What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

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Mysticmungus
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What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby Mysticmungus » 10 May 2020, 7:16am

Hi, I’m 72 and bought a Flyer C series electric bike second hand about 5 years ago in Spain. I have been told the bike and battery have been discontinued so my problem is I can’t find a battery to fit. It’s a lovely bike but useless to me and can’t even sell it. Can anyone fit a new battery on the rack? Or make a battery to fit? Or have an alternative battery that will fit. Thank you. I live in Chesham, Bucks. Measurements of the battery are 11” length, width 4” and half breadth 3” and half approx.








tim-b
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby tim-b » 10 May 2020, 8:43am

Hi
My first call would be to https://www.mtbbatteries.co.uk/
Regards
tim-b
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stodd
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby stodd » 10 May 2020, 10:20am

Contact Jimmy at BGA-reworking for re-celling your existing battery. https://bga-reworking.co.uk/
(I've never used him, but highly recommended on the forum below).

Also post at https://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/forums ... ussion.2/; much more active forum with lots of people knowledgeable in details.

Mysticmungus
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby Mysticmungus » 10 May 2020, 5:20pm

Thank you very much for your prompt replies, I will try both suggestions tomorrow. Will let you know if I have any luck.

hemo
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby hemo » 11 May 2020, 8:23am

Mysticmungus wrote:Hi, I’m 72 and bought a Flyer C series electric bike second hand about 5 years ago in Spain. I have been told the bike and battery have been discontinued so my problem is I can’t find a battery to fit. It’s a lovely bike but useless to me and can’t even sell it. Can anyone fit a new battery on the rack? Or make a battery to fit? Or have an alternative battery that will fit. Thank you. I live in Chesham, Bucks. Measurements of the battery are 11” length, width 4” and half breadth 3” and half approx.



Any battery of correct voltage theoretically can be used, but with no specs/details of said battery or system used makes this only theoretical. Supply an old bike link or some pics of the bike, battery and motor controller label.



fivebikes
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby fivebikes » 11 May 2020, 11:41am

Did a quick google and discovered this link to a wholesaler with the c series and also details of spec plus a tab for a uk dealer network. Might be of use.....
http://blacklionbikes.co.uk/product/fly ... s-comfort/
Good luck!

fivebikes
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby fivebikes » 11 May 2020, 12:08pm

Found this too....
https://www.nationwideebikes.co.uk/coll ... 2996051013
Higher capacity than standard but pricey........

hemo
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Re: What I can do regarding my Flyer battery

Postby hemo » 11 May 2020, 11:49pm

The Flyer is a nice Swiss brand and quite expensive, if the bike uses CANbus comms protocols then you have to buy the real McCoy Flyer Panasonic battery otherwise you may well brick the system and it will not work at all.