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Old 09-03-08, 07:58 PM   #1
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I have a Wilderness Energy kit BD36 kit with 26" motor wheel. The range between charges is purported to be 10 - 15 miles on a charge. I was only getting 3-4 miles and I called distributor and was sent new battery pack, charger and wiring harness. New harness got me up to 5 miles but still this range is only half of the low end of what is advertised.

I put kit on a Nishiki Cascade mountain bike which is old and heavy just like me. I have put street tires on this thing and have repacked all the bearings including the bottom bracket. Now when I ride I pedal 50- 60% of the time and there are few hills where I live. I still am only getting 5 miles max on a charge!

This is very frustrating as you can imagine that it limits the versatility of my unit when I can only travel 2 and a half miles to destination and 2.5 miles back.

Has anyone else encountered this and are there any suggestions, something I may have missed?

Any help would be appreciated!


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Old 09-03-08, 10:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I can't help on your specific problem, but you might try reposting it in the Electric Bikes forum.

You mention both you and the bike are heavy. The battery rating may be based on a lighter "typical" rider, although they should be able to tell you that.
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Old 09-05-08, 05:50 AM   #3
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Hello BBP, you might indeed ask this question again in the eBikes forum.

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