It's mid-January, and with the continuing mild weather spells and the excellent wind-blocking capabilities of the scooter body, my C124 has been used more days than not so far. Just an ordinary winter jacket, ear band below the shorty helmet, long underwear and ski gloves work fine down to 18F (-8C) for most city-speed trips. The only improvement would be a windshield that is about 4 inches taller. If I could find the proper plastic material (some kind of polycarbonate) I could make my own. So, except for a few of the coldest days, as long as there is no snow or ice on the road of forecast, I ride. The only thing to look out for are loose road-salt patches on curves.
The bugs finally seem to be all shaken out of my C124 with no mechanical or electrical problems since late October. Performance is not noticeable affected by colder weather. Acceleration seems to be as good but top speed is a bit lower - down from near 65 mph in hot weather to a bit less than 55 mph in temperatures a few degrees below freezing. Since I see no freeway use, the reduced top speed is perfectly tolerable.
So, I have just three remaining items on the "punch list":
1. I'm looking forward to the improved rider information panel.
2. I hope a bit more charging current and a more efficient charging protocol is on the way. I still have one of those chargers with the fan-runs-all-the time workarounds.
3. While the motor temperature limits have been tweaked from the over-conservative limits in the earlier bikes, temperature issues may still return with hard riding in hot weather.
John, can you give us an update on these items? Thanks.