Sling Shot Scooter Review

by JW
(Austin, TX)

Me & my Sling Shot scooter

Me & my Sling Shot scooter

My Sling Shot scooter has been very reliable right of the box. I drive it 30 miles to work and back daily and it hasn't let me down yet! I like that it has a 350 pound carry capacity since I weigh 300.


It is not difficult adjusting mechanically to the scooter, but I like to work on motors. The only bad design I can say was how the body panels are put together. It's like a Chinese puzzle. I wish the motor was easier to get to.

So far the only thing to go out was a headlight bulb and a fuse. Fixed it for under 5 bucks. Those body panels need a redesign badly but you can still work around that problem. Most folks wont take it down that far anyway but I still like to inspect the motor and frame sometimes.

At 300 pounds I know I'm pushing the limits for the scooter but it takes me up to speeds of 45 to 50 mph. It surely saves me on gas. In the first two months of use it paid for itself in gas. What I would have been using to fill up my big SUV now it's all money in my pocket.

Mechanically it has a sound design but access to the engine with my big hands are a problem. Modern cars are worse when trying to change a fan belt. Also a higher performance charging system is needed. I wish they made an aftermarket one; then I would think of installing a radio or so the lights wouldn't dim on a turn when the throttle is reduced.

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