Bird Scooter Teardown (Reveals Surprising Results)
Businesses and individuals are always looking to save money on day-to-day expenses.
So whether you’re looking to start your side hustle or want to save money on your commute, scooters are an affordable way to get around town.
These lightweight two-wheelers are perfect for people living in areas where public transportation isn’t an option.
With the Bird scooter network rapidly expanding in cities across the United States, and every day more and more people are either renting these scooters or buying them themselves, it’s essential to know how these scooters work and what makes them tick.
This bird scooter teardown reveals what goes into each of the different components on the scooter and will help you get the most out of your ride! When tearing down your pro electric scooter, you remove all the parts, from the brake to the wheels, and can use it to make another scooter or use them for whatever you wish.
What Is a Bird Scooter Teardown?
Bird is a dockless, electric, shared transportation service that provides an alternative to cars.
A pro electric scooter has several components you must maintain regularly, and you can repair or replace them based on performance issues.
Therefore, the teardown of your bird scooter is essential so you can know its parts and how to fix it when necessary.
You should check the fuse circuit for a voltage battery pack because you don’t want your battery charger port to overheat.
Test your fuses and the voltage battery pack with your multimeter before charging again to prevent overheating.
A certified mechanic should check all electric bikes and scooters before riding. Check your fuse circuit and make sure everything is running as it should.
Check to see if any wires are loose or have been cut, test your battery charger port, and do not use it until you have tested it.
Then test the voltage of your battery pack (use a voltmeter on each cell), and even try to see if any odd smells may hint at something being wrong.
How To Teardown Bird Scooter?
Follow the procedure below to tear down the Xiaomi M365 Pro bird scooter. The guide on electric scooters shows that these scooter parts are identical.
To tear down this pro electric scooter, ensure your tools are in place before proceeding.
You will require tools such as Allen keys, a cross-head screwdriver, pliers, spanners, and a sharp craft knife.
#1. Handlebar Grips Removal
The first step you should take when tearing down your bird scooter is to remove the handlebar grip. The hand grips on the scooter are easy to withdraw from the handlebars.
Grab each one firmly, then rotate each one as you pull it away from the end.
#2. Level Removal
Remove the brake cord from the lever. Next, pull the brake cable away from the scooter’s front to pass through the lever’s channel.
Once free, depress the lever to disclose the cable’s metal head, then remove it. Remove the 5mm hex bolt under the lever clamp to remove it from the handlebars.
Next, remove the sensor door’s two cross-head screws. Rotate the sensor housing 90 degrees to remove it from the handlebar. Next, lift the sensor and remove the triangle cover.
#3. Scooter Bell Removal
To release the bell’s clamp on the handlebars, unscrew the 4mm hex bolt under the front of the bell.
After removing the end cap from the bars and sliding the bell off the end, you will need to pass the brake lever sensor through the clamp.
#4. Dashboard and display removal
Lift the two plastic coverings from the stem with your nails or a plastic spudger. A good hairdryer can reheat the glue and assist in removing it.
Remove the controller’s three cross-head screws. Next, unplug the controller connectors by removing the cable tie and rubber thimble.
The brake lever is black/blue/red, the headlight is yellow/white, and the throttle is red/green/black.
Remove the controller board by carefully removing the grey cable. Next, loosen the four handlebar bolts on the upright tube to raise the line.
#5. Remove headlight
Two tiny cross-head screws hold the headlight to the scooter’s front. Removing both allows you to pop it from the front and pull the cable through the hole.
After removing it, you may access the throttle. First, unscrew the handlebar clamp’s 3mm hex bolt. Next, slide the unit off the handlebar by pulling the cable.
Finally, to remove the throttle base, which resides in the handlebar channel to resist rotation, you must detach the plastic handlebar caps.
#7. Stem Removal
You fasten the stem with four 3mm hex bolts inserted when you first assemble the scooter before removing the upright.
#8. Taking Apart the Upright and the Catch
Remove the brake hose’s red grommet and the second red grommet. Unlatch the folding mechanism by loosening the 5mm hex bolt. To release the upright line, pull the cables.
After removing the 2mm hex screw from the spinning safety catch, remove it from the tube. Under the grease-covered hard plastic seat is a 2.5mm hex bolt; remove it.
