Hey everybody, I'm new to the forum. I currently have a schwinn s500 which I have added an extra battery to and it now runs at 36v. Recently the band break has failed so that needs fixing as well.
Here's a video of it working right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PodV_G67xBY
The main issue I have with it is that it dies when I'm more then a mile away from my house with no warning. It's safe to assume if the same motor and power system was on a bicycle I'd at least be able to pedal home, so I'm wondering if that's a better route if I want to get longer distances out of this vehicle's system. The two major problems with the ebike will definitely be the different chains used by the bike and the scooter and the mounting of the motor. Any ideas will be welcome.
I'm also considering down the road picking up an XB-502, XB-508 or XB-600 because of their great range... but for now I'd like to build something greater out of this scooter.
I can see various upgrades for this scooter online, such as this: http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/36-volt-1000-watt-motor-controller-throttle-premium.html these upgrades seem like they could be worth it... but I feel like this scooter might be able to handle 48v, anybody know of that working?