Tips To Protect The E-bike Motor | Aostirmotor E-Bike
Protecting any accessory on an e-bike is an investment in an e-bike, especially the motor. But the truth is that many people don't know how to better protect their investments. Aostirmotor takes you to discuss today!
Don't Ride E-bikes in Water
Leaving the e-bike in the rain or driving in deep water, you could get water inside the motor housing. Over time, this will cause it to rust from the inside out and get stuck in use. The worst part is that you may never see it coming. Since the motor is enclosed, it is difficult to see rust and water spots. The best precaution you can take is to have the motor avoid drinking water altogether. Trees need water, electric bikes don't. It's that simple. Aostirmotor e-bikes are designed to withstand some water exposure, but when you risk the quality of your e-bike, you better be safe than sorry.
If you do find that excessive water seeps into the e-bike, dry it as soon as possible and place it in a dry place to allow the water to evaporate from the crevices of the e-bike.
This also applies to transporting your e-bike on an e-bike hitch on long trips. If possible, or when you know you're going to experience bad weather, buy an electric bike cover and strap it to your bike while it's on the rack. Driving in a thunderstorm may be unavoidable, but you can at least cover your e-bike with a waterproof cover and elastic straps to keep most of the rain out.
Don't Let Your E-bike Rust
Metal rusts over time when exposed to air and moisture. The more air and moisture it is exposed to, the more likely it is to rust. It is just a property of metallic materials. But there are things you can do to avoid or limit this from happening.
As we discussed, e-bikes should avoid water and rain as much as possible. One way to make sure your bike stays dry is to store it in a place where it can get shelter from the rain. Try finding a garage or shed, or let neighbors use theirs for a small fee. Whatever you do, try not to expose your bike to the outdoors for extended periods as this can wreak havoc on the motor and rust and possibly damage the battery.
Don't Adjust Factory Settings
It is best to leave the factory settings unchanged when riding an e-bike. Adjusting factory settings in an e-bike garage can cause the motor to overheat or work harder than expected. The rated speed and operating temperature range of the motor are specified. By making aftermarket changes to your e-bike, you could damage the motor or void your factory warranty.
Clean Your E-bike Regularly
Do not allow dirt, dust, grime, or debris to accumulate on your bike. However, similar to the rain problem, you need to pay close attention to how you clean your e-bike. A regular cleaning and drying routine is a good idea, but that doesn't mean you need to soak or submerge your bike in any water. Keep it clean with a lightly damp sponge and a quick dry towel. In addition to this, you run the risk of damaging the internal components of the motor.
Maintain Tire Pressure
Reading this you will find it very strange to talk about tire pressure in an article about motors, no you are wrong, maintaining tire pressure and motor performance are very related. Tires lose air in various ways. Temperature changes can cause tire pressure to drop, as can frequent cycling. Tires are not a perfect sealing system, so they naturally lose a small amount of air over time. The lower the tire pressure on the bike, the more complex the bike will work. This extends to motors, batteries, and brakes. Adequate and proper tire pressure will allow the motor to work smoothly as intended.
Check the pressure about once a month and top up as needed with the air pump and pressure gauge. By keeping the tires pressurized and full of air, the motor doesn't have to do as much work. This will allow the motor to work quietly and effortlessly, especially on hot summer days.
Follow these tips and your e-bike will perform well for many years to come! If you have any other e-bike questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help!