IMax S1+ start safety override

Ervin Maye

New Member
I have an IMAX S1+ scooter. It has been great so far, but I really dislike the fact that you have to push off by kicking the scooter until the drive mechanism will engage. I understand the safety aspect so as to stop inadvertent acceleration from a stop, but it is inconvenient leaving from any dead stop. Is there anyway to override this feature either by programming or some modification of the electronics.

Ann M.

Well-Known Member
The Imax S1 scooter has an average size motor, 500 watt hub motor, with a decent 48V 10ah lithium battery pack so it has the power to do the kind of starts you want if you're an average size person. I can imagine that the 2mph kick start is a real drag on a hill so my thoughts are that Magnum feels the battery and motor will last better if not subjected to a start from a dead stop.

Magnum IMax S1 Scooter.jpg

Try emailing Magnum directly at or calling them at (323) 375-2666‏.
Don't want to see you lose any warranty by hacking the controller without at least getting some feedback from the manufacturer.