XB-700Li rear hub motor
Good to hear you're back on the road Ben. I have been scooterless this past week due to lots of snow and ice around here. The scoot handles rain just fine, even in stock form, but I am thinking that it wouldn't do so well in the ice packed bike lanes. 450 miles and counting and many more to come. Keeping fingers crossed.
Happy scooting, Scott.
That is the valve core remover tool. Not really sure what the purpose of the blue "michelin man" end is, other than providing something to grip.
Ben, glad you're up and running! What was the total cost + shipping? Did you get the license lamp yet? What bolts did you replace? I dismantled the front section of the bike in order to tighten things up, such as putting a better quality 10 mm bolt with a wider flange(built in washer)for more contact area at the very front of the cowling(underneath the V shape between the headligts) Also put 1/8th'thick,1/2'wide foam weatherstrip,the fairly firm kind between the screws that hold the windshield on and reinstalled it,next is the glove box. When I put it back together,no power, put the front brake cable back on, voila! I'm going to purchase some warmer boots for the 30 degree days! Gonna test the clunk mobile this weekend! GreenWheelin,I know it looks like a valvecore remover,but the end has a plunger on it and cant turn the valvecore. Happy scootin everybody! Randel- Hanford Ca
Glad to see you did not give up on the ride. Yes I agree these vehicles leave a lot to be desired when it come to quality but with some care you can make a good vehicle from it. I just wish you did not have to put that much effort into something new. In my mind it should work out of the box.
Hope you get many good rides now that you have replaced some of the questionable stock miscellaneous parts. I would advise you to do a good check of the entire vehicle and do the same to anything else that may be suspect.
Grandpa Chas S.
Criminy! Has anybody found out what this contraption is? it is definately not a valve core remover!
Ben, how is everything going? Randel Hanford Ca
Guys, guys, one last time....
It's an oiler for the chain or other parts, to be kept on your keychain.
* unscrew the metal part; inside there's a rubber SEAL, implying a liquid to be contained.
* Note that the "nipple", when pressed allows said fluid to escape slowly.
* Note the ring on the other end...as in key-ring
* note the body shape...looks like drops
end of story
Ive said it before, that controllers (and hub motors) internals are chronically under-engineered.
Problem is tiny wires connecting serious componets that burn out if theres a short or any peak in current draw.
This also applies to some Lithium battery packs. The weak points is relatively small wires between the cells. These burn out easily. I think metal bars that are used to connect the more professional Lithium packs are well woth the extra money.
And for that matter why are small wires covered in plastic that burns at a low temp? What a stupid concept! Hasnt anybody ever invented a non combustible insulator??
Benmart,I finally took my 700 out on a shakedown cruise sunday went out about 17 miles,turned around,and motor or controller is out. no power,any ideas?what exactly was wrong with yours? Help! Randel Hanford Ca. Update! Sunday March 15th, hauled 700 li home,removed battery pack, stuck on charger, charged til full. Came home monday after work,put slime in tires,(both were flat!)installed battery pack, inserted key,turned on power, got on and went around the block! Rode it to work the last two days just fine. Low voltage cut off? temp? Any Idea's? Randel Hanford Ca.
Randell. I have mentioned before, and others have also, that our throttles sometimes seem to lose connectivity. I have had mine do it on three different occasions. When it happened I just twisted the throttle repeatedly until it took off again. I only had to twist it three or four times to get it to go. Just a thought that maybe you had the same issue and it didn't resolve while you were out. My scoot still runs like a top. I have over 800 miles on it as of today.
Happy and safe scooting. Scott.