About My Go-Ped® Model _______________________ Serial # _______________________ Dealer Service Center _______________________ Notes WHAT WE GUARANTEE AND WHAT YOU PROMISE US Patmont Motor Werks, a Nevada Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “P.M.W.”) expressly warrants that each of its products is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal operating conditions and according to proper use for a period of 90 days from the date of original purchase. Normal operating conditions require adequate fuel / oil ratio and / or routine care and maintenance by the purchaser of the product. Proper use means that the P.M.W. transportation product is to be used only in the manner intended for personal transportation of a single rider with proper safety equipment described on the RED SAFETY WARNING LABEL affixed to the product. P.M.W. Transportation Products are intended for use only with the proper safety equipment on smoothly paved, safe, dry, non-oily surfaces in accordance with local regulations during daylight hours. In express consideration for purchasers execution of the limited warranty and liability agreement, P.M.W. will repair or replace any part or component, other than tires, of the P.M.W. transportation product free of charge to the original purchaser who registers his/her product under the warranty program. Warranty service can be obtained by calling your local dealer or the Tech. Line at (925) 373-7827 and following the instructions given by the service representative. Shipping costs will be at the purchasers’ expense. This warranty does not apply to tire wear, operation under abnormal conditions or damage to the vehicle brought on by improper use. Racing, competitive or commercial use, or modification of the product shall void this express limited warranty. All models with the G260RC engine and the GSR40i are not warranted for piston/cylinder seizure due to adjustability of the carburetor, that can be tampered by end user. Engine crankshaft failures on spindle drive models are not covered under warranty due to varying riding styles and the adjustability of the tire to spindle pressure by end user. Purchaser herewith acknowledges: (a) P.M.W. assumes no liability for any misuse of any of its transportation products. (b) Under this limited warranty and liability agreement P.M.W. shall have no obligation and the purchaser or user shall have no remedy against P.M.W., its officers, agents or assigns for any damages, including without limitation, incidental, consequential, special, punitive damages arising from direct or indirect injury to person or property, or any other loss, whether or not occasioned by negligence, or otherwise, on the part of P.M.W. (c) Purchaser acknowledges that there is an inherent risk in the operation of motorcycles, bicycles, mopeds, and all P.M.W. transportation products, and herewith assumes the risk of any injury arising from operation of any P.M.W. transportation product. Original owner will indemnify and hold P.M.W. harmless and will take full responsibility for conveying all safety warnings, instructions, and limited warranty if unit is sold, lent, or otherwise transferred to other persons and will indemnify P.M.W. from any claims against it for original owners’ failure to do so. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE IS NO OTHER WARRANTY OR LIABILITY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE AND WHETHER OR NOT OCCASIONED BY SELLER’S NEGLIGENCE. THERE IS NO IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THOSE EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. NOTICE: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages and some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, therefore, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. NOTICE: Your Homeowners Insurance may not cover either Direct or Third Party Liability Claims arising from use of this or any other Go-Ped® product. PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND EACH WARNING _ This device does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards and is not intended for operation on public streets, roads or highways. _ Safety helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow, and knee pads, appropriate shoes, and bright clothing must be worn while operating this device to reduce potential of injury. _ Do not operate this device in traffic, or on wet, frozen, oily or unpaved surfaces. Avoid uneven surfaces, chuckholes, surface cracks, obstacles and night or conditions of darkness. _ Never carry passengers and objects that can hinder your abilities to safely operate your vehicle. _ Pregnant persons should not use this product. _ Never use alcohol or drugs before or while operating this device. They slow reaction time and impair judgment. _ This product should not be used by minors without adult supervision. _ High speeds, jumps and trick maneuvers are dangerous and could result in loss of control and other accidents. _ When accelerating or climbing hills, you will need to lean forward, under braking conditions you will need to lean back, to keep wheels in contact with the ground. _ Never permit a guest to use this device unless the guest has read the user manual and all labels. _ I agree to provide my guest with helmet, safety goggles, elbow pads, and knee pads. _ Engine shut off switch is available