How to Take Care of My Legend Bike: Maintenance Tips 🔧🧰📆
Clean, grease, inflate, and adjust.
This is the basic maintenance protocol for a conventional bicycle, and it is entirely applicable to an electric one.
It is crucial to inspect the bike after each use to prolong the life of its components. We recommend carefully following these steps:
- Clean all parts of the bike with cloths or damp paper with water and soap, but not with abrasive and/or corrosive products such as alcohol or turpentine. An air compressor to dry our e-bike can be very helpful.
- Check the condition of the tyres, ensuring they have no cuts, cracks, or embedded objects, such as stones, glass, or sticks.
- The brakes should have the pads close to the disc but without touching it. When applying the brake lever with little force, the brake should act instantly. The pads should be clean and perfectly adjusted to avoid noises and uneven braking.
- The wiring should not be too rigid, as with temperature changes and use, the material expands, and it can peel or break if excessive force is applied.
- Ensure that the chain moves without any foreign friction to its mechanism.
- Due to the vibrations received during use, you should periodically check the tightening of nuts and bolts, mainly those of the wheels, spokes, saddle, and handlebar stem.
- Grease and clean the bottom bracket bearings and wheel hubs.
- Do not carry passengers and heavy objects; they can damage the battery and the motor. The maximum load capacity of the rack is 27 kg.
- Do not use high-pressure water.
All Legend eBikes electric bicycles operate with lithium batteries. To recharge the battery, connect the transformer to the power source and the output plug to the battery in its only position. The charge indicators will signal that the charge is complete when the transformer has a green light.
Apart from recharging, these batteries do not require any other maintenance. To prolong the life of the batteries, do not store the bicycle in areas where the temperature may drop below 0°C or exceed 50°C. To optimize the lifespan of your battery, try to recharge it following these rules:
- Do not wait for the battery to completely discharge before recharging it. Keep in mind that the more frequently you recharge your battery, the better performance you will get from it.
- Store it at 50% charge.
- Store it in a cool and dry place and recharge it at least every two months.
- Avoid storing the battery completely discharged or fully charged for long periods.
- Store it at half charge if you are not going to use it for an extended period.
- Due to the natural self-discharge rate in lithium-ion cells, you should check the charge level approximately every 2 months and, if necessary, apply a 30-minute charge.
To optimize its performance, follow these guidelines:
- Avoid letting the motor do all the work. Try to assist the motor with the strength of your legs.
- Do not block the motor.
- Avoid overheating the motor and the electrical system.
- Do not ride in heavy rain conditions.
- Do not submerge the bike. Avoid using the bike in areas where the water level covers the motor or controller.
The controller is installed inside the frame, near the folding area. It is crucial to consider the following points:
- Do not submerge it in water.
- Do not hit it or open it.
If water enters the controller box, turn off the general power immediately and pedal without electric assistance until you are sure the electrical system is completely dry.
Then, you can turn on the pedal-assist system again.
Do not attempt to open the controller box. Any attempt to modify or adjust it will not be covered by the warranty. Seek assistance from the shop where you bought the bike or Legend eBikes' technical service.
In case of need, you can contact us here.