'Houston... we have a problem.'
You turn the bike on and nothing happens. Frustrating? ... understandably so.
Expected? ... actually, yes. At some point, that is likely to happen. It's all part of e-Bike ownership.
Troubleshooting your Fat Woody Cruiser
In an effort to help you quickly and easily diagnose issues with your e-cruiser, I have put together three sections relating to the type of problem you may be experiencing. Please scroll to the section below that best describes your situation.
✔︎ Section 1 - It's dead. Nothing happens when I turn it on and I don't know where to start.
✔︎ Section 2 - I think I know what might be wrong. I want to short cut to a specific troubleshooting section.
✔︎ Section 3 - It's an operational issue. It's working, but not as it is supposed to.
Section 1 - Start at the beginning...
This is essentially a simple-to-follow 'yes/no decision-tree' troubleshooting guide for isolating issues to a problematic component.
Before you take the bike apart or transport it to your local service shop, let's start by verifying a few things. It's quite possible it could be something simple.
Basic Troubleshooting - Start Here
Verify the Keyed Power Switch is turned on (clockwise). Yes... this happens more than you might think. 😊
- Did turning the key fix the problem?
Section 2 - Troubleshooting Short Cuts
If you know where you want to go quickly, here are some quick-links to get you there in a hurry.