Hello, i am new to this forum, but i've been reading it for a week or so now and am extremely interested in modifying my xp700 which i should be recieving any day now.
Got the $149 "Scratch and Dent" version from x-treme scooters.
My objectives include:
- 30mph MAX speed (in compliance with moped regulations for ca)
- 10 mile range
- head, tail, and turn signal lights.
- Will obtain moped license for it.
Planned specs (may change):
- 3 x 12v 22ah sealed lead acid (36v 22ah pack).
- Scott 24v, 1hp(continuous) Spec sheet, see 1st scott motor. Black in color.
Picture of motor: http://www.beepscom.com/product_p/mo-sc-1-24.htm
- 36v 100amp peak controller (still don't know what to use)
- Good acceleration and torque when needed
- Easy 30mph MAX cruise speed (1-2hp continuous. 3.5 hp peak and short period burst)
- I have read up on quite a bit of the CA dmv code and it seems like this bike will meet all the requirements. I Also used to drive a small home built electric mini bike using the same proposed motor, which was licensed using the 1 time buy special moped plates. (i am still not sure if i will be able to pull this off, i think it will all depend on the description and articulation of the bike when i am pulled over by the local sheriff's dept. Which i am used to because it happened to me on my father's etek electric motorcycle which he built using a chinese gas motorcycle 125cc dirt bike frame, which are not legal in ca.)
Reasons i chose the xp700:
- the "Scratch and dent" option looked like an awesome deal and seeing as how it may have scratches or broken plastic that for the most part i won't be using on the bike anyway seemed like a good trade off for the $149 price tag
- Comes with everything on it needed to add head light, tail light, and signal blinkers and obtain a moped license for it (maybe)
- Seems like a better performance option when compared to the PR200 becuase of the stock 36v battery pack, controller, and 700 watt motor.
- Front AND Rear disc brakes made this very appealing.
Background skills for mods:
- I can gas weld my own battery boxes, brackets, etc.
- I have access to a fully climate controlled down draft automotive paint booth.
- I will have help from mainly my father who is a mechanical engineer and has extensive background in working with and building ev's. (when he's not working on his own ev's)
- Friends with the owner of a local electric only scooter/bicycle/small ev store.
- Achieve proposed planned use.
- 30+ (high gearing?)
Part 1 plans:
- Adding small head light, tail light, and turn signals.
- Hopping up controller with the 36v 100amp controller (doing this will essentially make the stock batteries the most limiting factor in power)
A couple questions for you guys:
What do you think about the whole licensing as a moped thing?
Suggestions for a good 36v 100amp peak controller?
Overall thoughts, comments, and insight appreciated!