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Was looking through aliexpress and...

Post by lucajo16 » Dec 15, 2017 9:00 am

I was looking Through aliexpress and I noticed this kit. I was woundering if anyone here has used aliexpress for ebike stuff and know's about this kit, any battery's from this site and if anyone can give me an idea of what I may jump in. It seems to good to pass up so with all things online I thought I would ask. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/iMortor ... eLevelAB=0 Thanks once again for any input

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Post by ebikeling » Dec 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Aliexpress is relatively safe to shop. They are called iMotor hubs, where controller and battery attached to hub. Check out http: //ele-cycle.com/stock/imortor-electric-bike-kit.html . They have these motors. My only concern is battery and range. They tend to be around 4-8Ah which is low. You can email ele-cycle for your questions if you can't reach out aliexpress seller. Hope this helped a little bit.
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Post by markz » Dec 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Use credit card to purchase on aliexpress, be your only layer of protection, apart from whatever aliexpress provides for its buyers, which I can only ASSume is not much.

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Post by steven7601 » Dec 16, 2017 12:52 pm

I just finished my bike useing this same frame even though I didn't get it from aliba or Alexexspress.

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Post by Sunder » Dec 16, 2017 6:02 pm

I had 3 disputes with Aliexpress sellers in quick succession. All 3 were solved within 48 hours without Aliexpress getting involved, but they were all under $15. From what I have heard, Aliexpress is trying to attract western buyers, where as they have a flood of Chinese sellers, so tend to side on the side of the buyer, and sellers know this.

If its not your life savings, and the seller has a couple years to their name, I'd feel fairly safe.
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Post by MadRhino » Dec 16, 2017 8:27 pm

After some 50 orders through aliexpress and alibaba, I have had only one seller trying to rob me. Yet it was about 600$ and the dispute was not in my favour because I had filed the claim the very last day of the delay to do so. I was in time by our time zone, but late by China’s. Master Card finally solved the case for me after I claimed their e-commerce protection insurance. So now, I always pay online orders with Master Card for they are much better than trading sites protection or Paypal.
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Post by dogman dan » Dec 17, 2017 8:36 am

Result of a "safe" ali express battery.
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No big deal buying the kit, just saying charge that thing outside if you get a "great deal" on a battery there.

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Post by eCue » Dec 18, 2017 2:49 am

Before pulling the pin on a battery find out what spec and model the batteries are with that info you can determine their likely age and value
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Re: Was looking through aliexpress and...

Post by lucajo16 » Dec 25, 2017 3:17 am

Thanks for all the input guy's and merry Christmas to all those that celebrate it!

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Re: Was looking through aliexpress and...

Post by markz » Dec 25, 2017 2:04 pm

3 Words 4 U
1) Tool
2) Pack
3) Battery

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