Communities focused on electric scooters are thriving both in person and online. Not only do they provide a forum for e-scooter riders to connect about their favorite routes or tips, they’re the perfect place to show off mods and accessories; you can even gain traction for new inventions: like this electric scooter seat.
For Tanakorn Wila, what started as a request from a fellow scooter rider in a Facebook group grew into a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Voromotors. Continue reading to learn more about it's origin and how to install it on the Wolf King GT electric scooter.
Tanakorn Wila is a family man living and working in Thailand. As a mechanical design engineer with 20 years' experience, he applied his background in manufacturing machine parts to the e-scooter world. Tanakorn is an active member of multiple online communities, including the Kaabo Wolf King GT and Wolf King+ Owners Group.
Over time, Tanakorn became friendly with members that also live in Thailand, and one of them reached out to Tanakorn for help with customizing his electric scooter. He helped him improve the scooter’s suspension and, because he was so happy with the mod, asked Tanakorn to help him fix his existing seat. Together, they came up with a new design.
When they posted photos of the redesigned e-scooter to the Facebook group, other members were drawn to the customizable appeal of Tanakorn’s electric scooter seat, and started tagging him in the comments making their own requests.
In particular, the design drew the attention of a member from the United States, who reached out for a custom scooter seat. Having little experience with the logistics of shipping scooter parts to another country, Tanakorn researched what he would need to do to ship abroad.
Next, Tanakorn designed and manufactured a custom seat for the Wolf King GT. He packaged and shipped it to Washington, USA, where the member lived. The customer received the international package and installed it without any issues, showing off his new setup to the group.
Feeling more comfortable with both fabrication and shipping, Tanakorn started posting his custom-designed scooter seat across online communities, primarily on Facebook. As before, customers were eager to get their own, and made order requests in comments.
As orders rolled in, Tanakorn found that the logistics of production and expense of shipping were causing financial strain on his family. He’d received many orders for different scooter models headed to different locations, and was unsure of how he could stay on pace with their requests.
VoroMotors founder, Melvin Lian, is on the pulse of the electric scooter industry and recognized the popularity of Tanakorn’s design.
As a business owner that’s heavily involved with the development and manufacturing of all our products, Melvin knew other scooter riders would want this seat for one of our most popular scooter lines.
Melvin reached out to Tanakorn to offer a potential partnership to manufacture, mass produce, and distribute Tanakorn’s seat utilizing our existing infrastructure. Eager for the opportunity to receive support from VoroMotors, Tanakorn collaborated with our manufacturing team to develop his signature design featuring a robust solid frame and synthetic leather saddle.
You can purchase this new e-scooter seat online at VoroMotors.
The Tanakorn seat is designed to fit the Wolf King GT Pro, Wolf King, and Wolf Warrior GT electric scooters. It will not fit the X line of Wolf scooters, including the Wolf X GT and Wolf Warrior X which feature a narrower deck.
The seat is tapered at the front for a comfortable fit, with supple foam interior. It also has a lower riding position than our Kaabo Wolf Electric Scooter Seat, making it a much better option for shorter scooter riders, like those with a height of 5’7” and under.
In addition to this seat for the Wolf, Tanakorn has designed scooter seats for other models and with more functionality. See what else he’s been working on and join the conversation by becoming a member of Facebook groups!
Here are some suggested Facebook groups for new and seasoned riders*:
*Please note that VoroMotors moderates some but not all of these online communities.
Not only can you check out the scooter mods that other members have done in the groups, you can show off your scooter and connect with fellow riders for group excursions, maintenance tips, and other fun stuff.
If you have purchased a Tanakorn seat for your Wolf scooter, you can follow along with our video tutorial and step-by-step instructions for installation.
Here's a video demonstration showing you how to install the Tanakorn seat. We also show you how to lower the handlebars, so they're at a comfortable height for riding when sitting down. Continue reading for required tools and step-by-step instructions.
If you'd like to see the Wolf King GT electric scooter with the Tanakorn seat installed, watch the tutorial video. We hope you found this tutorial helpful. For more content like this, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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