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    Schwalbe Super Moto-X discontinued?

    Strange to hear about Super Moto-X failures - ours have been bomb proof through broken glass, rocky trails, curb drops, sidewall impacts, et cetera over 1500 miles and running. Not quite up to snuff (as far as sure-footedness, not durability) for truly technical or extreme downhill mountain...
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    Known Issues & Problems with Riese & Müller Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    Ah, I found the answer to my last question finally after a little more searching. And the magic search term is... crowfoot. Apparently I need a crowfoot wrench set as it's called. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719BLYH3/ref=psdc_553412_t1_B000NPUJNA
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    Known Issues & Problems with Riese & Müller Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

    @David Berry I also ordered one from HollandBikeShop.com, in my case for my HPV Scorpion trike, and haven't been happy with the Ergo. The handle is garbage; the straps have pulled out of it twice on me when attempting to secure a large load. Unfortunately, the handle on the R&M version, which...
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    Go SwissDrive Servicetool license?

    @Gullet9955 I would love to, but it isn't my key to share, it belongs to my mechanic. I'm trying to find a way to get a legitimate license; I couldn't find a way to do it online, it's probably via some sort of secure web portal for mechanics and dealers only.
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    I'm pleased to report having a little egg on my face, although I still can't recommend GSD, and only reluctantly recommend HPV to US buyers of trikes. Apparently the new motor was not providing any assistance because it was a static test - I had the rear wheel suspended with no load. This is...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    Wow, well really frustrated with all of GSD, HP Velotechnik and my local distributor/mechanic at this point. After a shipping delay, HPV got the 3rd motor out. To be fair, breaking the axle on the second motor was my fault/an act of the torque-wrench-miscalibration gods. However, after...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    That guy on the German YouTube channel responded; between his poor English and my lack of German, the communication isn't great, but he seems to suggest that once I take it apart, the change detected in the sensors will essentially brick it without re-calibration. My mechanic gave me access to...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    Well it looks pretty easy assuming you have a replacement axle, but I hope I don't need a hydraulic press...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    Different motor design, but this guy shows how to take apart a hub motor with a gear puller, and has some good tips as well: Looks like I need to invest in another tool (it's cliche, I love buying tools :p).
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    Hm, the mechanic at our LBS (LeBS? LEBS? eLBS?), The New Wheel mentioned that possibility as well, although he has also never worked on this motor. They don't sell HPV, they're the ones who sold us our R&M. The guy who retrofitted our HPV Scorpion doesn't work on motors either, as they are...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    While I wait for motor 3 to arrive, I unlaced the wheel around motor 2 and removed it's screws. Unfortunately, while there is hypothetically nothing holding the wheel together other than the decal you can see in the attached photo, the two halves of the motor casing seem to be practically glued...
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    Is a full-face DH helmet for certain e-bike riding activities overkill or a good idea?

    @PDoz no, I got the 100% Aircraft. The visor is definitely removable, but there's no way to adjust the length.
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    So the new motor (motor 3) should be in the mail soon. I ordered an AC Delco torque adapter and it arrived today. I threw the male end in a vice and inserted my Tekton torque wrench in the female end set to 40 Nm, and lo and behold, at 40-45 Nm, it doesn't click, so it appears to be...
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    Is a full-face DH helmet for certain e-bike riding activities overkill or a good idea?

    @PDoz it's down all the way, that was one of the first things I did, but it still whips my head around a bit. We also have strong winds here, especially when the fog is in (called "Karl" by most locals, but my spouse and I call him Carlos). Anyway, even on level ground if the winds are around 20...
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    Replace axle in Go SwissDrive rear hub drive motor?

    @Scott Adams yeah, it frankly sucks. In the case of GSD, it seems especially disappointing because apparently they were profitable, just not as much as they would have liked, as I understand it (could be wrong). It's bad enough when a good product or company dies because the company has no...