Well, my xtreme xb600 arrived yesterday. Thanks to Articfox for providing tracking number , good customer service, etc.! Maybe it's just me...but I don't see how anyone can complain about these scooters. Wow...awesome...and just what I wanted beyond what I already have (Freedom 958, 36v,900 watt). The XB600 probably goes about 2-3 mph faster...cruising at around 19-22 on the flats according to the speedo...which seems to be fairly accurate. The scooter just feels very solid and looks great! And that whisper quiet ride...narvana! I'll be putting a bike computer on it so will know more in the future about how accurate the speedo is...but like I said it seems accurate.
I know now Articfox though why you might be thinking of having them shipped to you first, etc. When the box on pallet arrived (R+L trucking) and the delivery guy opened the truck door I could see the scooter box was crushed somewhat on top...and once we got it on the ground we could see a handlebar grip poking out one side. The delivery guy was really nice and suggested we just cut the hole in the side of the box open more and look around since apparently you have to accept the shipment once you unbox it completely. So, we cut a couple of holes in the box and looked around and miraculously everything was just fine...not a scratch anywhere even on the handlebar grip end that was protruding through the box.
Now, somebody has got to teach the Chinese how to write in English! The manual that comes with it actually seems to be more for another scooter even though the few pics inside are correct. And probably half of the text explains things that aren't even applicable to this scooter. And you can forget about using the instructions about finishing the assembly once you unbox it. You have to put on the front wheel and drum brake up front. No instructions for this or hardly anything else in any detail..or that make any sense. Course most of the assembly you have to do is pretty simple stuff once you take your time and figure it out.
I do wonder, and maybe Cheapride can respond to this since he has the XB508...if the seat is supposed to latch down tight??? It closes fine but not all the way down firm. It's only firmly down on the base when you put your weight on it. Otherwise you can rock it loosely side to side since it isn't pulled down firm on the scooter. Couldn't see any adjustment for this. Also noticed once that the speedo didn't go all the way back down to zero once I stopped...but stayed up around 10kph??? I tapped it and it went on down. So yeah, there's some cheap stuff but the frame seems fairly substantial and the ride is just great! As I think Cheapride said...you just won't get more fun for $799! And great features...the lights have bright and dim...and the turn signals have a pushbutton cutoff. However, it apparently doesn't have a "reverse" as the ad copy seems to indicate. Thinking maybe they mean it is possible to add one...since the copy says "reverse capability." But then why would you need that anyway??? Oh, and since there was virtually no explanation of the charger maybe you all might know the answer....I'm wondering why the charger has two lights...and as you're charging the batts one light goes green and the other red...until I guess it turns green. I've not charged it long enough yet to get both green which I assume indicates full charge. So, my speed might not be as high as it can go...since I haven't fully charged the batts yet. Distance seems to be very good...the charge meter has "maybe" barely moved down after 2-3 miles riding....and doesn't "pull down" hardly any when you're putting the motor under a strain...as my Freedom does.
Will be glad to respond to any questions and answer anything I haven't mentioned here.