Great Lakes Segway, Author at Great Lakes Segway
 

17 March 2021

Explaining Our Service Process




Great Lakes Segway is deeply invested in service, with a dedicated service center for all of your service, repair and preventative maintenance needs! We have served customers from around the United States, along with countries around the world.

As a Segway Level 3 Service and Repair Center, GLS is the official warranty center for the Segway PT, along with the other products that we sell. Our clients include everyone, from police departments, large security firms, tour companies, and mall complexes, to individual PT owners that just love their machines.

Our service process is simple, with our nationwide EZ Ship program. We can send you all the boxes and shipping labels needed to get your machines to GLS, and all you need to do is pack up your Segway. Once the package arrives at our service center, we perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation to get to the root of any issues. We contact you to explain the issues, and proceed as requested from there on any repairs. As machines are completed, they are packed in the same box and sent back out to you! From single machines to fleets, Great Lakes Segway is here to provide the finest customer care and repair service in the country.

We are here to service all Segway PTs, from the Gen 1 to the newest SE. Working directly with FedEx, GLS is able to ship directly from your address to our service center, nationwide. Call us today at 248-859-5057 to get your machines running smoothly again!

2 March 2021

Spring Preview at GLS




Segway Owner Resources

Spring is almost here and Great Lakes Segway is so excited to announce some of our spring product lineup!

In preparation of expanding our product line, we will be adding a secondary showroom solely for our Pedego Electric Bikes, as well as showcasing Segway, Ninebot, and other products in our original showroom like the Segway eMoped C-80 and the Ninebot GoKart Pro. This Pedego showroom is at the same location, in our former back room.

The Segway eMoped C-80 is an efficient, durable and eco-friendly option for daily commuting or fun. This electric moped reaches a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 47-52.8 miles which is perfect for students, commuters or someone looking to buy a fun ride! In addition to incredible reliability, it is equipped with the RideyGo! Intelligent System which includes an airlock system, NFC tag, smart seat detection and auto-lock mode.

The Ninebot GoKart Pro is a high-level performance gokart and has plenty of bells and whistles on top of the incredible specs. With a top speed of 23 mph, and a maximum range of 15.5 miles, this GoKart will be thrilling for all riders! Four driving modes and app connectivity allows for added safety and a positive user experience. An adjustable body can accommodate drivers from 51” to 75”, allowing all ages to have fun.

Our showroom is the one-stop spot for all of your mobility needs, more than ever before. Check out this website or give us a call for any questions on Pedego electric bikes!

23 February 2021

Customizing your Scooter: Ninebot MAX Kickscooter Boards




The Ninebot MAX Kickscooter is one of the most popular items at Great Lakes Segway, and we are excited to announce a fun new way to both customize and strengthen your ride!

Our new customizable scooter platforms provide a durable wooden board for your Ninebot MAX, with a colored overlay that provides increased traction. You can pick the colors or design you like, and make your ride that much stronger and safer.

Visit our showroom, where we have example boards so that you can visualize your design, prior to choosing your color and finish. In addition, these boards are a partnership with a local woodcrafter, making these platforms uniquely local works of art.

Great Lakes Segway is your destination for electric fun in 2021! We carry a wide range of Ninebot scooters, from the MAX and Air T15, to the E45, ES4, ES2, and more! Come visit our showroom or website for all of the fun products that your family will love.

The Ninebot MAX has been incredibly popular in the past year, with its strong frame, top-end battery power and range, and great features. It’s the perfect ride for so many, but a customized platform from GLS can make your MAX uniquely yours.

Stop by our showroom in Walled Lake to check out these boards, along with our custom powercoated Segway PT handlebars. Check out our other spotlight on our powder coated handlebars here!

9 February 2021

The Convenience of Ordering From Great Lakes Segway




Are you ready to purchase? Great Lakes Segway is America’s #1 Segway dealer and repair center, and we are personally here to make your purchase as easy as possible for you. GLS is an actual store, with an actual showroom that you can visit! We are a real community business, here to help you!

Our showroom and service center are both in Walled Lake, Michigan, 26 miles northwest of Detroit. We are within hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh, and are less than a day of driving away from New York, Washington, Nashville, Raleigh, Minneapolis, St. Louis and more. We are open every day but Sunday, and would love to welcome you!

Segway Service Easy ShipIf that is too far for you, greatlakessegway.com is always open, ready to serve you. With national shipping via FedEx ground, your shipping address can automatically calculate the shipping cost. Our website is safe and secure, and ready to accept your credit and debit cards, or e-checks.

Are you looking for an estimate or quote, and may not be immediately ready to buy? Simply reach out, and GLS can send you an estimate that includes options to pay securely online.

GLS is here to help you learn more about electric mobility, understand the best unit for you and can ultimately be your destination to purchase from! GLS is focused on finding optimal solutions for our customers, whether in-person or online!

