I feel like one, but I'm having fun. A few years back I gave #1 granddaughter a bright yellow scooter which she came to love for local zipping about in good weather. Last week #1 son brought it back to me non operating and it seemed like he wanted to be done with it.
So I fooled with it and got it going enough to order $180 worth of parts for it and granddaughter sez there's no way she's not getting her scooter back when it's ready to ride. Still need to install new key switch and charging port then add those new 'parts' and it's done
So what traitor & what scooter? Well #1 it's plastic, #2 it's Chinese made mostly and #3 it's NOT 2 stroke
In fact it's a zero stroke electric and it is a hoot to ride. The silent menace scaring the pants off of unwary pedestrians. Designed & engineered in Italy, electrics are German and it's made in China. It's made fairly well, parts fit properly and it's fairly sturdy considering it's plastic bodied.
Right now the 52 pounds of gel cell batteries only get to about half power fully charged which lasts enough to get me up to the mailbox and back. The 4 new batteries should be good for about 30 miles, originally limited to 30MPH. I found an elec bike forum that showed how to hack the controller, removing a jumper to avoid the speed limit. I think then it went maybe 35+ on the level w/ full charge when the batteries were good.
So, she's a girl who likes to stay neat & clean and plugging in a charger is fine with her. Still, if she had been a boy, I'll bet it woulda been a metal Italian 2stroke.
Here it is - it is what it is
Oooh, you so sexy!
Embarrassing w/ her skirt off and everybody seeing her underpants
2 batteries behind you and 2 more alongside the controller.
Instruments & controls include hydraulic front disk, EZ canceling turn signals and a battery meter
Gaudy Chinese tail light replaced w/ '51 Chevy
I like the quality plastic quik disconnect plugs on all the wiring that work as they should when taking it apart.
Helpers Charlie & Jenna each helped by going on short test rides with me
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