As winter draws near and many are unable to ride their Vectrix it comes time to put your baby away. One major point to remember is to keep your batteries charged! NiMh batteries do self discharge and if left for several months or more will be below the 85 volts minimum to allow the charger to bring them back up. A once a month plug in and recharge to full is highly recommended. In fact is mandatory if you want to ride your bike in the spring. Leaving your V plugged in will not maintain the batteries. Once the charge cycle has completed it will not resume by itself. You have to physically remove the plug from the socket and plug it back in for the cycle to begin again, unless you have a timer you can set to restart every few weeks!
The proceedure is simple (like paying the rent/mortgage/gas bill) mark it on your calendar, put it in your Outlook Calendar, have your significant other slap you up the back of the head. CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES ONCE A MONTH! You would not believe how many calls I have received from owners who have left their V (one for over a year) and wondered why nothing happens when they turn on the key.
Merry Christmas/Seasons Greetings/Happy New Year or whatever is politically correct (a little bit early I know!) but spring will soon be here!!! Trust me, I've seen it before.