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Check every item you recieved in the box.
Each conversion kit has:
Note: If two blue wires connected to each other – speed will be limited. If not, kit will go as fast as its capacity handles.
Be ready to spend up to an hour for this conversion. Prepare a spot where you can easily take your bikes current wheel and even chain off, so be ready to get your hands dirty. You may want to wear some latex gloves and keep floor covered with paper.
Also, prepare your tools. You will need different size wrenches, philips and flat screw drivers, various size allen wrenches, pliers. You may need more or different tools as every bike is different and there are various ways to mount a certain item.
You will also need an air pump as you will need to switch your current wheel on to the new wheel with electric hub.
At this point we know we have everything needed to convert our bike. We start with taking the wheel off. It will take slightly longer to take the rear wheel off since we also need to move the chain, little more messy but an easy process. If you decide to use PAS, pedal assist system, you will also need to take your pedal arm. Please keep note that different cranks has different installation process. In general you need to install or even glue them in proper distance. (~10 mm is good range)
Tire from the old wheel needs to be installed on the new wheel with electric hub. First let all the air out of the tire. Take the tire off the wheel and inner tube, be careful not to damage the valve as you may have to change inner tube all together. Now, install the inner tube on the new wheel then install tire and inflate.
Now that your tire is inflated and on the new wheel, it is time to put it on your bike. For rear wheel installations, mount gear cassette. For disc brake installations, mount the disc on new wheel hub. Make sure cables from electric hub stay on the left side, this is valid for both front and rear wheel installations.
For rear wheels, make sure derauiller and chain are placed properly on the rear cassette. Turn the pedals by hand and shift gears to make sure there are no obstructions.
Find a suitable place for controller. You may want to find a spot where all the cables from motor, display, brake levers, battery and PAS can reach. Cables lengths should not be an issue but it is better to measure them and decide where they are going to be routed before using cable straps.
Pedal assist system uses a magnetic sensor and a magnetic ring to sense how fast rider is pedaling. This information is then processed by the controller and depending on the chosen assist level, motor will apply additional power to wheel. Installation starts by taking left pedal off the hub. You should now see the lock ring holding pedal hub inside bicycles frame. Take this ring off, install the sensor then tighten ring back on the hub and on the sensor ring. Now magnetic ring is pushed on the hub paying attention to the arrows. Put the pedal back and tighten with a ratchet to specs. PAS wire must go the right!
Battery does not have to be installed at this point but at least the mount should be, so you know where it will stay and where the cables will run from. If you are using a bottle type battery it will most likely go where bottle holder mount posts are. If it is a rack battery, you need to install the rack first which will hold the battery. It could be a custom battery pack with custom boxes or bags, in that case you need to find your own way to mount it. The whole idea of this step is to determine where the battery is going to be mounted.
Display will go on the handle bars first then the brake levers. Old brake levers will be taken off the bar, gear shifters if any will stay. While taking the brake levers off, tension on the steel brake line may have to be released from the brake mechanism in order to pull line ends of original brake levers. Once handle bar is clear of original levers, display, LED or LCD, will go on the bar first. Route cables to connector and connect. Now we slide eBike brake levers, one for each side, connect brake lines, route cables to the controller and connect to appropriate connector.
Test: Now we need to test our connections for the whole system. Basically we will run the system. Do a power cycle from controller, once ON, twist the throttle to see if you can turn the wheel electric power. While on electric power, apply brakes to see if it will cut off power. PAS can be tested by simply pedaling and watching the motor run.
Clean up: We know everything is working on the system by now. We should secure cables as good as possible. It will not only make your bike look nicer but will avoid certain hazards such as stuck clothing, short circuits, water damage or even power cut off while riding your bike.
Welcome to ebikeling. At ebikeling you will not only find electric bike kits and accessories but you will also find bicycle loving people who are always ready to answer your questions about electric bikes.