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Welcome

Thanks for purchasing a Tempus Electric Titan Electric Bike!

Now let's get you riding your new bike. Please read the information provided so that you can can understand your bike inside and out. We are constantly updating this page so if you need additional information, contact us and we will add to this page so other riders can get that same insight.

Please check your local laws for more information on electric bikes and how they should be used in your city/state/country before riding on public roads. 

Before you ride your bike, make sure it's properly assembled and key components have been tested.

We love seeing our customers out in the world, using their bike so if you have a review, pictures, videos we'd love to see and share them. 

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Packaging

In the packaging you should find:

  1. 1 x Bike
  2. 1 x Battery with 2 sets of keys
  3. 1 x Battery charger with AC adapter
  4. 1 x L and R Pedals
  5. 1 x L and R Rear Fender Mount
  6. 1 x Front Fender
  7. 1 x Rear Fender
  8. 1 x Rear Rack

If you're missing anything please contact us.

Package Dimensions: 208cm x 23cm x 105cm

Gross Weight: 44KG

Unboxing 

  1. Cut the black strapping off the outer box.
  2. Carefully cut the outer box open and carefully remove your bike.
  3. Engage both kickstands before letting your bike stand. 
  4. Carefully remove all zip ties, foam and bubble wrap 

Assembly Guide

You will need to install:

  1. The Handlebar (5/32" Allen Key)
  2. Display (3/32" Allen Key)
  3. Pedals (WR: Right Side: Clockwise, LR: Left Side: Counter Clockwise)

Things you might need to adjust or install:

  1. Fenders
  2. Rear Rack
  3. Headlight 
  4. Seat
  5. Kickstand

*Check back for detailed pictures & video*

Pre-Ride Safety Check

  1. Wheels 
  2. Battery 
  3. Braking System
  4. Lights
  5. Cables
  6. Display 
  7. Kickstand

Display Manual

You can find and download the display manual here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vZNxSa9IjzjdYOKecLoYmUzMWmZ7m20u/view?usp=sharing

Operating Your Bike

Inspect your bike

Like a car, it is important to always do an inspection of your bike before you ride. Bikes are prone to wear after time, and as a result, you need to have it tuned up periodically. ​If you do notice, feel, or hear anything different when riding your bike, make sure that you have it properly examined.

Hold your handlebars

Electric bikes are fast. It’s important to always have control of where you’re steering, as well as how fast you’re going. Always keep your fingers over the brake levers, while keeping your palms and thumbs wrapped around the hand grips. This way, you always have control of where you’re steering, and you’re also prepared to stop at any moment.

Installing the Battery

Make sure your battery is charged and turned off before installing the battery onto the frame. Slide the battery onto the battery frame mount using a downward motion, make sure the battery is all the way seated into the mount. Lock the battery onto the frame using the key and confirm that the battery is firmly locked into place. 

Turning your bike on

Step 1:​ Turn the battery on (Press the (I) symbol down)

Step 2: ​Press and hold the power button located on your handlebar until the LCD turns on

Step 3: ​Your electric bike is now on. You can adjust the power assist modes, set the time, change settings, and personalize your bike

Turning your bike off

Press and hold the power button. Once the LCD turns black, turn off the battery by pressing the (o) symbol on button located on the battery. Your bike is now off.

Accelerating and Decelerating

The throttle is on the right hand side of the handlebar. To accelerate, twist the throttle toward you. To decelerate, let go of the throttle. Make sure that when you accelerate, you are properly seated on the bike, and that you are holding the handlebars correctly. The bike can easily escape your control, possibly harming you, other people, or damaging the bike

Brakes

The Titan is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, which allows for maximum
stopping power. Although they are the best brakes a bike can have, they will
still wear down over time. It is important to service your brakes from time to
time, and to adjust them for tension.

Hydraulic brakes need to be serviced from time to time - generally the mineral oil
in the reservoir will last for a long time, but if the hydraulic brakes feel
“spongy” upon depressing the brake lever, or if they lose stopping power, it is
time to bring the e-bike for service. Take care not to introduce air in the
brake line as this may cause the problem. “Bleeding” the hydraulic brakes is a
tedious and difficult operation that should be conducted by service
professionals only.

