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  1. 750w Fold X7 24errr

    This main differences between this bike, and a stocker are the 750w motor, 25 amp controller, plus 24" x 65mm double wall alloy rims. I like to ride at night, so I added powered lighting, and a few creature comforts like fenders, a half twist throttle, and a gel pad cruiser seat. Stock Fold pedal gearing is a little on the low side, so I changed the freewheel to get better high speed ratios. Since I have no need for folding ability, I opted for more traditional looking BMX handle bars Compared to my Fatty this bike is about 4 mph slower, because the overall gearing is lower. However, the lower gearing offers a torque advantage, and being 15 lbs lighter doesn't hurt acceleration either. Handling feels quick, and stable. The narrower tires don't try to stand the bike up in the middle of turns, and with 205mm brake rotors it has tons of stopping power, almost too much in the rear. Surprisingly the range hasn't suffered significantly from having a bigger motor, and in fact may be slightly better at certain speeds compared to the 500 motor. Droning along at 15 to 20 mph only puts a very light load on this motor. There's a slight feeling of being under geared, and over muscled like a dirt bike, but that translates to more fun whenever you twist the throttle. This bike shoots across an intersection like a watermelon seed, which makes it a little safer riding in the wilds of the cement jungle
  2. 20a controller to a KT-LCD3 wendy

    Throttle is Red + Black - White = signal Blue, and Yellow go to the gray button Green powers the LED power meter
  3. Replacement Brake Pads

    I'm not that particular but these are what I've been using https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pr-TruckerCo-S-Disc-Brake-Pads-Shimano-Deore-Tektro-Gemini-Tektro-Mota-osm8/261191663967?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  4. Replacement Brake Pads

    Tektro and Shimano use the same pads.
  5. Battery Upgrade For First Generation

    When I first laid eyes on a Sondors, the first thing that came to my mind was how easy it would be to hide a huge triangle battery in there. Why not take advantage of that? With this 30ah 48v battery I can ride 40 to 100 miles, it just depends how fast I want to go.
  6. What I've found after destroying a lot of typical bicycle wheels on my motor bicycles, is that wide width is a lot stronger than skinny. It seems like this fact eludes most eBikers that haven't owned a fatty before. My original fatty's 80mm rims, after over 5000 miles are still acceptably true. I weighed over 220 lbs most of the time I've owned it, and I ride it fast on city streets. IMO, there's never a reason not to go with double wall on a motor bicycle, but 80mm single wall seems last a long time. 14g spokes are strong enough especially for the front, but I like to use 12g on the rear even though it's not really necessary. I recently built these 24" x 65mm double wall rims for my Fold X7. I thought about going single wall, but there's only a few dollars difference so what the hey. Lately I've been buying rims from here, http://www.robsson.de/en/
  7. Sticking throttle

    A good thing to do is go to the Sondors.com website during business hours, and talk to someone live on the chat line. Then follow up with a email to, Support@sondors.com
  8. 3-Speed Conversion

    FYI, you can't use a 3 speed front shifter for the rear, because the rear gear spacing is different from the front. You have to use a rear shifter for the rear, which means you'll have some unused positions on your shifter. I used a 7 speed twist shifter. I've tried Shimano, GripShift, and MicroShift. The micro worked the best.
  9. The Nightly Fold X Report

    Very nice bike
  10. Sondors X Handlebar replacement

    Here's some nice 5 inch rise bars with a stock 31.8 clamp size https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Handlebar-31-8mm-Clamp-Length/dp/B0014VV9TA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520041568&sr=8-1&keywords=31.8+5+inch+rise+handlebars
  11. Pulled over on Sondors Original?

    In Texas you couldn't get pulled over on an eBike even if your pants were on fire.
  12. The Nightly Fold X Report

    As far as the ride is concerned, I like the fat rear wheel for suspension. It cuts top speed about 2-3 mph compared to a Fatty with the same same., but it looks cool, and because the gearing is slightly shorter it has more torque. The stock 48v 14ah battery can easily handle the 25 amp controller with no stalling. Acceleration is good, but not equal to a 750 even though it's pulling 800 to 1000w max. It's a lot better than a souped up 350 though. You find out pretty fast that the stock pedal gearing leaves a lot to be desired. Even in top gear about 13 mph was about it for pedaling. It was really easy to out motor the pedals right out of the box. Now with a DNP Epoch 11-32 freewheel I can pedal up to 25 mph. That makes higher speed cruising nicer, because you don't run out of gears, and have to stop pedaling, or slow down. I like the handling a little better with the bigger front wheel, but besides the good looks it's advantage is only evident when turning at higher speeds. I'm very satisfied with the range I'm getting from the stock 48v 14ah battery. It's hard to get less than 20 miles, and the best I've seen was 40 miles. Besides all that this bike has been 100% reliable.
  13. The Nightly Fold X Report

    The combination of these two different sized wheels has a mild subliminal antisocial wrongness, and yet at the same time a deliberate rightness that appeals to the autistic crazy eye. In this case a stock 20 inch by 80mm rear rim, and a 24" x 65mm front rim, laced to a 135mm Origin 8 sealed hub, with quick release, and a 203mm rotor. Other important modifications you'll want to know about are a 25 controller, and a DNP Epoch 11-32 freewheel that allows pedaling up to 25 mph which is top speed. Other minor details are twist throttle, front and rear lighting powered off the main battery, front and rear bling fenders, a Planet Bike, Versa rear rack., and Box Components 8.5" Maximus bmx bars.
  14. The Nightly Fold X Report

    I thought it was about a week, but it's been what? 8 months? My how time fly's when you're having fun. I'll just cut to the chase. It looked like this And then this Now it looks like this. Now complete
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