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Owner's Manual
ATTENTION:
Please read the content
of your owner’s manual
before operating your
scooter.
The Ultimate in Style & Performance
Unit 106, Heyford Park Camp Road
Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire OX25 5HA
www.pridemobility.com

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual ATTENTION: Please read the content of your owner’s manual before operating your scooter. The Ultimate in Style & Performance Unit 106, Heyford Park Camp Road Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire OX25 5HA www.pridemobility.com...
  • Page 2 WARNING! Failure to heed the warnings in this owner’s manual may result in personal injury. CAUTION! Failure to heed the cautions in this owner’s manual may result in damage to your scooter. Copyright © 2003 Pride Mobility Products Ltd. INFMANU1949/REV C/JUNE 2003...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION ..................4 SAFETY ...................... 6 III. SPECIFICATIONS ..................15 IV. YOUR VICTORY VIPER ................17 BATTERIES AND CHARGING ..............23 VI. OPERATION ....................28 VII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ..............30 VIII.DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY .............. 34 IX.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    I N T R O D U C T I O N Welcome to Pride Mobility Products, Ltd. (Pride). Congratulations on the purchase of your new Pride Scooter. Your scooter design combines the most advanced state-of-the-art components with modern, attractive styling.
  • Page 5 Address:_____________________________________________________________________________ Quick Reference Information: Scooter Model:________________________________________________________________________ Serial Number:__________________________________________________________________________ Purchase Date:________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or owner’s manual, contact us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately. Victory Viper...
  • Page 6: Safety

    ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS Your scooter’s road performance features may be influenced by electromagnetic fields caused by cellular telephones or other radiating devices, such as hand-held radios, radio and television stations, wireless computer links, microwave sources, and paging transmitters. Victory Viper...
  • Page 7 If you discover a problem, contact your authorised Pride provider for assistance. WEIGHT LIMITATIONS Your Victory Viper is rated for a maximum weight limit. See the specifications table for information. WARNING! Exceeding the weight limit voids your warranty and may result in personal injury and damage to your scooter.
  • Page 8 Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Incline Angle WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than that shown in figure 1 may put your scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury. Victory Viper...
  • Page 9 WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your scooter at higher speeds, do not corner sharply. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. To avoid personal injury or property damage, always exercise common sense when cornering. Victory Viper...
  • Page 10 See figures 3 and 3A. WARNING! Do not attempt to negotiate a kerb that has a height greater than 5 cm (2 in.). KERB KERB Figure 3. Correct Kerb Approach Figure 3A. Incorrect Kerb Approach Victory Viper...
  • Page 11 2. Disc Park Brake: Activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when power is removed from the system for any reason. 3. Hand Brake: Gives you additional stopping power when you squeeze it. See IV. “Your Victory Viper.” PUBLIC ROADS AND PARKING LOTS WARNING! You should not operate your scooter on public roads and parking lots.
  • Page 12 WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time, turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent throttle control lever contact. Failure to do so may result in personal injury. Victory Viper...
  • Page 13 Power down your scooter. See VI. “Operation.” n Ensure that your scooter is not in freewheel mode. See IV. “Your Victory Viper.” n Make certain that the seat is locked into place and the key is removed from the key switch.
  • Page 14 The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol. WARNING! Do not operate your scooter while you are under the influence of alcohol, as this may impair your ability to drive safely. Victory Viper...
  • Page 15: Specifications

    13 cm (5") 52 cm 139.7 cm (20") (55") 40 cm (16") 180 cm 61 cm (71") (24") Turning Radius 65 cm (25.5") Figure 4. Victory Viper Dimensions 10 cm (4") 33 cm (13") Figure 4A. Victory Viper Tyre Dimensions Victory Viper...
  • Page 16 Power seat, rear basket, safety flag, single cane/crutch holder, double cane/crutch holder, double crutch holder, oxygen tank holder, walker holder, forearm crutch holder (bracket mount), cup holder, quad cane holder *Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery charge, battery condition, and tyre condition. Victory Viper...
  • Page 17: Your Victory Viper

    See figure 6. CAUTION! Do not expose the control console assembly to moisture. In the event it does become exposed to moisture, do not attempt to operate your Victory Viper until it has dried thoroughly. BATTERY CONDITION METER...
  • Page 18 Use these buttons to turn on the left or right turn indicator (amber) lights. 1. Press the left button once to activate the left turn indicator. 2. Press the right button once to activate the right turn indicator. The turn indicators are timed to shut off automatically. Victory Viper...
  • Page 19 V I C T O R Y V I P E R Handbrake Lever Your Victory Viper may be equipped with a handbrake lever, located on the tiller handle. This lever provides you with additional stopping power. See figure 7.
  • Page 20 (not shown) are located on the rear section of your scooter. See figure 9. Batteries The batteries store the electrical energy that powers your Victory Viper. For instructions on charging your batteries, see V. “Batteries and Charging.” BATTERIES...
  • Page 21 WARNING! Do not expose the electronic controller module to moisture. If it does become exposed to moisture, do not attempt to operate your scooter until it has dried thoroughly. WARNING! Your Victory Viper is equipped with a microprocessor based, programmable controller. The controller must be programmed by an authorised Pride technician only. Improper programming of the controller could result in unsafe operation of your scooter, causing personal injury or damage to your scooter.
  • Page 22 The fuses are part of the rear light assembly located on the underside of the shroud. To replace a fuse, first remove the rear shroud. Lift the rubber cap that opens the fuse box and replace the old fuse with a 2-amp fuse. NOTE: Fuses used on the Victory Viper are the same type as used in automobiles. Victory Viper...
  • Page 23: Batteries And Charging