for rear wheel braking or for use in the event of throttle failure or other emergency when engine shut off is desired. _ This product should not be used by persons unwilling or unable to take responsibility for their own actions. _ Read all additional warnings and instructions in user manual before operating this P.M.W. product. _ Adults purchasing this Unit for Children, inclusive but not limited to a Parent or Guardian, assume direct liability for injury to the child, or to third parties to whom the child entrusts the vehicle. _ Homeowners Insurance may not cover either Direct or Third Party Liability Claims Arising from Use of this or any other GoPed® product. _ I herewith promise not to entrust this vehicle to any child under the age of 16 (Sixteen) years of age. _ Never remove exhaust tube from manifold of engine or serious damage to your GoPed and yourself will result. WE SETTLE ARGUMENTS BY ARBITRATION ANY DISPUTE HEREUNDER WILL BE RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION IN THE CITY OF RENO, COUNTY OF WASHOE, NEVADA, ACCORDING TO THE RULES GERMANE TO ARBITRATIONS CONTAINED IN REVISED NEVADA STATUTES. WE AGREE TO HAVE ANY DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF THE MATTERS INCLUDED IN THE ‘ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES’ PROVISION DECIDED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATION AS PROVIDED BY NEVADA LAW, AND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP ANY RIGHTS YOU MIGHT POSSESS TO HAVE THE DISPUTE LITIGATED IN A COURT OR JURY TRIAL. BY SIGNING BELOW YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR JUDICIAL RIGHTS TO DISCOVERY AND APPEAL, UNLESS THOSE RIGHTS ARE SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED IN THE ‘ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES’ PROVISION. IF YOU REFUSE TO SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION AFTER AGREEING TO THIS PROVISION, YOU MAY BE COMPELLED TO ARBITRATE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE NEVADA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE. YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION IS VOLUNTARY. You should feel free to consult an attorney before signing this limited warranty and liability agreement. I have read understood and agreed to be bound by the limited warranty and liability agreement above and agree to submit disputes arising out of matters included in the arbitration of disputes provision to neutral arbitration. 7.4 Chain tension adjustments Proper chain care and maintenance is essential to longevity and wear of the drive components on your chain drive scooter. • Make sure that the sprockets are perfectly aligned to each other. Use a long straight edge or you can check this visually by lining up the rear sprocket with the front and seeing that the chain is straight. • Loosen the 6mm nut which retains the chain tensioner. Push the chain tensioner down to take up slack in the chain. Do not make the chain overly tight. This will lead to premature wear of components and reduce performance. • Rotate the rear wheel and test the tension in several different places. You may find that the chain gets slightly tighter when the wheel is in a certain position. With the wheel in the “tight spot” leave about ¾” of chain play in the chain as shown. Retighten the nut to lock the tensioner in place. CAUTION: Tightening the chain more than necessary will cause your drive components to wear prematurely and add performance reducing drive system friction. • The chain should be lubricated before each ride. • Your chain should be clean. A safe cleaning solvent can be used but the chain must be oiled once it is dry. • Sprockets should be periodically checked for damage and wear. If you notice that there is any damage to the sprockets or a tooth missing it should be replaced immediately. CAUTION: Never lubricate chain while motor is running. Contents Section 7: Adjustment 7.1 Brakes: Section 1: Important Information Section 5: Controls Your ESR750 is fitted with front disc brake. The brake pads must be replaced when they are worn less then the thickness of a dime. 1.1) About this Manual 1.2) A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS Section 6: Maintenance and Parts Adjustment: 1) Adjust the gap between rotor & outside pad with 3mm Allen driver via the center hole of caliper, turn clockwise to move pad forward and counter-clockwise to move pad back. 2) Adjust gap between rotor & inside pad with the knob on the back of the caliper. Turn knob clockwise to move pad forward and counter-clockwise to move pad back. Section 2: Safety Replacement of worn pads: 1) Remove the caliper from fork using 5mm Allen driver (both brake lever adjustments barrels need to be screwed in all the way) 2) Use pointed nose pliers or screwdriver to remove safety clip from pad guide. 3) Loosen pad guild screw with 3mm Allen driver. 4) Remove complete pad assembly with inner plate spring. (Careful not to bend or twist spring) 5) Fit replacement pad onto spring plate. 6) Insert pad/spring combination into pad slot and relocate guide screw. 7) Fasten guide screw and push safety clip back into clip gap on guide screw. 