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By maurtis
#14256
How rare and exciting a 36V e300! LOL. A while back we picked up three e300 scoots for free, all with dead batteries and no charger. Fixed and flipped the first one for $60 profit, and rolled that into fixing the second one for a friend (this build). The third will become a powered skateboard for my son, that is the next project.

Anyways, a friend of ours expressed an interest in one of the scooters. She is 100 lbs soaking wet and an adrenaline junkie, so I chose to stick with the stock gearing for top speed and go with 36V.

I chose to raise the deck to stand up 3 12V 8AH batteries instead of lowering the battery tray. It was definitely easier, but I think were I to do it again I would take the harder route and lower the tray, I think that looks cleaner. But, this build only took 4 hours, so pretty easy.

The original plan was to make some full circumference wood risers, but I went the lazy route, LOL. I needed 1.25" of rise, and since I could get 1.5" from sections of 2x4, I went there. I bolted the 2x4 risers using the bolt holes for the bar that held the batteries down and wrapped them in black duck tape just in case they could be seen. It turns out that was only necessary on the rear riser.
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This obviously left a pretty big gap...
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So I found some extra garage door weatherstrip to fill the gap!
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Not perfect, but easy.

This model had the on/off throttle. Since I was planning on upgrading the controller on our MX500 anyway, I used the 36V throttle and controller on this scoot. Since the controller is larger than the stock one, I had to stand it up. By trimming the "ribs" in the tray and cutting off the mounting tabs, it just fit. It is held down with industrial grade velcro.
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Next up, put the batteries in, and wire everything up. The only hitch was wiring into the fuse and on/off switch since it was a little different than the MX500, but easy enough. Added some extra padding to fill the small gap between the top of the batteries and the deck.
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By maurtis
#14257
Buttoned her up and went for a test ride. As expected, torque was just like stock and hit 20 MPH (an 21 on a slight downhill). Definitely not the cleanest of builds, but quick and easy. And if she complains I can always easily make it cleaner.

For the charger, I just took the inline 3 prong from a dead 24V charger and spliced it into an extra 36V charger that had an XLR plug.
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Spent $9 on longer bolts, so overall it was $4 out of pocket for the build! I will get some video when I deliver the scooter to the new owner :D
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By maurtis
#14263
Yup, cheap and quick.
By Saintmythi
#14272
any razor here is cheap and all over the place in CO. tons of people are posting on craigslist finding scooters so i switched to bikes. only a few Schwinn bikes but tons of china scooters. sun-l, fancy. resale sucks so i just collect till everyone breaks theirs on hills.
By robnewyork
#14274
i have a hard time finding the 4 wheel razor models , also the dirtbikes for reasonable prices, guy agreed to 60 for an mx500 yesterday, but couldnt meet up so we will see.
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By maurtis
#14291
Good luck on the MX500, $60 for a rolling chassis is a good deal. People around here usually ask $150 - $200 even with dead batteries and flat tires. We picked up ours for $80 with actual working (but weak) batteries. We lucked out since she was in the middle of BFE and no one wanted to drive out there. And since a buddy of mine lived pretty close to her, I just had him pick it up :D

There used to be one guy who trolled Craigslist and was buying up the cheap fixers to flip, but he was pricing them way too high and I think he eventually gave up.

I have found that in our area (I post on the Austin and San Marcos Craigslist and local Facebook sale pages) that I can usually sell a good running scooter with good or new batteries and chargers for the following:

e100 - $50
e300 - $80
Pocket Mod - $95
MX350 - $95
Razor Quad - $125
Nicer model Schwinn/Mongoose/GT/eZip - $100

Missing a charger is -$10. I will not even try to sell something that needs batteries or is in bad running shape. If it leaves my garage, it will either be safe for someone's kid to use or I keep it for parts.

