I fear I will shortly be joining Kocho in disposing of my Vectrix, although for different and rather sadder reasons.
I think it's dead. Whether I killed it or it dies of natural causes I'm not sure, but the end result is the same. Not being an expert, I have a suspicion the motor controller has bit the dust. But there's nothing from the gauges either, so perhaps the instrument cluster is dead too.
Turn the bike on, the luggage compartment light works and the brake light works. CanBus is active, ScooterDiag recognises inputs such as brake levers, throttle position, side stand etc. But that's pretty much it. On the "Firmware Upgrade" tab, ICM, Instrument Cluster and Battery Charger light up green, Motor Controller is red. BUT there's no 'software revision' under Instrument Cluster either. In the newer "Vectrix Diagnostic" app both Instrument Cluster and Motor Controller are red. Tried reflashing the motor controller which gives an error message. And although I've found the Instrument Cluster firmware I can't get it to reflash either. Pictures of the various diag screens and error messages here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbarbour/albums/72157629425074732 - scroll down to the bottom.
So I'm stuck. And I'm inclined to take this as a sign. As I mentioned a few months ago, since I moved house last September I use the Vectrix much less. I'm closer to the Metro and my commute is also more bikeable. And my garage is smaller, which means the Vectrix more often than not just in the way.
Question, then: Anyone in here interested either in the semi-doorstepped VX-1 in its entirety, or in any of the parts / accessories? If no-one on here wants it I'll probably eBay the useful bits and freecycle the rest.
Sad day but it's been a fun four years.