Speed limiters come pre-installed on a mobility scooter and are designed explicitly for safety purposes. However, many riders get irritated by speed limitations and want to ride at a higher pace. This is because they are usually in a hurry or the speed limiter on their mobility scooter significantly limits the pace.
Whatever the reason, this article covers how to remove a speed limiter on a mobility scooter. This article will help you safely remove the speed limiter without affecting or damaging your mobility scooter. Ready? Let’s move on to the guide!
Removing the Speed Limiter
Removing the speed limiter on a mobility scooter is not relatively easy. On some mobility scooters, there is not even the option to remove the speed limiter. It is somewhat easier, though, to remove the speed limiter on standard mobility scooters.
1- Enabling the Sport Mode
Most mobility scooters have a ‘Sport Mode’ that allows you to ride the mobility scooter at a quicker pace. This mode is usually recommended for going uphill; however, you can also ride faster on regular rides.
To enable the ‘Sport Mode,’ turn on the display of the mobility scooter and press and hold the handbrake. You will be holding the handbrake throughout this process. After you hold the handbrake and the display appears, it will show you various levels of speed limitations. Change the speed limit to suit your needs. Press the ‘S’ or ‘Set’ button to save the setting. With that, you have successfully enabled the Sport Mode.
However, if you want to remove the speed limiter altogether, there are slight tweaks in the process above. After holding the handbrake, click on the power button of your mobility scooter. At this point, the display will show P1. This indicates the level of a speed limit. Move the cursor to P3 using the light button. After that, follow the same steps, and you will be good to go.
2- Rewriting/Flashing the Controller Software
Some mobility scooters do not have a Sport Mode. If that is the case with you, you will not be able to remove the speed limiter from the screen. You will have to rewrite or flash the controller software of your mobility scooter.
This process is pretty technical and complicated and requires you to meddle with the controller software of your mobility scooter. Therefore, it is advised that you do not perform this process yourself and get someone else to do this process for you. A person with technical knowledge of software would be better.
However, this method has its disadvantages. It voids your warrant because messing with the controller software of the mobility scooter is a violation of the warranty. Therefore, you will have to be extremely precise with this process because your mobility scooter may be bricked if you fail to carry out the process successfully. This means that you will no longer be able to use your mobility scooter.
Most mobility scooters usually have the option of removing the speed limiter on a mobility scooter. This option can be toggled through the display of your mobility scooter. So, you should not worry about resorting to the second method. Suppose you still feel that you might mess up. In that case, you can use other strategies to speed up your mobility scooter, such as installing airless tires for better acceleration, installing a high-power battery, or keeping the mobility scooter battery fully charged. If, at any point, you face any difficulty, feel free to contact us, and we’ll get back as soon as possible to assist you