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Old 09-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I over-volted my previous one (a Razor brand standing scooter with an optional seat) from 24V to 36V and it fried the motor controller after a few months.
The motor on this model seems very robust, but I'm not so sure about the controller itself. I would have to take it apart and investigate first.

The next upgrade (in a month or so) will be to weld on a more permanent steel frame repair, replace the seat, and maybe add battery trays. Added range will allow me to more easily reach public transportation since the buses in this area run within very limited commuter hours. After that I'll probably consider replacing the included motor controller if it turns out to be too weak to run at a higher voltage.

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