My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by DaninSpain » May 25 2019 8:34am

Has anyone considered or using one of these to enable legal road use of their AM 1000?
https://eggbikes.com/eggrider

Really want to find a way to make these bikes road legal in Spain as I want to start a bike rental company and need to comply with the stupid 250w / 15mph laws.

Thanks
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » May 25 2019 10:09am

DaninSpain wrote:
May 25 2019 8:34am
Has anyone considered or using one of these to enable legal road use of their AM 1000?
https://eggbikes.com/eggrider

Really want to find a way to make these bikes road legal in Spain as I want to start a bike rental company and need to comply with the stupid 250w / 15mph laws.

Thanks
I asked them about the product to use with the bafang ultra @ 52v battery, their reply:

"Yes, 58.8 is the highest voltage we support. It's also compatible with Bafang Ultra, according to our customers."

I would love to try one of these as I don't realy use the screen. It's supposed to have a button to turn on/off the off-road mode (P > 250W, but more importantly, it should limit the speed to 25kmh. The power can't be tested properly but the speed limit and cutting of the throttle would be amazing.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Razerr » May 25 2019 12:10pm

DaninSpain wrote:
May 25 2019 8:34am
Has anyone considered or using one of these to enable legal road use of their AM 1000?
https://eggbikes.com/eggrider

Really want to find a way to make these bikes road legal in Spain as I want to start a bike rental company and need to comply with the stupid 250w / 15mph laws.

Thanks
I have one, but my bike is still in production :)

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » May 26 2019 5:21am

hi all, is anyone noticing an increase in play in the rear triangle? Mine can move significantly sideways and it's concerning me a bit. I know FS bikes have this but it increased within the last year and a half.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by garyal1 » May 26 2019 11:36am

Hardcore wrote:
May 26 2019 5:21am
hi all, is anyone noticing an increase in play in the rear triangle? Mine can move significantly sideways and it's concerning me a bit. I know FS bikes have this but it increased within the last year and a half.
First, I would check all assemblies to make certain nothing has come loose and most importantly to verify originating locatio. My wife rides a 10 month old AM1000 and it is still nice and tight with no significant flex on full throttle. However, she rides it mostly on farm and levee trails, no "hardcore" stuff. :) With that handle, I am assuming you ride yours hard.

When I ordered her AM1000, I had Ivy include a rebuild kit for the rear end. I am sure she can supply you one of it is worn. Can't remember the cost, but it was low, like $30-40.

I will be interested to hear what you find as the root cause of the movement.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Marmalade » May 26 2019 9:58pm

Hardcore wrote:
May 01 2019 8:50am
can you elaborate on the situation that led to this and what the errors are on the display?
No speed readout & no pedal assist, strangely the walk function still works but have no throttle. Kind of points to something wrong with the controller. I wired up another speed sensor to the bafang, which gave the speed readout back, which was weird.

Nothing led up to it, was working fine the day before.

Ivy has kindly decided a replacement motor is the best idea and I believe it's still under warranty. Woohoo for Frey service, A+.

Hoping the throttle and gear sensor still work and haven't been taken out as well though!

Loving the looks of the new M600 V2 bike.. WOW.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Marmalade » May 26 2019 11:05pm

Additionally, wonder if the M600 display (DPC23) would work with the Ultra? The DPC18 has always been a bit large and unprotected when flying through thickly wooded single track.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » May 27 2019 7:53am

garyal1 wrote:
May 26 2019 11:36am
Hardcore wrote:
May 26 2019 5:21am
hi all, is anyone noticing an increase in play in the rear triangle? Mine can move significantly sideways and it's concerning me a bit. I know FS bikes have this but it increased within the last year and a half.
First, I would check all assemblies to make certain nothing has come loose and most importantly to verify originating locatio. My wife rides a 10 month old AM1000 and it is still nice and tight with no significant flex on full throttle. However, she rides it mostly on farm and levee trails, no "hardcore" stuff. :) With that handle, I am assuming you ride yours hard.

When I ordered her AM1000, I had Ivy include a rebuild kit for the rear end. I am sure she can supply you one of it is worn. Can't remember the cost, but it was low, like $30-40.

I will be interested to hear what you find as the root cause of the movement.
I rebuilt the rear triangle with enduro bearings but there seems to be a few mm play at the contact points and the triangle even hits the frame. I can add some pictures when I get back. It just sucks that when jumping this causes the bike to be very unpredictable. And yes, it was used like a proper enduro e-mtb.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by FREYebikes » May 27 2019 11:49pm

the M600 display C240 is not compatible with C18 for Ultra. each motor come with a specific display.

and below a video about our team ride in a mountain bike park yesterday for you have a look.
https://youtu.be/Gev7-TBU4yI

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » May 28 2019 3:20pm

Hardcore wrote:
May 27 2019 7:53am
garyal1 wrote:
May 26 2019 11:36am
Hardcore wrote:
May 26 2019 5:21am
hi all, is anyone noticing an increase in play in the rear triangle? Mine can move significantly sideways and it's concerning me a bit. I know FS bikes have this but it increased within the last year and a half.
First, I would check all assemblies to make certain nothing has come loose and most importantly to verify originating locatio. My wife rides a 10 month old AM1000 and it is still nice and tight with no significant flex on full throttle. However, she rides it mostly on farm and levee trails, no "hardcore" stuff. :) With that handle, I am assuming you ride yours hard.

When I ordered her AM1000, I had Ivy include a rebuild kit for the rear end. I am sure she can supply you one of it is worn. Can't remember the cost, but it was low, like $30-40.

