just did my CBT last weekend, bike is getting mot on Wednesday and insurance I've been quoted £327 for the year by Swinton insurance. *Edit put my car no claims in the bike no claims, honest mistake which was rectified in the follow up phone call which bumped up the premium.
EDITEDIT. been looking again at internet prices used ASDA and found that I can get the quote down to £196 with MCE (online only) so worth looking again. spoke to carole nash whose phone operator said that a like for like battery swap (i.e. no performance increase is not a modification needing note on the policy) but they then quoted >£400 so didn't go with them.
FINAL EDIT insurance confirmed with lithium battery upgrade with MCE insurance at £220. phew
Been getting the bike ready and have ironed out lots of issues in the last couple of days.
The rear brake sounded like it was binding so took it off for cleaning.
rear motor was found to be doing the slowing (not the brake)
so hooked up the programmer and found that throttle off braking was set at 100% ( probably my own experimenting a while back to see what was what ) set back to 0% and no binding/horribly jerky noises now when throttle is released.
Whilst the brake caliper is off I will inspect and clean it properly.
Switches for rear light was faulty so took apart and filed/scrapped the verdigris (green stuff) off the copper contacts, works great now. Same with light switch for front lights which was also broken. The previous owner left the bike out in all weather which truly did some damage to lots of the controls. However this has been a problem on all the E-max scooters I have and so now I can probably fix the rest without too much issue. Trying to think about how to better waterproof these things but in reality will only be aiming to use this bike on fair weather days as I can use my Honda Insight on the rainy or snowy days.
Switching over the indicators to led ones as the casing to the old ones broke eventually I will replace all the lights with LED ones, the stalk is shorter and I read in the MSVA manual the minimum distance between indicators is 180mm so I have to measure that before I commit to installing them. Its been an unusually nice bit of weather at the moment in the UK and have been looking forward to riding again since last weekend which was beautiful weather.
For now only 16s in installed for the mot, but will be having two fecther bms and a dcdc step up between the 10s to the 16s plus an ideal diode to protect the 10s from Nick Long of revolt.eu. That should be 5.6kWh. should be enough to get me 24miles to work.