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Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: Motor Cable Sleaves
« Last post by siai47 on May 23, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
There are 3 sleeve covered wires going to the motor and 2 going to the pack.  The OEM sleeves are split so they can be removed without taking anything apart.  If you want to cover all the wiring you need to disconnect the HV interlock connector at the front of the bike to protect you from the high voltage before you take the wires off the pack.  If just the 3 motor wires then yes, the power is off when the bike is turned off.  Remember when messing around with the wiring there is some high voltage supplied to the motor controller (used to wake up the controller) even when the bike is "off".

If you like orange (instead of red) you could remove the sleeves and tiewrap the wires so they aren't chaffing anything. Orange looks pretty cool and you could sort of preview what it might look like with the red sleeves before you disconnect anything.
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Brammo Empulse Mods / Re: Motor Cable Sleaves
« Last post by frodus on May 23, 2017, 05:30:53 PM »
There's no voltage to the controller when the main contactor (from the battery side) is OFF. Even then, I'd just check the voltage at each lead with respect to each other. It should be just fine.
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Brammo Empulse Mods / Motor Cable Sleaves
« Last post by littlefreak3000 on May 23, 2017, 12:24:15 PM »
I was eye balling my bike the other day and thinking about changing the motor cable sleeves with something more colorful like these : http://a.co/c9fOYIS (my bike needs more red).

Now looking at it, it should be as easy as just removing the motor cover and removing each cable of the terminal and sliding off the old and new one on. You guys think I should worry about pulling the High Voltage plug? In theory no electricity should be going threw those if the bike is off. Anyone else done this?
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Parts/Service
« Last post by Auslander on May 22, 2017, 03:54:40 PM »
My daughter's 2012 Zero has had the same sort of issue.  About once a year it just dies while she is riding it on the freeway. Coming to a stop and rebooting the bike gets it running again. (That is pretty scary and she now tends to stay away from freeway travel.)

Some 2016 Zeros also have been reported to be having this specific problem, with the bike dying without warning while riding at freeway speeds. So it is nothing unique and if there is a fix, no one has discussed one yet. However, there has been some talk (which makes sense to me) that is a safety feature of the Sevcon controller.  If the voltage in one of the battery modules sags below a certain point while under stress it will shut off the power to save the batteries. That could very well be what is happening.  ???

I'm considering swapping to a Zero in the next year or so.  Then again, I may get another BMW GS since I miss distance rides and camping in the Mojave. :)

But!  I heard there was a recall for some 2016 Zeros, IIRC some models were flashed with firmware for another model, and I think it was messing up ABS.  Would that cause a full shutdown?  I doubt it.  They're not without their problems, they're a small company that already has a fairly diverse product lineup, may be pushing the boundary on that "bit of more than they can chew" level.
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Brammo Enertia Plus / Re: system fault c3
« Last post by Auslander on May 22, 2017, 03:44:08 PM »
I don't know about the red/green, I have not accessed my battery packs.

For balancing, Brammo recommends plug the bike in until it is 100%, then leave in.

I have a 2013 Enertia Plus, here is what I remember reading:
While charging, if you can access the diagnostic screen (on my Plus, the dash buttons can be used to display the screen) you can see H and L, the highest and lowest value seen.  After 100% is reached it should go in to balance mode where it tries to ensure that each cell gets the proper charge individually.  The maximum difference should be 0.1 volts (mine currently shows 0.011), anything more than that and a battery pack is bad.  I am hoping that maybe you unplug it immediately at 100% and have not let it balance, and maybe leaving it to balance can slowly correct your problem.
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Welcome Forum / Re: Hello, From Italy, Pisa
« Last post by kingcharles on May 22, 2017, 12:49:14 PM »
Welcome and greetings from Milano
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Welcome Forum / Re: Hello, From Italy, Pisa
« Last post by jazz999 on May 22, 2017, 11:57:12 AM »
Hello, Welcome!
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Brammo Empulse / Re: 2013 Empulse Sprockets
« Last post by 00049 (AKA SopFu) on May 22, 2017, 09:35:23 AM »
I saw that, but my mechanic isn't confident.

We are going to ship out the OE sprocket to Sprocket Specialists, and they are going to scan it and make one based off the OE piece. Once we confirm it works, they will be able to reproduce for anyone else. Any dealer with a relationship with Sprocket Specialists should be able to order from then on.

Or, you can go through my guy - Ken Krebs at Chicago Performance. He does extended swing arms and ridiculous stuff like that mostly, but we race bicycles for the same team and I trust him to do good work.
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Welcome Forum / Re: Hello, From Italy, Pisa
« Last post by Brammofan on May 22, 2017, 08:31:09 AM »
Hi Luca
We'd love to see a photo of your bike!
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Brammo Enertia / Re: Brammo Enertia won't decelerate
« Last post by Brammofan on May 19, 2017, 02:27:45 PM »
All I heard back was that the motor needs to be recalibrated. The problem is that no one seems to know where you can get that work performed.
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