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    #46
    Range is as advertised. Full charge. 15 miles PAS3 99% OF TIME. 75% BATTERY LEFT BASED ON VOLTAGE CHARTS. I WOULD EXPECT 40 MILES OF USABLE RANGE IF PEDDLING

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      #47
      Rode mine 12 miles into work today. She did really good! Here's a pic with some accessories.

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      • looooooooooooonacycl
        looooooooooooonacycl commented
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        Nice! I've got those same tires on a different bike and really like them. Great front basket too.

      • obscureyetrevealing
        obscureyetrevealing commented
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        How's the road noise on these compared to the stock tires?

        I took the stock tires to the beach and they weren't any good for dry sand. The tires would just dig a hole and get no traction, so had to walk the bike with throttle.

        I'm debating between the Mission Command, E-Huntsman, or Super73 BDGR tires (also made by Vee Tires).

      • Neverlost99
        Neverlost99 commented
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        Nice basket, bag and lock ideas

      #48
      Originally posted by CameronOmnia View Post
      I am getting only a 20 mph top speed. No matter the charge maybe 21 on a full charge but this is underwhelming when it was indicated this bike could go 25. I'm currently measuring using a phone Gps speedometer. But from my experience it's not 25mph.
      A lot goes into mph. My bike out of the box had a lot of rolling resistance due to the brakes rubbing. Once that was addressed I was able to do 25.6 consistently. After that I put on different tires. Top speed was then down to 23mph. I added a front basket, adjusted suspension to my ride liking, and added a bike lock. Now it seems 20mph is the norm for my bike. Also, your weight, wind, etc. will all factor in as well. I am 168lbs just for reference. Yeah, I'd like a bit more speed too so if you find something that gets you that extra let me know!

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      • Neverlost99
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        I bought the bike( my first ebike but 20th regular bike) for exercise not top speed. I can get an hour of riding and feel like it’s ok to skip the Covid rich gym.

      • bwiesman574
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        I bought mine to commute to work 12 miles and also to ride trails with my son. Coming from a motorcycle background, so top speed is important to. me. Granted, I know this isn't a motorcycle or motorcycle replacement, I'm just accustomed to going fast.

      #49
      Originally posted by obscureyetrevealing View Post
      How's the road noise on these compared to the stock tires?

      I took the stock tires to the beach and they weren't any good for dry sand. The tires would just dig a hole and get no traction, so had to walk the bike with throttle.

      I'm debating between the Mission Command, E-Huntsman, or Super73 BDGR tires (also made by Vee Tires).
      There is a noticeable difference, but it doesn't seem that bad. I do alot of offroading (SXS) and camping so I needed some tires that would work well in dirt as well as pavement. I'm really happy with the Mission Commands.

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        #50
        How about this rack? Is there a way to put the mounts on the rear stays for this one?
        https://wallkeebike.com/products/wal...385d04f1&_ss=r
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        • BASE193
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          Great!!! I didn't know about the no-drill kit!!!!! That will make is super easy to attach.

        • paxtana
          paxtana commented
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          Would love to see a pic once you have it attached!

        • FreedomBuilder
          FreedomBuilder commented
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          Did you eventually get and fit this? Got any pics to share??

        #51
        Originally posted by Neverlost99 View Post
        Nice basket, bag and lock ideas
        Thank you!

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          #52
          Originally posted by looooooooooooonacycl View Post
          Nice! I've got those same tires on a different bike and really like them. Great front basket too.
          Thanks. The rack took a bit of tweaking to get them to fit around the shocks but eventually came up with a solution!

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            #53
            Originally posted by Neverlost99 View Post
            Ideally a quick release would help. I am almost thinking a car rack at this point. It’s a big bike!
            I bought a cheap motorcycle carrier that's hitch mounted over the weekend. Unfortunately I had to return it as it was so unstable I wouldn't trust a 55lb ebike on it, let alone a 400lb motorcycle! This was a harbor freight model, stay away from those!

