Known Issues & Problems with Michael Blast Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

troehrkasse

EBR Webmaster
Staff member
Region
USA
City
Fort Collins
No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from Michael Blast as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer.

Please be respectful and constructive with feedback, this is not a space for hate speech. In many cases, representatives from the company will see feedback and use it to improve their product. In the end, the goal is to enjoy riding and help each other go further and be safer.
 

ClutchCargo

New Member
Thank you for starting this sub-forum. I own a Michael Blast Greaser which I absolutely love. We need a place to share tech advice and now we have it.
 

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troehrkasse

EBR Webmaster
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USA
City
Fort Collins
Thank you for starting this sub-forum. I own a Michael Blast Greaser which I absolutely love. We need a place to share tech advice and now we have it.
Hey, that's wonderful to hear! I just got to review the Greaser and I'll be posting that review soon. It was a lot of fun to ride... and such a stylish bike!
 

ClutchCargo

New Member
Definitely looking forward to the review. The Greaser is not the most practical ebike, but oh it's a conversation piece. It draws attention wherever it goes. The vintage look is such an eye catcher. Take a Greaser to a classic car or motorcycle show, and prepare to meet a whole lot of people. It's a magnet. For those that appreciate the board-track era of motorcycle racing, this is the ebike to have.
 

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Pol

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Australia
Hi there everyone! Great to find this forum. My name is Paul and I've had the pleasure of using the Greaser over the last year - a real delight and of course, a real conversation piece. With that, I do have a couple of issues which I'm looking for advice about, if anyone can help -

1. The front headlamp - unfortunately provides little real light for riding in the dark. The bulb in the upper half is upward facing instead of forward-facing, and the regular-looking small bulb in the lower half doesn't work at all and I've understood that it's only there for aesthetics. Any ideas for a solution?

2. The kick stand - where it's located and its length mean that the bike is quite unstable in the standing position and easily falls over. Any thoughts from anyone how to rectify that?

Looking forward to your snippets of wisdom, and have a great Christmas and New Year!

Thanks,
Paul
 

fauconnier

Member
Region
Canada
Hi , I'm also a Greaser owner (500W,48v,14.5A). I got mine 4 years ago and it's still going strong after many rides. The only problem I had was the battery fell from the mounting plate when plastic brackets broke. Because it's invisible and I don't need to remove it, my battery is now fixed with tie wraps, As you can see, I personalized mine a lot. Among other things, I changed the riding position by moving back the seat to get better knee clearance and I replaced the handlebar to get a more upright position. I installed full fenders, leather accessories and different things. The new look is more like of the early road motorcycle instead of a board track racer look. Because I also love board track racers, I built an electric bike board track racer recreation. The frame come from a 1940 bicycle, the fake all aluminum motor cylinders are 2 lipo batteries, front hub motor, coaster brake ...
 

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fauconnier

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Canada
I modified the kick stand with an aluminum tube over it. I used the front light once and I was pleased with the result.
 

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hepcat

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Europe
Hi everyone,

I have owned a second hand greaser for about a month now, using it as my almost-every day ride. I did modify a bit to cater for my needs (long distance rides and weekly shopping rides). As for issues, there aren´t that many. I think it is an eminently practical bike, provided that the build quality lasts (we'll see about that), at 28kg not much heavier than a regular mech bike. The biggest problem in terms of parcticability are the fat 3" tires, as they are impossible to squeeze into a bike stand, particularly on trains. Then the kick stand comes loose easily in the mounting underneath the frame, but that can be rectified with an allen tool. And I noticed that the rear fender is all but useless when driving in wet conditions, as the tires throw dirt and droplets right over the fender onto my ass. Talk about a wet butt after such a ride. So, instead of dishing out 80 quid for an overpriced elongated version, I re-mounted the original quarter-fender, but with the lower screw hole mounted on the top screw. Naturall, this left the fender only supported at one end and completely wobbly, so I got myself a 3 quid metal bar second hand and fitted that in the top screw hole of the fender while supporting it on the built-in srew holes on the rear wheel support. Check the pix. Also, I got a MTB style carrier rack that also helped to stabilize the saddle support, which tends to slide down easily. I will be mounting saddle bags soon, motorcycle style.
 

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