Safety Tips

When you’re traveling in wet road conditions, your brakes may not function as efficiently. Water reduces the friction between the brake pads and the wheels. Be careful and give yourself more room to slow down/stop.

Make sure to check your brakes and brake pads regularly. The brake pads will eventually wear down from friction and will have to be replaced.

Lights

The Titan comes with a headlight and rear light to be used when riding at night or in dark areas. They increase your visibility to everyone else, as well as increasing your visibility. To turn the lights on, flip the switch located on the right side of the handlebar, and the head and rear lights will turn on.

Pedaling

Electric bikes are designed to be motor-assisted bikes. You can use the motor by itself, pedal along with the motor, or pedal without the motor. The more you pedal, the farther you will be able to travel on your bike because it reduces the amount of electricity used by the motor. The pedals work exactly the same as a regular bike.

Riding in Wet Weather

The Titan is built to function, even in wet weather conditions. Because the motor is in the rear wheel, it is easy to slip while moving at high speeds. Another thing to keep in mind is that in wet weather, water may cause your brakes to function less efficiently. Water reduces the friction between the brake pads and the wheels. During wet weather, avoid high speeds and be extra careful when making turns or stopping.


Riding in Extreme Weather

The Titan is built to be water resistant, but it is not completely waterproof. We
have ensured that you can ride while it is raining however; if the rain is torrential,
water could still get inside the bike and short some of the circuits. If you can, it is
better to leave your bike inside during these conditions.

Riding in the Cold:

The Titan is designed to operate any time of the year. Just as in the rain however, your bike will perform less efficiently in cold or snowy conditions. Your bike may slip at high speeds, and it will take longer to stop. Below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), your battery will be less efficient than in warmer temperatures.

After continuous riding in the cold, you may need to replace your battery sooner
than you would have otherwise.

The Battery

Distance and Power
The Titan will take you 40+ km in one trip depending on several variables. These
include the weight of the rider, wind resistance, driving habits, whether you are
riding up steep hills or inclines, and other issues such as proper air pressure in
your tires.

Saving Power
There are a few ways to get more range out of each charge:

  • Coasting: ​When going downhill, or over long, flat road surfaces, use your e-bike’s momentum and allow it to coast.
  • Stopping and Starting: ​Do your best to avoid stop and go movements. It takes a lot of power from the motor to get you going from a stopped position.
  • Weight: ​The heavier the load on the bike, the more power required from the motor. Try to keep your load light if you plan on traveling far in one trip.
  • Air Pressure: ​Make sure your tires have proper air pressure. This will reduce the drag on the tires and increases your range.
  • Head And Tail Lights: ​Turn off your lights to conserve power. Though they don’t require much energy, every little bit counts.
  • Pedaling: ​Before you fully rely on motor power from a stopped position, pedaling will significantly help conserve your battery.
  • Lower Assist Mode: ​It takes a lot less power to ride on a lower assist level. If you’re going far, it is safer to turn the assist mode down, and pedal if you want to go faster.


Battery Power
The LCD has a battery percentage indicator, which will tell you how much charge your battery has. When your e-bike is on, the indicator will jump and indicate the current available battery power.

If the power has dropped significantly, you should charge your battery.
When the battery is low (below 20%), it will automatically shut off if your power
setting is too high, and you will need to reduce your assist level. The purpose of this feature is to make sure that you have enough power to get home, as a lower assist level will give you more range.

Charging

*​Only use the charger that was supplied with your e-bike. Using chargers that
do not have the proper specifications could damage your e-bike’s battery and
electrical system, and can also cause injury*

There are two different plugs on your charger; one that goes into the charger port, and the other, which goes into the power outlet.

To charge your bike:

  1. Make sure that the battery is turned off.
  2. Take one end of the charger and plug it into the charger port located on the bike (Make sure that it is properly plugged in).
  3. Plug the other end of the charger into the power outlet.
  4. Confirm that the charging indicator turns red
  5. Unplug the charger from the power outlet
  6. Unplug the charger from the battery

Note: When the battery is fully charged, the charging indicator light will turn green. The bike takes 4-5 hours to fully recharge.
*If the battery gets unusually hot and is no longer reaching full charge, it may
need replacing. Stop charging and contact us*

Battery Care
Here are some guidelines to follow, if you want to preserve your battery. If you do not follow these, your battery’s ability to hold a charge will decrease, and you may need to replace your battery sooner than would otherwise be necessary.

