Do I wash with the battery in or out?

Mtnm

Active Member
I could use some tips on washing up the Jumper.
1) Seems best to wash the bike with the battery inserted and the controller turned off but still mounted to avoid getting water into the contacts.
I usually wash using the spray nozzle on the garden hose. Stubborn areas get a spray of all purpose household cleaner.
Any opinions one way or the other?

2) Any other tips or thoughts on problem areas to watch.

3) Spoke wrench size?
I have a Neo Jumper 26 inch "Lite" model, which I believe is a 2014 model.
My largest spoke wrench is a 3.5 mm. It is too small.
Anyone happen to know the right spoke wrench size?

Thanks for taking the time to read,

Mike
Colorado, USA
 
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JoePah

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i have a sponge mitt and car wash soap... and leave everything installed on the stromer bike.

not sure that household cleaner is a good idea.. harsh chemicals may hurt the finish, rubber, seals.

if you're getting chain grease on your bike should switch to Boeshield T-9 instead of grease or wd 40. http://boeshield.com/

i use the mist setting on my hose... no worse than rain.

and i wax it monthly as it makes cleanup a lot eaiser. does anyone else? lol..

When I sold my 4 year old metro it still looked glossy...
 

opimax

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This is just my opinion but I see no reason to leave the battery in as if there is leakage why get a battery wet? The other item I have heard may be covering on a Stromer is the LCD on the handle bars. I have read of issues of it getting wet in a heavy down pour. Plastic wrap and rubber bands, even carry with you when rain is a potential threat.

Mark
 

JoePah

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This is just my opinion but I see no reason to leave the battery in as if there is leakage why get a battery wet? The other item I have heard may be covering on a Stromer is the LCD on the handle bars. I have read of issues of it getting wet in a heavy down pour. Plastic wrap and rubber bands, even carry with you when rain is a potential threat.

Mark
Oh i haven't heard about problems with the LCD dispplay.. Guess I'll find out this summer, as it rains all the time... As far as the battery cover it seems well gasketed and I have never seen any moisture inside the battery compartment.
 

opimax

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Joe,

I have not had issues w/water in the battery compartment on any of the Stromers either. My thought was it so so simple and common for me to remove the battery , why not? I wish I could remember where I read about covering the LCD, 1 of the ebike sites, sorry.

What color is yours? Mine is flat black, no wax????

Mark
 

Mtnm

Active Member
i have a sponge mitt and car wash soap... and leave everything installed on the stromer bike.

not sure that household cleaner is a good idea.. harsh chemicals may hurt the finish, rubber, seals.

if you're getting chain grease on your bike should switch to Boeshield T-9 instead of grease or wd 40. http://boeshield.com/

i use the mist setting on my hose... no worse than rain.

and i wax it monthly as it makes cleanup a lot eaiser. does anyone else? lol..

When I sold my 4 year old metro it still looked glossy...
Thanks & I wax my car also.
Chain has been good so far, although I am going to wash it down with Mean Green and a chain cleaning attachment soon.
I've been using the White Lightning Wax lube, but am going to use the Finish Line Dry Teflon because I think it may be longer lasting.
The front chain wheel has shown more signs of wear than I'd expected, with only 1oo miles so far.

Is there an easy white paint color touch-up for the white Neo Jumper 26"?
I was thinking of trying to match something up the next time I was in a Toyota Dealership, as I'm already getting some dings and I like their touch-up paints.

Mike
Colorado, USA
 

JoePah

Well-Known Member
Thanks & I wax my car also.
Chain has been good so far, although I am going to wash it down with Mean Green and a chain cleaning attachment soon.
I've been using the White Lightning Wax lube, but am going to use the Finish Line Dry Teflon because I think it may be longer lasting.
The front chain wheel has shown more signs of wear than I'd expected, with only 1oo miles so far.

Is there an easy white paint color touch-up for the white Neo Jumper 26"?
I was thinking of trying to match something up the next time I was in a Toyota Dealership, as I'm already getting some dings and I like their touch-up paints.

Mike
Colorado, USA
chain cleaner sounds like a good idea...

Have you written to the USA distributor for the Neo? You would be surprised as to how much they like personal letters about taking care of their bikes.. wouldn't be surprised if they just send you some touch up.

When I bought my stromer it was missing a jumper cable to charge the battery out of the bike, and the dealer was no help.. I had a nice talk with the distributor in Boston, and they just mailed me one, no charge.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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I derive great pleasure when I use this chain cleaner. It takes just 2 minutes to clean the whole thing and 1 more min to apply the lube.
I use this Finish Line product.


It costs $25 on Amazon.

I have not used spray wash or anything like that on my Jumper but I did see a fantastic video on how to clean a MTB in 15 minutes.


Normally, I just use a wet wipe or towel to remove all the grit and dust on the downtube. Use a brush to clean the derailleurs and hub area.
Never tried washing and it would be good to check with dealers and see how they do it.
 

Mtnm

Active Member
chain cleaner sounds like a good idea...

Have you written to the USA distributor for the Neo? You would be surprised as to how much they like personal letters about taking care of their bikes.. wouldn't be surprised if they just send you some touch up.

When I bought my stromer it was missing a jumper cable to charge the battery out of the bike, and the dealer was no help.. I had a nice talk with the distributor in Boston, and they just mailed me one, no charge.
Thanks for the idea on writing the distributor.
I'll give that a try.

Mike
Colorado, USA
 

Mtnm

Active Member
I derive great pleasure when I use this chain cleaner. It takes just 2 minutes to clean the whole thing and 1 more min to apply the lube.
I use this Finish Line product.


It costs $25 on Amazon.

I have not used spray wash or anything like that on my Jumper but I did see a fantastic video on how to clean a MTB in 15 minutes.


Normally, I just use a wet wipe or towel to remove all the grit and dust on the downtube. Use a brush to clean the derailleurs and hub area.
Never tried washing and it would be good to check with dealers and see how they do it.

That happens to be the same chain cleaner device I'm using.
I got the tip on using Mean Green from the 2nd youtube clip you posted.
It's our mud season here, so a hose is the only solution. I don't want to cause ruts, so I avoid most of the muddy tracks. But any trip off pavement finds a few muddy patches.

Thanks for the reply,

Mike
Colorado, USA
 

EddieJ

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One handy hint that was kindly passed onto me in respect of cleaning hub drive bikes, is to lean the bike as far over as you can on the same side as you are washing it from. This helps to prevent water from entering the motor.

So if cleaning/hosing down from the right, lean the bike over to the right. Then switch to washing and leaning the bike to the left.

I also do the same for the bottom bracket area.
 
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Mtnm

Active Member
One handy hint that was kindly passed onto me in respect of cleaning hub drive bikes, is to lean the bike as far over as you can on the same side as you are washing it from. This prevents watering from entering the motor.

So if cleaning/hosing down from the right, lean the bike over to the right. Then switch to washing and leaning the bike to the left.

I also do the same for the bottom bracket area.
Thank you for the hint.

Mike