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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun May 02, 2021 11:46 pm

Made some changes that _Gonzo_ suggested, and I went through the Kelly manual and made a ton of adjustments, including his suggestions.

All I can say is holy sh*t. It is a rocket off the line now, even with my fat ass on it, and no odd noises. No time today for an extended ride, but I am betting it will go even faster than 62mph, and get better miles. It is 100% improved, and way more fun to ride. It nearly pulled itself out of my hands the first time I nailed the throttle. NOT exaggerating!

Thanks so much for your help -Gonzo_!
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby jcabiles » Mon May 03, 2021 10:01 am

I guess it’s time to challenge some Tesla’s.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon May 03, 2021 10:36 am

jcabiles wrote:I guess it’s time to challenge some Tesla’s.

Maybe a Prius or Bolt! :lol:
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Henri2 » Wed May 05, 2021 8:52 am

JimVonBaden wrote:Made some changes that _Gonzo_ suggested, and I went through the Kelly manual and made a ton of adjustments, including his suggestions.

All I can say is holy sh*t. It is a rocket off the line now, even with my fat ass on it, and no odd noises. No time today for an extended ride, but I am betting it will go even faster than 62mph, and get better miles. It is 100% improved, and way more fun to ride. It nearly pulled itself out of my hands the first time I nailed the throttle. NOT exaggerating!

Thanks so much for your help -Gonzo_!


Then I'm looking forward to your experiences on your first big trip ... :D
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun May 09, 2021 5:53 pm

Finally had a chance to get in another ride. It was a beautiful day around the city, so I puttered around, trying not to go WFO on every take off from start.

Start Stats:
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Stop for fun:
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End stats:
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42% battery use at 21 miles. No reason I can't do 40 miles on a charge. I wasn't overly gentile, and you can see that I did a nice average, and though I wasn't going for top speed, I still did 56mph, just puttering around town.

Overall I am quite happy with the results. Smooth and quiet, and plenty of power.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby bdimon » Tue May 11, 2021 10:06 pm

Awesome job. Good performance and beautiful to boot.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby Henri2 » Wed May 12, 2021 10:31 am

I'm happy for you!
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed May 12, 2021 11:18 am

bdimon wrote:Awesome job. Good performance and beautiful to boot.

Thanks Bruce!
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri May 21, 2021 5:34 pm

Replaced this, which barely worked:
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with this, that works much better. Everything is correct except I have not reset the battery percentage yet.
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By attaching it here and feeding the wires forward, the hardest part.
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Most is hidden by this.
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This thing is a ton of fun around town, easily keeping up with DC and VA traffic.
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Re: First Scooter, not my first project.

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:23 pm

Beautiful day for a ride around the town.
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