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  1. I chose SKS Mudrocker Clip-Ons for my fenders and I'm happy with them. SKS Mudrocker Clip-On Rear Fender - 29x3.0 Black and SKS Mudrocker Clip-On Front Fender - 29x3.0 Black
  2. I have a folding version much like the Hollywood Fat tire rack (both wheel support bars fold up for compact storage). I've hauled my Rockstar and my wife's Cruiser hundreds of miles with no issues whatsoever. As you mention Jack, the inside bike is a bit of a hassle but I've found that it's much easier to remove the rear yolk and adapter, load the inside bike first and then place the adapter back on. I thought I had a pic of both bikes but this is the only one I can find, on my way to a ride with the buds.
  3. When I first got my Rockstar I noticed that it wasn't performing as I thought it should. The symptom was an on/off surge when pedaling the bike. It would propel the bike for a few seconds and then cut off. Not having ever ridden a mid-drive, I didn't know how the pedal assist should work (when compared to Sondors' hub drive bikes which I have an X and XS) but I was fairly confident it shouldn't be acting erratic like it was. After speaking with Tech Support and discussing how a mid-drive motor works, I found out the rear frame mounted sensor receives a 'signal' to power the motor from the spoke mounted magnet as the back wheel turns. I suspected that my magnet was attached to the spoke too far from the sensor as it passes by. Sure enough, after send this photo to Tech Support they sent me a special bit that fits the magnet on the spoke so I could slide it down even with the sensor. Once I repositioned the magnet the bike runs sooooo much smoother.
  4. Until I get a permanent solution, this kickstand works fine on my Rockstar. When I first mounted it, the kickstand wouldn't deploy quite enough (due to the angle of the frame clamp). The weight of the bike pushed it forward, keeping it from standing. I used a Dremmel tool to grind the hinge stop to get the kickstand to deploy another couple inches at the foot/pad.
  5. I recently got my bike back and while riding yesterday, I noticed a light cracking/creaking/popping sound coming from the head tube area so I'll find an instructional video on greasing it. Thanks for the info!
  6. It's going to be a while before I get to the kickstand. After 19 miles on my bike , the mid-drive sounded like it was self destructing and Sondors Tech Support requested I box the bike up and send it back to them for analysis and repair.
  7. Nice job on the swap! Wraps look neat and organized. I too recently received my bike (Thursday) and after a short ride felt the need to replace my handlebars. I like a little more rise for an upright sitting position so I went with a set of BMX bars with a 4" rise. I also replaced the seat with one from Sondors' XS model. I'm still trying to find the instructions on setting the percentages for each level. I changed it to nine PAS levels but I can't find how to set each level. If you figure that out, please share.
  8. I plan to take mine next week to a shop that MIG/TIG welds and have them add a small aluminum plate that I can drill and tap threads and use one of the standard kickstands on an XS. This way, I can remove it quickly if I take an aggressive ride or add it for an urban/paved trail ride. Sondors should seriously consider adding Bosses for this during the frame fabrication so customers have that option
  9. Just a FYI post, I just received my new Rockstar and thought I was having issues with powering up the bike. I unplugged and re-plugged both electrical connections and charged the battery to full power but no change. In fact, it just takes another second or so longer than previous LCD's to boot up. I treated the Rockstar like my XS and discovered that I wasn't pressing the power button long enough.....
  10. Anyone documented the Rockstar controller functions and settings? Mine recently shipped (finally) and although the display/controller functions similar to other Sondors controllers, I can't seem to find instructions for changing the PAS % on the 3, 5, or 9 position options. I toggled mine to nine PAS settings but haven't figured out how to control each of the nine positions from 1% to 99%. Also, I don't recall seeing the AI Sensitivity setting on my X or XS bikes. I think it's for changing the Ambient Light for improving the visibility in sunlight. The Rockstar settings are as follows: Speed Limit Unit (Imperial or Metric) Auto Off (1-9) Not sure but maybe the amt. of idle time before auto shutdown Brightness (100, 75, 50, 30, 10) Power View (Power or Current) AL Sensitivity (0-5) Trip Reset (Y/N) Vibration (Y/N) Feedback from controller buttons Service (Y/N) Info for servicing or troubleshooting Assist Mode (3, 5, 9) Number of PAS options BACK (to top of list) From Sondors Tech Support: As for your PAS level percentages, they are as follow: Levels: 1: 07%2: 14%3: 19%4: 24%5: 35%6: 45%7: 55%8: 75%9: 100%
  11. DavidN, thanks for posting the admin password. I have a request in to Sondors Tech Support to provide instructions to adjust the PAS settings. Have you made any Advanced Setting changes? Do you know if any instructions are available?
  12. I also received and installed my new air ride front suspension for my X and rode it this morning. It is a noticeably better quality shock. I'm glad Sondors decided to improve the quality of their front shocks and suggest they convert solely to this shock as opposed to the spring model. Thanks Sondors! I'm now patiently awaiting the delivery of my new XS bike...… 😀
  13. Reddy, my bike is kept inside the garage, never outside, and I take very good care of all my 'toys'. When I removed the tire all was dry inside, no water at all. The reason I'm certain it's a defective tire, is because the rubber was much more thin at the splitting location. The attached photo is of my front tire, with the same mileage as the defective rear tire. It does have some wear but as you can see, nothing like the rear tire. The first video attachment is a short clip of the tire before I replaced it, showing the tire warp that could have caused the irregular wear and splitting. The second clip shows the entire circumference of tread to show the tread clearly wearing more near the splitting location, more evidence of a defect. This info is being offered as feedback to the forum with the hope that it gets back to Sondors to discuss product quality with their suppliers. 20180919_183519.mp4 20180919_183550.mp4
  14. I won't argue the tread wear but even so, the tire shouldn't be separating.
  15. Hey Biknut, what are the specs on Buffy's handlebars? Looking for the clamp diameter, rise, any bends, etc. My hope is that they would fit my X model..... Thanks!!
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