New e biker

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
F00lsgold
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New e biker

Postby F00lsgold » 3 Jan 2019, 11:09pm

Hi all new to e-bikes but thought what the hell turning 50 in February and my knee’s aren’t the best anyway hoping for some tips on how to get the best out of my bike hope you all like it...it may not be everyone’s cup of t
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Re: New e biker

Postby hemo » 4 Jan 2019, 1:33am

Be careful washing it don't use powerhose/jet wash, motor bearings can be iffy with water, recommendations are to repack the bearing cover seals periodically with grease (ask on Pedelec forum uk about this).
Don't charge the battery to full and not use it, worst thing for lithium cells is to leave fully charged, best is to leave them at about 60% and then charge fully before use for longevity.

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hondated
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Re: New e biker

Postby hondated » 4 Jan 2019, 6:31pm

F00lsgold wrote:Hi all new to e-bikes but thought what the hell turning 50 in February and my knee’s aren’t the best anyway hoping for some tips on how to get the best out of my bike hope you all like it...it may not be everyone’s cup of t

Enjoy . I would definitely buy one if I had the money. Might even match it with one of their motorbikes as well :lol:

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Re: New e biker

Postby hemo » 4 Jan 2019, 11:33pm

KTM e-bikes and motorbikes are not the same company, the only bit they have in common is the name.

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Re: New e biker

Postby F00lsgold » 6 Jan 2019, 3:46pm

Who makes the ktm ebike ?

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Re: New e biker

Postby hondated » 6 Jan 2019, 10:12pm

hemo wrote:KTM e-bikes and motorbikes are not the same company, the only bit they have in common is the name.

Thanks hemo. I find that interesting given the importance companies place on branding :?

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Re: New e biker

Postby hemo » 6 Jan 2019, 11:06pm

F00lsgold wrote:Who makes the ktm ebike ?



KTM ebikes are made by KTM Fahrrad GMBH (Austria).

KTM Motorcycles are made by KTM Industries AG (Austria).

They once had a shared interest but the main motor cycle side wasn't interested in ebikes so the two split up a few decades ago and the ebike side also kept the KTM name. The two companies are independent traders.

KTM AG has now acquired another company PEXCO GMBH who are an urban e mobility company and plans are in the pipe line to introduce ebikes but not under the KTM banner as this is brand name of KTM Fahrrad, so ebikes look like they will be branded under the Husqvarna name.