not happy with what i have

Urbanmtndew1

New Member
I turn to this wonderful forum of individuals with a wide swath of knowledge......

I currently have a 2016 e3 vibe pluse w/ 48v 8.8 Ah battery. 1st issue is that no key to remove battery from bike. 2nd issue is that it gets about 13miles to a charge.

I am wanting/needing a longer travel distance. Preferably closer to the 25/30 mile range.

I have looked at adding an additional motor via front or rear hub. tearing out the battery mounting bracket and getting a new one with more Ah.

I am hoping not to put much more than another 600 into it...as it is already more than ive spent for some of my vehicles.

any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them please and thank you all
 

Al P

Active Member
It sounds like your battery is dying. You should be able to get up to 35+ miles with that motor and a good battery.

If you call Raleigh/iZip they may be able to sell you a key.
 

AHicks

Well-Known Member
As many of us have no clue what a "2016 e3 vibe pluse" looks like, you might draw some ideas if you tell us more about it. For instance, what does it use for a drive system? Mid drive (brand, wattage)? Or a rear hub (brand, geared or direct drive, wattage)?
 

Urbanmtndew1

New Member
here are the details/specs

MAKE:
IZIP
MODEL:
E3 Vibe+
PRICE:
$1,799
BODY POSITION:
Upright
SUGGESTED USE:
Neighborhood, Urban, Commuting
ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS:
Pedal Assist (Class 1), Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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WARRANTY:

2 Year Comprehensive, Lifetime Frame
AVAILABILITY:
United States
MODEL YEAR:
2016


Bicycle Details
TOTAL WEIGHT:
54 lbs (24.49 kg)
BATTERY WEIGHT:
7.3 lbs (3.31 kg)
MOTOR WEIGHT:
8.5 lbs (3.85 kg)
FRAME MATERIAL:
6061 Aluminum Alloy
FRAME SIZES:
13 in (33.02 cm)15 in (38.1 cm)17 in (43.18 cm)
GEOMETRY MEASUREMENTS:
16.5" Stand Over Height
FRAME TYPES:
Step-Thru
FRAME COLORS:
Metallic Red with Black Accents
FRAME FORK DETAILS:
Rigid Aluminum Alloy
ATTACHMENT POINTS:
Rear Rack Bosses, Front Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses
GEARING DETAILS:
7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Altus, CS-HG20-7, 22-30T
SHIFTER DETAILS:
microSHIFT Triggers on Right
CRANKS:
Lasco EB05 Chainring with Alloy Guide
PEDALS:
Resin Platform with Non-Slip Tread
HEADSET:
VP Semi-Integrated Ahead, 4 Risers
STEM:
Promax Aluminum Alloy
HANDLEBAR:
Promax 25.4 mm Diameter, Steel, 630 mm x 55 mm Rise
BRAKE DETAILS:
Tektro Linear Pull with Generic Levers
GRIPS:
Velo Dual Density, Semi-Ergonomic Rubber
SADDLE:
Velo Commuter with Integrated Handle
SEAT POST:
Promax Aluminum Alloy with Quick Release Collar
SEAT POST LENGTH:
324 mm
SEAT POST DIAMETER:
29.8 mm
RIMS:
DM18 Alexrims Doublewall, Aluminum Alloy
SPOKES:
Stainless Steel 13 Gauge, Black
TIRE BRAND:
Kenda Hybrid, 26" x 1.95"
WHEEL SIZES:
26 in (66.04cm)
TIRE DETAILS:
Slime Inside (Self-Sealing Flat Tire Prevention System)
TUBE DETAILS:
Schrader Valve
ACCESSORIES:
Pre-Wired for 6 Volt LED Lights (Front and Rear), Single Side Adjustable Length Kickstand, Welded-On Battery Support Rack with Standard-Gauge Surround Bars (For Panniers or Trunk Bag), Aluminum Alloy Chain Guard
OTHER:
Locking Removable Battery Pack, 2 Amp 1.8 Pound Charger


Electronic Details
MOTOR BRAND:
Currie Electro-Drive® (TranzX), Model M16GTA
MOTOR TYPE:
Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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MOTOR NOMINAL OUTPUT:

350 watts
MOTOR PEAK OUTPUT:
500 watts
MOTOR TORQUE:
68 Newton meters
BATTERY BRAND:
Samsung or LG
BATTERY VOLTAGE:
48 volts
BATTERY AMP HOURS:
8.8 ah
BATTERY WATT HOURS:
422.4 wh
BATTERY CHEMISTRY:
Lithium-ion
CHARGE TIME:
5 hours
ESTIMATED MIN RANGE:
20 miles (32 km)
ESTIMATED MAX RANGE:
40 miles (64 km)
DISPLAY TYPE:
Fixed Monochrome Backlit LCD with Adjustable Angle
READOUTS:
Speed, Odometer, Battery Capacity (5 Bars), Assist Level (0-4), Range Estimation
DISPLAY ACCESSORIES:
Independent Button Pad on Left
DRIVE MODE:
Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist (Optional Button Throttle)
TOP SPEED:
20 mph (32 kph)
 

WilliamT

Active Member
For me, its not worth getting another 8.8 ah battery. Low amp hour batteries take a lot more stress than larger batteries and will lose their charge a lot faster than say a 13ah.

My 2016 Radwagon came a 11.6ah 48v Dolphin battery that was only giving me about 20 miles (in eco mode) after 3 years. I had other 52v batteries from other kits that I wanted to use.

Seeing that my battery only had 2 pins going from the battery to the controller, I was pretty sure it could handle non-Rad batteries.

I turned everything off, removed the battery, and cut the cable between the two putting an Anderson connector going to the controller. Andersons power pole connectors are easy to work with and can be put together without soldering. My other batteries have Andersons or Anderson adapters so it was easy to connect a different battery.

If your not sure what voltage your controller supports, stick to 48v batteries. Now with a larger 17ah new battery, I'm getting 70 miles per charge
 
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