Hello all -
This is my first post to the site, but this site clearly has become a cornerstone for the EV community.
After some brief research (and due to a limited budget) I purchased an XB-600 scooter back in April to commute to work (roughly 8 miles each way) and try to avoid these insane gasoline costs. I've taken the bike quite a few times now, and it performs really well (or at least, as advertised).
I had a couple of initial problems with the vehicle (the cheap power adapter it came with burned out the second day, extreme scooters sent me a better one at no cost; the rear reflector fell off while driving and had to be glued back on) as well as NYS law (currently, the bike is illegal by default, although there is a bill that has passed the state legistlature that would legalize them (as long as you're wearing a DOT-certified helmet; I bought the helmet and I'm riding it anyway, hoping to talk my way out of a ticket should the need arise).
During this morning's commute, I suffered total electrical failure. My best guess is that I didn't seat the cable into the battery all the way before I took off this morning, and it became uneven as I was riding, causing a surge. The primary fuse on the bike had blown, and I replaced it with another 30 amp fuse I puchased from a garage nearby where I broke down.
While the motor and instrument panel work fine, the lights and horn on the vehicle no longer work. I've sent a message into X-Treme Scooters tech support, but I figured I'd post here as well to see if you guys can guess what the problem is first. Am I useing the wrong fuse--should it be some odd number fuse like 32 or 36 amps? Is there another fuse on the bike that I don't know about that may need to be replaced? Or do you think there is a board that's completely blown in the bike?
Also, I've seen allusions on other sites about there being a way to bypass the speed governor on the bike in order to get a little more speed out of it without doing a full 60v conversion. I understand that bypassing the governor and going at a faster speed will reduce my range, but there are parts of my commute where it would be nice if I could go a bit faster (say 28mph?). I'd love to be able to flip a toggle switch to bypass the governor, get through that leg of my jorney, and then toggle the governor back on. Any ideas if this is possible, and if so, how?
Thanks in advance,