Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Lightweight / Folding / Portable EVs - seats optional
stanleykwong   10 mW

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by stanleykwong » Feb 09 2016 1:24pm

I bought some low profile M5 screws from openbuildpartstore.com. I'll screw those in from the other side and use M5 nuts with threadlock and see if that works.

ApacheXMD   100 mW

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by ApacheXMD » Feb 09 2016 3:18pm

If you want/need a metric tap, I can lend you one, since you're nearby.

stanleykwong   10 mW

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by stanleykwong » Feb 21 2016 1:16am

So the low profile hex screws and nuts did the trick. The wheel gear is much more securely attached to the wheel now. Everything was working pretty well for about a week. But now the timing belt is really loose. I've already ordered a new timing belt, but I'm wondering what caused the stretching. Maybe the wheel gear was a little unbalanced, maybe the timing belt was just really cheap. Anyone have similar problems with badly stretched timing belts?
I'm also considering giving up on belt drive outrunner entirely and ordering the 8 inch, 58mm dropout, hub motor from uumotor. There's also an even thinner hub motor with a 45mm dropout. Has anyone got the VESC to work with an 8inch/200mm hub motor?

Thanks

stanleykwong   10 mW

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by stanleykwong » Mar 25 2016 5:00pm

Finally got everything working reliably. The loose belt was caused by the motor sliding around on the mount. Red Threadlock fixed that. I also had to use Red Threadlock on the nuts holding the wheel gear to the wheel. I'm running 10S and am able to conquer the one big hill on my way home. Charging batteries is a bit of a pain but I only have to do that once on Wednesday and once on the weekend. Overall, I'm happy with my converted Oxelo Town 9EF. But it was more work than I initially thought it was going to be. But it's light and works great. The only useful things from the kit I bought are the mount, wheel gear and throttle. Everything else had to be replaced. I'll post some pictures soon.

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by yavor » Sep 03 2018 7:24pm

hi,
I have oxelo town 7xl scooter.
is conversion kit to electric for this model.
i want something like belt system -light and simple.
Speed is not important but at least 15km/h.

i found some kits but they dont include battery controller and charger.
if i buy them i should spend 300$ - i better buy new electric scooter :).

Is there any complete and relatively cheap kit.

Thank you

stanleykwong   10 mW

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Re: Converting my Oxelo Town 9 EasyFold Scooter

Post by stanleykwong » Sep 10 2018 6:57pm

The conversation kit I used only lasted a few months. The metal bracket broke after that. And before that I was having problems with the belt slipping/shredding. At this point, buying a dedicated electric scooter is probably a better idea since they’re cheaper now than they were 2 years ago.

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