Vinceherman & Maurtis, thank you both for your replies. So I am now more informed as to the weight limits. I also guess that the MFG's have to put some form of lb rating on their bikes/scooter in order to limit being sued due to failure/user abuse.
I kind of wonder what kind of performance gains or loss a person gets by being 50 lbs over or under the MFG specs?
I know that since I have added a 2nd battery in parallel in the rear basket, the rear of the bike is much heavier. But from reading my iPhone speed/GPS app, I don't really see a difference in top speed. I may notice a slight difference in acceleration (5% loss) but the benefits of having 24v 24Ah on board surely out weigh the 5% loss of acceleration.
Next, I will have to take the scooter out for a good ride WITH the bike/dog trailer to see how that responds and reacts. The trailer weighs 25 lbs and my dog is 15 lbs, and should I get groceries, maybe another 10-20 lbs. Should be interesting to see how this whole thing goes...?
I can see that this whole scooter thing gets addictive, I have a "Need for more Speed"... Hmmmm, do I over-volt to 36 or 48 volts.... I guess that would entail a 36-48v controller, and ...?
Or do I go for a major upgrade, Lipo batteries, brushless motor, dc motor controller, and plus plus plus ...
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