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by Tom L
Aug 29 2018 8:18am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

3W is the limit of what the Bafang can supply (6V x 500mA = 3W). So you should be good with that light set. Interesting to hear trooper5707's trials with the derailleur. I had the same end result but my hanger wasn't bent. My chain was too short and pulled the derailleur into the spokes. All good no...
by Tom L
Aug 08 2018 8:47am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I replied to a message from Ivy about 5 minutes after I got it today (same address) and received the bounce response above. I was only thanking her for her after sales support so nothing urgent but they have had email trouble before. Thought this would be a good way to alert them.
by Tom L
Aug 08 2018 12:21am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Frey seem to be having trouble with their email again:

The response was:

550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable or not local.
by Tom L
Aug 02 2018 9:50am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

That’s a good reason. I hadn’t considered it as I rarely have to carry much of a load when riding. A backpack is usually enough for me.

For anyone wondering the Mudhugger MTB 27.5 inch mudguards fit on the AM1000 well. I’ll post a photo later. Bit hard to get to my bike for a couple of days.
by Tom L
Aug 02 2018 9:04am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Any reason you prefer the hardtail?

Having moved from a hardtail to the Frey FS ebike I'll never go back. The ride is so much more comfortable. The loss of efficiency in peddling is easily made up for by the motor.
by Tom L
Jul 13 2018 8:56am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Take the nuts off and belt the bolts out with a hammer and a steel rod (I used an old T30 torx screwdriver). Seriously. They aren't threaded, just really tight. By using a rod centred on the bolt you are less likely to roll over the thread with the hammer.
by Tom L
Jul 12 2018 6:16pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I had the same trouble with my square taper puller. It worked for my 2008 Giant Alias but not this bike. While the tool threads on to the crank fine, you can see in Ivanovitch's photo above the ISIS has a much larger inner diameter. The centre of the puller just slips right inside with nothing to le...
by Tom L
Jul 11 2018 2:42am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

It's not difficult at all. 1) Remove the battery. 2) Remove the three screws holding the plastic cover above the motor. 3) Remove the chain ring and protector. 4) Unbolt the 3 motor mount nuts. 5) Punch out the three mounting bolts, making sure the spider and peddle crank arm are out of the way (on ...
by Tom L
Jul 11 2018 12:59am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Wow. Yeah mine's no where near that bad. You also have the occasional random ticking noise (not the freewheel) when cruising or pedalling along. Could be something hitting the spokes, a dud ratchet pawl or bearing. Let me know what you find.
by Tom L
Jul 10 2018 6:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

... Also what I little bit wondering now is that when I brake using rear brake that rear hub keep some noise like "bang, bang, bang, bang" and what harder I brake that bigger is that noise. I thought first that noise coming that's why because brake pads are new but that noise has not ended. Did you...
by Tom L
Jul 09 2018 12:24am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

There are two female half sized spade lugs in the handlebar wiring harness. They switch 6V @ 500mA (3W) using the handlebar controller. If you want to run a light that draws more power than 3W have a read of this: viewtopic.php?p=1387972#p1387972
by Tom L
Jul 06 2018 2:03pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Ivanovitch_k wrote:
Jul 04 2018 3:27pm
I don't think so. It's the orange locking pin that is replaced.
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It's cool. Ivy is sending me one of the longer silver (Al) ones. And the battery is sufficiently Velcro strapped for the interim.
by Tom L
Jul 04 2018 6:13am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Have a close look at both sides of your rotor for defects.
by Tom L
Jul 03 2018 5:37pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

About battery holder issue you mentioned, I think that's because this is really a big and heavy battery, and we think the battery holder design is not strong enough and perfect. What we are doing try to make it more stable as following: We found the lock core is not long enough to hold the battery....
by Tom L
Jul 03 2018 2:28pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

It is unwise to raise the start current above 20.
by Tom L
Jul 02 2018 7:33pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I haven't noticed this with the torque sensing. I don't use the throttle enough to comment on that. Can post my settings if someone PMs me a link to the software.
by Tom L
Jul 01 2018 7:59pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Excellent post on the battery. Thanks.
by Tom L
Jun 29 2018 11:38pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I just wrote this as a reply to a PM and thought I'd post it here as a general review for anyone else interested in this bike: This is my first full suspension bike so I don't have much to compare it to (last one was a BBSO2 Giant Alias hardtail). The first thing I noticed was the weight. This bike ...
by Tom L
Jun 19 2018 8:56pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I did not have any luck measuring the ID as my callipers couldn't reach past the clamp section. Your idea of measuring the OD and subtracting the wall thickness is a better idea. I'll have another go tonight. Regarding the light, I used the female connector (from the controller) as it was the one th...
by Tom L
Jun 18 2018 6:53pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

I have a set of digital callipers at home. I'll measure the ID of the seat post down tube tonight. Also regarding the light modification, it has an unexpected "feature". The lights activate when the e-brake levers are pulled. Not sure if this is normal behaviour or not but as my rear light is activa...
by Tom L
Jun 16 2018 5:23am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

How to run lights that draw more than 500mA @ 6V and have them controlled from the Bafang handlebar control pad. This modification is capable of supplying the full battery voltage at 2.5A. 1) Remove the battery. IMPORTANT! 2) Remove the three screws holding the plastic cover above the motor. 3) Remo...
by Tom L
Jun 13 2018 9:01pm
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

This is my first full suspension ebike. It’s like night and day compared to my hardtail. Really smooth ride and the larger wheels make gutters a breeze.
by Tom L
Jun 02 2018 10:17am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

It could have been entering some sort of protection mode because my light draws more than 500mA @6V. It's rated at 5.5W peak, so it was trying to pull nearly an amp. Thanks for the warning about the motor seal. The heat gun I was talking about is for de-soldering SMT components so using a small nozz...
by Tom L
Jun 01 2018 3:22am
Forum: E-Bike Non-hub Motor Drives
Topic: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000
Replies: 1053
Views: 84168

Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Bit of an update. New derailleur arm, replaced the shifter cable and hanger. Bought a suspension pump and adjusted the sag properly. All good. Frey are helping with the cost. Bike rides very well. Lots of torque in low gear up very steep hills and plenty of speed on the flat. Had a little bit of sur...