Electric Bike Cleaning Do's and Dont's
You would naturally think Electric bikes and water is a massive no go but you may be surprised about how robust and resistant electric bikes are to cleaning. You can read below about the 3 simple steps that help you clean your E-Bike safely and quickly.
You will need only simple items to clean your Electric bike efficiently and properly.
- Soap / Bike Cleaner
- Chain Lube
1 – Check your E-Bike manual on how much water your bike can resist.
2 – Take off your display if you can, if not try to cover and protect best you can.
3 – Remove the battery. Although your battery should be able to withstand some tough weather conditions like rain and snow, we advise you to take it off just to avoid issues.
1 – Start washing with water. Avoid using a pressure washer to prolong life of the electronics and bearings.
2 – Scrub the dirt with a cloth or brush from hard-to-reach spots like pedals, or between forks and tires. Remember to clean the chain stays and behind the wheels.
3 – It’s OK if some water gets in the battery docking, they are designed with small internal drains and the plugs are covered with a particular material that protects them from moisture, corrosion, and general damage. (Please always refer to your E-Bike manual on what to do regarding your battery while cleaning).
4 – Clean the drivetrain with a bike degreaser (Chain, chainrings, cassette, derailleur). Give it some time to settle and clean it with a wet cloth. Remember to use a stiff brush to agitate and get all the grit and grime loose ready to wash away.
5 – If you want to clean the disc brakes, use disc brake cleaner. As other cleaners might limit the brake’s performance.
1 – Wipe dry with a clean cloth and make sure you get in all those awkward to reach areas.
2 – Pay special attention to the battery compartment. It needs to be completely dry before installing the battery.