No "creep" mode with XB-600?

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mf70
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No "creep" mode with XB-600?

My scoot leaps forward when the throttle goes past the line between "no power" and "accelerate." Does this match other folk's experience?

Also, there's some sort of electric braking at work. Even with the throttle rolled closed, touching the brakes adds a distinct deceleration. If the ignition key is at "off" while coasting, the brakes act normally. Any thoughts or insight on this? Regen?

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Re: No "creep" mode with XB-600?

This is not the case with our Daymak Austin bikes. But, as mentioned elsewhere, the Austins and XB-600s do seem to have a few differences between them (even though the look very similar).

Although "creeping" drains the battery a lot quicker than normal riding, I have had to do so once in a while when on the bridge's walking path (forced to follow pedestrians until the path is clear to proceed).

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Re: No "creep" mode with XB-600?

You may have the same controller as the X-Treme XB-500, since the motor is 500W instead of 600.

How about the electronic braking? If you are coasting, does the brake effect change if the ignition switch is in the "off" or "on" position?

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Re: No "creep" mode with XB-600?

You may have the same controller as the X-Treme XB-500, since the motor is 500W instead of 600.

How about the electronic braking? If you are coasting, does the brake effect change if the ignition switch is in the "off" or "on" position?

Hmmm... not sure about that. I'll have to try it sometime. It certainly doesn't "feel" like there's anything different about how it brakes from what I'm used to on a standard bike.

Could it be something to do with recovering power to charge the battery when you brake?

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Re: No "creep" mode with XB-600?

The motor has a minimum voltage at which it will operate. Even if the controller is delivering a lower voltage, it's not enough to get the motor moving.
At 60 volts my lowest possible speed on level ground (without having to just pulse the throttle a bit) is 12mph.

Also, there's some sort of electric braking at work. Even with the throttle rolled closed, touching the brakes adds a distinct deceleration. If the ignition key is at "off" while coasting, the brakes act normally. Any thoughts or insight on this? Regen?

The motor brake is not regenerative. The controller simply has a current-limited short activated when you trip the brake lever that's connected to that option. You can switch which lever is connected to it if desired.

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Re: No "creep" mode with XB-600?

I suppose if you REALLY wanted to, you could overide the brake switch from cutting off the motor. This would do 2 things.... allow you to use throttle and brake at the same time to achieve a continuous slower speed. However, doing this for long periods of time could overheat the motor and cause unneeded brake wearing. It would also greatly reduce the distance you can get from a single charge. You could always just bypass ONE of the brake levers, like the left handle, to make it easier to double brake/throttle. There really is no other way to get a sustained low speed like you want, unless u pedal :)

Also, with the ignition ON, when u hit the brake, although it is NOT regenerative to charge the batteries, it does provide some additional resistance to perfect coasting. even though it is not recharging the batteries, the motor, whenever it is turning, is providing an electrical charge. That is the whole concept of the hub motor.

Dave ; Tennessee
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