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    The clicking is probably the relay in the controller. Just sounds like the actuator isn't getting a connection. Check the plug to make sure one of the contacts isn't loose or pushed in to the housing. It plugs in to the bottom left two terminals on the controller. It's possible to plug it into the wrong place. If that doesn't work you can test to see if the actuator is working by unplugging it and giving it direct voltage(positive and negative). A 9 volt battery will work.

  2. #482
    Quote Originally Posted by pattherat View Post
    The short wheelbase on your Kuschall will make it harder for the front wheels to bump up over obstacles. Center of gravity also plays a part. The clamping mechanism on the ZX1 is designed for a 1 1/4" camber tube. It should clamp firmly but still allow the camber tube to rotate inside the clamping. It's possible that your Kuschall has a smaller, possibly 1 1/8" cambertube causing it to shift laterally too easily. Spinergy may have a thicker carbon fiber bushing to help with that. I've never felt the need for shaft collars although they may help but if you aren't centered and the clamp clamps down on one you may damage something like the actuator. If your armrests are adjusted correctly, they will guide you in centered. I line mine up directly over my manual wheels.

    On number 4, the ZX1s armrest act as an anti-tip to keep your manual chair from tipping too far back when in a "wheelie". So if they are set too close(front to back) to your backrest, your front wheels won't be able to "lift up" over obstacles. Set them so they are about 2 3/4" behind the backrest when your chair is connected and rear wheels are just slightly above the ground.

    Knobby tires are a bit bumpy and noisy indoors. I use these http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/3...ead-kenda.html They are quiet and feel like a pnuematic and have good tread. They're are twice as much as a gray foam filled which will work as good but I prefer black. Dealing with air filled drive wheels are a PITA. If they are too low your clamp won't line up correctly with your cambertube and you won't get as much clearance when raising the rear manual wheels when going ove an obstacle. Not to mention the possibilty of getting stuck with a flat.

    I've never felt the need to switch to lithiums. I use only VMAX batteries. https://www.vmaxtanks.com/ . I have however added two 6ah batteries in addition to the two 15ah batteries giving me a total of 21ahs. I use it everyday, all day and never have a range problem. Charge them every night or once a week if you are not using it daily and they will last a year.

    Another thing to consider is the front airshock. Either make sure it has the proper psi for your weight or better yet set it to "lock out" like I do. It really doesn't absorb any shock.

    Also that front caster on the ZX1 was designed to minimize the armrest "dive" that Robotnik mentioned. It really isn't that effective and can be removed completely, as I have done, including the fork.
    Swap it with the back fork like Robotnik says.

    Another important thing that Robotnik has done is removing those "stop bolts" that limit the range that the "swing arm" can raise your chair. They are a bad idea for a few reasons and will cause the actuator to fail prematurely.

    Pat, how did you hook up the extra 2 6ah batteries and did you just lay them on top of the controller box? does the hood still fit over the batteries?

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    Pat, any idea for a resetting device/solution "on-the-go" ?
    Something easier than plugging the beast, when you don't have the charger nor the plug ?
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  4. #484
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Pat, how did you hook up the extra 2 6ah batteries and did you just lay them on top of the controller box? does the hood still fit over the batteries?
    They sit behind each battery and wired in parallel with the battery in front of it. They sit on 1" foam strips on top of the motors and are velcro strapped to the battery in front of it. Yes you do have to cut off the front lip of the "hood" /cover. It's sits back about 3/4 further. I think it looks better like that though.
    I don't know an easy way to post a pic but I'll email it to you.

  5. #485
    Quote Originally Posted by robotnik View Post
    Pat, any idea for a resetting device/solution "on-the-go" ?
    Something easier than plugging the beast, when you don't have the charger nor the plug ?
    I have an auxiliary battery in the back of my jeep with a 150W inverter and plug an extra charger into that. It seams to work well but I've only had the need to use it a few times. No real testing on how long it takes to charge the batteries to a specific level.

    I think an inexpensive set up is to get a small inverter like this: https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-CPI-150.../dp/B000F6NULK that plugs into your cigarette lighter(if you have one) and a second charger like this: https://www.vmaxtanks.com/BC2403XM-2...er-_p_136.html

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    My axle kit arrived today from Ti
    Sunday I'll work on this jalopy and see how it goes with a chair that fits me as well as the axle holder!
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