Heavyman wrote:A lot of people are posting looking for help on speeding up their scooter, I would like that too, but how do I do that considering I weigh 230lb. Right now my stock scooter barely moves with me on it. What's the best way to boost the speed and the power so that I can ride on gentle hills while I commute to work (about 2 miles)?
I currently weigh in at 230lbs. How you do your mod can depend on what type of terrain that your riding on. I'll use my modded E300 as an example. Here's the specs:
1000w 36v Unite motor
3 x 12v 10ah SLA's
Now, I spend my summers in Montreal my winters in central Florida, (I was born in California and winters in Quebec REALLY SUCK!! -40 anyone!
). In Florida it's nice and flat, so I use a 11/55 gear ratio. I can go about 7 miles total without recharging, (depending on battery age/recharge cycles). Montreal has a lot of hills and step streets, so I use a 11/80 gear ratio. This ratio takes me straight up hills, but
it will cut my battery life in half, i.e. I can only travel about 3 = 4 miles before my batteries die.
My suggestion to you would be to go with the same setup and then choose your gearing based on the terrain in your area.
BTW, remember, twisting the throttle hard at a stop is the same thing as hitting the gas hard at a stop. It will drain your batteries faster than a smooth start. I personally like to kick off from a stop, it seems to make my batteries last longer.
I hope this helps.
I forgot to mention that the 800w 36v motor is a better buy:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-800W-36V-el ... Sw241Yl91b
$70.00 USD for 800w, 1000w goes for 120.00.
Or if you aren't to attached to your life and limbs, you could ask robnewyork what motor he would go with!