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by Tom
Nov 07 2020 5:49am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Dengfu E06, Wafa or Haibike?
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Dengfu E06, Wafa or Haibike?

Battery life on Ultra with stock controller is disappointing. The aftermarket innotrace controller improves range by 20% or more IME and many other benefits. Since you are in North America I would consider Watt Wagon's upcoming FS carbon bike: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/fs-watt-wa...
by Tom
Nov 01 2020 12:43am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

CiDi wrote:
Oct 30 2020 7:04am
I downloaded it from the Luna forum.
I have already loaded it on my motor M600 and tested it.
They seem to have solved the jerky operation problems.
Hi, can you clarify which Luna forum? Do you have a link to the topic?
by Tom
Oct 13 2020 6:32am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Same version (TK419). Any additional suffix just signifies various options none of which are useful for ebike use. I purchased mine on Amazon with express shipping as I wanted it fast. Arrived in less than a week. More details here: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/anti-theft-gps.826/po...
by Tom
Oct 13 2020 2:44am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

This GPS Tracker is working great in my Frey CC secured in the downtube near the internal routing holes and hardwired to internal battery. I tapped into the charging port which has a fuse. Frey might consider offering it as a pre-installed option (although users would need to remove it to install th...
by Tom
Oct 11 2020 5:32am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I am not sure I understand but why does it matter for innotrace controller? Does it not have a cap?

Also, my CC display with innotrace controller reads ~1v less than measured directly by my voltmeter. Could this be due to a battery diode? Or are they only used with dual battery setup?
by Tom
Oct 02 2020 1:39am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Luna is of no help. I am in contact with Bafang USA's warranty rep to see what they might be able to do about the low PAS issues. I inquired about how I could update to the latest firmware without sending my motor in. This is the latest from him: hi, Tom think it's the M600 controller problem. I nee...
by Tom
Sep 28 2020 12:34am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

You can't use eggrider. I believe they are coming out with a display pretty much identical to the eggrider which you can program the controller on the fly. The only cons are integrated lights don't work due to step down voltage issues. I replaced my rear light with a manual rechargeable light that i...
by Tom
Sep 27 2020 11:50pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 103
Views: 18010

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! NEW FREY EX and FREY CC

Those are 250W nominal euro-spec motors so they can get away with it. From what I've read Gates spec does not allow for tensioner with higher powered motors, at least that's what Watt Wagons indicated. See this post by puskar on EBR: https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/woohoo-we-are-live-w...
by Tom
Sep 21 2020 4:58pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller
Replies: 78
Views: 11491

Re: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller

I am told there will be an innotrace controller for the M600 next year, so you could upgrade later if the Bafang tuning doesn't meet your needs. I would go with the Dengfu E10 and M600 if you want something closer to a suitable eMTB at suitable cost. I think the Ultra may be too heavy for that purpo...
by Tom
Sep 21 2020 2:54pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Where did you guys obtain the BESST tool? Lunacycle told me they would provide temporary login to flash the latest firmware from Bafang if I could obtain the BESST tool but they don't sell it. FLX won't sell it unless you buy a bike from them. I conctacted CNEbikes. They replied back that they don't...
by Tom
Sep 11 2020 1:09am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Favorite programming setting was my credit card number to order the aftermarket controller.
by Tom
Sep 03 2020 6:43am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller
Replies: 78
Views: 11491

Re: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller

I get a little vibration stopped at a light with leg resting on pedal and slight force from partial body weight. Not any big deal though. I'd think this is normal as I've experienced similar with other torque sensing motors.
by Tom
Sep 03 2020 6:37am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I am not trolling. You can put rack and fenders on the AM 1000. See link to Frey's FB page. Or just search this thread. Many have done it. You can even add them on the EX. Or see the FS offerings by QuietKat or Backou with Ultra motor. They have racks and fenders and ~$2000 of padding but otherwise ...
by Tom
Sep 02 2020 11:31pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Dood, you can put rack and fenders on the AM 1000. Find your mythical $750 used FREY and the world is your oyster!

https://www.facebook.com/FreyBike-32844 ... 515889705/
by Tom
Sep 02 2020 4:40pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Just buy a used AM 1000. Been out for 3 years now. Should be able to find one for $750. :P
by Tom
Sep 02 2020 1:28am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller
Replies: 78
Views: 11491

Re: Bafang ultra max 2.2kw EXCESS controller

Welcome to the club. Not only is the motor significantly smoother and more refined, but I'm seeing at least 20% improvement in range. I've been singing the praises of this controller since I got it and some might think I'm gushing and fawning too much, but no, it's really that much better. I feel ba...
by Tom
Sep 01 2020 10:09am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Andy, where did you get your m600? I asked Luna whether they would consider allowing users to flash the latest Bafang firmware and they arrogantly responded that the Bafang programming was garbage and their tuning was superior. I've been pretty frustrated with the Luna tuning at lower PAS. It's funn...
by Tom
Sep 01 2020 12:10am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Ha, you are delusional. Nobody is gong to sell you a used CC for $750 in 2 years. You might find a PoS used rear hub for that. TBH, the CC is an excellent value. Cost for rack and fenders is trivial. Shipping cost is what it is unless you get in on a group buy when offered and want to wait a LONG ti...
by Tom
Aug 31 2020 2:14am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

Looks like Luna has some shorter (150mm) cranks for the M600.

https://lunacycle.com/luna-x1-enduro-short-crank-arms/

Found this on the Facebook M600 group.
by Tom
Aug 30 2020 11:55pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M500/M600 thread
Replies: 454
Views: 47402

Re: Bafang M500/M600 thread

The BESST tool is only ~$100. If you read upthread the lastest firmware may be smoother and more efficient. If Frey gives you login credentials I would invest the $100 in a heartbeat. Heck I'd even offer to buy it from you for what you paid if it worked to flash the latest firmware to my luna X1, lol.
by Tom
Aug 30 2020 11:22pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

It is good to see they seem to be honoring warranty. Warranties are typically specified up front in writing. Otherwise what prevents a company from making up the rules as they go? It would be great to see specifics. All I have in writing from Frey is Frame and Electrical are covered for 24 months. I...
by Tom
Aug 30 2020 11:00pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

About frame issue, I leant that you have modified several things without consult with us firstly. that include the controller and shock. both 2 will affect the bike much from electric and mechanic. To be fair, he said his frame cracked 2 weeks ago and he just now realized it. He installed motor wit...
by Tom
Aug 30 2020 1:12pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

With Thousands of bikes sold this is the first I am hearing of this. You seem to be having more problems than the rest of this board combined. If I was FREY I would buy the bike back from you and not sell you any more bikes. I learned that sometimes you have to fire your customers. I have had my bi...
by Tom
Aug 15 2020 3:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: Bafang M300 throttle?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Bafang M300 throttle?

If this is the Bafang Max drive, no.
by Tom
Aug 15 2020 2:20pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 2351
Views: 309287

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I personally don't care for any of the colors. Blue is too pastel. "Regular Red"? Looks cheap. The red on my Frey CC looks phenomenal. Not sure why they don't use that color. The matte black works if you want a stealthier color. The yellow works if you are into neon. The orange? Reminds me...