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  #2269951 4-Jul-2019 15:26
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I'll ride mine if there's very light rain, or if there's water on the road after rain, but not if it's anything significant in terms of rainfall.

We've clearly had good weather recently as today was the first I've had to drive my car to work in the past two weeks. Surprised at how much I missed the ride in!



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  #2269985 4-Jul-2019 16:08
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I worry more about myself than my scooter when it rains. It does not take long to get soaked through especially at speed. I suspect that it would not be great for the scooter either.
There have been very few days lately though when I did not use my scooter.
I did invest in some gloves though.




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  #2274326 10-Jul-2019 20:47
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anyone here is in wellington and has a zero 8 or zero 9 scooter that i could come and see. Will really appreciate it.

 

 

 

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  #2284118 26-Jul-2019 12:19
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robfish: Yes the clunking sound is a bit disconcerting.
Don't get tempted to tighten the suspension though. The cable feeding the front strip light can be easily cut if not unsoldered and removed before separating the stem from the shaft.

The best way to overcome it is to put your weight over the rear when going over bumps and crossings.

 

Ok, so I'm starting to get a little worried with the clunking emanating from the front suspension. It wasn't there until relatively recently, and given I ride really carefully (never jump curbs, avoid potholes etc) I can't work out where it's come from.

 

Given, @robfish, you say to avoid tightening the suspension, is there nothing active one can do to fix this problem? (Shifting weight to the back is a workaround response to a product failure, rather than a true fix I reckon.)

 

There are a couple of other things that have me slightly worried:

 

1. Handlebars can somehow twist independently from the point where the red screw-in part tightens (ie, this is a rotational turn of the bar from the outside of the red part, as opposed to a wiggly handlebar).

 

2. Wear on the fabric covering the wires, in particular where they join into the board - see this photo.

 

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I've done less than 300 careful kilometres on mine and I'm worried, if these issues continue to get worse, whether it'll remain ride-able and/or safe in a year or two. I didn't spend close to $2k for something for the short-term.

 

(Reflects my concern, raised with the sellers, of the lack of any decent maintenance instructions with these scooters - the manual with my old Mi 365 was pretty good in this regard, so I'd expect even more of an emphasis on ensuring on-going performance and safety from a scooter capable of twice the speed and distance.


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For the handlebars twisting, do this:

 

- loosen the red collar

 

- twist the outer handlebar by hand to tighten it up (the inner end is threaded, but you can't actually see it), this puts the brake levers out of alignment

 

- tighten the red collar

 

- re-align the brake lever/bell/controller by loosening the clamp with an allen key, and turning them back to where you like them

 

 

 

 


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  #2286787 31-Jul-2019 19:21
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After nearly 20 years of exclusively commuting to work via bus or train, I'm over it and looking at alternative methods.

I've been looking at a Zero 10X and the Speedway V. Anyone in Wellington from the northern suburbs commuting by electric scooter? I'd be interested to hear people's experiences.

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  #2286814 31-Jul-2019 19:56
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GenesisNZ: After nearly 20 years of exclusively commuting to work via bus or train, I'm over it and looking at alternative methods.

I've been looking at a Zero 10X and the Speedway V. Anyone in Wellington from the northern suburbs commuting by electric scooter? I'd be interested to hear people's experiences.

 

I'll be interested in seeing if others do this kind of distance (and in this kind of location), and if so how they find it.

 

Are you thinking of coming in all the way from say Khandallah into the central city? That's a decent distance plus, of course, a decent incline that may be hard on the brakes going down, though the return trip will be no match for the power of a 10X I imagine (even my 10 has a lot of grunt on hills).

 

Another factor is that famous Wellington weather - I'd be avoiding scootering in in bad weather for sure, so you'll still be needing an alternative means of transport on those days (including the potential to need to leave the scooter at work if it turns cr@p). 


 
 
 
 


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  #2286935 1-Aug-2019 08:59
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If it’s a long trip, IMO a decent cruise control system is a must. Some systems are very difficult to engage and do not allow modulation of the speed on the fly.



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  #2286942 1-Aug-2019 09:10
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IMO cruise control at high speed is a dangerous feature.





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  #2286957 1-Aug-2019 09:18
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robfish:

 

IMO cruise control at high speed is a dangerous feature.

 

 

Yep, I agree. I used it regularly on my old Mi (even though it was a dog to set at anything other than full speed, given the temperamental accelerator) but given its top speed was not too fast it was fine. I then tried it on my Zero 10 and it was quite a scary experience, so quickly disabled it.

 

@robfish - just wondering if you could give me your advice on the question I asked regarding whether anything can be done to fix the clunking of the front suspension? Given your wide exposure to these scooters, and relationship with the importers, I thought you'd know the answer (if there is one). Next step if I can't find a solution is to go back to the retailer for help... Thanks.




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  #2287005 1-Aug-2019 10:14
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Yes there are fixes for those problems. I have PMed you Jonathan.

 

You should contact the supplier.





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  #2287031 1-Aug-2019 10:44
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robfish:

IMO cruise control at high speed is a dangerous feature.



Yes, I agree. It sounds positively dangerous on the Zero 10, with a combination of extremely high speeds and twitchy controls, although twitchy controls themselves can make the need for cruise control even more important.

IMO a decent cruise control system should be easy to engage and do nothing more than relieve the rider of the need to constantly hold the accelerator when the time is right. It should also disengage on any occasion that there becomes a sudden increase in load (terrain change, braking or sharp turn, for example) rather than fighting to enforce the set speed.



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  #2287036 1-Aug-2019 10:54
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I do not find the throttle "twitchy" on any of the Zero scooters.

 

I did on the Mi365 though.





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  #2287070 1-Aug-2019 12:06
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I didn't mean to give the impression that the Zero has a twitchy throttle; this certainly is the case with the Mi, though.

 

The throttle on the Zero is actually really nicely actuated, and it's easy to maintain a relatively constant speed. The problem with cruise control on the Zero is more that it simply goes so fast that it's easy to feel out of control; there's also less need for it compared to the Mi, given the throttle is decent.


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  #2287353 1-Aug-2019 19:19
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jonathan18:

GenesisNZ: After nearly 20 years of exclusively commuting to work via bus or train, I'm over it and looking at alternative methods.

I've been looking at a Zero 10X and the Speedway V. Anyone in Wellington from the northern suburbs commuting by electric scooter? I'd be interested to hear people's experiences.


I'll be interested in seeing if others do this kind of distance (and in this kind of location), and if so how they find it.


Are you thinking of coming in all the way from say Khandallah into the central city? That's a decent distance plus, of course, a decent incline that may be hard on the brakes going down, though the return trip will be no match for the power of a 10X I imagine (even my 10 has a lot of grunt on hills).


Another factor is that famous Wellington weather - I'd be avoiding scootering in in bad weather for sure, so you'll still be needing an alternative means of transport on those days (including the potential to need to leave the scooter at work if it turns cr@p). 



I'm in Newlands, so further out still. A friend has just purchased a Speedway V and lives in the Johnsonville area. I think his plan is to initially take the train, get used to the scooter and then look at potentially scooting all the way in.

I've tried a Speedway before and those things are beasts. You could easily take on some of the steepest hills we have here in Welly.

Agreed about the weather here. I've also been looking into investing in a decent, full face helmet. Any recommendations?

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