What could possibly go wrong?
You are cruising along, enjoying your eBike. A downhill gravel road and you have a thousand yards of rumble bumps. They occur when big tires driven by drug crazed, weekend campers start bouncing on the soft surface.
No problem, you are at your destination, no need for speed. Regen mode 4 with a hand squeezing the breaks for easy 4mph to enjoy the scenery. Suddenly you feel the regenerative breaking effect let go. Something has definitely gone wrong.
When you return home, search for "bionx problem" NYCwheels had a good page here-
None of their diagnostics could help. However they said most of the time its a problem with the wiring or cables. I took the entire cable off and started checking it with an ohm meter. The last thing I did was to get confused with what to call the faulty part when I didn't have a name for it. What do I ask for?
There it is. it is the part to the left, the thing the console slides into. I called it a g2 mount when I sent off emails to where I bought the kit from. The emails were return by a bot indicating that the address was bogus. I sent off inquiries to several others with the same results. Today being a holiday in the usa, I wasn't in a mood to wait around. Taking a look at the problem connection-
I just didn't think I could repair the broken wire. Evidently, there was no glue on top of the solder connection to provide some strain relief. The broken green wire didn't appear to be properly tinned neither. I wouldn't doubt that the wire had been nicked while stripping in preparation for solder.
Ok so, I managed to spend a hundred dollars worth of my time to fix it.
To clear the holes on the PC board, heat it with a soldering iron and let a sewing needle fall through the hole. The needle will take a lot of the old solder with it so only need to clean the holes a bit with the tools I had.
Ready for solder-
Anyways, I'm back in the saddle again
didn't have to hire a lawyer to get my warranty honored.
Probly voided my warranty by publishing this