-thin-52v-upgrade-attempt/?do=findComment&comment=8947 Don’t forget to chime back in after you complete your upgrades and add pictures of your Thin to our Gallery where Thin’s a
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