Electric bikes and moisture

The components of the beixo electra are splash-proof and water resistant enough to suffer a heavy rain shower. However, preferably store your beixo in a dry and covered environment. If your electric bicycle is always outside and / or has to withstand a lot of water, protect the parts as good as possible.

TIP: Use one handlebar cover or a travelbag.

An E-bike display is designed in such a way that a heavy rain shower has no influence. However, when the handlebars are folded down, the display is with the bottom side up. And since the cable enters here, the display is not waterproof as waterproof as the top.

Moisture and / or water damage in the parts are excluded from the warranty.

How often do I have to lubricate a cardan shaft?

The rear sprockets of the cardan shaft should be properly in the grease. If there is too little fat on the rear sprockets, this will announce itself. The transmission becomes less smooth, you feel a vibration instead of the cardan running smoothly. This is the time to take action.

For greasing, use a grease that puts a nice film over the sprockets. Beixo recommends Shimano ball bearing grease or a similar product. The gray cover must be removed to lubricate the rear sprocket. This can be done by removing the two screws that hold the cover in place. Clean the side of the gear with an old cloth and then apply plenty of new grease. Turn the pedals for a few seconds to distribute the fat well and refit the dust cover.

No maintenance is required on the gears at the bottom bracket. After all, it is a closed system, so that no dirt or moisture enters the bottom bracket.

 

How do I remove the rear wheel?

With a beixo you can dismantle the rear wheel in no time. The (dis) assembly is very simple and much easier than with a chain bike. After all, you don’t have to remove the chain and tension it again. Let alone that fuss arises with a chain guard.

How does it work?

Loosen the two screws on the dust cover, loosen the wheel nuts, release the brake and the wheel can be removed. Since everything can only fit in one way, replacing it is also child’s play. What is important is that the parts are replaced in the same way. Pay special attention to the order of the rings on the right-hand side before removing the wheel from the bicycle. To maintain a smooth and silent drive, they must be mounted in exactly the same way.

Tip: first tighten the wheel nut on the side of the cardan shaft, this will center the wheel. Only then the wheel nut on the left side of the bike.

How fast does a battery charge?

The beixo charger charges a maximum of two ampere (A) per hour. Theoretically this means that an empty 12 A battery has to charge for six hours. There are faster chargers but faster charging means faster wear of the battery. That is why we have chosen this type of charger.

The charger works on 220 volts, but can also be used on 12 or 24 volts through an inverter. Handy for traveling in the motorhome or on the boat. Make sure that your inverter has a ‘pure sine wave’ (pure sine). Otherwise there is a chance that the charger will fail.

Do you not have an inverter? Then beixo has a special car charger which works on 12 volts, via the cigarette lighter/car power outlet of the car or camper.

 

What is the range of a beixo Electra?

Beixo supplies three different capacity batteries: a 8,8 ampere (A) / 324 Watt hour (Wh), a 11,6A / 432Wh and a 13,A / 504Wh. It is very difficult to state an exact range per battery here. This depends on a whole number of factors:

The circumstances (headwind, hills, acceleration, temperature and cycling with a lot of weight)
The speed (do not drive faster than 21 to 22 km/h)
The driving behavior (acceleration in a lower gear and with less support instead of full power)

Assuming that you usually cycle in support level 1 or 2 and that you need 100 Watt extra to cycle around 20 km/h, then the 9A / 324Wh will take you two to three hours, or 60-70 km. And with the 12A / 432Wh battery for four to five hours, or 80-90km. The 14A / 504Wh battery is good for around six hours of cycling pleasure, or 90-120 km.

This is confirmed by experiences from beixo owners.

The battery of the beixo electra folding bike is placed on the rear carrier. The battery is lockable and removable by sliding it backwards. On top of the battery casing you can easily carry something small, such as your jacket or a bag. If you want to carry more stuff, there is the beixo Rear carrier extender.

We only use lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries. These batteries can deliver a high current due to the low internal resistance. They also have a large capacity in relation to the weight. A Li-Ion cell has no memory, meaning it does not always have to be emptied completely.

The battery is the most expensive part of the electric bicycle. You can extend the normal lifespan on the basis of these tips:

  • Make sure the battery does not discharge completely. Charge it before the engine support stops.
  • Never store the bicycle – certainly not in the winter – with an empty battery and use it regularly.
  • Keep the battery in a cool and dry place if you are not going to use the bike for a long time.
  • Charge the battery regularly, at least every month.
  • Never charge the battery in the freezing cold. Take it inside and charge at room temperature.
  • Preferably store the bicycle in a place that does not get too cold in winter and not too hot in summer.
  • Ensure that the battery is fully charged before departure.
  • Make sure the tires are at right pressure, so you reduce the resistance and your battery lasts longer.
  • Ride in the right gear, so that you provide optimum energy yourself.

(via Consumentenbond/ANWB (Dutch))

 

Which type of engine does beixo use?

The beixo electric folding bikes are equipped with a 250-watt front-wheel motor. Front wheel motors are simple, powerful and robust. The big advantage is that you can drive away in any gear. The engine starts to work as soon as you start pedaling. In addition, the power distribution is nicely distributed over the front and rear wheel, making the bike ride stably.

For the E-slim we use a middle engine, in combination with the shaft drive. This motor has a combined rotation-torque sensor.