I am really not looking for the high speeds, more of a solid 20 to 30 mph, good hill climber, sleek, stealthy looking dependable machine. as for the platform I think it is a great frame to upgrade with its solid crow molly steal tubing construction, front and rear disk brakes, good ground clearance not to mention a very stable to ride. With the right brushless hub moto or Lightning Rods brushless small block and KART sprockets and chain with a solid programmable controller with blue tooth and good batteries these Schwinn stealth s1000 scooters will be cool and run for a long time. Not to mention fun for me and my kids to take apart and rebuild with new modern components. There are so many of these scooter on craigslist and for sale everywhere I think coming up with a good clean mod plan for these is a great idea. So that's why I started this tread.
Dauntless: Thanks for the brake links I will look into those and see if they will clear the wheel. Your right about the Currie drive, it was ok to start out and believe it or not they are still working very good. I am just looking for some 135mm to 150mm dropout hub motors to cut the Currie drive and motor out completely, streamline the scooter, make it more dependable and more silent (stealthy) like its original name Schwinn Stealth s1000w. We use these scooters all the time around our home town and while traveling to get out and just cruise new places we travel to, parking is a breeze, lol
Wineboyrider: I have seen that 10" QSmotor but the dropout is 200m and I do not want to modify the rear swing arm. I have looked high and low for a 12" hub motor with 135mm to 150mm dropout. in fact Mike QSmotor Moser called QS headquarters to see if they built or would build me three hub motors with 135mm to 150mm dropout 1000w to 2000w hub motor and no dice. I have found a couple scooter manufactures that have great hub motors that would work great, like the DUELTRON ULTRA, but they wont sell me just the hub motor, sure I could just buy there whole scooter and its real nice, but whats the fun in that, lol.. Also as for the brushed controller you mentioned I might do that in the short term just to finish off the currie drives, I wonder how long they will last? they are all in real good working condition and I have taken real good care of them. I originaly bought these scooter is 2007 from Costco $320.00 each, so a 10 solid years (several battery replacements and brake pads over the years) and still going strong says something for these scooters will to survive.