Geez, as mentioned I don't use it much, but it seems like if you do anything it will cancel? Pedaling, increasing the throttle, or hitting/taping the brakes will cancel it. Even if it slows too far when engaged. To put it another way, I never felt I was endangered by the feature!I probably should forget about it, sounds like a reduced safety item. If you don’t hit the brakes before crashing it won’t turn off.
I’m curious, does your cruise control remain on while using it during a normal ride/real world use? I’m having issues with mine staying on… I can engage it just as you show while stationary using the kickstand and throttle however when I’m riding as soon as I release the throttle or stop pedaling the cruise control disengages.I got my cruise working, the trick on mine is that you must have a throttle input or pedaling then hold down on the down button. Once the cruise mode is on just release the throttle.
I’m running it on the kickstand.
So I just checked, mine comes on starting around 18 km/hr and it doesn’t seem to be any issue with the brakes or throttle. As soon as I touch the pedals it kicks off so my guess is it’s related to the torque sensor being too sensitive perhaps?Mine stays on unless I tap a brake or a large movement of the throttle or pedaling. There is a minimum speed needed to, about 7 mph maybe. I know mine works at 8mph on up. Sounds like you might have a sensitive brake on switch. Look for the brake symbol to come on while parked and running on the kickstand and moving each brake lever one at a time just 1/8 in. You need enough play to handle bumps while riding with your fingers on the brake levers. If ok, now tap on the brake handle assembly with the cruise on and see if it shuts off. If not that it could be an erratic spike from the PAS sensor or throttle/throttle on/off switch.
It’s Bolton ebikes new blackbird which I just received. It has a torque sensor instead of the more traditional cadence sensor, so there’s no magnets to clean sorta speak.Torque sensor? Which bike?
Yes but strange, I can pedal some and cruise stays on but the pedaling does not add more watts. Then after several seconds of pedaling it shuts off the cruise. Mine is 12 magnets. Try cleaning the magnet ring, it does get tiny fragments of stuff that stick on the magnets.
Oh nice, I know the anticipation is up there for you, I ordered mine last Aug in the “November batch” but I’ll prepare you a little . I’m hoping mine is a one off but I’ve had issues since I got it on May 4th .I have a Blackbird on order! Can’t wait!
At least we know the torque sensor is sensitive. Try Facebook and see if there are owners on there. If this is a software problem I would hope a controller update is in the works.
They diagnosed the issue to a faulty power switch that intermittently stops the power flow to the controller. No I don’t believe I’ll be keeping the battery, not surprised since it’s probably around $600 CAD.Hopefully you can keep the broken battery. Is the case busted or just an internal problem?
Yeah, ebiking turns most everyone into a bike mechanic that’s for sure. I already had lots of bike building and repair experience but as an electronics tech I look at the cables and shudder. I’ve been lucky sort of to have enough problems that I ended up repairing my bad motor and a bad controller so spares are nice to have and really essential to troubleshoot certain problems.