it depends how old it is. My wife and I have one in France that we
bought about five or six years ago. The battery recharges fine - I did
it last about a week ago - and it has largely been in storage.
I would guess that it might be the charger that has seen better days.
There should be an electric bike shop near you. I don't know where you
are, but if there's a lot of cycling, particularly off-road there will
be an e-bike shop. Get them to look at the charger. Unless they have
been seriously mistreated the batteries don't usually suffer in that way
- I assume it is an Li-Ion battery.
â?¬1000 is a lot. We paid â?¬1700 for the bike, battery, helmets (4) etc.
These days they are a lot cheaper! A charger shouldn't set him back a
Hope this helps,
On 10/08/2020 17:51, Simon Lachlan via Healeys wrote:
> Some free advice would be much appreciatedâ?¦â?¦.
> I am in France, so out of touch with my normal garages/suppliers etc
> etcâ?¦â?¦Thus more out of touch than usual.
> So, my brother-in-law has bought an electric scooter. A fine looking big
> thing that reminds me of the Honda Spacey that my wife occasionally used
> about 25 years ago. A two seater.
> This thing is two years old, +/-, so letâ??s say that the batteries are 30
> months old.
> He bought the bike for â?¬1 so it was hardly a great investment. (Delivery
> cost him an expensive bottle of red!).
> The batteries seem to be quite dead, useless. Iâ??d call that very odd.
> Apparently the PO was a bit of an ass and didnâ??t look after bike or
> batteries at all well.
> Nevertheless, stone dead so soon?
> I seem to recall a discussion on this list some years back that
> pertained to similar batteries. Are they dead or merely sleeping??
> Plugging in the charger does nothing. Is there not something clever that
> one can do to jolt these things back to life?
> A new set of batteries is +/-â?¬1000:00 which seems a bit disproportionate
> in the circs?
> Any ideas would be gratefully receivedâ?¦..
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