Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions
  • How long has the Cyclone bicycle motor kit been on the market?
  • Where is the Cyclone kit made?

    Kit Questions
  • What kind of bike do I need in order to use a Cyclone kit?
  • How difficult is it to install a Cyclone bicycle motor kit?
  • How long will it take to install my kit?
  • What tools do I need to install the kit?
  • Can my bike shop or a Cyclone Dealer install the kit for me?
  • How much weight will the kit and battery pack add to my bike?
  • If I start with a 360 watt kit can I upgrade to a 500w motor later?
  • Does the Cyclone kit provide regenerative braking or battery charging?
  • Will my bike's pedals revolve whenever the motor is running?
  • Will the Cyclone kits work on recumbents and trikes?

    Motor Questions
  • How powerful are the Cyclone motors?
  • With the planetary gearbox isn't the motor noisy?
  • Can I run the motors on higher voltages?
  • Can I install an external controller?
  • Do the motors get really hot while running?
  • How long will the plastic idler pulley last?
  • Can I install a larger or smaller sprocket on the motor for more speed or power?
  • Are the Cyclone motors waterproof?

    Battery Questions
  • How do I choose the right battery for my kit?
  • Can I use NiCd batteries?
  • I already have some SLA batteries. Can I just use those?
  • What is battery memory and how can I avoid it?
  • I think my batteries suffer from memory effects. Can I fix them?

    Performance Questions
  • How fast will Cyclone Kits go?
  • How far can I go on a single charge?
  • How steep of a hill can I climb with one of your kits?
  • Can I pedal without the motor being on?
  • If I pedal and use the motor how far can I go?
  • Does the added weight of the kit affect the performance of the bike?
  • Performance wise what is the difference between a 20" bike and 26" bike with a Cyclone kit?
  • How does the Cyclone kit compare to hub motor kits?

    Warranty & Service Questions
  • What is the warranty on the Cyclone kits?
  • Can my dealer provide warranty service?
  • Can I return parts directly to Cyclone-USA for service?

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