8) Adjust brakes as described in the mechanical safety check section. Maintenance of disk brake caliper: 1) Keep all surfaces clean and free of oil and debris. NOTE: There is a “bedding in” period for new brake pads, this will affect performance initially so keep speeds to a minimum until brake performance is optimized after a short time. 7.2 Control Levers and Cables: Brake lever and cable: Make sure the cable is not frayed or kinked in any way and also check to be sure that the cable housing ends are securely seated. An adjustment is available at the brakes and you can increase or take up slack by screwing or unscrewing the adjustment barrel. 2.1) 2.2) 2.3) 2.4) 2.5) 2.6) Equipment Safety Mechanical Safety Check Scooting Safety Rules to Scoot By Stunts, Wheelies, or Jumps Wet Weather Riding 6.1) Service and Maintenance Schedule Section 7: Adjustment 7.1) 7.2) 7.3) 7.4) Brakes Control Levers and Cables Wheels Chain tension adjustments Section 3: Assembly 3.1) Pre-assembled scooters 3.2) Some assembly required 3.3) Folding Feature Section 4: Operations 4.1) 4.2) 4.3) 4.4) 4.5) 4.6) Charging Fuel Gauge Power Switch Auto-Off Feature Motor Overheat Protection Economy / Turbo Modes 7.3 Wheels Front wheel removal: 1) Make a note of the location for the washers used on the front axle. 2) Remove the axle nut. 3) Slide the axle bolt out and remove wheel. Rear Wheel Removal: 1) Make a note of the location for the washers used on the front axle. 2) Remove the axle nut. 3) Slide the axle bolt out and remove wheel. CAUTION: Only use original equipment for your Go-Ped®. Substituting with other brands may have unforeseen dangers that could cause damage and or make your Go-Ped® perform in an unsafe manner. Replacing pneumatic tires and tubes: The tires and tubes are critical components requiring precise re-assembly to insure proper alignments. An authorized Go-Ped® dealer using OEM parts should do this operation. Warning: Completely deflate wheel before wheel disassembly. Failing to do so can result in serious injury. Thank you for your recent acquisition of a California Go-Ped® brand product! We are very happy and proud to welcome you to California Go-Ped®, the World’s Best in Extreme Fun, Innovation and Quality. By choosing California Go-Ped®, you have selected the highest quality scooter products in the World, which have been handcrafted in the USA since 1985, using aircraft grade materials and the highest quality components. As the leader in innovation, design and performance California Go-Ped® has paved the way for personal transportation by producing lightweight, fuel efficient, durable, performance minded, and well-balanced machines. As a new Go-Ped® owner and User, you now have access to the widest dealer network, thousands of parts for your Go-Ped®, complete warranty coverage and instant access to service. You are now part of the fastest growing community of scooter enthusiasts in the world. Attention: For more information on the California Go-Ped® Company and Go-Ped® brand products, please visit us online at www.goped.com. You will also be able to find your local Go-Ped® dealer, buy OEM parts, learn about the latest news and Go-Ped® related events, receive product support information, and get connected with other Go-Pedders. Section 1: Important Information 1.1 About this Manual Why you should read this manual: This manual was written to help you understand the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It’s important for you to understand your new scooter, its features and operations so that your first ride will get you the most from your new scooter/kart and keep it maintained for optimum performance and safety. It is also important that your first ride on a new scooter is taken in a controlled environment, away from vehicles, obstacles and other hazards. Even if you have previous experience with motorized scooters, vehicles, bikes, and the likes, you probably need an update of your scooting habits, knowledge and assumptions. There are many changes in technologies and construction which can affect function, handling, performance and safety of your scooter/kart. General Warning: Scooting/karting can be a hazardous activity even under the best of circumstances. Proper maintenance of your scooter/kart is your responsibility as it helps reduce the risk of injury. This manual contains many “Warnings” and “Cautions” concerning the possible consequences of failure to follow instructions, perform maintenance, or inspect your scooter. Any fall can result in serious injury or even death, so operating within the guidelines outlined in this manual will help reduce those risks. Attention: • The status of the Go-Ped® as a “motor vehicle” varies from state to state and is subject to drivers licensing, insurance requirements and registration. • You should check with a reliable authority in your state to see if the Go-Ped® must be registered as a motor vehicle. Your police department or local department of motor vehicles may be able to answer your questions or direct you to a reliable authority. • Your insurance policies may not provide coverage for accidents involving the use of this vehicle. To determine if coverage is provided you should contact your insurance company or agent. • The recommended age and minimum weight for the Go-Ped® is 16 years of age or older and 100 pounds, but this is subject to the physical coordination of the rider, the ability of the rider to wear protective gear, use good decision making ablity, and to take responsibility for their own actions. 