I need your help.
I'm not getting the "Ready" signal on my instrument cluster.
First a little background....
A few years ago, I bought a used VX-1 with a dead battery pack. I took it apart, rebuilt the battery with Nissan Leaf Cells, upgraded the firmware to make it work with the Leaf Cells. Later, I built an "aerodynamic" cargo bin on the back (which replaced the rear seat and added LOTS of storage), added some additional charging (Mean Well power supplies) and then road the bike over 1200 miles around Lake Michigan.
(Do a search for "Loop the Lake" on YouTube or 300MPG.org)
After that, my next big project was to rebuild my garage. Unfortunately, that meant the bike had to go into storage somewhere else. It was pretty much buried with some other things, and did NOT have access to electricity. I never did a full manual disconnect of the battery. I had a Cycle Analyst added to the cycle and it's possible that was a drain on the battery (although I thought the way I wired it should have completely disconnected it) or perhaps it was a small discharge from the motor controller itself. Either way, the battery got completely drained, and as far as I can tell was completely ruined.
My garage is now rebuilt (and features solar panels!) and I finally have space and time to work on projects again! I'm trying to get the Vectrix going again. I built a new battery pack from 18 cell modules from a salvaged Nissan Leaf battery pack.
I built that and dropped it in the Vectrix. I turned the key and got everything to power on. I also plugged it in and the cycle topped off the charge on the cycle. However I DO NOT GET THE "READY" INDICATOR!
I already of course made sure the kickstand was up, that the kill switch was to ON and not OFF, and the other basics.
I've heard that there have been issues with the throttle getting messed up on VX-1s before. When I was picking up my cycle, I was working by myself, and yup, I tipped it, landing it on it's right side. I don't think the throttle got whacked, but I'm also trying to rule it out.
If I turn on the cycle, and hold the left brake, the speedometer goes to 43 and if I twist the throttle the speedometer goes to 115 and if I twist it to full regen, it goes down to 8. I think that's about what it's supposed to do, right?
I have also heard that there are issues with not getting the READY light if there is a bad connection to the brake light. Because I modified my cycle for long-range trips, the brake light and rear turn signals were remounted into a separate tail section. Today, I went back to my storage space, got the tail, brought it home and removed the lights from it, plugging them back into the cycle's wire harness.
Turning the bike on, still the same issue. Powers up, headlights work, brake and turn signals work, but no READY indicator.
The only other thing I can think of is that on the same section of wire harness going to the brake light, rear turn signals, etc. is one marked "J26 SEAT SWITCH". That's not plugged into anything. It's on the left side of the bike tucked up and under just behind where the rider's left hip would be. Also right there is the connector for the trunk light switch. For the life of me, I have no idea what this seat switch is supposed to connect to. I don't think it was connected to anything while I was riding the cycle with the custom tail on it.
Just trying to trouble-shoot and figure out why the READY light isn't coming on.
I really hope I missed something simple and obvious. Please let me know! Thanks in advance,
PS: My blog is at 300MPG.org. Most of my work on this cycle was leading up to a September 2015 trip around Lake Michigan.