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by memecode
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 08:00
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?

So the trip home and back to work today was completely uneventful. Thank goodness. I think long term I need to pull the bike apart and look for places water can get in and seal them up. What temperature is being reported (kill switch in off position and right brake displays battery temp in dash) Wil...
by memecode
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 11:39
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?

The fans do run for me in normal operation. I can hear them after riding for a while and then stopping, esp on hot days or harder riding+regen. Is there a concern if I continue to ride while in this state? Obviously the bike would've returned to ambient temp while I was at work all day. But the trip...
by memecode
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 07:23
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

BATHOT, no fans running... what to do?

https://imgur.com/OeVHuPD.jpg As some of you are aware we had buckets of rain over the weekend, and my bike was parked out in it. So I'm guessing their might be water somewhere where it shouldn't be. This only showed up as I was arriving at work, some 23km from home. My concern is that it's not goi...
by memecode
Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 13:20
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

Yes, we are able to convert both the audio unit and the instrument cluster into English. We would need the units to be shipped to us for conversion. Costs in NZD are Audio Unit: $475 Inst Cluster: $400 DHL Shipping: $65.00 Total: NZD$940 Hmmm. :shock: So the answer is "Yes"... but "Noooooooooooo!"
by memecode
Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 09:52
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Notes on my commute.

My Vectrix has a HID head light. Its great. As good as car lights. Previous owner of the bike fitted. Its the sort that has the cover flips up for high beam. Want! Is there a specific globe I can get? [*] Seating position wise I'm slightly less comfortable in that I like to keep a very upright posi...
by memecode
Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 14:23
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

Fyi https://evsenhanced.com/services/japanese-to-english-audio-navigation-unit/ https://evsenhanced.com/services/aze0-services/instrument-cluster-japanese-to-english-conversion-on-2013-2015-s-models/ My google fu found those as well, but they deal only with the older GEN1 cars. I'm specifically ask...
by memecode
Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 10:06
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

The bank gave us the thumbs up...

The final straw maybe the Japanese dash/head unit. Not an insurmountable problem but still a concern.
by memecode
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 12:25
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Notes on my commute.
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Notes on my commute.

So I've done about 5000 kms since I bought it now. Some more points: Forgetting to charge your phone? No biggy, take power bank... forgetting to charge your motorcycle? Yeah you get to take your Arprilia today. Sigh. The vectrix has so much more torque and it's addictive. Getting back on the old tec...
by memecode
Mon, 03 Feb 2020, 07:02
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

That's an extraordinarily good price - I have a feeling that's excluding a quite of other costs; for example, we have importers here in Perth trying to sell 30 kWh Leafs straight out of Japan for that kind of money. If it's drive away, then you're right, it's clearly the cheaper way to go. And pote...
by memecode
Sun, 02 Feb 2020, 05:29
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

Have the rules changed regarding imports? How come you can now 'grey' import a 40kWh leaf when that's what Nissan are selling? Yes, last year the laws changed and particularly for EVs and Hybrids you can import models that weren't sold here. Because Nissan took their precious time releasing the 2nd...
by memecode
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 10:06
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

There's a market for crashed 40 kWh Leafs though - their battery fits right inside a 2012 Leaf, and can be tricked to work nicely thanks to the guys in NZ and Quebec. So a 2012 Leaf is what $15k at best here? And the battery from a 40kwh Leaf is $"n"k, lets say 10? Someone needs to install, test an...
by memecode
Sat, 01 Feb 2020, 08:00
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Importing Leaf ZE1 (current) model..

Thinking of importing a ZE1 Leaf... Does the 40kwh model (current) have much in the way of battery degradation issues like the 30kwh? I'm looking at whats available in the $30 something K mark and there are a bunch of 40kwh imports that can be had for that sort of money. But if the battery isn't goi...
by memecode
Fri, 24 Jan 2020, 08:43
Forum: Other
Topic: MG eZS
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: MG eZS

Wonder if zs ev will have more ANCAP stars than mustang Magic 8 ball says: Signs point to yes . Dealer says it'll come in: Red, White, Black or the Clipper Blue. Deliveries 3rd quarter 2020 (think Sept I guess! Like the Model 3's last year). No demo model in country (yet). They really should bring ...
by memecode
Tue, 21 Jan 2020, 13:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 54
Views: 28050

Re: List of conversion workshops in Australia

Are there any NSW EV conversion places still working in 2020?

Or are they all gone...
by memecode
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 14:13
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: 2020 Outlander PHEV
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: 2020 Outlander PHEV

But will it have the battery degradation and BMS issues the earlier models had?

For the same money you can get a full BEV...
by memecode
Mon, 06 Jan 2020, 11:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: IPA Report on Road User Charges
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: IPA Report on Road User Charges

Carbon tax FTW!
by memecode
Sun, 22 Dec 2019, 18:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Santa goes green this year!
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Santa goes green this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7NU5f3XjI

Sleigh gets an upgrade to EV to keep reindeer emissions down.
by memecode
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 11:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV labelling laws
Replies: 3
Views: 546

EV labelling laws

So now we need to put these little stickers on our EV:

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Does anyone else reckon the petrol and diesel vehicles should be the ones having to have stickers? They have liters and liters or flammable fuel right?

:D
by memecode
Wed, 04 Dec 2019, 11:16
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

lobster wrote:
Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 17:48
memcode, are you referring to the non-plugin hybrid Ionic vs Toyota hybrids?
Yes. So it's apples to apples.
by memecode
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 18:12
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

I'd say the Ioniq is a far better car than those others. Many would argue that Toyota has a far better brand image, lets say when it comes to reliability and resale value. What makes you think Hyundai is better? Assuming these are before on-road costs? As I said... drive away prices. So on road.
by memecode
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 10:55
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Base Ioniq hybrid pricing...

Does anyone else find the price of the Ioniq hybrid a bit steep? Lets say compare it with the Toyotas (all prices drive away): - Ioniq Hybrid: $38.7k - Corolla Hybrid: $30k - Prius: $40.5k - PriusV: $41.7k - Rav4 Hybrid: $40k The Ioniq is on par with the Corolla size wise... but a lot more expensive...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 17:17
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Telltale lights

So I had an epiphany on the way home. That random range figure that I thought was busted always hangs around between 130 and 146 km... wait... oh... ooooHHHHHH. That's the pack voltage!!! So I must have a later firmware. Maybe already the dugass or something. Coming back to the warning lights. Now t...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 14:33
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Telltale lights

Though if the red light came on before you started drawing significant amounts of power, that would seem unlikely Was the red battery light persistent? or did it turn off again? It did turn off again once I crested the top of the hill and went a little further on the flat. Lets see what it does tod...
by memecode
Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 09:06
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Telltale lights

red battery light on its own usually means the motor controller is running at low voltage limit. I forget what it is for the original firmware. I *think* it was 108v, which if you're doing a sustained hill climb might make sense I still had 5 bars of battery left at the time (like >138V?) and the l...
by memecode
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 19:38
Forum: Vectrix
Topic: Telltale lights
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Telltale lights

brendon_m wrote:
Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 19:00
The manual says that fault codes appear in the odometer, anything there when it plays up?
I'll have to check next time. Didn't know to look.