What Will Make an EVO Powerboard Go Faster?

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In addition to his company's lineup of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and traditional scooters, South African designer Mike Puzey has a line of EVO Powerboard scooters that feature characteristic two-speed, two-stroke gas and electric engines. Aftermarket parts serve as the best bet for making your Powerboard go faster. Speed-enhancing components, specifications and options may change over time as the Puzey Motor Coporation's lineup of EVO scooters continues to evolve.

Fastest Base Models

  • Starting out with the fastest EVO Powerboard models offered by Puzey gives you an immediate leg up in the speed department. As of February 2012, Puzey's two-speed gas-powered EVO 50X features a top speed of 37 miles per hour. The EVO 49R, a mid-sized single-speed scooter, ranks second, featuring a top speed of 31 miles per hour.

Speed Upgrades

  • Though installing an 18-tooth sprocket in your EVO Powerboard will slightly reduce your scooter's ability to climb hills, this component increases your ride's top speed. A 21-tooth sprocket has an even more dramatic effect on both climbing and speed. These aftermarket parts offer an affordable and accessible way to make the scooter go faster. For a more dramatic boost, replacing the 13.5mm throttle body of an EVO SPX or 2X model Powerboard with a 15mm throttle body increases the throttle body's flow area by 33 percent, leading to an increase in acceleration and high-end performance.

General Performance Upgrades

  • Installing a high-performance air filter kit with a new choke reduces air intake noise, eliminates the need for air filter oiling and can slightly increase speed by improving air filtration. An aftermarket choke plate installed between the scooter's velocity plate and engine helps coldblooded Evo engines open up and rev.

Maintenance

  • No matter what model scooter or aftermarket parts you rely on, proper maintenance helps your Powerbaord output speedy, smooth performance. Each month clean spark plug exteriors, the cooling fins on the cylinder head and the air filter with soap and water—rub it with oil if using the original filter. Realign the belt and chain so that the chain has about 3mm to 5mm of free play between the two sprockets, and lubricate the chain with each use. Always use gas with a minimum octane number of 93 unleaded, and never use multi-grade oil.

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