Currier Tech 750 DD Series Owner`s manual

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PLEASE DO NOT RETURN
THIS ITEM TO THE STORE.
For questions or assistance on assembly contact
Currie Technologies® Customer Service toll free
(800) 377-4532
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST)
OR
Consult the trouble shooting guide of the owner’s manual or
visit our website at www.CurrieTech.com
IMPORTANT - Activate your warranty by registering your new Currie
Technologies® product within 10 days of purchase by visiting our website at
www.CurrieTech.com.
Retain this manual along with the original sales receipt. Record the product serial
number (S/N), place of purchase and date of purchase below.
Model Name : __________________________________________
S/N : __________________________________________________
1 . . . . . Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page
2 . . . . . Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page
3 . . . . . Basic Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page
4 . . . . . Repair and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . page
5 . . . . . Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) . . . . page
6 . . . . . Pre-Ride Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page
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Section 1 - TECHNICAL INFORMATION
500DD
Series Scooter
750DD
Series Scooter
Stealth 1000DD
Series Scooter
Minimum Rider
Age
13 years old
13 years old
13 years old
Maximum Rider
Weight
240 lbs
(109 kg)
260 lbs
(118 kg)
260 lbs
(118 kg)
Maximum speed*
Up to 15 mph
(24 km/h)
Up to 15 mph
(24 km/h)
Up to 15 mph
(24 km/h)
8 miles
(13 km)
12 miles
(19 km)
12 miles
(19 km)
24V 12Ah
SLA
24V 12Ah
SLA
36V 10Ah
SLA
6-8 hours
Max Range*
Battery
Charging time**
8-10 hours
8-10 hours
iZip Fusion 1000DD
Series Scooter
eZip 1000DD Series
Scooter
Minimum Rider
Age
13 years old
13 years old
Maximum Rider
Weight
260 lbs
(118 kg)
260 lbs
(118 kg)
Maximum speed*
Up to 15 mph
(24 km/h)
Up to 15 mph
(24 km/h)
12 miles
(19 km)
12 miles
(19 km)
Battery
36V 12Ah
SLA
36V 10Ah
SLA
Charging time**
8-10 hours
6-8 hours
Max Range*
Place of Purchase : ______________________________________
*Maximum range and speed varies based on rider weight and terrain.
Date of Purchase : _______________________________________
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**Charge time is based on new batteries charged with a standard charger.
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Section 2 - SAFETY GUIDELINES
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Limitations of Safety and Warning Notices
WARNING
This owner’s manual includes important safety
guidelines and maintenance instructions. Failure to
read, understand and follow the instructions in this
manual may lead to serious injury or even death.
INSURANCE NOTICE
Your insurance policies may not provide coverage for accidents
involving the use of this electric scooter. To determine if coverage
is provided, you should contact your insurance company or agent.
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This product is intended for use under adult supervision only. Even
under adult supervision serious injuries or even death can occur.
Always ride within your capabilities and use common sense, do
not ride at night. You are using this product at your own risk. Never
operate this product at a speed which is too fast for your skills.
Always drive at low speed on dusty surfaces.
This product is not intended, designed or licensed for roadway
use. This product is intended for use outdoors and on a private,
closed course only. Ride only on dry, smooth, solid paved surfaces
without motor vehicle traffic. Never use this product on roadways
(paved, gravel or dirt), sidewalks, driveways, parking lots near motor
vehicles, on or near steep inclines or steps, swimming pools or other
bodies of water.
This product is not regulated by transportation regulations (that is,
Department of Transportation (DOT) or state law).
Obey all local traffic and scooter riding laws and regulations. The
laws and ordinances vary greatly from municipality to municipality.
It is your responsibility to know and abide by your local restrictions.
We recommend you contact your local police or Department of
Motor Vehicles to find out about any special laws or rules governing
the use of this product where you live.
Do not ride at night.
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Never operate this product without proper training or
instructions.
Children under 13 years old should never operate these
scooters. Rider age does not necessarily mean that they
are qualified to operate this product. A parent should never allow this product
to be used by an individual not having the ability, coordination, maturity, skills
and strength to operate it safely and in a controlled manner.
Maximum rider weight is 240 lbs, (109kg) for the
500DD scooters and 260 lbs. (118 kg) for the 750DD, 1000DD and Scoot-E
DD series scooters. Rider weight does not necessarily mean that they are
qualified to operate this product.
Never modify this product through improper installation,
modification of existing parts or use of non-authorized accessories. Doing so
may result in denied warranty claims.
Adults must assist children in the initial adjustment procedures to unfold
scooter, adjust handlebar and steering to height, and finally to fold scooter.
Check and secure all fasteners before every ride. Before every ride, make
sure the “Easy Fold Handlebar Hinge” is in the fully upright position. Be sure
the locking pin is fully engaged and the quick release lever is in the “closed”
position.