  • Keep It Charged: ​Keeping your battery between 20%-80% is optimal for non use.
  • Storage: ​It is best to store the battery on a cool and dry surface. Do your best to make sure that the battery’s temperature does not drop below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) for extended periods of time.


Handling The Battery

The battery contains large amounts of electrical power. You must use caution when handling it. Not following these instructions can result in serious injury.

  • Be Careful: ​Always lift your battery using both hands, and be cautious when carrying it. Never drop the battery; if the casing is damaged, the contents could leak out.
  • Do Not Tamper With The Battery Case: ​The contents of the battery are dangerous. If it is leaking, seek help immediately and do not touch the battery.
  • Do Not Touch The Two Metal Poles On The Battery Box At The Same Time:​ This may cause a short-circuit, damage the electrical systems in your e-bike, or cause harm to you or others.
  • Do Not Handle Your Battery If Either You Or Your Battery Are Wet: Water is a great conductor. You could experience an electrical shock, and you may be injured.


Replacement And Disposal

The battery is rated for approximately 600-800 charges. When the battery has to be replaced, you will notice that it does not hold its charge very well, and it depletes faster than usual. Visit our website or contact us to purchase another battery. When you replace your battery, dispose of it at a proper municipal battery recycling facility.
*Make sure that you replace the battery with an identical one. If you use a
battery, which is similar, but not compatible, it could cause irreparable
damage to your e-bike, and you could injure yourself. Using the wrong type of
battery will void your warranty*

Maintenance & Troubleshooting 

Many of the parts in this product are not user-serviceable and should be repaired by trained professionals. This is especially true of the electrical systems and the mechanical components. Alteration of these components voids the warranty.

*Tempus Electric will not be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from errors resulting from improperly serviced parts* 

Tire Pressure 
Maintain the air pressure in your tires at the appropriate level. If your air pressure is too low, your e-bike’s performance will suffer and your tires will wear out faster. 
Things such as cold weather will cause your tire pressure to drop, while warmer weather will cause it to increase, even if the tire tube is in perfect condition. To pump your tires, you will need to: 

  1. Identify the required pressure by looking at the text along the side of your tire rim. (40 PSI, 2.8 BAR) The text should indicate the recommended tire pressure.
  2. Locate the air valve on the inner surface of the tire rim.
  3. Remove the valve cap and place in a secure location.
  4. Loosen the valve so air can flow through.
  5. Place the nozzle end of an air pump over the valve.
  6. Pump up the air in the tire, being careful not to let the pressure go above the level prescribed on the side of the tire wall. (40 PSI, 2.8 BAR) 
  7. Remove the pump nozzle from the air valve without allowing much air to escape from the tire.
  8. Tighten the valve.
  9. Replace the valve cap on the air valve. 

Maintaining the proper air pressure will allow you to travel much further on a single charge, because the motor will not have to work as hard to move the e-bike. 

Replacing Flat Tires 
Replacing flat tire tubes is a more complicated and labor-intensive process with e-bikes than it is with regular bicycles. It requires proper tools, more skill and more patience. The front wheel is easier to service when changing a flat tire than the rear wheel, as the rear wheel is connected to the hub motor and other mechanical parts. 
Unless you are very familiar with the mechanical components of the rear motor, attempting to change a flat rear tire may cause serious problems. Please contact us for specific instructions on how to remove your wheel and tires safely, and how to replace the tubes. 
It may be easier – and safer - to have the tubes replaced by your local bike shop. 

The Motor 
Do not service the motor yourself. The motor in your e-bike is a highly complex and fine-tuned mechanism; repairing it requires significant expertise. If it is giving any problems, stop riding immediately and contact us. 

The Hydraulic Disc Brakes 
If you are unfamiliar with hydraulic brakes, find a good bike repair shop to have them looked at; The hydraulic disc brake pads are self adjusting for wear, If you find that the brake lever needs to be pulled back too far, or it is hitting the handlebar then the hydraulic system needs to be put through a proper bleeding process to remove air bubbles. Check for leaks and loss of fluid and check the wear on the brake pads. 

The Chain 
Ensure that the chain on your bike is well oiled and lubricated. It is a crucial component of your bike, and it needs to be properly lubricated. 

