Can You Purchase A Mobility Scooter With A Smaller Weight Capacity Than Your Actual Weight Posted by Richard Cohen on 6th Mar 2019 This is a question we are often asked. It's not recommended that you weight more than the scooter's weight capacity. It will put a strain on the motor, batteries, wheels, etc. and won't give you optimum performance. It will also void the warranty. #Can I buy a scooter with a smaller weight capacity? #What weight capacity for a scooter do I need? #What would happen if I buy a mobility scooter with a smaller weight capacity than my weight?