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Old 10-07-2014, 11:16 PM
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time to give it a quick primer and hit it with some hammer tone black
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and start wiring it up
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last fab job, make a battery clamp/holder
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:23 PM
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and now for final assembly and a test ride
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:09 AM
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Well the test ride went very well, the only drama was I gave the throttle about half a twist and it launched into a wheelie almost sending me back on my ass, so i learned to be very slow rolling on the throttle when taking off and also it doesn't hurt to get your body weight up the front and over the bars a bit.
I downloaded a speedometer app for my phone and did a speed check on the way to work the other morning and its top speed is 30kph, but what is great about it is that it gets to 30 real quick and it stays there even if you go up a big hill it just sill keeps pulling at the same speed. I could make a new rear sprocket to get a bit more speed and loose a bit of torque but 30kph on the footpath is fast enough and if i start going to fast I might get the attention of the police and i don't want that.
As for duration of the batteries I haven't done a full test but it easily goes to work and back which is 4kms each way and it feels like it still has plenty left in it so as a guess i think it could go 12kms but it may start to fade a bit by the end.
The stock e300 scooter weighed 23 kilos when i started and it now weighs 32 kilos so its not to bad to lift into the back of the ute each day so overall I think the project was a success and well worth the time and effort I put into building it.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:12 AM
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Well the test ride went very well, the only drama was I gave the throttle about half a twist and it launched into a wheelie almost sending me back on my ass, so i learned to be very slow rolling on the throttle when taking off and also it doesn't hurt to get your body weight up the front and over the bars a bit..........................
Maybe add some wheelie bars??
Cool little build.
Is this something you saw somewhere or just an idea that popped into your head?

BTW, very tidy looing workshop
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:30 AM
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30 kph is fast ...more than enough.

Needs a bigger rear tyre now, if you are going to seriously hot rod it....
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:53 AM
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Genius - I like that you maintained a stealth look too - job well done Pedro
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:03 PM
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Your shed is nicer than my kitchen. What is with that?
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:34 PM
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the rail on the other side that you have cut ..do you see any problems there strength wise with all the extra weight
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:41 PM
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Maybe add some wheelie bars??
Cool little build.
Is this something you saw somewhere or just an idea that popped into your head?

BTW, very tidy looing workshop
It started with a search on the interwebz to see if I could modify my e300 and I discovered a whole new world of scooter mods and that led me to mod mine

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30 kph is fast ...more than enough.

Needs a bigger rear tyre now, if you are going to seriously hot rod it....
Or maybe some custom billet centerline's

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Genius - I like that you maintained a stealth look too - job well done Pedro
Yeah that was the plan, try not to make it look too ghetto

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Your shed is nicer than my kitchen. What is with that?
You know the old saying, a good working environment promotes good work
Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:52 PM
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the rail on the other side that you have cut ..do you see any problems there strength wise with all the extra weight
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As for the other side it should be ok as I have increased the weight by about 10 kg and I weigh 70 kg but the scooter is rated for riders up to 100kg so I still have 20kg to work with
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:42 AM
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Ok that should do it
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Nice work pete, will have to let me fall off it next time I'm over.....
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