- northWET washington
Thanks BlackHand. I just talked to the LBS today and they had been waiting for a quote on a rebuild--a straight replacement is $1400 plus $300 labor. In talking to them I realized that they were unaware that the motor had been replaced 15 months ago because it was done at a different LBS that is no longer a Specialized dealer, so now I'm hoping they will get a warranty replacement sorted out. Interestingly, they said that there were two forms of rebuild, a straight ahead replacement or a more heavy duty replacement for a little more. I guess I'd be interested in something that would last a little longer.Takes a real special type of person to come onto this OPs thread and post all this crap just because you don't like the attitude of another poster who owns the same brand.
Did it even occur to anyone to express any sympathy or encouragement to the OP?
@dollarbin - hope your LBS can get you sorted quickly, sucks to lose the bike at the beginning of summer.
Your Vado 2020 Vado is last generation and has a totally different motor. It doesn’t compare to mine.You have 300 miles left, my motor went 4100 miles.
Sounds like most people haven't had the number of miles and/or bad luck that I have. The LBS has sent out a number of motors to someone who rebuilds them and claims to use a more durable belt. If I don't end up getting the warranty replacement I will try that as an option and give the bike one last chance.
I had a 2017 Vado 5.0 bought in 2019, if that matters. Not the latest one.What year, and model bike do you have?
Right, so no one knows how long the latest Vado generation motors will last. I'm talking about second generation Vado (2022 - Present).I had a 2017 Vado 5.0 bought in 2019, if that matters. Not the latest one.
Now, what remained from the original e-bike is the original battery, brakes, cranks, and the derailleur/shifter. All the rest was replaced by Specialized according to the warranty/lifetime frame warranty or by myself. Go figure (What I have now is technically a 2020 Vado 6.0).
I think there were significant improvements to the new motors. One of indication is the new motor are louder than the older generation ones. I think Brose went for gears instead of the carbon drive belt.Right, so no one knows how long the latest Vado generation motors will last. I'm talking about second generation Vado (2022 - Present).
Any idea how much it costs on average to replace or service the Vado motor?I think there were significant improvements to the new motors. One of indication is the new motor are louder than the older generation ones. I think Brose went for gears instead of the carbon drive belt.