Check and secure all fasteners before every ride.
This product is designed to be used by only one person at a time. Never
carry passengers or allow more than one person to use this product at a
time.
Always wear an approved helmet that fits and is worn properly with the
chinstrap securely buckled when using this product. Wear shoes when
using this product, never operate this product barefoot or in sandals as this
increases the risk of injury. Also wear knee pads, elbow pads, eye protection
(goggles or face shield), gloves, boots, long sleeved shirt or jacket and long
pants.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars (hand grips) and both feet on the
footboard during operation.
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Avoid excessive speed associated with downhill riding. Always drive slowly
and pay extra attention when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert
to changing terrain conditions when operating this product. Never operate on
excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates, and sudden surface changes. Scooter
may suddenly stop. Always check for obstacles before operating in a new
area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or
fallen trees.
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can repaired or replaced.
The charger is not a toy and should be kept out of reach children at all times.
Always disconnect the charger from the wall outlet and the charger port on
the scooter when not using it.
Do not charge your battery for more than 24 hours at one time.
Watch out for pedestrians
Do not allow hands, feet, hair, body parts, clothing, or similar articles to
come in contact with moving parts, wheels or drivetrain, while the motor
is running.
Replace worn or broken parts immediately. Do not use this product until worn
or broken parts have been replaced by a qualified mechanic.
Make sure that the areas that the scooter is to be used in is safe and
suitable for safe operation.
Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do
not turn at excessive speed as this could increase the risk of injury.
Make sure that all safety labels are in place and understood by the rider.
No passengers are allowed on the scooter
Do not ride with headphones. They mask traffic sounds and emergency
vehicle sirens, distract you from concentrating on what is going on around
you, and their wires can tangle in the moving parts of the scooter, causing
you to lose control.
Make sure that any and all axle guards, chain guards, or other covers
or guards supplied with the scooter are in place and in good working
condition.
Do not do stunts, wheelies, jumps or any other type of dangerous riding.
They can cause severe injury to you and damage your scooter.
Do not lean the scooter excessively as this may allow parts of the scooter to
contact the ground and may result in lose of control, damage to the scooter
or injury to rider.
Do not touch the motor or brakes as they can become hot from use.
WET WEATHER RIDING
This product is not meant for use in the water (damp roads, puddles, rain,
streams, etc.) or in wet weather. Never immerse this product in water as the
electrical and brake systems may be damaged. Avoid streets and surfaces
with water, sand gravel, dirt, leaves, and other debris. Wet weather impairs
traction, braking and visibility.
BATTERY CHARGER
The charger and charger port should be regularly inspected for damage
(cord, plug, enclosure, etc.). If damage is found stop using the charger until it
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Make sure that tires are in good condition, inflated properly, and have
sufficient tread remaining.
Persons with following conditions are cautioned not to operate the
scooter:
Those with heart conditions
Pregnant women
Those with head, back, or neck ailments, or prior surgeries to those
areas of the body
Those with any mental or physical conditions that may make them
susceptible to injury or impair their physical dexterity or mental
capacities to recognize, understand and perform all of the safety
instructions and to be able to assume the hazards inherent in
operating the scooter.
StartingSAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (INSERT)
1. Turn the power switch to the “ON” position
2. Place one foot on the deck with both hands on the handlebars.
3. Slowly twist the throttle to operate the motor.
4. Place the other foot on the deck once you have properly balanced yourself.
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Stopping
1. To slow down or come to a stop, allow the throttle to completely return to its
“zero speed” position
2. Squeeze the brake lever(s) on the handlebar to come to a safe stop. (Note: It
is not necessary to skid the wheel in order to slow or stop the scooter)
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Skidding the wheel can damage the wheel and is not
covered by the warranty!
Storing your Scooter
1. When you are not using the scooter, turn the power switch to the
“OFF” position.
2. Always be sure to fully charge batteries (6-10 hours depending on
battery size) at least every 30 days.
3. Plug the charger into the scooter then plug the charger into the wall
outlet. Do not charge your battery for more than 24 hours at one time.
5 minute sleep mode
Scooters are equipped with a 5 minute sleep mode. If no activity is detected
after 5 minutes the scooter will go into stasis mode to conserve the batteries.
To restart, cycle the power switch Off then On.
Never store your scooter in Sleep Mode as battery power will still be used by
the scooter. Always be sure to turn the power switch to the “OFF” position.
Section 3 - Basic assembly & set-up
IMPORTANT: Some adult assembly required. Before using your scooter
please be sure to read and follow the basic assembly, set-up and operating
instructions. Following these instructions will help insure safe riding.