    6. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the charger power lead from the wall outlet and then from the charger power lead receptacle. NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your scooter. The scooter will not run and the battery condition meter will not operate while the batteries are charging. Victory Viper...
  • Page 24 We do not recommend that you charge your batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours. Can I use a different charger? For the safest, most efficient, and balanced charging of the batteries, you should simultaneously charge both batteries using only the manufacturer-supplied onboard battery charger. Victory Viper...
  • Page 25 Do not use car (starting) batteries such as those sold for automobiles. CAUTION! Do not remove the caps from sealed batteries. Water cannot be added to sealed batteries. Cap removal voids the battery warranty and may cause damage to the batteries and to your scooter. Victory Viper...
  • Page 26: Battery Specifications

    We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your Victory Viper’s specific electrical demands. Fresh batteries arrive daily at Pride and are shipped fully charged to our customers.
  • Page 27 How should I store my Victory Viper and its batteries? If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to: n Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
  • Page 28: Operation

    Is the tiller at a comfortable setting and locked securely in place? See VII. “Comfort Adjustments.” n Is the key fully inserted into the key switch and turned clockwise to the “on” position? See IV. “Your Victory Viper.” n Does the scooter’s horn work properly?
  • Page 29 POWER DOWN TIMER FEATURE Your Victory Viper is equipped with an energy saving auto power down timer feature designed to preserve your scooter’s battery life. If you mistakenly leave the key in the key switch and in the “on” position but do not use your scooter for approximately 20 minutes, the scooters controller shuts down automatically.
  • Page 30: Comfort Adjustments

    4. When the tiller reaches its lowest point, turn the tiller adjustment lever clockwise until it is tight to lock the tiller in place. TILLER BOOT TILLER ADJUSTMENT LEVER Figure 13. Tiller Angle Adjustment Victory Viper...
  • Page 31 2. Lean forward or backward to adjust the seatback to a comfortable position. 3. Release the seat recline lever to lock the seat securely in place. WARNING! Always keep your back pressed firmly against the seatback while adjusting the angle. Victory Viper...
  • Page 32 2. Pull the strap on the right side of the belt until it is secure, but not so tight as to cause discomfort. REMOVE BOLT METAL TAB REMOVE BOLT PLASTIC HOUSING Figure 16. Positioning Belt Figure 17. Positioning Belt Installation Victory Viper...
  • Page 33 A D J U S T M E N T S POWER SEAT (OPTIONAL) Your Victory Viper may be equipped with a power seat. The power seat actuator is designed to raise or lower the seat automatically with minimal effort on the part of the operator.
  • Page 34: Viii.disassembly And Assembly

    1. Remove the key from the key switch. 2. Push down on the manual freewheel lever. See IV. “Your Victory Viper.” Putting your scooter in drive mode may make it easier for you to maneuver the rear section because the drive wheels are stabilized.
  • Page 35 9. Plug the lighting harnesses back into their connectors before fully reinstalling the rear shroud. 10. Reinstall the seat. Victory Viper...
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    Obtain a battery load tester at most any automotive parts store; follow the directions supplied with the load tester. If you experience any problems with your scooter that you are not able to solve, immediately contact your authorised Pride provider for information, maintenance, and service. Victory Viper...
  • Page 37: Care And Maintenance

    ABS PLASTIC SHROUDS Apply a light coat of car wax to the shrouds to help retain their high gloss; the shrouds are formed from durable ABS plastic and are coated with an advanced formula urethane paint. Victory Viper...
  • Page 38 Before operating your scooter, allow any of these areas to dry thoroughly if they have been exposed to moisture. STORAGE Refer to “How should I store my Victory Viper and its batteries?” in V. “Batteries and Charging.” FUSES In the event a fuse should blow (cease to work): 1.
  • Page 39: Optional Accessories

    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES For information concerning these optional accessories, contact your authorised Pride provider. Single Cane/Crutch Holder Double Cane/Crutch Holder Walker Holder Forearm Crutch Holder Oxygen Tank Holder Rear Basket Cup Holder Safety Flag Double Crutch Holder Quad Cane Holder Victory Viper...
  • Page 40: Warranty

    SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE Warranty service can be performed by an authorised Pride provider. Please contact your authorised Pride provider for advice on the current cost affecting the service visit. Victory Viper...

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