Known Issues & Problems with Specialized Products + Help, Solutions & Fixes

deckhand1

New Member
I think your issue is the original bloks display. I had the same issue with my 2017 vado 3 in the rain. The bike would turn on by itself then I coulded turn it off without taking the battery out. The display mount was changed to a upgraded bloks mount and this issue went away. My bike has since been upgraded to the latest display so it can be connected to the mission control app. I have nearly done 10000km on my bike in all weather and in all power modes. I would get your display mount changed or if you can upgrade to the latest version display. Specialized were upgrading the display on 2017 bikes under warranty but not sure how this effects your bike being second hand. Hope this helps!
 

nickbikes

New Member
I think your issue is the original bloks display. I had the same issue with my 2017 vado 3 in the rain. The bike would turn on by itself then I coulded turn it off without taking the battery out. The display mount was changed to a upgraded bloks mount and this issue went away. My bike has since been upgraded to the latest display so it can be connected to the mission control app. I have nearly done 10000km on my bike in all weather and in all power modes. I would get your display mount changed or if you can upgrade to the latest version display. Specialized were upgrading the display on 2017 bikes under warranty but not sure how this effects your bike being second hand. Hope this helps!

The short: I cleaned the connectors in the frame of the bike w/alcohol and got power back, I sealed off the battery seams with electrical tape as I noticed dirt & dust within the frame, and I willl replace the BLOKS display as well to see if that helps any other finicky issues.


The long:

Before leaving work I took a q-tip with alcohol and swabbed the connectors within the frame of the bike. I did not swab the battery. I also noticed there was a decent coating of dirt and dust on the inside of the battery bay/area. I ride a dirt path/trail (wide walking trail) to get to and from work every day and I notice a nice coating of dust on the bike, but I did not realize it was getting inside.

After wiping the connector the bike performed fine on the way home and fine on the way in. Full power, no stuttering etc. I then (not pretty, but works) put electrical tape around all the battery seams and anywhere else effectively sealing the container area from any further dirt. I'll see if that prevents the issue.

Although I do think that I will try to replace the BLOKS display as well because this display has been finicky in the past, and then this morning I turned the bike off briefly then back on and the display worked, but no power to the motor which makes no sense.
 

MikeDD

Active Member
To clean your connectors use electromotive spray. You can buy it at an auto parts store. It is for spraying into connectors to clean them. You can reassemble the connectors when still wet. I use it on my turbo levo connections after hauling the bike on dirt roads with the battery removed.
 

harvstpt

New Member
Quick ?, my Como seems to top out at 17 mph when peddling.This creates a problem in traffic circles where I can’t (get out of the way) accelerate beyond 17mph. Is there a fix for this? Or is it something I could do with gear shifting? The larger question: Is Specialized Turbo Como 3 limited to 17mph by a motor adjustment?
 

Unique

New Member
Quick ?, my Como seems to top out at 17 mph when peddling.This creates a problem in traffic circles where I can’t (get out of the way) accelerate beyond 17mph. Is there a fix for this? Or is it something I could do with gear shifting? The larger question: Is Specialized Turbo Como 3 limited to 17mph by a motor adjustment?
Hi. Try to google "Planet3" that will give you what you are after. I´m very satisfied with it. Limit is increased with factor 3.