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Old 02-05-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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Default How's your range?

Originally Posted by JIO View Post
About a month ago, in cold weather, when I charged my i2's batteries, the green indicator lights would be flickering showing that the batteries were charged. When I start it up though, only 6 of the 8 bars would be showing. I ran the batteries down to zero thinking they needed to be calibrated with the infokey, but to no avail...still only 6 bars at full charge.

Three weeks ago I went on vacation and decided to bring the i2 into the house rather than the garage to keep it nice and warm. Well tonight I started the i2 for the first time in 3 weeks and there are now only 4 bars showing. The lights are still flashing green with "full charge" but really only 1/2 charge.

Is it time for new batteries? Is this the first sign of failure? I emailed my dealer to see if he'll order new batteries for me. The i2 is only 3 months old and I have tried 3 different power cables thinking at first it wasn't making a good connection, and not really charging....but the connection is fine.

Is it going to be worth removing the batteries and doing a reset, or are the batteries gone?

Could be either - I had a calibration issue a few weeks out of the box - persisted until I ran the machine down. When I would start up the machine, it would show 3 bars. After I rode a bit (3 miles) it would increase to 4/5/6 bars and hold somewhere in there. One day - I rode 9 miles, all on the 3rd bar. Parked the machine, when I fired it up 8 hours later, it had 5. Happened again (to a lesser degree)when I yanked the battery out of the infokey.

Now, I did eventually have a battery issue 3 months later, but the charge bars displayed correctly, but my range had fallen to 10 miles a charge.
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