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by drc
Nov 20 2018 2:01pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Currie Kick Scooter conversion
Replies: 285
Views: 26881

Re: Currie Kick Scooter conversion

ElectricGod wrote:
Nov 19 2018 3:33pm
Well....

Talking to a pal (EV noob)
Who you calling noob!

Sounds like someone needs a box of tissues to dry those tears :flame:
by drc
Nov 13 2018 10:39am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So I have had a busy few days with all the items and planned my approach with the build of this scooter. I started with the wiring as there is a limited amount of space available for the wiring as there will be a 20s lipo pack, bms 12v dc to dc converter and lots of wires to sort out. So I figured a...
by drc
Oct 30 2018 7:06am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

SO the package has arrived !!!! whoop whoop. i am now taking full stock of the build and working out how it will all cram inside the box. first job is to work out where to mount the controller: so i have planed to mount the controller to a aluminum bar (heat sinks screwed to this) then mount the con...
by drc
Oct 26 2018 6:46am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So the package of goodies is going to be here this Saturday and i have to tell the world that i'm excited! I'm looking forward to planning and documenting my build. Lots of stuff to think about and work out but it will give me a couple of months of fun and enjoyment. Then time to test it all out.
by drc
Oct 14 2018 1:23pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Thank you EG for all your hard work, guidance and expertise. I have learnt a fair bit speaking with EG and i am very thankful for the efforts you have gone to for me. Now the kit is in the mail i plan on doing the build up in a few weeks and will post up the build/end results. If anyone is intereste...
by drc
Aug 01 2018 2:50pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Batteri upgrade/more performance.
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Batteri upgrade/more performance.

I hear what your saying. I will be using a bms and the packs are taped into one and Velcro’d down. As it’s contained in a metal box ( all be it with a wooden lid) it is as safe and movement free as it will be. Agreed a good 18650 pack is the safest bet . But for bang for your buck RC lipo batteries ...
by drc
Jul 31 2018 2:14pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Batteri upgrade/more performance.
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Batteri upgrade/more performance.

Hi, I have a similar scooter to yourself and I also had no idea when joined this forum. Its fair to say I still have limited knowledge but I know enough to help offer some quick fixes for you. In short if you want a cheap and reliable battery and charger I would suggest you pick up 4 x 4s multistar ...
by drc
Jul 30 2018 4:40pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Chaos 48v 1600w scooter upgrade / mods log
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Chaos 48v 1600w scooter upgrade / mods log

Looking good Todd, keep up the good work. im running 10-54 on my Chaos 48v scooter and it gets warm but not to hot that you cant touch it. Im a fat sod and this gearing worked out fine for me so i would say don't worry about it. To help air flow remove the motor end case and pull out the wire mesh a...
by drc
Jul 30 2018 3:57pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So, a few little things to add to the scooter build: The first is I have added a MTB 160mm disc and caliper mounting addapter to the front end and after some working out i have managed to fit the disc to the hub. The result is a solid front brake that when pulled alone has no problem bottoming the f...
by drc
Jun 03 2018 3:40pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help

Hi, chipping in on the brakes issue i found mine was really poor when i first got it,so d set about cleaning and setting them up correctly and i am really glad i did! They work so well now and i doubt i will need to upgrade them but they do take a little maintenance to keep them in top working order...
by drc
May 30 2018 4:21pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help

good to see some pictures .
I'm keeping an eye on this thread. I like your positioning of your gauges.
by drc
May 24 2018 10:48am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help

It looks like your already having fun modding. 27 mph is good. how does it feel going around at that speed? do you want more yet?
what the next step for you?
by drc
May 16 2018 3:34pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help

Hi Todd if your not in a rush i will have my 1600w Boma motor and 48v controller up for grabs over the next 8 weeks or so when i have upgraded. I have a standard 48v SLA but if i'm honest don't bother with SLA's. really dont ! Save up go for a Lipo set up. i went with mulitstart 16000mah packs at 45...
by drc
May 14 2018 3:36pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