By expanding into two locations, GLS can help you with everything needed for mobility, from our in-person, visitor ready showroom to our dedicated, high level service center. GLS is here to help you, with anything you may ever need!

2 February 2021

X160 + X260 Dirt eBikes – What’s the same, what’s different?




The Segway Dirt eBike has made headlines across the country for being one of the best electric dirt bikes on the market…and you can purchase yours here at Great Lakes Segway! Both models, the X160 and X260, are high quality, durable. and affordable electric dirt bikes. However, there are a few differences such as battery, motor, max speed, torque, mileage and charge time.

In short, the X260 is a slightly larger and more powerful bike, and all of its attributes are slightly larger and more powerful as well.

Batteries for both the X160 and X260 are lithium ion, with each bike using a different size. The X260 battery is a 60V, 32AH unit, requiring 4-5 hours of charging time, while the X160 battery is a 48V, 20AH size, requiring just 3-4 hours to charge.

The Segway Dirt eBike has made headlines across the country for being one of the best electric dirt bikes on the market…and you can purchase yours here at Great Lakes Segway! Both models, the X160 and X260, are high quality, durable. and affordable electric dirt bikes. However, there are a few differences such as battery, motor, max speed, torque, mileage and charge time.

In short, the X260 is a slightly larger and more powerful bike, and all of its attributes are slightly larger and more powerful as well.

Batteries for both the X160 and X260 are lithium ion, with each bike using a different size. The X260 battery is a 60V, 32AH unit, requiring 4-5 hours of charging time, while the X160 battery is a 48V, 20AH size, requiring just 3-4 hours to charge.

26 January 2021

Make Your Segway PT Completely Yours, With Our Custom Accessories!




There are a variety of upgrades available for your Segway PT, through Great Lakes Segway. One of the most requested accessories for the PT is now available at GLS – custom colored handlebars! Your PT can now be more than just black, it can be any color you want!

GLS is able to customize handlebars with a unique powder coating process that gives your handlebar a smooth finish, scratch-free shine, and a consistent, streak-free surface. The handlebar will make your PT stand out, and make your machine even more uniquely yours.

Your handlebar will be shipped back to you in a properly fit box, protected and reinforced with padding, along with installation instructions. Placing the handlebar on your machine is a very simple process, and GLS can guide you through any questions that you may have.

We offer thousands of color combinations, and can provide extra handlebars in case you did not want to mail your current handlebar in.

Contact us for more information, with a phone call to (248) 896-2600, email to info@greatlakessegway.com, or stop by our showroom in Walled Lake, MI to see some sample handlebars!

19 January 2021

Finding the Best Scooter for YOU!




Finding the Best Scooter for YOU!

Great Lakes Segway’s lineup of Ninebot electric scooters provide a wide variety of options for riders. GLS offers five different KickScooters, all available at our showroom in Walled Lake, MI. What makes each scooter unique? This guide will showcase each unit’s differences and similarities.

Great Lakes Segway currently has the ES1, ES2, ES4, MAX and Air T15 KickScooters – all of which are reliable and durable personal transportation. However, which truly is the best fit for you?

Here are some of the questions on qualities that we get asked often:

  • The fastest scooter is the Ninebot MAX and ES4 (both of which have a top speed of 18.6 mph)
  • The furthest range is the Ninebot MAX (40.4 miles maximum range)
  • The lightest scooter is the Air T15 (weighing at 23.2 lbs)
  • The most compact scooter is the Air T15 (8.7 inches height when folded)
Scooter MAX

Ninebot Max

The Ninebot MAX features include 18.6 mph with a range up to 40 miles, 3 riding modes (Eco, Standard and Sport), ability to climb slopes of 20%, LED dashboard, rear-wheel drive and bluetooth connectivity!
GLS price – $799.00

Ninebot ES4

The Ninebot ES4 features include: top speed of nearly 19 mph, range up to 28 miles, internal and external lithium ion battery, built in LED display, cruise control option, anti-slip handle.
GLS price – $799.99

Air T15

The Air T15 features include: top speed 12.4 mph, 9.3 miles maximum range, compact and lightweight, ipx4 weather resistant, cruise control, 4 riding modes (pedestrian, energy-saving, standard and sport mode), retractable handle bar, built in front & rear led lights, bezel-less dashboard, fender brake.
GLS price – $599.99

Ninebot ES2

The Ninebot ES2 features include: one-click folding system, top speed 12 mph and up to 15 mile range per full charge, rear lights and shock absorption.
GLS price – $649.99

Ninebot ES1

The Ninebot ES1 features include: top speed of 12 mph with a range of 15.5 miles, 3.5 hours maximum charge time.
GLS price – $599.99

As you look at purchasing a scooter, consider the range, speed, compactness, price and durability!  The MAX Scooter is the most durable scooter with the longest range and incredible quality. For shorter rides, the Air T15 is great for commuting around the city, with its compact and light frame. The ES KickScooter series has their own strengths and weaknesses, with a range in price from $599.99 to $799.99.