I will be interested to hear what you find as the root cause of the movement.
I rebuilt the rear triangle with enduro bearings but there seems to be a few mm play at the contact points and the triangle even hits the frame. I can add some pictures when I get back. It just sucks that when jumping this causes the bike to be very unpredictable. And yes, it was used like a proper enduro e-mtb.

Here are the pictures of the frame where the rear triangle from the suspension rubs against it on both sides indicating the play that occurs. Any ideas on what I can check to fix this problem?
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by FREYebikes » May 28 2019 9:21pm

Hi,

I don't know who you are here by your user name, you can contact me for further service.

Regards,
Ivy
Hardcore wrote:
May 28 2019 3:20pm
Hardcore wrote:
May 27 2019 7:53am
garyal1 wrote:
May 26 2019 11:36am
Hardcore wrote:
May 26 2019 5:21am
hi all, is anyone noticing an increase in play in the rear triangle? Mine can move significantly sideways and it's concerning me a bit. I know FS bikes have this but it increased within the last year and a half.
First, I would check all assemblies to make certain nothing has come loose and most importantly to verify originating locatio. My wife rides a 10 month old AM1000 and it is still nice and tight with no significant flex on full throttle. However, she rides it mostly on farm and levee trails, no "hardcore" stuff. :) With that handle, I am assuming you ride yours hard.

When I ordered her AM1000, I had Ivy include a rebuild kit for the rear end. I am sure she can supply you one of it is worn. Can't remember the cost, but it was low, like $30-40.

I will be interested to hear what you find as the root cause of the movement.
I rebuilt the rear triangle with enduro bearings but there seems to be a few mm play at the contact points and the triangle even hits the frame. I can add some pictures when I get back. It just sucks that when jumping this causes the bike to be very unpredictable. And yes, it was used like a proper enduro e-mtb.

Here are the pictures of the frame where the rear triangle from the suspension rubs against it on both sides indicating the play that occurs. Any ideas on what I can check to fix this problem?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Jun 01 2019 10:32am

My AM1000 has nearly got to me. It’s now at Standsted in the UK (I’m in the UK). I have just paid the customs/VAT/admin fees to Fedex and I’m really pleased as it only worked out at a total of 3.7% of the total that I’ve paid out for the bike (including the credit card fee I paid). I’m so pleased as I’d been reading about anti-dumping, USA/China trade wars and possible customs up to 79% on eBikes! I think I’ve been lucky! The bike is now released and should be with me this week 😀

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Jun 01 2019 10:47am

Great to hear that, I'm switching to a newer frame as mine is still one of the first versions. Their 5.0 AM1000 should be sent to me thanks to Ivy for coming to an agreement on how to handle my situation!

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Jun 01 2019 12:24pm

Where or how does one get the latest programming software for the G510?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Jun 01 2019 1:59pm

Hardcore wrote:
Jun 01 2019 10:47am
Great to hear that, I'm switching to a newer frame as mine is still one of the first versions. Their 5.0 AM1000 should be sent to me thanks to Ivy for coming to an agreement on how to handle my situation!
Nice one. I am getting the v5

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Riding my AM1000 in a lake!

Post by robocam » Jun 02 2019 12:51am

Wow, I haven't come back to my thread in so long, and there are so many posts! It will take a while to go through all of them, and I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a video of me riding my AM1000 in a flooded lake. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQIe4Z ... e=youtu.be

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQIe4Z ... e=youtu.be[/youtube]

How do you use the youtube button?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Animalector » Jun 02 2019 1:31am

Why? Surely that can't be good for it?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by robocam » Jun 02 2019 3:23am

Probably not but it was good for me! 😄

I made sure it was dry afterwards.
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Animalector wrote:
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Why? Surely that can't be good for it?

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Animalector » Jun 02 2019 3:26am

Well that's great news. Kudos to bafang for sealed units..
Andy

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by robocam » Jun 02 2019 3:43am

Sorry, I meant that I opened it up to dry it myself. There was only a little water inside.
Animalector wrote:
Jun 02 2019 3:26am
Well that's great news. Kudos to bafang for sealed units..
Andy
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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Jun 02 2019 8:14am

Blimey and there’s me thinking I wouldn’t even be taking mine out in the rain when it arrives fear of it getting too wet! Well done to you but I don’t think I’ll go for the fully submerged ride like you!

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Deafcat » Jun 02 2019 10:13am

Where did the water get into? Nothing into the rotor or gearbox I hope.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Sinbord1981 » Jun 03 2019 6:00pm

My AM1000 got delivered today. Didn’t take me too long to get it all built up. I’ve just got to wait on the batteries now. I’m really pleased with it. It was so well packaged and came in an outer wooden crate as well. I’ll get some photos/video up soon once again be got it running. It was delivered with the software USB programming cable but does anyone know where I can get the software from?

Thanks all.

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Hardcore » Jun 04 2019 5:45pm

Sinbord1981 wrote:
Jun 03 2019 6:00pm
My AM1000 got delivered today. Didn’t take me too long to get it all built up. I’ve just got to wait on the batteries now. I’m really pleased with it. It was so well packaged and came in an outer wooden crate as well. I’ll get some photos/video up soon once again be got it running. It was delivered with the software USB programming cable but does anyone know where I can get the software from?

Thanks all.
Ask Frey for the software, or i think there is another website where you can get it. This is from someone else: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18DCTQo ... Zr-1m/view

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Re: My Bafang Ultra Mountain Bike! Frey AM1000

Post by Richard N » Jun 04 2019 9:35pm

I requested software and cable too, but only got the cable.

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