Battery replacement 2015 Raleigh Tekoa

bernard17

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I have a 2015 Raleigh Tekoa iE bike, it's an awesome bike but no battery set up. I have seen some on Amazon and some other sites but none of them show the 4 wire hook up that is coming out of the frame. If anyone knows where I can get what the proper parts, I would appreciate it. As far as I know it's a 48 v, 10 ah and 500 w. I am attaching a picture to show the wires.
 

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Timpo

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So you have an ebike but don't have a battery??? :oops:

Anyways, that's a Tranzx so you would either have to get one from Tranzx or replace it with other battery, including the battery cradle. (Assuming that connectors will fit / or have soldering skills)
 

bernard17

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Yes, no battery and I've never owned an e bike before so at a bit of a loss. It has a 4 wire connector coming out of the frame. $800 for the original set up is more than the bike is worth so looking for something less than that that is compatible. From what I can gather it had a 48v battery 10ah and was 350w or 500?
 

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Timpo

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Yes, no battery and I've never owned an e bike before so at a bit of a loss. It has a 4 wire connector coming out of the frame. $800 for the original set up is more than the bike is worth so looking for something less than that that is compatible. From what I can gather it had a 48v battery 10ah and was 350w or 500?
Those wire connectors should not be hanging like that.

That 4 connections are from battery cradle. That looks like somebody pulled the crap out of battery without using the key.

Was the battery stolen? obviously the battery was forced to be pulled out of bike.
 

Timpo

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Do you have any more picture of the bike?

How's the battery cradle? is it still there?

I need to see more pictures of mid area of frame. The connector does not tell me much, other than it's a TranzX connector.
 

bernard17

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I am sure you're right, the battery must have been ripped off or destroyed from the bike , no cradle either. Just the wire. Rides OK w/out the battery but is a little heavy. It's designed to have the battery so I want it on there so I can use it. Not sure it's worth spending $800.00 dollars to get what it needs to get it going or if it will even work once I get what it needs. Should be tested first. No clue how to do that either.
 

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Timpo

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I am sure you're right, the battery must have been ripped off or destroyed from the bike , no cradle either. Just the wire. Rides OK w/out the battery but is a little heavy. It's designed to have the battery so I want it on there so I can use it. Not sure it's worth spending $800.00 dollars to get what it needs to get it going or if it will even work once I get what it needs. Should be tested first. No clue how to do that either.
That looks very strange, the battery cradle is done, and that wire with 4 connectors, that was part of battery cradle.

Anyways.

First of all, you need to fine out what kind of connector that wire leads to.
This is important because if you were to get a new battery, you will need to find whether or now a new battery cradle connector will fit.
This will most likley require you to take off the motor.

Second, measure the distance between those bolts. So that you can find out whether or not you can install a new battery cradle.
If you look at the ad of battery, it will usually tell you the distance of bolt pattern.

The most popular and probably the easiest solution is to get a battery pack with Hailong casing.
These are available on AliExpress (and any other websites like Amazon and eBay, but I found AliExpress to be most affordable)
You can get them from USA custom builders too like Luna Cycle, EM3EV and Grin Tachnologies in Canada.
 

Timpo

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bernard17

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Yes I see how that is on the cradle. The wires I have hanging are what's left of the original cradle. Finding the cradle and battery to fit my bike not a huge problem. It's what wires go where and are they the same as the originals, color wise. I really wish cradle was on the bike but it is not. Just don't want to fry anything when it's hooked up. I am assuming that 1 wire for power and 1 for ground but it has 2 more. I am told there is another power switch on the bike itself so you have the one for the battery and one on the bike, and you have to use both for it to work, so one of the wires could be for that. What the 4th wire could be for I am not sure.
 

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FlatSix911

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I have a 2015 Raleigh Tekoa iE bike, it's an awesome bike but no battery set up. I have seen some on Amazon and some other sites but none of them show the 4 wire hook up that is coming out of the frame. If anyone knows where I can get what the proper parts, I would appreciate it. As far as I know it's a 48 v, 10 ah and 500 w. I am attaching a picture to show the wires.
Have you contacted Raleigh for support... they may have the replacement battery and cradle available.

 
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bernard17

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They have it but it's $800.00 and I can't afford that. Anyway I really can't see paying that when the bike is only worth $800.00.
 

