25 May '12, 8pm

Dealer-sanctioned battery repairs

My 2007 VX1's range is dramatically degrading, and I'm lucky enough to have an official Vectrix dealer (scooterville MN) in town. So I just spoke to them about possible repair options. The scooterville people called Vectrix, and came back with the following suggestions: - Full replacement of both NiMH battery packs. Estimated cost $4800 + labor (maybe another $500). New packs come with a 2-year warranty. - Shipping the bike to Vectrix HQ where they will selectively replace damaged cells. (Price unknown, although they suggested that it would cost '$700 each way' to ship the bike, which implies that the factory may be on the moon.) - They'll replace my battery packs with 'refurbished' battery packs for $1800 + labor. No warranty on refurbs. - They'll send a tech out here to do a Lithium upgrade. The lithium batteries cost 'about the same' as the NiMH packs, and for an upgrad...

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