What is Scooter: Definition and 22 Discussions

A kick scooter (also referred to as a push-scooter or scooter) is a human-powered street vehicle with a handlebar, deck, and wheels propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. Today, the most common scooters are made of aluminum, titanium, and steel. Some kick scooters made for younger children have 3 to 4 wheels (but most common ones have 2 wheels) and are made of plastic or don't fold. High-performance Kickbikes made for adults resemble the old "penny-farthing".Motorized scooters, historically powered by gas engines, and more recently electric motors, are self-propelled kick scooters capable of speeds of around 30 km/h (19 mph).

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  1. Astronuc

    News PSA - E-Bike/Scooter Li Battery Fires

    How E-Bike Battery Fires Became a Deadly Crisis in New York City https://www.yahoo.com/news/e-bike-battery-fires-became-120807964.html Do not bring Li batteries into an apartment or occupied structure. They should be stored in non-flammable structures, either metal, brick or cement/concrete...
  2. smallville2010

    Electrical Device for Electric Scooter, to get the speed?

    I want to do an application that can connect to my Electric scooter (the kind you stand on) and can get a speed and engine temperature readings, i'm looking into a device i can attach to the wheel or a temperature gauge i can attach to the engine and get a reading from both of them something i...
  3. M

    Improving Flawed Scooter Models: Identifying and Fixing Design Issues

    Homework Statement I have models of scooter with some flawes made on purpos. I must improve this, and point all flaws. Homework Equations Lack of equations. The Attempt at a Solution In my opinion, we do not have bearings here. However I think it's not just one problem.
  4. G

    I Wheel physics -- which scooter would be easiest to get to school and back?

    I've got a physics question. I've been looking at scooters, one of them is light weight with a 98mm wheel, and several others are heavier with bigger wheels. I'm having a hard time phrasing my question, but what I'm wanting to know is what benefits are there too the bigger tired scooters? They...
  5. CorvetteAB

    Automotive Conversion of CVT Scooter to Hybrid

    Hello friends, My team is working on a hybrid bolt on setup for a competition. We will be given a 110cc, CVT driven scooter (producing 7.80 bhp @ 7,500 rpm and 8 Nm @ 5,500 rpm). This is the scooter-...
  6. Hannemaster

    Adding a remote switch to my electric scooter

    Hi Guys, Im totally new here and I'm not even sure if this is the right forum, but I think there are a lot of people here who know all about electronics. Ok so I bought an electric scooter. It has an on/off switch but no kind of security. So if I hook it up to a pole and leave, people can still...
  7. H

    Auto/Motor Front suspension for DIY scooter

    Hi I am new to this forum and I was referred to it by a friend. I am building an electric scooter and want to know how to add suspension/shock absorbers to it. I know the terrain I want to go over. Bumps of about 1-2 inch. My wheel size will be pretty small about 7-8 inches. I was looking to...
  8. R

    Designing Electric Scooter: Forces on Handlebar

    Hi, I am trying to design an electric scooter, in a lot of ways similar to link below: http://www.letskickscoot.com/home/articles/scooter_stance.cfmFor an all electric vehicle , I am guessing stance 1 would be similar to braking, and stance 2 would be for an accelerating vehicle's frame of...
  9. RaulTheUCSCSlug

    How many of you ride Motorcycles/Scooters?

    Hey, I've been lurking in the forums for a while and would still consider myself pretty new to the forums. I just want to know how many of you guys ride a motorcycle? What is your favorite style? How many of you know too much kinematics in order to ride a motorcycle safely? :DD Also how many...
  10. B

    Calculatin coefficient of friction for a scooter

    Homework Statement My task is to design a lab in which i can solve for the coefficient of friction for a razor scooter( the little medal kids one). I planned on varying velocities and distance to show that the coefficient remained constant. Does anyone see any improvements that could me...
  11. S

    Impact force: scooter compared to Accord

    I recently received a speeding ticket for "allegedly" driving my scooter (Piaggio MP3 500) 72Mph on a stretch of road with a lower speed limit. I was traveling too fast and I deserve to pay a penalty; however, I am also hoping the judge will recognize that a speeding scooter is less potentially...
  12. P

    Fixing Missing Headlight Bulb on 200w Electric Scooter

    Hi, I recently purchased a electric scooter (Chinese), 200w motor and with 48v batteries, unfortutunately it arrrived missing the headlight bulb! it transpires that it is a 24v bulb, rather diificult to get here so it there a easy soloution to lower the wiring down to 12v (other than to buy...
  13. I

    Can a stiffer spring help my Newton Scooter travel 1.5 meters?

    I am trying to construct a Newton Scooter (one powered by Newton's Third Law) using a spring. Basically, I am supposed to make the scooter travel 1.5 meters. I've tried using a spring from a retractable pen, but the vehicle I constructed seems to be going nowhere. It seems as though too much...
  14. A

    What type of motor for an electric scooter?

    What type of motor for an electric scooter!? Im trying to build an electric scooter for my physics for engineers class. I'm having trouble decidin on using AC or DC motors it needs to be battery powered. does anyone have advice?
  15. S

    How Do You Calculate Change in Velocity?

    [SOLVED] Velocity Problem Homework Statement A motor scooter travels east at a speed of 12 m/s. The driver then reverses direction and heads west at 16 m/s. What was the change in velocity of the scooter? Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution Looking at this problem...
  16. F

    What makes the three-wheeled motor scooter design so innovative and practical?

    What do you think of the design? http://www.piaggiousa.com/pScooters/MP3.cfm
  17. S

    News Will Lewis Scooter Libby's Case Ever Truly End?

    The case has finally come to a close with a 2 1/2 sentence... I don't think so. I'm sure his lawyers will find a way to stall long enough until Bush starts handing out Presidential pardons at the end of his term.
  18. JasonRox

    New Scooter Unboxing: 550km & $2 Fill-Up

    I got my Scooter! They are delivering it as of right now, so it's coming real soon. I'll be posting some pictures later on tonight. It only has 550km on it! Hopefully, I can get it on the road and insured in the next 3-4 hours. Wish me luck. :biggrin: Note: It only cost $2 to...
  19. JasonRox

    Which scooter model is the best option for transportation and cost savings?

    So, yes I want to get a scooter. It may sound funny to some people, but I think it will be great. I stopped driving, and I'm finding it a pain in the arse to get to places especially work and the bank, which are the only places I'm going to now because of this. I considered using the bus...
  20. O

    Revamping My Scooter with 12V LED Neon Sticks & Axle Generator

    I have a scooter, which looks like this one http://img47.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gsra3eng9zq.jpg and i have two 7.2 volt battery packs to run two 12 volt led neon sticks that would sit underneath the deck and light up and look cool :rolleyes: . Well this works, but i think the voltage...
  21. B

    How can I make my electric scooter go faster

    I have a 400W electric scooter and it's just too slow. It uses a 400W, 20Ah motor. So I have a few questions: What is the easiest way to make this thing go faster without changing the controller? Will I burn the motor out with a 36V battery pack (the pack is 3 twelve volt, twelve amp...
  22. D

    In theory how fast can this scooter go?

    I just bought a 1500x motorboard scooter and it is powered by two 350 watts electric motor. The wheel is friction driven and the drive train is very direct. If I weigh 150 lbs and the scooter weigh 22 lbs, in theory how fast can I go if the to motor is at peak performance? The scooter's...