Timpo

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Yes I see how that is on the cradle. The wires I have hanging are what's left of the original cradle. Finding the cradle and battery to fit my bike not a huge problem. It's what wires go where and are they the same as the originals, color wise. I really wish cradle was on the bike but it is not. Just don't want to fry anything when it's hooked up. I am assuming that 1 wire for power and 1 for ground but it has 2 more. I am told there is another power switch on the bike itself so you have the one for the battery and one on the bike, and you have to use both for it to work, so one of the wires could be for that. What the 4th wire could be for I am not sure.
That doesn't matter, you don't have to worry about those 4 connectors. As I said, you will likely have to take out motor and detach the wire.

Did the last owner tell you what happen to the battery?
Because from what I can observe, it was either stolen or the last owner forcefully decided to rip the battery off.

Those 4 connectors are broken pieces of battery cradle. You won't be able to use it.

Did you see the link that I gave you? They come with battery cradle, and as you can see, the battery cradles come with 4 connector or 5 connector base to attach the battery.

What you have now is a fragment of broken battery cradle. (the bottom piece)

Here is what the battery cradle looks like.
As you can see, this one has 5 connector for the bottom piece that connects to the battery.
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And you can see that it will be connected to positive and negative (2 piece connector), however the battery cradle has 5 connector (in your case, 4)
When somebody forcefully pulled the battery off your bike, the battery cradle broke.
As you can see, you will need to replace the whole battery cradle.

What you have right now, is a broken piece of battery cradle. Don't worry about that. You will need take the motor off and see where the battery connector will lead to.
Most likley, it will be connected to the speed controller. (motor controller)

That said, I could be wrong, maybe there are 4 connectors, but you will first have to take the motor off and see what the actual connection to the motor controller looks like. It will most likely be those 2 wires.
 

Timpo

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As you can see, normally there won't be a wire with 4 connectors hanging off the bike.

It was the part of the bottom part of battery cradle.

When somebody rip the battery off the bike, the battery cradle broke, however the wire left hanging.

You will need to replace the cradle, so there's no point of looking at those 4 connectors, because you will have to replace the entire unit anyways.

 

bernard17

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Oh, OK I will look at that motor and it's connections.The battery was smashed off because the keys got lost and the battery's were no good anyway. That's what I was told. The cradle got smashed too. I do have the original charger though, so I don't see how anyone could steal the bike and and have that part too. Anyway, I know nothing about e-bikes. The only brand new bike I ever bought for myself was a Raleigh Chopper when I was a kid. It was bright yellow and had a really small wheel in the front, ape hanger like handle bars, banana seat w/ sissy bar, and a cheater slick on the back. you could ride down the street doing wheelies all day on it. I guess that pin points my age. Ha, ha. All my other bikes were Schwinn 10 speeds etc. Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it and will get back to you, let you know how I made out.
 

FlatSix911

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Oh, OK I will look at that motor and it's connections.The battery was smashed off because the keys got lost and the batteries were no good anyway. That's what I was told. The cradle got smashed too. I do have the original charger though, so I don't see how anyone could steal the bike and have that part too. Anyway, I know nothing about e-bikes.

The only brand new bike I ever bought for myself was a Raleigh Chopper when I was a kid. It was bright yellow and had a really small wheel in the front, ape-hanger like handlebars, banana seat w/ sissy bar, and a cheater slick on the back. you could ride down the street doing wheelies all day on it. I guess that pinpoints my age. Ha, ha. All my other bikes were Schwinn 10 speeds etc. Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it and will get back to you, let you know how I made out.
Now you have my attention... the Raleigh Chopper was the Iconic bike of my youth and worth a bit today. ;)


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bernard17

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Well I did not have the crank tool to remove motor, took a long time for deliver from amazon and none of the local guys had them. Anyway got it and here is what is inside. Not a lot of help there that I can see, but it does have the 2 plug in wires but black and brown, and the same 4 wires going in, now there are even more wires to deal with. It looks like the little box is sealed with clear silicon around it, Not sure if i should open it up or not. Little frustrated here.
 

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bernard17

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Well ordered the battery and cradle from Amazon, and I got to tell you they are super slow in their delivery times. Will hook it up and hope I didn't waste my money. Opened up box with even more wires, same colors though. I'm going to hook up the 2 wires from battery to the same colors and take it from there.
 

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FlatSix911

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Well ordered the battery and cradle from Amazon, and I got to tell you they are super slow in their delivery times. Will hook it up and hope I didn't waste my money.

Opened up box with even more wires, same colors though. I'm going to hook up the 2 wires from battery to the same colors and take it from there.
Congrats on moving forward with new parts to get your bike back on the road... please keep us posted and let us know if you have additional questions.
 

bernard17

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Thanks, I'll let you know when the stuff gets here and I get it wired up. See a lot of people riding e-bikes and they look fun, they're getting very popular these days.