I bougth an Aprilia Enjoy City in 2001 in Spain and I used it for some time without any problem. It has been some years in the garage and now the battery only runs for a few kilometers.
I read in page 23 of this post that it is possible to replace the battery with lipo batteries. I'm thinking in 6s (24 v) batteries just to mantain the original control that for the city is perfect, specially for crossing the semaphores.
Have anyone tried to use 6s lipo batteries?. In fact I'm thinking in using two 3s batteries connected in serie. I have disassembled the original battery and the battery also has to supply 12 V
Is it possible to use the original charger with these lipo batteries.
drekkus wrote:I have been toying with the idea of replacing the existing batteries with LiPos once they become useless. I was going to look at using the existing battery box and squeezing in a couple of 6s Lipos. But now I'm thinking more along the lines of a rear rack set up and using the the existing battery area for storage obviously keeping the lid and lock. This way I get something that is ready made instead of having to come up with what could be cumbersome wiring and charging. It may be possible to even keep the existing controller.
I have just got my second bike back on the road after going the replacement controller and throttle control.Took a bit longer than expected due to twice getting dodgy thumb controllers. The result is not bad. You can certainly get a decent bit of speed on the flat with 24v and in fact I seem to be getting better range. 36v may be an option for the other bike when the time comes. The only disappointment has been the charge indicator. Its accurate but the voltage doesn't drop off the way I expected. By the time the power becomes useless the indicator has only dropped 2 bars ( its a 10 bar indicator) but checking with a volt meter shows it is displaying correctly for the voltage the battery still has. Its still good enough to go off and maybe LiPos would be more suited.
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