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RideGreenUS Capri Specifications
RideGreenUS
Owners Manual
Capri
All Electric - Zero Emissions
Motor Scooter
www.RideGreenUS.com
www.InnovativeScooters.com
Table of Contents
Introduction........................................................
Specifications & Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).......
Warnings............................................................
Safety & Awareness ..............................................
Features.............................................................
Instrument Panel
Throttle
Hand Brakes
Storage Areas
Battery System.....................................................
Battery Pack Installation and Removal.........................
Pre-Ride Inspection...............................................
Brake Check.............................................
Brake Adjustment.................................... . .
Ignition Key..............................................
Electrical System (Brakes, turn signals, horn).....
Mirrors....................................................
Tires..................................................... .
Riding Your Capri...................................... .........
Turning On the Capri Ignition.........................
Battery Meter Behavior............................. . ..
Driving Conditions & Mileage Ranges............... .
What Happens When the Battery is in the RED Zone?..
Capri Locking Steering Column Security Feature.......
Waxing, Washing Maintenance.................... ............. .
Professional Maintenance Schedule............................
Troubleshooting Guide............................................
Limited Warranty Information...................................
Reporting Safety Defects.........................................
Contact US..........................................................
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Introduction
Thank you...
Thank you for purchasing your new RideGreenUS, Capri electric Scooter. We simply manufacture
and produce the best scooters on the market. Your decision to buy initially reflects our own good
opinion and we hope that the use and riding experience of the Capri will prove to be easy &
rewarding for years to come.
Our manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001:2000 registered. This means consistent quality standards
and continuous improvements is our goal. Each part that goes into a Capri scooter is inspected and
tested. Upon total assembly the Capri is once again tested and then securely packed with all
recyclable materials.
We want you to use your Capri scooter for years to come. Remember that individual replacement
parts are available for the Capri should you ever need to make a repair. Just call or visit our web
site for more information on replacement parts or available accessories.
If you have any suggestions, please contact us. We do like to share your experiences with other
InnovativeScooter.com customers.
Capri Scooter Manual
Please keep this manual with your Capri s2cooter. This manual contains
important safety information and operational instructions which are to be
read carefully and understood before one attempts to operate the scooter.
In the event you sell your scooter, please transfer this manual to it’s new
owner.
Registration, Licensing & Insurance of the Capri Scooter
Your Capri has been engineered to meet and exceed national Department of
Transportation standards to be fully street legal in the United States.
It is however, advisable to consult your local state or municipality ordinances
concerning operator license requirements, age of driver, registration and
license plates. You should also consult your insurance agent for any required
or recommended coverage.
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Specifications & Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Capri Specifications
Engine: Electric (Rear Wheel) 500 Watt
Engine Capacity: Battery - 48V/20Ah lead acid battery ^-8
hours to charge
Dry Weight: 187 lbs (85kg)
Exterior Size: 71”x26”x41” (1800x650x1050mm)
Seat Height: 26” (670mm)
Chassis: Steel
Maximum Passenger Load: 245lbs./111Kg
Ignition: Electric
Transmission: Hi-Efficiency DC Drive Controller
Tire Size: 3.00-10, 36PSI Front/Back tires
Front Suspension: Hydraulic
Rear Suspension: Hydraulic
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Starting System: Electric
Interior Trunk: Yes
Colors Available: Red/White, Blue/White, Yellow/White
Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)
Your Capri scooter is issued a VIN at the factory. The VIN will also appear on a
Certificate of Origin (CO) that is sent to you shortly after your initial purchase. VIN
and CO are required by some states that to register your scooter. The CO is in essence
the title to your scooter.
The VIN number is easy to find. It’s located below the front glove box. There is a snap
in plastic panel. Remove the panel, the VIN is stamped in to the Capri’s metal frame.
It’s always a good idea to check the VIN to make sure it matches the CO designated
VIN. The VIN is also located on a label under the drivers seat.
Your scooter’s VIN can be found in two locations, stamped on the
frame and under the driver’s seat.
