Guides

1. Unbox Your Honbike HF01

1. What's in the box

2. How to assemble your e-bike

  • Unboxing & Assembly:
    • Step 1: Unboxing
      • *Notice Please assemble the bicycle on a smooth indoor surface or carpet to avoid scratching it.

        • 1. Open the carton carefully and try not to damage it.
        • 2. Take out the accessory box, battery and saddle kit separately and put them aside for later use.
        • 3. Take out the upper foam to assit bike assembly.
        • 4. Take out the rear fender.
        • 5. Lift the bike with one hand while taking the rear wheel out with the other hand, be careful to avoid scratching the paint.
        • 6. Take the bicycle out of the carton, unfold the bicycle frame clockwise.
        • 7. Use your palm to push the frame hinge into the bicycle frame until hearing a “click”.
          • *Keep fingers out of the frame hinge.
        • 8. Lay the bike on the foam.
    • Step 2: Mount the Rear Wheel & Rear Fender
      • 1.Place the unpainted side of the center of the rear wheel onto the bicycle.
      • 2. Loosely tighten the five M6 bolts to the rear wheel using Hex key #4, then firmly tighten each bolt alternating in a diagonal order until all bolts are firmly tightened.
        • * Failure to tighten the bolts in diagonal order can lead to an untrue wheel. 13-15Nm
      • 3.Snap on the rear wheel bolt cover.
      • 4. Install the bolt on the front side of the rear fender to the drive shaft.(Hex key #4、M5*1、4-6Nm)
      • 5. Run the rear light cable through the cable guide by moving the brake cable aside and threading it through.
        • * You can also use the Hex key #2.5 to unscrew the bolt on the cable guide first and then run the rear light cable through.
      • 6. Align the rear light cable arrows and connect the ends together, tuck the cable into the bottom of the battery case as far as possible.
      • 7. Stand the whole bicycle up and lower the kickstand.
      • 8. Install the two bolts of the rear fender stay using Hex key 4.(Hex key #4、M5*2、4-6Nm)
      • 9. Remove the straps and the foam packaging on the stem, crank and frame.
    • Step 3: Lifting the Stem
      • 1. Flip the stem upward to the vertical position while paying attention to the brake cables.
      • 2. Pull the hinge clamp downward to the lowest point and continue to push the stem to the vertical position.
      • 3. Lift the hinge clamp up and firmly press it until hearing a “click”.
    • Step 4: Install Folding Pdeal
      • Left Pedal:
        • Take the left pedal with the label L.And then screw it on anticlockwise.Use Hex key #6 to tighten it anticlockwise.
      • Right Pedal:
        • Take the right pedal with the label R.Screw it clockwise onto the crank by hand.Use hex key #6 to tighten it clockwise.
    • Step 5: Assemble the Saddle Kit
      • 1. Put the saddle & seat post kit onto the frame.
      • 2. Align the four holes on the seat post with the four holes on the frame.
        • *Install the lower bolts on both sides first, then install the upper bolts.
      • 3. Tighten the four bolts clockwise using Hex key #4. (M5*4、6-8Nm)
    • Step 6: Installing the Battery
      • 1. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand up to the end, then push the folding stand down until it stops.
        • *If you push the folding stand without pulling the folding stand release to the end first, the folding stand may break.
      • 2. Insert the bulge of the battery into the battery compartment of the bicycle.
      • 3. After the lower part of the battery is in place, push the battery toward the battery compartment until hearing a “click”.
        • *Double check the battery is installed in place, otherwise the battery may fall out.
      • 4. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand to the end, and gently lift the folding stand.

3. How to fold your e-bike

  • 1. Stand on the left side of the bicycle. Lean the bike on the kickstand.
  • 2. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand up to the end, then push the folding stand down until it stops.
    • * If the folding stand does not reach the correct position, the bicycle may not stand securely after it is folded.
  • 3. Rotate the pedal counterclockwise to between 2 and 5 o'clock;
  • 4. Place both thumbs on the crank with all the other fingers on the end of the right pedal. Press the pedal toward the frame and then fold the pedal upward.
  • 5. Press the button on the hinge clamp with your left thumb, and open the hinge clamp downward to the lowest point.
  • 6. Fold the stem down and use your right hand to adjust the position of the brake cables to avoid interference when folding.
  • 7. Push the safety lock to the far-left side and keep it still, then push the frame hinge toward your body.
    • The bike may not be able to fold when the frame hinge is not fully opened.
  • 8. Hold the head tube and the seat tube, lift the front wheel slightly and fold the frame clockwise.

