Questions tagged [electric-bike]

Electric Bike (e-bike) specific issues, including batteries, controllers, chargers, and motors -- as well as the legal or social issues surrounding their use. Not for liquid fuel bike kits.

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What is the process of adding a light to a Yamaha PW equipped ebike?

I recently got a bike with a Yamaha PW system. The bike computer has a light on/off button but the bike itself has no light and I want to add one. How do I do this? From what I understand, I need a ...
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Considering purchasing a slightly used Hollandia Evado e-bike… couple minor questions

I am on the verge of purchasing a Hollandia evado e-bike. It would be for me, a male, though the previous owner was a female. From what I could learn myself, the "step through" design is ...
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Can I use an RC motor to make my bike electric?

I would like to make my ebike to have the minimal look, so adding big hubs or mid drive motors isn't really an option since it also costs more. I found this Keda brushless outrunner 2000w 190KV motor ...
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Rear seat for kids electric bike above battery

I have a bicycle as in the picture. Are there any child seats that can be fixed in the rear of this bicycle? ANy suggestion is appreciated.
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Ebike brake lever cutoff switch / interrupt switch : How does it work?

When pressing the brake lever on my ebike the bldc motor controller (aka ebike controller) 'cuts power' to the motor until the brake lever is released again/sensor is deactivated. I would love to know ...
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Will magnetic pedals interfere with ebike batteries or motors?

I am wondering if magnetic pedals would induce current in mid-drive ebike motors or batteries. I am assuming for theoretical purposes, they would, because all oscillating magnetic fields induce a ...
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What ebike conversion kit would fit on this bike [closed]

Don't really know how to use this forum but that's the picture,is there any way I could still keep my shimano gear shifter and brakes as these are together but somehow add anything so It can just ride ...
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Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking

I have an electric bike with a 500w rear hub. The spokes have broken twice in the last month on the hub end of the spokes.The spokes are bent at the hub end and threaded. This is where they break. As ...
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Which front and rear lights can run while charging?

I have a 52V battery pack on my krampus, which I use for commuting to work. I plan on buying a DC-DC converter with two USB outputs to run headlight and taillight. So my requirements are mostly to ...
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Which electrical freight bicycle would you recommend? [closed]

I am looking for a bicycle to make my car redundant for weekly groceries. A typical Saturday trip would be to the department store(5 km) then to my parents for delivery (20 km) then to another shop (...
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EBikes - is torque a good predictor of how easy it will feel to go uphill?

Electric bikes sometimes quote the torque or max torque of the motor being used. So for instance this bike has a Shimano Steps E8000 motor the torque of which is given as 70 Nm (confusingly enough the ...
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What type of tyre is is the most shock absorbing, between MTB or Hybrid)

I want to setup my bike to the most shock-absorbing configuration possible. Rear and front suspensions are set to "soft", will look for a shock absorbing saddle, but how about tires? My bike ...
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Narrow or comfort saddle?

I have just purchased an e-bike that came with a wide "comfort saddle". I am used to riding a hybrid with a narrow saddle, and that seat was very comfortable on long trips. Should I replace ...
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Can I use my Chariot (now Thule) child carrier hitch on my Juiced Crosscurrent S?

I recently bought a used Chariot Cougar 1 child bike trailer / carrier from Craigslist. This same trailer design is now under the brand "Thule." It works great, and the included hitch fits ...
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Riese Muller with Bosch performance CX not engaging immediately

since the firmware in my ebike engine Bosch performance CX gen 4 has been updated, I am noticing a strange beahviour, that is, when pedalling, the engine (or the rear wheel pawns) will not engage ...
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Jump start electric bike?

I bought a Huffy electric bike but I don't have charger. The person at pawnshop where was bought said I can charge it with a car, like jump start.
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How to replace hub motor cable in e-bike?

The hub motor wires are cut from near the axle and looks like I can't repair it without completely replacing it. The motor is similar to this one on Ali Express. I failed to open the motor because ...
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Ebike throttle not working

Hi members friend got a dohiker ebike off ebay got it went for a ride came home and everything was fine... plugged it in to charge and then just stopped working pedal assist works and walking mode ...
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What type of ebike motor would work best for a 13” tire?

I want to drive a yard cart with a motor / battery. The cart has 13” wheels and weighs ~200 pounds loaded. I want to walk behind it, so I’ll need to be able to control the speed between 1-3 mph. ...
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20 inch ebike wheel motor exchange

Hi members eres something that I would like to know. .. I have a viking gravity 20 inch ebike wheel motor. If I exchanged/refitted this motor into say a 29inch wheel with all the same parts/kit ...
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Replacing an ebike's cable disc brakes with hydraulic disc

I have a Viking Gravity 250w 24v ebike. I'm just wondering if I can replace the braking system with a hydraulic type and what would happen to the wired braking safety feature? Would I have to retrace ...
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Why do my handle bars wobble from side to side?

I am a gramma with my first electric bike. When I ride I notice my handlebars and wheel tend to flip from side to side a lot. Is this because I am out of practice riding or does something need ...
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Fit a throttle to a pedal assist.bike?

Can I fit a throttle to a pedal assist Viking Gravity ebike? If yes what is needed other than a throttle? Thanks
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Ancheer electric mountain bike cuts out under load

My year-old 250W Ancheer electric mountain bike currently has an issue. When going up hills, the motor is put under a lot of load and the battery turns off. It remains off until reset by toggling the ...
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Shimano Steps E6000 battery charge percentage falls abruptly

When the battery charge gets to about 20-25% it drops abruptly to 5-10%. The steeper the hill and higher the load drop percentage is higher. Examples: from 25% to 6% steep hill from 13% to 8% small ...
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Why fit a usb on my ebike battery when not even connected

Id like to ask if anyone else has a viking gravity ebike with a internal frame battery pack which has a usb port included. Thing is i found out that it wasn't working even though its a brand new ...
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How to make a 10 year old electric bike battery work better?

