Razor Electric Motorcycle

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  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Have you guys seen these??

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    I found one of these on CL for $40 and bought it on a whim as I was literally driving by. The battery was toast so I put new batteries in it for $20 and it's a pretty badass bike! Its not fast but its certainly not slow.

    I took it camping - threw it in the truck of my car- last weekend with a couple other families and the dads rode around with their kids on it for a good two hours and everyone had a blast. I can only imagine how long the batteries would last without my giant ass on the back of it.

    Other campers were not bent out of shape with tons of noise....hell brand new, they are only ~$250. I may have to get another one when my kid gets bigger so we can go ride together....

    :lol3


    the youtubes are full of vids of kids having fun on these things things:



    Best $60 I have ever spent!
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  2. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Cool.. I found a used one for $100.00 and gave it to my grandson for his fifth birthday a couple years ago.
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    My son is 2 1/2 so he isnt big enough yet, but he loves to ride on it with me. I sometimes hold the tail and run behind him so he can "ride" - kid is hooked so young....
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  4. voltsxamps

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    AFDC36F6-AFA0-432E-87EB-244D8116DD27.jpeg I got my son one of these 2 years ago and he and the neighborhood kids still ride it. His sister rolls on the Razor “Vespa”

    Agreed - great investment. Gets the kids out of the house! :)
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  5. Dao1

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    problem solved....
    ezride.jpg

    http://www.e-z-ride.com/products.html
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  6. Dao1

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    This is Razor's newest toy for the kiddos....the RSF350- a supermoto e-bike!
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  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Looks like a Brammo!
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  8. voltsxamps

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    2nd set of batteries added for twice the range!

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  9. ADVDucs33

    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    I just picked up a used MX650 for cheap that has good batteries, and the fuzz on the tires. Guy bought it around Christmas, it was a failed gift.
    I want to bump up range but leave it at 36v, it'd make a good pitbike at meets I think.
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  10. EvrythingAwesom

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    A buddy won one in a contest, many years ago.

    Everybody (adults) wanted a test ride.
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    I’ve rode my son’s MX razor a few times. Fun!
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  12. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    What batteries did y'all use. I've gotta replace a set and wondering what y'all used.
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  13. voltsxamps

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    I don’t recall exactly what the specs were but it was similar to the OEM’s in size and Ah.

    For extended range, I duct taped the 2nd set together then used an old dog collar to secure them against the underseat frame. Has held up for 18+ months so far.

    I could’ve wired them in series/parallel and used a higher Ah charger but left them as 2 separate battery sets with individual male quick connects to continue using the OEM charger.
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  14. turbonotch

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    I was more excited to see this thread than I’d care to admit. I am a long time fan of 2-stroke woods motorcycles, but I have a 4 year old that will be learning to ride as soon as he ditches training wheels on his pedal bicycle. The guys in my enduro club are shocked that I don’t want a PW50, but we still live in town and there are no public riding areas for kids within 2 hours of our house... the electric minibikes really open up a lot of discrete options ;)

    So far we’ve had great experiences with a Go-Bowen 24V Sonora ATV that I’m going to upgrade to 36V this summer. I was considering spending the big bucks for an Oset or Kuberg 16” Electric Trials, but a coworker gave me a free Razor MX500 with dead batteries and the build quality is better than I expected!

    Since I am already $1500 ahead of budget, I think I may poney up the cash (~$350) to do a lithium battery conversion. It would shave 15 pounds off the ride weight, lower the center of gravity, and improve power/range/run time. I found this detailed how-to with video that is quite inspiring: http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=5353.0

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  15. ex250mike

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    once you go lithium you never go back.
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  16. resslerm

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    Found a MX500 model next to someones trash cans in my neighborhood last year. Tossed some batteries in it, good to go! My 5 year old nephew loves it. His little sisters like riding on it now too.

    Their mother wasn't as pleased with me. LOL
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  17. EvrythingAwesom

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    Nice dumpster diving, lol.

    Those 500W motors are common place to buy, too, should yours burn out. They are brushed type, so the brushes will go at some point.
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  18. KneeDrachen

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    Are the throttles/twist grips on the MX500 and 650 truly variable? Spent the day watching videos of kids on them after @kalonji 's input and it sounds like must kids are on/off with them, like you can hear an on/off click.
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  19. King_Kong

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    It's been years since my nephews had one. But from what I remember, it's not a truly variable throttle, BUT it is a little more complex than a simple on/off switch.

    It was something like the motor had a variable transmission, while the throttle had a few different "stages". At certain speeds slower speeds, you did have to regulate your speed by moving the throttle & then letting off.

    ...as you can see I'm not really an electrician. But, yes, it clicks. And, no, it's not a simple on/off switch.
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  20. KneeDrachen

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    Gotcha, thanks. As much as I'd like to dive in to a CRF 50 or something of the sort, the idea of having a quiet bike is appealing due to proximity of neighbors, some of which complain.....a lot.
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