How to Make a Razor E100 Electric Scooter Fasterby Paul Betters
The Razor E100 is an electric scooter suitable for children and young adults. While the E100 is a relatively low-maintenance vehicle, you will need to keep it in top shape if you want to get top speeds. By observing some simple riding rules and maintaining your Razor, you can avoid any dips in speed, and keep your scooter moving quickly.
Check the air pressure in the front tire. Even a new, out-of-the-box E100 will probably have lost some air during shipping. If the air pressure is low, use your air pump to re-inflate the tire.
Turn off your scooter. Take a look at the brake pads, which are to either side of the wheel. If the brake pads are not aligned properly, they may be scraping against the tire, both reducing speed and prematurely wearing out the brake pads. To realign the brake pads, unscrew the fixing nut on the right side of the tire, and raise or lower the brake pads until they are properly aligned. Tighten the fixing nut.
Remove the two screws holding the chain guard in place. The chain guard can be found on right-hand side of your E100, near the back wheel. Your scooter should still be turned off. Apply a chain lubricant to the chain. Replace the chain guard and screw it back into place. This will help the chain run more smoothly and efficiently.
Pick a flat, hard, dry surface when riding your Razor E100. Surfaces such as gravel, grass, sand and dirt are not ideal, and will slow you down. If you can, keep the E100 on surfaces such as concrete.
Keep the scooter light. The E100 has a weight limit of 120 pounds, and should only be ridden by one person at a time. Too much weight will slow down your riding. Also try to keep the weight balanced along the center line of the scooter.
Charge your scooter up to full capacity. When you first get your E100, you will need to charge it for up to 18 hours. After that, a full recharge can take up to 12 hours.
Things You'll Need
- Air pump
- Phillips screwdriver
- Chain lubricant
- E100 charger
Paul Betters is a freelance writer who is currently working out of Providence, R.I. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island and has been writing instructional articles since April of 2009, specializing in technology.