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Jim Siebel

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  1. The settings are a bit confusing. Carefully read the manual. In order to access the personal parameter settings you need to press the + and - buttons for 2 seconds and then press them again for 2 seconds.
  2. I'm thinking my top speed setting is40 kph (24.8 MPH) although I have never seen better than 22 MPH.
  3. Lee Love has the answer. That's where I have mine set. The factory settings must be for a 36V Fold. I usually use settings 1 or 2 on relatively flat streets at 6-8 MPH walking the dog. Occasionally I use #3 on hills, but almost never use 4 or 5. I also set the max speed on my wife's bike to 20 KPH. It was too fast for her at 40 and scared her a bit. I'm sure that when she gets more used to it, I'll be able to set it back up.
  4. The frame is all welded out of 6061-T6 aluminum. The steel tubing for the receiver is bolted to the carrier. The runners are 2"X 2" X 1/4" "T" stock with 2" X 1/4" ends. I cut the pieces on my band saw and had them mig welded locally. I had the aluminum, but it would also work to use 2" X 2" X 1/8" steel angle, and easier to weld. The 1" lightening holes reduce weight and make good tie down points without any significant structural loss. We'll see about the cover. It does a good job of hiding the contents. If it causes too much drag, I'll scrap the idea.
  5. It's not shown in the photo, but I have a dense foam block between the battery enclosures where they re also tied together. That, along with attaching the wheels to the rack makes it secure. Not shown in the photos, but I am also using 3/8” nylon rope instead of the useless Harbor Freight tiedowns shown.
  6. @G.O.D. I can't understand why you cant see the photo Anybody else with the problem? Here are the photos of the finished product. We found a barbecue cover last fall and were just ready to trash it when I tried it on the bikes. Works perfect!
  7. Reddy, From what I have seen, i believe the 51C is better looking and more readable than the previous unit, but question if it has as many programmable features. Example; it has a new walk mode which I think is neat, but I have not been able to program it to go any slower than a fast jog. When I walk the bike up hills, I just jog the thumb throttle to the speed I want. this makes the walk mode useless. I still need to learn more about programming it and hope to write an english translation of the manual in the near future. Jim
  8. Reddy, The KD51C is the first LCD I have used, so I am not qualified to say which is better. I was only commenting that the unit with the A1111 sticker on the back, like mine, is the KD51C.
  9. I just finished my hitch rack for our two Fold X bikes. Now we can take them on long trips without filling up the car. They are welded up out of 2" X 1/4" aluminum "T" material I had around. Heavy, but should work well. I'll post a photo with both bikes loaded after I get the other one out of the basement.
  10. I have the foldX. My free wheel speed is 24.5 MPH on both bikes. Power is one bar.
  11. The weather finally allowed me to try out my PAS levels yesterday. After a short ride, I feel that my settings are going to work out well. Perhaps a bit of tweaking later, but for now 10, 20, 50, 70, 95 looks good.
  12. It looks like the snow and ice might give me a chance to try out my settings tomorrow. I’m chomping on the bit.
  13. Thanks, nikwax. with 14" of snow, I haven't been able to try my settings yet. I'll try what I now have and adjust accordingly when the weather improves.
  14. I also changed my previous post settings to those JCJ came up with. I wasn't aware that we could go below 25% and think his settings will be better to try.
  15. I am so glad to hear this! As I mentioned before, it will be awhile before I can check it out. Thanks for the info. I think we may now have it figured out.
  16. Let me know how it works out. I probably won't be able to try mine for a couple weeks or so.
  17. We received our bikes in Illinois on January while we were in Florida. Our son took delivery and assembled them. We met a young couple riding a pair of Folds on Ft. Myers Beach and decided that we needed a pair, so I got on the internet and ordered them. I was surprised that they were shipped almost immediately and received about a week after the order. At age 77, regular bikes are getting to be too much work. When we arrived home on February 2, we found them under Christmas tree which we failed to take down before our vacation. I rode one for a couple blocks on the evening we arrived and almost froze my fingers off. The default settings on the new model LCD are too aggressive, and I think I finally figured out how to program the PAS settings. Now I have to wait for the snow to melt to see if it worked. As you can see, we are keeping them warm in the mean time. Too bad we didn't have them in Florida. Maybe next year.
  18. JCJ, I was able to set the PAS levels on my KD51C. Per page 9 of the instructions, go to the SC screen and follow the instructions on page 10. I find the instructions a bit confusing, but I was able to set 0-5 (default) and adjust each level as follows. 1-10, 2-20, 3-50, 4-70, 5-96. The default settings are 1-50, 2-61, 3-73, 4-86, 5-96 as shown on page 17 of the manual. It snowed this morning, so I will not know if it works until the snow is gone and it's a bit warmer. I was in Florida last month, but had the bikes shipped here to Illinois, so I was't able to test out the functions. The remaining settings are hard for me to understand, so, I hope someone comes up with a better explanation. Reddy slapped my wrist for posting in the wrong spot, but I guess I also have to learn how to properly post.
  19. I'm not sure I properly inserted the file, but Users Manual-KD51C-KDS.pdf is the closest I have been able to find for the latest LCD. Users Manual-KD51C-KDS.pdf
  20. I agree with JCJ. I just received my LCD's last week and it appears that the PAS adjustments are optional. I received (2) 7 speed Fold X bikes on January 22, 2018 and the LCDs about a week later. They want to take off way too fast in all gears at all PAS settings except "0". It is not possible tp pedal them slower than 7 - 10 MPH in any PAS setting.
  21. Jim Siebel

    Jim Siebel

  22. I ordered 2 Fold X white with 500W motors, 48V 14AH battery yesterday and received shipping confirmation today! They arrived on Jan 22. The displays shipped separately and arrived about a week later.
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