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TCMaximillian
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Hi Segialosa, I read it in another post on this forum. It's been working fine for me for 6 months now. It's great being able to just plug in to the side of the bike without having to open anything.

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sergialosa
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@tcmaximillian

 

Thanks for the reply! Going to do that on mine now! 

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sergialosa
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@tcmaximillian

Does it show on your display that its charging? With the battery logo? I thought it should appear but on mine doesnt show that logo on. 

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Lou25uk
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I charge all the time using the side port the light in the dash is when the battery is critically low I think I just turn on the main switch next to the battery and the light on the charger will go red and then green when finished if you don’t turn on the switch the light will flash red and green and the battery will not change hope that helps 

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sergialosa
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@lou25uk

"I charge all the time using the side port the light in the dash is when the battery is critically low I think"

hi, thanks for the reply, so the battery icon on the dashboard only turns up when it's low ? i thought it would turn on blinking while charging, but if that is the case there is nothing wrong with mine.

"I just turn on the main switch next to the battery and the light on the charger will go red and then green when finished if you don’t turn on the switch the light will flash red and green and the battery will not change hope that helps"

Yes i notice this also, if the switch is off on the battery compartment it will not charge, makes sense, so to charge we don't have to open anything, just connect the charger on the side built in port !

 

Thanks again for the reply ! 

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alexaraducristian
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Guys, behind the chair there is the XT connector which must be changed by you if the dealer omitted to do it (or maybe he also did not know).

So open the chair and you will figure out easily how to reconnect in order to charge the bike, from external port, without having to change the orange with black cable at battery every time.

Now if you turn ON the bike while charging, you should see the battery/regeneration icon blinking. If not, then some connections are not done correctly.

You should also see the battery % is increasing... on my side it increases with ~1% every 5 minutes.

 

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sergialosa
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I did that even removed the black cable completely aand connected the other two under the sit. The battery of mine also increases but no battery icon blinking. If i turn the moto on i see that the icon exists but while charging does not show up. But as long as it charges its ok no? Or should i do something about it? 

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alexaraducristian
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@sergialosa Yes, if it charges, it's perfectly ok.

Leave the bike switched ON during charging and check the battery % every few minutes... it should increase by 1% every few minutes (10 minutes maximum). 

Do you know how to regenerate while driving? While regenerating, do you see the battery icon blinking?

 

 

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sergialosa
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Thanks for the reply!  No i don't know how to regenerate while driving! I didn't even know the motorbike did that lol. How do you do that? I haven't have the chance to drive on the road yet because I'm waiting for the registration plates!

Regards

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alexaraducristian
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@sergialosa regeneration anyway does not regenerate too much, so don't expect magic. I went down a long hill and my bike probable regenerated something, but insignificant since the percent remained the same. 

 

To regenerate, your bike needs to be in deceleration (going down a hill by example) while keeping the watt-handle (this is new gas-handle in the electrification) in a intermediary position or at maximum. But it's important to feel the bike is decelerating.

 

Registration plates should be quite simple to have... on my side I had temporarily registration plates (valid for 1 month) which was cheap and got them instantly (5 minutes). Only place where I had to go by car.

With such temporarily plates I was allowed to ride it to get it registered in my country (where they check all papers are in order, it's not stolen, it's conforming with technical and pollution requirements in my country). Then at the city hall I had to register it in order to calculate the yearly tax (being electric, it is 0). 

You may do the same if possible in order to enjoy the bike without waiting too long 🙂

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Lou25uk
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My battery icon doesn’t blink or light up the % will go up so is there something not right on my bike I bid ask the question on a different post what all the icons mean but never got a clear answer and there is nothing in the manual 

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