Motor maintenance

L6mbt

Pedelecer
Feb 1, 2019
29
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After only 650 miles the Bafang hub motor in my Carrera Vengeance, previously very smooth and virtually silent, has developed a whine and feels a little rough. Performance is still okay otherwise. Am I right in thinking that these are sealed units with no scope for lubrication or other maintenance? (I have very little faith in the "experts" at Halfords).
 

Woosh

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May 19, 2012
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Your Carrera Vengeance E has a rear hub Suntour motor, not Bafang.
If t's still under warranty, just ask Halfords to help you.
The cause is usually water ingress, rusting the ballbearings.
 

L6mbt

Pedelecer
Feb 1, 2019
29
6
Thank you for that. I do ride it in the rain so I guess water ingress could be a problem. It is a 2018 model so predates the Suntour update, but is still within the two year warranty. I may have to face Halfords for their expert attention.
 

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