Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ask an ebike technical question get an answer within 30 minutes or so.

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Hello,

    Not sure if this is really technical, but I'm asking here:
    Looking at the sur-ron-mx-electric bike, does the lock works as a normal motorcycle do? Can the wheels move around when locked? Or just disable the throttle.

    If wheels will be locked when locked, Does it work when the battery is dead?

    Thanks

    Comment


    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
      Editing a comment
      There is a lock on the battery compartment and a lock on the ignition. Neither locks the wheels.

    Hi -

    I'm interested in buying the Bafang Ultra drive from you to go on a custom frame a friend of mine is going to build for me... but he told me he can only work in steel - is it possible to use the Ultra with a steel frame?

    Thanks

    Comment


    • steelycycles
      steelycycles commented
      Editing a comment
      Hello. I'm robhu's aforementioned frame builder.. thought I'd come directly and see if you could help clear this up for me.

      Plan is to build a new frame specifically for the Ultra. I can see the motor can come with an aluminium housing plate that( I'm assuming) the motor bolts into. For simplicity and strength I wanted to make this a structural part of the new frame - but being aluminium, I can't braze it to the frame. I was wondering if there were plans for a steel mounting plate for frame builders who work in steel - or if not, drawings available to help people manufacture their own?

      Here is a (beautifully crafted!) example of what I mean : https://www.rodbikes.com/images/gall...ery.php?id=440

      Sam

    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
      Editing a comment
      Yes the Ultras can come with the aluminum plate, yes it bolts onto that plate.

      The plate does not necessarily need to be made of aluminum.

      You could make a cad file from the original and have a copy made of steel by a machine shop.

      Far as I know you don't even necessarily need an external mounting plate. You can probably just make the frame already have the mountpoints built into it in such a way that makes the motor mount directly into the frame.

    • ErikYoung89
      ErikYoung89 commented
      Editing a comment
      steelycycles I'm working on the thing! I have a build thread here:

      https://electricbike.com/forum/forum...ld-steel/page2

      Would you mind making a thread detailing your process?

    New little display is 1199 to get in. Two new choices, speed pole and some other pole set at one. What do I do here?
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20181102_183715.jpg Views:	1 Size:	1.11 MB ID:	77338

    Cockpit from hell, but it goes like hell so who cares.

    Oh, and super cool is how it stands proud and goes over everything else. The other on off button was tight to the bar and hard to get things under it.

    Comment


    • Lakejumper
      Lakejumper commented
      Editing a comment
      Which model display is this one?

    • xcnick
      xcnick commented
      Editing a comment
      It is the newittle one. Look at lua new web page

    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
      Editing a comment
      Don't think any pole stuff on any display does anything, that should be set by controller.

    How does Luna get the speed sensor working on the huge gap that comes with the Banana? I can find vague reference to the spacer I need to get my speed sensor closer to the magnet for my BBSHD, but I don't see a part anywhere.
    Last edited by indyengr; 11-03-2018, 10:00 AM.

    Comment


    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
      Editing a comment
      Don't know how shop does it but you can do this. Wrap chainstay with silicone tape, wrapping enough times so that portion sticks out. Then put sensor bracket on the raised portion. Be sure to use the slots on the bracket for zip ties to hold in place firmly

    Hi. Looking to get some ebike brakes. Seen the Shimano ones you have in the store but no sensor for the cut out. Are you guys able to modify those M355 brakes so I can use them on my ebike? Build is my own. Thanks.

    Comment


    • HIGHVOLTAGE
      HIGHVOLTAGE commented
      Editing a comment
      That wouldn't be possible at this time unfortunately. Sorry :(

    Ok. So no other options for me?

    Comment


    • paxtana
      paxtana commented
      Editing a comment
      Once the hydro sensors are restocked you can mod the levers. Here's the link. There's a notifier on the page if you want to be emailed once restocked.
      https://lunacycle.com/bafang-hydraul...-e-brake-pair/

    • Msim
      Msim commented
      Editing a comment
      Plenty of options. Those 355's are available on amazon and ebay. Then there's Tektro and Magura and a couple others

    I have a BBSHD that is slipping when I try to pedal. The throttle and pedal assist work fine, but the pedals just slip when I try to put any power down the old fashioned way, leaving me with a bike that is 100% battery powered. I changed the clutch/freewheel with a new one and zero change - that’s not the issue. What other problem does the motor have that would cause this?

    Comment


    • Calgary commuter
      Calgary commuter commented
      Editing a comment
      This has nothing to do with chainline, chain tension, worn parts (this is a new bike). I’m a bike mechanic, the issue is I can’t get the cranks to engage at all, when I pedal it’s like they’re not attached to anything and they just spin freely in both directions. The only thing moving the bike is the pinion gear running off throttle or pas when I ‘pedal’. Sounds like a warrantee issue if replacing the clutch did nothing and you guys can’t think of anything else.

    • commuter ebikes
      commuter ebikes commented
      Editing a comment
      That is a curious situation. So sorry for your frustration.

    • HIGHVOLTAGE
      HIGHVOLTAGE commented
      Editing a comment
      You sure you put the clutch in the right way when you replaced it?

    Originally posted by Pb1302 View Post
    Ok. So no other options for me?
    I have these on all six of my bikes: https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=35

    I have found these to be bombproof, and I am very tough on my equipment. I find them very easy to install and service.