Frame Stamped
VIN Location
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Safety
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Warning
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH CAN RESULT IF INSTRUCTIONS AND
PRECAUTIONS IN THIS OWNERS MANUAL ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
DO NOT attempt to operate the scooter unless you have thoroughly read
and understood the operation and purpose of all features and controls
described in the Owners Manual.
ALWAYS wear DOT (Department of Transportation) approved motorcycle
helmets and eye protection when operating the scooter.
NEVER operate the scooter while using headphones attached personal
radios or audio systems. In addition: never use cell phones or text while
operating the scooter. Pull safely off of the road in a designated parking area
to make your call.
NEVER operate the scooter under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In addition: use of prescription drugs that state warnings about safe operation
of motor vehicles.
NEVER EXCEED the maximum operating load capacity as specified in
this manual.
ALWAYS keep both hands on the handle bars and both feet on the foot rest
while the scooter is in motion. Always wear shoes, open toe shoes are
not recommended.
ALWAYS observe your local state laws for licensing, riders age limits,
registration and operation of 600 Watt electric motor scooters on public
highways. Follow all local laws pertaining to: speed limits, headlight and
turn signal use requirements.
ALWAYS do a visual and functional check of your scooter, as described
in the manual, prior to riding.
ALWAYS maintain a safe operating distance from other vehicle on the road.
A defensive driver is a safe driver. Two wheel vehicles are sometimes
not recognized by cars or trucks. It is recommended to wear bright clothing
to highlight your visibility to traffic.
NEVER modify the scooter. Modifications of this scooter could lead to an
accident resulting in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. Any modification of the
scooter, including the use of non-standard battery packs or other performance
parts voids all warranties.
NEVER leave the key in the ignition. Keep your keys in a safe place to avoid
unauthorized use of your scooter.
NEVER stunt ride your vehicle.
ALWAYS safely operate your vehicle based on road surface conditions
(wet, oily, gravel, sand) and weather. Use caution on hills and turns.
Note: The order of WARNING items on this list (top to bottom) is not a ranking of
their importance. All WARNING recommendation are to be followed.
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Safety & Awareness
HELMETS
Always wear a Department of Transportation Approved (DOT) motorcycle helmet. National
highway safety statistics confirm that the most serious motorcycle injuries and fatalities stem
from the rider not wearing a helmet. ALWAYS wear a DOT approved helmet when riding a scooter.
Helmets must fit the rider appropriately and not be too loose or too tight.
Helmets should be in good condition and not be cracked or have frayed or
broken retaining straps.
EYE and FACE PROTECTION
You are traveling at speeds near or over 30 mph. Rocks, insects and debris
can easily cause serious damage to your eyes and skin. These objects hitting
you can cause accidents. Your concentration is taken off of driving. Always
wear eye approved protection while operating your scooter.
PROPER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
ALWAYS wear shoes while operating your scooter. Closed toe shoes are
highly recommended.
Wear shirts or shirts with long sleeves. Long pants are preferable over
shorts.
Loose fitting clothing should be avoided as it can get caught in the moving
parts of the scooter.
VISIBILITY
Drive defensively. ALWAYS be aware of other vehicles and traffic on the road. Motorcycles
and especially scooters are not highly visible to most motorists.
Do your best to wear bright or reflective clothing to up your visibility factor.
Braking: Bright sunlight or glare can make your turn signals less visible. An excellent braking
and turn signal procedure is to gently squeeze both brakes several times prior to stopping
or turning. Your brake lights are more visible than the turn signal lights. The flashing of your
brake light will assist motorist visibility of your intentions of your stopping or turning intentions.
Head lights: Turning on your headlights even during daylight operation substantially increases
your visibility to motorists.
Watch out fo motorist blind spots. Even though you are traveling at speeds around 30 mph,
motorist will have trouble seeing a scooter. Again driving your scooter defensively is always
good practice.
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Safety & Awareness
Parking
There are two ways to park your Capri scooter. One, is your side kick stand and second, is the
center stand kick stand. Both are located on your left hand side under the white running board.
Always park your scooter on a hard road surface, sand and grass areas should be avoided. When
ever possible use the center stand. Your Capri is much more stable and secure on the center stand.
