Wet wipes on mine after every ride and then a quick polish with a bit of GT85 sprayed on a cloth.I do a lite spray of water to wash the frame, fork, drivetrain and a electric cleaners on the motor & battery, see the links below.
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The longevity depends on the design. Some favor very small, very light.Well Brose must be the least reliable , I have spoken with LBS , after 2000 miles prepare for a change. Is it true? Who knows, for one person I know it is. He is on 5th motor. There is no Shimano owner on 5th motor I believe I won't praise Bosch but one of the LBS who is selling many different motors said to me that Bosch is testing motors for 30.000 miles. I was shocked, I really can't believe it.
The thing is different manufacturers are not equals, even one company has differences with models, generations, et...It would be interesting to know % of the time eMTBers are in a mode level on their motors.
Just to see how it effect the life span of a motor, which I am sure it does.
For most of the riding I do in my area this how I use my motor ECO=40% Trail=50% Boost=10%
Im on the FB group and most reported problem is a bit of play on some jockey (guess is that one you say) that you can service yourself. Honestly is a very reliable motor it only spin at 1200 rpm, is cranks/motor separate and I think is more robust and less problematic than the others, despite all the bits it have. No one is 100% free for sure.Done quite a few of these Rocky Mountain motors now. They usually shatter or crack the clutch bearing, but also had a few with electrical issues and sensor failures... Perhaps some are created more equal than others
Yea, motor manufactures all have different mode levels (Assist/Nm) and eMTBers all use the levels differently. Still be interesting to hear from other riders on the % mode level they ride in, mileage on their motor and when the motor failed.The thing is different manufacturers are not equals, even one company has differences with models, generations, et...
Many modify the out of factory *preset levels*.
Some will drain their battery after work they know 90 minutes is all they have so it is just not practical.
Obviously a rider with a fullface 170 mm suspension probably is rarely in eco mode.
I am about 2% on boost, my Yamaha/Giant has 5 levels, i am most of the time on 3.
OK here is my data. Bought a Yamaha/Giant 2020 130/120 suspension new 9 months ago.Yea, motor manufactures all have different mode levels (Assist/Nm) and eMTBers all use the levels differently. Still be interesting to hear from other riders on the % mode level they ride in, mileage on their motor and when the motor failed.
Yes I do agree with rider abuse & type of terrain as a another variable to motor life-span.Km/miles really means F all. Type of terrain/rider abuse is far more relevant to motor longevity.
Can I trust a motor in 2021?
No you cant, but can you trust a chain? A tire? A hub?, Suspension?, Your own common sense?
Just ride the bike and don’t forget to smile as you wheelie past analogues on the way up.
Welcome to the Forum. You might want to change your location (hover over a user name) so it doesn't say your postcode. You don't know who might use it to work out where a bike could be stolen from. Just change it to your town or something.Hi everyone, great reading your comments and the Video at the beginning was very useful. I started riding MTB when they first came out and had a Hybike all mountain with a bosh motor. The chip was mainly the problem with water ingress, but eventually I did have to replace the motor. I sold that and bought a Turbo Levo 2019 I an on the third motor on that. I have bought a new Turbo Levo 2020 and after 2 months needed a new motor! I am annoyed that Brose have not sorted the issues, however if you view a company called speedy bearings they will do a great job upgrading your motor bearings and clutches and sealing the motor. Problem is your motor has lost its warranty. I have both bikes now just in case one motor goes and both are chipped. totally over the top I know. Bye the way I always ride on Turbo full power, I don't think it makes any difference. I do about 70 miles a week so the maintenance on these bikes is quite high, chains and rear sprockets. I never push on changing up or down now to try and save the chain. Cheers
This is what I've done - and had to re-do today. Their firmware fix did nothing - my E010 errors are back.If you're UK based and ever have a problem again with Shimano get in touch with Madison customer care on 01908 326032. You should be able to deal with them direct providing you can send them proof of purchase.