I want to ask the user of Bosch Range Boost.

krst

New Member
・ I want to see the appearance from the left side.
If you have an image, please show it!

・Will use the same key that came with the bike?

Thank you for watching.
 

Over50

Well-Known Member
Is this what you are referring to? This picture of my Allant has the rail installed but the battery is not on the rail.

On my Allant, the extra battery does not have a separate lock cylinder. It locks via the main battery (to remove the separate battery, you have to unlock the main or powertube battery) - so yes, it uses only one key.

On my R&M that is dual battery. Each battery has its own lock cylinder but they use the same key. On my Tern GSD which is also dual battery, they have separate locking cylinders and came with different keys - I had the cylinders changed to a keyed-alike setup. Neither of those bikes I believe are considered as having the Bosch range extender (are rather just dual battery) therefore I think you are referring to the setup on the Allant.
 

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krst

New Member
Is this what you are referring to? This picture of my Allant has the rail installed but the battery is not on the rail.

On my Allant, the extra battery does not have a separate lock cylinder. It locks via the main battery (to remove the separate battery, you have to unlock the main or powertube battery) - so yes, it uses only one key.

On my R&M that is dual battery. Each battery has its own lock cylinder but they use the same key. On my Tern GSD which is also dual battery, they have separate locking cylinders and came with different keys - I had the cylinders changed to a keyed-alike setup. Neither of those bikes I believe are considered as having the Bosch range extender (are rather just dual battery) therefore I think you are referring to the setup on the Allant.
Thank you very much!
You have answered exactly what I want to hear!
As you said, I wanted to see what was attached to Allant.
The photos are also perfect.
I understand your explanation of using the built-in battery as a key.

I want to ask another question, what does it mean to change the cylinder to a key setting?
I know Tern GSD itself.
Sorry for talking unrelated.
 

Over50

Well-Known Member
Thank you very much!
You have answered exactly what I want to hear!
As you said, I wanted to see what was attached to Allant.
The photos are also perfect.
I understand your explanation of using the built-in battery as a key.

I want to ask another question, what does it mean to change the cylinder to a key setting?
I know Tern GSD itself.
Sorry for talking unrelated.
No worries. The Tern GSD was unique in that it came with separate keys that were not the same for the batteries. Whereas for my Riese and Muller, I had one key that fit both batteries. There is a separate lock cylinder that the key inserts into in each battery holder.

To reduce the number of keys, I had my bike shop order new lock cylinders that were keyed-alike to my Riese and Muller. This required knowing the key-code and ordering the cylinders and new keys through the USA Abus distributor. Abus makes the lock cylinders for Bosch if I'm not mistaken. Hope this clarifies things.