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Some people are never happy... they always want something faster, better, shinier, whatever... so the tinkering begins... and before you know it, they have a whole new scooter! OK... I'm just kidding. There's nothing wrong with working to improve your scooter. After all, it IS your baby, right?

Scooter modifications are a hot topic on many scooter forums and we have a couple of readers here (Ron G and TexasBoy, you know who you are!) who have made an art out of scooter mods or beautification. Sometimes people like to do scooter conversions too... 2 wheels to 3, adding adaptations for better accessibility, and so forth.

This isn't really my thing (other than adding a basket for greater hauling capabilities), but if it's yours, then you might have questions about how to go about your envisioned project. So, ask away...

Common Questions About Scooter Mods, Conversions and Accessibility

Question: What's the best way to improve storage for a scooter?

Answer: I think the answer to this depends partly on what you want to store, and how secure it needs to be, as well as how much money you have to spend. For instance, I wanted a topcase in the worst way, but in the end, I realized I could make do with a basket, for about half the price or less. And it's worked out pretty well... I mostly just wanted to haul bags home from the store and carry my laptop to the local coffee shop. But if you need something that's weather proof and/or locks, a topcase is probably a better choice.

Question: How can I make my scooter go faster?

Answer: Scooters are like anything else. Hotter cams, better exhaust, bigger carburetors, removing the stock air filter and putting on a sock style for freer breathing. Also a Prodigy Variator from Ebay and experimenting with weights in the variator will yield some more top end and acceleration.

So, without further ado, if you have scooter questions about scooter modification or customization that you'd like to get answers to, you can use the quick and easy form below...

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If you have a question about scooter conversions or modifications or how to make them accessible for disabilities, ask it here and we'll try to help! But, please scan through and make sure someone hasn't already asked your question, so we don't have duplicate questions/answers on the site. THANKS!

Also, bear in mind, I am only one person reviewing all the questions I get each week (more than 20/week). If I have to do heavy editing, it takes longer for questions to go live.

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