Do you own a Segway Max G30 and are you looking for ways to make your Ninebot scooter faster? Well, you’re in the right place!
Unlocking the full speed potential of your Segway Ninebot Max G30 can elevate your riding experience. In this article, we delve into five tried-and-tested speed hacks, from simple adjustments to advanced modifications, ensuring your scooter performs at its best.
Whether you’re looking for a quick boost or a comprehensive upgrade, these valuable tips are your go-to guide to enhance the speed of your Segway Ninebot scooter.
Table of Contents
- 1 Basic Tips & Tricks To Make Electric Scooter Faster
- 2 6 Advanced Speed Hacks For Ninebot G30 Max (Tried & Tested)
- 3 Optimzing Speed : Adjusting Speed Mode
- 4 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- 5 Conclusion
Basic Tips & Tricks To Make Electric Scooter Faster
1. Enhancing Scooter Agility
Achieving a lightweight design for your scooter is a simple yet effective method to boost its speed. Streamline its structure by eliminating any surplus components that are rarely utilized. It’s crucial to maintain a balanced load on the scooter, avoiding overloading with excess weight, be it cargo or passengers, to ensure optimal performance.
2. Precision in Tire Alignment and Pressure Adjustment
Maintaining proper tire pressure minimizes friction between the tire and the surface, resulting in increased speed. Simply inflating low-pressure tires can effortlessly add 1-3 mph to your scooter’s speed.[Read: The Impact of Tire Pressure on Scooter Range ]
3. Thorough Brake Inspection
Ensure that the brake pads on your Segway scooter do not make unwanted contact with the brake rotor or tire rim. Such contact can lead to friction, causing power loss and decreased speed. Additionally, verify that the brake lever fully returns to its original position after use.
4. Pre-Ride Battery Charging
Always charge your Ninebot scooter before embarking on a ride. A fully charged battery offers higher voltage compared to a nearly depleted one, allowing the motor to generate more output power and resulting in a faster ride.
5. Mastering Aerodynamic Riding Techniques
Optimize your posture to minimize air resistance during rides. Wear snug-fitting clothing and adopt a streamlined stance, leaning slightly forward. This promotes smoother airflow, reducing resistance and enhancing overall speed.[Read More : Art of aerodynamic Riding ]
6. Fine-Tuning Motor and Cooling Systems
Adjust the motor controller to your specifications, as it governs the input to the motor. Modifying it can lead to increased speed. Ensure proper ventilation and cooling for the motors and other scooter components by clearing away dirt and debris that may impede airflow.
6 Advanced Speed Hacks For Ninebot G30 Max (Tried & Tested)
1. Turning Off Speed Limit
Turning off speed limit is easy in Segway Ninebot Max G30. If these methods don’t work, downgrade your firmware version and it will work for sure.
Method 1 : Using Scooter Hacking Utility App
- Download the ScooterHacking Utility app.
- Turn on your scooter and connect it to the app. In the app, navigate to the “Tools” section and select “Change region“.
- Choose “Global – (Your Scooter’s Model)” from the model selection menu.
- Your scooter will reboot, and you’ll notice changes in the serial number and region.
Method 2 : Using XiaoFlasher App
- Download the XiaoFlasher App from the Google Play Store. Get the G30DRAGSTER.zip file, but do not unzip it yet.
- Turn on your Segway Ninebot scooter and open the XiaoFlasher app on your Android device
- Tap on your scooter’s name within the app.
- Select “Change Region” in the app and set it to “US 30KM/H“. Choose “Change Region” once more and pick “Custom Serial“. Enter the unique serial number of your scooter.
- Tap on “Select Zip File”. Locate and select the downloaded Zip File.
- Click on “Flash Selected ZIP file”.
Reboot your scooter, and you’ll see that you’ve successfully unlocked your Segway Ninebot Max G30 electric scooter.
|For a detailed guide, read my blog post on How to turn off speed limit on Segway Ninebot.
2. Custom Speed Controller for Ninebot Scooters
The top speed of your Ninebot Max scooter is determined by the motor generation. A Gen 1 motor has a speed limit of 33 km/h, while a Gen 2 motor can reach 38-40 km/h downhill.
For additional speed improvements, consider firmware modifications, upgrading the speed controller, and enhancing the battery. Opt for a speed-adjustable controller with higher amperage, ensuring it stays within 25-30 Amps.
Explore products and reviews on the “My Max Mods” website to unlock the full potential of your scooter and embark on exciting adventures.
3. Battery Addition & Upgrade
Getting a Max to go 45 km/h or so is possible, but it requires either a custom 48V battery or an additional pack to put in series with the original battery.
The first method is complex and expensive (or easy if you get someone else to build the battery for you, but then it gets even more expensive), the second is cheap and relatively easy but unsafe.
Upgrading or adding batteries to a 48V system in an ethical and responsible manner is indeed possible, and it’s a common practice in various electric systems, such as e-bikes or electric scooters. Here are some general tips and guidelines to consider:
– Understand Your System:
Before making any changes, thoroughly understand the existing 48V system, including the type and capacity of the current battery/batteries.
Ensure that the new batteries are compatible with your existing system in terms of voltage and capacity. Mixing batteries of different chemistries or capacities can lead to performance issues and potential damage.
– Battery Type:
Stick to the same type of battery chemistry (e.g., lithium-ion, lead-acid) to maintain compatibility and prevent potential issues.
