do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

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do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by monster » Apr 02 2008 4:41pm

do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

someones gonna get quite a surprise one day.

sometimes i just leave it on when i am only parking for a short time.

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Post by D-Man » Apr 02 2008 4:56pm

Nope.
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Post by Link » Apr 02 2008 5:50pm

Batteries and controller in backpack = I couldn't if I tried.
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Re: do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by Dr. Shock » Apr 02 2008 7:23pm

I always physically disconnect and flip a switch. I'm very concerned that some kid or worse might twist the throttle or flip the switch when it is parked. I plan to build a lock onto the controller at some point.

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Re: do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by fechter » Apr 03 2008 8:58am

I have a key switch that kills everything. Kids can't resist messing with the controls.
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Post by Eric G » Apr 03 2008 8:59am

Never...If I'm out and about I lock it up when I get off and the key for the lock is on the same ring as the inition key for the bike. When at home I bring the bike inside and need a key to access the battery container,also on the same key ring. I still use sla so the batteries are removed and put on a charger as soon as I come in.

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Post by EMF » Apr 03 2008 10:38am

No way. In the US if you did that, and somebody injured themselves, like a little kid getting his fingers caught in the spokes etc. - or even if an adult got scared, they would sue your pants off for psychological damage. :roll:

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Re: do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by BiGH » Apr 09 2008 9:11pm

i disconnect, or flip the switch, one or the other. (mostly d/c)

my switch is under my rack so its nicely hidden.

never leave power on.

i don't leave the batteries on the bike @ work either - they're brought inside to charge.

My habit is -
get off the bike.
disconnect power to the controller.
(so i don't try and charge while its connected)
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Re: do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by Johnbear » Apr 09 2008 9:46pm

I like riding with a friend so if we stop at a store one can guard the bikes. If I am in an area that is not too busy I will run in for a cola while the bike is in view. Had one non -electric bike stolen and it was a bad experience.
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Re: do you leave you electric bike on when you park?

Post by lazarus2405 » Apr 11 2008 1:24am

If I am not on it, the power is off and the throttle is disconnected. A big red button is easy to figure out. A tiny cable in a bunch of wires is not.

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