I have been reading this forum for a while and this particular post caught my attention because I am at the point now of trying to decide what to do with my cheap piece of crap plastic XB500. I bought it to get me through my license suspension and it did that quite well but now I need to go faster. Can I over amp my scooter and go faster? I haven't tried that yet but a friend suggested I try it before I spend a lot of money on a new motor and corresponding new pieces of drive train to go with it. Any thoughts?
I am contemplating putting an EVT 1500 watt motor on and new controller, etc., and any adjustments to the frame to make it work. I want to get away from the "motor scooter" look of this thing (I have removed all the plastic and I like the look) and keep the peddles to look like an electronic assisted bike. (even if I technically go faster than 20 on a level).
My friend and a number of other guys in my area are all riding custom built scooters with eteks and I don't need to go as fast as that (50 or more) but an hour to go 10 miles is excruciatingly slow. I know that ultimately I will need the bigger motor to satisfy my need for speed but perhaps a new controller would give me some temporary relief?
Sorry to be so long winded but I have been lurking her for a while and I have saving it up I guess.