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  1. lloydt

    Spreadsheet for Time to Charge to 85%

    I got tired of figure out how much time to put on the timer for my Vado (600wh) and Levo (700wh) so that I could charge to around 85%. I ended up creating a spreadsheet that works really well. I come home, look at the percentage remaining, look on the chart set the timer and when I come back...
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    Charging: My other e-bike is a Tesla

    I've had a Tesla for a number of years and they recommend charging to a max of 90% to maximize battery life. Repeatedly charging your battery to full can cut the lifespan and reduce the capacity of the battery. I have no idea what specialized has done to insure that their batteries last (maybe...
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    Vado (Bado) with 27.5+ Wheels.

    I have a lot of chances to take dirt paths instead of roads when riding. I was also frustrated by the weight of the wheels that come with the Vado 6.0. I swapped out the wheels for a pair of 27.5+ Ibis carbon wheels with 2.8" WTB Ranger tires (with sealant instead of tubes). I had these...
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    Round Plugs? Really?

    I love my bike, so please don't take this the wrong way. It seems really weird to me that to plug in to charge the my Specialized bike that the power plug is round going into a round hole. There is literally an infinite number of ways to get it wrong. I worked around the problem by putting...
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    Vado 6.0 Tail License plate light.

    It turns out that the Specialized Vado has a license plate light that points down. Since I don't need a plate, all the light seems to do is illuminate the top of the fender which is gray. Since I'm kind of a 'be visible' freak, I added a strip of reflective tape the along the fender. You...