Your battery is at the heart of your bike. There are some simple rules to follow to ensure that your battery has a long life.
When your battery first arrives, please ensure it is fully charged prior to use. This helps to condition the battery. The battery needs to run through a few charge and discharge cycles before it will run to optimum output, so don’t worry if it seems to drain quickly initially.
After each ride, ensure that your battery is charged. Fully discharging your battery regularly will reduce its life-span, so you should ensure your battery is topped-up even after short rides. Do not leave it plugged in once it is fully charged. Never leave your battery unattended whilst charging.
Take particular care when cleaning your bike. Pressure washers can allow water to seep beyond the battery cover and onto the connectors, which will damage and potentially break your battery.
If you are not planning to use your bike for several months, there are a few steps to take. When storing lithium ion batteries, they are best left at approximately 60% capacity. Remove from the bike and store at room temperature in a dry environment. You can keep it like this for up to 6 months. Restore to full charge prior to re use.
Your battery range is based on your last mile of riding, so, if you’ve just climbed a big hill, this
will be reflected in the range.
Keep your tyres inflated to the recommended pressure, as this will optimize your battery range.
Ensuring that your bike is regularly serviced and well maintained will help ensure the battery can work at maximum efficiency.