Garages without heating, like mine, temperatures will go very low then up as the sun hits the roof. Bad news for damp/condensation.
Take your battery inside. In winter mine lives under the kitchen table (just about tolerable by the misses, only as its hard to see).
Nice idea, but longevity will be an issue (more places for water to penetrate).
Just bought a replacement for my old cable dropper, £99 for a Fox 150mm, reduced for black friday at Wiggle:
go on a Demo day, you can then ride several bikes. Wheelbase do them, the last one I went to was Cannock (they also do them further North) one of the bikes I tried which was NOT my 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice was:
loved it, setup/feel and ride was the best for me; will...
It could be your wheel spokes. Try spraying the spokes with a fine oil (eg. WD40).
I have a wheel that does this and before I knew what it was it used drive me mad.
BTW best not spray your hearing aids with WD40.
Thought I would give an heads up on the rear cable and brake pipe wear mine has suffered:
Searching this thread I noticed there are several who have already "enjoyed" replacing the rear gear cable and brake pipe...
there is the division: practical v pretty!
As for spotting the wear, it was not possible as the worn part is hidden within the swing-arm tubes. Also, note the additional cable/pipe covering ends too soon, this is a manufacturers fault.
Oh, not by me. DOH.
Suppose that is a good heads up to me and other emtb owners!
Still, glad I got the motor out as now I can correct the gear-cable and brake-pipe issue, which would have become fatal.
Cheers for your reply.
Decided to pull the motor out and check the connections - which are FINE! Typical.
Now need to check rest of wiring.
But whilst I had the motor out I found this:
Manufacturers/designers are stupidly routing cables/wires/brake-pipes in the frame, and more recently via the head stock too. This pathetic behaviour is resulting in lots of issues for all of us: Search results for query: cable routing
My Turbo Kenevo comp has done just over 2k miles, the rear...
one year on and... would you believe it its not starting again :-(
Of course this is since I washed it, and all it does is as above (flash of red light then nothing).
It must have water ingress from somewhere?! Taken battery out, cleaned connections a few times, no change.
I do think belt or shaft drive would be great, as the faffffff with the chain cheaning/oiling would not be missed. All too often the designs seem to me as they are over complicated, they need to KISS it.
[that is keep it simple stupid, nothing to do with my ass]
Just thought I would share, as I wore them again today and they work so well.
What I like is:
- I can hose off the mud from the legs while wearing them, keeping my feet/shoes dry
- easy fit/removal