The danger of barging ahead, thinking I know what I'm doing, and not re-reading directions

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The danger of barging ahead, thinking I know what I'm doing, and not re-reading directions

People with sharp memory may remember that one of my electric bikes last summer suffered a broken fork. It turned out to be an aluminum fork - and I eventually took it over to REI so they could replace it with a steel fork. It took quite awhile to get that worked out and I just got around to, today, putting the electric motor and other stuff back on the bike.

Took it out for a spin

And turns out the motor had gotten mounted backwards.

It was disconsternating to start riding down the road, twist the throttle, hear a loud(ish) sound, and slow to a stop. Then start rolling backwards.

Reminder: Read the directions or else be double extra careful.


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