I have now moved to lipo's and i'm running 3x 4s multi-star 16000mah wired in series. This has made a great improvement as there is very little sag and saves a good amount of weight. The scooter is much easier to ride now and is much more manoeuvrable , my advice is ditch the SLAs for lipos . At £45...
by drc
May 14 2018 3:22pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Evo e scooter 36v 800w more speed + range help

Hi , i have a similar style scooter (48v chaos 1600W ) and like you i am keen for more range and speed. My build is coming in the summer and i will update the post i have when revived all my parts from the legendary EG in Colorado! If i was you my budget option would be to get 3x 4s multi-star lipo ...
by drc
Feb 13 2018 5:42pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

I had a couple of hours tonight to tinker so I took myself off to the garage to see what I could do. So after I decided to fit a smaller rear gear (54 down to 44) to the scooter. So after removing the wheel and a couple of links in the chain I swapped out the rear sprocket and also fitted the origin...
by drc
Feb 12 2018 11:23am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So , I have been picking up lots of little bits from China over the last few weeks such as wires, terminal blocks ,lights, switches ,grips ,bolts, tape ETC but many are yet to arrive due to new year holidays and delivery timescales( photos and info will follow). So the plan is to go with a 20s 20Ah ...
by drc
Feb 02 2018 9:49am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

Good day to you all , so I have had a bit of time today to fiddle about with my sons EVs and my scooter. For giggles here is our EV fleet lol. http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah53/Collard80/4305BDC2-3137-46D0-8CD2-6715C6640C4B_zpskpln0rph.jpg The car has a few areas modified, it runs different 5...
by drc
Jan 30 2018 4:44pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So the information is coming in thick and fast ! so i need time to digest everything . so my photo bucket is fixed for now so i will use this to post progress so watch this space. This is going to be a slow build as i want to tackle each part in bite size pieces . in answer to some of the questions ...
by drc
Jan 29 2018 2:38pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: UK: a good custom Li-ion pack builder that can help?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

UK: a good custom Li-ion pack builder that can help?

Hi guys I was wanting to explore an option of having a Li-ion pack built ideally here in the UK . I am currently exploring the battery options for upgrading a E-Scooter and I see Lipo is one option I think I could undertake myself but I am also wanting to explore other options. So would there be any...
by drc
Jan 28 2018 5:31pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

The cheapest set of batteries i have seen yet!

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compa ... -pack.html

I could fit 6 giving 3x20s 74v@16ah or 8 (just) giving 74/20ah. That is given the dimensions on the packs are correct.
by drc
Jan 28 2018 4:18pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So I thought I would post a picture to show you what it looks like and what I’m working from. I took it out for a steady run today in the countryside as I attached my sons child seat ( and child) to it so I could keep up with my wife as she ran 7 miles. Lots of fun! http://i1377.photobucket.com/albu...
by drc
Jan 27 2018 3:31pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

So my conclusion on charging large multicellular lipos is this : get a lipo voltage checker and as long as all cells are with in 0.1v your ok. If not charge it individually on a balance smart charger. If all is in the green then pop them all on a fused balance charger and plug into this: https://hob...
by drc
Jan 27 2018 2:35pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

A Lipo Charging question and please keep your answer simple as I'm still riding around with my L plates. I currently have a 80w AC ( overlander) lipo charger which was fine for my RC days as it maxed out at 6 amps for charging but if I was going down the route of 5 sets of lipos ( 4s 16000mah 10c pe...
by drc
Jan 27 2018 8:36am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance
Replies: 41
Views: 2628

Re: first post. Looking for some scooter upgrade guidance

You post does tempt me and I think I’m in ! I really like your story it does remind me a bit of myself. So yes I think I will be taking this on with the initial plan to make it faster and more fun then start looking at the little things to improve what is already in place . As I don’t think I will b...