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My electric assistance is broken
« on: August 29, 2018, 07:55:38 pm »
 :(
I was towing the Iceland shopping home when the pedals stopped engaging and I coasted to a stop. I can move with the throttle but I can't pedal anywhere  .
I am not sure what to do with it now as I have low fund's at present and have the ez3 trike to sort out as well..looks like I will be riding the ez3 trike to  Birchcoombe. It is very useful when it is working so I am hoping to get it repaired when I can  :)
 
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Torslanda

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 09:06:33 pm »
Maybe this ties in with the bash the motor took when the trike rolled? I suspect that a gear has stripped somewhere.

Will make enquiries and come back to you.
VELOMANCER

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 09:31:52 pm »
Thanks torslander :)
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 09:33:47 pm »
Wondering if this is related to the range issues you were having...
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Torslanda

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 10:31:36 pm »
Hard to say for sure but I think so too. Based only on a hunch and, although I didn't spot it, Polar Bear (I think) told me the motor casing had taken a whack either in the Long Itch incident or when falling off the 'bridge-that-wasn't-wide-enough'.

Need to be wary of extrapolating from incomplete data . . .
VELOMANCER

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Kim

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 10:43:40 pm »
Cycleman reports a significant (>30%) reduction in range on both batteries.  That seems very poor given how new they are and that they haven't had any obvious abuse (he cunningly fell battery-side-up in the bridge incident).  If it were a random duff cell, I'd expect them to perform differently.  Which leads to the question of whether the energy's being wasted somewhere, and if the trike's rolling properly, the motor comes under suspicion.

Obvious diagnostic would be to swap batteries with a known-good system and compare performance, but that's a bit academic if the motor's mechanically b0rked.
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Torslanda

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 11:31:18 pm »
Think I can feel a trip down to sunny Slough coming on...
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 09:14:23 am »
Wondering if this is related to the range issues you were having...

IRTA as "rage issues" and thought I'd be a bit peeved too if my means of transport was b0rked.
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 09:59:23 am »
So it's not just the electric assistance, you can't pedal it without the motor? I don't know what it is, but I hope you can get it fixed. (What Tim Hall said, really.)
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 11:23:06 am »
:(
I was towing the Iceland shopping home when the pedals stopped engaging and I coasted to a stop. I can move with the throttle but I can't pedal anywhere  .
I am not sure what to do with it now as I have low fund's at present and have the ez3 trike to sort out as well..looks like I will be riding the ez3 trike to  Birchcoombe. It is very useful when it is working so I am hoping to get it repaired when I can  :)

What kind of system is it? If your pedals are moving but not transmitting power, then the pedal freewheel . If it's a Bafang BBSx that a $10 spare from greenbikekit.com and here's  a YouTube video on how to replace it.

https://youtu.be/cocpxi-ZTg4
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2018, 08:54:50 am »
I'm not sure if it's the same thing but if it is you don't need to remove the motor to access that clutch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYs-jgnOC8k
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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2018, 12:26:58 pm »
Question,  should I keep riding it on it's electric assistance because I am worried that the batteries not being used at the moment  .😀
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Torslanda

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2018, 04:37:27 pm »
Chris. Please PM me your mobile # & address again.

Looking to collect it from you tomorrow morning.

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VELOMANCER

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2018, 06:32:03 pm »
Pm sent torslander  😀
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Torslanda

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Re: My electric assistance is broken
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2018, 08:25:36 pm »
All sorted for the morning.  :thumbsup:
VELOMANCER

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