Proper maintenance can significantly enhance your electric bike's performance and extend its lifespan. And no, just wiping it down after a ride isn't going to cut it.

In this guide, we'll dive into the world of electric bike maintenance, sharing the best advice and tips to keep your eBike in top condition.

So, let's get down to business and ensure your electric bike is always ready for the road ahead!

The importance of ebike maintenance

The heart and soul of an electric bike, what distinguishes it from traditional bicycles, lies in its drive pack. That is, in the motor and battery pack. So, if you want to ensure that every ride is as smooth as the first one, you should pay special attention to the maintenance of these components.

In this regard, we must keep in mind that the drive pack of an electric bike requires specific care, which goes beyond cleaning and greasing your bike.

In addition, regular inspections of the motor and battery can prevent common electrical problems, such as software or controller failures, sensor malfunctions or other connection problems.

The good news is that Crow bicycles’ drive pack is housed in a removable tube. So, in the event of electric failure, you can continue to enjoy your bike in muscle mode while it's being repaired.

In any case, let's see what tools you need for optimal maintenance of your electric bike.


Tools and equipment for electric bike maintenance

The tools to carry out the maintenance of an electric bike, are not very different from those you would need in case you have a traditional bike. You know, Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, tire repair kit, torque wrench, etc.

The only thing you need to add is everything related to the maintenance of your drive pack which, in case you have a Crow or any other electric bike with a Fazua motor, is limited to:

  • Brush and clean rags

  • In the same way that cleaning your ebike before storing it can improve its efficiency, it is also advisable to clean your Drivepack to keep the electrical system of your bike in perfect condition. To do this, a brush to remove dirt from the components and a clean rag to remove any traces of moisture will suffice. 

  • Silicone paste

  • Once it is clean and dry, apply a little silicone paste on the contact area to protect it from moisture with the help of a brush.

  • White grease or lubricant

  • Next, we will add some lubricant or white grease to the turning area of the Dirvepack to increase the smoothness of your rides.

  • Absorbent paper

  • Next, we will use some absorbent paper to remove dust and dry the part of the bike where the Drivepack will be placed. We will add a bit of lubricant in the contact area, as well as some silicone paste in the contact area, just as we have done with the electric pack.

  • Crosshead screwdriver

  • Once you have cleaned and greased the Drivepack of your electric bike, you should check that the wheel magnets are correctly aligned with the speed sensor, and tighten them with a crosshead screwdriver if necessary. The maximum distance recommended by the manufacturer is 17 mm.

    In the following video, we show you how to carry out the maintenance of the Drivepack of your electric bike properly.



    Remember, regular maintenance not only extends the life of your electric bike, but also enhances your riding experience. 

    So, gather your tools, roll up your sleeves and give your eBike the care it deserves.

    5 crucial tips for maintaining your electric bike

    Maintaining your electric bike is as important as wearing a helmet every time you ride.

    That's why we want to share with you some tips that will help you extend the life of your battery:

    1 - Remove the battery from the tube to charge it

    The inside of the tube containing the motor and battery assembly may contain traces of dust and moisture. For that reason, in addition to carrying out the maintenance that we have indicated in the previous section, it is advisable to remove it from the tube every time you are going to charge it.

    2 - Prevent the battery from being completely discharged

    Regularly check the state of the battery, especially if you have not used it for a long time. Ideally, check the charge level every 6 months and always keep it between 30% and 80% charge, even if you do not use it. 

    3 - Keep the heatsink clean

    Cleaning the heatsink of the drive block with a brush will help dissipate heat and improve the performance of your eBike. 

    4 - Store your eBike in a suitable place

    When not using your eBike, store it in a cool, dry place to protect the electrical components from moisture and extreme temperatures, which can damage the battery.

    5 - Professional Service

    A professional service at least once a year is essential to keep your eBike in perfect condition, and it can also help you identify potential problems as soon as possible.

    If you're thinking about getting a new two-wheeled companion or simply want to explore new electric bike options, be sure to check out our eBike Buying Guide. We assure you that there you will find all the information you need to make the right decision.

    Although, if you prefer personalized advice, you can also write to us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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