So I have a BGT which got water damaged over a year ago, and got sent to Evolve. They claimed it needed £1.1k in repair costs, and so I asked them to keep it until I get the funds or need it for parts. Since then, I learned more about DIY and made my own boards, so I sent them an email asking for it back so I could use the trucks, mounts and enclosure (Thinking it was still bust). Like half a week later, they emailed back saying they had been able to “rescue” the board, and the repair costs came down to a new ESC. I wanted to throw in a dual vesc and use my own controls to make the board a little more usable, but the guy had taken off labour costs (The board had been cleaned up considerably) and I didn’t want to just take it back.
anyway, it still has the R1 Remote, and I find myself never riding the board, even though its my most expensive one just because the breaks are scary when going fast, and the controls feel imprecise, even though i’m quite heavy at 200lbs.
Straight to the point, I dont use the board because of the jerkyness etc, I have it in street. Should I sell it? How much do BGTs sell for now a days, and if not, could I make the board more usable with AT Tires or the R2? Is it worth spending even more (Considering I have a DIYeBoard 10s5p Airless tire kit which I love using, thats 11AH and evolve is only 6.4Ah, what range will I get with the AT kit?)
So I bought it in June of 2016, and it died to water damage in November. I then got it back this year and barely rid it. I did a 3 mile commute on weekdays, so thats about 5 months riding 3 miles daily, it will have gone about 300 miles. The cycle count won’t be higher than 400, 300 miles is actually a pretty overestimated guess, but the battery wouldn’t work if it had 4000 cycles