Tools Required:
Listed below are the tools you may need to assemble and adjust your
Electro-Drive™ scooter depending on model:
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10mm
13mm
15mm
17mm
box wrench
box wrench
box wrench
cone wrench
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4mm hex key wrench
5mm hex key wrench
6mm hex key wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Bicycle tire pump
Steps for BASIC Assembly
1. Remove scooter from carton. Remove all of the packaging materials
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from the scooter.
2. Install the front wheel (certain models will have the front wheel
already installed) being sure to properly install the safety washers.
Align the front wheel in the fork and tighten the axle nuts. Wait until
after you have installed the handlebars to connect the front brake (if
your scooter is so equipped).
3. Install the handlebars onto the stem, align and tighten.
4. Unfold the stem hinge. Be sure the locking pin is fully engaged and
close the quick release lever.
5. The brake(s) come pre-assembled from the factory (some scooters
have one brake while others have two brakes). However, you need
to check to make sure it is connected and operating properly. Test
the brake lever(s) by squeezing it. It should stop the
! WARNING wheel(s) easily and NOT come in contact with the
handlebar. If the brake lever(s) needs adjusting, refer
to pages 19-20 for instructions. If the brake(s) does
not work properly, DO NOT RIDE THE SCOOTER.
Call Customer Service at 1-800-377-4532 for further
assistance.
6. Install the seat assembly, if so desired, by fully sliding the seat
tube into the frame and securing the pinch bolt. If the seat tube is
equipped with an indexing pin be sure to align this properly with the
frame.
7. Install the seat onto the seat tube if not already done and align
saddle angle and tilt and tighten accordingly.
8. Remove the battery charger from its box. Make sure the power
switch on the scooter is in the “OFF” position. Connect the charger
to the scooter first then plug the charger into the wall socket. Allow
the batteries to charge a full 6-10 hours (depending on the size of
batteries) before first use. Refer to page 17 for complete Battery
Care instructions
9. Before every ride, test the throttle with the power switch in
the “OFF” position. Twist the throttle, it should twist easily and
immediately spring back to the starting position when you release
it. If the throttle does not work properly, DO NOT RIDE THE
SCOOTER. Call Customer Service at 1-800-377-4532 for further
assistance.
10. Check tire pressure and inflate to the pressure marked on the tire
sidewall as necessary.
Before you ride the scooter, make sure you have tightened all parts. Riding
with a loose handlebar, front wheel, brake, seat assembly, etc. may cause a
rider to fall, possibly damaging the scooter and causing serious injury.
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3. Open the stem hinge to
access the steerer bolt
(6mm Allen Bolt or 13mm
Hex Bolt).
Section 4 - repair & maintenance
IMPORTANT: Some adult assembly required.
Handlebar Assembly and Adjustment
Electro-Drive™ scooters are equipped with an folding stem hinge. Take care
not to pinch your hands or fingers in the hinge when you are folding and
locking the handlebar in place. Additionally be careful not to pinch or crimp
the brake and throttle cables in the hinge whenever you fold the stem hinge.
1. Insert the stem into the
steerer tube. Be sure
to insert stem past the
“Minimum Insertion Mark”.
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2. Open the stem quick release
(QR) lever (Ref Photo A)
and rotate it forward out
of the upper plate (Ref
Photo B, step 1). Slide the
QR retention pin (silver)
sideways (Ref Photo B, step
2) to disengage it from the
upper plate.
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5. Slide the QR retention pin
(silver) sideways (Ref Photo
A). Close the stem hinge
(Ref Photo B).
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Photo A
If the
quick release lever is either
too tight (cannot be flipped to
its fully locked position) or is
too loose (can be too easily
flipped to its locked position)
refer to the “QR Lever Adjustment” on page 14.
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Photo A
2
Photo B
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Loosely tighten the steerer
bolt. The stem is held in
position with the expander
bolt and wedge.
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6. Rotate the stem QR lever
forward into of the upper
plate (Ref Photo A). Close
the stem QR lever (Ref
Photo B) being sure the QR
retention pin (silver) is fully
engaged with the upper
plate.
8. Align the handlebars to the
front wheel. The handlebars
must be perpendicular to the
front wheel.
Photo A
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to once
again access the steerer bolt
(6mm Allen Bolt or 13mm
Hex Bolt). Fully tighten the
steerer bolt. The stem is held
in position with the expander
bolt and wedge.
10. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to once
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7. Install the handlebars onto
the stem, align and tighten.
Photo B
again secure the folding
stem. Be sure the QR
retention pin (silver) is fully
engaged with the upper
plate.
If you are unable to lock the
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handlebar folding hinge properly, or its Quick- Release
lever, or properly secure the two main handlebar parts
to the scooter, DO NOT RIDE THE SCOOTER. Contact
Currie Technologies® Customer Service at 1-800-3774532 for further instructions. Failure to do so may result
in serious injury or death to the rider or severe damage
to the scooter.
