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By lurkinglime
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These just recently showed around here. I think they've replaced the whole fleet, at least from what I've seen. They're nice, though nearly identical to the Bird Zero. The upside is the larger wheels/motor. From the photos I've seen, they have those fancy batteries inside an aluminum enclosure. However, I read that they are pretty much useless to us. Apparently they have very unique, but fancy, connectors, but also a set of 3 communication cables that attach to the controller. If the BMS doesn't get the feedback it expects from the controller, it cuts the power. It's a shame, because they look really nice, but it's more work than it's worth to dig out the silicone and try to bypass the BMS. I wonder what will happen with them when they make it to the secondary market, via auctions and the like. I guess people will recycle them or take them apart to salvage the cells. Maybe some clever person will figure out a way around the security measures. It's smart though. I know I've seen a few other models laying around with the battery snatched right out of it. Surely this will deter that sort of behavior.

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By Freebird
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First Gen scooters - consumer grade scooters with proprietary dashboard or controller substituted and some torx security screws

Second Gen Scooters - Custom frames with proprietary controllers and some proprietary screws

Third gen scooters - locked components like batteries and motors that won't work with generic parts.

Amazing how it has evolved in less than nine months. Last weekend I went downtown and the only Birds were Bird One models. The ES and M365 are long gone.

By lurkinglime
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I haven't heard if the motors are usable yet, but I did see photos of the internals. They look significantly larger, and have 40 magnets. Will this result in more power? Hopefully they can be made to work.

By Blessedb14
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:47 am
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The battery this tank comes with is a 36v 12.8 Ah. I was wondering how hard it would be to use this for s segway es-4 or a Xiaomi M365? I currently have an M365 sitting empty W no battery at all In it. Any tips ?
All you need is a good grinder

By Warsome Jamison
sliebowitz wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:18 am
i have one, and when connected to a new controller is makes almost a whining noise when accelerating. is that a phase wire issue?
What did you use to get it going? and did you solve this issue?

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i already find the way to remove the battery pack from the aluminum case without brake anything very easy and i also find the way to use the battery without shut down the power i complete convert one and is running 22 or 23 mph

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