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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

A while ago I was leaving for work at like 7:20am and as I turn out of the driveway I see a scooter in a pile of trash at the end of my neighbor's driveway! I immediately get out of the car and wheel this thing back into my garage. A closer look reveals that this is an electric motorized scooter in very good shape, but it wasn't going anywhere under its own steam.

It turns out both of the two 12 volt 8Ahr batteries were bad. One of them I tried charging this batter for like 12 hours and it only went from 7 to 9 volts. The other one took the charge in only a few hours like it should, but when it was loaded (like dragging my ass round) it would just give up. I was able to rig up two extra car batteries I had sitting in the garage and go for a ride! I found a guy on eBay selling very similar batteries to the original ones for only $13 shipped. I'm seriously considering buying two of them. That would give me back room for my feet and would probably shave off at least 50lbs of car battery weight, so it'll probably go even faster!

Right now this thing goes around 7mph. That doesn't sound very fast, but with those tiny handle bars and the even smaller wheels, it's still scary. With the extra weight of the car batteries this thing has a lot of inertia and can be tough to stop on a dime.

my awesome scooter

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Joe
#1 - Oct 6, 2009 at 4:02 PM
I bought two batteries from that guy on ebay and they are perfect replacements for the original ones. It's much faster now without the extra weight from the two car batteries.

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