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    First bike

    I'm looking for my first ebike and found an ad on Craigslist for $400. It's a mangoose fat bike with 1000 watt motor. Also includes a 48v 15 amp battety which seller said won't work with this bike. It cuts out due to "low voltage protection". Bike is only a couple of months old, but the seller says he can't afford to invest in it any longer. Any thought? Does this make sense? I would think bike would still run, just not as long as on 20 amp battery.

    #2
    Sounds like maybe a good fixer upper. Low ball him first though.

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      #3
      Worst case is the battery is shot and would need to be fixed/replaced.. but $400 is not too bad if you consider the price as bike+motor only.
      Beware that *good* batteries are not cheap; you'd easily spend over $350 for a quality 48v 15Ah lithium ion battery.

      If you (or you know someone) is good with electronics they might be able to fix the battery, otherwise don't bother.

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        #4
        Just make sure you can test the motor...

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