Clicking sound in my Luyuan Geared Hub Motor?
My Luyuan Condor E-Bike has a 450watt geared hub motor that is the same motor as the Motorino HTs have. Within the last 2 weeks a clicking sound is coming from the motor. The clicking sound is there with or without power applied to the motor. Also the clicking sound disappears when the E-Bikes weight is removed from the rear wheel. My dealer Mobility Unlimited is helping me determine what the problem is. We have already changed the rear wheel bearing, cleaned up the spline on the axles and within the rear wheel hub. This coming Saturday we are going to swap out the gears within the motor itself. The motor is still putting out loads of power with no evidence of anything out of the ordinary except for the noise, any ideas?
I had a clicking sound from a loose break shoe mounting. The break pads catch a little to raise shift the mounting repeatedly.
hi, this happened to my 250watt scooter and it turned out that on the gearing part of the gear cogs 1 was made of steel and the other two of the 3 gear cogs were made of plastic and had lost some teeth, it was hard to notice with all the grease, cheers ,James
hi, Glad to hear its cured, mines a chinese made one and I'm still trying to find some replacement cogs, cheers james.
A simple, quick test of spoke tightness is to gently tap each one with a "long", thin metal object (like a typical screwdriver shaft) and listen to the "musical ping".
A tight spoke gives a high-pitched "musical" note (ping), and a loose spoke gives off a "dull thud" sound.
If they are of equal length and "woven" similiarly (they usually are), they should all sound essentially the same, and even small variations are easily detected by the sounds they make.
Everybody with spoked wheels, go test yours.