1.2 A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS It’s a tragic fact that most children are more likely to have an accident. As a parent or guardian, you bear the responsibility for the activities and safety of your minor child. Among these responsibilities are to make sure that the scooter/kart which your child is riding is properly fitted to the child; that it is in good repair and in safe operating condition; that you and your child have learned, understand and obey not only the applicable local motor vehicle and traffic laws, but also the common sense rules of safe and responsible scooting. As a parent you should read this manual and go over all key points with your child before letting your child ride the scooter/kart. Section 2: Safety 2.1 Equipment Safety Warning: Many States or regions require specific safety devices or equipment. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with laws of the state or region in which you ride and to comply with all applicable laws, including properly equipping yourself and your scooter/kart. 6.1 Service and Maintenance Schedule Some service and maintenance can and should be performed by the owner, and require no special tools or knowledge beyond what is in this manual. It is always a good idea to go over key points with an authorized Go-Ped® dealer who can further assist you with questions you might have and is an excellent source for your OEM parts. If you have trouble finding your closest authorized dealer you can find them by using our online dealer finder tool at www.goped.com. 1. Break-in Period: Your Go-Ped® will last longer and perform better if you break it in properly before riding it hard. Control cables will stretch or “seat” when a new Go-Ped® is used for the first time and may require readjustment by your authorized Go-Ped® dealer. Your “Mechanical Safety Check” will help you identify some of the things that may need adjustment. It is recommended that you have an authorized Go-Ped® dealer perform a periodic checkup. Typically, a dealer will suggest your bring it back for a 30 day checkup or after the first 5 to 15 hours depending on your riding style and geographic conditions. But if you suspect something is wrong with your Go-Ped®, take it to your authorized Go-Ped® dealer before attempting to ride it. 2. Before every ride: Mechanical Safety Check (see section 2.2). Lube chain if applicable. 3. After a long ride, exposure to water and grit, or every 100 miles: Clean the Go-Ped® and if your scooter is fitted with a chain drive, clean and oil chain and check chain tension. 4. After every long ride or hard ride or after ever 10 to 20 hours of riding: Check all the control cables to insure that they are securely attached to your Go-Ped® and that the levers are functioning normally. If you see rust, kinks, and/or fraying then have your authorized Go-Ped® dealer replace them. Lift the front wheel off the ground and turn from side to side and wiggle back and fourth. If the steering feels loose or sloppy do not ride and have an authorized Go-Ped® dealer check it. CAUTION: Go-Ped® scooters are equipped with a mechanical “fuse” in the folding hinge assembly which is designed to fail before a catastrophic failure. If your “t” handle feels abnormally loose or sloppy you must immediately stop riding and have the scooter serviced. Failure to ignore this safety feature could result in a catastrophic failure causing a loss of control. Inspect the brakes: For scooters equipped with disc brakes, check to see if you have sufficient brake pad life (more then the thickness of a dime). Are all brake caliper braking surfaces completely contacting the braking services of the wheel or brake disc? If not, have an authorized GoPed® dealer perform adjustments. Check the frame, fork, and “t” handle, particularly in areas around all tube joints for any deep scratches, cracks, or discoloration. These are signs of stress-caused “fatigue” or overloading and indicate that a part is at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Check to make sure that all parts and accessories are still secure, tighten any which are not. Check drive components for wear adjust or replace if nessesary. If your scooter is fitted with a chain drive, clean and oil chain and check chain tension. 5. As required: If any part fails your Mechanical Safety Check (see section 2.2) have those parts serviced immediately. 6. Every 25 to 50 hours: Take your Go-Ped® to an authorized Go-Ped® dealer for a complete check up. Brakes, stearing, bolts, bearings, and drive components should all be looked at and adjusted, replaced or repaired as necessary. 