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Scooter Modifications for Your Xiaomi

The Xiaomi electric scooter is awesome for those of us who need to commute everyday to work, or just want to have some fun.

Scooter Modifications

Today it’s slightly different I’m opening a new section on the site about gadgets today is not particularly now me n 365 seems very very well made if you look down here welding down here that’s extremely good the motor in the front wheel which you can see there a nice big keep always if you can see this but it’s a good quality plastic thing a kickstand which is quite robust and then around the back here you can see it’s got a disc brake which is very good and a little really tight quite simple controls just one click for all and you can see the four lights come on you pick again you get a light coming on the sponsor and you can see that but there’s the light and in fact light having on the back as well if you put the brake light on then tap it twice quickly green light is the economy my which means accelerates a little bit slower the spells are locked into the civil peace on the mudguard here which you can see and when it falls it helps you carry the accelerator which doesn’t go into a scooter section first thing is yeah this is the problem this joint now it looks pretty solid you can see you’ve got that the headset here and got a couple of screws and you’ve got this lever here which is which is activated from the Seletar down here now the problem is that this area here gets a lot of wear and tear if it starts vibrating underneath this is live it starts to slowly wear and vibrate more and more what happens is it’s actually locking underneath this metal lip so put a metal to metal contact why no from the forum’s is that over time it starts to get very very loose and although you can adjust you route of adjustment very quickly and you still get the vibration there is a fix for that I’m gonna show you that fix first because that’s one of the most important things to do there is actually serve diagrams of how to extract these on a 3d printer now I don’t have a 3d printer so I just was able to buy it because Russia seems to be very theistic about these scooters and those shops that actually sell spare parts it comes in two sizes this one happens to be a point four millimeter one which is good for new scooters with very little wear and it also comes at a point eight millimeter one if you’ve got a little bit more wear and tear on your scooter long ends go backwards to follow contour thing push it down and then we just lift up a scooter walks in it very nicely no that’s locked in and absolutely rock saw it nothing happening there at all that should save a lot of problems in the future its problem you may have and we’re gonna fix today what happens is underneath this cover there is a wire that runs underneath this mud guard this is quite flexible and as it flexes and bounces against the tire it actually rubs and over time this wire under here can wear through and cause you problems so again there’s a fix the rear mudguard is secured by three screws they should all be covered by these little covers here and unfortunately when mine was delivered one of these covers was missing but I’m gonna put some silicone on that just to protect it anyway so there you can see what I mean by this problem this was just exposed and put in rubble very easily against that way I think in the mudguard off if you see here there’s a little clip on the bottom here you just basically have to squeeze it from the other side walks into quite fiddly well so here are two pieces the mud guard thing here and the actual protective thing here right so the best way to do this is to actually the screw in first as a guiding spoon and sort of smuggling this mud guard thing underneath this it just only has one screw hole I think that’s why cuz just going into plastic but that’s pretty good and that as you can see now protected and then it’s just a question of reassembling so we’ll go back to do that now let’s just tighten up these talks and that’s get done right now the biggest problem with the scooter actually lives in this section here which is where the batteries are couple of things happened one was a fuse problem which has been cured by software upgrade to be the firmware and to the controller but the second is a little more serious and is to do with the shocks of a tree game I hope you can see it this is a plastic plate is quite thin plastic is held with 18 screws it seems like this doesn’t give sufficient protection to the battery the battery rattles around a bit and the batteries a number of smaller cell you’re going to see but it kind of got soldered connections and they get rattled and some of those connections gets charred off not impossible to fix but it’s quite an ugly fix because the batteries encased in plastic in you have to cut it out so what I know that a company here is produce not saying – link I’m not sure they send them overseas well they’ve done is upgraded it from this rather flimsy thing which you will see it offers very flimsy to a much more high density it’s a type of alpha themed plastic it has two things one the battery sits on these cushioned grips and because this doesn’t move so much hopefully it doesn’t get someone shot the second thing this does to the surface which is great for the company that makes it it’s supposed to be much more scratch resistant and slimy than the one that comes with the scooter and therefore it should to protect the body as well the final thing is if you put silicon seal on that Ridge which I’m going to do you should get a hundred percent water protection home of the battery compartment of the ingress of water through this joint here is still supposed to be a bit of a problem on some scooters so hopefully we should really solve most of the battery problems the other Achilles heel is the charging port but I’m not going to do it’s incredibly Finzi it does have a little like gas there’s no protection at all here you can see how much this bends compared to a new one now see the various components here’s the main battery quite big as I said and these silver points that I’m pointing out here these are the connections ago and it’s gen read this guy that always goes much more sturdy and look he’s a little protection for the circuitry of the that’s the power management board and then we’ve got these wonderful strips to protect the battery I’m gonna need to apply some silicon seal there it is you can see it’s got clear silica on it you don’t have to be too careful there’s nothing in here that’s gonna be hurt by a little bit of silicon with and it’ll dry off and you can just scrape it off later and then just use the supplied longer screws and whack it in which is even less just this one extra strip so that’s it done didn’t take very long a simple job jobs are good so there you have it you want to do something about the battery protection bottom plate the origination you might want to investigate whether you all take should go into the lighter weight water and put some supporting tape onto that have fun highly recommended it’s a great last kilometer again duty.

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