ALWAYS TURN OFF THE IGNITION KEY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO PUT YOUR CAPRI ON EITHER KICK STAND.
Foot Pivot Point
Foot Pivot Point
Center Stand
Side Kick Stand
Operating the center stand
The center stand takes a bit of practice. Once you learn the method the rest is easy. Stand on the
left hand side of the Capri. With your right foot, push downward on the center stand pivot point
until it makes contact with a hard road surface. At the same time, place your left hand on the left
side handle bar and your right hand under the cargo box rack and grasp the rack securely, palm up.
In an upward, pulling to the rear of the Capri, rocking motion, lift the back of the scooter with
your right at the same time push down with your right foot on the center stand pivot point. To fold
up the center stand, sit on the scooter with both feet touching the ground. Place both hands on the
handle bar grips and rock the Capri gently forward. The center stand, spring loaded, will tuck up
under the rocker panel.
Operating the side kick stand
This operation is much more simple. Stand on the left hand side of the scooter. Steady the scooter
your left hand on the handle bar and your right on the drivers seat. With your right foot, push
downward on the side kick stand pivot point. Follow through until it locks in it’s full downward
position. Gently lean the Capri on the kick stand. Make sure it is stable and that there is 3-4 degrees
of lean on the kick stand. To lift the kick stand push the pivot point with your foot towards the back
of the scooter
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WARNING
NEVER OPERATE the scooter unless
the center stand and side kick stands are
in their full upright position or SEVERE
INJURY and DAMAGE will occur.
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Features
RideGreenUS Capri
Drivers Seat
Opens up from
the back
Rear Cargo Box
with reflector
Small Cargo Box Key
Opens
Seat Key Lock
Ignition Key Opens
Rear Storage Compartment
Opens with Ignition Key
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Brake & Turn Signal Lights
Passenger Foot Rest
Rear Mud Flap
License Plate Area
Capri Electric Motor
Located in the Wheel
Wheel Guard
Center Stand
Side Kick Stand
Floor Mat
Capri Fit and Finish
The Capri has many
convenient features.
There’s plenty of leg room
and storage. You will find
the workmanship rivals
scooters costing thousands
of dollars more.
Our body panels have been
specified for high impact.
Color fade and UV stable
materials keep your Capri
looking good for years.
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Cargo Box Support Rack
Rear Storage Area
Open with ignition key
Brake Lights
Turn Signal Lights
License Plate
Not Included
Features
RideGreenUS Capri
Dash Instruments
Head Light ON
Light Indicator
Ignition Switch ON
Light Indicator
Left Hand
Turn Signal Indicator
Right Hand
Turn Signal Indicator
Speedometer
Battery Charge
Level Indicator
Left Side Handle Bars
Hi Beam
Low Beam
Turn Signal Light Switch
Horn Push Button
Right Side Handle Bars
Main Dash and Head Light Switch
Off Position
Dash Light Only On Position
Headlights & Dash Lights On Position
Additional Horn Push Button
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Features
RideGreenUS Capri
Drivers View
Rear View Mirror
Front Brake
Lever
Rear Brake Lever
Left Hand Side
of Scooter
Throttle
Right Hand Side
of Scooter
Front View
Front Turn Signals
Headlights
Hi & Low Beam
Front Brake Cable
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Features
Main Power Breaker
Storage Areas
Rear Storage Compartment
Opens with ignition key
Under the Seat Storage Area
Capri Storage Areas
Front Storage Compartment
Opens with Ignition Key
Ample storage areas make the
Capri very versatile. You can just
enjoy riding the Capri or use it
to accomplish everyday tasks like
going to the bank, post office
picking up a movie or getting
some groceries. You’ll save
thousands of dollars on gas and
you’ll have fun doing it while
riding your Capri.
Cargo Box, opens with it’s key
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WARNING
DO NOT EXCEED the
maximum load carrying
capacity of the Cargo Box.
The support rack and box
are rated for 11 lbs./5Kg
Cargo Box Installation
You will need to install your Cargo Box on the Capri’s metal Cargo Box
bracket. The Cargo Box arrives with mounting hardware. There are:
a. Two rubber vibration insulator pads.
