I originally bought a Razor Metro electric scooter from the Amazon.com site. Don't get me wrong about Razor and Amazon.com, they are great companies. For what I was looking for; this Currie Ezip 1000 watt Electric Scooter does everything and so much more than I need. So, the first week I bought the Metro scooter, it caught a flat and before that it only went for about 40 minutes and would die - then it was right back to the wall plug with the thing > I only got about five to ten rides from the Metro before I had to return it. Fortunately Amazon.com and Razor warranty their products; I got a full refund and Amazon.com gave me a 40 buck credit for my troubles, and I paid no return shipping.
BUT, this Currie 1000 scooter; it is the beez neez. It does everything the product says it will do. The battery time and ride is great. Like every product anyone buys, there is always room for improvement. But, I got such a great deal on my scooter here, how could I resist buying it? It was on sale the week I bought it, so I got a 100 bucks off, for starters. The Metro scooter is the same size and same weight as the Ezip 1000, but the Ezip goes waaaaay farther in miles. With the Metro I could not even get to my local Walmart and back. With the Ezip, I can get to my local Walmart and go more miles to my local post office, and then back home. Plus, this scooter has plenty of great features that make it a real pleasing experience. It is light enough that it can be picked up and carried through the store in a cart. Safety is all here b/c the scooter does not go over 15mph. That is not real fast at all, but b/c of the speed and size of the scooter; it is considered a bicycle under the laws here in Florida. So, with a light on front, and a light on back ... this ride can be rode on the sidewalk wherever I go. It is also road ready, for riding in the bicycle lanes. No more worries about Road Rage. I am closer to the view on the scooter.
The downsides or improvements needed to this scooter are: I would like to modify this scooter so that it goes faster and will also have a freewheel in the motorized back of the scooter. A freewheel should allow the scooter coast freely, and not rotate the motor when no throttle is being used. That's really about it. The issue with throttle and mileage range is, and I had to ask Currie Customer Service about this; if the throttle is being used fully during a ride - like full throttle - then the range is decreased and cut in half. With half throttle, the range of the scooter is what the product specs states here on Walmart.com and on Currie's website. I also read somewhere there are some modifiers that can be used to make the scooter go faster; measured gears that can be used to do that. The battery pack in this scooter is great. I would like to replace the pack with a lithium iron battery pack, so that I can get 15 to 20 miles, instead of 8 to 10 miles on a charge. Lithium battery would cause the charge time to decrease, for more rides. Lithium batteries are expensive but they weigh more than twice less than the lead battery pack in the scooter now.
For the price and value to product here, this scooter is truly an awesome thing to have. I get a lot of compliments and looks about this scooter, too.
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