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  1. Please I´m desperatly looking for K-skan 1.2 for my Ossa Explorer 280i. Could you help me?




    JM Sebastian

  2. lotus54

    K-Scan for Ossa

    I run it on win7, so I suspect it will work on 10. You do have to have driver for whatever interface you are using of cousre.
  3. lotus54

    I need K-scan !!!

    I would not think the TPS would be goofed up- BUT make absolutely certain the throttle is closing all the way. If open a bit- it can be a bugger to start.
  4. I just jacked up the left side a the bike a bit so when I pulled the plug- all the oil just went down the skid plate and out. Just a paper towel to clean up and not big deal. Mine looked very clean at 40 hours, just a tiny bit of ‘fluff’ on the magnet. I did use the recommended oil, mostly since I like the way it works now and sometime a change can make it a bit different. Plus it wasn’t that much more anyway
  5. lotus54

    Really Easy Start

    I do not hold the kill button down, but the momentary switch I installed that powered 12V to the diagnostics connector. For me- both bikes I installed it on started a LOT better, especially when I’m tired and not in a good kicking location. The other things I liked about that modification- if the bike runs out of fuel, a simple button push with prime it. Vrs a ton of kicking (at least in my experience). Plus it works great for diagnostics out on the trail if it is won’t start/quits running. The button push verifies the fuel pump is working (at least). On my bikes, the little AAA battery would not really charge back up properly and I would take them out every so often to give a proper charge. But after the ‘super easy start’ mod I no longer did that. on the early Explorers, turning on the keyswitch would power up the fuel pump and you could hear it running. One I worked on would start very well- once I set everything else up properly.
  6. lotus54

    Really Easy Start

    I hold the momentary button down as I am kicking. Then release. This has always worked for me. I believe the ECU is also energized by applying voltage to the proper diagnostics connector. These are the same connectors used when using the diagnostics software- and it cannot read it unless it is powered up. I find that the bikes are very easy to start- BUT you really need to have the TPS (throttle position sensor) and idle set as the manual says. Plus do not touch the throttle when starting. I also ran a little ‘hotter’ sparking plug in both my bikes- I was very careful to watch them and the stock ones just ran too cold. That seemed to make the bike harder to start as the sparking plug aged a bit.
  7. lotus54

    I need K-scan !!!

    If that link doesn’t work- PM me and I will get it to you
  8. I’m 99% certain the engine has to come out to service fuel filter/fuel pump. I’ve done it, although awhile ago also. The packaging is nice that way, but makes it a pain when a simple filter change. I always filtered the fuel on the bikes- just to make sure fuel was a clean as possible. I use a fibreglass brush made just for cleaning connectors. I have not heard of any coil/stator problems at all on these, although both can rear their heads at higher temps. Another thing to check- how much current is the fan drawing? Perhaps if way too much it could cause problems. best way to find out is connect diagnostics software and test everything when up to temp.
  9. Still having lots of fun on the Escape R. With the cold weather, range is less than I was hoping. But I will see when it warms up. It is a LOT better if everyrthing is slow trials or trial type stuff (1-5mph). Any road riding, even under 20mph seems to really lower the battery fast. the FRB (fixed regenerative braking) does seem to help and make a really good ‘thumb’ rear brake. Very effective.
  10. Morning,

    I recently purchased an Ossa 280I for a great deal (I think) that has been crashed. Needs a Kickstarter and some other parts and pieces.  reaching out to you to see if you know of any dealers in Canada or the states  Preferably around the west coast but I cant be picky. also any sites you know of for Serial number decoding on these units? i was told its a 2013 but i want to confirm. i will be receiving the sales paperwork in a few weeks but it would be good to know now.

    let me know,


    1. lotus54


      Sorry, just saw this.

         Best contact for me is:



      I don’t think Lewisport has anything left. I heard they sold everything to an outfit in Europe.   I’ll check with the dealer in Eastern Washington- he still has some parts left. But I think he would like to sell them all and a new TR280 (2013 I think) as a group.



         In the UK Trials and Tribulations has one.



    2. Squamish


      Thanks! I will reach out 


  11. Another nice 2-Escape ‘R’ ride yesterday. It is pretty fun having two electric bikes, so quiet. Did about 13 miles (mostly very tight singletrack) lots of elevation changes and 2.5 hours of actual riding time. High 30º f (~ 3.5C) The batter indicator claimed about 50% charge at the end. I suspect we could not have done the same ride again on the charge. It appears riding on the road, even under 20mph draws the power pretty quickly. Tomorrow I should have the license plate, so I’ll have to try a little ride on just road (with tyres pumped up) and see how it does. (Still waiting on replacement display, so will have to use GPS for distance/speed)
  12. The the pump not yet mounted up or clamps on yet.
  13. Yes, I think it is the same pump Vertigo uses. The pump works well and seemed to fit in this spot with a guard. Not many places to put it- and I’ve never seen one done. For the upper hose, I used one off a KTM that was connected to ‘splitter’. Fit quite well. I originally was going to mount it inverted, but it seemed to pump way better this way.
  14. Here are the ones was told about and used. Worked great
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