4.7 Batteries Your ESR750 uses four sealed lead acid 12V batteries, which are wired to create a 24 volt system. The battery pan is a Factory sealed unit and should only be serviced by an authorized Go-Ped dealer. The batteries will last a long time when properly maintained. These batteries do not have “memory” so it is OK to only partially discharge them before recharging them. Section 5: Controls CAUTION: Before you ride - Familiarize yourself with how your Go-Ped® works. • The left-hand lever operates the front wheel caliper brake. • The handle bar or steering wheel supports the rider and steers the Go-Ped®. • Always use both hands on the handle bar, when riding. WARNING: The scooters and kart outlined in this manual use a friction and/or a chain drive system. Keep clear of rear wheel and its drive components when the engine is running or sever injury may occur. Section 6: Maintenance and Parts CAUTION: Technological advances have made Go-Ped® and the components more complex then ever. This on going evolution makes it impossible for this manual to provide all the information required to properly repair and or maintain your Go-Ped®. In order to help minimize the chances of an accident and possible injury, it is critical that you have any repair or maintenance which is not specifically described in this manual performed by an authorized Go-Ped® dealer. Just as important is that your individual maintenance requirements will be determined by everything from your riding style to geographic location. Consult your authorized Go-Ped® dealer for help with determining your individual maintenance requirements. WARNING: Many Go-Ped® service and repair tasks require special knowledge and tools. Do not begin any adjustments, service, or repair on your Go-Ped® if you have the slightest doubt about your ability to properly complete them. Improper adjustments, service, or repair may result in damage to the Go-Ped®, and/or an unsafe condition. WARNING: Any modification of this unit voids the warranty, including but not limited to, using either wheels or tires not recommended by PMW, attempting to enhance the speed or performance of the motor, and/or equipping the motor with non PMW drive components. Such modifications will create DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS conditions. If you insist on doing adjustments, service or repair, ask your authorized Go-Ped® dealer if a service manual and any specialized tools are available. It is also a good idea to have an authorized Go-Ped® dealer check the quality of your work before you ride just to make sure you did everything correctly. A. Helmets: While not all States or regions require riders to wear approved protective head gear, common sense dictates that you should wear a DOT, Snell, BSI or CPSC approved helmet. Most serious incidences involve head injuries which might have been avoided if the rider had worn a helmet. Your authorized Go-Ped® dealer may have a variety of attractive approved helmets, and can recommend one to suit your needs. Make sure that it fits correctly, is worn correctly and is properly secured. Ask your dealer to help with the fit and adjustment of your helmet, or refer to the owner’s manual provided with the helmet. Buckle Up! WARNING: Always wear an approved helmet when riding your scooter. Helmet should be worn correctly as outlined in the owner’s manual for the helmet. Failure to wear an approved helmet can result in a serious injury. B. Protective pads: Elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards are not required by most states or regions. Again, common sense dictates that you should wear protective pads to help protect against injury. Your authorized Go-Ped® dealer may have a variety of protective pads, and can recommend one to suit your needs. A good set of pads should fit comfortably, stay in position at all times and not have any excess strapping, Velcro®, or other protrusions to catch on anything that can cause you to lose control of your scooter/kart. C. Shoes: Your shoes should have good grip, protection, and support. Your shoes should have adequate strapping or laces so they stay on your feet. Make sure that laces or other strapping can not catch or hang-up on any part of the scooter or other objects. Never ride barefoot or wear sandals when operating the scooter. D. Clothing: Being seen is very important. Brightly colored, reflective helmets and clothing will help make riders more noticeable. Clothing should not be so loose that it can catch on moving parts or be snagged on other objects. E. Eye protection: Any kind of riding can involve airborne debris, dust, and bugs, so common sense dictates that you should wear protective eyewear with protective lenses. F. Reflectors: Reflectors are important safety devices designed to reflect light in a way that helps to be seen. The reflectors are intended to enhance the visablity of the scooter but may not meet reflector requirements for your area. WARNING: Do not remove the reflectors from your scooter. Removing reflectors may reduce visibility to others. Reflectors are not suitable for use as lights. Riding at dawn, dusk, or night is not recommended. 2.2 Mechanical Safety Check Here is a simple procedure you should get in the habit of before you get on your scooter: A. Nuts, bolts, and structural: Pick your scooter off the ground a few inches and bounce it off the ground. Do a quick visual and tactile inspection of the whole scooter/kart. Make sure you look at all visible nuts, bolts and structural welds. If anything sounds, feels or looks loose or shows signs of stress then replace, or secure them. If you’re not sure, ask someone with experience to check, or ask an authorized dealer to show you what to look for in a mechanical safety check. B. Tires and Wheels: Check that pneumatic tires are properly inflated. Refer to the sidewall of the tire for recommended PSI. Checking PSI using a tire pressure gauge is recommended but you can also bounce your weight on the scooter and compare tire deflection to how it looks when you know the tires are properly inflated. Spin the