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Reddy Kilowatt

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  1. I don’t believe I explained myself in my last post well enough for you to understand, then implement the procedure. You don’t look for the damage to Trouble Shoot, this possibility for the problem you’re experiencing, if it’s the cut off switch(s). Disconnect the right hand brake levers Higo connector, it should be inside the battery box. Oops, I’m assuming you have the Original Fat or a Sondors X or XS, or maybe a Thin. This is the clue to tell us what you were riding. If you have Fold Variant, it’s probably on the handle bar riser or inside the main frame tube, I don’t have one, I dunno. Now that you’ve got it disconnected see if the bike will operate. If no, also disconnect the left side brake Higo. Check for operation. If still no, connect both again AND THE BRAKE CUT OFF SWITCHES AINT THE PROBLEM (they are usually the most common failure points after a Massive Pothole Encounter. LEMMENO. It’s a trouble shooting process. The next possibility, but one that is usually announced by an error code displayed on the LCD, is a motor anomaly. Does the rear wheel turn freeley forward and bakards? (said with a LakeBilly twang and in a regional dialect) LEMMENO REDDY
  2. I Don’t Fold... but the length of new chains are usually 116 links. That should work on a single speed Fold Freewheel and a 56T Chainring but you’ll need to shorten it. I had to remove two links, on my single speed Sondors Custom Narrow, with a 58T Chainring.. You don’t by chains by the link, but break them or add links (7speed Sondors and large Chainring conversions efforts require you to buy two new chains to use a portion of the second). If you don’t have a chain break tool , you’ll need to buy one too. https://youtu.be/88tDcVvS7mU https://youtu.be/rZP3lQnuO0E I recommend the KMC 8.99 chain now named the KMC X8-Silver. It’s the best chain you can install on your Fold. http://kmcchain.us/chain/x8-99/ Reddy
  3. It’s not like Nick Danger exclaimed, “It’s just the little Chromium Switch, here”! its more more complicated than that and you’ll have to review the manual to the KT-LCD3. The best way is to watch Nick from Bolton eBikes explain in the video in the link below. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/241-kt-lcd3-user-manual-everything-you-need-to-know-sondors-ebike/ and on page 17 of this manual it explains how to change the maximum riding speed. https://sondorsforum.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=1668 REDDY
  4. So Vanessa, was the power outage permeant or momentary. Is your Step now operational? REDDY
  5. Hey David, Link me to your original post, please. Let’s start at the beginning. Did you follow the battery charging procedure as described in this Sondors X video? The Number of bars in the display can be misleading depending on the settings as configured in LCD set up. What does the Voltage read in the LCD screen 3? Removing and replacing the wheel should not have any influence on your problem. The only misstep that could occur is a problem with the pins being bent of broken in the large Higo connector under the right chainstay and that would be indicated by an error code on the LCD. Would have nothing to do with Battery Level Bars or Charger not cycling ON, to charge the battery. I suggests familiarizing yourself with this thread and especially the video to setup the KT LCD-3. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/241-kt-lcd3-user-manual-everything-you-need-to-know-sondors-ebike/ LEMMENO REDDY
  6. @Mr Sean , Find the Red Higo connector on the brake cut off switch wire for both brake levers and disconnect them one by one. I believe that one of your brake levers , a cut off switch in one (or both) of your brake levers or the cut off switch wire to one or both of your brake levers is damaged. LEMMENO REDDY
  7. Mark, sounds like the not uncommon controller problem. 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
  8. 52V 25Amp 350watt 58T Single Speed 32.9mph Lightweight Narrow Custom
  9. @Matt, there are lots of tire choices but it depends on where and what type of riding you do. If you wore out a set (my fronts last thru 3 rear) and in only 1,000 miles. I still have my original Chaoyangs on my original rims with 3,000 miles on them and this Rear still has “some” good life left on it and I wouldn’t consider it worn out yet. It might be too low an Air Pressure that are causing your problems. For mostly hard pack and pavement but with some loose gravel and dirt in my eighth of a mile long driveway, I like the the very larger Vee Tire 26 X 4.7 Mission Command II’s (larger than the 4.9 Choayangs, you can’t believe manufactures number claims) on my 100mm rear rim and the Vee Tire 26 X 4.0 Mission Command II on my 80mm front rim. The slightly smaller tire on the front makes the Sondors Fat much more maneuverable, no self steer and quicker steering. I rode the Choayangs @ 28 psi and the Vee Tire Mission Commands II’s @ 25 psi Chaoyang did manufacture a bad separating batch of tires last year as reported on this forum. The Mission Command II’s with their redesigned Universal Tread Pattern and faster rolling center section have a low rolling resistance. The trend for smaller rear tires only reduces your top speed and I appreciate some noise from my tires because Trailway pedestrians and other riders know they’re about to get passed. The Mission Commands are a lot quieter than the Choayangs. That being the case on my Fat Electric Black Lightning, I intend to put on and try a Pr of Vee Tire Apache Fatty Slicks, just to try them, although I have a beach in front of my house on the lake where I live and these slicks are said to have superior performance in sand go figure ¿, (but the smooth carcass, without lugs to break up the sands surface explains why) but when my present Mission Command IIs wear down, I’ll make the switch, probably next spring. Some tires are problematic when trying to getting the tire’s chincher strip captured in the rim’s chincher groove. Incremental inflation while manipulating the tire, pressing it hard on the ground while squeezing the top of the tire and rocking it back and forth to get the strip to capture and rotating the tire in increments, to repeat, all around . I use this process to get the edges captured by the rim in hard to seat tires. REDDY
