Greetings fellow skate-heads. First time poster long time reader of the E.S. forum and have recently been haunting these pages!
As much fun as it was around the streets, I decided sell my Evolve Bamboo. It was great fun but a bit impractical for toting on and off the train. Due to the overall length and the motor all the way to the end it made for an unwieldy bit of kit.
I have been eyeing the market for something that would be best suited as a “last mile” run about. @RunPlayBack 's recent Jet Spud build ticks all the boxes for me! What a fantastic piece of work… you should be commended sir.
I’ve started to run the numbers and its looking something like the following (in AUD):.
Carbon -single hub $569.00 (Or Enertion kit)
Vest (Enertion) $139.00
Exertion remote $138.00
Smart cell case $85.00
Cruiser deck $80
Grand total :$1470
As you can see the $$$ really starts to creep up there and this doesn’t count for any additional contingencies.
Reading through a number posts, its clear that there will certainly be some trial and error. A couple threads highlight the sensitive nature of the VESC so I could expect needing to order 2.
I am totally on board with the DIY movement but Iam staying to keep around the $1000ish mark. Other than the inherent limitations of working with a mass produced option, are there any reasons why parting out something like this (out of China) and reapplying it to my own configuration wouldn’t make sense? It is supposed to have quality components…$950AUD
Any comments/ advice would be appreciated!
Battery:8.8Ah (Samsung Cells)
Control system:Bluetooth wireless control