Differences between 2007 and 2008

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Re: Differences between 2007 and 2008

Mine is registered 02412, October 2008. Purchased in march.

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Mine is registered 02412, October 2008. Purchased in march.

very interesting: Domi422, does your vectrix have the white decals typical from 2009?
Turok, does your 2285 october 2008 have the 2009 white decals?

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No it's a silver 2008, without the white decals.

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Same as R has, silver, no decals..

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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Thanks Turok and Domi422 for your comments!
Another difference... The metallic cable has different texture: the 2007 the texture is bigger and it easily gets deformed. The 2008 textures is more dense, and keeps it's shape perfectly:

texture P1120234 (Custom).JPG

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How to locate the date of production in a first generation of vectrix? It does not have front white label!

Next to the rear VIN there's another white label with a bar code. In this label appears the date of production. In my case, 2007-05-15.

Vectrix VinP1120484 (Custom).JPG

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This thread has been added to the Vectrix Collaborative Handbook, please stay on topic!

This information may be used entirely at your own risk.

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Re: Differences between 2007 and 2008

VIN SZCAASRW9WAA01531
2007-09-07

silver, no decals, "2008" style kill switch

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VIN
SZCAASRW3WAA00844

silver, also "2008" stle switch.

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2007 Vectrix, modified with 42 x Thundersky 60Ah in July 2010. Done 194'000km

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Twins!

your VIN seems very early, how come you scored the new software and I didn't?

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dunno, probably was loaded on as they knew mine was an old one.
maybe they thought yours already had it?

i looked at the date codes,
on the white bar-code sticker, mine says 2007-07-09
on the label stamped into the chasis, e11-2006

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Thanks Matt,

There's another label, before the fork in the front side of the battery compartment, where you can also see the date.

cP1120205.JPG

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ah yes

mine says July 2007

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I finally got my VIN and engine number just FYI

VIN SZCAASRW7WAA00863
ENGINE X0707103

Hope that means something to someone!

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VIN SZCAASRW7WAA00863 Hope that means something to someone!

SZC manufactured in Poland
A model VX1
A Battery Chemistry/HP NiMH/5
S Silver Color
R ?
W model variation by country: International
7 Year of manufacture 2007
W?
A?
A Plant of manufacture wroclaw
00863 Manufacture Sequence Number

Build in July 2007
Water proof connectors in the charger.
125A fuse.

I encourage every vectrix owner to check their VIN and date of build, So we can know the vectrix production cronology with more precision:
http://www.voltforum.cat/voltforum/YaBB.pl?num=1257251983. Thanx L

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Mine is SZCAARDU2SAA01217 with Build Date of Aug 2007. So does that mean I also have the waterproof connectors and the 125A fuse? Thanks.

Adam

Adam - Denver, CO
2007 Vectrix VX-1 charged with the power of the sun = zero carbon footprint

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Thanks for sharing. 01217 with Build Date of Aug 2007: Yes, you have waterproof connectors and 125A fuse.

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There's some differences between 2007 and 2008-09-10 VINS
Thanks to Mocassin,there's a scheme disclosing both VIN sytems:
2007 system:
VIN_Scheme_2007.jpg

2008-09-10 system:
VIN_Scheme__2008-09-10.jpg

You can see the pictures with more detail here:
http://www.voltforum.cat/voltforum/YaBB.pl?num=1257251983/0#4

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VIN SZCAASRW7WAA00863 Hope that means something to someone!

according to the recent Vin disclosure, this secuence is a 2007 VIN
SZC manufactured in Poland
AA model VX1
SR Silver color
W model variation by country: International
7 digitcheck
W model variation by country: International
A year 2007
A Other (unknown)
00863 Serial number

SZCAARDU2SAA01217

SZC manufactured in Poland
AA model VX1
RD Red color
U model variation by country: USA
2 digitcheck
S model variation by country: USA
A year 2007
A Other (unknown)
01217 Serial number
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okay,

this morning I left home to commute as usual, batteries full (did a deep discharge yesterday), full throttle up the bridge (I live just down one), and at about 70-80 km/h the bike lost all power.
Lights on the dash kept burning for a second or two, and then faded, speedo stuck at 70km/h.
Pushed it back home (DAMN its heavy, even downhill!), and left for work again.