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QR Lever Adjustment:
Battery Pack, Charger Port and Charger
If the quick release lever is either
too tight (cannot be flipped to its fully
locked position) or is too loose (can
be too easily flipped to its locked
position) you will need to adjust the
QR (Quick Release) Lever.
Electro-Drive™ SMART Charger: The Electro-Drive™ scooter comes
with its own Electro-Drive™ Smart Charger that connects with an easyaccess charger port for recharging the batteries. This charger unit has lights
that show the battery charge status. Refer to the instructions that appear on
the charger unit and its instructions.
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Open the QR lever (Ref Photo A) and
adjust the 10mm nut underneath the
center pin (Ref Photo B).
If the QR lever was too tight initially
you will need to loosen the nut a 1/4
turn at a time. Test the adjustment
you have made by closing the QR
lever (Ref Photo C). The lever should
be tight in its closed position and unable to vibrate loose.
If the QR lever was too loose initially
you will need to tighten the nut a 1/4
turn at a time. Test the adjustment
you have made by closing the QR
lever (Ref Photo C). The lever should
be tight in its closed position and unable to vibrate loose.
Photo A
Photo B
Repeat adjustment as necessary
until QR lever is properly tightened.
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If you are unable
to properly adjust the QR lever DO
NOT RIDE THE SCOOTER. Contact
Currie Technologies® Customer
Service at 1-800-377-4532 for further
instructions. Failure to do so may
result in serious injury or death to the
Photo C
rider or severe damage to the scooter.
WARNING
Use only a Currie Authorized Smart Charger to charge
the batteries. Using any other charger may damage the
batteries and void your warranty.
How to Charge the Batteries
1. IMportant: Be sure the
power switch on the scooter
is in the “OFF” position. (Ref
Photo A)
2. Rotate open the charger port
cover (Ref Photo B).
3. Insert the Battery Charger’s
XLR (Male) plug into the Charger Port (Ref Photo C).
4. Plug the Battery Charger’s AC
plug into a standard, grounded
110V AC outlet.
5. Let the batteries charge until
the charger lights indicate that
the batteries are fully charged,
then unplug the charger from
the scooter and the AC outlet.
Photo A
Batteries like to have a full charge, so Photo B
always be sure to recharge them fully
after each ride. If you leave them in
a run-down condition, without quickly
recharging them, it will shorten their
life expectancy. The charger may get
warm to the touch, so make sure you
charge them in an open area and
do not lay anything on the charger
unit while charging. Although you
cannot over-charge the batteries
Photo C
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using the Currie “Smart Charger”, we
recommend that you do not leave the
charger plugged in for more than 24
hours.
Changing the Battery Pack
1. Important: Be sure the power
switch on the scooter is in the
“OFF” position.
2. Remove the deck by unscrewing the “D” ring deck retention
screw then lifting the deck off.
(Ref Photo A)
Photo A
3. Remove the battery pack out of
the scooter’s battery tray. (Ref
Photo B)
4. Disconnect the battery power
pack connector (cut zip tie
holding the wire connector, if
necessary) (Ref Photo C)
5. Place the new or fully charged
battery pack into the battery
tray.
6. Reconnect the battery pack
connector and place all of the
cables into the tray.
7. Re-install the deck and secure Photo B
with the “D” ring deck retention
screw.
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Battery care and Maintenance
Not doing any and/or all of the following may lead to reduced performance
and/or permanent damage to the batteries. Batteries that have been
damaged by not following the below steps will need to be replaced and are
not covered under warranty.
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Always be sure to fully charge batteries before first use (6-10
hours depending on size).
Always be sure to fully charge batteries after each and every use
(6-10 hours depending on size).
Be sure to charge batteries at least every 30 days.
Do not store batteries below 50º Fahrenheit and never allow
batteries to freeze (below 32º Fahrenheit).
Always be sure to turn the scooter “OFF” after each use via the
On/Off power switch.
SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) Battery Conditioning
SLA batteries should always be fully charged (charge time of 6-10 hours
depending on amperage of battery) before first use. This will help obtain
optimum performance.
SLA batteries have a “break-in” cycle consisting of ~ three discharge/charge
cycles before they will reach optimum performance. This involves three
complete discharges and three complete recharges (charge time of 6-10
hours depending on amperage of battery and strength of the charger). After
this initial “break-in” cycle the batteries will have increased performance and
less line voltage fluctuations under load, as indicated by the throttle LED’s.
FUSE
In the event of an overload the fuse will pop and need to be replaced. In this
instance replace only with approved part from Currie Technologies®.
