A very nice friend gave me this broken electric scooter (probably just a dead battery). Since i have always wanted one from the moment i heard about them i was very happy! Doesn't matter if it's broken because that will just give me a good reason to take it apart and rebuild it like I want it.

I found a very similar model on ebay and youtube, the motor is somewhere around 100W. Pretty anemic yes. But hey, it's free anemia.

I'm thinking LiPoFe batteries, a charging docking station for my phone, a more powerful motor, storage space and of course a new look!

Step 1: Open Her Up!

Use what ever tools you need. I used a flat head screw driver on a multi-tool. It was inconvenient but got the job done.

1. Remove saddle post.
There was a button I needed to press in, very simple.

2. Remove top cover screws. 4 screws, one in each corner.

3. Remove battery and control box.
Both just needed to be disconnected and lifted out. A bit of old electrical tape around the connectors to keep them in place so they were pretty sticky.

4. Test battery.
I had no volt-meter at home so i went ghetto and simply shorted the battery for a moment. No spark=no power. Dead. (Don't short a battery unless you _really_ know what you are doing).
You going to have fun fun fun!!!
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