I am having some serious problems with my 2007 Vectrix. I purchased this bike used, and have never had a chance to ride it until now, after updating it to leaf batteries. The first attempt to ride it did not go very well, chattering and bucking the entire way. Shortly thereafter, the motor controller died. I purchased a used motor controller from a friend, and ended up bricking it when I tried to update the firmware. I sent both units off to David Dugas, and he returned the second one repaired and ready to go. Upon reinstalling the motor controller, the same chattering problem exists. When I try to run the encoder calibration, it goes all the way to the right of the scale about 358. Often, the wheel operates backwards from the control. When I try to go forward the wheel goes backwards, when I try to go backwards the wheel operates forwards. I did not change the wires on the motor at all, they are still as they where when I removed the original board. I also put the bike in test mode by holding down the brake and cranking the throttle wide open, while turning on the key. That causes the back wheel to slowly turn in the forward direction about an inch then pause briefly and then move another inch. Does that mean that one of the phases is wrong on the motor? Or perhaps the motor controller has lost a phase? I am having nothing but problems with this bike, and could sure use some help if anybody has any ideas. I successfully converted my wife’s 2008 model, and David has been a huge help. I have been through 4 controllers now, and still cannot get my bike running. Help!
PS: I created a Facebook group called The Vectrix Club, if anyone wants to join.