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Risk of fire, Do not bypass fuse.
Photo C
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Throttle and Brake Operation & Adjustment
Throttle Operation
The speed of the Electro-Drive™
scooter is controlled by a griptwist throttle, which is located on
the handlebar.
To check the throttle operation,
turn the power switch to the
“OFF” position. Fully twist the
throttle then quickly release it.
The throttle is spring loaded and
should immediately spring back
to its original (also know as “Zero
Position) position.
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RABBIT-TURTLE SWITCH
This switch limits the top speed of the Scoot-E. The top speed can vary from
less than 2mph (dial turned all the way to the left) up to 10mph (dial turned
The overall top speed of the Scoot-E is controlled
via the knob located on the handlebar.
To accelerate, twist the right hand throttle grip towards you as you stand
on the deck plate. The more you twist the throttle, the faster the motor will
propel the scooter until you reach the scooter’s top speed.
To go slower, or coast to a slower speed, allow the throttle to spring back to
its original position. To decelerate or come to a complete stop, release the
throttle and allow it to return automatically to its original position. Then squeeze
the brake lever(s) to activate the brake(s). Remember to release the throttle
whenever you apply the brake.
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The throttle and its components are fully assembled and
tested at the factory. Do not attempt to adjust them at
any time. If you feel the throttle and/or components are in
need of service DO NOT RIDE THE SCOOTER! Contact
Currie Technologies® Customer Service number at
1-800-377-4532.
If you do not fully understand how to operate your scooter
throttle properly, DO NOT RIDE YOUR SCOOTER.
Contact Currie Technologies Customer Service for
information and instructions at 1-800-377-4532.
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TURTLE (Slow speed)
Turn dial counter-clockwise to
reduce the overall top speed
RABBIT (top speed)
Turn dial clockwise to increase
the overall top speed up to the
maximum of 9mph
all the way to the right).
How to use the throttle LED’s
When the throttle is engaged (powering the motor) and the scooter is in
motion, the LED’s on the throttle indicate instantaneous line voltage as
measured at the battery terminals -- and not the available energy in the
battery pack.
The line voltage will fluctuate depending on the instantaneous load that the
motor is under. For example, when starting out from a dead stop, or going
up a steep hill, the motor will be under a high load and the “Yellow” or even
“Red” LED will illuminate. To a lesser degree, another factor that influences
the load on the motor (and therefore the LED readings) is the gearing of the
motor. Scooters with Direct Drive (DD) gearboxes are geared for slightly
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higher top end speeds and therefore have a higher load when starting from
a dead stop versus scooters with belt or chain drive, which have a lower top
end speed. The higher gear ration of the DD scooters will cause the Red LED
to illuminate more often compared to other scooters.
When the throttle is disengaged (i.e. no power to the motor due to the
scooter being stationary or coasting) the LED’s on the throttle will indicate
the voltage of the battery pack. The voltage of the battery pack will rise
when no load is on the motor. The best indication of how much battery life is
remaining is to check the throttle LED’s, after reaching cruising speed, on a
flat straight road as this will allow the battery voltage to stabilize and give a
much more accurate reading.
5 minute sleep mode
Scooters are equipped with a 5 minute sleep mode. If no activity is detected
after 5 minutes the scooter will go into stasis mode to conserve the batteries.
To restart, cycle the power switch Off then On.
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WARNING
Never store your scooter in Sleep Mode as battery power
will still be used by the scooter. Always be sure to turn the
power switch to the “OFF” position.
Heat shut-down mode
If the controller has over-heated and power to the motor has been shut down,
turn the main power switch “OFF” for at least 30 minutes to allow the controller
to cool down before riding any more. Turn the power switch “ON” and resume
riding.
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WARNING
The scooter will shut down due to over-heating caused
by excessive stress on the motor (i.e. too steep a hill, too
heavy a rider, etc.).
Brake Operation
The Electro-Drive™ electric scooter is equipped with front and/or rear
brakes. It is operated by using the brake lever on the handlebars and is
designed to provide excellent stopping power for your scooter. Squeeze the
brake lever(s) firmly to bring your scooter to a safe, controlled stop.
The brake lever itself should never touch the handlebar or grip when
squeezed firmly. If it does, then immediately STOP RIDING and adjust the
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brake cable.
All brakes need periodic adjustment.
However, the brake mechanism itself
should be adjusted only by a qualified
service technician. If or when it needs
service, take your scooter to your
local bicycle dealer or to the retailer
who sold you the scooter.
Improper adjustment of your brake(s)
can cause poor braking and lead to an
accident, serious rider injury or death.
Brake Cable Adjustment
If your brake cable stretches (as is common with new cables do during the
initial “breaking-in” period), your brake lever will require a longer “pull” to
engage the brake and may even touch the handlebar when squeezed.
