I've been away for quite a while (several years actually), but I could use some help now :)
I had bought a VX1 in 2008, and crashed it horribly end 2012. Then I recovered from most injuries (I'm 88% ok now, literally :D) and bought a second hand Vectrix with defective charger and made one out of the two (with some spares as a bonus).
Now (as a result from the accident) I chose to start a new life in another country (left Belgium for Greece about 3 - 4 years ago).
In the meanwhile, my Vx1 had been waiting to be sent to Greece all that time.
Last saturday, it finally arrived here in Greece (together with some spares), and I drove (!) it off the truck and drove (extremely slowly) straight home (+- 2km) for a deeper inspection.
So now there are some "small" problems I would like some advice on.
1) First of all, I have seen a "capcur" while driving. How bad is this? What happens if you keep driving like this?
2) The battery gauge is acting like a kind of voltmeter. I remember reading about this a long time ago, but what does it mean? Software? Charger? Mainboard?
3) When I plug the bike in to charge, it acts like you turn on the ignition. As I wasn't sure if it was charging, so I opened up the battery compartiment and verified the voltage, it does seem to charge, but I have no indication on the dashboard about temperature or voltage any more. The battery gauge filled up though.
4) I discovered that ALL visible temperature sensors in the battery pack are toast (literally toasted black)
After having charged for a while I did another test drive, and I literally cried of hapiness, where was my mind when I left the bike in Belgium????
And I'm amazed that I have a freaking 8 year old electric bike and still going so strong (even the battery) and still very up to date :)
I have a reserve battery pack (with temp sensors), but I'm scared that if I put it in, these sensors will burn out too!
So some advice would be very very much appreciated
ps. the latest software I had installed was from the Laird a version of 2012, which was perfect for me.
Pps I missed you guys :) Just curious, who remembers me?