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Ideas on how to fix the dreaded....RED FLASHING lights of battery and sensor lights

Hi all hope you guys are all well .?
i have been stuck out in the cold british weather and raining bad!!!!
awating to be collectrd by truck.n traler to take me home the..... dreaded red lights came on just b4 i left to go to town battery and sensor lights :-(
so when i came to pick scooter up all dash lights on but scooter wouldnt start at all ..
is there a simple way of fixing these probblems that seem to blyt a lot of VECTRIX owners my scooter has 13,500 miles aprox on it
and around these miles they seem to have the odd gremlings i think...
so if you han help in any way please feel free to advise me on simplest and cheapest way to fix ..

i have been away for a wile been busy fitted log burner/stove and also had 3.6Kwh system fitted and also a 32amp car charger fitted to home
but 2012 model wont accsept yet 32amp ?? i wonder if theres a upgrade
yet??
for hopfully soon ?????? a 21012 model nissan leaf white would be first choice or second sky blue 0 to 15,000 miles would ok great condition
so looking at moment my partner not overley convinced as yet , so i will keep looking for a good second hander????

thanks guys
kevin

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page upload speed WHY soooooooooo slow please help............sort this probblem out..

hi guys i have super quick computer and just had 60 meg fitted and this site page upload still
very slow if i have any excuse for not going on this site this is the main reason for not going on this .much
and when on getting very frustrated!!!!!!!!!
slow please sort out as this site have all the geaks with the bigest tech and knowhow brains so really no excuse
for each upload anything takes 40 seconds to minuets can even make a cuppa and page hasent even loaded !!!!!!

so please speed up thanks kevin smith. leeds england.

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Good news bad news you decide??

hi all wel what can i say.. had probblems with scooter not charging and i/e red lights keeps on sensor and battery aswell.

1 scooter wooden t charge up so left scooter turnd off lights / dash keeped on with caNbus showing..
2 so decided to use my other scooter and change the insurance over and also put vectrix on sorn that is letting the tax office no that the scooter will not be used and there for the tax 11 months will be void all done with little charge

3 well comming to the scooter yestaday i had let the scooter cool down for aprox 4/5 day and guess what.

4 it proved me wrong all worked well so today spent most of the morning chasing round the tax/ vehicle licence office and not forgetting the insurance company all done and changed over.

5 well now is where is its getting silly came to use my pride n joy vectrix yep you geussed it the RED LIGHTS FLASHING SENSOR AND BATTERY TOO....

6 so did normal start up and off to the post office all goo be lights still flashing but i did not use regen at all gonna see how i go???????

7 well after posting letters restated scooter the red lights never come back on ..????? well as yet

8 so i am guessing that if i don't use regen and also take it very easy with throttle and try not to get to much. heat in the battery pack this may help???

9 as i am guessing that the is a odd battery over heated/ maybe even swollen also may have faulty sensor or the battery is making the sensor light up ?

10 i know regen can heat the pack up but these scooter must / will have been tested in the most extreems of wather situations am shure as in England is pritty cool most of the year round

11 and if you was to tatall the avrage weather all year round wouldent be far off 15c to 20c for all year round

hope this is food for thought and i wonder if anyone has had same situation or same hapend to them .?

please ad to thread as this is the only way we sort these probblems out for old and new customers / owners of these great machines
thanks kev

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Good news bad news you decide??

hi all wel what can i say.. had probblems with scooter not charging and i/e red lights keeps on sensor and battery aswell.

1 scooter wooden t charge up so left scooter turnd off lights / dash keeped on with caNbus showing..
2 so decided to use my other scooter and change the insurance over and also put vectrix on sorn that is letting the tax office no that the scooter will not be used and there for the tax 11 months will be void all done with little charge

3 well comming to the scooter yestaday i had let the scooter cool down for aprox 4/5 day and guess what.

4 it proved me wrong all worked well so today spent most of the morning chasing round the tax/ vehicle licence office and not forgetting the insurance company all done and changed over.

5 well now is where is its getting silly came to use my pride n joy vectrix yep you geussed it the RED LIGHTS FLASHING SENSOR AND BATTERY TOO....

6 so did normal start up and off to the post office all goo be lights still flashing but i did not use regen at all gonna see how i go???????

7 well after posting letters restated scooter the red lights never come back on ..????? well as yet

8 so i am guessing that if i don't use regen and also take it very easy with throttle and try not to get to much. heat in the battery pack this may help???

9 as i am guessing that the is a odd battery over heated/ maybe even swollen also may have faulty sensor or the battery is making the sensor light up ?

10 i know regen can heat the pack up but these scooter must / will have been tested in the most extreems of wather situations am shure as in England is pritty cool most of the year round

11 and if you was to tatall the avrage weather all year round wouldent be far off 15c to 20c for all year round

hope this is food for thought and i wonder if anyone has had same situation or same hapend to them .?

please ad to thread as this is the only way we sort these probblems out for old and new customers / owners of these great machines
thanks kev

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OMG...................its miracle its sprung back to life...........WOW

hi all i have had probblems with my beloved vectrix i do love this scooter ..
anyhow, i have again decided to look at my scooter and all the light were out on the dash they have been on for aprox 4 days

with the caNbus showing and the two redlights one for temp and battery .
and would not charge its seemd dead
well today all lights out nothing litup so i decided to put key in ignition and see what hapens WOW...
it sprung to life i/e all light poped on dash did its thing and reconfiggerd and i decided to put side stand up and the go apeard and
bike moved it works and then i decided to put on charge all good all that seems to of hapend is the fuel bars have gone out aprox 3 .

