Specialized Como Motor and Battery Failure and Unsuccessful Repair

of course, that is well known. but you said d 2015 turbo-x was bad for some reason, without specifying. i'd thought they're all using Li-ons.
Yes they do. There comes the BMS and other electronics, and you say that the battery circuit does not work.
 
i'd thought they're all using Li-ons.
only recently did i notice some (chinese?) e-car was said to run with LiFePO4 batteries, looks like they upped d energy-density. i doubt we'll see this on ebikes though.

Yes they do. There comes the BMS and other electronics, and you say that the battery circuit does not work.
again, parts that they all use. i don't know about other brands/models, but according to specialised-agent, for my turbo-x d motherboard is no longer available :mad: hence my joining this forum, hoping some cracks are able to solve this. thanx to d motorcycle forum, we can fix EVERYTHING on those bikes :cool:
 
LiFePO4 batteries
Limited energy density, higher cost, slower charging speed, lower discharge rate, and limited temperature range :) Do a simple Google search.

gain, parts that they all use. i don't know about other brands/models, but according to specialised-agent, for my turbo-x d motherboard is no longer available :mad: hence my joining this forum, hoping some cracks are able to solve this. thanx to d motorcycle forum, we can fix EVERYTHING on those bikes :cool:
Specialized is not interested to maintain e-bikes designed 10 years ago. You can still buy a compatible battery. Basically, the electronics for all major e-bike brands is not serviceable, and it is the time you realise it :) Yes, you probably can fix everything on the motorcycles you are talking about.
 
Limited energy density, higher cost, slower charging speed, lower discharge rate, and limited temperature range :) Do a simple Google search.
done - there's 17 blocks in my basement already :)
Specialized is not interested to maintain e-bikes designed 10 years ago. You can still buy a compatible battery. Basically, the electronics for all major e-bike brands is not serviceable, and it is the time you realise it :)
i know, and it's sad. not even 7 years, wasn't already available last year!
should be illegal. whole world is talking about conserving resources, and then THIS :rolleyes:
Basically, the electronics for all major e-bike brands is not serviceable, and it is the time you realise it
well i haven't quite given up yet. after all, i only just got started ;)
 
The fact your Turbo-X was manufactured in 2015 does not mean that e-bike line was designed in 2015.
who cares when it was designed? it was sold 2015 and merely 7 years later parts are not available anymore. this needs to be changed, this does NOT benefit us users at all. specialised agent offered me a discount of 5% on a new bike. that costs half a car. ridiculous.
but i guess for somebody who buys 4 new bikes in a few years conserving resources is not really an issue :(
 
The original Specialized Turbo line was released in 2013, 10 years ago.

The last model of that line, Turbo-S was 2016.

Now, I do not know where you live but:

Have you ever wondered why electric cars had such a low resale value? Would you buy a 7 year old electric car?
 
Have you ever wondered why electric cars had such a low resale value? Would you buy a 7 year old electric car?
i wouldn't, those batteries exceed my DIY- capabilities :D ebike-batts are a different story: if d cells slowly use capacity due to usage, that's what it is. normal. but if a still good battery should be thrown out because of a possibly tiny, 1$-electronic-part fails, that's where we must start to rise up. it's really not that hard to replace a motherboard. it's d industry's problem if they produce such a big variety which becomes harder to keep a stock.
 
Have you ever wondered why electric cars had such a low resale value? Would you buy a 7 year old electric car?
Absolutely Stefan... unfortunately I have to agree :(
... but if a still good battery should be thrown out because of a possibly tiny, 1$-electronic-part fails
^ Great point, this is what's wrong with so many current products, not just e-bikes, I get your frustration 👍
 
I am sorry to report that it broke again. Seems to be the same problem. What do I do with a broken 3 year old Specialized Como ebike that cost almost $4,000? I guess I will sell it or give it away to someone who wants a project. If there are no takers, landfill? Such a waste! So disappointed in Specialized. 😭
 
I am sorry to report that it broke again. Seems to be the same problem. What do I do with a broken 3 year old Specialized Como ebike that cost almost $4,000? I guess I will sell it or give it away to someone who wants a project. If there are no takers, landfill? Such a waste! So disappointed in Specialized. 😭
Ebike Motor Repair in TN posted a video about the differences between the cheap belts and the quality belts. It's probably the unbelievably cheap10 dollar alibaba belt that failed.
 
Ebike Motor Repair in TN posted a video about the differences between the cheap belts and the quality belts. It's probably the unbelievably cheap10 dollar alibaba belt that failed.
That is the video that he used. raedy07 and Allan47.7339 you may be right, it may be the quality of the replacement belt. It was not carbon. It was from a shop in TX. Even so, the original belt lasted 3 1/2 yrs and the replacement belt only lasted a few months. Could there be something wrong with the motor that is causing excessive wear on the belt? Appreciate your thoughts!
 
Ebike Motor Repair in TN posted a video about the differences between the cheap belts and the quality belts. It's probably the unbelievably cheap10 dollar alibaba belt that failed.
The belt is likely a primary contributor to this motor being vastly quieter than other brands. I wouldn’t mind repairing it for cheap every few years to maintain that benefit.

That said I totally agree that this should be a cheap repair and it’s a huge waste to total a $4k e-bike with minimal use over a repairable motor. No doubt many of these will end up in landfills. The manufacturer needs to reevaluate their policies.
 
The belt is likely a primary contributor to this motor being vastly quieter than other brands. I wouldn’t mind repairing it for cheap every few years to maintain that benefit.

That said I totally agree that this should be a cheap repair and it’s a huge waste to total a $4k e-bike with minimal use over a repairable motor. No doubt many of these will end up in landfills. The manufacturer needs to reevaluate their policies.
The belt alone at OEM or better quality is closer to 100 USD than 10 USD. They didn't say they wouldn't fix it. They just said it wouldn't be free. Have you good luck with your car/truck getting fixed for free either in or out of warranty?

Search Youtube for "This is how much work it takes to service your eMTB" by Mapdec Cycle Works. Many people here service and maintain their own bikes but a lot of people just ride them until they quit working.
 
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The belt alone at OEM or better quality is closer to 100 USD than 10 USD. They didn't say they wouldn't fix it. They just said it wouldn't be free. Have you good luck with your car/truck getting fixed for free either in or out of warranty?

Search Youtube for "This is how much work it takes to service your eMTB" by Mapdec Cycle Works. Many people here service and maintain their own bikes but a lot of people just ride them until they quit working.
They wanted $1,600 to repair it! I would have gladly paid a reasonable price. After spending $4,000 on the bike 3 1/2 years ago, I will not pay $1,600 to repair it. Specialized has lost a customer. The repair should cost less than $500.
 
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