I have taken a 10 year old electric bike out of the garage a few weeks ago after not having used it for multiple years. The bike is an elops 7 bought at decathlon with a geonaute battery. It still ...
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Charging eBike Battery with Solar

I need some advice / info on solar charging an eBike battery. We have two RadRovers from Rad Power Bikes. They are powered with a Panasonic Dolphin 48V, 11.6Ah Lithium-Ion battery https://www....
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Best solution for additional (dual) battery for E-bike

I've marked a few possible places for additional battery mount. What do you think is the most reliable place to mount battery in terms of ergonomics of the bike? Also, how to ensure the parts are ...
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Where is the Shimano e-tube project light connection setting?

I'm trying to install some aftermarket hardwired lights to my eBike which is running a Shimano steps e5000 drive system (bike is a Reid urban+ ebike). I've verified that the lights work and are the ...
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Shimano Steps ebike E010 and E012 errors: DIY fix possible?

My Shimano Steps-powered e-bike is frequently but irregularly giving me the errors E010 and E012. In the E6000 Series Dealer’s manual and E8000 Series User's manual I found the following: E010: A ...
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Eranger Montana Ladies E-Bike

Bike now 4 years old and battery not holding charge like when first purchased. Been n touch with Eranger cannot help said bike no longer being produced so now left with a £1100 bike and cannot buy a ...
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Looking for a waterproof electrical bicycle, is there such thing as ip68 for electrical bicycle?

I'm currently trying to find a bicycle brand that produces electrical bicycle with ip68/ip67 waterproof. Currently I could find any, google is not helping with my search and when I find something ...
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How can I troubleshoot battery issues on an electric bike?

I've got an electric bike with a GWA Easi-A36 battery (10.8Ah, 33.8V). The bike has a GWA electric motor. When I turn the motor on (on the handlebar "computer"), the battery indicator tells me the ...
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E-bike tyres on normal bike

I am shopping for tyres for my normal MTB. As I am mostly riding city, some gravel and light offroad I wanted something with good speed on road and some traction offroad. I found Schwalbe E-bike tyres ...
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Which kind of electric-assist bike would be appropriate?

I have a regular bike that I wanted to use to commute to my work (~12km/7mi) and back. In practice it turned out that while it was OK for one way, at my current level of fitness, I felt rather too ...
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Wind (nano-/pico-)turbines installed on bicycles for regenerative charging of batteries?

What is the smallest wind turbine available on the market that has been installed on a bicycle? and what about R&D or even conceptual wind turbine? This question is a follow up to question why are ...
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What does error code 30 signal on a Bafang electric unit?

A year or so back I bought an electric cargo bike online. The company I bought it from is since then no longer in operation. Since a few weeks every now and then the display shows a wrench symbol and ...
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Why are regenerative brakes uncommon on e-bikes?

Few electric bicycles have regenerative braking. Most quality e-bikes seem to be settling on mid-drive, which even makes regenerative braking impossible because there is a freewheel between the wheel ...
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Why would I use an electric bike?

I live in an extremely flat city that lies about 15m above sea level. One has to drive an hour or two to reach even rolling hills. Several decades ago, I rode quite a bit, and accumulated a decent "...
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Ebike going up a hill controller and motor gets hot causing a circuit break

Motor: satellite down gearing, 350 watts, rated @36 volts. Pack: 40.2 volt 10 series by 7 parallel. Lately the last 3 times I go up steep hill the battery wires, controller, and motor are hot to the ...
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Hybrid e bike suspension or no suspension

I am 64 and just taken up cycling again after a very long lay off. I ride purely for leisure and a mix of tarmac, canal tow paths and old railway tracks. Having looked at a number of e bikes i am ...
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Gear ratio formula to work out driven gear

I have been looking for a formula for two days now to calculate the diameter and how many teeth my driven gear needs. The driver gear is 14 teeth and RPM will be 7104 (Motor KV x Batt Voltage). This ...
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What tyres will fit this ebike rim? [duplicate]

Out of an impulse buy - I now have a complete ebike kit with battery. Originally I wanted this to be put on a mountain bike but upon seeing how little the rim is - I don't think any mountain bike ...
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Bosch eBike wiring diagram, where to find?

My RieseMüllerPackster80 refused to start today. I guess there is a bad connection somewhere but as all I could do was plugging the battery and computer in and out, I am not wiser whether cabling has ...
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Run from solar panel without batteries?

Is it possible to use solar panel(/s) as primary power for an electric bike, HPV or light velomobile (without batteries, mandatory assisted mode only) ? Are there any limitations or obstacles ? ...
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Any tuned E-bike with good support at high cadence high speed?

We bought a Cannondale Kinneto 2013 for my girlfriend and I also mounted a tuning kit that removes the 25km/h limit. I am a well trained cyclist and the goal would be to "accelerate" my ...
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Broke Spokes backwheel e bike [duplicate]

Four spokes on backwheel of Riverside 500 ebike just snapped when I was going uphill. Anyone else had this problem or know why it could have happened?
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EBike hub motor vs external motor

Some bikes, e.g. Busettii Vortex use an external motor, while others (by the same manufacturer) use hub motors. Busettii claims that external motors have higher efficiency (http://www.biyadii.com/), ...
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Can I charge an ebike from another ebike battery?

I have a fiido d2s, and I love it. I'm not sure if I could upgrade to a bigger bike, because it fits so well in the back of my car and public transport. Anyway, it doesn't have a detachable/...