1. I just use a garden hose with a nozzle. When you wash, make sure to take out the battery first. I suppose pressure washing would be OK, but I would use a wide angle nozzle.matthepp wrote: ↑Dec 20 2018 1:41pmHi all,
I'm an avid mountain biker and have recently put a few years of moto riding under my belt, mostly technical singletrack. I just got a Sur Ron X from Luna last week. I have a few questions (sorry, I did my best as a noob to search for answers first):
1. Bike already covered in adobe mud. Is it okay per manufacturer/supplier to pressure wash this bike? If not, how to wash?
2. Has anyone installed a brake light? Can this be triggered via the rear brake cutoff switch?
3. I added a little switch on the cut green/black wire. This bumped my (200#) top speed from 40 kph all the way up to 43 kph. Is this all I should expect?
4. I have read varying reports about "wheelie popping power" to "detuned X controllers". While I like the bike already for trail riding, I would love way more torque. I plan to switch to the 60 tooth sprocket. What is the TRUTH about the available power/controllers?
5. I already smashed the crap out of the stock motor splash guard working on splats, etc. I got the Luna guard and I give it a week max before it's junk. Anyone out there producing our thinking about working on a real bash guard, something like the stuff that Flatland Racing puts out?
2. People have installed brake lights. Search this thread for "Brake Light".
3. You should have much faster than 43 kph. Top speed depends if you have the FOC controller that has field weakening or not (and sprocket of course). Apparently, the new versions of the X Controller do not have field weakening (or regenerative breaks). With stock gearing and field weakening, you should get a top speed of 83km/h, without field weakening 72km/h.
4. I tried the 58T with the X Controller with field weakening and went back to the stock sprocket. It definitely had more low-speed torque, but it seems like it kind lags around 20 mph when punched, where with the 48T, punching it 20 mph seemed much more aggressive (with the X Controller too). At lower speeds, the 58T definitely rules. Since I could climb anything I needed (45 degree slopes) with the stock sprocket, I went back to the stock.