Tour Easy: Bafang Shift Sensor

The shift sensor detects motion of the rear derailleur cable so the Bafang BBS02 can briefly cut motor power while the chain moves across the sprockets:

Tour Easy Bafang BBS02 - shift sensor - installed
Tour Easy Bafang BBS02 – shift sensor – installed

This should be a drop-in fit on most bikes, but the Tour Easy’s front brazed cable stop is a little shorter than the ferrule. Trimming a plastic tube poses little problem:

Tour Easy Bafang BBS02 - shift sensor - bushing
Tour Easy Bafang BBS02 – shift sensor – bushing

The ferrule now fits neatly in the stop, although the sensor casing sits at a slight angle because the stop’s centerline puts the cable slightly closer to the frame than the back of the sensor body will allow. You could mount it elsewhere, but the cable stop sits directly above the motor and doesn’t require an extension cable.

The sensor works wonderfully well, with the motor pausing for perhaps a second during the shift: just shift normally and it’s done.

A red LED (the small dot to the right of the label) blinks when the sensor detects a shift, so you can verify its operation on the work stand.

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