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09-09-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

In regards to the 300 shipping charge. My...

In regards to the 300 shipping charge. My authorized BionX dealer feels so bad he is going to sell me a new battery at his cost. The dealer is going to try to send the battery with return postage...
08-30-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

BionX versus Trek Warranty

I have my FX + for 2 half years with over 15,000 miles of commuting. In the first 2 years Trek replaced the battery twice and I have had no other problems.

My son has a BionX kit setup on a Trek...
02-13-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,183
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

This is a new Trek charger. The Model is...

This is a new Trek charger. The Model is HP1202L3. This is not the charger the Trek FX+ came with. My charger went bad and I ordered a new charger. It seems this is the new charger Trek is selling....
01-28-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,183
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Thank you Sangesf for all your help. I did try it...

Thank you Sangesf for all your help. I did try it this week and therecharging did work well. The only issue I had was I had to wait for thebattery to go down to 35% before turning it on. It seems the...
01-16-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,183
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Thank you for all your help Sangesf. I will give...

Thank you for all your help Sangesf. I will give it a try next week.
01-16-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I also have an FX+. I tried using a BionX...

I also have an FX+. I tried using a BionX controller with a throttle built in to the controler. The BionX controler did work but the throttle did not work. I tried playing around with the codes and...
01-12-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,829
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I just had to replace my Bionx G2 throttle. I...

I just had to replace my Bionx G2 throttle. I have around 6000 miles on it.It stopped working after around 4000miles of use. Since I really don’t use it I just left it alone. A couple ofmonth later...
01-12-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,183
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

The battery I am using is from ONLYBATTERPACKS...

The battery I am using is from
ONLYBATTERPACKS
12 V 10000ma NiMH
10 Cell PN-T10010S
01-08-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I commute 25 miles round trip in New York City. I...

I commute 25 miles round trip in New York City. I do go up some steep heals.I have a BionX 350 Watt motor and 10 Amp battery. I also carry around 35 poundsin my pannier’s bags with a heavy mountain...
01-08-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,183
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Charging BionX Battery While Riding

Since BionX has no way of extending the battery without voiding the warranty. I set up a 10Amp 12V NIMH battery connected to an DC/AC 400MA converter. I then plug in the BionX charger to the BionX...
01-08-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I have an FX+ and put over 7000 miles on it....

I have an FX+ and put over 7000 miles on it. There are 2 reasons why this ishappening.

1. The rear weal is not being tignented with a torque wrench to 40Nm.

2. When you had a firmware upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact Review

I was looking at buying the Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact but after reading the review on the web site the user said the carbon fork broke in middle of riding. I have never heard this...
11-20-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

New Brakes on Trek FX+

I replaced the Avid brakes which came with the Trek FX+. before replacing the brakes I replaced the brake pads with Kool Stop Salmon. They squeaked like crazy but did improve stopping in wet...
11-20-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,542
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I have put on over 7000 miles on my Ebike. I...

I have put on over 7000 miles on my Ebike. I started using the Currie kit(cost 400) and bought an extra battery(cost 125). My commute is 14 miles each way on New York City streets. I found the wire...
11-20-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Thank you chvid for confirming this. I could not...

Thank you chvid for confirming this. I could not get more then 8 miles in warm weather and 5 miles in cold weather. Even when I pedaled hard. Some people on the forum said they get over 20 miles.
10-11-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,079
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I was lucky my LBS replaced the spokes with 14...

I was lucky my LBS replaced the spokes with 14 gage spokes which they did not get from Trek. My LBS ate the cost and did not charge me. I personally have no problem with being the gunnies pig on...
10-10-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

After cycling last winter with a 14 mile commute...

After cycling last winter with a 14 mile commute each way with temperatures as low as 4 degrees. I would say your body’s core temperature is fine as you cycle. I bought a Gerbing heated vest but did...
10-10-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,079
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

After I had all my sopkes replaced. I put on over...

After I had all my sopkes replaced. I put on over a 1000 miles and have not had a problem.
09-15-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I rode last winter with the equivalent of...

I rode last winter with the equivalent of http://www.currietech.com/currie-technologies-izip-via-lento-for-men-electric-bike.php...
09-01-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,687
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

The only time my battery beeps if I pull it out...

The only time my battery beeps if I pull it out with out powering off the controller. It will also beep if I stop for more then 10 minutes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Thank you for all your responses. It has been...

Thank you for all your responses. It has been very helpful.

Jerry the Spinner
09-01-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

You might be able to get a good buy. My LBS is...

You might be able to get a good buy. My LBS is selling the Trek Valencia + for 1800 that is less then buying the BionX kit by itself.

Even with all the issues I have had I would still buy the...
09-01-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

The tires are Bonteger 700X28 Hard Case Lite. ...

The tires are Bonteger 700X28 Hard Case Lite.

http://www.bontrager.com/model/00443

The Tube Is Slime Lite #30025
Fits 700 x 28-35 mm presta valve ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

It would go in the trunk of a car. So I am...

It would go in the trunk of a car. So I am looking for something that would give my wife the smoothest ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Mezzo Or Dahon need some help

I am looking at buying the Mezzo D-9 or the Dahon Jetstream P8 or the Dahon MU XL. My primary use for the bicycle would be for traveling and recreational.

Mezzo:
Pros: Folds Small, Components...
08-29-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Trek FX+ Service and New Tires Simply Amazing !!

