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Postby bcblair » 11 Aug 2014, 08:23

I'm Blair, I'm 57 years old and live in Georgia USA. I am 5'7" and weigh about 325 pounds. I have several issues such as Arthritis, and other joint and muscle issues. I was forced out of my job in 2001 and have tried to consult since. My loyal client sold out in 2005 and I scrambled to replace them and did OK till 2009. I then had blood clots on my lungs and have been on blood thinners since. The hospital recommended and applied for expedited disability to pay for a nursing home, but 5 years later I am still waiting on that help. I noticed I hadn't done any activities(Concerts, sporting events, traveling, shopping) in 10 years, because I couldn't stand more than 2 minutes or my muscles would cramp up and put me on the ground. So I got a Pride Jazzy 600 xl Power Chair and a Bruno 670 lift. The chair broke down and I can't afford to let others fix it, so I bought a rough used Pride 1120-2000. I have a small amount of money left and have my final appeal coming up soon, supposedly. I hate the 1120-200 and want to fix the Jazzy 600 xl. It had a motor just stop. I fiddled around and got it going , but the next day it stopped again, then again. I took it to the local dealer and he said it was either the controller or the motor and either one was too expensive($1000) to fix and he sold me the 1120-2000 for $500 US. I'll post the info on parts below, just let me know if I need to post that on a different board. Sorry the pics are so big, let me know, if I need to reduce them.

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Postby Burgerman » 11 Aug 2014, 12:31

I took it to the local dealer and he said it was either the controller or the motor and either one was too expensive($1000) to fix and he sold me the 1120-2000 for $500 US. I'll post the info on parts below, just let me know if I need to post that on a different board. Sorry the pics are so big, let me know, if I need to reduce them.


Another clueless idiot or intentional fraud that either hasnt a damned clue how to diagnose a problem or just wants to sell a chair. Trust me this is the normal state of affairs...

This is the wrong forum though. Post this again in the correct forum (Everything Powerchair) and start a new thread and you will likely get some help diagnosing it. But its pretty hard if you dont have a chair in front of you.
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Postby bcblair » 12 Aug 2014, 02:55

Burgerman wrote:
I took it to the local dealer and he said it was either the controller or the motor and either one was too expensive($1000) to fix and he sold me the 1120-2000 for $500 US. I'll post the info on parts below, just let me know if I need to post that on a different board. Sorry the pics are so big, let me know, if I need to reduce them.


Another clueless idiot or intentional fraud that either hasnt a damned clue how to diagnose a problem or just wants to sell a chair. Trust me this is the normal state of affairs...

This is the wrong forum though. Post this again in the correct forum (Everything Powerchair) and start a new thread and you will likely get some help diagnosing it. But its pretty hard if you dont have a chair in front of you.

I saw where it goes, after it was already here. I will Split it and put part in the intro and part in Everything Powerchair.
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Postby bitgit » 02 Jun 2015, 16:03

Hi John,

Great site, and great work - too many items and articles of use here to mention individually. Total admiration for what you've done with your BM2 and now BM3. Not sure over how many years I've visited here and always found it worthwhile. Finally, plunge taken and signed up ...

...chiefly cos I have questions maybe someone can help with (apologies if it's a stupid question or I'm asking it in the wrong forum but ...)

Has anyone managed to identify (& source) the 4 pin "molex like" connectors used for the P&G VR2 bus connections?

In particular, I just want to lash up a breakout-box to monitor the signals between joystick module and the power controller

~Steve
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Postby Burgerman » 02 Jun 2015, 16:40

You will likely get more answers to that if you start a thread here:

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Postby poppyblew » 03 Jun 2015, 20:09

Hi. My name is Chris and I live in Somerset, UK. I am 63 and like a previous poster, had polio as a child which left me with a limp and scoliosis. I now have post polio syndrome so have deteriorated in the past 14 years both physically and with respiratory issues. I have used a manual chair which some poor person, usually my partner, had to push as I'm unable to self propel. To save his back, I bought a Pride LX11 about 4 years ago which gets used as necessary. Due to being able to walk around the house, I had to self fund as NHS would only supply a manual.

I do not understand any of the tech talk on here but it's good to have somewhere to come for advice and read the chatty stuff.
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Postby Vitolds » 26 Jul 2015, 01:29

Burgerman wrote:.... V8 powered cars............

That's wonderful!
I realized, why I like your forum.

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Postby Burgerman » 26 Jul 2015, 09:53

You should read my 20 year old site!

http://www.nitrous.info Your car needs this.
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Postby Vitolds » 26 Jul 2015, 12:45

it's fine.
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Postby Burgerman » 26 Jul 2015, 12:48

Maybe. But all big V8s work great with nitrous. Extra 200bhp for eg.
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Postby rshiverd » 23 Nov 2015, 02:29

Greetings....... I find your site very interesting and informative. I am new to this restricted mobility thing as only since April has my illness ( MS, radiation necrosis, ??? )
has put me in a power chair. As a life long motorhead I see lots of areas for improvement in mobility chairs. I like what you made and your observations on vehicles, chairs and etc. I am a 59 yr old male who resides in Dayton Ohio USA. I retired from our police department in 2-11 after 29 years. My big interests over the years has been hunting,shooting,motorcycles,jeeps ,race cars,horses, tractors,bows ,dogs and kayak paddling. Since needing a chair I have been annoyed several times by getting stuck walking the dog or at the range. My property and mental peace is suffering as I can't even get to most of it because of the terrain. I am now at the point to tackle this chair issue. House and van issues had to be first. I would be interested in conversing with most over most issues , though be aware that I am not a daily internet guy ( it might be a few days before I fire the computer up). Sorry for the size of this post. Thank you for taking the time to make and maintain your site......Rick
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Postby Dogsbody » 07 Dec 2016, 03:55

Hi Burgerman and all who come after to say Hello.

I'm Matt, a 39 year old partner and general dogsbody To an amazing lady who uses a Salsa M2 for mobility due to EDS and an L3 lesion.

I've been reading your site since she started using her powerchair and have found it to be informative, get me thinking and planning, and the projects I have followed to a greater or lesser success... (USB power from the charging port was successful for about 48 hours, after 3 adaptors that were rated for 24v I gave in... and found a more solid and permanent solution! that ironically allows a coffee to be made on the go too, but I digress).

Not physically disabled myself, but have experience in certain areas, I met my girlfriend as I was teaching adaptive skiing, I taught her to monoski and she fell many times, one time for me. I fell just the once, not physically..

Just wanted to say hello in your shout out thread.

Based near to Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire (what, did I hear you think Humberside?)

I have a few ideas and a few questions that I will pursue another time...

By the way the site is appreciated and please keep it going if you can find the time from everyone on this forum!
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Postby Burgerman » 24 Apr 2017, 13:35

Thanks, I will...
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Postby Cal-123 » 10 Nov 2017, 16:26

Hi John,

This is Cal-123 (Adrian), and thank you for re-setting my lost password. I'm in now so I may post!

Those notices that must have been auto-generated by your board "phpBB ©", was what was not letting me use the auto-generated new password. But whatever...thank you much, as I wanted to ask a questing in the forums to gain some info and assistance from you and other members.

Thanks again,

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