Returning member from the previous website. I had posted several times with pictures when I picked up the (then new) Schwinn Stealth ST1000 one year ago. Note that the pictures are of the 2006 model, I understand that the 2007 has some differences. Click picture for gallery, be patient it may be slow:
Now here's the update:
The scooter stopped working about 3 months ago. I hadn't the time to work on it, so it sat for that long until last week. I opened the battery bay and disconnected the handbrake safety switch connector. That's a switch in the left handbrake that prevents power to the motor if you squeeze the brake. The microswitch had gotten stuck in the cutoff postion, so i left it unplugged and it ran fine after that.
Unfortunately, on the second ride after I fixed, polished and cleaned the scooter, one of the drive gear's teeth broke off. It still goes, but with a loud clanking sound once per revolution of the rear wheel.
Anyone ever ordered the unique motor/gearbox unit from currie? Do they sell just the gears? If it's going to be too costly I may just invest in a strong frame bike and put a Crystalyte Brute w/ 4840 controller on it.
Being a 250lb person is a definite problem with current e-scooter/bike technology. If anyone else as heavy as I am has found a working solution for reliable transportation, please share your experience.
P.S. I'm not interested in going 35mph. I want to climb hills. I don't care if I end up with a ride that weighs 100lbs when it's finished. I'm not going to be carrying it, after all. It's the other way around.
Happy the site's back!