    Tektro makes a 4 piston model if you want to spend more money: https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=241

    Comment


      Originally posted by Calgary commuter View Post
      I have a BBSHD that is slipping when I try to pedal. The throttle and pedal assist work fine, but the pedals just slip when I try to put any power down the old fashioned way, leaving me with a bike that is 100% battery powered. I changed the clutch/freewheel with a new one and zero change - that’s not the issue. What other problem does the motor have that would cause this?
      I had this happen to me once with a chain tensioner that was installed improperly. It was very frustrating! Once I had the chain tensioner positioned correctly, everything was hunky-dory.

      Some things that you could look at:
      (1) proper chain tensioner or derailleur installation,
      (2) serviceability of chain tensioner or derailleur,
      (3) proper chain length,
      (4) worn chain,
      (5) worn cassette or freewheel,
      (6) worn chain ring,
      (7) derailleur adjustment.

      Again, I have spent way too may hours fiddling with my chain length to get things working nicely. You have to have both the chain length and tension within spec, as well as drivetrain components that are properly lubricated and not overly worn.

      I can't imagine that this has anything to do with the motor, but I could be wrong. Since I believe this to be a problem with the mechanical drivetrain, an LBS could help with a diagnosis. Please post back on here with the solution when you find it.
      Last edited by commuter ebikes; 11-04-2018, 03:55 PM.

      Comment


      • commuter ebikes
        commuter ebikes commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks for clarifying. So not a problem with the mechanical drivetrain, then. Still, please post the solution here when you figure it out.

        Did it ever work okay? Did any interesting event occur at the time it started failing you?

      • Calgary commuter
        Calgary commuter commented
        Editing a comment
        Yes it worked fine for the past 9 months or so. The pedals just went loose one day.

      • paxtana
        paxtana commented
        Editing a comment
        Did you replace the steel gear when you replaced the clutch? Sometimes when the clutch fails it grinds away the teeth on the steel gear. In this event, even if the clutch is replaced it will not have anything to connect with due to the worn down teeth.

      Hi all. I got the wolf 52v battery and the std52v charger. And it has the attached plug which the wolf doesn’t have. Should I have been shipped an adapter? Thanks

      order #61990 (9/6/18)

      Comment


      • paxtana
        paxtana commented
        Editing a comment
        Yes, you should have. We'll have one shipped out asap.

      Hello I have a question about the BBSHD, on the order page there is the option to bundle the mini 30t chainring for a little discount, but no option to bundle the 36t chainring, which of course is the one I want.

      Comment


      Hello!
      I have the cyclone 3k.
      How do i remove/replace the cog mounted onto the motor?

      Thanks!

      Update:
      Spoke with Seb, If the motor has been used, the keyway will be stuck, get a screw driver and gently level (leveling the keyway) the motor shaft and the cog, and wiggle the cog.
      Last edited by frijoles24; 11-12-2018, 11:43 AM.

      Comment


      • paxtana
        paxtana commented
        Editing a comment
        Probably need to email us attn: Seb in the heading for that one. IIRC you need to mess with the keyway.
        support@lunacycle.com

      Hi LunaCycle, I'm interested in this bike that you guys offered: https://lunacycle.com/luna-lone-wolf-roam-ebike/

      Is it possible to order one with Small size and a different color?

      Comment


      • paxtana
        paxtana commented
        Editing a comment
        Sorry, unless it's a size/color offered on the site we don't have access to that frame at this time.

      Hi Guys. I bought a BBSHD kit in April/May (order # 50632) and it's been working great. But yesterday my charger (52v 300w luna charger) stopped working. It doesn't light up or do anything. Is there anything I can do for basic troubleshooting? I'm not an electrical engineer and I don't have any skills in troubleshooting circuits/power issues. I would greatly appreciate some assistance in getting this resolved. My bike is dead in the water. Thanks!

      Edit: Yes it's the fuse. And of course it's been soldered down.
      Last edited by handogen; 11-05-2018, 04:22 PM.

      Comment


      • paxtana
        paxtana commented
        Editing a comment
        Probably a fuse. Does yours have the older style with outer fuse or the type with the fuse on the inside? Either way I'd check that. The fuse is a F6AL250V if you need another.

      I have been reading some of the builds thread and ppl recommended to not mount the battery on the back rack because the vibration during the ride will destroy it. How is that different than mounting the battery shark pack in the bike's triangle's frame? wouldn't the sturdiness of the frame cause the same vibration as well? Thanks.
      Last edited by icestix; 11-06-2018, 12:06 PM.

      Comment


      • HIGHVOLTAGE
        HIGHVOLTAGE commented
        Editing a comment
        Not sure where you read that but it heavily depends on a lot of factors such as which type of battery you're using and how secured you have it. Some people just mount it with the base plate and leave it at that. So if you want to avoid any issues, make sure you have it strapped in tightly with straps/velcro/ziptie on top of using the base mounting plate.

        The Shark Pack is pretty notorious for having a shoddy case, so go with something like a Wolf Pack instead and you won't have this issue at all since the entire battery is potted.

        https://lunacycle.com/luna-wolf-52v-ebike-battery/
    Working...
    X