I have this electric scooter.How can i modify it?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Abc111, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Abc111

    Abc111 New Member

    I own this scooter.
    http://www.amazon.com/Razor-Sport-Mod-Electric-Scooter/dp/B000I44PAY
    http://www.razor.com/products/sport-mod.php

    I've pretty much outgrown it and i'm in high school so I took off all of the red plastic covering so that now only the seat ids still on.Can i buy this 500watt chain driven motor for the scooter

    for chain drive scooters


    24 Volt 500 Watt 2050RPM Electric Scooter Motor
    24VDC 500W 2050RPM electric scooter motor. Powerful four brush permanent magnet electric motor design with 100% ball bearing construction. Includes 11 tooth sprocket for #25 chain. 20" long power leads. Shaft rotation reversible by reversing power leads. Dimensions: 4-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" long excluding shaft, 6-1/2" long including shaft. Sprocket is spaced 5/8" away from front of motor. Front and rear ends of motor have threaded mounting holes. Made by UniteĀ®. Weight 9 lbs.
    item # MOT-24500X2050Compatibility: Chinese-made electric scooters and bikes including: Sunl, Dolphin, Boreem, eScooter, Star II, plus other similar makes and models.
    Cross references motor numbers: MY1016, MY1018, MY1020

    $79.95


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    24V 500W
    for chain drive scooters


    24 Volt 500 Watt 2500RPM Electric Scooter Motor
    24VDC 500W 2500RPM electric scooter motor. Powerful four brush permanent magnet electric motor design with 100% ball bearing construction. Includes 11 tooth sprocket for #25 chain. 20" long power leads. Shaft rotation reversible by reversing power leads. Dimensions: 4-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" long excluding shaft, 6-1/2" long including shaft. Sprocket is spaced 5/8" away from front of motor. Front and rear ends of motor have threaded mounting holes. Made by UniteĀ®. Weight 9 lbs.
    item # MOT-24500X2500Compatibility: Chinese-made electric scooters and bikes including: Sunl, Dolphin, Boreem, eScooter, Star II, plus other similar makes and models.
    Cross references motor numbers: MY1016, MY1018, MY1020
    $84.95
    http://www.electricscooterparts.com/motors.html
    Would i also need to buy a new speed controller?
    24 Volt
    250-500 Watt
    E-Scooter and E-Bike 24 Volt 500 Watt Speed Controller
    24 Volt 500 Watt. Works with 250-500 Watt motors. Fits many electric scooter and bike models. Uses variable speed hall-effect throttle.
    item # SPD-24500
    Click here to view wiring directions. $39.95
    http://www.electricscooterparts.com/speedcontrollers.html

    What else would I need to buy to increase the speed of the scooter from 15mph to 25-30mph or more.
     
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  2. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    For more speed, the first thing to look at is increasing voltage. If you are brave, try adding one or two batteries in series to bring you up to 36V or 48V, see if your controller can handle it.
    Can you post specs of the motor thats in the scooter now?
     
  3. Abc111

    Abc111 New Member

  4. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    For almost the same price, I would go with the 36V 500W motor down the page.

    Put a 36V battery pack together, and try it with your current controller. If it blows up, you could replace it with the 36V 25A Sparrow Speed Controller (a brushed controller). If it doesn't blow up, try a 48V battery pack.

    http://electricrider.com/crystalyte/parts.htm

    There may be other good controllers out there as well. I know the Sparrow can handle a 48V battery system.
     
  5. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    One important thing:

    There are two types of electric motors out there: brushed and brushless. Both are good types and will work.

    Brushed motors need controllers for brushed motors.

    BrushLESS motors need brushless controllers. If it mentions "Hall Effect" then it is a brushless controller.

    So the controller you listed would not work with the motor you originally listed. I could not tell if the motor on your scooter now is brushed or brushless. Usually if it is brushed, there are only two wires going to the motor. If it is brushless, there are two big wires and three small wires going into the motor.
     
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