Mine is a brand new bike. I'd only put about 50 miles on it on smooth paved roads when the clicking began. If it's the chain (which I doubt), it must be a pretty crappy chain. It's also present whether or not I'm pedalling. If tightening spokes doesn't cure it, I'll be at a loss what to do next. I've checked everything else except the motor, which I wouldn't know how to check anyway.I also had a clicking noise...It was the front brake. The housing was a tad close to the disc and would rub against it so loosened it off and cinched it up further so it ran with a bigger gap. Sometimes it also could be a worn out chain. One of the kinks could seize and not rotate as it moves around the chain rings. Heard of this happening just recently on this forum. The person brought back the bike thinking it was the motor. Got a new motor and the clicking was still there. Replaced the chain solved the mysterious clicking.
those reflectors they install on the spokes are a common source for clicking noise. either you tighten them or remove them. works wonders.Clicking is back on mine as well. Previously, tightening loose spokes quieted the noise, but additional adjustments seem to have no affect. I still think it's the spokes, but perhaps this is just a nuance of the wheel design? Getting a lot of looks and compliments on the bike lately.
I also have a Bafang hub with a clicking noise. It occurs twice with each rotation of the rear sprocket. I was able to isolate it to the cassette ratcheting mechanism (freehub body). In certain spots it double clicks under pressure. My bike is theoretically under warranty from Bikes Direct, but I was hoping to be able to buy just the freehub as shipping the wheel back and forth is expensive. Any idea where I can purchase a freehub cassette mechanism?I have a Shred model but would like to share some info about an issue that may concern your bike. The sound could be a faulty freewheel assembly. Photo attached. View attachment 36481
The part is housed/mounted in the hub motor case. The clicking sound is easy to hear because the Bafang motor on my Shred model operates so quietly. The bike performs OK, but with 500 miles racked up I'm now concerned about the tension of the derailleur. The clicking might be caused by the freewheel mechanism not seating properly and this could cause some slack. I can't verify this yet, but I do want to eliminate the noise coming from the hub motor.
I'm looking for an assembly drawing of the Bafang hub motor that illustrates how the freewheel assembly fits with the other parts in hub motor case. I need the drawing to make sure I have the right replacement part without disassembly. A couple of photos would be great, too. I can't find anything on the web that shows mounting. Here is the ID on the Bafang motor. If anyone has mechanical drawings or photos of this motor I would appreciate sharing or directing me to the access. This is stamped on the Shred motor:
BF RM G360.500.DC
48 V 500W 27.5-18120147-6
Surface will send you a new freehub if you just ask. They sent me one.I also have a Bafang hub with a clicking noise. It occurs twice with each rotation of the rear sprocket. I was able to isolate it to the cassette ratcheting mechanism (freehub body). In certain spots it double clicks under pressure. My bike is theoretically under warranty from Bikes Direct, but I was hoping to be able to buy just the freehub as shipping the wheel back and forth is expensive. Any idea where I can purchase a freehub cassette mechanism?