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  1. Reddy Kilowatt

    WTB: Thin motor

    I’ve been considering replacing them in my 750watt Bafang as part of preventative maintiance. The cluster is relatively inexpensive and keeping a spare on hand for a daily driver is good insurance from being down waiting for parts. I quit resetting my trip odometer and keeping track at 11,000 mi total, but since I’m due for some general maintiance and replacing another rear tire, replacing or at least checking the cluster for wear would be prudent. They’re ugly when they go. Second wettest year on record up,here in NCTexas with a good start in 2019 already. This weekend we’ll see the start coldest temps in a year, too. REDDY
  2. Reddy Kilowatt

    Sondors XS

    There are different passwords for different models Reddy
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    Sondors XS

    January 8th..... You can ride across the Causeway! No Place But Texas. Please Post Your Pictures to the Forum Gallery REDDY
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    Sondors KD718 Color LCD

    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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    ANSWERED New FOLD XS - Pedal Assist issue

    Just push it towards the sensor so it’s equadistance, the magnet disc’s mounting is adjustable Reddy
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    New color LCD screen for SONDORS XS

    @SamCR. I’ve asked Andi for specific info on that admin password a week ago also, but it took some time to source the PDF. http://www.key-display.com/Downloads/User Manual/KD718-K4 users manual-20180521.pdf Reddy
  7. Reddy Kilowatt

    Sondors XS

    Hey @Ronnie Reine , I have no doubts you’ll have years of enjoyment. You’ll find you are engaged by admirers on every ride, at every stop and it draws lots of attention. Most commonly, “wow, big tires” or something relating to its size. Some want to know all about it and commonly “how fast” or “how far will it go”. and my favorite responses are “as fast as I can pedal” or “as far as I can pedal, it’s a bicycle”. I’ve been engaged in lengthy conversations and one very old farmer outside of a Walmart on the edge of town, was most interested in my Brooks England Saddle. Thick saddle leather struck a cord from his youth I’m convinced. Here’s to your impending delivery. I had to have all three of my Sondors delivered to a friends house because my driveway is too narrow for UPS (Big Browns) delivery trucks. But the huge carton fit...mostly in the trunk of my Jetta. So, just a few more weeks in your wait. Thanks for the info, I tried to get that from Sondors.com with a support ticket but because I’m not on the current buyers list, it was turning into a fiasco. Dont forget to take pictures from unboxing, to all your adventures to post in the Forums Gallery. REDDY
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    Sondors XS

    Ronnie, I see and yeah, I understand anticipation. I funded my Sondors on the Second day they were offered on Feb, 3rd or 4th, 2015 and didn’t get it until July 15th, the first delivery date. There was panic amoung the contributors and disbelief because no one thought you could buy the parts, much less assemble an eBike for the contribution price and because it was a new Crowd Funded eBike, the first to come to market, rumors abound that it was a Rip. I had faith and waited patiently, while I was dreaming about riding it. I’m a life long cyclist with 12 other bikes. I already had two other Fat Bikes that I was converting into eBikes but they were going to cost me 3 times as much as the Sondors so I jumped at the chance to own one. 11,000 miles later, and two more Sondors (one for my girlfriend and another I sold to my friend), my Electric Black Lightning is still a joy on every ride which is every day except for weather. Reddy
  9. That newer model throttle has not been supported by any known regular aftermarket Sellers. There must be some Aliexpress supplier, Pasion eBike, is one of our Sondors, has the 3 conductor replacment but it does not have the correct Higo connector. Since the pins in yours are damaged you can’t just splice in the Higo. You can Hard Wire it, eliminating the connectors. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Passion-Ebike-36V-48V-72V-Electric-Bike-Thumb-Throttle-Throttle-Speed-Throttle-bicycle-Parts/32476370166.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.26.7eafb012CapM5I&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_100031_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_53,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=dd7317dc-e36f-47b1-95d7-f2460dfbbd42-3&algo_pvid=dd7317dc-e36f-47b1-95d7-f2460dfbbd42 The Direct Replacment is avalable from Sondors. https://sondors.com/products/throttle-7-speed-thin Reddy
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    Sondors XS

    We have no insight to when the Sondors Company will actually ship the XS. But if you didn’t submit the balance of the funds, Dec.1st, then I’d suggest you contact Sondors.com and ask. Especially if it relates to the payment schedule. This forum is independently administered and hosted by owners for owners - therefore it is in no way associated with the SONDORS Company and all subsidiaries. “sondorsforum.com isn't affiliated with sondors.com and is an independent owners group here to help solve issues with your bike or make upgrades. sondorsforum.com isn't the companies Customer Support, so sondorsforum.com can't help with issues related to orders placed with the company” Reddy
  11. No, that throttle is for a Bafang Mid Drive BBS 01/02/03 . Your Bafang 8Fun is a Geared Rear Dirve Hub motor. How many pins inside your Higo Throttle connector? Reddy
  12. Reddy Kilowatt

