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  1. On my 2021 Escape ‘R’, the most I’ve ever gotten is 3 hours actual motor running time. 20 miles or so. the battery is certainly bigger than the epure, but rest of bike is the same (although heavier). Nowhere near what EM claims.
  2. I sent a message, I have software. The cable information is on this site, I’ve made a few.
  3. I commonly got the chassis relay fault on my Explorer- never seemed to affect anything. Make sure you do not touch the throttle when starting- take the slack out of starter and a good strong kick. With a 12V battery hooked up with a momentary switch- holding down the switch while kicking started first kick every time warm, 1 or 2 cold. I also ran one step hotter sparking plug, since the factory one was too cold.
  4. The FRB is a ‘Normally Open’ switch/button. I suppose it could somehow fail close- but I don’t think very likely. More likely would be wires getting chaffed due to improper routing/covers and shorting across- activating the FRB. I use a very high quality switch (not the EM one) and it has been flawless. Another great feature is if you have to stop on a really steep hill (either someone stopped ahead, tree down or just mess up) pressing the FRB with also work in reverse. So it acts like a rear brake- pretty effectively at a stop. I have it located such that is it highly unlikely I would ever hit the button unless I want to. (I never have yet)- it will immediately ‘turn off’ the power and start the regen. If you hit it by accident with throttle on- then take finger off button, it will immediately give what ever power the throttle is set to. THAT could be an eye opener. But I’ve only done that when fooling around to see how the button reacts and how the bike responds. I don’t do competitions any more, but I would still use the FRB on a steep downhill, since I can then put my feet where I want, hold the button down for excellent ‘braking’ and just feed in more front brake if needed, or slip the clutch if I want a bit less.
  5. I really like the button under bar I’ve been using. If I want less regen, I can just slip the clutch a bit while holding in the button. With the location- that is pretty easy to use.
  6. lotus54

    I need K-scan !!!

    I’ve made a few of them, but I don't have a bike to test cable with anymore, so I don't really want to make more
  7. lotus54

    I need K-scan !!!

    i sent a link for the software. You will need a cable also
  8. Tyre pressure certainly makes a difference. If I have it pumped up to ‘road’ pressure (12psi) the stand works ok. But at trail/trial pressure (3-4psi) it is awful.
  9. I agree- it should be offered as an option for the older bikes. Assuming it is just programming of course, which it certainly seems to be. I think it could be nice in a trial competition, but just wasting energy for trails. I like using the FRB a lot and it is quite ‘jerky’ if you use the FRB with any throttle opening at all. (Pressing the FRB with throttle open will immediatly shut off engine and go to regen, regardless of throttle position. And letting it off with throttle open causes it to immediately go to that opening, not smooth at all.) I have no idea how they implement the ‘traction control’ so it could need more components? And perhaps the hardware is different on the newer bikes that have it? I am just speculating since I have not even seen a 2022.
  10. This is the one I use http://www.pmrcomponents.com/pmrweb_010.htm Mounts under bar, I can just slightly move my thumb to activate. I keep forefinger on the clutch all the time and can even slip it a bit when the FRB is activated if I want less.
  11. Mine is too long also. Bike fell over in the garage and I also have to look for a low spot for stand.` I was considering just taking a bit off the foot- I think it is pretty thick?
  12. The FRB works really well. I think it is more than engine braking on my old Beta 300 4T- I almost never use the rear brake anymore. I found a very nice waterproof button and mounts under the bar. So I can just move my thumb a bit and press it, no need to unwrap thumb. http://www.pmrcomponents.com/pmrweb_010.htm
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. lotus54

    I need K-scan !!!

    If that link doesn’t work- PM me and I will get it to you
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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)
  22. The the pump not yet mounted up or clamps on yet.
  23. 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.
  24. Here are the ones was told about and used. Worked great
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