Use the adjusting barrel on the brake lever to adjust for this cable stretch.
Loosen the adjusting barrel lock nut. Unscrew the adjusting barrel out of the
lever 1 to 2 turns, then re-tighten the lock nut to secure the adjusting barrel.
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Do not allow the adjusting barrel to unscrew more than
5 full rotations out of the brake lever.
Always test your
brakes after making any adjustment to be
sure they are operating properly before
riding.
If you reach the limit of the cable
adjustments described above and you
are still experiencing poor braking
performance, do not continue to ride. Do
not attempt to adjust the cable any further or attempt to adjust the brake.
Take your scooter to a qualified scooter or bicycle mechanic for proper
service, or call Currie Technologies® Customer Service at: 1-800-377-4532.
Proper brake performance and adjustment is vital to safe scooter operation.
Never ride your scooter unless your brakes are adjusted and working
correctly.
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Drive Train Assembly
Wheel Removal
The DD scooter series is equipped with the
Currie Technologies® Direct Drive propulsion
system, the finest available in today’s rapidly
growing personal electric transportation
market.
Front Wheel Removal
The Currie Direct Drive systems features a
DC motor with direct drive to the rear wheel,
a weather and dust resistant motor controller,
plus rechargeable and recyclable sealed lead
acid batteries that provide many hours of
trouble free riding.
Drive train on the DD Series of
The Direct Drive motor and drive train system
scooters
comes fully assembled and “ready-to-ride” from
the factory. No maintenance is required and
the gear box does not need to be opened, this item is not designed to be
user serviceable.
IMPORTANT: All Direct Drive motors, throttles and the controllers are factory
sealed units and are not user serviceable. Do not open or tamper with any of
the factory sealed units; doing so may result in electric shock or injury and
will render them inoperable.
For answers to service questions regarding the Electro-Drive™ drive train,
please contact your local dealer, or call Currie Technologies® Customer
Service at: 1-800-377-4532.
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500DD, 750DD, 1000DD and Scoot-e
DD series scooters
1. Detach the V-Brake, if your
scooter was so equipped, (Ref
Photo A) by removing the brake
noodle (silver tube) from the
brake arm. Scooters equipped
with disc brakes do not need the
cable detached.
2. Loosen the axle nuts. (Ref
Photo A
Photo B)
3. Remove the safety washers
from the dropouts. (Ref Photo
C)
4. Remove the front wheel from
the forks.
!
WARNING
Be sure the
scooter does not
fall over and cause damage to itself
Photo B
Photo C
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Rear Wheel & Drive Assembly
Removal
500DD, 750DD AND 1000DD SERIES
SCOOTERS
1. Turn the power switch to the
“OFF” position.
2. Remove and disconnect the
battery pack.
3. Disconnect the motor connector
(located in the battery tray
compartment).
Photo A
4. Loosen and remove the torque
arm mounting bolts (Ref Photo
A).
5. Loosen and remove the left
and right bearing cap bolts (Ref
Photo B & C)
6. The rear wheel with the Direct
Drive gearbox can now be
removed from the rear of the
frame.
Photo B
Photo C
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Wheel Installation
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Front Wheel Installation:
Rear Wheel Installation
500DD, 750DD, 1000DD and scoot-e
DD SERIES SCOOTERS
500DD, 750DD and 1000DD series scooters
If your scooter is equipped with a
V-Brake you will need to disengage it
prior to installing the front wheel.
The order of this installation is very important.
Photo A
Do so by squeezing both of the brake
arms together and unhooking the
brake noodle.
1. Place the front wheel into the
forks being sure the axle is fully
seated into the dropouts.
2. Install the safety washers into
the dropouts. (Ref Photo A)
Photo B
3. Install the axle nuts. (Ref Photo
B)
4. Check to ensure the wheel is
centered in the fork. (Ref Photo
C)
5. Tighten the axle nuts. (Ref
Photo D)
6. Reattach the V-Brake if your
scooter was so equipped.
!
WARNING
Proper braking
performance is critical for safe
riding. Currie Technologies® strongly
recommends that the brake(s) be
tested to ensure they are working
properly.
!
Photo C
!
1. Align the RIGHT bearing cap holes with the threaded holes on the
frame. Loosely secure with only 1 bolt at this time.
2. Align the LEFT bearing cap holes with the threaded holes on the
frame. Loosely secure with only 1 bolt at this time.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until all of the bearing cap mounting bolts are
loosely installed.
4. Align the torque arm mounting bracket with the threaded holes on the
frame. Loosely secure with all 3 bolts at this time.
5. Fully tighten both left and right bearing cap bolts and torque arm
mounting bolts at this time.
