I've recently purchased a used 2008 VX-1 (my first EV!), and I have some questions for maintaining it:
1. I set the delay to charge in the middle of the night, and ride the bike to work. I've noticed that the voltage in the mornings is consistently 136-138V. After charging at work, the voltage is 138-142V. Any way I can kick up the voltage?
2. The battery light comes on occasionally during my morning commute (on mile 8 or 9 of a 12 mile trip). I make it there, haven't been stranded yet. Is this related to lower voltages I'm seeing in the morning? The light never comes on during my return trip.
3. I've read that I need to run the batteries down every month at least. Can I do this from a partial charge (not plugging in after work on Friday and driving it down on Sunday), or is it best starting on a full battery?
I know it's a lot of questions, but I'm committed to making this baby last as along as I possibly can. It was bought with only 800 miles, and it's in pretty great shape.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.