My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

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Re: My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

Postby E-ScooterDude » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:51 pm

Thanks IanHill, I'll check it out.
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Re: My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

Postby ElectricGod » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 pm

E-ScooterDude wrote:I was planning on making my own brackets from .25" aluminum, that way I can get exactly what I want. So, do you like this type or the "Huating" type of caliper?


OK....yes cool...so not a problem mating it to fit those elongated slots. Those are very similar to my calipers. They work well considering how inexpensive they are. I should have gotten aluminum back when I mounted my brakes and made my own brackets. When you bleed the brakes, make sure before hand that the rotor is centered in the pads. I forget which brake it was...front or back, but one of mine was off center. It makes the brake caliper feel really spongy. It's kind of like the line has air in it. This morning, I crossed a railroad track and a piece of bailing wire got caught in my front rotor between one of the pads. It did the same thing. All of a sudden the front brakes were totally soft. As soon as I removed the piece of wire, the brakes were back.
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Re: My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

Postby ElectricGod » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:23 pm

I don't know if you are going to use bike hydraulic levers or not, but I found these on ebay for $30 for both left and right. I bought them on Tuesday and they arrived today. They are missing the brake switch, but they cost like $2 each so no big deal. They are the correct size for bikes or my scooters.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151373413004?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Here's the brake switches.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Micro-Brake-S ... XQC-tTGiav

They are smooth and they come in sets. Hunting around for a matching set used to be a royal pain. Now a few companies are pairing them together for us and still selling them at reasonable prices. I think the brakes on my blue scooter cost me something like $24 each and I had to hunt around to find a left and right matching pair. Also these ones have a site window on them so you can see if you are low on fluid without opening them up. My old ones don't have that. They use 8mm banjo bolts.

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This is the brake switches on my old brake levers. Get some of these for the new levers.

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Re: My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

Postby E-ScooterDude » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:01 pm

Thanks EG,

I totally scrapped the idea of using bike brakes and have focused on the scooter brakes. I got LH and RH (the RH has come in already) master cylinders that look exactly like the one's in the pictures. The parts I have come with the switch, stock long lever, and 8mm holes for the mirrors. I've also got the F and R calipers and some shorty adjustable levers coming too. I'll have to see about some custom lines. The .25" aluminum 6061 plate is on it's way. I know the brackets aren't right for my bike so I'm custom fabricating them. We'll see how this works out as far as the bolt-up goes.
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Re: My E-Scooter Upgrade Project

Postby ElectricGod » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:10 pm

E-ScooterDude wrote:Thanks EG,

I totally scrapped the idea of using bike brakes and have focused on the scooter brakes. I got LH and RH (the RH has come in already) master cylinders that look exactly like the one's in the pictures. The parts I have come with the switch, stock long lever, and 8mm holes for the mirrors. I've also got the F and R calipers and some shorty adjustable levers coming too. I'll have to see about some custom lines. The .25" aluminum 6061 plate is on it's way. I know the brackets aren't right for my bike so I'm custom fabricating them. We'll see how this works out as far as the bolt-up goes.


I wish I had reused the existing elongated holes for my brakes, but made the existing brackets work instead which meant new holes. Now that I have 6061, I could do it right no problem, but it hardly matters now.
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