3 Things You Should Know Before Customizing Your Electric Scooter

Electric scooters are a product of many failed attempts. It’s no wonder that electric scooters for adults create enthusiasts that continue to tinker with its design. Modding an electric scooter can be fun if you know what you’re doing. The electric scooter Xiaomi in Australia can be used as a base for custom builds. This, of course, comes with its own set of risks.

What can I customize in an electric scooter?

    • Suspension
    • Tyres
    • Grips
    • Firmware
    • Brakes

3 Things to Know Before Customizing your Electric Scooter

Recognize a fool’s errand before it happens.

There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube that help you customize every aspect of your electric scooter. Some people even manage to build an electric scooter from scratch using a kid’s Razor. The Xiaomi M365 electric scooter in particular often gets modded because you can buy it at a low price then add extra features yourself. This, however, still costs time, money, and mechanical aptitude.

Before making any customizations that will change the behaviour of the scooter, assess if the benefits outweigh the risks, or if the problem can be solved by simple adjustments. You can end up with Xtech brakes that don’t fit or set your scooter on fire with a badly wired external battery.  

No one needs to be a speed demon.

The most common buyer’s remorse is lack of speed. The maximum speed limit in Australia, where electric scooters are legal, is 25 km/h. Electric scooter manufacturers intentionally limit your speed to comply with regulations. Going faster than that on a regular commute in the city is a bone fracture waiting to happen.

You can unlock the speed of the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter through a hack. But keep in mind this may void the warranty and using custom software will “brick” your scooter (app causes scooter to malfunction and not work).

Measure, measure, measure.

There are a lot of aftermarket parts and accessories online. You can add bigger tyres, front suspension, and a new disc brake to your Xiaomi M365 electric scooter if you’re skilled enough. While electric scooters all look the same, you still need to refer to the manufacturer’s manual to make sure that the mod will fit. You can also scour videos and forums online to see other mods that have already been done on your electric scooter model. Anything that requires soldering, wiring, and drilling is a serious project that can make your electric scooter go bad.

Unless you’re a skilled mechanic who has plenty of experience with electric scooters, you’re better off investing in features that you need. There are a lot of high-quality electric scooters to choose from when upgrading your Xiaomi M365.

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