4. How to unfold your e-bike

  • 1. Stand on the left side of the bicycle and unfold the bike counterclockwise.
  • 2. Use your palm to push the frame hinge to the bicycle frame until hearing a “click”.
  • 3. Push down the folded part of the pedal with your palm until hearing a “click".
  • 4.Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand to the end and gently lift the folding stand.
  • 5. Flip the stem upward to the vertical position while paying attention to the brake cables.
  • 6. Pull the hinge clamp downward to the lowest point and continue to push the stem to the vertical position.
  • 7. Lift the hinge clamp up and firmly press it until hearing a “click”.

2. How to Register your Honbike HF01?

*Notice: Before use your HONBIKE, you need to register your Honbike via Honbike app. You will need a mobile phone, the owner’s manual and your eBike.

  • Register Your eBike in 3 Setps

Step 1: Download HONBIKE APP

Step 2: Create your HONBIKE owner's account

  • Open your HONBIKE APP.
  • Choose 'Registration' button.
  • Select your region and enter your email address to create HONBIKE owner's account.
  • Once success, log in with your account for the e-bike registration steps.

Step 3: Register your Honbike

  • Check the back of your owner's manual.
  • Find the frame number and verification code section.
  • Use your phone to scan the number & code to register your HONBIKE.
  • *Notice: Each eBike can only be registered by one email account at once. Please confirm that you are the owner of the e-bike.

3. How to Customize LCD Display?

Meet Honbike HF01 Display

Display Operation

  • Power on/off Press and hold the Power button until the display is on/off 

  • Power assist Short press Plus button to increase the power assist level
    Short press Minus button to decrease the power assist level

  • Trip distance The display shows single trip distance by default. Short press the Power button to check total distance.

  • Turn on/off the light Press and hold the Plus button until the lights are on/off

  • Walk mode Press and hold the Minus button

  • NOTE: The power will automatically shut off after 5 minutes if not being used.

    NOTE: Only activate “walk mode”feature when pushing the bicycle.

Advanced Settings

  • When the display is turned on, press and hold the Plus and Minus buttons at the same time to enter the advanced settings interface.
  • Press and hold the Minus button for 2 seconds to quit the setup mode.
  • After entering the setup mode, the interface will show P1 and the number 1 will blink.
  • Press Plus or Minus buttons to switch between different parameter settings.
    • P1 - Metric/English system switching;
    • P4 - Adjust backlight brightness;
    • P5 – Auto power-off timer;
    • P6 – Single trip distance reset.
    • *NOTE:
      • In the advanced settings interface, if no operation is performed for more than 30 seconds, the system will automatically exit the setup mode and the current parameters will be automatically saved.

How-to-Set the Pedal Assist Level

  • Level 0 No motor assistance

  • Level 1 & 2 Eco mode, low motor power assistance

  • Level 3 & 4 Normal mode, medium motor power assistance

  • Level 5 Sport mode, high motor power assistance

  • Honbike is equipped with smart sensor to provide automatic power assistance when going uphill.

  • NOTE: When riding the bicycle for the first time, we advise you to start from power assist level 1. When you are familiar with the bicycle and have experience riding it, then try higher levels. Higher levels mean higher speeds, so please keep your mind focused when riding the bicycle.

    NOTE: Do not step on the pedals before sitting in the saddle, select the lowest drive assistance and be ready to brake when you set off. Risk of falling!

How to reset the single trip distance?

  • When the interface shows P6, short press the Power button, then press the Plus button to switch between “y” and “n”. When the interface shows “y”, short press the Power button to reset the single trip distance. After completing the setting, short press the Power button to save the setting.

How to switch between mile and km?

  • When the interface displays P1, short press the Power button first, then press the Plus or Minus button to switch between mile and km. After the setting is completed, short press the Power button to save the setting.

How to adjust backlight brightness?

  • When the interface displays P4, short press the Power button first, then press the Plus or Minus button to set the backlight brightness. 1 stands for the lowest brightness, and 5 stands for the highest brightness. After selecting the value, short press the Power button to save the setting.

How to set an automatic display shutdown timer?

  • When the interface displays P5, short press the Power button first, then press the Plus or Minus button to adjust the automatic shutdown time in minutes. 0 means that automatic power off function will be disabled. After completing the setting, short press the Power button to save the setting.

4. How to Adjust Your Honbike HF01?

How-to-Adjust-Seat Height

  • 1. Turn the seat post lock clockwise.
  • 2. Lift the saddle upward to appropriate height.
  • 3. Tighten the seat post lock counterclockwise until it is locked perpendicular to the ground.
  • 4. When you see the “Minimum Insertion" warning mark, the saddle has been raised to its highest position.