wheels and check that the tires have not yet reached the wear marks on the tires, have ripped, torn, or show any signs of distress and replace as necessary. Make sure the wheels spin freely and true. If wheels wobble, rub the brakes then take it to a qualified authorized Go-Ped® dealer for adjustments. C. Brakes: Squeeze the brake levers and check that they are getting proper contact with the disc. Full braking force is applied when you squeeze the lever and the lever cannot touch the handle bar or grip. The brakes should not interfere with the rotation of the wheel when not applied. Make sure that the brake caliper gets full contact with the disc. Make sure that all brake surfaces are clean and free of debris. Do not ride the scooter until the brakes are properly adjusted. WARNING: Never ride with improperly adjusted brakes. D. Control levers and cables: Familiarize yourself with the levers and controls. Squeeze and or twist all levers/controls and make sure they are functioning properly. If they stick, move at the base, or do not get full range of motion, make adjustments as necessary or take to an authorized Go-Ped® dealer for service. Do not ride the scooter until the control levers and cables are properly adjusted. Control levers are originally positioned where they work best for most people. The angle of the controls can be changed to better suit you. Ask your dealer to show you how, or learn how to make the adjustments yourself. WARNING: Never ride with improperly adjusted controls and cables. Due to vibration, nuts and bolts can become loose. Make sure that all fasteners are securely fastened and tighten if necessary. 2.3) Scooting Safety CAUTION: Like most sports, scooting/karting involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a scooter/kart you assume the responsibility for that risk. This makes it extremely important that you know, understand, and practice the rules of safe and responsible riding. Scooting can be an environmentally useful, safe and fun way of reducing traffic congestion. WARNING: Karts are designed for recreational use only! They should never be used on streets vehicle by exceeding the 400 lbs. maximum weight capacity. Avoid conditions which can cause the wheels to stop spinning while power is still being supplied to the motor. If the motor on your ESR750 reaches an unsafe operating temperature the scooter will turn off and the three fuel gauge LED’s will flash rapidly. Let your motor cool off and you’ll be ready to ride again. When the LED’s stop flashing the scooter is ready to resume operation. If the LED’s turn off, the scooter has reached the 30-minute auto shut off point and must be turned off and on to resume operation. 4.6 Economy/Turbo Modes Your ESR750 is equipped with two modes of operation, Economy and Turbo. Economy mode is intended for lower speeds and maximizing the range the scooter can travel on one charge. Turbo mode is intended for higher speed and faster acceleration. Your range will be lower in this mode. Depending on when your ESR750 was made, it may have one of two available Economy/Turbo switches. In both cases it is a rocker style switch on the throttle control. Do NOT confuse it with the Red Round Power Switch! On Generation 1 throttles the switch is located on the right side of the throttle control. (See Photo A) On Generation 2 throttles the switch is located on the front of the throttle control, facing away from the rider. (See Photo B) The Economy/Turbo switch can be changed while stopped or while moving. Be very cautious about switching into Turbo mode while in motion! NOTE: These parameters are fully programmable by your authorized Go-Ped Dealer and can be tailored to your specific riding needs. ELECTRICAL HAZARD • PREVENT FIRE - Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire resulting in serious injury and could also ruin the electrical system. - Use of the wrong type battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion resulting in serious injury. - Use of PMW components in products other than PMW vehicles could cause overheating, fire or explosion. • The battery must be handled by adults only. The battery is heavy and contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte). Dropping the battery could result in serious injury. • Never allow children to charge the battery. Battery charging must be done by adults only. A child could be injured by the electricity involved in charging the battery. • Read the safety instructions on the battery. • Examine the battery, charger and their connectors for excessive wear or damage each time you charge the battery. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not use the charger or the battery until you have replaced the worn or damaged part. • The motor may be hot. Handle carefully. Caution: Charge you vehicle only in dry locations. The Generation 2 Charger will automatically switch between 110V and 220V. You do NOT need to set it for a particular voltage. When the Generation 2 Charger is plugged in, the motor is disabled and the ON/OFF switch will not function! 