Yes, I only use the LiLo setting now - it extends the life of the pack if you only charge to 4.1V and discharge to 3.8V. Obviously, you need to have the battery capacity to stay within these limits.tonyontopofabighill wrote: ...
I think I remember reading that GT charges on the LILO setting.
I'm here now I read Sam's and then this and went "huh???" I have only once separated my pack to charge (whether a balance or bulk) and that was when I left the CellLogs connected for an extended period which threw my pack way out of balance.G'day Sam,
I think I follow most of that.I think I also read that GT has his balance leads connected in parallel.Are you there GT???
I have been splitting my pack to do the balancing and I have to say that with the cordless scre driver it is 6 screws and it is apart ( I could get a job in the pits) but I do agree it is a pain to separate the pack so this sounds like another good idea of yours Sam.I think I will order the square battery pack soon so I will have the extra capacity.I just got another one of those little 12 Volt meters for my other bike to put into the old LED meter.This one is blue instead of red.I am also thinking that I would like to put in a Nu Vinci hub gear box down the track.I have had a few hassles with the Shimano gears and cassettes on both bikes as I have done a stack of clicks between both bikes.
Well, I had a bit of spare time Thanks for the rap matetonyontopofabighill wrote:G'day GT,
I had a look at your bike on the link.
GEEZ!,STREWTH!!!!.That is one very impressive machine GT and all that wiring,WOW! I will check it out some more tomorrow.Where do you plan to ride it?On the airport runway.Very,very impressive mate.I take ny hat off to you.
My wife has ended up buying this so I guess I'll find out when we pick it up. The guy didn't didn't venture too much info so I hope its not too much of a dud . Fortunately I like to fiddle with things like this so I'm reasonably confident I can sort most problems out. Who knows it may be something simple and even if its not it gives me the excuse to convince my wife to let me modify ittonyontopofabighill wrote:I contacted the guy but he was reluctant to take it to his bike shop and ask about boxing it up and sending it to me in NSW.
He has listed it again on ebay. He reckons the battery is probably knackered from not using it for a while..I wonder if it may in fact be the controller issue again.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aprilia-Elec ... DefaultDom
Samd wrote:Hey Drekkus, welcome aboard.
Easy to tell. Undo all the hex bolts and remove the two main plastic covers. Then disconnect the controller and briefly add 12volts from a car battery or the like directly to the motor and see if the back wheel comes to life. If it does, it's either battery or controller.
The controller is pish anyway. Cut it out and fit an LBD14 and throttle for under fifty bucks.
If the battery is ok you can save up for lipo. Tell your partner that with LiPo fitted, this bike is better value than anything on the market under $1500. Maybe more.
If the motor is shot sing out, I have spares.
I understand, but opening these packs is only a screwdriver exercise. quick and easy.drekkus wrote: I don't want to start opening battery packs up unless I have to.
There is a roller clutch in the motor gearbox that should release when the pedals are moving faster than the motor. It may be stuck , but anyway , yes, these are heavy bikes to pedal with no power, due to drag in the Bbracket gearing.drekkus wrote: ...Is it normal for the bike to become very hard to pedal when the battery goes flat or does it just seem that way in comparison to a good battery.