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  1. Here's my Amazon review for a NanRobot D5+ This is a copy of the review I posted on Amazon where I purchased my scoot. A NanRobot D5+ Glad a month of research led me to this scoot. I must have watched every You Tube video on e-scoots. There must be 100 of them. I did have a week of using a 36V UberScoot and wasn't impressed. The experience did give me an idea of what I really wanted in an e-scoot, though. I did not want a chain drive. I did not want lead acid batteries. Advantages of the D5+ follow: 1. 52V 26ah Li battery is one of the most powerful offered by anyone. 2. The braking system is incredible. I liken it to ABS. They call it EBS. It does take some getting used to and I warn anyone who wants to test ride my scoot "be careful of the brakes. you'll think they are going to throw you over the handlebars, but they will not". There is an adjustment that give you 3 different options of braking power. I left it on the default setting of 2. It took about a month of riding to break them in. I really don't understand how NanRobot gets mechanical brakes to respond like ABS. They just work. 3. The 2 x 1000 watt motors provide me with all the power and speed I'll ever use. I live in a hilly area where some of the streets have 25° inclines. It took about a week of riding to get the hang of power vs battery life to kinda understand what power settings to use. I ride in speed mode 2 which maxes at 22 mph. And I keep DUAL on all the time. This means that both motors are used all the time. Some times on a steep hill I switch to TURBO but for the most part the D5+ maintains 22 mph. I don't know what top speed is-I don't care. 4. I find the build quality and finish very good. There is some play in the steering column but I think it's because of the folding mechanism and I think all foldables will have this. 5. The seat! I did put a wood plug in the seat post to keep the seat from sometimes slipping down. I didn't want to have to tighten the clamp with such force that I'd need a tool to loosen. Also I wish there was no 1" of spring travel when you sit down but I've gotten used to it. 6. The Throttle and Controller. The instruction manual does not go into great detail on the use. I found a manual for the Dualtron II on You Tube which did a good job and it's the same controller. I think the D5+ has a cutoff of 43V to protect the battery. There is no warning when you're getting close to cutoff. The scoot just stops. I recharge when I get 2 bars of battery left. I have no idea about range. It's going to vary because of terrain and what mode you choose. I really am glad I chose the D5+ over an e-bike. It does all I want and for 1/2 the cost. 7. After purchase service: Very responsive !! I asked to purchase 2 of the plastic ( should be $1 each) seat post spacers and they sent an entire seat, post and mounting bracket. This is $150 item. I felt guilty. Thought maybe they misunderstood my request. I offered to return it to California at my expense. "Nope". Another thing which I was not aware of: Because I used my Amazon Prime card to purchase the D5+ I got a 5% credit back! Also some have complained about some bolts not tightened. All the controls on the handlebars were shipped loose. This is because they didn't want any strain on the wire. They needed repositioning anyway. Tightening is easy and should be part of any purchase. I'm very happy with my purchase and the supplier ( yume smart ) has been very responsive to the point of overkill. Really incredible service. Thank you NanRobot.
