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Reddy Kilowatt

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. No, content is moderated to conform to the registration terms. https://sondorsforum.com/terms/ REDDY
  8. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/3809-caring-for-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 REDDY KILOWATT FORUM MODERATOR
  9. Please use Private Messaging to conduct business and we do not allow members to post private information for their protection, ie addresses, in open forum. ‘Thanks REDDY
  10. Your post sounds like a request? This is an independently owned and operated forum by Sondors Owners. This post should probably be directed to Sondors.com the manufacture. We don’t have anything to do with bike production or decision making for the company. The one reason that Sondors limits size options, to a one size fits all, is to keep manufacturing costs down and the Best Prices on their products in the industry. You don’t mention your personal dimensions or which model Sondors your considering. I’m 6’ with a slightly longer torso than leg length (32" inseam) than average and most of my non powered bikes in my Stable (11) are 56cm, except my two LiteSpeed Titanium’s, a Vortex & Ultimate, which I ride 57s. With carefully selection of seat post heights (I use a 400mm) and Stem length (130mm) my Electric Black & White Lightnings fit ideally for me. The only problem I have, is it’s not comfortable to pedal out of the saddle for very long but there are few long hills here that will challenge that slight problem. I know we have members from just over 5’ to 6’-4” and if you’ll review the picture Gallery you can judge for yourself. REDDY
  11. Ever hear of Aled Owen? He’s probably the most internationally recognized and celebrated Sheep Dog trainer, trials competitor and breeder residing in the UK. Your part of the planet. https://www.aled-owen-sheepdogs.co.uk I had a Border Collie, Gwyndolen , that was bred from his Border Collie Roy’s Lineage. I lost her 4 years ago and like all of the Female Collies I’ve raised, was an exceptional Collie. She loved the TV series Lassie and where-ever she was, she’d come running to sit in front of the TV at the first sounds from the show’s theme song. She would watch the whole show. She also had a favorite movie, "Never Cry Wolf". REDDY
  12. Typical results from personal experience and posts here on the forum, are that if you avoid riding in heavy downpours or continually riding in the rain, water incursions are usually not a problem. But it doesn’t hurt to use some precautions, particularly on the large Controller to Motors Higo connector. WD-40’s name is derived from, "Water Displacement, 40th Formulation". It’s not a lubricant. The connector is engineered to try and prevent water incursions. I have never had this problem in over 20,000 miles on my two Sondors. I wonder if the motor cut-out switch, in a brake lever, is water resistant or water proof. I avoid riding in rain if I can help it. It’s not because of electrical problems but it takes considerable labor to clean my bikes. Never clean your Sondors with a pressure washer. I will say, that on one of my hybrid Cannondale H400 non eBikes, it was really fun being caught in a heavy downpour and a high winds storm. My only problem was being able to see and glasses didn’t help, I was near blinded. For a while I carried goggles when riding in summer with a police motorcycle type helmet and with me in rain possible rides, in winter, where they help, even though I ride with this Aviators Helmet with a clear and tinted visor. I do believe that a ziplock baggie over the LCD will protect it in downpours and placing it in a ziplock bag full of uncooked rice, after an anomaly like encountered in this thread, can help dry it, if it has experienced water incursion. There are pictures of motors on this forum, completely full of rust and destroyed. Never leave an ebike stored outside and if you live in a area with drastic humidity and temperatures changes and store your bike in an unheated building or garage, a box fan, to circulate air inside that enclosed space, will help keep condensations from forming, outside and inside your bike. In newer Sondors Models, with internal cable routing, the product, "Corrosion X" can be used to stave-off rust and corrosion on any metals, even inside your bikes frame. I have no idea about it’s reaction on electrical components so I wouldn’t use it on any of those. I just try and avoid riding in the rain. REDDY
  13. Glad you're "On The Road Again". https://youtu.be/M6Ggp3TJjuE I carry a inexpensive plastic drop cloth in a pannier, just in case I get caught in a storm and I try to avoid rain because even riding on wet roads it takes 2 hours to clean my bikes. https://www.electricbike.com/water-proofing-trouble-shooting/ ‘Happy Trails’ REDDY
  14. If you’ve followed any thread here about controllers or LCD’s you’ve learned that those Sondors components, are matched, with a proprietary communication protocol that makes either incompatible with any other aftermarket component or other Sondors models. On the upside, you can replace both with aftermarket and a more powerful 25Amp controller and LCD for not much more than the Sondors cost for either. Both https://electrobikeworld.com/products or https://boltonebikes.com/collections/motor-controllers-and-displays List replacement components for Sondors. Unfortunately, a lot of eBike components are either in short supply or out of stock because they all come from China. Always verify with suppliers about the compatibility of the components, you require with your particular Sondors. REDDY
  15. It’s a process of elimination and although the LCD might seem to work, we need to eliminate it as a cause. It is the most vulnerable component exposed to heavy rain. If you get no voltage registering on a multimeter (you can find videos on you tube about using one) that might confirm a bad controller. REDDY
  16. Since Heavy Rain was mentioned and your sure that it’s not any higo connector, that has moisture inside, try replacing the shunt, green cap, on the cable to the display and see if power is restored. The display and its control buttons are somewhat water resistant but not water proof. If power is not restored you’ll have to try tracing power from the controller to the motor with a multimeter. You will need to unplug the large HiGo connector under the right chainstay and, while depressing the throttle, see if you can measure any voltage from any of to pins of the three inside that connector. REDDY
  17. That’s a first or second generation Sondors Original, now 5 years old. You’ll have to purchase a new throttle from Sondors.com. https://shop.sondors.com/products/throttle-1-speed-sondors-x REDDY
  18. Get it here from Bolton eBikes a Sondors Support Retailer https://boltonebikes.com/collections/electrical-accessories/products/replacement-lcd-cap REDDY
  19. The mag disk should be no further than 2 business cards (0.07874 inches) but mine is touching the sensor or I get fluctuating power surge. Mine is the second PAS assembly. I replaced the original 8 mag wheel with a 12 mag assembly for better sensitivity. The friction device on the mag wheel’s Bottom Bracket spindle, on mine, has become ineffective at holding the mag wheel in place. While waiting for new PAS assemble I’ve dabbed a little 5 minute epoxy on that part of the mag wheel. Works fine until I receive a new assembly. Bolton Ebikes sells a fully inclosed assembly. No Fuss, No Muss. Reddy
  20. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/3687-sondors-thin-no-power/?do=findComment&comment=13128 REDDY
  21. https://sondorsforum.com/topic/3809-caring-for-your-sondors-battery/?tab=comments#comment-13547 REDDY
  22. What model Sondors? And you’ve installed the LCD? What level of assist are you using? REDDY
  23. 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 REDDY KILOWATT FORUM MODERATOR
  24. No bill, you're not wrong but the Sondors decision is a marketing strategy, that all hub motor bikes they manufacture, have specific controllers and LCDs with a proprietary communication protocol. I do not know if that is true for the mid-drives. As you know there just isn’t much data or owner info on our forum yet. REDDY
  25. I’d suggest you ask the provider. I can’t offer any other advise. But member billmeek has an LX on order and is terrific at research you might PM bill for an opinion. REDDY BA BYE
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