While wear and tear is inevitable, there are ways in which you can protect your Bandit E-Bike from rust, corrosion, and electrical damage.
The article below outlines best practices for preventing these things.
Practice Proper Bike Storage
Park indoors whenever possible.
Avoid parking in wet conditions for extended periods of time. Even if you have to, ensure that you dry the bike and park it in a dry location to allow the bike’s systems to dry out.
If covering the bike with a tarp during rain, do so only temporarily, and be sure to remove the tarp once the rain has passed to allow moisture and condensation to evaporate.
Properly store your bike.
For the best drainage and water avoidance, park your bike upright position and under cover (e.g. a tarp)
If your bike is exposed to rain, be sure to dry it afterward. Apply anti-rust treatment to the chain and other exposed, unpainted steel surfaces.
Always prevent exposure to corrosive substances.
Perform Regular Maintenance
Keep up with maintenance.
When any bike is exposed to wet conditions, it will need a more frequent maintenance schedule to prevent rust and corrosion and to ensure all systems work safely.
Click here to learn more about bike maintenance.
Clean your bike as needed.
Never spray your bike with a hose. Instead, use a damp cloth to remove stains. (Water damage will void your warranty. Click here to learn more.)
If needed, apply a mild, non-corrosive detergent mixture to the damp cloth and wipe the frame.
Dry by wiping with a clean, dry cloth.
Keep the chain clean and lubricated.
Ensure the chain is lubricated and clean before every ride. If your bike is exposed to damaging conditions (e.g. wet, dusty, or salty), take extra precautions and consult a reputable local bike shop for the best chain lubricant ("lube") for your local weather and riding conditions.
For more details, check out our cleaning guide here.
Avoid Moisture and Salt
Keep your electrical components dry and salt-free.
Do not immerse the bike or its components in any liquid to prevent irreversible damage. Always keep the bike upright as moisture and rain are designed to flow down and off the bike.
Exposure to salt water can cause permanent, irreversible damage to electronic components.
Corrosion damage is not covered under warranty. When riding in coastal areas, wipe down your bike frequently and spray all unpainted mechanical parts with anti-rust treatment. After riding, inspect your bike to ensure all components are clear of debris, rust, and dirt.