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    Removing Gear Shift Sensor Cable

    Hello, almost finished my first build. Few questions.

    I'm not using gear shift sensor, is it easy enough/worth it to remove it completely? (By opening the controller I suppose). For cleanliness/esthetic reasons

    Also, just to be sure, are these 6v lighting cables in the picture bellow? I already have dynamo lighting on the bike, so any tips what to do with this cable? Should/could I remove it too, like the gear shift cable?

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    #2
    I would not open it up just to remove those cables but if you were going to open it for other work like extra waterproofing then I suppose you could remove those and seal up the holes. There are videos and pictures talking about the products and areas to make these things more water resistant.

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      #3
      Welcome zezima to the forum. I wouldn't remove these cables. They are hard-connected within the controller to the PC board, and don't easily unplug. The PC board, components, and the cables ends are encapsulated in a potting material - some of which you'd need to chip out, very carefully.

      For cabling neatness, I cap or otherwise insulate the ends, then coil them up along with other cable excess behind the motor, and wire-tie them up to the frame chain stay(s).

      There are also Velcro wire sleeves, or for no/low cost a child-size sock, to hide cabling in.
      Last edited by ncmired; 05-31-2024, 08:47 AM.

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        #4
        +1 - wouldn't recommend removing the cables

        Heat shrink sleeving and self-amalgamating silicone tape can be your friends

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          #5
          Thanks.
          Those small 6v wires couldn’t be used for anything useful than lighting though? Maybe phone charging or something

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            #6
            Originally posted by zezima View Post
            Thanks.
            Those small 6v wires couldn’t be used for anything useful than lighting though? Maybe phone charging or something
            I think the power available (watts) is too low to be useful for charging a device like a phone.

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