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Phil de Canillas
(@phil-de-canillas)
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Hi all, my 800kms 2018 TC 1500W will be delivered from Catalunya to my home in the mountains, far east of Málaga  on Thursday, hopefully before!!

So far I have discovered an old pair of ''bars, Renthal 756-01 from my bodega, that appear to be much lower than the apes on the TC.

l have ordered a pair of Pirelli Angel City tyres in the original sizes for the TC. I prefer to use European or Japanese origin tyres.

Next is to change the brake fluid to euro standard.

Is the seat genuine leather? If it is it must go. I am a vegan for ethical reasons. 🙂

I plan to remove all the pillion brackets and the white plastic bits that hide the rear shock.

I will post what effects there are on the Moto.

Meanwhile does anyone have any suggestions for my TC? All ideas are welcome, I have 50+ years experience with petrol powered bikes, but less than zero knowledge about Electro-bikes .

Thanks all.

There are no bad bikes, some are just better than others.....
Until I encountered this 800kms Moto which has been an absolutely unreliable pile of.. mierda since the day I bought it.

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Posted : 23/02/2019 16:13
TCMaximum
(@tcmaximum)
Eminent Member

I'd suggest doing the splice for USB power if you use your phone as GPS like I do. I also am interested in attempting a cruise control mod but haven't looked too far into it since I just got the bike. Might just settle for the wrist rest.

I wouldn't bet on the seat being real leather. Almost guaranteed to be fake.

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Posted : 27/02/2019 04:14
s550v
(@s550v)
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@phil-de-canillas, correct on the seat.  it's not genuine leather.  it is made of a vinyl.

have you thought of changing the mirrors?

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Posted : 27/02/2019 19:34
Phil de Canillas
(@phil-de-canillas)
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Just had my first ride of my 2018 TC 1500W, already derestricted.
First impressions:
I tried all the steep streets in the village from a standing start; the steepest kept me down to 20kmh. Which happens to be the village speed limit. 😉
Next I went on the open road, a 6kms round trip to and back;. Suspension needs adjusting for my 58kgs, steers well then....

WHAT THE FFFF! The tyres have ZERO GRIP in the bends, full-on sideways drift/skid, both ends! Slowly home but had to grab the brakes from 20kmh, really good brakes but 2-wheel skid until I let the brakes go.
I already have a pair of Pirelli Angel CT waiting for them, they will be fitted tomorrow.

The OE tyres are by far the worst tyres that I have ever ridden on.

There are no bad bikes, some are just better than others.....
Until I encountered this 800kms Moto which has been an absolutely unreliable pile of.. mierda since the day I bought it.

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Posted : 04/03/2019 15:48
Phil de Canillas
(@phil-de-canillas)
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I am impressed with the build quality and the use of cast aluminium rather than plastic for the handlebar controls.

There are no bad bikes, some are just better than others.....
Until I encountered this 800kms Moto which has been an absolutely unreliable pile of.. mierda since the day I bought it.

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Posted : 04/03/2019 17:46
Aming
(@awsming)
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I've not had any problems with the tyres - seem alright to me for commuting in London

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Posted : 04/03/2019 18:30
Phil de Canillas
(@phil-de-canillas)
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I expect you don't have many 50kmh tight bends which are often surfaced with fallen crushed olives or avocados ?;-)

Though a drop or two of diesel on a roundabout adds to the fun 🙂

There are no bad bikes, some are just better than others.....
Until I encountered this 800kms Moto which has been an absolutely unreliable pile of.. mierda since the day I bought it.

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Posted : 06/03/2019 16:55
Aming
(@awsming)
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haha, nope, no crushed olives or avocados in London :p Just crazy pedestrians who dont look at anything but there phones when crossing roads.

How are you finding your bike going up hills? 

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Posted : 09/03/2019 23:07
xRadikalZ
(@xradikalz)
Active Member

Hi, I'm planning to buy a TC but I had some doubts about the performance uphill (I also live in a mountain and I have to go through very steep hills.

 

Does the TC manage consistently steep hills? (Specially the battery range and performance)

 

Thanks in advance

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Posted : 13/03/2019 09:57
TC can
(@tc-can)
New Member

No not really it drops to about 40 kms uphill or less if really steep looking at upgrading my controller to a 65 amp instead of the 40 amp

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Posted : 10/05/2019 22:35
xRadikalZ
(@xradikalz)
Active Member

thanks a lot 4 the answer, when u try the new controller (if u do) could you give me some feedback?

Thanks

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Posted : 10/05/2019 22:47
s550v
(@s550v)
Estimable Member

We need a reference for the "uphill", "hills". Everyone's hills are different and I mean the angle (gradient or degree) of the hill. 

Can we use google maps? (or another apps if anyone knows of one) to give us the approx "degree/angle/gradient" of the slope/hill as a better reference.? 

So for example:  this thread someone mentions, it drops to 40km/h uphill.  Is uphill a 5 degree or 15 degree hill? 

It would be clearer to say 40km/h ( max speed) on a 8 degree slope/hill.  Or 55km/h on a 15 degree hill.  These are just an example. 

This gives us a better judgement on the slope/angle/gradient of the uphill and what speeds the TC can handle.  

*this will vary with the weight of the rider and maybe different outcome  with y - cable (battery parallel) & 2 battery setup. 

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Posted : 20/05/2019 20:55
escubic
(@escubic)
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SuperSocoTC en

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Posted : 20/05/2019 21:25
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