Walk assist in viking freedom

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by Lorac, 2 Sep 2018.

  1. Lorac

    Lorac New Member

    I have a new viking freedom electric bike. All the advertising says it has walk assist, but nowhere can I find instructions to use it. Can anyone help?
     
  2. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    The walk assist is usually situated on the handlebars next to the grips. It tends to blend in quite well and is easy not to notice it. Look at the grips on the handle bars. Is there a differance between the 2? If so, that may well be the assist controller. Just turn it and it will give you the assist you need.

    I hope you find it.
     
  3. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Accra, Ghana
  4. OP
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    Lorac

    Lorac New Member

    No joy yet. Only the gear lever (3 gears) on the handlebars.
     
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    Lorac

    Lorac New Member

    Nothing in the video about walk assist that I can see but thanks for sending it. I did get a manual, but there is no mention of it in there. Will keep trying.
     
  6. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Mmm. If there is walk assist, then it has to be on the handle bars somewhere. Is there a button anywhere on them?
     
  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
  8. robgul

    robgul Guru

    I have a couple of ebikes from Avocet in my shop (they are the Lectro LE001 and LE)007) - the 007 is billed as having "walk assist" - I'll have a look tomorrow and report back if I work out if/how it might work .... it's POSSIBLE that the act of walking the bike at <6km/h will automatically trigger some assistance. The sensors are magnets on the side of the motor ... that would be the reverse concept of the way that the motor cuts out at 25km/h (again the magnets tell the controller what to do)

    Having said that - give Avocet a shout they're usually pretty helpful

    Finally - the guy in the video holding up the bike must be pretty strong, the machines are HEAVY

    Rob
     
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    Lorac

    Lorac New Member

    Emailed both of them. Hoping they will reply soon.
     
  10. robgul

    robgul Guru

    I have two of Avocet's Lectro bikes (an LE001 and LE007) in stock in the shop - they both have a button marked "6kmh" on the dashboard/switch panel .... I haven't tried it but I assume you press it and then walk along. As all the bikes are, AFAIK, made in the same factory I would assume the Viking has the panel?

    Rob
     
  11. Smudge

    Smudge Senior Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    On my Raleigh Pioneer E, the walk assist is implemented by holding down the on/off button on the control.
    It may be something equally non obvious like that.
     
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    Lorac

    Lorac New Member

    Thanks everyone. The supplier finally sent me a pdf of the operating manual - quite different from the assembly instructions originally supplied. I finally learned that walk assist works with the same lever as the normal assisted cycling only you have to hold it down for longer. Problem solved!
     
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  13. johnbot1

    johnbot1 Regular

    Location:
    Hastings
    I'm a bit late with this but all you do is walk along pressing down the minus button on the controls, you've more than likely found this out by now but it will help others that need to know, I've had to use it once or twice on very steep hills.
     
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