Ok, just made a deal to purchase a running NiMH Vx-1. It has been used by a local university police department since new, and according to the department the dealer has still be servicing it up to recently.
Plan to pickup next week. I'm going to initially use as-is, though I suspect the range will be inadequate for our area (you can go 20 miles in a heart beat between things here).
Looking at this forum, youtube and other places, it appears the thing to do is replace the stock cells with the Leaf batteries. I'm feeling fairly confident I can do this, but would like to tap the collective wisdom here.
Please let me know if I'm understanding everything. Am I correct in assuming that once the Leaf cells are in, I will need to update the charger firmware? Do I need to modify anything else? Looking at the forums, it seems a number of people are running the Leaf cells without a BMS. Comments on this? What should I consider for a BMS system?
Thanks in advance, and as soon as I have the bike in hand I will update and post pictures.