Well guys here is my first post. I have been lurking this forum for a couple weeks now trying to figure out what i can do about my stealth 1000 issues. When i snagged it from my little bro it wouldnt make it down the driveway with out running out of juice. i had the batteries tested and one cell failed horribly. i repplaced that battery and it ran great for a couple weeks. (riding almost 7 miles a day with no charge in between rides) As time went on it slowly deteriorated in performance so i replaced the other two cells as well. So now i am running on batteries that are all less than a month old. I ride this thing to work which is 1.3 miles away. I used to be able to ride there ride back for lunch ride there and ride home all on one charge. Now i can barely make it there. I pulled the rear end off and one of the bearings has gone bad. When i spin it on my finger it doesnt spin very well at all so i think that might be a contributing factor in it but i dont think that is the true cause of my short range. Well now that you have the back story i would really appreciate some input as to what i can do to fix it so i can have something reliable so i dont have to drive my car. I feel like im rather mechanicly inclined seeing as i have rebuilt cars etc and worked with gas and electric rc cars but this thing i cannot figure out to save my soul so any help would be appreciated.
thanks in advanced