Xiaomi M365 Pro Scooter (Customized)
Editor updates: Scooters have bearings like roller skates. I had to change my SKF-6002-2RSH front wheel bearings after 2,080 miles (3,350 kilometers). It is a tough job, just like changing the tires, but well worth it. YouTube (Xiaomi m365 step by step front wheel bearing replacement) can help. My m365 pro has over 3,500 miles now and it's running strong.
- Easy to ride and relax
- Easy to get parts if something breaks
- Xiaomi fixed the battery cover on the Pro, making it less grating on your fingers while carrying
- Hackable speed settings if you have android OS with Bluetooth and have not updated to the latest official firmware
- Larger foot board than the original - it feels right for my size 10 US feet
- Gentler than a saddle on a bicycle (protects male bits)
- It is my first choice in scooter outings. (I prefer my Pro to the G30 Ninebot Max)
- At 3.5 inches high, you can easily use your own feet for kick power to save its battery.
- Its handlebars are a lot more stable and feels stronger than the m365 classic.
- Its bell works better than the m365 classic, flawlessly actually
- No shocks - I never had a bike with shocks, but this seems to bother some scooter riders
- Something will break - it always does - you must enjoy fixing/maintaining things or do not buy!
- Tires are extremely difficult to replace
- You cannot take a M365 Pro scooter down a bicycle trough on a stairway. It is
too low to the ground.
- Exposed rear taillight wire means the taillight will probably die just like my m365 classic
- 8 hours to charge an empty battery, but with a possible 28 miles per charge it is not so bad
Recommended Modifications (in my suggested priority order):
- Replace handlebars with Meet Locks ** China / Amazon
- Put a 3M red reflective sticker near the taillight Amazon
- Add 3M stickers under the deck and onto the folding arm Curious Joe / China
- Buy Rustoleum universal gray touch up paint for the inevitable paint dings. Its not sold any more but gray touch up paint helps keep the white spots away.
- Replace the T10 screws holding your battery cover with Phillips Pan M3x8 (metric 3mm by 8mm)
** I have hit big potholes unexpectedly and almost lost my grip on the handlebars.
These grip lock handlebars look cool and solve that problem completely.
Other thoughts on the m365 Pro
My m365 Pro feels like a good upgrade to the m365 classic due to the extra range and stronger handlebar pole.
I am not sure it would be worth $600 though if you are starting out with your first scooter. It still has the same
annoying overly difficult tire replacement problems. If you have no mechanical or technical ability though, it may be
worth paying the $600 outright.
M365 Pro parts are pretty affordable to acquire, but be prepared to wait if you live in the USA.
Most of the best parts I have purchased are made in Europe and Russia.
I prefer my M365 Pro scooter to my Ninebot Max. Its a smaller scooter. It has a lower profile
in my city and I prefer being closer to the ground.
I recommend honeycomb tires. They work for me perfectly. I've had no scooter damage. Check out my front tire on my m365 Classic
above or the 365 Pro at the top of the page. Some serious blood, sweat, and tears went into getting my honeycomb
tires mounted, but I have no regrets. I did lots of research and decided on purchasing the Honeycomb v2 8 inch tire. There may
be a better tire solution now than when I made my decision right for me in June 2019. I currently have
two honeycomb tires on the my M365 Pro scooter and I love the way it rides! I have no more concerns about riding over glass on
the ground. I'm sure the vibrations while riding are higher, but it does not bother me in the least.
Honeycomb Tire Pros:
- No more flat risk
- Scooter riding balance changes, may be a con for some users, but I prefer more balancing control
Tip: Try riding your scooter with your feet in a snowboard/surfing configuration for a whole new riding experience
if you have not done this already
- Less concern when riding over bumps and debris on the ground
- I like my honeycomb tire and I do not care what others say - Electric Scooters UK recommends the honeycomb v2 tire
Honeycomb Tire Cons:
- Extremely difficult to install (best as a two person job)
- I had to go to a automobile tire replacement shop to get my front wheel lug nuts removed.
(I stripped the tire lug nut and a quality Kobalt 18mm wrench purchased just for this job)
- Marginally less battery life with increased tire surface area touching ground
- You are going to have to saw this wheel off if you ever decide to remove it.
- Little rocks/pebbles will fly out from under the honeycomb wheel ferociously with a loud pop if you roll over them just the right way
- The German scooter group Rollerplauch says the honeycomb tires could cause long-term damage to battery through increased tire vibrations
I bought my honeycomb v2 tires after reading the description and Instagram photos here:
Electric Scooters UK (opens new offsite window)