  10. @You, Well the brake mechanical cables, inner and outer, are available at almost any bike shop and the Brake Cut-Off extension cable and Throttle extension cable might be available from Bolton. Depends on how many conductors in your throttle cable. https://boltonebikes.com/collections/electrical-accessories/products/sondors-lcd-extension-cable REDDY
  11. Oscar, Water and Electricity Do Not Mix. https://youtu.be/vLDN7L-X8jY https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bike_repair_maintenance&find_loc=Pacoima%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+CA+91331 REDDY
  12. This may or may not be worth the investment for all eBike owners. I’m kinda on the fence about adding it to my tool inventory. If it detects loose magnets I’m All Jiggy Wit It. https://youtu.be/l3T982cgJUk MR. Reddy To You
  13. Since Bruce doesn’t mention taking those out (?), I’d try to do as he suggests first, because the magnets are strong, and put the axel nut on the end of the axel to protect the threads and hit that end firmly on a solid object and see if the innards come loose. I have not tried that on my own 750W motor and don’t want to disassemble, either of my 350’s. You can go to Facebook and try and get in touch with Bruce Choate over there. That’s what he monitors. You’re the Test Pilot on this one, buddy. I’ve not gone, there it’s uncharted territory. REDDY
  14. Make sure the PAS magnet wheel it properly aligned and touching the sensor on the crank spindle. REDDY
  15. As long as the bearing is OK or salvageable I think with some naval jelly and elbow grease and a soft wire, Copper or Brass circular wheel brush in a cordless drill motor, it should clean right up. I’m not sure where you might find a replacement bearing but they are replaceable, if it’s bad. It would probably cost north of a hundred bucks to have a bike shop respoke your new motor in your wheel. It’s something you’ll want an experienced shop to complete. REDDY
  16. Well, I just came inside from my garden. Was 103° here today and my Peppers/Chilis are put’n out, tomato’s have dwindled, but I have 40 green San Marzano on the vines.
  17. Brian, https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2691-replacing-a-350-watt-motor/?do=findComment&comment=10059 There is one for sale a few post down. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2694-original-fatty-parts-for-sale-after-750-upgrade/ Said it was only used by his great grandmother on Sundays to go play bingo. REDDY
  18. Is that a Garden Weasel behind the counter? 🕵️‍♂️
  19. Oh Ask Away! But realize that if you're responding to a previous post, that many, most, of our traffic comes and then leaves after receiving the replies or help on an issue. Because Sondors is a small company, with a small budget on advertising and employees, they keep the eBike prices as low as possible and deposits keep the cash flow ....flowing and is needed to keep the bikes in manufacturing. Each bike is produced for each individual buyer unless customers buy an in stock bike. I waited from Feb 3 to July 15 , 2015, for my first bike but I’ve now ridden my bikes over 14,000 miles. https://youtu.be/QTk7AZV2OB8 REDDY
  20. Go here under the Forums Instructions Header and review this Thread. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2051-2018-sondors-ebike-kd51c-lcd-setup-manual/ REDDY
  21. Communication with seller is imperative when buying a new hubmotor from China. Make sure you identify the exact specifications you require and/or the motor model number. These are probably, the 3 most reliable suppliers reported on this forum. Bafang Chinese Hub Motor Outlets : https://conhismotor.aliexpress.com https://ifunmobi.aliexpress.com/ not sure if this is the direct replacement, verify https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32819103496.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.10.820e6d575mrH5O https://eunorauebike.aliexpress.com REDDY
  22. This is the source for the 25Amp controller for the 750Watt Bafang 8Fun Geared Hub Motor. https://boltonebikes.com/collections/motor-controllers-and-displays/products/36v-48v-25a-sondors-motor-controller-for-750-watt-motors-free-shipping REDDY
  23. Hey Judy, You’ll most likely have to mount the new controller in a different position. I had to go back 4 years to see what I did. Others have devised other mounting locations and ways to secure it. Hook and Loop (Velcro) is an easy mounting alternative that you can buy at Home Depot or Lowe’s. LEMMENO REDDY
  24. JFY2 and more of it. Glad to have you aboard. The forum is vast. Best to use the search window on the top right of almost every page. Be sure to post pictures off the Family Fleet to our Gallery and all your cycling adventures. REDDY
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