– Capacity Matching:
If adding a second battery, try to match the capacity of the existing one. This helps in maintaining balance and preventing one battery from discharging faster than the other.
– Series Connection:
Connect batteries in series to improve speed.
– Physical Space and Mounting:
Consider the physical space available for additional batteries. Ensure that there’s enough room for proper mounting and that the added weight won’t affect the vehicle’s balance or structural integrity.
– Charging System:
Verify that your charging system can handle the increased capacity and voltage. It’s important to use a charger that is compatible with the new battery setup. You will probably need a 52V charger or 48V.
4. Upgrading Motor (Preferred when Upgrading Battery)
I recommend exploring reputable motor brands and options available in the market, emphasizing the impact of motor quality on overall performance and longevity.
Upgrading the motor is a common and effective way to improve the performance of an electric vehicle, especially when upgrading the battery. Here are some tips and guidelines for upgrading the motor:
– Determine Motor Compatibility:
Ensure that the new motor is compatible with your existing system and the upgraded battery. Check for voltage and power requirements to match the specifications of the new battery.
– Consider Motor Type:
Different types of motors, such as brushless DC (BLDC) or brushed DC, have varying efficiency levels and performance characteristics. Choose a motor type that aligns with your specific requirements.
– Power Rating:
Select a motor with a power rating suitable for your intended use. Higher power ratings generally result in better acceleration and higher top speeds, but it’s essential to balance power with other system components.
– Torque Characteristics:
Consider the torque characteristics of the motor. Depending on your vehicle type and use, you might prioritize high torque for better acceleration or high-speed capabilities for increased top speed.
– Check Mounting Compatibility:
Ensure that the new motor has a compatible mounting configuration with your vehicle. Check dimensions and mounting points to avoid any modifications that could affect the structural integrity.
5. Unlocking Speed When Downhilling
When downhilling, you can follow these steps to freely let your scooter cross the limits when downhilling:
- Open the App.
- Turn off adaptive/ regenerative braking (“KERS”).
- Whenever downhilling, release the throttle and set it free.
- Your scooter will freely dowhill now, you can use brakes (preferably mechanical) to control the speed.
If the App can’t be used to turn off regen-braking, you can use custom firmware or flash it according to the apps suggested in the above “turning off speed limits” section.
6. Switching To Solid Tires
Replacing traditional pneumatic (air-filled) tires with solid tires can potentially contribute to a perceived increase in speed for certain types of vehicles and applications. Here are some factors to consider:
– Reduced Rolling Resistance:
Solid tires typically have lower rolling resistance compared to pneumatic tires. Rolling resistance is the force that opposes the motion of the tire as it rolls on a surface. With less rolling resistance, the vehicle may require less energy to move, potentially resulting in a perception of increased speed.
– No Air Compression:
Pneumatic tires deform and compress as they rotate, absorbing some energy in the process. Solid tires, being rigid, do not compress like pneumatic tires, which can result in more efficient power transfer to the ground, contributing to a sense of increased speed.
– Less Flex in Sidewalls:
Solid tires have rigid sidewalls compared to the flexible sidewalls of pneumatic tires. This reduced flex can result in more immediate and direct response to acceleration and braking inputs, contributing to a feeling of increased responsiveness.
It’s important to note that while these factors may contribute to a perceived increase in speed, the actual top speed of a vehicle is determined by various factors, including the power of the motor, aerodynamics, weight, and other design considerations.
Optimzing Speed : Adjusting Speed Mode
Segway Ninebot scooters offer various speed modes. Opt for the highest speed mode when in need of an extra boost. This mode not only provides the maximum top speed but also enhances acceleration, enabling your scooter to handle steeper inclines more easily.
To switch to highest speed mode:
- Open the Ninebot App.
- Select the “speed mode” option.
- Select the “Sports” Mode.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1- How can lightweight design enhance scooter speed?
Streamlining the scooter by removing surplus components reduces weight, boosting agility and speed. Maintaining a balanced load is crucial for optimal performance.
2- Why is tire alignment important for speed?
Proper tire alignment and adequate pressure reduce friction, enhancing speed. Inflating low-pressure tires can effortlessly add 1-3mph to your scooter’s speed.
3- What role does brake inspection play in speed maintenance?
Unwanted contact between brake pads and rotor can cause power loss and decreased speed. Ensure the brake lever returns to its position after use for optimal performance.
4- How does pre-ride battery charging impact speed?
A fully charged battery provides higher voltage, allowing the motor to generate more power. Charging before each ride ensures optimal speed and performance.
5- How does adjusting the motor controller contribute to speed enhancement?
Fine-tuning the motor controller can increase speed. Ensure proper ventilation and cooling for motors by clearing debris to maintain efficient performance.
Embark on a faster and more exhilarating journey with your Segway Ninebot Max G30 using these speed hacks. From basic tweaks like tire alignment to advanced modifications like firmware upgrades and motor enhancements, there are multiple avenues to explore.
Take charge of your scooter’s speed, ensure safety with each adjustment, and let the thrill of the ride unfold. For an immersive experience, visit “My Max Mods” and discover a world of possibilities to unlock the true potential of your scooter.
I’m Arsalan Ahmed, a passionate electric scooter enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. I’m here to share my expertise and insights with you. From in-depth reviews to problem-solving guides, my goal is to help you make the most of your electric scooter experience.