So, I think the fuse went.

Now there are two possibilities:

1) I have a 125A fuse (although my serial ends with 2285, (explains the relevance to this thread))

2) I have a 200A fuse, and I'm the first to blow it?

I'll contact my dealer and let you know..

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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just called my dealer,

He's gonna honour my warranty :-)

He thinks it's still a 125A fuse.

I'll give you an update when available.

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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Turok, very interesting post!
Your 2285 bike is from october 2008, the month when vectrix started installing the 200A upgrade fuse. If your bike has the 125A, we'll have precise reference about when the upgrade was made. NIce your dealer is honoring the waranty!
pd: your serial number begins with SZCAA or SCZA1?

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When I inquired about warranty, my dealer actually reacted as if Vectrix was never out of business :-) Like "of course, why not.."
I asked him if the fuse was easy to get, because I dont want the bike to sit around too long, but he had to get back to me.
If it would take weeks/months, I'd have to look for Miks post where he bought non-Vectrix fuses and put them in myself.

SZCA1SAW98A002285

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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I'm back on the road, it was the fuse (and it still was a 125A).

My dealer (EV-start, Antwerp BE) has been very helpful, great service, he did a full checkup too, no charges whatsoever.

I'm happy as a child, I missed my V! (I got back on a 125CC ICE for a month, and I can tell you that it SXXXS!)

okay,

this morning I left home to commute as usual, batteries full (did a deep discharge yesterday), full throttle up the bridge (I live just down one), and at about 70-80 km/h the bike lost all power.
Lights on the dash kept burning for a second or two, and then faded, speedo stuck at 70km/h.
Pushed it back home (DAMN its heavy, even downhill!), and left for work again.

So, I think the fuse went.

Now there are two possibilities:

1) I have a 125A fuse (although my serial ends with 2285, (explains the relevance to this thread))

2) I have a 200A fuse, and I'm the first to blow it?

I'll contact my dealer and let you know..

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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How sweet your V is back on road!
Any bike under turok's serial 2285 has 125A fuse from factory! :-)

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Yesterday I've found a december 2008 vectrix with the new charger... The charger in now a simple metalbox with an cooling plate, and a bigger fan. There's no accessible box connectors (how do we do a manual hard resset now?) According to the local dealer, this new fan is pretty noisy...
The picture has ben taken with a cellphone I'll try to take better pictures.

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Yesterday I've found a december 2008 vectrix with the new charger... The charger in now a simple metalbox with an cooling plate, and a bigger fan. There's no accessible box connectors (how do we do a manual hard resset now?) According to the local dealer, this new fan is pretty noisy...
...

So is that the "Gold" charger as opposed to the "Silver" charger Antiscab mentioned recently?

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I'm posting some pictures with better quality. This Runke 162 is from a december 2008 unit which had it's original charger burned, and was replaced with the new type.

P1170438 (Custom).JPG

This beautiful bike is a march 2010 vectrix, which had a factory installed runke 189. I guess runke refers to the type of charger, and the digits may be the serial number of the charger.

P1170447 (Custom).JPG
P1170446 (Custom).JPG

Do you have this kind of charger installed in your Vectrix?

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I still have the old charger, hoping it will last long as warranty will end this year.
Interesting: the fixing of the airintakes have been changed. Mine have screws instead
bolts.

Greetings Mike

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Just checked mine for a label. Vin ...1011, July 2007. Not pigtail, but the gray waterproof box.
Let me know if want any other info you might be intereset in knowing about it.
Never seen another Vectrix around here, Charlotte, NC.

VTHokie

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