I just got an XB-500 from someone on craigslist. They had it for 2 months and it worked fine. Suddenly it "just stopped working".
Over the course of the next 8 months they tried to figure out the problem, working with the Xtreme company thru warranty service. They had the motor tested. The controller, the batteries, the handbrakes, the throttle. All tested fine, but he was never able to get the thing going again. He finally gave up and bought a Honda Metro. He kept it (for 2 more years) hoping to eventually try again, dragged it along thru 2 moves, and was planning to move again, and decided he'd rather give it away for free than see it go into a landfill. This is where I come in.
Lucky enough to be the first responder, I now have this E bike, and I'd like to have it going for spring.
He gave it to me with the front panel off and controller disconnected from the wiring harness. I reconnected and installed the controller in the front of the bike, there are really only so many wires and they only fit in certain connections, so I think those are right. The control panel was also off ,and the wires all disconnected from the harness. I charged the batteries and tested them at 53.4 V after letting it sit for an hour off charger, so the batts seem to be holding a charge ok. I then plugged in the front panel to the wiring harness, matching plug sizes. When I turned the key,the dash lights turned on and the battery showed a full charge. The lights all work. I tried the throttle and the back wheel turned! I think I got something wrong though, when I turn on the blinker, the horn beeps with each blink. (the horn doesn't work using the horn switches) After awhile I tried the throttle again and it didn't work. So there is something going on with the wiring that isn't right.
The previous owner has 4 extra controllers, 2 extra brake handles and at least one extra throttle in the box full of stuff he gave me.
He says he rewired it 3 times. Other than the spliced wires going to the throttle and the gray wired "child safety switch", I don't see anywhere that he messed with the wires in the harness. It looks like he used friction tape. :O
I was hoping someone might have their front dash panel off for some modifications or repairs and could tell me where these plugs go for sure.
If I give where the wires come from and the size, maybe someone in this forum could tell me what color wires go into the correct plug I should use coming from the harness?
1) a 3 pin female coming from the light on/off switch.
2) a 2 pin red female coming from the battery meter.
3) a 2 pin male coming from the horn switches.
4) a 5 pin female coming from all the lights on the console.
5) a 3 pin male coming from the blinker switch.
6) a 1 pin male with a green wire.
What do you guys think? Is anyone out there able to help me re-cycle this e-cycle?