New to me. "Lotaphones" on eBay was putting up one XB-600 per day. I "won" one, and it arrived last Friday.
Packing whas light, but the trip from China must have been calm. There was some "foxing" on the edges of the "crate":
but nothing that had penetrated the second inner box:
Inside, the packing was, um, "casual." I can see how a scoot that was less fortunate could get damaged in shipping. Putting a block of styrofoam across the saddle would have been so easy...
In the event, the only shipping (or factory) damage was a crack in the floorboard:
Setup was easy. With all the "Won't go up hills" talk on the board, my expectations were low, but we were pleasantly surprised. It will be everything we need. Here's an "EV Grin":
On looking at the drive, I saw that the controller had been bolted down hard against the drive chain:
That was pretty easy to fix. There was another problem. The drive chain was bar-taught. On removing the rear wheel, the outer slotted washer was bent, without a buffering washer. The swing arm slot was hand cut with an angle grinder, but they hadn't ground the slot deep enough. All that was cleaned up easily enough.
I've had good luck with series / parallel pack, so I switched it over to my preferred system, partly because I suspected the charger's float level; 54.8 / 4 is 13.7V. It'll probably drop back after further time, though :
The new wiring came out fairly neat:
And I'll be able to monitor the batteries as I've done for the last couple of years on "Hummer," the old YonKang Crown.
AH, on to the next turn of the cards...