Just today I have become the owner of a Trek Valencia + with the bionx kit, and I have been reading to find some information about repairing it. I am also trying to find information specific to this year and model as it seems they came with different batteries and other hardware over the period they were made (I2c vs. Can Bus, if that makes sense?).
The bike came to me without a key and a charger. The battery is very low (but not totally dead) ,and has probably sat for a year and a half according to the previous owner. I did get it to power up for about 5 minutes and was able to get the regenerative function to work, and the taillight to light up. No battery bars.
So, I was hoping you could tell me:
1) What would I do to try to revive the battery? I gather that just recharging it to full might not be a good idea...
2) Where could I buy a charger (I am not even certain of the voltage for this battery)? The controller is the I2c version from Bionx.
3) I thought I read that there is a member here or elsewhere who will rebuild these batteries or knows how to do so. Is that so? If so, could you tell me a bit about that.
I am sure some of these answers can be had, at least partially, by searching, but I thought a few of you might know some things specific to this model...
Any info/ direction/ help would really be appreciated. I can post pictures of what I have (especially the battery) if that would help determine the battery model/ voltage, etc.