what is the seat height on the xb 700

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what is the seat height on the xb 700

could somone please give me the seat height on the xb 700. i live in florida and have a suspended license. florida requires that the seat is no more than 26 inches from the ground.sounds pretty low but i hope the 700 is because i think thats what i waunt.

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Re: what is the seat height on the xb 700

Hey there erice1224,

First off, I think you are reading the LAW incorrectly....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_bicycle_laws#Florida
I read this to say that the Seat CAN NOT be lower than 25 inches... think about it, what bicycle has a seat lower than 26 inches off the ground????? And in this case, a "scooter" is considered to be the skateboard style with the handlebars for children.

I dont know the exact height of the seat, but the wheels are 16" so judging by the picture i would estimate the seat to be about 28-30 inches high.

I am in the same position as your are. I live in Central florida and also have a suspended license. My xb-600 will be arriving on 3/31/09. Both the xb-600 and 700Li are perfectly legal to ride in FL. as long as you have the pedals on etc. both of these Xb's are classified as ebikes. Meaning you do NOT need to title or register it, and you do NOT need a license to operate it. Just drive on the road as you would otherwise, albeit a LOT slower.

I chose the xb-600 for its better ability to modify it. It as about $700 less than the 700Li and with adding a 5th battery and/or performing the "shunt mod" to it you can get increased performance and distance from it for much less than the 700Li. I ordered mine from www.MonsterMotorScooter.com and if you want all the info etc. after i get it on tuesday i would be happy to post it for you.

ALSO, I feel that you will have less a chance of having problems with cops using the xb-600 than the 700Li.
The 700Li is a larger ebike and looks MUCH more like a 150cc motor scooter. I bet you would be pulled over twice as much by cops for not having a tag on the back of it... Just my humble experience and opinion.
My neighbor is a cop, and him and his buddies are all under the impression that any moped under 50cc can be driven without a license. This however is incorrect. Any gas powered scooter etc. MUST be titled registered/tag and needs a valid license to operate.

Trust me though, I have done ALL the research into transportation in Florida with a suspended license.
Other than buses etc. an ebike is the ONLY way to go legally. If you want to slightly push the envelope, an xb-600 with the shunt mod is prolly the best way to go unless u NEED a long range. In which case you may need the 700Li. I personally will be modding my xb-600 to 60V and using the "shunt mod" to improve performance and range. I am approximating around a 25mph top speed (yes i know that technically makes it illegal) with a top range of about 35-40 miles on 1 charge. the shunt mod is mostly for going up hills and better acceleration from stop lights etc.

David

Dave ; Tennessee
XB-600.

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Re: what is the seat height on the xb 700

now that i really think about it the law has to be for scooters not bikes.it is talking about regular bikes too, not just e bikes. if it really meant it for bikes, only like 1 in 10000 bikes would actually be classified as bikes.never thought of it like that.ive been doing quite a bit of research as well trying to be carefull because habitual offender now.and yes i did choose the mainly on needed range.thanks 4 the response and i believe u are correct

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Re: what is the seat height on the xb 700

when i say scooter i mean those skateboards with handlebars

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Re: what is the seat height on the xb 700

Hi,
The asnwer to your question is 30 inches from the ground to the top of the diver's seat.
We specialize in selling lithium powered vehicles. We service and own the 700Li Bike. We live in small town in California. We have been driving the bike since August 2008. Liked the scooter so much that we became a dealer in our area. There are several 700li owners in our area and no a single one has been stopped by the cops. We know of a guy in San Diego that was stopped by one. It only took a few minutes of explaining the fact that it was a power assisted bike for cop to let the guy go without a ticket. This information was posted in a thread here in visforvoltage but we could not find it. We understand we do not have the same laws on both states. We have learned that if the cop finds something wrong or if he is having a bad day, he or she will give you a citation no matter what. We like to encourage all our customers to always wear a helmet and bright colored clothing even if is not required by your state laws. Please obey all traffic laws. We have had much success with the suspended license and DUI customers in our state. They love the bike.
We have over a thousand miles on our original bike. We have not had any problems since we got it. The bike is fast enough to get from point A to point B and slow enough not to get you in trouble. There are several ways to make the bike faster. We have found out the maximum speed of 23 miles helps the bike achieve the 30 to 40 miles distance per charge. We are sure you can make it faster, however your range might suffer and you 12 Month battery warranty might get voided.
The XB-600 is a great bike too. You can do all kinds of modifications to it. We also sell and service them. We just believe the XB 700li is a natural evolution of the electric bike. It has all kinds of storage, a glove box compartment by the key switch, a lockable small storage under the main large under the seat storage. We can fit a plastic grocery bag under the seat. Plus you get a lockable small trunk space, a first for a electric bike. We can fit another grocery bag there or a small helmet. The bike also comes standard with a vibration activated alarm. There is no need for a remote to activate the alarm. Just push any of the two horn button when the scooter is in the off position. It turns of by turning the scooter on. It is a great additional security feature.
We offer free technical support along with the importer. We help our customers with a step by step instructions on how to final assemble the bike. There is an additional service for customers that are hesitant or not sure if the bike will work for their purposes. Please visit our store for more information.

Please contact us if you have additional questions.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Al

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www.solutionsgem.com

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