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  1. Cupins, I’d be glad to post this picture of my derailleur but my filthy (Winter and takes 2 hrs to clean and it gets dirty in a few days) Original Fat’s Derailleur but it didn’t come with the Guard. It wasn’t included in 2015. But I have my extra fat tube and a few other items in the lower Pannier Pocket to protect the derailleur in a fall. My Original is not stock and the only Original parts are the; frame, fork, battery box and bottom bracket. You might be able to review similar Sondors to yours in our Gallery and zoom in to get a good look. REDDY
  2. Richie, glad to have you aboard. It’s no secret that bike riding can make or keep us healthier. I applauded your efforts and I’m following suite. A lot of new owners have adopted riding Sondors for health reasons after not riding since they were kids. Enjoy your stay and don’t forget to add pictures to our Gallery Section and conical all your adventures. REDDY 17,000 Sondors Miles
  3. No your PAS magnet wheel and pick-up look correct. Since you’ve eliminated the brake cut off switches, that’s been eliminated from the troubleshooting routine. If you can use your Multi Meter and check for voltage to the Throttle Higo that could eliminate it. With those eliminated I’d suspect a bad controller. Contact Sondors for warranty replacement. You need to go to the Sondors Storm Owners Group on Facebook. Once there ask to join. Once inside, there is a link to a support form that you can use to get to Sondors tech support. While in the Group, I suggest opening up a thread and asking the community for help on this as well. That will trigger folks' to tag the Sondors support reps who frequent that group and who are tasked with fast-tracking help in situations like yours - assuming they do not see your post themselves and contact you directly.  REDDY
  4. Which Sondors do you own and what LCD model is displaying error code 25? If one of the Brake Cut Off Switch is causing the problem, disconnect the brake Higo connector, that goes to the controller, one by one then try powering the bike. No Go? Then disconnect the other and try. Still No Go, reconnect them both and : LEMMENO REDDY
  5. Hi Matt, Bolton has them https://boltonebikes.com/collections/frames-and-parts/products/replacement-kickstand As with any particular purchase from Sondors vendors, verify the correct part by emailing the vendors before ordering. Tell them Reddy Sent You. REDDY
  6. Shimano Freewheel Removal Tool. https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Freewheel-Remover-Freewheels/dp/B001B6RGXG A chain whip is a complementary sprocket tool. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Chain+whip&i=sporting&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 REDDY
  7. I built a different 26" x 100mm rear double wall rim on the back and a 26 x 80mm front double wall rim up front, for my modified 1st gen Sondors. Both of my rim and hub combinations, used different length spokes and I built my wheels with Sapim ,12g spokes and long brass nipples instead of the Sondors 14g, because I wanted more robust wheels for my daily driver. And what I bought probably wouldn’t be the right length for the Sondors Rims. Yeah, http://www.yojimbosgarage.com that’s where I buy spokes and recommend him. Like I recounted in my previous post, I don’t have a definitive length for stock Sondors spokes. http://hub.chainreactioncycles.com/buying-guides/wheels-and-tyres/spokes-buying-guide/ REDDY
  8. Although there is one, length of spokes offered on the Sondors.com parts list page, they are Awfully Expensive. There might be Google results by searching "Sondors Original Spokes for Sale". . If you have the Sondors Rim, take it and the Hub (motor) to the best local bike shop and have them use their spoke calculator chart and cross check that spoke length against what you calculate on this online resource. Sondors Original Fat Wheels use a 2 cross pattern. https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator After you have the spokes 14g, nipples, spoke prep or linseed oil and your spoke wrench. You’ll need a Parks Pro Wheel Truing Stand. REDDY
  9. What does the battery voltage read with a multimeter? https://vod-progressive.akamaized.net/exp=1580824419~acl=*%2F830528511.mp4*~hmac=241897a7e365f9d228b9bc436d168799da735acbad4bb4a9b9e245c43570f072/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/1798/9/233992569/830528511.mp4
  10. The lights on the paddle thumb throttle are to indicate battery reserve. There is a battery fuse in the base of the battery under a screw cap. I’d check it before I’d consider replacing the controller. The throttle could be inop. I’m pretty sure it’s a low voltage signal device and I have switched to a new aftermarket ver on my original. Your White (Alabaster actually) is a second generation Kickstarter Campaign Custom, as designated when that campaign was offered. This was the day I assembled this one. I order this Sondors with 26 X 4.0 tires, Aluminum Frame and Suspension Fork, and that made it a Custom Narrow. As you can see from the 36V battery percentage chart 33.9 volts is about 33% of full charge and well ABOVE the Batteries & Controllers BMS, battery cut off voltage (around 31V) but well BELOW your perceived battery level. Your Sondors battery charger is set to charge your canister battery to 42V @ Full 100% charge. But 33/34V should power the bike just fine, just not a fast as a fully charged battery. I can’t tell you the value of that fuse, since I was not using the 36V canister battery, I sent my fuse to a stranded Sondors owner in Florida after a hurricane. If you have