At those prices, they tend to go in a day or two. Anything higher and they take a week or more. So not a lot of profit in them around here, so unless I can get them for super cheap or free, I pass. And of course, I keep the good stuff for us to use :lol:
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By maurtis
#14292
Speaking of e300s, the plan was to turn the last one we have into a powered skateboard. I got to thinking about it a bit more and remembered that I still have the spare 250W Dune Buggy motor and a 48V 30A controller. I am thinking the board might have to go dual motor at 48V and a 65T or 80T rear sprocket...
By robnewyork
#14317
Now ur thinking ! The fixed scoots fetch more here but I still have to land them crazy cheap to be worth it.like 20 bux .
By mrjunkie
#14424
star fish u just gimmie a good idea for a 2 wheel electric skatebrd from a e100 maybe get 2 weld together rear wheels 48v contrlr stand some extra batts keep a handheld remote on a cable attached to the board..
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By maurtis
#15381
Things have been pretty hectic around here, so not much progress on the power board. I did pick up a nearly new mountainboard off Craigslist for $40, so I am going to graft that onto the e300 instead of a regular skateboard.

As far as welding two e100s together, do you mean side by side? That would make turning difficult since single track wheels can lean and skateboard trucks can lean/swivel.
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By zen_racer
#15384
maurtis wrote:I have found that in our area (I post on the Austin and San Marcos Craigslist and local Facebook sale pages) that I can usually sell a good running scooter with good or new batteries and chargers for the following:

e100 - $50
e300 - $80
Pocket Mod - $95
MX350 - $95
Razor Quad - $125
Nicer model Schwinn/Mongoose/GT/eZip - $100
around here you wouldnt have the MX or Quad on hand long at those prices. toys for the dunes and dirt are in demand but the scooters...not so much :)
By mrjunkie
#15388
I did pick up a nearly new mountainboard off Craigslist for $40, so I am going to graft that onto the e300 instead of a regular skateboard.
ye thats more what i had in mind

As far as welding two e100s together, do you mean side by side? That would make turning difficult since single track wheels can lean and skateboard trucks can lean/swivel.

not sure maybe c how both could work i guess similiar to the mountain board idea like this
http://hacknmod.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... nboard.jpg

or even 1 wheel ver.
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By maurtis
#15390
Ah, if you are talking about using a mountainboard along with the mountainboard rear trucks, a set of Razor e200 rear wheels might work better. They are already 8" pneumatics with sprockets. It should make for a pretty easy conversion. Using only a single wheel/motor would be even easier.

That gets me to thinking, I may ditch my idea of grafting the e300 to the board and just use the board alone. Mount the batteries on top of the board in the middle between the foot straps, make a little housing for them to look cleanish... Mount the sprockets on the outside of the wheels so I do not have clearance issues and make mounting the motors easier.

We will see how things line up. Not as easy as just grafting the e300 to the board, but definitely cleaner.
By robnewyork
#15393
very cool, i always thought of 4 e300 butt ends on a go kart, 4 controllers 8 batteries, mad torque and 4 huge rear wheels.
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By maurtis
#15415
mrjunkie wrote:http://hacknmod.com/hack/the-motorized- ... ain-board/

they got the idea
Ah, I see what you are saying now, use two e200 scoots and weld them end to end, not side to side. That makes more sense.

I was picturing something like this guy's build for mine, but using the 250W Unites instead of RC motors. And move the trucks with the brakes to the front:

My build would not be as clean since I will be using bigger SLAs instead of lipo, two Razor controllers, and Unites, but cheaper for sure :lol: And if it works out well, I can always go lipo and bigger controllers later.
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By maurtis
#30123
The 36V E300 made it back into my garage. The batteries were dead. Turns out the charger is what actually died and then the batteries sat discharged for way too long...

Raising the deck was easy but every time I saw it at my friend's house it bothered me so I figured now was a good time to change it up. I decided to lay the batteries back down in the stock location and locate the third battery on the right side of the rear wheel. I was going to originally mount it on the hump above the wheel, but my friend uses that spot for one of her feet.

Since the controller I used was longer than the stock controller, I just punched a hole in the side of the tray and mounted an angle bracket to it for a little protection.

I still need to hot glue the external battery leads to help them from being accidentally knocked off, but I like the way it rides a lot better now. I am also going to add some cable wrap to the exposed battery wires.

To make the bracket I just used a 1/8" thick piece of angle iron and L brackets from Lowes pop riveted in. I considered cutting more angle iron and welding them to make the brackets, but decided to take the easy route, LOL. The bracket is mounted to the scooter using existing but unused holes and nylock nuts.
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