Captain Morgan slide

  • So I’ve been holding off on sending in my XR. A few weeks ago my battery wouldn’t read anything but 100%. Depleted it completely and recharged for 24 hours. Intermittently fixed it. The other day I was riding home and about 50% battery when I got the warning that I had 50% left, seconds later it said it was time to give it some juice and Captain Morgan’d me. I’ve read that you can turn the board off and put it on a less delirium setting and ride slowly home. I wasn’t far so I decided to give it a go. Got a little ways before Captain Morgan came a calling. Third times a charm..... trying to ride out the Morgan the nose got higher and higher going about 1-2mph when the tail started dragging that’s when the unexpected happened. It started speeding up and it couldn’t tilt back any more as the v3’s float plate was wiping itself onto the asphalt. I tried lifting my heal but even as I was dragging the tail I was going faster than 1mph. As it reached about 6 it got really squirrelly and I wasn’t about to eat shit so I jumped ship. The board turned onto its side before finally stoping. Moral of the story.... don’t try to ride out the Captain Morgan or hell take you on a ride you don’t want to go on.

  • @tomfoolery
    Bummer on the battery charge state issue. Yeah the Low Battery Captain Morgan (LBCM) is a squirrelly thing to ride. Keep us updated on what you find out on the battery/ BMS from FM.

  • Sounds like my board is having similar battery issues to yours. One day it died at 34% then the next day at 24. Then I did the old full drain in sequoia mode and charged for 2 days. It fixed it... for a while. Then every few charges I’d have to do the full drain and long charge again. Now that doesn’t even fix it. Died on me the other day at 48%. I sent diagnostics as soon as it happened- that’s what fm told me to do... and they said send it in. My board has 1300 miles on it... and I ride hard... and I’m about 240 pounds. So I guess needing a little service at this point is acceptable. She’s boxed up and ready to send. I’ll let you guys know what they say and how much they charge me.

  • Me too. I think am seeing low voltage at 50% charge, captain Morgan at 35%.

    Drained it, charged it, carried it half way home today. Had issues starting today starting with motor pulsing at 54%, and was captain M within 1/4 mile.

    New XR, 1month old/333 miles. I think these batteries are supposed to be good for about 8 years, but mine seems to be failing at 3-4 weeks.