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Bladez moby XS

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The Bladez Moby XS is one of the Bladez Moby scooter line. The Moby XS was designed for a smaller rider than the rest of the Moby line.


Technical SpecificationsEdit

  • Motor: Tanaka 23,24,25,26 & 30 (Japanese)
  • Top Speed: 18mph
  • Range: 16 miles
  • Clutch: 54mm Centrifugal clutch
  • Transmission: belt and chain
  • Tension System: puller bolts
  • Brakes: front wheel caliper brake
  • Wheels: cast aluminum split rim wheels
  • Tires: 8" air tires (street)
  • Handlebars: clamped t-bar
  • Forks: steel
  • Folding: Posi-lock folding
  • Deck: wood
  • Frame: stainless steel
  • Frame Protection: none
  • Dry Weight: 37 lbs.


Belt driven reduction transmissionEdit

03-26-10 1521 (Custom)

Like the other Bladez Mobys, the Bladez Moby XS has a simple bladez belt/chain transmission which connects the drive chain to the rear wheel. The double pulley, a heavy steel double gear, can be lightened to improve performance.



ControlsEdit

The Bladez Moby XS's controls are the two hand levers on the handlebars. The lever on the left operates a mechanical disc brake while the lever on the right throttles the engine.

Front Disc Brake. The font disc brake is operated via a hand lever on the handlebars which operate a bowden cable which runs down the support pole and compresses the calipers.

The disc brake calipers are relatively flexible and this makes for an soft feeling in the brakes. Luckily, the brake pads have plenty of surface area to ensure that the stopping power is effective.


Rear Pedal Brake. The rear pedal brake is a simple lever which decelerates the scooter by pressing a rubber pad onto the surface of the wheel. Since this contact is made in the same area where the wheel makes contact with the road, driving conditions can drastically affect the performance of this brake. Though, even in wet conditions, this brake's power is more than adequate

ProductionEdit

ReliabilityEdit

The engine. This scooter comes with a Tanaka engine which should last for the life of the scooter if it is properly looked after. Tanaka engines are notorious for outliving the scooter they are attached to.

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