    Original Sondors bought used Phoenix

    Martin, Tribulus Terrestris. They’re along my routes too but I try and avoid those highly infested areas, whenever another even longer route is possible. I have a lot of experience with them. I once (tried) to ride the CapRock Canyon Trailway Challenge, near Quitaque Texas (a converted to Rails to Trails, (Ft Worth & Denver) rail line between Estaline and South Plains, Texas , passing thru three Texas counties). https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons/trailway I had flown my Grumman Light Aircraft, with my Camping Cannondale H400, to the vicinity, landing at a Agricultural Sprayers airstrip, in his cotton field, then riding to camp at the, “Best Kept Secret in Texas”, the Caprock Canyon State Park (Ride with the Bison) and then ride the Challange rally. We were warned to Slime our tubes, in the event flyers and I did, but wasn't prepaired for the onslaught. In the first 100 yards I had about 100 goatheads. I got off the bike and walked it back to pavement. Never flatted but the prospects for completing the very long distance challenge were dismal and tooooo challenging. I spent an hour picking the remaining goat head spines outta my tires with a multi-tool then enjoying my camping trip in the park. The 72 tpi Vee Tire Mission Commands are more thorn resistant than the more supple, folding, 120 tpi versions (shop for them at Vee Rubber’s web site https://shop.veetireco.com/Default.asp ). But the secret to Goat Head resistance is sealant. I’ve switched to Trucker Co https://www.amazon.com/TruckerCo-Performance-Cream-Tubeless-Sealant/dp/B01MZIL6KS/ref=asc_df_B01MZIL6KS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312111916046&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16620467516428482180&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1026339&hvtargid=pla-570407061255&psc=1 and I find it works superior to Slime or Stan’s. The second recommendation against goathead thorn flats is tire inspection. GoatHead spines that are left in the tire carcass, will keep puncturing the original hole in the tube and the sealant. I’ve found it easy to detect a hidden goathead, below the tire surface because a small, greasy, wet spot developes on the tire’s surface. Sometimes, but not always, I’ll find a spine, hiding below. Last recommendation is to carry a re-sealant sealed tube and this Luna compressor on your bike. https://lunacycle.com/luna-e-pump/ I’m a fitness rider but don’t get my workouts with a frame pump. )) I carry a complete complement of tools in the left side Pannier pouch and spare tubes in the right. My Luna ePump is in the seat bag. Reddy
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    Original Sondors bought used Phoenix

    Hi Martin, Forget the Hookworms, their small diameter will only reduce your top speed. My favorite tires to date are the Vee Tire Mission Command II’s and I ride 95% pavement. I’m using the low rolling resistant, fast rolling center section, MC II 26 X 4.0 on the front (quicker steering) and the 26 X 4.7 on the rear with a universal tread. I’m on my 3rd rear to the original front and just passed 11,000 miles with only 2 flats. https://shop.veetireco.com/product-p/missioncommand-n-26x4.7.htm Reddy
  14. Reddy Kilowatt

    Happy New Year

    Happy Happy New Year. REDDY
  15. Reddy Kilowatt

    First ride

    @motorcyclist, you certainly fit in the Experienced Cyclist Category but I offer this link for newer cyclists to help them select a Saddle. Saddles are more than just an extrinsic choice based on appearances or ill defined perceptions of need . On my rides, I use a variety of different saddles but they are all the same basic shape. The Selle Italia Turbo (vintage 1980) has been my favorite shape, that very early on in my cycling ethos, fit my posterior. The later issued Selle Italia Flite (1990s) it’s newer replacement, then in the 2000s the Fi’zi:k Aliante has won my favor on my road bikes. Even my Specializes Rockhopper MTB, has the same basic shaped saddle, with a slightly wider, padded base at the sit bone area. I didn’t find it necessary to change it and it came on the bike. I am recovering it with new leather though because of wear. Even my Dolomite, with its bare, non covered carbon fiber saddle has an almost identical shape although slightly flatter. They are all comfortable. But none of those saddles are recommendations or might be a fit for anyone else. One nice accomidation at better bike shops (even online @ Competitive Cyclist) are “Test Saddles” to let you try and see if your rear end take’s a liking to a particular saddle or shape. . But which ever kind of rider you are, it’s important to dispel misconceptions about saddles and gain some insight. These tips should help give you an informed starting point or help hone your way to the perfect saddle. https://www.ebicycles.com/article/guide-to-bicycle-saddles.html https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a24787969/best-bike-saddles/ REDDY
  16. Reddy Kilowatt

    Storing below freezing

    Shouldn't be damaged at all, just follow these precautions: I’d lube the chain, more to protect it from rusting (changes in temperature effects humidity and moisture can form on the bare metal). Cover you bike with an old/new sheet, or you can buy a small motorcycle cover for pretty cheap. That will help keep moisture from condensing on the whole bike. I got mine at Overstocked.com. In my aircraft hangar I keep a small circulating fan, oscillating, to keep air moving, that also inhibits condensation. It’s always best to store Li ion battery packs, inside your house, not in freezing temps for long periods, charged at 50% charge. For 36v batteries that’s about 36volts. (42V is 100% & never below 31.3V is 11%). For 48V batteries that’s about 46.8volts (54.6V is 100% & never below 40.7V is 11%). Reddy
  17. Reddy Kilowatt

