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  1. Great Eric, One last comment, if the battery charger completes a charge cycle and the indicator turns green, meaning your battery is fully charged, even if it takes 6 hours (both the charger and the battery have Battery Management Systems, BMS, that’s propose is to keep the battery from being over charged and stopping depletion on battery reserve in the case of the battery itself is getting below a recoverable threshold, by shutting down current delivery), I occasionally let my advanced chargers continue charging my high voltage and capacity battery packs, overnight because Li ion battery pack require long term charging (much like a trickle charge, at the end of a long cycle), to balance the cells to similar full charge voltages per cell, for the packs health and longevity. I don’t think Sondors Chargers can accomplish this and Sondors states not more than 6 hours as a "product liability statement" (no one want to see a flaming Sondors pass them @30mph) because although very rare, a BMS - IC can fail. Never heard of one failing on this forum. See : https://www.electricbike.com/introduction-lithium-18650-batteries/ https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-battery-longevity/ Now Go Out And Ride Like Lance LegStrong With Your Shoes On Fire! REDDY
  2. Well, you got the Ya’ll down pat. I spent a couple of days & nights in Independence with a friend who owned an Oil Exploration Company, bringing in a Well. I like My Sondors so much, I named my favorite LongHorn, "Sondors". REDDY
  3. Yes turn it on. If it still doesn’t light any LED indicators contact Sondors.com and tell them your quandary. Alternatly you can open up the battery and look to see if the wires to the indicator LEDs are loose or not connected. REDDY
  4. Not to worry, I don’t think you have a bad battery. Just make sure connecting the charger to the electric current, is the last step when starting the charging routine. If the LCD indicates a full charge that’s the proof that the battery is supplying current to the MSX controller and thus the bike is ready to ride. Reread & Follow the recommendation in the previous post and let me know. I suspect 3 hrs was not enough to fully charge your battery. What do the battery re serve level indicators show on the triangle battery? REDDY
  5. I’d try recharging your battery again until the chargers, red led charging light that shows it’s charging, changes to green meaning charging is complete, following these instructions. https://shop.sondors.com/blogs/news/caring-for-your-sondors-battery Caring For Your SONDORS Battery Your battery is indeed one of the most important aspects of your SONDORS, yet often battery care is overlooked. Although SONDORS are engineered for durability on the streets, beaches and trails, your SONDORS requires the same level of care you would devote to any of your high-quality electronic devices. How to Charge Your SONDORS Battery STEP ONE: Connecting the charger to battery to power supply Ensure battery is powered “OFF” – check the battery’s rocker power switch to verify it is in the “OFF” position Check to make sure the charger is not plugged into the surge protector (interrupter) strip First, plug the charger into the battery Second, plug the charger into surge protector strip Third, plug the surge protector strip to the household power outlet STEP TWO: LED Indicator The single LED on the charger will be green momentarily indicating power has been connected The LED will change from green to red indicating charging is in progress The LED will change from red back to green to indicate the charging cycle is completed STEP THREE: Charging is complete First, unplug the surge protector from the household power supply Second, unplug the charger from the surge protector strip Third, unplug the charger from the battery When to Charge Your SONDORS Battery Charging when battery is at 70%+ discharge is optimum to help extend the life of the battery If the battery is not in use for an extended period, perform a maintenance charge on the battery, repeating the above steps, every 2-3 months How to Store Your SONDORS Battery Store the battery in a cool, dry location until ready to ride Store the battery on its own – off of the charger and out of the bike If the battery is not in use for an extended period, perform a maintenance charge on the battery, repeating the above steps, every 2-3 months More Important Tips to Extend the Life of Your Battery SONDORS Tip #1: The battery should always remain in the “OFF” position unless the bike is in operation SONDORS Tip #2: Do NOT over-charge the battery. Charging cycles will vary depending upon usage. "The majority of charging cycles take 2-3 hours", and should not exceed 6 hours to complete. Set an alarm to help you remember to check the battery. Do NOT leave battery plugged in overnight SONDORS Tip #3: Do NOT expose the battery to fire, water or moisture. Do NOT dismantle the battery. Do NOT make physical alterations or crush the battery SONDORS Tip #4: If the battery is not in use for an extended period, perform a maintenance charge on the battery, repeating the above steps, every 2-3 months These are some simple guidelines to follow when caring for your SONDORS battery which will help protect it from damage, boost longevity and keep you enjoying the ride on your SONDORS! REDDY
  6. No, not for the EZ Step but try this video for the Smart Step, it’s pretty EZ. REDDY
  7. Well, Pardn’r you’ll a be a dreaming yur in the saddle of yur Fold XS, rid’n on the lone prairie soon, im’a hope’n. I ride almost every day on my reg’lr route ta town and back bout 20-25 miles depend’n and it’s been cooler than a well diggers sumtin, the last few days and night. I’m up here close to Denton and as we say, "Denton, always a few degrees Cooler than Dallas". I like camp’n trips to the LBJ Grasslands cause there ain’t no fees. The trails are near impossible to ride cause they're fer horses and they can go over ruts that we can’t navigate. Roads be great thou. Mountain View? OH, VPN TOO FUNNY Giddy-Up and Yippy Ti Yo Ya! REDDY
