Monday, 8 July 2013
Failed BMS Board Update #5The last phone call to the Zero warranty representative resulted in being told that the cable and software are only required to set the time on the BMS for timestamping of logging. Brought the battery pack to the "local" dealership this afternoon, hopefully it will be ready this week...
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Looks like Zero 2013 drivetrains are available for purchase. Richard230 posted about an interesting Aprilia RS50 converted over to it here: http://www.elmoto.net/showthread.php?3038-RS50-to-be-at-REFUEL-event
Failed BMS Board Update #4Called Zero warranty 1-888 number on 17-Jun. Service rep informed me that the backordered interface cable was in-stock and he was getting one shipped out to Moto-Gatineau. Guess one more week of waiting? We'll see...
Friday, 14 June 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
Failed BMS Board Update #2
I called the "local" dealership yesterday (16-May) inquiring about an update. They received the replacement BMS board from Zero. However, they don't have the cable required to connect their computer to the bike (BMS board, MBB?) to reprogram/synch them. Zero didn't ship one with the replacement board. I imagine it will be another week or two before the cable arrives and the BMS can be repaired.
To those thinking of purchasing a Zero, definitely have another bike or you might waste a month of prime riding season without one while waiting for your Zero to get repaired.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Failed BMS Board Update #1
The new BMS shipped out from Zero HQ in California on 1-May-2013. I called the dealership Moto-Gatineau on 10-May-2013 (or was it 11th) to find out if they had received it, but they replied that it hadn't but it should arrive shortly.
Would I recommend a Zero? Who knows... this isn't the first 2012 with a failed BMS, the 2012 S/DS had an infamous "glitch" best described through threads on Electric Motorcycle Forum and there seems to be some issues/problems appearing with the 2013's. Maybe wait for a 2014 and the issues to be resolved? I guess I'd recommend one, so long as you don't have to rely on it being your primary ride...