Was given this broken scooter to fix up and sell, but as I put more work into it I think I'm better off keeping compared to what I could possibly sell it for.
The batteries were shot of course, but I just happened to have a pair of unused 12V 9Ah SLA batteries laying around to get it going. Front inner tube needed to be patched, the battery harness needed the wires replaced, still needs a charger port and probably a kickstand (I'm 22 and having to lean it up is bothering me
, can't imagine what a possible parent buying the thing would think about that).
The chain was making an awful noise (even after lubricating it), turns out the rear sprocket was bent pretty bad. Took a few hours of swearing but eventually I got that stupid thing off the wheel.
So I'll start off with getting a freewheel and slightly smaller sprocket for the rear wheel, plus a new chain, just to get it going again.
Future stuff will be lithium-ion batteries (duh), different motor and controller, and maybe disc brakes. I don't intend to make a rocketship
here, just a little something to get around town in other than my car.