i will keep you all informed and help or idears and has this hapend on anyone befor ?????
or is this a new this

is this a normal thig to hapen that vectrix to spring to life after 4 days dyeing slow discharge?? thanks eco kev

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WARNING .Red light temp also Battery and caNbus Appears too PLEASE anbody have any ideas ????????????

hi all .

can you help i have vectrix 8,500 miles to-date .
had new replacment batterys and temp sensor at yep 300 miles been running great since ..
yestaday noticed after tuning on ignition , red warninglight came on temp also battery aswell turned off and back on all good but after i came home.
i tryed to put scooter on cooldown / charge but scooter wouldn't have it it has decided it doesn,t want to be charged anymore all light came on stoped on for a wile and clock stoped mid flow and
then sterted up again but never tryed to charge even when pluged in caNbus come on also sayes range 0 all diles will not turn off ???????????? so i am asking for asistance please i apsulutlay love my vectrix and just want to ride her all the time ..

please please please any help is much aprecated to get her back on the road thanks kevin smith

aka eco kev.

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D . I . Y .,.. new tyre replacement............

Hi all am still alive and kiking well just when you look at my vectrix .
Rear tyre as should really have changed it a wile ago as noticed it was bald ass a koot.!!!!!!!!!
My girlfrend gave me what for for not been on the ball with tyre degredration how silly i know .
well just like to say my vectrix now 6,120 miles thought rear tyre would have lasted longer but really we all know in the know
as these scooters are heavy and and i use regen as when i can and this punnishes the rear tyre if you sit down and think about it and
The main thing we all do am shure is acselarate and leave other people for dead .. ouch on the tyre
But it never really enters my . or i bet any others heads ????????????

Well i have just puchsaed a vee rubber tyre 140/60-13 vms 184 rated at think aprox 75 mph + £30.00

that,s IT AS I FITTED IT ALL BY MY SELF and at the and when i when to the petrol station i said to a guy who jumped in before me to
pay to put in air in tyre he was in a toyota prius the new type / latest one out he said he alwas manages 50+
so i said snap but ushally do 60/75 mpg hum he said hehe /. its only 20p but he did his tyres and i had managed to fill my tyre up and didn't pay any thing
hehe
he said he managed in

if i was to be honest its wasent the on i really wanted but this all the tyre shop had in beggers carn't be choses

Well really nobody wanted to take it on as the old tyre was still on the scooter..been told its gonna cost you and couldn,t wait a week so guess what.?????????
I took on the vectrix wheel bearing as didn,t reall want to pay for steve scott vectrex tecnical enginer to come to change these for £100+
Changed my self for £15 fitted by me wow big saving!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So guess what all done took me 2 hours to do the job of changing the rear tyre and the Vee Rubber tyre is really smooth.
NO rear wobble dampend front handle bar ribration as if i let go of handle bars bike is controlable and i can ride it none handed but

PLEASE DONT TYRE THIS AT HOME FOLKES !!!!!!!
Just got back after shake down and cheakey excuse to ride in too the lovleley countrey side on a really rainey day and checked the rear nuts and tyre every 5 miles

Just to say the Vectrix is a push over and not to be scared of this little scooter next job for me check the rear gearbox do whats needed and check the dust colecter part.
And then find / share the cost with someone for lithium ion as thats what i want to fit next but on a grand scale i/e scooter will be going aprox 140 miles+
thanks guys
ps whtch that little grub screw under the rear swing arm same side as the break.
hope it helps some one kev

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tesla

Plane crash little cesna plane .

crashed and on board three dies think main director and head enginear and a director too

All three die from this great ev company how sad .

my condolences go out too all the famleys .

so sorry

kevin smith.

tesla lives on

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hi all can you help...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi all .
When i spent some time fixing my vectrix scooter .
the wheel bearing had broke.
Anyhow i had to pull out my old biycle and ride to work and i found it.

Really difficult as it didn't help all the bad weather i had to go through .

i lost 13lbs in two weeks theres the motivation...

So hear it is i need HELP.. i don't / won't give up my vectrix i am willing to cycle two/three days a week
And use the vectrix the other days .

i am willing to spend £1,000 on a electric bicycle but it needs to be ( electric bike ) as to wean myself back to biking..

And with a love of ev's this would be great..

So what i needs is ..

1. light weight bike....

2. needs to i think 250watts motor min this is for british law and road speed max 15 mph .unlees it has a off road switch /20mph??.

3. i am thinking front suspention forks.and for lightness mybe shoke seat post for light ness..

4. i want a distance of aprox 20 miles min milage..

5. i prefer lithium- ion pack first choice. nickel-metal hybrid.2 choice.

6. i would love bionx kit on its own so i can fit it to my bike but carn't find any where .

In england as i like the regen and digital display and all the levels it can do

i probbley would buy a resnobal priced one second hand ..

my bike that i have is a full suspention bike but needs lots changing but but kit would need to be 26" wheel....

7. reasonable geed quality bike / kit and water proof as we actually have rain / lot's over hear.

8. reliabillity . mountain bike type.

Thank you .
hope you can help me looking.??????????????

kev

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hp latest breakthrough 24hours battery life..

The holly greal .

thought i had good good life 6/ 7 hours life ..
kev

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