  2. This is a copy of the review I posted on Amazon where I purchased my scoot. A NanRobot D5+ Glad a month of research led me to this scoot. I must have watched every You Tube video on e-scoots. There must be 100 of them. I did have a week of using a 36V UberScoot and wasn't impressed. The experience did give me an idea of what I really wanted in an e-scoot, though. I did not want a chain drive. I did not want lead acid batteries. Advantages of the D5+ follow: 1. 52V 26ah Li battery is one of the most powerful offered by anyone. 2. The braking system is incredible. I liken it to ABS. They call it EBS. It does take some getting used to and I warn anyone who wants to test ride my scoot "be careful of the brakes. you'll think they are going to throw you over the handlebars, but they will not". There is an adjustment that give you 3 different options of braking power. I left it on the default setting of 2. It took about a month of riding to break them in. I really don't understand how NanRobot gets mechanical brakes to respond like ABS. They just work. 3. The 2 x 1000 watt motors provide me with all the power and speed I'll ever use. I live in a hilly area where some of the streets have 25° inclines. It took about a week of riding to get the hang of power vs battery life to kinda understand what power settings to use. I ride in speed mode 2 which maxes at 22 mph. And I keep DUAL on all the time. This means that both motors are used all the time. Some times on a steep hill I switch to TURBO but for the most part the D5+ maintains 22 mph. I don't know what top speed is-I don't care. 4. I find the build quality and finish very good. There is some play in the steering column but I think it's because of the folding mechanism and I think all foldables will have this. 5. The seat! I did put a wood plug in the seat post to keep the seat from sometimes slipping down. I didn't want to have to tighten the clamp with such force that I'd need a tool to loosen. Also I wish there was no 1" of spring travel when you sit down but I've gotten used to it. 6. The Throttle and Controller. The instruction manual does not go into great detail on the use. I found a manual for the Dualtron II on You Tube which did a good job and it's the same controller. I think the D5+ has a cutoff of 43V to protect the battery. There is no warning when you're getting close to cutoff. The scoot just stops. I recharge when I get 2 bars of battery left. I have no idea about range. It's going to vary because of terrain and what mode you choose. I really am glad I chose the D5+ over an e-bike. It does all I want and for 1/2 the cost. 7. After purchase service: Very responsive !! I asked to purchase 2 of the plastic ( should be $1 each) seat post spacers and they sent an entire seat, post and mounting bracket. This is $150 item. I felt guilty. Thought maybe they misunderstood my request. I offered to return it to California at my expense. "Nope". Another thing which I was not aware of: Because I used my Amazon Prime card to purchase the D5+ I got a 5% credit back! Also some have complained about some bolts not tightened. All the controls on the handlebars were shipped loose. This is because they didn't want any strain on the wire. They needed repositioning anyway. Tightening is easy and should be part of any purchase. I'm very happy with my purchase and the supplier ( yume smart ) has been very responsive to the point of overkill. Really incredible service. Thank you NanRobot.
  3. I've owned a NanRobot D5+ for a month and like it! Just wonder if anyone can give me some tips about the title subject. I live in a hilly community - many 15° inclines. My D5+ has the following choices: Speed control has 3 options, ie: Mode 1 limits speed to 12 mph, Mode 2 is 22 mpg, Mode 3 is 35 mph. Next I have Two 1000W motors. Batter is a LiPo 52V 26ah. I have a choice of using Dual or Single motors. Lastly, Turbo vs ECO. I use Mode 2 on the speed controller. I find that while climbing a hill in Mode 2, Single Motor the speed drops to 14 mph. I can easily sustain 22 mph if I use DUAL Motors. I don't use TURBO because I think I'm conserving the battery. Here's the question: Which is better, ie: Go up a hill in Single and feel the stain on one motor or use DUAL motors all the time? In DUAL the D5+ has no strain and will easily climb hills without loss of speed. With all the choices how do you ride your scoots? I prefer using DUAL and ECO. I will use SINGLE and ECO if it's better for battery life.
  4. Just bought a NanRobot D5+ from Amazon = $1550. It shipped from California and I got it in 5 working days. I did research for 3 months and watched many hours of YouTube videos. The choice was daunting. I'm 81 years old and wanted something to get to my mailbox which is a 1/2 mile from home. Too lazy to walk and hated to get out a car for the short trip. I couldn't justify Dualtron's cost. I'm happy with my choice but I don't have any thing to compare to. I wish I could rewrite the Owner's manual, though. I did own an Uberscoot 36V , lead acid battery, chain drive for a week before I bought the D5+. For me the criteria for a different scoot was: 1.No chain drive 2.Dual wheel drive 3. Minimum speed 25mph 4.Must have Li battery. The D5+ meets all those requirements. Speed mode 1 rides at 12mph, mode 2 rides at 22mph mode 3 gets to 36mph. I ride in mode 2, non-turbo, dual motors. On 20° inclines I punch TURBO and can actually accelerate up the hill up to the max mode 2 speed of 22mph. Overall quality is good. There is some steering head play but I attribute that to the folding mechanism. I would think all foldables are similar. The braking system is incredible! They call it EBS, I call it ABS. Takes a few rides to get used to, though. The throttle controller is similar to Dualtron's and I used their owner manual to figure out how to negotiate the modes. After owning theD5+ for a month I would still buy it.
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