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              #54
              I am upgrading the 500w hub motor to a true 1000w hub motor. Can you tell me what power controller is installed on the bike? I'm hoping to just do a plug and play since they look like they run on the same plug... but I wanted to make sure.

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              • paxtana
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                The label on the motor is meaningless, that would be a lot of work for zero gain in power or torque.

                I don't think bafang even makes a geared fat hub that explicitly has 1000w on the label so it would be very unlikely you would have same plugs, and even if the plug matched there is no standardization so you would probably have to cut back the connectors and match halls wiring through trial and error, there's dozens of potential combinations so it is a bit daunting but there is a guide on endless sphere if you are really dedicated to doing this.

                Like I said I don't see the point though, at best the motor would be heavier and in theory the increased mass would make it more able to take higher current without overheating, but since nobody has reported this motor as overheating with the stock power level there would be no point unless you were also overvolting the bike or running a higher current aftermarket controller.

              • FreedomBuilder
                FreedomBuilder commented
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                It would be a right project, but you could maybe do something like this? https://youtu.be/cc_cFisnL4M

              #55
              Is it possible to add/replace the front axle with a quick release?

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              • paxtana
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                Yes, that is possible

              #56
              Is it too much strain on the rear hub or axle to add a trailer on back for the kids to ride in?

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              • paxtana
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                I think that should be fine. If you are lugging the motor to the extent that it cannot move, then you probably are overloading it, but other than that it's probably okay. Keep in mind that all electric motors like to run at high RPM, if there is something preventing it from running at that speed, the power ends up getting turned into heat. This motor has a planetary geared system inside of it so the motor itself can run faster than the wheel is running which helps quite a bit, but if it is loaded to such an extent that it can't move, all that power will turn into heat and that is no bueno

              #57
              Broke my second kickstand!! I was showing a friend the bike when he gave it a little throttle and lifted the front end off the ground about 6 inches (just standing by the bike no one was on it) and when it came down it snapped the kickstand! Seriously, I've had bikes as well as motorcycles for 40+ years and never broke a single kickstand before this bike. In the V2 you might wanna consider using a quality kickstand.

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              • paxtana
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                The factory is not using that model for the kickstand anymore, future production runs will not have it and I believe the incoming production run may not have it either. You were the second person to report this same issue so we wanted to play it safe and make sure the factory does not use it

              #58
              Originally posted by bwiesman574 View Post
              Broke my second kickstand!! I was showing a friend the bike when he gave it a little throttle and lifted the front end off the ground about 6 inches (just standing by the bike no one was on it) and when it came down it snapped the kickstand! Seriously, I've had bikes as well as motorcycles for 40+ years and never broke a single kickstand before this bike. In the V2 you might wanna consider using a quality kickstand.
              Can I get one of the better stands or are they just not coming with stands at all?

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              • paxtana
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                They will have stands, I don't know if they will have extras but email us and let us know about the break I'm sure we can work something out

              #59
              Showed up today, all the way to Canada! I had to use a third-party broker because Fedex said it'd be weeks/months if they were the broker... but it worked out. Got it in less than 2 weeks from ordering.

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              • paxtana
                paxtana commented
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                What broker did you use?

              • looooooooooooonacycl
                looooooooooooonacycl commented
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                I used BorderBuddy.

              • paxtana
                paxtana commented
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                Thanks for the heads up, good to know!

              #60
              PAS SETTINGS NEED IMPROVEMENT.
              . I think one and two are under powered.
              Three makes you really spin,
              four is good for climbing. Am I the only one disappointed with this programming?
              Last edited by Neverlost99; 06-11-2022, 03:10 AM.

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              • paxtana
                paxtana commented
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                CameronOmnia so would you agree with the notion of slight bump in pas 1 and 2 output and leaving the rest as is?

              • CameronOmnia
                CameronOmnia commented
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                Yes I would agree with that. Is it too much to dream of a higher top speed, or are the brakes just not rated for that?

              • FreedomBuilder
                FreedomBuilder commented
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                I don't suppose it'd be an easy thing to code a 'Cruise Control' into the bike, would it?
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