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which one?

hi...looking to buy my first scooter..just wondering whats the best one i can get for $300 or below? just all around best..preferably able to climb hills and speed. thanks

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Re: which one?

That's not an easy one to solve. Even for an entry level X500 is going to run $399 delivered. How much do you weigh and how big are the hills?

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Re: which one?

If I were you i would go with the ezip 500. Its on sale right now at ezipusa.com for $299.00. But this particular scooter is not great at really big hills, but it will hold up to 240lbs. If you wanted something a little bit bigger, i would go with a used scooter, from either craigslist, or ebay.

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well i only weigh around 100 pounds and the hills are...medium sized?? i guess..

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Re: which one?

Than that scooter should be perfect for you, and in your price range.

Colin

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and could i mod it later if i wanted to?

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Yes- some people have modded them, however there is no extra space in the battery compartment for more than the stock 24v 10amp. So if you wanted to upgrade to 36 or 48v later on they would have to elsewhere on the scooter. The motor can be upgraded for more wattage. You will want to be careful however that you dont over watt or over amp the batteries, and or the controller. This may also blow the fuse. If I were you and going to upgrade the batteries, i would also upgrade the controller at the same time to whatever wattage you select.

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and how fast do you think i could go on it?

also what is the difference in the ezip 500 and the ezip 750? the specs are the same..

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Well the difference would be first and foremost-power. The second is amperage, the 750 runs at 24v 12 amp, where the 500 runs at 24v 10amp. You probably wont notice the difference in amps while riding, however the difference in power is what you will notice. The 750 will have a noticeably more amount of power than the 500, but probably no difference in its ability to climb hills. The other difference is price, for 80 dollars more it is really not worth it. There isn't even more room on the 750 for modding. The speed on both of the products would be the same. They would probably both go just under 20 mph stock. The website says 15mph- but its more like 20-25mph.

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ok thanks. i just didnt see a reason to spend 80 more bucks on something that was the same. sorry for all the questions! but what upgrades would you suggest if i were to get he 500?

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I would leave it alone at first, and get used to it. After the batteries die, then i would probably think about getting upgrades, because it would be a waste to throw away new batteries. I would probably upgrade to 36v, and put on a 900 watt motor. I would also upgrade the controller to 36v. Also i would hurry up and order it, right now they have free shipping!!

Good Luck
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also..id like to add a key switch to it. is it possible?

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Well i havent seen to many people do this. Apparently it is kind of difficult. I would suggest just a big chain lock instead.

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ok tell me if this setup is good:

1. add another 12 volt battery to upgrade to 36 volts (suggestions on what battery and how to do this would be appreciated)

2. 36 volt controller (again...suggestions)

3. 36 volt 1000 watt motor

suggestions and comments please. also what would i get performance wise? thanks

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That sounds kinda pricey, but good, if you want to do that. I think that set up would work, but where are you going to put the 3rd battery??

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well i was thinking i could put it under the seat and just wire it to the other ones. would that work?

and also...is there a cheaper setup that i could do with noticeable performance?

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I don't believe anyone has mentioned that you will also need a 36V charger if you add a third battery.

You can mount additional batteries anywhere that you can secure them. And then just run wires to put in series with the original two batteries.

I might be tempted to just upgrade to 36V and let the 24V motor and controller last as long as they'll last and then replace with something bigger.

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Re: which one?

ok thanks.

about the key switch..i saw a video of a modded razor pocket rocket and it was 36 volts and the guy had a key switch. heres the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7yIXRkcxnI
skip to 2:55 and watch from there. how would i do this? i would just need to key switch though.

well..this is on the x-360 so it should be able to handle the amps right?
http://www.electricscooterparts.com/xtremex360parts.html (5th item down)

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