Hey everybody....I'm kinda new to the forum, but over the past week I've been reading your posts. I got a used xb-500 for 40$ from a garage sale, and at first I had no idea these things were that popular.
It does have some problems, though. It is missing the charger, but I understand it has 4 12-volt batteries, so I will look for a 12V charger or a 48V, or I'll try and order the original one from the company. It is also missing the rear view mirrors and the carpet thing, but that is it. The guys that sold it to me had no idea what was wrong with it but it didn't take me long to find out - apparently the rear axle had twisted and broken the wires to the motor. Also, the steering was off-centre but I fixed that no problem.
I tried to reattach the wires from what was sticking out, and I did, but there was too little to work with and they did not make good contact. Now, I am in the process of opening up the motor to reattach new wiring, and I took the rear wheel off and everything, but there's 3 of those small screws which JUST WON'T UNSCREW! I'm trying my best to fix that, and when I do, I'm pretty sure the scooter will be just like new.
I do have a question though - do the batteries recharge if you pedal it like a bicycle??...on some website it said they do.
I hope I'll be able to open the motor and fix it...I really want to ride it. There's some power in the battery still (like halfway) and the lights and everything work perfect :)
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