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A Guide to Electric Scooter Parts

By: Torrie Cantor
Popular electric scooter parts are:

- Accessories - Batteries - Chains - Chargers - Controllers - Throttles

Accessories

There are different kinds of accessories available. A popular choice for a scooter's bag is a large multi-compartment bag than can be placed onto the rear cargo rack. A good bag would be made of a cloth that is high resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Twin Velcro straps should hold the bag securely onto the seat rail or post.

You can also choose a basket to be placed in front. Good baskets would be those that fold out of the way when they're no longer in use. Steel construction is the best with thick enamel finish.

You should have a safety warning bell for your scooter. Some bells are made with compasses too. These bells fit all electric scooter and bicycle handlebars. Bells that have a pleasant sound and are audible are advisable.

A bike motor kit includes self-contained removable power unit, a mounting rack and mounting hardware. You can also buy this kit in local motorcycle stores.

A good headlight would have side light markers that provide additional illumination in the right and left side of the scooter. This is for visibility during nighttime.

Your helmet should cover the back of your head to protect it from backward falls. It should have an air-gulping front, top and back holes. There should be a thick shock absorbent lining inside the helmet that can be easily removed and replaced for cleaning purposes. Most importantly, helmets should be certified by the ASTM F1447 helmet standards or any country's helmet standards.

Even though some states don't require scooter drivers to wear helmets, it is still recommended to wear a helmet no matter how short the distance is.

Additional mirrors are also available as extra electric scooter parts. You can choose a round shaped mirror that is made of chrome plated steel, glass and rubber construction. There should be a safety reflector at the back of the mirror.

Batteries

There is a different range of batteries available for electric scooters. If you know the voltage, dimensions or amp hours, you will be able to choose what battery should you require.

Chains

The #25 chain is the most commonly used for electric scooters. This chain has a " spacing between each chain link and is " wide.

Chain Breakers

Chain breakers don't break the chain despite what they're called. Their function is to remove the pins that hold the chain links together. Master links are used to connect chains together in a continuous solid loop.

Chargers

Intellect Charger - An "Intellect Charger" works with electric scooters and bikes that have a 12 Volt battery or two 6 Volt batteries.

Controllers

There are speed controllers for Chinese-made electric scooters. This part helps control the speed of your scooter from full stop to full forward.

Throttles

The Hall Effect Throttle is the most common type that is used on electric scooters. They work on Chinese-made electric scooters and are sometimes called accelerators, twist bar, speed bar, turn throttle, speed control or derailleur.

Another type of throttle is the on / off throttle. This is used for medium size electric scooters.

5k Ohm Throttles are for high-end and older model electric scooters.

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