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RadRover / Re: Should i repair or replace RadRover 2018?
« on: September 29, 2023, 08:03:23 AM »
If it were me, I would replace the battery with a good aftermarket battery (something with Samsung or Panasonic cells). You'll need to change the battery mount/connector, but those generally come with the aftermarket batteries. You can even get adapter cables for the connectors if you don't want to splice the wiring. It will probably be between half to two thirds the cost of buying a new Rad battery. With everything I've seen and heard here about all the issues with the new Rad Rovers (and their troubles with service/warranty), I wouldn't but a new Rad Rover 6. I would buy a different bike from a different manufacturer instead. I have two Rover 5's that I've had since 2020. One has about 600 miles on it and the other had about 2000 miles on it. I love those bikes. I've done some upgrades on them, like the Bolton controller, but nothing due to any kind of problems. There are lots of aftermarket parts out their for them if you do have anything that fails. I also own a Lectric Trike, and I like it very much as well. It seems to be as well built as the Rad's. The Lectric bikes are different from the Rad's, like being much smaller, but they are also a lot less expensive. 

Just my opinion for what it's worth.

General Chat / Re: Communicating with another rider
« on: September 07, 2023, 11:03:52 AM »
I agree with what the others have said. The Sena helmets work great. I've been using them for the intercom, Audible books, and answering phone calls for a couple of years.

Rad Power Bikes Classifieds / Re: Rad Rover 5 Step Through for sale
« on: September 05, 2023, 05:55:36 AM »
Sorry. It sold.

RadRover / Re: Can?t find plug for my USB charger
« on: August 22, 2023, 07:12:25 AM »
There's a link on this page that has an installation document.

RadCity / Re: Any handlebar/stem post BAG for Radcity 5 plus ST?
« on: August 16, 2023, 05:49:49 AM »
I have these two on my two Rover 5's. I think I like the Lumiere one better, but the Rockbros one is probably more waterproof.

General Chat / Re: RW4 and 20 inch tires
« on: August 11, 2023, 09:54:23 AM »
Isn't the wheel a 20 inch wheel? Would you replace both wheels with new 20" wheels as well? That seems like it would be expensive, especially for the wheel with the motor on it.

The link works for me both by letting it detect my location by GPS, or by entering a zip code. Very strange.

I was a huge fan of Rad bikes, and still own two Rover 5's that I love. I also have family members/friends with another 5 Rad bikes that I recommended they purchase about two years ago. Rad has changed though, and is not the same company to deal with. I don't think their current bikes are as well engineered or built anymore. It's really disheartening to see all the problems that people are reporting, and how Rad support is almost non-existent. I stopped recommending Rad about a year ago. When the Rad Trike came out, I decided that I wanted a trike. I didn't buy the Rad though. I bought the Lectric Trike. I really like it and it was significantly less expensive than the Rad. I've been recommending the Lectric bikes to everyone instead now. It looks like Lectric has dealers throughout the country who sell their bikes and even have rentals/test rides. It looks like they also have even more dealers who are certified to repair them.

Lectric has CST 20" x 3" tires on their website. I don't think they're the Big Boats. They have a knobby tread pattern. They're 2 for $50.

Rad Power Bikes Classifieds / Rad Rover 5 Step Through for sale
« on: June 22, 2023, 11:01:44 AM »
My wife?s aunt has a Rad Rover 5 Step Through that she wants to sell. It is a little less than two years old but has never been ridden. It?s like new with zero miles on it. She had some surgery right before she got it, and now that she has recovered, she finds that it is too big for her. She wants to get something smaller and lighter. I borrowed the battery for one of my long trips last year and put it through 5 charge/discharge cycles. Other than that, the bike has never been used. The bike is located on the North side of Cincinnati, OH. They don?t want to ship it. It would be local pickup only, or they said that might be willing to deliver it within 100 miles. They are asking $1000 for it. You can message me if you are interested or have questions, and I can put you in touch with them.

Included in sale:
Rad Rover 5 Step Through ? White
Rad Battery
Rad Toolkit
Rad Charger
Rad Front Rack ? Orange
Aftermarket seat -
Rear View Camera with Monitor (still new in box) -

RadMini / Re: 2017 Rad Mini battery replacement
« on: June 20, 2023, 05:11:32 AM »
I would buy a good aftermarket battery from Amazon or somewhere else. It will likely come with a new mounting plate/wiring. Those are generally an XT60 connector. The website below sells dual battery kits, but they also sell adapter cables for Rad so you don't have to cut/splice any wires. You can get an XT60  to Rad adapter cable for like $20 that you can use with the aftermarket battery.

I think this is what you're looking for.

Rad Modifications / Dual Battery
« on: May 19, 2023, 07:36:20 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this dual battery balancer option? It looks very easy to install and comes with all the cables. It doesn't allow for charging the batteries on the bike, but I don't do that anyway. I just ordered one.

I actually ordered it to use my four Rad Rover 5 batteries I already have with my new Lectric Trike using an extra battery mounting plate/harness that I purchased from Rad. Before I do that, I'm going to test it on my Rover 5 as well and see if I want to get a second one for it.

Rad Modifications / Re: reading color display in daylight
« on: May 18, 2023, 09:50:24 AM »
That sounds like you might have a bad display. I've had mine for about 2 years and have gone close to 2000 miles with it. Mine is still on the default brightness setting and I haven't experienced this issue. You may be on to something with polarized sunglasses helping. They can definitely have an effect on reflections. I remember wearing my polarized sunglasses in my car and having them totally block my heads up display that reflects up onto my windshield. I thought it was broken until I took off my sunglasses.  :) 

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