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PolarBear123

New Member
Hey guys,

I recently got a new eBike, the Yamaha Cross Core. I'm excited about joining this forum!

If I have a few questions about my eBike, do I ask them right here, or is there a specific subtopic I should post them under?

Thanks!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
Hey guys,

I recently got a new eBike, the Yamaha Cross Core. I'm excited about joining this forum!

If I have a few questions about my eBike, do I ask them right here, or is there a specific subtopic I should post them under?

Thanks!
Welcome to the forum!

How are you enjoying your bike? What range do you get on a charge? I just recently got my first e-bike and wanted to check out Yamaha but there is no dealer for them here in Canada. So I settled for a Giant, with Yamaha motor.
 

PolarBear123

New Member
Welcome to the forum!

How are you enjoying your bike? What range do you get on a charge? I just recently got my first e-bike and wanted to check out Yamaha but there is no dealer for them here in Canada. So I settled for a Giant, with Yamaha motor.
Hey, thanks for replying.
With full charge, I could get 35-60 miles, depends on the terrain, speed which you ride, which power level you use and other factors. For me, the range is great, I can ride into NYC and back in the weekend without problems with the eBike, about 50 miles.

The bike is great and reliable, I only have problems with the front gears not shifting correctly. Other than that, it feels like riding a normal bike with very strong legs!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
Hey, thanks for replying.
With full charge, I could get 35-60 miles, depends on the terrain, speed which you ride, which power level you use and other factors. For me, the range is great, I can ride into NYC and back in the weekend without problems with the eBike, about 50 miles.

The bike is great and reliable, I only have problems with the front gears not shifting correctly. Other than that, it feels like riding a normal bike with very strong legs!
That shifting problem should be easily adjusted by your dealer (or yourself). Two gears in front?

You ride into NYC? Do you ever leave your bike unattended there? If so, I'd be interested in hearing how you secure it.

My commute round trip is about 40 miles, and while I can make it on one charge of the battery, it doesn't leave me any room in case I need to run an errand during the day. Plus I've got to ride in using an ECO mode instead of Normal or Sport. So I bought a second charger which I keep in the office so that if I have to, I can top up the battery during the day. And I'm lucky in that I can take my bike right inside my business. (Helps that I own the company.) So now with the second charger I can have fun coming in using Normal or Sport at 32kph and more and not worry about having enough power to make it home. And going home is always against a strong headwind and over the summer quite high humidity. I'd have a hard time without the power assist, especially after a tough day when I'm tired.
 

PolarBear123

New Member
That shifting problem should be easily adjusted by your dealer (or yourself). Two gears in front?

You ride into NYC? Do you ever leave your bike unattended there? If so, I'd be interested in hearing how you secure it.

My commute round trip is about 40 miles, and while I can make it on one charge of the battery, it doesn't leave me any room in case I need to run an errand during the day. Plus I've got to ride in using an ECO mode instead of Normal or Sport. So I bought a second charger which I keep in the office so that if I have to, I can top up the battery during the day. And I'm lucky in that I can take my bike right inside my business. (Helps that I own the company.) So now with the second charger I can have fun coming in using Normal or Sport at 32kph and more and not worry about having enough power to make it home. And going home is always against a strong headwind and over the summer quite high humidity. I'd have a hard time without the power assist, especially after a tough day when I'm tired.
Hey that's actually a good idea with the second charger. Hope your having fun!

Yeah, it's got two gears in the front and nine in the rear. I've only been having problems shifting down from 2 to 1 when I' entering a hill, the gear making a clicking sound, but not shifting down, so I have put the lever back up and try again, usually works after 3-5 tries, but is kinda annoying. There was something in the Owner's Manual about Noise Reduction technique but it was way to unclear to understand.

I don't commute to New York, but on the weekend, I sometimes make a trip to New York from Hartsdale, NY as a bike tour with some others. Leaving the bike unattended is always risky, I've never gotten it stolen. But I'd certainly be careful, and also not leave it overnight and use some good locks. Also use the bike racks which are provided, not just any sign or fene, because they can easily be clipped through!
 

Mtl_Biker

Active Member
Hey that's actually a good idea with the second charger. Hope your having fun!

Yeah, it's got two gears in the front and nine in the rear. I've only been having problems shifting down from 2 to 1 when I' entering a hill, the gear making a clicking sound, but not shifting down, so I have put the lever back up and try again, usually works after 3-5 tries, but is kinda annoying. There was something in the Owner's Manual about Noise Reduction technique but it was way to unclear to understand.

I don't commute to New York, but on the weekend, I sometimes make a trip to New York from Hartsdale, NY as a bike tour with some others. Leaving the bike unattended is always risky, I've never gotten it stolen. But I'd certainly be careful, and also not leave it overnight and use some good locks. Also use the bike racks which are provided, not just any sign or fene, because they can easily be clipped through!
Are you new to bikes and not just e-bikes? Adjusting the shifters is relatively easy and the front particularly so. The hardest part is to get the bike in a position you can work on it. Because the rear wheel really should be off the ground when you do this. A bike vise/stand is really ideal (that's what I use) but in a pinch having someone hold the rear wheel off the ground while you turn the pedals by hand and shift will do it. If you're riding with a bunch of other guys, surely one of them could help you with this. It shouldn't take a trip to your dealer, although he'd probably take only a minute or two to adjust it.

If you bought from your local dealer, he really should have adjusted everything prior to your taking the bike, and I'm sure he'd adjust it now for free (especially since it's really a piece of cake).

And there are probably YouTube videos showing how to make the adjustments.

I wish it was something we could help you with via message here.
 

PolarBear123

New Member
Thanks for the reply! I'm not new to bikes, only eBikes, but I've not really gone into the mechanics of the bikes. Yeah, I can adjust those levers pretty easy, by watching a video or doing it myself, but thanks for the help!