4.2 Fuel Gauge (Flux Capacitor) Depending on when your ESR750 was made, it may have one of two available Flux Capacitor throttle controls. The fuel gauge operates the same way on both models. There are three LED’s on the throttle control, which indicate the level of charge in the batteries. When the scooter is turned on and batteries are fully charged all three LED’s will illuminate (green, yellow, red). After some riding, when the batteries are only partially charged the green LED will turn off, leaving only the yellow and red LED’s illuminated. After more riding, when the batteries are low the yellow LED will turn off and the red LED will begin flashing. This indicates that you are nearly out of power! If you continue riding after the red LED begins to flash, the scooter will slow and may eventually turn itself off automatically. This is a safety feature intended to protect the batteries from damage. If this occurs, fully charge the batteries and then the scooter will be ready to resume operation. 4.3 Power Switch Depending on when your ESR750 was made, it may have one of two available ON/OFF switches. In both cases it is a Red push button marked “ON/OFF”. It may be either on the left or right side of the handlebar. Push the button once to the IN position to turn the scooter on and again to the OUT position to turn the scooter off. When the scooter is turned on the Flux Capacitor LEDs on the handlebar will be illuminated. 4.4 Auto-Off Feature Your ESR750 has an Auto Off feature. If you accidentally leave your scooter on when you are done riding, it will shut off automatically after 30* minutes. This helps to keep the batteries from being drained when not in use. To restart your scooter simply turn the scooter off and then on again. *The 30 minute setting can be changed or turned off by your authorized Go-Ped Dealer. 4.5 Motor Overheat Protection Your ESR750 is equipped with a thermostat which will turn off the scooter if the motor becomes too hot. There are many factors which can lead to high motor temperatures: Hot weather; Hilly conditions; Heavy load; Frequent starts and stops. To avoid repeated automatic shutdowns, do not overload the A. Know Your Scooter/Kart: Familiarize yourself with the scooter before you ride. Check the controls. Ride very cautiously until you become familiar with the way the scooter/kart handles. Take turns slowly and give yourself extra stopping distance. B. Ride Within Your Abilities: To control your scooter, you need to keep it upright and make it go where you want it to go. This section cannot teach you how to control direction, speed or balance. Only a lot of practice will do that. Below are a few things to help you. C. Body Position: Stand firm but relaxed. Keep weight between the wheels. Don’t stand too close to the front or lean too far back. Shift your weight to the rear when applying brakes, and lean towards the front when accelerating. Keep feet apart for more stability. D. Turning: New riders tend to have more trouble turning than experienced riders do. The only way to make good safe turns is to practice. Always approach turns very carefully. E. Braking: Front brakes provide most of your stopping power, but you will need to learn to adjust your center of gravity to maintain stability. Again, practice this at a safe speed until you are comfortable with this action. F. Areas to Ride: Ride in a safe place free of cars in an area which will not disturb other people or animals and has a clean dry surface. 2.4) Rules to Scoot By: · Always wear your safety gear · Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs · Learn the local laws and regulations · Ride defensively · Wear bright colored and/or reflective clothing · Never ride your scooter/kart at night or in conditions of poor visibility. · Observe and yield the right of way · Do not dart out of driveways or from between parked cars · Stop at all stop signs/lights · Be careful when checking traffic and don’t swerve when looking over your shoulder · Always go with traffic flow and keep to the far side of the road · Never ride on sidewalks · Avoid riding in bad weather or when visibility is obscured · Do not do stunts, wheelies or jumps. They will increase your chances of injury and damage to your scooter/kart. · You are sharing roads, trails and riding areas with others. Respect their rights, and be tolerant if they inconvenience you. · Always yield right of way to pedestrians and animals. Ride in a way that does not frighten or endanger them, and avoid riding near them whenever possible. · Keep your speed consistent with the conditions, and keep in mind that speed has a direct relation to control as well as component stress. · Never carry passengers. · Never carry anything that can obstruct vision, or control of your scooter. · Everyone must be responsible for the environment, ride accordingly. 2.5) Stunts, Wheelies, or Jumps: These stunts can be fun, but it puts incredible stress on everything. Riders who insist on jumping risk serious damage to their scooter/kart and themselves. 2.6) Wet Weather Riding: Riding in wet conditions is not recommended. WARNING: Wet weather impairs traction, braking and visibility, for riders and others. The risk of accident dramatically increases in wet conditions and should be avoided. 2.7 Night Riding: Never ride your scooter/kart at night or in conditions of poor visibility. WARNING: Riding at dawn, dusk, or at times of poor visibility without a lighting system which meets local regional laws and without aproved reflectors is illegal, dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Section 3: Assembly 3.1 Pre-Assembled Scooters. Some models come completely and fully assembled so there is no assembly requirement other than an inspection of all components to insure that nothing was damaged during shipment. If you see any damage or stressed components then contact your local authorized Go-Ped® dealer for replacements or repairs to those components. 