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Found a Segway in the trash?? #4593539
12/03/17 11:04 PM
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Brybo86 Offline OP
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Was driving around in a real nice part of my town and saw a Segway leaning up against the garbage cans.
They were also throwing out what looked like a bunch of nice condition outdoor patio table and chairs.
Lifted the beast into my trunk. Must weigh 80lbs.
It is an i167 model.

Plugged it in an it seems to be charging, light is solid green.

Handlebars seem loose/broken.

No key.

Not sure what I can do with this ?
Any way to fix it? Bypass the key?
Mb it is just a big paperweight?



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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593541
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Cool find! Can you post a picture of the lock?


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: dishdude] #4593557
12/03/17 11:26 PM
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Of the key? Looks like this on the handle bars?


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593578
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First thing I thought, itís been stolen and joy ridden until the hoodlums wrecked it. Who throws something like this away? Are they not expensive?


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593587
12/04/17 12:24 AM
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Serial number says it was made in 2003.
I think they were like $5000 new.
Like I said this is a really expensive part of town.

Mb tomorrow I should knock on their door and ask what's wrong with it?

Or if they have the keys? (Watch them say they threw them in the trash can right next to the segway) (I looked, trust me)

Last edited by Brybo86; 12/04/17 12:27 AM.

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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593593
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Knock on the door and explain the situation: IMO I believe they would share the details with you. Segway could probably provide a replacement key, or a locksmith.

Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: rubberchicken] #4593598
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Originally Posted By: rubberchicken
Knock on the door and explain the situation: IMO I believe they would share the details with you. Segway could probably provide a replacement key, or a locksmith.


That's why I asked for a picture, it has some electronic/magnetic key a locksmith won't be able to help with.


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593615
12/04/17 01:48 AM
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In my neighborhood, whatever is left outside of the trash cans doesn't get picked up. Union contract says the drivers are not allowed to leave the truck.

Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593643
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Christmas is right around the corner and you live in Chicago.

Ever see the movie Mall Cop?


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593687
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Maybe, not Mb. I wouldn't go knocking on someones doorbell during or after your trash picking rounds.


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593715
12/04/17 08:31 AM
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I think that is just a magnet key like some of the jet skies have. Try a magnet in the center, then you should be able to turn the key with the 2 tiny knobs that stick up.

Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593749
12/04/17 09:30 AM
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I was up late doing research on the keys, they are encoded little pucks the size of a quarter.
Are each flashed with a unique code tied to each segway but are easy to get a copy made if you already have a key.


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593779
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I bet you can get a key from a Segway dealer or online somewhere.


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593786
12/04/17 10:28 AM
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Segways are so cool. We've rented them 3 or 4 times and taken tours. The handlebar is supposed to lean from side to side to help you turn so maybe not broken. If you can get it to go watch a video on how to get on and ride it or you'll end up on the ground.


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Re: Found a Segway in the trash?? [Re: Brybo86] #4593790
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A 14yr-old Segway can't have much commercial value. It may still work adequately (or can be revived to do so), but I'd be more concerned about its Ni-Cad battery getting thrown into the landfill, rather than recycling.

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