Ianhill said:I noticed your folding arm is completely gone now I just done a fix for the folding mech but your lever is gone so no can do without it and looking at your locating pins it seems to be slightly different to mine, there seems to be a lot of small variation with these its like one child labourer builds one then Chinese whispers to the next how its done then he does his and so on down the line I bet the factory line bang them off the end of line no torque checks just twist throttle yeah it works paint chips whatever get stickers over them no one even blinks an eye lid straight on a container gone.
You wanted QC and standardization? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That and the welding is not very good either. They pretty much mash some welds on a few places and call it good. Eventually I'll need to strip everything out of the battery box and re-weld a lot of things. I keep wanting to buy a TIG welder, but that's $$ I'd rather spend on things to ride, but the welder would make so many other things possible too. Maybe after I get my credit card and paypal accounts back to 0 I'll buy a TIG welder. IF had a welder back when I first got mine, I would have redone a lot of welds on things just so they were going to hold up and not ever give out. Ah well...last another 6 months and the moped will be running around on a 3220 at 5000 watts and then I can tear this apart to fix welds.
Ever watch Top Gear? I love that show! They did a trip to China to look at Chinese cars. It was hilarious...they creeped a Chinese car up to brick wall and barely bumped the wall. The point was Chinese cars are so poorly built they can't take any abuse. These scooters are not much better.
The latching mechanism has always been sloppy and now that I'm running at 3X the horsepower, the front end needs to be solid. I used to have a problem where if I braked hard the front end would go into this oscillation and was really hard to control. I found that if I just got low on the scooter and leaned back that I could get most of it under control. It was pretty scary a couple of times with the handle bars wobbling in my hands and the scooter going back and forth with every oscillation. The new wheels and tires fixed a lot of that and then removing the front end latching mech took care of the rest. Last night just to test if it was all gone or not I got up to speed and crammed hard on the brakes and nada. It just slowed down hard in a straight line. The back wheel broke loose for a second, but that was all. I have no need normally to ever brake that hard. That's more like for when an idiot in a car pulls out in front of me. I'll post a pic of the final setup. It's still foldable, if I have a 5/8" and 9/16" wrench handy to take it apart, but why would I do that?
BTW...I was thinking about it this morning, but I just had the motor apart to replace the blown halls and meant to split out the phases so I could run delta or WYE. It's been on my mind that the next time I pulled part the motor for whatever reason to do that mod. I have those blue lights on the sides of the battery box. I never use them so I was thinking the switch which is on the throttle anyway would work great for switching Delta or WYE. And the blue lights could be added to the back side light switch.