I plan on purchasing a scooter in hawaii that has a a 48V 12AH system currently with a 550W motor, i would prefer something that would go faster and for longer electrically but we all have budgets. I have a deal on a 48v 1000W motor and controller, coupled with purchasing Li-ion battery package. The motor and controller being about $150 and the li-ion battery pack being around $500.
Question: Is it worth it to upgrade the scoot myself? And is this a reasonably feasible thing for a novice to do? The original scoot has a hub motor and this replacement motor would be a hub motor as well.