When I first saw a Stealth 1000 I was blown away by the disc brake on the back and the direct drive.
A month later I bought one for myself.
I have to confess I was expecting more out of it. Although I was pleasantly surprised at how much better it climbs hills compared to most scooters I thought it would be faster.
I've had 24V scooters that I've ran at 36V that outperformed the Stealth.
Anyway, 9 months after purchase the direct drive starts making the dreaded thunk-thunk-thunk sound. I called Currie asking if there was someway to service it and they said no.
A week later the Stealth was toast. Had to push it home.
Called Currie and they said it would be a $250 part to fix it. So I just bought another Stealth.
This time it was the 2007 Stealth and it featured disc brakes on back AND front. Nice.
However, the 2007 Stealth is slower than the 2006. I thought the brakes must be binding. I checked and that's not the case. This really sucks because my new Stealth isn't any faster than a 24V Citybug although it climbs hills much better than a Citybug.
I called Currie and they said they've heard of this before but couldn't offer any fixes or any explanations. (Not surprising. Their support people are obviously just script readers.)
Anyone here experience the same?
Do I have to run my new Stealth at 48V to not be embarassed by it's slowness?
Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated.