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    Adding a second battery on the rear rack

    My intention was to have the two keys on one ring so I'd be only using one battery at a time. I'm a little concerned with one on and one off, that leakage from either off-brand battery can mess up the other, the controller, or the motor.
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    Adding a second battery on the rear rack

    Thanks for the explanation. I have another question. I also have a 14ah battery for the XP from Aliexpress. It shows 37 volts in the off position out of the bike on the meter. The test light doesn't light (EDIT: is barely lit). When in the bike, in the off position, if I try to turn on the...
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    Adding a second battery on the rear rack

    Weird, even though a Fluke meter shows 25 volts in the off position, the battery won't light a cheap test light. It does light in the on position. I guess I won't worry as long as at least the batteries (stock or rack) is in the off position.
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    Adding a second battery on the rear rack

    Using one at a time, I'm adding a second battery in parallel on the rack. The stock battery when turned off shows no volts, however the new UPP rack battery shows 25 volts in the off position. Both batteries, measured separately, show about 54.6 volts with full charge in the on position. I had...
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    I have my charger plugged into a surge protector with the switch off when not charging. When I need to charge my bike, I plugged that end in and turn the surge protector/charger on.
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    All I provided was tracking info. Ordered on 5/20, the tracking showed, and still shows the item reaching the US on 6/6. I only filed a few days ago, shortly after I wrote my last post, Ali Express issued a refund. I feel a little badly about the dispute since the seller has decent reviews and...
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    Of the 5 items I ordered on Ali Express, the least expensive never arrived. After 3 month I was able to file a dispute, still pending.
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    Lectric XP

    That's great, and you save money too. I've seen where the new fork raises the front of the bike by about 3". I suppose that's easily offset by lowering the handlebars and tilting the seat.
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    The handlebars arrived in country of destination on 6/25. Today I see: Shipment dispatched 2020-07-15 09:27:00 [SAN BRUNO,94066] Hopefully, I'll receive them by next week. Still no info regarding the patch kit. Tracking information is temporarily unavailable. Logistics company: China...
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    OK, I received my big ticket item today, a 48 volt 14ah battery with charger. An email soon after I ordered said 4 weeks and that's how long it took. It was well-packed, nearly identical to the stock battery and even came with the male end connector. The I'm still waiting for a tire repair...
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    Changing Pressure on Fat Tire Bikes With Slime

    I have a fat tire bike (20" x 4") and usually have the tires inflated to 20lbs. on roads around the house. I plan on doing some trail riding and will probably drop the pressure to 15lbs. If I were on the beach or in snow, I could see dropping the pressure even further. If I add Slime or another...
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    Lectric XP

    I think remember seeing those when you originally posted and should have bookmarked then. I look for your post but couldn't find it. When you have time could you link again? Thanks.
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    Lectric XP

    When you fold your bike, the battery is on one side, the controller on the other. Some type of gasket in the hinge area would help. One day I noticed after riding through a couple puddles an alarm fob I have attached to the key was wet, so something to protect water getting in that way would...
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    Lectric XP

    It would be easy to put a plastic bag over the display but the controller is in the frame. I suppose an electrical short in the display, or button assembly could have fried the controller, or water may have got to the controller itself.
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    Aliexpress Disputes

    I didn't order any name brand items so I'm not worried about that. The problem I have is it says on the website an item should arrive in 33-33 days or 20-38 days (both over) but you can't open a dispute until 90 days or more. Also, often their tracking isn't available. One item "arrived in...