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  Reply # 2157792 10-Jan-2019 22:25
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I encountered a few in Lower Hutt and since my son who's studying in Auckland had an account, tried one out. Haven't ridden a scooter in years but it didn't take long to get the hang of it. But I can see the potential for accidents and they can go quite fast and they are not that controllable (well not for me :-) ) But it was a pretty cool experience. I would not ride one on the street and the footpath is dangerous for pedestrians so it's a challenge to use them, to be sure. 





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  Reply # 2158158 11-Jan-2019 13:52
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Coming into work this morning, I parked up at my normal spot and grabbed a Lime and road it on the road/footpath
It was a way better experience being able to go a decent pace (around 20km/hr) and without having to stop every 3 seconds for people who don't listen to the bell - I had to go on a slightly longer detour to get to work as I went around the Princes St "hill" - even the upward slope of Lower Stuart Street saw the speed drop rapidly 

 

Is it worth the $4-5 cost on an otherwise free walk? 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2158162 11-Jan-2019 14:02
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nzkiwiman:

 

Is it worth the $4-5 cost on an otherwise free walk? 

 

 

 

 

Were you smiling at the end of your ride? 

 

 

 

Then the answer is yes...





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  Reply # 2159416 11-Jan-2019 18:13
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nzkiwiman:

 

Coming into work this morning, I parked up at my normal spot and grabbed a Lime and road it on the road/footpath
It was a way better experience being able to go a decent pace (around 20km/hr) and without having to stop every 3 seconds for people who don't listen to the bell - I had to go on a slightly longer detour to get to work as I went around the Princes St "hill" - even the upward slope of Lower Stuart Street saw the speed drop rapidly 

 

Is it worth the $4-5 cost on an otherwise free walk? 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2159418 11-Jan-2019 18:51
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Thanks for the code. I rode up the hill to Roslyn this evening. Almost made it to the top. The scooter had about 80% battery when I started but ran out of juice 10m from Highgate. Started at Pak 'n Save.

Took a more gentle route and had to assist it a few times but in managed to go 10km/hr or more most of the way unassisted.

Got some strange looks from people not expecting to see one being driven in the suburbs up here.

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  Reply # 2159431 11-Jan-2019 19:49
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Something that can go 40 kph but

Doesn't need a helmet
Doesn't need licence
Ok to go on footpaths whereas kids have to cycle on roads with cars

Impressive!




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  Reply # 2159433 11-Jan-2019 19:50
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I got to 95kmh on my mountainbike down Baldwin Street once.

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  Reply # 2159435 11-Jan-2019 19:59
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mudguard: I got to 95kmh on my mountainbike down Baldwin Street once.


You must have Saints.




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  Reply # 2159436 11-Jan-2019 19:59
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Has someone hacked the app yet?




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  Reply # 2159440 11-Jan-2019 20:17
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mudguard: I got to 95kmh on my mountainbike down Baldwin Street once.


You must have Saints.


Ha I do now. But Hayes Mag with 200mm rotors were more than enough. Rumour was someone did 100kmh but my gearing was only good up to about 40kmh. Then it was just a speed tuck.

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  Reply # 2160739 14-Jan-2019 09:07
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Batman: Has someone hacked the app yet?

 

I'm wondering how easy it is to pick one up and remove the GPS and other smarts and score yourself a scooter? Have they put much thought into protecting them from being stolen?


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  Reply # 2160764 14-Jan-2019 10:12
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cruxis:

 

I believe this kit also works on lime

 

https://boingboing.net/2018/12/08/flipping-a-bird.html

 

https://scootertalk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1643&fbclid=IwAR0-b9xJKny5r5adXwc6gocfXbqZ9scA1fpgX5t8L7f7afbT9RZU33Exqnk#p1643

 

 

An interesting read. Apparently there are hundreds of abandoned scooters in America and so it's easy to get one legally and convert it for private use.


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  Reply # 2160776 14-Jan-2019 10:32
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Legal to take and keep in US may or may not apply here?




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  Reply # 2160777 14-Jan-2019 10:34
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The scooters have invaded Mosgiel; so after work I must give it a try on the flat

 

Does anyone know what happens when you run out of credit and don't have auto recharge on your account - does the Scooter just stop working or does your account go into negative balance?


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