Lever bolts to front catch. Use an 8mm spanner to loosen the splined black spacer and 10mm to loosen the nut. Remove the front latch’s 4mm hex bolt with an 8mm spanner.
Your scooter is now decapitated.
#9. Remove Kickstand
Flip the scooter over and remove the two 4mm hex bolts from the folding kickstand.
#10. Plate Removal
Twenty-one Torx 10 bolts secure the battery cover. Hand-removal might be time-consuming, but a low-torque electric screwdriver can help.
Unfortunately, how aggressively you ride the scooter over curbs or rocks may damage the deck’s bolts.
#11. ESC Removal
The ESC has a large capacitor, so unplug carefully. Next, pull the battery’s yellow XT30 plug from the ESC. Next, use a knife to remove the silicone sealant off the charger socket cable.
Unbolt the socket’s two 2mm hex bolts and pull the loom and connector through the hole.
Remove the ESC’s three 3mm hex screws with washers and motor/control/lighting cables before pulling it out.
The deck plate serves as a heatsink, and the ESC’s backing plate has thermal paste to help.
#12. Remove battery
After removing the ESC, a connector under the rear mudguard connects the scooter battery pack to the rear brake light. Squeeze and pull the cable from below to remove the foam gasket.
To remove the battery, remove four 4mm hex bolts with washers.
#13. Front Hub removal
Feed motor cord through deck plate. Remove the left u-shaped reflector cover with a scalpel (not the sticker). The plastic cap has four 2.5mm hex bolts.
2.5mm hex bolts attach the trim to the fork. After removing the wheel nut, use an 18mm spanner.
Move the wire nut counterclockwise—the same for the other side. Next, remove the reflective cover and two 2.5mm bolts.
2.5mm hex bolts attach the trim to the fork. Using an 18mm spanner, remove the wheel nut. Dropouts release wheels. not duplicate
Six Torx 20 bolts secure the hub lid. Magnets hold a replaceable motor core.
#14. Removal of the Front Mudguard
Front mudguard kept on by 5mm hex bolt with washer beneath front fork.
#15. Headset Collar Removal
Retain the collar and washer after removing the 5mm hex bolt. Next, undo two 5mm hex bolts and lift off.
#16. Fork Removal
Remove the screws holding the cover. Pull the fork down to remove them.
#17. Remove Rear Mudguard
Remove the rubber bungs from the front mudguard first, then remove the screws holding the rear mudguard.
#18. Removal of Rear Light
After removing the mudguard, remove the rear light, be careful when removing it to avoid damaging the wire.
#19. Mudguard Hook Removal
After discarding the brake light cable, you can remove your mudguard hook.
#20. Rear Wheel Removal
Remove the brake cable’s metal end. Then loosen the bolt to release the line to remove the rear wheel.
#21. Brake Pad Release
Rear-wheel removal is required. Turn the caliper’s back cap with a 5mm Allen key. The magnet-holding piece will slide out the back, then use a flathead screwdriver to remove the other pad.
This cable brake runs through the down-tube, footplate, and mudguard. If changing it, use a snake to route the cable, as it’s tricky.
#23. Bumper footplates
The scooter footplate has two side parts and a spherical front piece. Each piece has two cross-head screws to remove before unclipping.
Likewise, you can remove the stand’s metal portion when it’s separated from the frame.
#24. Foothold Grip
The foothold grip is a sticker; use a hairdryer to remove it.
Bird Scooter Disassembly
Suppose you want to disassemble your bird scooter.
First, you should know that your bird scooter has a GPS up front with a scooter battery pack that helps the GPS output cell signal power.
After the controller wire, the brake wire goes to the primary circuit.
Open up the GPS to remove it and relocate it out of the way. The quickest way to accomplish this is from the bottom, but remove the rubber panels on both sides first.
You can use a Phillips head to remove these, then flip your scooter over to examine the bottom.
Remove the screws from the bottom of the scooter (there are six screws). Then you see the main circuit board. Disconnect it correctly.
Then follow the procedure to teardown the scooter. There, you have all your parts disassembled.
You tear down your bird scooter to make way for a new one. For example, you use the parts to build a new one or do something with it. While tearing it down, make sure you do it properly.