All five of the Ninebot KickScooters GLS offers come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty from Segway-Ninebot!  In addition, the Segway-Ninebot app is available for KickScooters with bluetooth connectivity.  

If you have any other questions on which scooter is the best fit for you, Great Lakes Segway is here for any and all questions! Call us at 248-896-2600, message us on social media, or email info@greatlakessegway.com!

12 January 2021

i2 or x2- Finding the Perfect Unit for You!




Thinking about buying a Segway PT but not sure where to start?

GLS is a great resource for purchasing a fully refurbished Segway PT and educating about the various products we carry. A frequently asked question when it comes to PT units is “What is the difference between the i2 and the x2?” so we’re going to cover some main differences and the similarities!

The i2 and x2 units are traditional Segway PTs that are both equipped with lithium ion batteries, an infokey controller, adjustable handlebar height, Lean Steer technology along with a speed of up to 12.5 mph. The i2 and x2 PTs are quality units that require general maintenance and repair like any other piece of equipment. The main differences include the weight of the machine, mileage per full charge, tires, and the foot area of each style of PT. The Segway i2 weighs 82 pounds without the batteries and 105 total pounds with batteries attached to the unit. The Segway x2 weighs a bit more at 96 pounds standing alone and 119 pounds with batteries.

One similarity between units is the rider recommendation- Segway recommends the rider is at least 100 pounds to properly operate the unit, we typically recommend ages 12 and up to ride and enjoy the Segway PT experience. The rider weight is recommended up to 250 pounds along with up to 10 pounds in the cargo/ handlebar bag- we always recommend buying this accessory to simplify bringing your favorite items on your ride and improving rider experience!

A variation between models is the footprint area- the i2 is 25.5” x 25” while the x2 is 26.5” x 33” for added function, stability and room on the foot mat. The tires are also a main difference within units; the i2 has standard performance tires and the x2 has offroad 21” tires however, if you are interested in an i2 we do offer an upgrade for off-road tires here at GLS! The i2 runs about 24 miles per full charge while the x2 covers around 12 miles.

Overall, the i2 is recommended for a smooth and powerful ride while the x2 is more equipped for off-road and large ground coverage.

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Take a look at our available lineup of i2 and x2 units ready for purchase!

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4 January 2021

General Maintenance Tips for your Segway PT




segway-x2-model-lifestyle General preventative maintenance for your Segway PT helps decrease the need for major service and repair! We want to share some important tips as we go into the winter so your PT is ready to go as soon as the weather changes.

Preventative maintenance is all about being proactive, and Great Lakes Segway is the perfect resource for your unit. We recommend general maintenance and tune-ups for your unit on a regular basis, depending on how frequently you ride and the level of strain on the unit. The best tips we have to offer about general maintenance include proactive inspection, keeping PT batteries charged and warm, frame alignment of the LeanSteer, changing tires, replacing the infokey battery and elastomer replacement.

Segway PTs are of such high quality, each PT can last for many years to come with proper maintenance and battery care. With the challenges of the cold winter, PT owners can follow these simple tips throughout the winter to maximize the PT experience.

Keep Batteries Charged and Warm
PT batteries are one of the most important pieces of your machine and cold weather could freeze them, causing lasting damage. Please keep your batteries (and unit, if the batteries are attached) in a heated area that will not freeze overnight. The easiest way to charge your batteries is simply keeping them on your PT and plugged in. Worried about wasting electricity? Contact GLS for a trickle-charge timer!

Proactive Inspection
Are your tires wearing out? Is your LeanSteer handlebar loose or out of balance? Taking a close look at your machine is the easiest way to notice anything that might develop into a future issue. For example, you can also do this while cleaning your machine at the end of riding season. All of these issues and more can be replaced with a simple tune-up at GLS.

Replace the Infokey Battery
Your Infokey battery will lose its power after a year’s worth of use- make sure to replace the battery on a regular basis!

Replace Elastomers
Your PT has elastomers on each wheel bearing that help cushion your ride, which wear out. Ensure a smooth ride by coming to GLS and having these elastomers replaced as part of annual tune-up!

7 June 2020

Did You See Us At The 2020 Michigan Golf Show?




Great Lakes Segway was a featured attraction at the 2020 Michigan Golf Show. Our booth was one of the most popular and unique, with visitors learning to ride, experiencing Segway products for the first time, and learning about how Segway could revolutionize their golf game and beyond.

WXYZ 7 in Detroit profiled us during their morning coverage of the show. That video is below, please check it out and enjoy!

Are you looking to change your golf routine in 2020, from wanting social distance to merely speeding up your pace of play? Or are there other mobility challenges that you’d like to solve? Great Lakes Segway is here for you, in-store, over the phone, by email, or online!