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Yuba – another ride in Kapiti with Lynn

Having spent a hard week in the workshop, and most of Friday and Saturday digging a patch of clay over in the back garden, Lynn and I decided to have a trip out on Sunday. I wanted to show off

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Yuba – another go at the long ride.

So Tuesday 4th July, I took the car back to have the service and WOF finished (replacement radiator and steering rack bracket), and I put the bike on the back again. Same drill, set off from Kapiti Honda at about

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Yuba – a nice long ride

On Tuesday I took my car up the coast to Kapiti Honda to have it serviced and a WOF. Rather than come home again on the train and make a return journey, I strapped the Yuba onto the back of

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Electric Yuba – settling in

It seems like weeks since I made the last modification to the bike, other than some panniers, I think it is basically finished. The last mod was a new front brake cable to give a little more slack when handling

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Electric Yuba – well it is a cargo bike!

The build of the Yuba is nearing completion, only one project to complete after the fitting of these bits and pieces. So the Yuba is a cargo bike, and I bought it to serve as a business vehicle so that

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Electric Yuba – programming Bafang BBS01B

As I have described before, I am not particularly happy with the performance of the Lekkie 300W mid drive motor out of the box. It’s good, but it does not suit me. The problem is, we are all different, ride

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Electric Yuba – gear sensor

I ordered a Lekkie Gear Sensor from Bicycle Junction, which arrived this morning, and also a splitter cable so that I can connect it in. Because of the length of the cable (about 300mm), and the position of an appropriate

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Electric Yuba – gearing

I have had a good couple of days with the Yuba. After 60 or so kilometres riding it two things were obvious. Firstly, the gearing needed work. Secondly – the “power profile” needed adjusting, i.e. the amount of assistance given

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Electric Yuba – just how far will it go?

Well, yesterday I found out. After 23km on Sunday, including about 200 metres of climb, I thought I would leave it without charging, and do a few short trips to see how far the battery went. So on Monday the

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Electric Bikes – Yuba Mundo eV4 – first rides

So, the build was finished at 6.00 on Friday, and Saturday morning I took it for a first ride, into Porirua to take my wife a coffee at work, and to buy some mudguards. Obviously this was to be a

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