You probably know that an electric bike gets dirty in a dirt environment. It is recommended to clean your e-bike once a week or once every two months, depending on how often you use it. If you use your e-bike heavily, you should clean it more frequently, such as weekly. If you use it lightly, you should clean it only once a month.
If you don’t use your e-bike much, you can extend this cleaning schedule to once or twice a year. You should also remember to wipe your e-bike down after cleaning it. The nimbler a rag is, the better.
To remove excess water, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the e-bike. You may also use a brush to wipe away any residue that may have accumulated. If you are unsure of whether to use a soft brush, you can also apply degreaser to the bike, which can help prevent rust.
You should also thoroughly dry your e-bike before re-lubricating the drivetrain components.
Before cleaning your e-bike, make sure you read the user manual for the type of water it can withstand. It will tell you how waterproof it is, and you should avoid using a hose near it.
However, you should still make sure that the hose does not have excessive water pressure as this can damage the bike’s electronics. This is to prevent water damage to your e-bike and to keep your electric bike in good condition.