Because, once again, my bike is off the road! Early this week I had the following problems all in the same day – a puncture, a broken spoke nipple causing the whole wheel to go out of alignment, another melted connector between the controller and the motor, and the same random cut outs at the top of the hill on the way home. 13 gauge spoke nipples are slightly rarer than hens teeth in NZ, so I have ordered a supply from my chinese supplier, but I may have found a local supplier and may be able to get the bike back on the road by the weekend! I think the random cutouts may be down to the 45 amp Anderson connectors not being up to the job. I have melted two now on the controller/motor connections, so there is no reason to believe they will be any better on the battery/controller connections. I’ll just have to find something better (and probably more expensive) or resort to soldering and screw connectors.
Electric bikes – summer must be here!
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