    Sondors Pedal Bearing Jammed

    Lance, the YouTube link you posted is invalid. But the forum’s post on replacing the Thin’s Bottom Bracket is here: https://sondorsforum.com/topic/1840-sondors-thin-bottom-bracket/#comment-6306 I suggest you contact Sondors.com and open a support ticket explaining the bearings in your Thin’s bottom bracket have seized or follow the procedure for customer support. It’s continually changing. They have sent out replacements in the past, see : https://sondorsforum.com/topic/1956-sondors-thin-grinding-noise/?do=findComment&comment=6878 This is the part. they are hard to source but I’ll keep looking for a link. This is the crank puller: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028YUZSS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_g3O5zb9V0T9QJ This is the Bottom Bracket Tool: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001A0AIAG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Y3O5zbBMGDXZH My own experience with bicycle Bottom Brackets (35 yrs) is the the retaining ring nuts can tighten over time and cause a grinding noise and cause bearing seizure. My first course of action, would be to try loosing the the retainer. That has cured similar problems for owners here on the forum before. But it’s just a possibility. Reddy
  18. “Turning Off”, has not been reported before, that I can recall, when the wrong LCD has been supplied. It would be very unusual for both Controllers to be bad but that is a possibility. In the interim, I suggest you remove the LCD from at least the bike that quit, removing it from the circuit and check operation. If it quits again, that would indicate a bad controller. Make sure none of the pins are damaged in the Higo connectors. That could also be the culprit. Reddy
  19. If the Folds are the same models, that’s generally an indication of the wrong LCD, supplied for your controller & model Sondors. Contact Sondors Customer Service as instructed @ Sondors.com. Reddy
  20. Reddy Kilowatt

    Sondors Pedal Bearing Jammed

    Yes, but your video doesn’t work on my computer and I’m unsure of zackly what you mean in your post. If you mean the Bottom Bracket bearings, on the spindle that the crank arms bolt to, there are different Bottom Brackets sets for replacment but they are different for each model of Sondors, you didn’t specify. If you are actually speaking of the Pedal bearings, a new pair of pedals, (Caution!Pedals have different untightening rotations but there should be arrows on thread collar where it screws into the crank arm depicting the tightening rotation for each, reverse to loosen) are avalable. Remove them and go to your local bike shop (LBS) for replacment. In the meantime, you might want to look at the visiual map for the correct nomenclature of Sondors parts so you can better describe the issue or upload your video to YouTube and supply a link. One mistake in the labels, the “Bottom Bracket Frame”, is actually the Bottom Bracket Shell but part of the bike frame. Reddy
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    New color LCD screen for SONDORS XS

    @SamCR. I’ve asked Andi for specific info on that admin password a week ago also. Reddy
  22. Reddy Kilowatt

    New color LCD screen for SONDORS XS

    @SamCR. No but I’ve asked Andi to get us the Manual, so we can all review. Not sure about the status but, world wide, everybody’s been pretty busy. I need some dry weather so I can ride)) Reddy
  23. Reddy Kilowatt

    Lights - controller troubleshooting

    @Vasiliy RW, what Sondors do you own ? Seems like over kill to buy a kit meant for a non motorized bike, or is the Controller and LCD in that kit like the ones you bought? At Aliexpress, we usually recommend Pasionebike https://pasionebike.ru.aliexpress.com/store/group/SONDORS/1088910_509413488.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.cuSgNG who carry a whole complement of Sondors Upgrades. MERRY MERRY - HAPPY HAPPY
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    Lights - controller troubleshooting

    @Bogdan Ciuhu. You didn’t identify which Sondors eBike model you have. After the LCD is powered on, pressing the up arrow key and holding for a few seconds should turn on the LCD back light and front/rear lights, if you have a compatable controller & a compatable front and back light set with the Higo connector . The only black and red wires coming out of the controller are power, + & - leads, that go to the battery. All other wires are black cables containing various combinations of wires with different colored Higo connectors. The extra unused Higo connector is for connecting the lights. This is the only one we know that is configured to work with a Sondors avalable from a few vendors. https://boltonebikes.com/collections/ebike-power-upgrades/products/new-led-headlight-and-tail-light https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Pasion-ebike-led-48V-36V-24V-electric-bicycle-front-light-20W-led-and-rear-tail-light/1088910_32761134632.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.14.50e87348tMLIBP REDDY
  25. Reddy Kilowatt

    Fold X: Body in White!

    Yep, the LCD instruction manuals and discussions are under the Instructions section of our forum. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2051-2018-sondors-ebike-kd51c-lcd-setup-manual/ Want more power? You’ll need your soldering iron and parts purchase for this. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/2214-buffys-custom-fold/?tab=comments#comment-8808 REDDY

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