WARNING
Proper braking performance is critical for safe riding. Currie Technologies®
strongly recommends that the brake(s) be tested to ensure they are working
properly.
!
WARNING
Do not ride the scooter to check the brakes.
Rear Wheel Installation
scoot-e DD series scooters (REAR RIGHT WHEEL)
1. Install the machine key into the groove on the axle.
2. Line up the groove on the wheel with the machine key and install
wheel onto rear axle being sure to point the valve to the outside.
3. Secure with washer and nut.
scoot-e DD series scooters (REAR LEFT WHEEL)
WARNING
1. Install wheel onto axle being sure to point the valve to the outside.
Do not ride the
scooter to check the brakes.
Photo D
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2. Secure with washer and nut.
Flat Tire Repair
Scoot-E DD series scooters Front wheel
1. To remove the front wheel refer
to page 23 then proceed to step
2.
2. With two 17mm wrenches
loosen the lock nuts on both
sides of the axle. (Ref Photo A)
Photo A
3. Remove one of the lock nuts
and axle spacers. Remove the
axle from the wheel.
4. With a 5mm hex key wrench
remove all three bolts that hold
the two halves of the wheel
together. (Ref Photo B)
5. Separate the rim halves to
remove the tire and tube. (Ref
Photo C)
Photo B
6. Remove tube from tire.
7. Slightly inflate the tube in
order to inspect for leaks or
punctures. Patch or replace the
tube as necessary.
8. Carefully check the inside of
the tire and remove any sharp
objects or debris that caused
the puncture. If the tire is cut
through in any place replace it
9. To reassemble the front wheel, Photo C
first slightly inflate the tube
to allow it to take shape, then
install into the tire.
10. Place the valve at the notch
(Ref Photo D) in one half of the
rim. Be sure to align the valve
and valve notches at the center
of the rim to insure proper
assembly. Be sure to point the
valve away from the brake disc Photo D
(if your scooter is equipped).
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11. Slide the axle through one half of the rim, and place the center
(longer) axle sleeve over the axle at the center of the two rim halves.
12. Bolt the two halves of the rim together with the 5mm Allen bolts.
13. Place the remaining axle sleeve and 17mm nut over the end of the
axle. Center the axle by hand, then tighten both 17mm nuts against
each other.
14. Inflate the tire slowly to the recommended tire pressure (marked on
tire sidewall). Inspect the tire during inflation to ensure it is seating
onto the rim properly.
Scoot-E DD series scooters - rear wheels
1. To remove the rear wheels refer to page 27 then proceed to step 2.
2. With a 5mm hex key wrench remove all three bolts that hold the two
halves of the wheel together. (Ref Photo B)
3. Separate the rim halves to remove the tire and tube. (Ref Photo C)
4. Remove tube from tire.
5. Slightly inflate the tube in order to inspect for leaks or punctures.
Patch or replace the tube as necessary.
6. Carefully check the inside of the tire and remove any sharp objects or
debris that caused the puncture. If the tire is cut through in any place
replace it
7. To reassemble the rear wheel, first slightly inflate the tube to allow it to
take shape, then install into the tire.
8. Place the valve at the notch (Ref Photo D) in one half of the rim. Be
sure to align the valve and valve notches at the center of the rim to
insure proper assembly.
9. Place the center (longer) axle sleeve between the two rim halves.
10. Bolt the two halves of the rim together with the 5mm Allen bolts. Be
sure the axle sleeve is lined up in the rim.
11. Inflate the tire slowly to the recommended tire pressure (marked on
tire sidewall). Inspect the tire during inflation to ensure it is seating
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onto the rim properly.
Section 5 - Faq’s
• How far with the Electro-Drive™ scooter go on a full
charge?
Maximum range per charge for the 500DD series scooters is 8 miles (13
km), 750DD and 1000DD series scooters is 12 miles (19 km) and the
Scoot-E DD is 18 miles (29 km).
Front and Rear Wheel
!
WARNING
500DD, 750DD
and 1000DD
series scooters
Do not use a flat screwdriver or
other sharp metal tool to remove the
tire from the rim as this may cause
damage to the rim, inner tube and/or
tire.
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Photo A
1. To remove the front wheel refer
to page 23 then proceed to step
3.
2. To remove the rear wheel refer
to pages 24 then proceed to
step 3.
3. With a bicycle tire lever unseat Photo B
one side of the tire from the rim.
(Ref Photo A, B, C)
4. Remove the tube from the tire.
5. Slightly inflate the tube in
order to inspect for leaks or
punctures. Patch or replace the
tube as necessary.
6. Carefully check the inside of
the tire and remove any sharp
objects or debris that caused
Photo C
the puncture. If the tire is cut
through in any place replace it
7. To reassemble the front wheel, first slightly inflate the tube to allow it
to take shape then install into the tire.
