I've been looking for an electric scooter for about a year. I wanted to start with something inexpensive to see how it goes before spending any real money. Seeing that spring is here and the price of gas is going up again it was time to make the jump. My requirements were: it had to cost less than $400, did not require special registration or licensing, and had pedals.
Submitted by EthanTudorW on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 12:35
I am new to all this electric stuff and really having a grand time with it. I have put 145 miles on my BE-500 so far, and only seem to be having a problem with the charger and charger light not going from red to green to let me know when it is fully charged. I would like to meet others who have the same bike and learn more about how I may care for and keep up my fun little ride. Open to any ideas. Thanks a ton!
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Submitted by WilliaM007 on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 18:45
Hey guys, My project scooter is a schwinn s-350, stock controller, stock diagnostic throttle from currie, and stock 24 volt motor, Got 3, 12v 12Ah batteries and I'm trying to run the thing at 36 volts but when I turn it on the lights on the throttle just blink and won't go anywyere, is there any way I can just bypass what seems to be that safety voltage level without buying a new throttle? thanks
Well, I went to Tractor Supply Center (TSC) today and all they had were imperial sized pulleys (1/2" and 3/4" bores). The motor that I have must be a metric size one because the 1/2" hub pulleys were too large. I bought some 1/2" hub pulleys anyway since I wanted to see if it would work as a proof of concept (and just around how much more power I'll need).
Now I just have to make a mount for the motor. I think I'll just use a piece of 2x6 wood that I have laying around and make a simple mount.