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Selling my VX-1 NiMh bike in San Diego

Not sure what year it is and I need to get the VIN but I'm posting this now to see if there is any interest on this Forum. Vectrix gave me this bike to use while the factory fixed my Li bike. My Vectrix contact said they put in a used NiMh pack although the rear fenders say VX-1 Li+. It runs and charges but only gets a couple of bars above half-way. Odometer shows about 1020 miles. It is it perfect shape and would probably make an ideal Li conversion candidate.

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Ideas on how to fix the dreaded....RED FLASHING lights of battery and sensor lights

Hi all hope you guys are all well .?
i have been stuck out in the cold british weather and raining bad!!!!
awating to be collectrd by truck.n traler to take me home the..... dreaded red lights came on just b4 i left to go to town battery and sensor lights :-(
so when i came to pick scooter up all dash lights on but scooter wouldnt start at all ..
is there a simple way of fixing these probblems that seem to blyt a lot of VECTRIX owners my scooter has 13,500 miles aprox on it
and around these miles they seem to have the odd gremlings i think...

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YAVLiC - Fitting the Li battery 2

I am trying to figure out how to fit the battery. The original plan was to put 32 cells arranged as 2 rows of 16 in the bottom of the battery compartment. However, they don't fit.
At the rear, welding lugs from the frame's rear casting are protruding. I am prepared to grind some of that away to make the cells fit side by side.
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YAVLiC - Fitting the Li battery

Received the battery. 42 CALB CA66Fi cells, 66Ah. 32 of them go into the battery compartment standing up as 2 rows of 16 and the remaining 10 will be stacked flat on top, most of them where the impellers used to be. Unfortunately the supplier forgot to send the interconnects. Next week then...

YAVLiC - Got the bike now what?

After having been convinced by Matt Lacey's Li conversion videos that a Li conversion is quite managable, I started looking for a 2nd hand VX1.

By good fortune, I ended up with a VX1 from the former Australian Vectrix importer and distributor. The bike is ex-demo/showroom and I have been told it has done less than 500km. It has a few marks and the chrome plated surfaces have brown corrosion spots. The battery could find a new application as a zero-volt reference if it were not so heavy, and since the plan always was to convert to Lithium, I did not even attempt to revive it.

Vectrix Regen Throttle Setting Instructions (With Pictures)

Re-Setting the Regen Throttle - Vectrix dealer definitely NOT required!
(This is mostly a re-hash of Mik's post of Sunday, 10/05/2008 @ 21:00)

Tools Needed…

(Possibly a pair of grips or similar with 25-30mm (1" to 1.5") jaw capacity - see below)
2mm Allen key or hex driver (Allen key best)
6-8mm (1/4" - 3/8") flat screwdriver

kevin smith's picture

Good news bad news you decide??

hi all wel what can i say.. had probblems with scooter not charging and i/e red lights keeps on sensor and battery aswell.

1 scooter wooden t charge up so left scooter turnd off lights / dash keeped on with caNbus showing..
2 so decided to use my other scooter and change the insurance over and also put vectrix on sorn that is letting the tax office no that the scooter will not be used and there for the tax 11 months will be void all done with little charge

3 well comming to the scooter yestaday i had let the scooter cool down for aprox 4/5 day and guess what.

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OMG...................its miracle its sprung back to life...........WOW

hi all i have had probblems with my beloved vectrix i do love this scooter ..
anyhow, i have again decided to look at my scooter and all the light were out on the dash they have been on for aprox 4 days

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Damaged panels replaced

Colin Webster has just helped me replace some panels on my Vectrix. I would be really stuck without the fantastic support I get from Colin ( greentransportsolutions.co.uk). It would be great if the powers that be at Vectrix similarly support folks like Colin.

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