Got by bicycle back last week and it is running great. After 10 days of trek not being able to figure out why the speedometer registered 0 mph when I was pedaling. They said they would need to have...
08-22-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,890
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I also had the same problem I was only able to...

I also had the same problem I was only able to charge the battery with battery connected to the contoller. I also had to turn the power on the controller. I was then able to charge the battery. The...
08-21-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,079
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I broke 6 spokes in 6 weeks. My LBS had a spoke...

I broke 6 spokes in 6 weeks. My LBS had a spoke cutter so they replaced it on the spot. Trek sent my LBS replacement spokes to redo the entire wheel. However they were the same gage as the original...
08-21-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I ordered lifepo4 batteries but until I get them....

I ordered lifepo4 batteries but until I get them. I replaced the batteries with 2 Lead Acid 12V 9AH from an old UPS. The terminals were pretty corroded on the old batteries. The power is back to the...
08-21-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Update: It has been 2 weeks Trek can not...

Update:

It has been 2 weeks Trek can not figure out what the problem is. They are sending the components back to Trek. Trek said they will send me new components. I expect to be without the FX +...
08-21-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Trek Electric have a 2 year warrenty on the...

Trek Electric have a 2 year warrenty on the battery and motor.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/electric_bikes/ride_plus/fxplus/
08-21-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,890
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Your charger is set for 220 Volt by default. You...

Your charger is set for 220 Volt by default. You need to chnge it to 115. The switch is next to the power button.
08-10-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Currie 24V10Ah SLA, Battery Sluggish

I have not used my batteries in 6 month but did charge them a couple of times over the 6 month. The batteries are over a year old and was used through the winter.

I was wondering if this is...
08-10-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Trek FX+ Down and Out

The BionX system stopped giving me assist because the speedometer shows 0 mph when I am riding. The power is on I can change to different assist levels. Since I register only 0mph when I am riding I...
07-26-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,378
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I ride my Trek FX+ with the BionX in the rain. ...

I ride my Trek FX+ with the BionX in the rain. In heavy rain it did develop moisture in the controller. I wound up putting a zip lock plastic bag around the controller with a rubber band. You ...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,821
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I use Bonteger Hard Case tires with slime tubes....

I use Bonteger Hard Case tires with slime tubes. I have a 14 mile commute each way on New York city streets and the slime tubes really work.

http://www.slime.com/
07-07-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

A couple of month ago my motor stopped working in...

A couple of month ago my motor stopped working in middle of my 14 mile commute I had to peddle the remaining 6 miles without any assist. I normally ride in 16th gear. Without any assist I went down...
07-02-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,968
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I commute 14 mile each way and have the Trek FX+...

I commute 14 mile each way and have the Trek FX+ which has the BionX system. On level 2 which is 75% assist my speed is between 15 to 16mph. On Level 3 which is 150% assist my speed is 18 to 19mph....
07-02-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Tires Affecting Speed

I changed my tires on my Trek FX+ from Bonteger 700X32 Hard Case to Bonteger 700X32 all weather. I found my speed dropped by 2 to 3 mph and was using 15 to 20% more battery. I was thinking of maybe...
07-02-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I had the same wind. Crazy!!! Ride...

I had the same wind. Crazy!!!


Ride Safe

Jerry the Spinner
07-02-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

You should always ride it on level 1 to...

You should always ride it on level 1 to compensate for the weight of the motor and battery. What gear are you riding in. Is it hard to pedal when you start from a stop or when you are riding? What...
06-30-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

For me it adds 1 mile going home using 34th Ave....

For me it adds 1 mile going home using 34th Ave. However, I hate riding along the LIE and crossing Queens Blvd. I have tried to cut down to 63rd Ave but is a pain to get back to the ramp for the...
06-21-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Mine is Bicycle Habitat and I did go into...

Mine is Bicycle Habitat and I did go into Brickwell. I did find them to be very nice and professional. However, I found Bicycle Habitat more committed to getting into the Trek electric side of the...
06-20-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Bicycle Accident With a Skate Boarder

The other day while I was riding on a trek FX+ bicycle in a bicycle lane on 34 avenue in Flushing Queens. Three skate boarders came into my bicycle lane skating opposite of traffic. On my right was...
06-20-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

It took me around a month to get a backup...

It took me around a month to get a backup charger. I also had a charger that went bad and they replaced it on spot. I broke a spoke and it was fixed the same day. I am not sure if your LBS is...
06-20-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,079
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

Just broke a spoke on my trek FX + this Friday....

Just broke a spoke on my trek FX + this Friday. Brought it to my local LBS the same day and replaced it on the spot at no charge. It seems the spokes are standard bicycle spokes.
Forum: Commuting
06-01-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,937
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

If you are choosing between the Trek FX or...

If you are choosing between the Trek FX or Valencia. You should try the riding position which is more comfortable. The FX is a little bit more aggressive. If they both are the same I would go with...
04-26-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,951
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

The charger is a smart charger which first checks...

The charger is a smart charger which first checks to see if the battery needs to be charged. Therefore, when the charger is turned on there is no voltage coming out.

I brought the bike in with...
04-23-10, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,951
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

The battery is around 3 month old. I charge it...

The battery is around 3 month old. I charge it everyday. The only mistake I made the other day was I disconnected the battery at the end of the charge without turning off the power switch.
04-22-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,951
Posted By JerryTheSpinner

I do. I tried to charge it with the battery...

I do. I tried to charge it with the battery connected to the bike with the controller on. It for some reason worked.
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