Front Suspension Fork 
If you feel that your rides are bumpier than what you’re used to, it may be because you have low pressure in your tires, so check that first. If the problem persists, contact us. 
 
Do not attempt to service the electronic or mechanical parts of your e-bike, unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing and have a solid understanding of electrical and mechanical equipment. If your e-bike is not performing properly, disconnect the battery and contact us. We can either walk you through the repair, step by step or get in contact with a capable Ebike technician in your area.  


General E-Bike Maintenance 
Cleaning 

  • Cleaning is extremely important this will ensure your e-bike will serve you for a long time. In the long run, it will save you money and a lot of time waiting for the bike to be repaired. You should clean your ebike regularly.
  • Do not use aggressive power jets or water sprays when washing the ebike and keep water off the battery as much as you can. Clean gently but thoroughly and make sure that all the outer casing of the electric parts are dry and clean.
  • Remove any dirt, debris, sand, mud, grit, grime that got caught on the bike and dry it off. While cleaning, it is a good opportunity to look closely for worn, loose, cracked, rust, teared or damaged parts. Buckled paint can also be a hint for some parts that need closer inspection. 

Lubricating 

  • It is also recommended to lubricate the chain, levers, derailleur, cables, etc. A clean, lubricated e-bike tends to be faster, smoother and quieter. It’s like having a little extra push for free. 
  • Apply the lubricant to the different parts and let it sit a few minutes and then wipe o the excess lubricant with a rag. After a while, clean the different parts with a degreaser to remove any excess dirt that has been collected. 

Weather 

  • Don’t leave the bike out in the rain or snow. 
  • Store it somewhere dry and out of direct sunlight. Overheating the batteries, for example, can cause problems. 
  • Do not open up casings, chargers, etc as you are unlikely to be able to reseal them effectively afterward, making them more susceptible to water damage and other extreme weather conditions. 
  • Batteries should be removed from the ebike if not used and charged once a month regardless of usage. 

Maintenance Schedule 
The frequency of maintenance depends on how much you ride and under which conditions. Recreational riders need far less maintenance then off-road riders. The harder you ride, the more you have to take care of your bike if you want it to last. There are various time intervals for proper maintenance. Quick maintenance should be done before & after every ride.

*Check back for more detailed Schedule*

Key Components

The Motor and Wheel Assembly
The Titan has a 1500W Brushless Rear DC Hub Motor. It has excellent low-end
torque and high efficiency when working within its range. The motor is almost
silent, so it is important to alert others of your presence.


The Controller
The electronic controller is located inside the control tank, and its purpose is to
regulate the speed and electronic functions of the bike. It also has low voltage
protection and has fuses to prevent excess current from damaging the bike’s
electrical systems.


The Governor
The Governor is a key component of the controller. Its purpose is to regulate the
speed of the e-bike, and this is how your bike remains street legal. When it is
enabled, the governor does not let you pass a top speed of 32 km/h.
Aside from legal regulations, the governor’s purpose is to make help the motor
function efficiently. Without a governor, range will significantly decrease as well as performance.
The speed limit is 32km/h and required by government regulations. Traveling
faster than 32 km/h through motor power alone is illegal in Canada, unless you are insured for liability and you are licensed to drive.

The Brakes
You have two hydraulic disc brakes: one at the front (180mm) and the other at the rear (180mm). The levers attached to the handlebars are to activate the brakes. Pull them towards you to activate them. For a quick stop, pull both levers simultaneously. Here are some things you will want to consider when stopping:

  • Brake-in: Your disc brakes will need to be broken in for optimal use; usually takes about 50km
  • Weather: ​In wet weather, water may cause your brakes to function less efficiently. Water reduces the friction between the brake pads and the wheels.
  • Maintenance:​ Have your brakes and brake pads checked regularly. The brake pads will wear down over time, and will need to be replaced after significant use.

The Chain and Pedals
The pedals are connected to the rear wheel. They work exactly as they would on a regular bicycle.

Front Suspension Fork
The Titan is equipped with dual crown front suspension, which makes for a more
comfortable ride. It absorbs the energy from dips and bumps, so you feel them less.They are perfectly fine for regular rides however; significant drops of 15cm or more can damage them.