How-to-Fold/Unfold the Pedals

  • How to fold the pedal
    • 1. Place both thumbs on the crank with all other fingers on the end of the pedal.
    • 2. Press the pedal toward the frame and then fold the pedal upward.
  • How to unfold the pedal
    • 1. Push down on the folded part of the pedal with your palm until hearing a “click", indicating that the pedal has been unfolded in place.

How-to-Install/Remove Battery

  • Installing the battery
    • 1. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand up to the end, then push the folding stand down until it stops.
      • *If you push the folding stand without pulling the folding stand release to the end first, the folding stand may break.
    • 2. Insert the bulge of the battery into the battery compartment of the bicycle.
    • 3. After the lower part of the battery is in place, push the battery toward the battery compartment until hearing a “click”.
      • * Double check the battery is installed in place, otherwise the battery may fall out.
    • 4. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand to the end, and gently lift the folding stand.
  • Removing the battery
    • 1. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand up to the end, then push the folding stand down until it stops.
    • 2. Insert the key.
    • 3. Hold the battery to prevent it from falling to the ground. Turn the key counterclockwise to open the battery lock.
    • 4. Remove the battery and pull out the key.
    • 5. Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand to the end, and gently lift the folding stand.
      • *If your battery hits the ground and is damaged, please stop using it and contact us promptly.

How-to-Use the Folding Stand?

  • Lower the folding stand
    • Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand up to the end, then push the folding stand down until it stops.
    • If you push the folding stand down without pulling the folding stand release to the end, the folding stand may break.
  • Lift the folding stand
    • Pull the folding stand release inside the folding stand to the end, and gently lift the folding stand.

5. How to Pack Your Honbike HF01

Preparations

  • Bike carton & Upper + Lower foam
  • Accessory box & Battery box
  • Charger & cable, Owner's Manual, Quick Start Guide
  • Packing materials: (PE bag, foam tubing, cable ties, plastic bag, packing tape, frame strap)
  • Disassembly tools:
    • Hex key #4*1, Hex key #6*1, Hex key #2.5*1 (provided with the bike)
    • Small flat-head screwdriver *1

1. Remove the Folding pedals

  • Step 1: Remove both of your pedals using hex key #6. Your right pedal has a regular thread (turn counter-clockwise to loosen), while your left pedal is reverse threaded (turn clockwise to loosen).
  • Step 2: Wrap the left crank with foam tubing, and secure foam tubing with cable ties.

2. Remove the Saddle kit

  • Step 1: Adjust the saddle height to the lowest position, and tighten the seat post lock counter-clockwise.
  • Step 2: Unscrew the four bolts counter-clockwise using hex key #4.
  • Step 3: Remove the saddle kit from the bike and wrap it in a PE bag.
  • Step 4: Wrap or cover the frame saddle tube on the frame with foam tubing.

3. Fold the Stem

Fold the stem down. Wrap the stem with foam tubing, and secure foam tubing with cable ties. Tie the stem to the head tube with frame strap.

4. Remove the battery

  • Hold the battery with your hand when unlocking the battery. Turn the key counter-clockwise.
  • Take out the battery and put it in the battery box.
  • Remove the key.

5. Remove the Rear wheel & fender

  • Step 1: Rotate the rear wheel bolt cover to find the opening slot, insert a small flat screwdriver into the gap. While holding the rear wheel bolt cover with the other hand, gently push the screwdriver outward and remove the rear wheel bolt cover.
  • Step 2: Unscrew the 5 bolts of the rear wheel using hex key #4 to remove the rear wheel.
  • Step 3: Disconnect the rear light cable connector and remove the cable on the rear fender side from the cable guide.
  • Step 4: Unscrew the 3 bolts of the rear fender using hex key #4 to remove the rear fender.

6. Accessory box

Put the following items into the accessory box:

  • Charger & cable x1
  • Battery key x 4
  • Rear wheel bolt cover x1
  • Pedals x 2
  • Bolts: M5 (9pcs), M6 (5pcs)

Tools:

  • Hex key #4 x1
  • Hex key #6 x1
  • Hex key#2.5 x1
  • Owner's Manual x 1
  • Quick start guide x 1

7. Secure your bike in the box

  • Step 1:Place the lower foam base into the bike carton.
  • Step 2: Lift up the kickstand and folding stand, and fold the bike as usual.
  • Step 3: Place the bike, rear wheel and rear fender into the bike carton. Make sure to align the bike and components with the reserved positions in the foam base.
  • Step 4: Cover the folded bike with the protective PE bag. Put the upper foam cover into the bike carton, and make sure to align the cover with the bike.
  • Step 5: Place the Saddle kit, Accessory box and Battery box into the upper foam cover. Seal the bike carton and wrap it with packing tape.

6. Before Your First Ride