Hello, welcome to the discussion, I’m your host, Tater.
LETS GET THE TECHNICAL BS OUT THE WAY RIGHT QUICK: scroll down for my Q.
My Scooter: HCF Pacelite 707 (AKA Polaris Xport SLX 707, the only difference is what’s written on the deck)
Manufactured Date: Late 90’s, early 2000’s, Mine was Purchased in 2002 for $600
Specs: 24V (two-12V SLA Batteries) 350W Brushed Motor with a Drive Belt, not a chain, 12.5″×2.25″ Pneumatic Tubed Tires, Dual Front and Rear Adjustable Spring Suspension, and a Band Type Break. It has a Circuit Breaker and a 30A Controller. Top Speed:17MPH on a full charge with seat removed. Range: manual says about 13 miles, i dont wanna ruin the batteries so i quit when i got to about 10 miles and still had some juice, so its close to that!
Oddities: 1.Though there’s no mention of IP ratings in the manual whatsoever, this thing is a freaking beast off road, I can trench in the mudd, play in the snow, and no signs of damage!
2.It is a GOD at taking on hills, had a steep slope at least mile long to go up with my buddy who has a Segway Ninebot Something rather he got for ~$600 on sale at best buy, its Spec.'d out about the same, only he has turbo… long story short he fell WAY behind me and i went back and pushed him up the hill while on our scooters… I’ll never buy a segway after that.
- the 350W motor is claimed to reach 4000 RPM, looking online thats MEGA fast for 350W, i cant find any that are close, nor any info on the MFG of the motor.
HERE’S MY ISSUE:
I cannot for the life of me find one single decent website or company or facebook page or ANYTHING with all the info i need to do a complete overhaul on this badboy, as far as i see it i have 2 options; Opt. 1. Get LiFePO4 batteries, increase size of the drive gear thing and Decrease the size of the sprocket on the rear wheel (Makes it go WAY more faster) which will probably trip the breaker so new controller too.
Opt. 2. Switch to a Hub Motor (hard to find a 12.5″) and then DIY a HUGE (Ah) Li-Ion battery and then get new everything, ultimately making it a totally new scooter.
problem is, i cant find anything that tells you everything you need, hell i cant even find a sprocket for a belt instead of a chain, what gives? and is it even worth going through all the trouble or should I just buy a new scooter? there’s so much more to add here but its probably better to let the discussion take place!
If anyone knows of a website strictly for upgrading from say most scooters on electricscooterparts.com (old scool, lead acid batteries, brushed motors, etc…)
to anything in the vicinity of a modern off road capable e scooter PLEASE, share!!!
ADDITIONAL KEY WORDS TO AID IN QUEST: DIY Custom Upgrade Modernize Chain/Belt Drive to Hub Motor Modificaton
Thanks All! Tater Out!