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Upgrade gearing on a elderly-person scooter? Answered

Hi guys,
I recently a scooter for free on the side of the road. It is one of those sit down grandparent's motorized chair.

Since I am have no other use for it, I am planning on making some bada55 scooter from he11. It is electric, and made by a company called "guardian". Oh, and it still works, I'm just not sure of the battery life.

Has anyone ever messed around with one before?
Any help would be appreciated!

*I don't remember instructable's policy on swearing so that’s the reason for the numbers :)


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Best Answer 10 years ago

Whereas you may be able to get the machine to go faster I doubt it will be stable and your battery lift will approach zero very quickly.

Most of these machines are run from a geared motor, usually a worm gear - It will be impossible to change this so you will have to re design the entire drive mechanism.

Good luck

IF it works - why not be a good Samaritan and find someone who needs such a machine and give it to them?


10 years ago

You could increase the battery voltage, but you'd have to be careful not to fry the motors.