MODEL(S): R-Series | S-Series | Z-Series
Brakes are a part of regular maintenance and standard adjustments are frequently needed. Most SUPER73 bikes are equipped with motor cut-off sensors when the brakes are applied. Sometimes these sensors become maladjusted and as a default, prevent the bike from operating. Adjusting these sensors can be a great first step in troubleshooting when your SUPER73 experiences an unexpected halt in operation.
What you’ll need:
- 5mm open or crescent wrench
To adjust the brake sensor motor cutoff on a SUPER73 electric bike, follow these steps:
Locate the Brake Sensor: The brake sensor is situated near the brake lever on your SUPER73 bike where the smaller cable inserts into the brake handle.
Identify the Adjustment Screw: Look for an adjustment screw on the brake sensor. This screw is used to fine-tune the sensitivity of the sensor.
Loosen or Tighten the Screw: To adjust the motor cutoff, you can either loosen or tighten the screw. The sensor is pressure-activated, when pressure is detected, it cuts power to the motor. Here's how to adjust:
Loosening the Screw: Turn the screw counterclockwise to decrease the sensitivity of the sensor. This means the motor will cut off later when you apply the brakes.
Tightening the Screw: Turn the screw clockwise to increase the sensitivity of the sensor. This will make the motor cut off sooner when you apply the brakes.
More often than not, you will need to loosen the screw to relieve pressure.
Test Your Adjustment: After making the adjustment, take a short test ride to ensure that the motor cutoff now operates as desired. If it's not quite right, you can fine-tune the screw until you resolve the motor cutoff point.
- Make small adjustments and test after each change to find the right balance for your riding style. This will help ensure a safe and efficient braking system for your SUPER73 electric bike.