replacement battery back for greenewheels bike found

I just quickly dropped in the 36V 9AH LiFePO4 battery pack I got from Value E Bikes and was pleasantly suprised it was a close, though not perfect fit.

value E bikes batter on greenEwheels bike

It did fit well enough that I felt confident going for a short test ride, and all was good.
For a longer ride I’ll fir it more snugly with some rubber matting and ratchet straps, but the fit is quite close. The “rail” the battery has to slide into place is quite differently sized from the greenewheels rail however.

vale E bikes battery pack on greenEwheels bike

Next step, range tests, after a visit to the $2 shop for mounting hardware.

I did have to remove one of the cable holders as the battery is taller, so that the DC out lead would fit.

update 1 week later
We’ll I’ve clocked up 80k in a few rides to work and the battery is working great so far. I would have ridden more except its been rainy. Havn’t done a full range test but no apparent loss of power after 22km, so looking good.

4 thoughts on “replacement battery back for greenewheels bike found”

  1. I can’t say about the kits. As for the batteries, there would be a small market for them as these less expensive electric bikes use up their first battery, if the original vendor isn’t selling any more. I’m in Australia so I can’t say much at all about the USA market.

  2. Hi Zog,

    Your blog was one of the main influences in me buying a Greenewheels from Joe back in June 2010. Really love it. However, recently, under load, the power cuts out and only returns when I switch the key off and on again. Happening more often now. I am assuming this is a cutout mechanism indicating a flagging battery eh?

    I have noted your solution which I will follow if nothing else pops up. Have you had any further info re possible source of greenewheels style battery? I have been combing the web for info and possible alternatives. Joe seems to have gone to ground so no help there.

    Be interested in your advice

    Colsugg

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