"But ermmmm" button
I passed 4000km on my e-bike yesterday, still without any bumps (though I do see 1-2 almost every day!). I'm still a bit mystified by the green button on the right of the handlebar. I've never pressed it and I'm a bit loathe to try. It looks kind of important! Someone said it cuts the engine but, since you have to be moving along to use the engine, I think I'd rather not take the chance. Maybe it's best just left alone!
Paul (the other one)
19/3/2016 03:54:06 am
There are some places that you have to turn off engines if standing in traffic could this be a short cut button?
Paul (the one)
19/3/2016 08:05:22 am
It's an electric bike, so no noise or exhaust, so never need to turn the engine off in trraffic.Plus, turning the ignition key stops power instantly, so why have a special button to do the same? Someone said you hold the button for 10 seconds and the e-bike disengages the gears, allowing you to push it to a garage should the jam up?!
20/3/2016 04:28:57 am
There seems to be a 'standard' on similar e-bikes of a green button in similar locations operating the horn - if you've not found the horn elsewhere, give it a try.
Paul (the one)
20/3/2016 09:12:09 am
Definitely not the horn. That's on the left and I use that frequently. A reverse mode - can you ride a bike in reverse?? Eeek.
22/3/2016 03:59:07 am
'Tis true - e-bikes in many markets have a reverse facility (simple to do with an electric motor, no expensive gearing needed).
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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