3.2 Some Assembly Required. Some models are shipped in the box partially assembled for shipping purposes. Before doing any final assembly do an inspection of all components to insure that nothing was damaged during shipment. If you see any damage or stressed components then contact your local authorized dealer for replacements or repairs to those components. A. Front Wheel 1. Inspect all components for damage 2. Remove bolt and washers from end of front axle. A1 3. Remove front axle from front fork. A1 4. Insert brake disc into front brake caliper and align wheel with axle bushing. A2 5. Insert axle through steering arm bushing and into wheel hub. It may be necessary to align inner wheel spacer between bearings to allow axle insertion. A2 6. Install axle and tighten axle bolt and nut. A3 7. Check for smooth wheel rotation and proper front brake actuation. WARNING: Never exceed P.S.I. rating specified on the side wall of your tire or serious injury can result. Never use nonstandard equipment as it may not be suitable and can result in immediate loss of control, unstable conditions, and failure. WARNING: Tire wear, punctures, or ruptures can cause immediate loss of control, which may affect operator and precipitate serious bodily injury. Helmets, goggles, gloves, elbow and knee pads and appropriate shoes with ankle support must be worn at all times. 3.3 Folding Feature Your Scooter is equipped with a folding feature for easy carrying and stowage. To fold pull up against the spring tension on the slide tube found on the base of the “t” handle until it completely exposes the hinge assembly and fold to the latching mechanism found next to the motor. Reverse process to lock handle bar in the riding position. CAUTION: Before you ride - Be certain the handle lock tube is in its full down position, locking the handle bar upright. Section 4: Operations ESR750 Break-In Unlike a gasoline powered vehicle your ESR750 does not have to be “babied” while you break it in, but you will see the performance improve a little after a few rides. There are a couple reasons for this. First the batteries will begin to hold more power after some usage. Second the motor will breakin and start operating more efficiently. 4.1 Charging Your ESR750 has a charger built inside. In order to charge it all you need to do is plug the provided cord into the receptacle on the right side of the battery pan. Depending on when your ESR750 was made, it may have one of two available chargers: Generation 1 charger: On the side of the pan you will find a round LED adjacent to the plug receptacle. When you plug the scooter in, the LED will turn red indicating the batteries are being charged. When a full charge is achieved the LED will turn green. From “empty” it will take approximately 3 hours for the LED to turn green. After the LED turns green, the charger automatically switches to a “trickle charge” and will continue to charge the batteries at a safe level. It is a good idea to leave the scooter charging even after the LED has turned green. The “trickle charge” will slowly “top off” the battery charge over the next few hours. However, you should not leave your scooter charging for more than 24 hours as this will gradually degrade the performance of the batteries The generation 1 charger comes pre-set from the factory for either 110V or 220V. If necessary your dealer may convert the charger voltage for you. CAUTION: WITH THE GENERATION 1 CHARGER BE SURE TO UNPLUG YOUR ESR BEFORE RIDING! Generation 2 charger: This charger will NOT have an LED adjacent to the plug receptacle. Instead, the Flux Capacitor on the handlebar indicates when the scooter is charging. Plug the scooter in and the LEDs on the Flux Capacitor will begin to strobe: WARNING: Patching a tube is an emergency repair. Patches can severely weaken the integrity of a tube, resulting in possible tube failure, cause a loss of control, and cause the rider to fall. Replace a patched tube as soon as possible. Never replace the tube with anything other then the stock OEM tube. Using an aftermarket tube or tire not intended for Go-Ped® specification could result in a sudden loss of pressure that could cause damage to your scooter and/or a loss of control. CAUTION: Replace front or rear tires when tread is worn within 1/16" tread depth, or if obvious tire damage has occurred. Red -> Red/Yellow -> Red/Yellow/Green. Repeat. This indicates that the batteries are charging. When a full charge is achieved all three LEDs on the Flux Capacitor will begin flashing. From “empty” it will take approximately 3 hours to charge. After the Flux Capacitor begins flashing, the charger automatically switches to a “trickle charge” and will continue to charge the batteries at a safe level. It is a good idea to leave the scooter charging even after the Flux Capacitor begins flashing. The “trickle charge” will slowly “top off” the battery charge over the next few hours. It is safe, only with the Generation 2 charger, to leave the scooter plugged in indefinitely. The batteries will not be damaged.