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I V . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
3. Remove the battery shroud by removing the four (4)
thumbscrews that secure it to the scooter frame, and
then lifting the shroud straight up and off of the
scooter. See figure 13.
4. Disconnect the battery tie-down straps.
5. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery termi-
nals by sliding back the terminal boots and unscrew-
ing the nut from the bolt. See figure 14.
6. Remove the old batteries from the battery wells.
7. Place a new battery in each battery well. Face the
battery terminals of each battery away from the seat
post. See figure 14A.
8. Connect the red battery cable to the positive (+) battery terminal on each battery.
9. Connect the black battery cable to the negative (-) battery terminal on each battery.
10. Reposition the terminal boots over the battery terminals.
11. Reconnect the battery tie-down straps.
12. Reinstall the battery shroud, the rear shroud and the seat.
NOTE: If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag. Contact
your local waste disposal agency or your authorised Pride Dealer for instructions on disposal and bat-
tery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cad-
mium batteries (nicads) and other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to
provide power, drain down their charge and then accept a relatively quick recharge.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your scooter's specific
electrical demands. Fresh batteries are shipped fully charged to our customers. During shipping, the batteries
may encounter temperature extremes that can influence their initial performance. Heat diminishes the charge
on the battery; cold slows the available power and extends the time needed to recharge the battery.
It may take a few days for the temperature of your scooter's batteries to stabilise and adjust to their new
room or ambient temperature. More importantly, it takes a few charging cycles (partial draining followed
by full recharging) to establish the critical chemical balance that is essential to a deep-cycle battery's peak
performance and long life.
To correctly secure the batteries, it is essential to use the correct length strap for front-to-back and side-to-
side securement.
The long strap is used for front-to-back battery securement.
The short strap is used for side-to-side battery securement.
1. Route the front-to-back strap first by inserting it through the front slot of the battery well, ensuring the
reusable fastener side is facing down, and then through the rear slot of the battery well. See figure 15.
2. Pull the strap toward the front of the battery well and route it through the D-ring.
3. Route the side-to-side strap in the same fashion as the front-to-back strap. Ensure the side-to-side strap
runs over the top of the front-to-back strap. See figure 15A.
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Figure 14A. Battery Wiring Diagram


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    How do you reset the Trip meter? I just can't figure it out!