New to the forum, new to electric vehicles and am in awe by what some here (and elsewhere) have accomplished w/their projects. I have some ideas for electric motorcycles, but this was so cheap that I figure it will be a great low-$ learning tool for me. Been an ICE-motor-head for decades now... Just tired of pistons, valves, timing, fuel injection, ignition curves, clutches... Yeah. I don't need to continue here. Pistons suck.
Purchased a cheap (it would have to be, right?) 2010 Zero S only five minutes from my house on Tuesday. Typical (or so I'm learning) poor maintenance of the poor to begin with battery pack and a LOT of neglect by the former owner...
So, some of the LED's light up on the charger (I believe it's the charger... black box under the battery, yes?) but that's about it. Quickly quits flashing after removing the 110VAC power.
My question is this: Where do I begin to investigate if the charger/main board are even good? I'd like to do a 7-leaf cell conversion and put a few miles on this for (hopefully) cheap $ but if the charger and/or main board are history, then I'm thinking 10 leaf cells, a charger, controller and BMS might be in order... Or just sell the parts off and start up a custom build (which was going to come a year or so later anyways).
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on Feb 13 2018 7:25am, edited 4 times in total.