  8. mdiltz, there is this option and Matt Robertson make a case about the deception and expense so read the whole thread but it seems it might be the solution you are looking for. He mentions a 15$ switch. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2025-hydraulic-brake-upgrade/?tab=comments#comment-7419 REDDY
  9. Member mdiltz has sent the wiring diagram to a unknown Controller¿ But it’s not the KT LCD3 Sondors Uses. something strange about this whole thread. REDDY
  10. No, the Chaoyangs are really tough long lasting tires. There were a batch showing up on members bike more than a year ago where the cord belts were separating, causing lateral separation across the carcass, not straight line like yours. I’d suggest removing the tire from the rim and looking inside for any separation. Of course either under or over inflation can cause premature tire wear. Fat Tires, with a huge volume of air and at a relatively low pressure for bikes in general, tend to leak down more slowly (all butyl tubes leak air). I check my tires every day on my Fats before a ride by just pressing with my thumbs and a visual inspection. I’ve ridden so much, over 20,000 miles between my two Sondors, when that seems low, I use my compressor with a gauge inflator to top them off. If you use tire sealant, a slow leak might be visible if a wet spot appears between the lugs. There is a thread on the forum about that bad batch of tires that showed, in probably 2019, if my memory serves me. I had a little over 2,000 miles on my Original Chaoyangs, when I switch tires, not because of wear but because they’re noisy and that relates to high rolling resistance. I switched to Vee Tire Co, Mission Command II’s because I seldom ride on dirt or gravel, except for my 1/8 mile long drive way and wanted a tire with low rolling resistance and a high speed center section tread pattern . Unfortunately those tires were discontinued around the begenning of the Pandemic. I was able to find the 26 X 4.0 version I use on the front, on a 26 x 80mm rim, in a new front wheel I built for much better handling than the 26 X 4.7 on a wider 100mm rim wheel I built for the rear. I’ve been remounting my previously used rear Mission Commands until the cord shows and then I’ll switch to the 26 X 4.7 Vee Tire Apache Full Slick, that I have as my Replacement. If that was my tire, since the separation is on a straight line on the center section of lugs and the separation follows the individual lug’s contour, on one side, I’d suspect; over or under inflation and it was created in a high speed, high load, turn. But that’s simple conjecture, but I’d look inside. There are many suggestions, here in the forum, about replacement tires and a section devoted to the topic, but most comments are scattered thruout the forum. The search function can help find those comments and this forum is huge. LEMEMO. REDDY
  11. You’re welcome, the answer was "Blow’n in the Wind". You should add a Mary to your Forum Identities and you’d make a Trio! REDDY
  12. UPDATE: With COVID-19, unfortunately, the experience of recent years can no longer be applied. Containers have become a scarce commodity. The disaster with the EVER GIVEN has not made it better. With the significant impact on the global world market, things are piling up in front of the ports. Simple processes like getting to port, unloading containers and reloading have become much much more time consuming than it usually is. We are sorry about this because we know how painful it is to have to wait longer for your new great bike. We are also just owners. Because (as you know) we are a forum for owners from owners. We also want your bike (especially the new models) to arrive as soon as possible, but we have no influence on that. Please contact the manufacturer support for the latest information regarding your delivery. https://www.wsj.com/articles/ever-given-the-ship-that-blocked-the-suez-makes-it-to-port-11627533834
  13. The only place to get an exact replacement is from Sondors.com. They have sent owners new wheels. https://shop.sondors.com/collections/sondors-x-xs-fat-tires-tires-and-wheels I’ve never seen complete Sondors or comparable wheels offered anywhere else online. When I wanted better more robust wheels, rims and tires I built my own. The actual wheel rim width is 90mm on Sondors Fats, only the tires are 4.9". See: https://sondorsforum.com/topic/3015-what-tires-fit/?do=findComment&comment=10947 Reddy
  14. Pete, Sondors.com sells an air suspension fork for their Fat Bike Line. https://shop.sondors.com/collections/soondors-fold-x-and-fold-xs-fork-and-frame/products/original-sondors-x-airshocks or https://shop.sondors.com/products/sondors-x-original-airshocks-compatible-with-sondors-shipped-prior-to-january-1st-2019 The best place for information on aftermarket suspension is Luna Cycles. They test, carry and sell multiple form factor forks. They will give you expert information. Their Luna Lander was a popular replacement for Sondors owners when they brought it to market. https://lunacycle.com/forks/ You can also try Boltonebikes but their Fat Bike Suspension Fork will probably be a tad to narrow for a stock Sondors 26 X 4.9 tires. Talk to Kyle and see if he has a recommendation. https://boltonebikes.com Then… take a slug of Pepto and call me in the morning! REDDY
  15. Wishing No, but I’m checking to see if sarcasm is. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I didn’t craft the user agreement but it’s another, of the usually Thankless Rules, I’m tasked to moderate. My philosophy is to bring it to member’s attention, before it requires my intervention. If we read all the user agreements, for every site or app we use and join, there would be no time for beer. REDDY
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