My new Electric E-Bike (Scooter)
I hope I am posting in the correct area! I have recently purchased this E-Bike;
It can go the maximum lawful speed of 32KM/H for up to 60KM per charge. It uses 48V battery pack (4X 12V 20A SLAs) in a plastic case to make it easier to remove the battery pack for charging inside if you cannot charge outside. The battery assembly locks into the scooter via to keylocks. It has a geared rear wheel hub motor that has a high/low gear switch on the right handle grip right below the motor kill switch. I use the low gear to crawl up steep hills without draining the battery pack too much. I am able to climb hills that even the Local Transit buses have a hard time climbing. This scooter can cut through wind fairly easy without too much slow down as well. I have added a GPS Receiver to it to help with navigation as well. I like this electric scooter, it has completely replaced my bicycle for my primary transportation. Any thought, suggestions and comments are welcome.
Congratulations on your new ride -- it looks great!
That's a great looking bike! How fast in MPH and how many MILES before a charge? It looks and sound similar to the bike I just ordered, X-treme XB600, which I'll be receiving on Wednesday. You may want to look at some posts in the XB-600 area...especially if you're interested in mods for the bike.
Did your bike come assembled? How bad was your slow down on hills(in mph)? The bike I just purchased slows down drastically on the hills and it's top speed is 20mph. However, we'll be doing some mods eventually to perk it up.
Keep us posted and welcome!
= Installed the Air Horns, Compressor and Relay under the headlight fairing. Man those are loud, now CAGE drivers do take notice of me.
Think its called a car, might be different in Canada I guess. Have not been there for a while.
Why do they not take notice of you? I have no problems over here on our tiny congested island in over 15 years of riding.
In Canada we call cars CAGES because the driver is surrounded by protective metal, plastic and glass.
Applying the term 'cage' to autos is pretty universal among motorcycle riders, in the US as well as Canada.
And I approve of the big horns. I've got a Stebel Nautilus compact air horn in my gas scooter, but I don't think I can mount it in the electric one due to the 18 amp draw. My DC/DC converter would not survive a single blast of the horn. :(
I am wondering if this is the same E-bike here: http://www.zeroemotors.com/default/Metro.html . It looks like they import them from overseas as do many other US retailers.
Nice graphics additions on yours Ken. I also like the Ipod setup. I installed an actual stereo on my XB 700Li. You can see it here; http://visforvoltage.org/forum/5197-xb-700-li-mods.
Keep up the good work and Happy safe scooting. Scott in Oregon.
Ken in a post you had made some time back you mentioned a hi/low switch. How do you tell if you are in hi or low? I have a Gio but unless moving I have no way of knowing for sure where I am at.
Hi Ken, Great bike! I have a Scooterteq (veloteq) 500z. I got it used and can't seem to find ANY info online regarding it. I have no idea how much a replacement battery costs or even where I could get one. I'm really loving it, no problems with it so far. Great on hills! I read the part about you hooking a bike trailer up for the kiddies which got me wondering, would it be legal for me to attach a child bike carrier to the bike rack on the back, (as long as it is the type that attaches to a bike rack) so I could take my two year old around? I'm near Toronto so it would be the same rules as you. I can't find any info on that either? Cheers!
Hmmmm ok thanks for the great input. I wonder if she said you were endangering your kids because of it being a trailer and lower to the ground?No worse than on a bicycle so it seems silly to me. Eitherway, I think I'll only use the carrier for a trip down the country road to the park. You can drive for 10 minutes and not see a car so it should be ok for that. I live in a military town and the military police pull EVERYONE over for no reason. They say there checking for seatbelts but there checking for anything and everything. Best not rock thier boat ;) Happy scootering!
nice bike ken i am here in windsor and have mine from volt canada its in the picture...havent been pulled over yet but almost got hit twice by people staring at me at the same time they were turning thier cars in my direction...wierd..happy riding..eh