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  1. Mike TowpathTraveler

    New Jersey Would Be Foolish To Require E-Bike Insurance & Registration

    And, concluding, just my two cents: I found this forum and Court's video reviews back in late 2016 or so. I loved my Specialized Fatboy fat bike, but his review of the new 2016 Felt Outfitter and 2016 Haibike FatSix caught my eye to the possibilities of going long distance on bikes like this...
  2. Mike TowpathTraveler

    New Jersey Would Be Foolish To Require E-Bike Insurance & Registration

    Except for my years away from this god-forsaken state to do military service, I am a long time resident of NJ. Trust me when I write that it still remains the worst, most heavily tax-burdened state out of all 50 states. And believe me, should this thing get passed into law (I think it will...
  3. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Great plan, poor execution

    Can't hurt, can only help. But do inspect those teeth for wear. On my Shimano XT derailleur, the pulleys are made of some kind of plastic or nylon.
  4. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Yamaha error 15

    What was the outcome to this issue? Your findings as to the right course of repair & posting it up in these forums on this site benefits everybody else who owns a similar ebike........now and into the future to come.
  5. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Great plan, poor execution

    I've ridden my Haibike long enough, worn out enough chain rings and stretched enough chains to learn some things along the way....... 1. No matter how dedicated you are or are not in keeping your chain lubed, it means nothing when it comes to the physical stretching of a chain. And once the...
  6. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Creo rear thru axle spinning out

    I imagine there are stripped threads on the thru-axle, the frame or both. I'd think there are videos posted on youtube on the repair of this situation. My guess it involves a helo-coil insert (specific to bike frame dropouts). And/or a new thru axle. Forget about loc-tite. If you have a road...
  7. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Bull grinder Evo vs Yamaha Wabash RT,

    Cannot beat that Yamaha ebike drive and battery system. The extra battery (1000 total wh's) and a 5 year warranty just makes it all the more a sweeter deal.
  8. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Yamaha error 15

    And in the below link, found again on the German pedelec forum, the poster describes replacing the display and controller (and a new display) and no joy! After some back and forth, the original poster finds he was sold the wrong controller (again, to my previous post, there are two PW LCD...
  9. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Yamaha error 15

    Dave, your post does not make it clear what year Haibike you have. Note that if you have the big LCD display, that there were 2 designs of that display. The earlier of the two DOES NOT include the Eco+ power setting. You must have the correct display for the proper year PW motor. Note that on...
  10. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Yamaha Y-01W AWD & Y-00Z MTB

    Your angle of discussion here, Stefan, makes me believe more and more that Yamaha Ebikes (the USA division) made a smart move branching out in the US market. How so? Take a look at what happened to Haibike in the US: they just upped and left our market (as did Yamaha powered BH). That was a...
  11. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Yamaha Y-01W AWD & Y-00Z MTB

    I'm really enjoying the back and forth within this thread. And I do like that 2 wheel drive Yamaha gravel off-road bike, very much. Interesting how they went with 2 separate style batteries to power it's respective motor. I'm sure or hoping they are the same voltage so a single charger can be...
  12. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Not asking, just making a point.

    For sure, Rick. I still have mine down the cellar though she hasn't been ridden in years. Decades, actually. Gray metallic with silver on the downtube. Chromed lower fork stays. Gold lettering. Vetus tubing. The bike today reflects my thinking in 1985 or so....... Aero handlebar. Avocet...
  13. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Not asking, just making a point.

    I hope you reconsider that decision, @Ang1sgt. Waaay back in 1981, one day I decided "I'm going to pedal my bicycle to Canada and back." Actually, that decision started a year earlier. Using my 1975 Sears Free Spirit 10 speed. With rear rack mounted steel side baskets. Panniers? No. I had my...
  14. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Logs

    These pics were taken on one ride up on the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath from Bordentown, NJ to Trenton NJ in March of 2018. A heavy duty straight line wind event came in that small area and really knocked down a good number of trees. Working north on the towpath at Bordentown and I...
  15. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Thinking outside the pannier

    Absolutely beautiful country! Thanks for sharing!
  16. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Thinking outside the pannier

    Away from the bags and their mounts for a moment; I hope that whatever tour you plan to go on includes a tour report here, with lotsa picks!
  17. Mike TowpathTraveler

    Thinking outside the pannier

    This is not much for Mr Coffee, who I'm sure knows, but back in the early 80's I set off to do a long ride from home here in NJ to Canada and back. I started out with a Cannondale front handlebar bag and two very nice, brand new Kirtland Tour Pack panneirs with lots of external pockets that Mr C...
  18. Mike TowpathTraveler

    "Best advice for new ebike riders" from us

    Several manufacturers out there for mirrors. Based on the recommendation of others on this site, I went with the Hafny brand of mirror. Here's their website: https://www.hafnycomponents.com/bike-mirrors Nicely made, smart design. Great mirror optics. And even on the bike paths, I always give a...
  19. Mike TowpathTraveler

    I fell off my Rad Runner 2 because of a little hole in the ground - I need suspensions

    @harryS provides the best advice in letting a shop figure out the suspension fork you need. If it were me, I'd go in that direction. I have a dual suspension Haibike Full FatSix. Rock Shox front and rear. 26 inch diameter, 4 inch wide off road fat bike tires. And a heck of a lot of miles on the...
  20. Mike TowpathTraveler

    "Best advice for new ebike riders" from us

    My advice for a new ebike rider? For starters, always carry a tire tube patch kit, even a spare tube and an air pump. Tire pressure gauge. At all times. Experiment with your saddle height and front saddle nose angle for the most comfortable fit for you. Always check tire inflation before a ride...
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