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carolaa

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Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« on: September 07, 2022, 01:27:16 PM »
Can anyone else with a Radrunner Plus tell me if their bike has a fairly noisy motor? Mine sounds like a small sewing machine. It's not unpleasant, but I'd prefer my bike to be much quieter. I've had mine for a few months now and my husband recently bought a Rad City and his bike is completely silent. I wrote to Radrunner and got a complicated response about tensioning spokes or making a derailleur adjustment all of which make my brain hurt. I don't want to muck around with this or spend money at a bike shop if this is normal and just the way the Radrunner Plus sounds. thanks!

Mori55

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2022, 03:50:28 PM »
My wife?s plus is noisy. My rover 6 is a lot quieter.

Brirandle

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2022, 04:44:44 PM »
Love my Rad Runner Plus. Have had it about a month now and use it to commute to work each day (7miles) and pleasure rides on weekend. I can hear a louder hum but to be honest it doesn?t bother me at all. Get a lot of compliments from others how cool it looks. Like an older type of motorcycle 😊👍

Roverdrive

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2022, 09:56:19 PM »
I think the Citi is a direct drive motor - they are supposed to be much quieter as there are no internal gears in the hub.  Do a search for geared hub motor vs direct drive and you can see the differences

Water Doc

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 11:55:07 AM »
My plus is quieter than my Mini-4 but still noticeable -  a bigger issue is the tires have a loud hum, especially on concrete -   no change after 7 months of riding and 4200 miles
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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 09:14:44 AM »
I have the RR and City bikes too and the RR is definitely louder than the City.  The City bike is so quiet. As you mentioned is not overly loud and manageable but its good to know I'm not the only one.   

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2022, 04:38:43 AM »
I have 2 new (4 weeks old) Runner 2, one is quite and the other sounds like what your describing when using Pas2 or higher and with Throttle only. Rad gave the same response. After a few messages and phone calls, Rad gave me a warranty code for one hr work at bike shop. They realigned chain alignment thing & Crank arms. Still have the noise??.Yesterday got a message, Rad sending out new Back Wheel/Motor under warranty! Keep calling and messaging them, it?s frustrating to say the least

PNWRADMAN

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Re: Radrunner Plus Motor Noise
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2022, 10:12:30 AM »
Gosh, that's good to know!  I'm going to call them now and see if I can get a replacement wheel/motor too.

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