8. Insert the valve thru the hole in the rim.
9. Push (by hand only) one side of the tire and tube all the way over and
onto the rim.
10. With a bicycle tire lever seat the other side of the tire onto the rim. Be
sure not the pinch (tube puncture caused by being caught between the
tire and rim) the tube.
11. Inflate the tire slowly to the recommended tire pressure. Inspect the
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Note: Range per charge of the scooter depend on many variables,
including but not limited to: riding conditions, rider weight, battery charge,
etc. Riding at full speed will dramatically reduce your range.
• What is the top speed of the scooter?
Your Electro-Drive™ scooter will accelerate up to 15 mph (24 km/h) for
the 500DD, 750DD and 1000DD series scooters. The Scoot-E DD series
scooter has a variable top speed range of less than 2mph up to 10mph.
Note: Top speed of the scooter depend on many variables, including but
not limited to: riding conditions, rider weight, battery charge, etc.
• What is the weight limit of my scooter?
Maximum rider weight is 240 lbs, (109 kg) for the 500DD series scooters
and 260 lbs. (118 kg) for the 750DD, 1000DD and Scoot-E DD series
scooters; never exceed it.
• Can I ride my scooter in wet conditions or on wet pavement?
You might be surprised to hear that you can ride any Currie electric scooter
in pretty much the same conditions you would expect to ride a normal
bicycle or scooter. In fact as long as you don’t submerge the electrical
components you’ll be fine. This means avoiding deep puddles or streams,
that would cause the electrical components to be under water. All of our
electric scooters are designed to operate normally if they get wet. There
is no need to worry about electrocutions or shocks from riding in the rain.
Of course you must take special precautions when riding in wet weather
as braking distances will be greater and handling on slippery surfaces
compromised, as will visibility.
• What is the correct air pressure for the tires?
For scooters equipped with a solid tire(s) inflating the tires is not necessary.
For scooters equipped with pneumatic tires check tire pressure imprinted
on the sidewall of the tire. Inflate to recommended pressure as necessary.
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WARNING
Never inflate a tire beyond the maximum pressure
imprinted on the sidewall
• How often should I recharge the batteries?
Recharge your batteries immediately after every ride. Your scooter will
perform best when the batteries are fully charged. To help prolong battery
life be sure they are fully charged before you store the scooter for any
extended period of time and that the batteries are charged at least every
90 days.
• How long should my batteries last?
With proper care, batteries can last up to 200 charges or approximately 6
months.
• How long should it take to charge a fully discharged
battery?
Up to 6-10 hours (depending on battery size) using the Currie charger
supplied with the scooter.
Note: Charge time is based on new batteries charged with a standard
charger.
• Where can I purchase additional or replacement parts, if
needed, such as batteries, wheels or a faster charger?
Parts can be purchased directly from Currie Technologies® by calling
1-800-377-4532.
* Keep a copy of your purchase receipt on hand and available in case you
should need utilize the limited warranty. We recommend you attach a copy of
your receipt to this manual and store both in a safe and secure location.
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Section 6 - pre-ride checklist
It is recommended that you perform each of these checks before each and every ride.
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TIRES
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Check tires for any cuts or unusual wear.
Check tire pressure and inflate to the pressure recommended on the sidewall.
HANDLEBARS and FRAME
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Inspect for bent, damaged or cracked welds and tubing caused by aggressive
riding.
Ensure the handlebars are properly aligned and secured tight enough so that you
cannot twist them out of alignment.
NUTS and BOLTS
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Inspect and tighten all fasteners before each and every ride.
If unsure on how to inspect and tighten fasteners, seek advice from an authorized
and experienced mechanic.
BRAKES
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Ensure brake control cable(s) are lubricated, correctly adjusted and display no
obvious wear.
Ensure brake control lever(s) are not binding and the clamps are tightly secured to
the handlebar.
Squeeze the brake lever(s) to make sure that it does not bottom out on the handlebar and the brake(s) holds the scooter from being pushed forward.
Squeeze the brake lever(s) to ensure the brake inhibitor(s) stop the motor.
Ensure brake shoe pads are not worn out and are correctly positioned.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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Be sure the batteries are fully charged by using the battery gauge (colored LED’s)
on the throttle.
Ensure your battery pack is properly installed in your scooter with the deck plate
attached and secured.
Ensure the accelerator are secure, in good condition and working properly.
RIDING GEAR
Always wear an approved helmet.
Always wear proper protective equipment such as; eye protection (goggles or face
shield), gloves, boots, long sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants.
Never operate this product barefoot or in sandals as this increases the risk of
injury.
Always obey all local traffic laws
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FCC instructions
FCC Warning for the battery charger
Warning: Changes or modifications to the charger not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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