made sure that power is not getting to the throttle (my custom narrow still uses the original 3 light; green, yellow, red, lcd’s and the power button below the paddle lever, and only the yellow and red led’s still light. .... but on the other bike’s, original throttle, no led’s would light but that’s not why I replaced it. And if you know power is getting to the Controller by using your multimeter, and the pins in the battery cradle base and the detents that receive them in the battery base are both secure with no melted plastic around their mounting hardware (one, not uncommon problem with the canister batteries is that if the battery is not securely snapped into the cradle with an audible snap of the locking system, a poor connection might be in effect and resulting in high amperage drain that has been known to melt power wires in the battery or cradle bases. This is usually evident if plastic, melting down there, is visible. Lemmeno REDDY
  11. I doubt your charger failed or has / did short out. The charger will not charge when connected in the reverse order. Turn you battery rocker to off. Plug the charger into the battery, then connect it to your 110v outlet. Make sure your battery is fully seated and locked into the cradle. After charging and verifying full charge using the led’s on the canister battery top (one red the rest green) turn the rocker switch on and try and power on the bike. Your Fat Sondors must have been bought used because none were produced with a 3 speed freewheel. That is considered the first upgrade that new owners did to their bikes to give them more utility. lemmeno REDDY
  12. Paul, what do you brew? I like the road cycling ethic, of the groups I see riding in your area. I had friends that lived in Lovettesville, and I’d fly my Grumman light aircraft into Leesburg airport to visit https://airnav.com/airport/KJYO. and later, when the moved to Lake Holiday, I’d fly into Winchester. https://airnav.com/airport/KOKV Always freaked out in my friend’s Jag, on these locally hilly 2 lane, winding blacktops, that cresting any hill you might encounter a Lance Legstrong Peloton cycling towards infamy (been there done that). I'm guessing that you could go to a 34Tooth low rear cog on the freewheel, thats about as low as you can go and that will work fine with your long cage derailleur. I have no exact tooth count of your existing freewheel.. I don’t own one. Finding a 11-34T would give you the best of both worlds and I use that exact cogset in the Cassette in my 750w Fat, with a short cage, Tourney Shimano derailleur. You will get dirty, while making the exchange, unless you paraffin wax your chains and use White Lightning Clean Ride in between Hot Waxing. You will have to add links to your chain to maintain proper indexing and shifting if your spacing is like my Fat, but your Local Bike Shop might donate the necessary links for a small fee or could could buy an extra chain, to use links every time you buy a new chain to add the necessary length. I recommend KMC 8 speed X8.99 chains; they are hard wearing, nickel plated and easier to keep clean. https://www.ebay.com/itm/KMC-X8-99-Silver-5-6-7-8-Speed-Nickel-Plated-Bike-Chain-fits-Shimano-SRAM-Campy/321974783654 The best tip I can give you is go to your LBS. If you plan the exchange yourself, you’ll need a chain break tool and a cassette removal tool. You can review YouTube videos on replacing shimano cassettes. It will be well worth the few dollars you’ll pay a bike shop for labor for installing the extended chain, your new Cassette and adjusting the rear derailleur, plus you’ll be developing a relationship with guys who can professionally wrench on your Smart Step, in the future. REDDY
  13. The German bicycle industry is in rude health according to the latest stats from association Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), released to coincide with Friedrichshafen-set Eurobike. Contrasting with the UK import data for H1 2019, which was at its lowest point for over a decade, Germany’s bicycle imports rose 6.1%, with e-bikes making up 26% of imports. Production was up too. 1.47 million ‘vehicles’ were manufactured in the first six months of 2019, up 4.6%. The bicycle industry association concluded that 2.93 million bicycles and e-bikes were sold in H1 2019, an increase of 3.2%. Exports of bicycles and e-bikes grew substantially, up 14.1%. E-Bikes accounted for 36% of exports. ZIV said that the non-electric bicycle market stabilised while e-Bikes continued their growth trajectory. It estimates some 920,000 e-Bikes were sold through retailers in H1 2019. ZIV surmises that more than 1.1 million ‘vehicles’ would be sold in 2019 as a whole, which would keep the pedal assist sector in double-digit growth (12%). Siegfried Neuberger, ZIV MD, said: “The German bicycle industry can look back on a very good first half-year again this year. The products of the German and international bicycle industry are once again inspiring consumers. Positive development in the industry is supported by services such as leasing of company bikes, digital offers, and innovative business concepts relating to all aspects of cycling. We are able to stride into the future with confidence and look forward to future bicycle and ebike trends.” The bicycle industry association (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband e.V.) is the national advocacy organisation and service provider of the German and international bicycle industry. Its members include manufacturers and importers of bicycles, e-bikes, bicycle components and accessories. From: Cyclingindustry.news
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