These are installed between the metal
bracket and the Cargo Box.
b. (2) Metal topside brackets.
c. (4) Nuts, washers and bolts.
Note: Examine the mounting holes
on your Cargo Box and Rear Scooter
mounting bracket so four points line up.
Cargo Box comes complete
d. Gray Cargo Box mat.
with all the required mounting
hardware
e. Cargo box locking keys.
Note: All mounting holes are positioned for
proper fit. There is no need to stretch
or force fit any components.
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Battery System
Battery System Overview
Your Capri Scooter arrives with an installed battery pack of (4) 12Vdc sealed lead acid
batteries that are combined together to create a 48 Vdc/20Ah power source. A 48Vdc system
offers better performance and lower overall electric system resistance. A 48Vdc power source
allows for lighter wiring. The battery pack should last for over 290 to 330 cycles, in essence
thousands of miles. Replacement battery packs are available. See our section in this manual on
how to change the battery pack. Battery life is dependant on how often you charge the unit.
It is best to operate your scooter near to the point that the battery system is fully discharged.
This would mean the Battery Charge Level reading is in the lower part of the red segment of
the meter.
Initial Charging Cycle
Your Capri arrives from the factory fully charged. Once the initial charge is used a typical charging
cycle lasts between 6 - 8 hours.
Battery System Charging Procedure
1. The charging system simply plugs in to the receptacle below the front seat. Then plug the
remaining end of the charger in to any 120VAC receptacle. The RED LED to the right of the
word”POWER” indicated the unit is plugged it to 120VAC properly.
3. The charger has a RED LED POWER ON Light and a two state RED/GREEN LED CHARGE light.
A RED light to the right of the word “CHARGE” means the unit is charging. An additional
indication of a charging mode is the sound of the chargers cooling fan running.
4. The charging cycle is completed when a GREEN LED appears to the right of the word
CHARGE. Unplug the charger and store it in a clean, dry place. Do not store the charger
under the seat of your scooter. Riding and road vibrations will damage the power supply.
5. DO NOT leave charger plugged in to a 120VAC outlet when it’s not charging. Damage to the
charger could occur.
Fully Charged
Charging
ON
Charging System Indicators
‘RED” Charging
“GREEN” Fully Charged
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Battery Charger easily plugs in
under the driver’s seat of the Capri
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WARNING
ALWAYS charge your scooter in a dry
location. Water will damage the
charging unit . Also, wet areas can
cause electrical shock. Clean and dry
all receptacle prior to charging.
DO NOT TRAVEL with the charger.
Prolonged vibration will cause it to fail.
OFF
Master Power
Breaker Switch
located under
drivers seat
Battery Pack Installation and Removal
Battery Pack Location
The Capri’s battery pack enclosure is conveniently located on the floor boards. It is theft
protected via a locking deadbolt. Your ignition key opens this lock. The enclosure makes
changing the battery pack safe and easy. Battery packs last for thousands of miles. this procedure
is only needed for replacing worn out batteries not for charging the batteries.
Locate the anti battery theft deadbolt lock located on the scooter’s floor board. Use your
ignition key to unlock the battery enclosure. Turn the key counter clockwise to unlock the
battery pack enclosure. Once this task is accomplished there are two handles to lift out the
battery pack. The pack weighs 65lbs. The two handles may require a blade screw driver to pry
them upward. As the battery pack is lifted you will notice an attached battery power cord. Lift
the battery out and let it rest on the floor board before removing the plug. The battery power
cord is pressure fit and secured. To remove, wiggle and pull the plug at the top closest to the
battery pack. Never pull on the cord. Now you can easily remove the battery enclosure pack. To
install simply reverse the process.
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WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD : Prior to removing the battery pack,
disconnect the battery charger if connected. Perform this
task in a clean, dry work space. Switch the under drivers
seat Main Breaker to the OFF position. DO NOT allow
metal or liquid to come in contact with any of the batteries
wiring. This procedure is only for battery replacement not
battery charging.
Recycling
There are no serviceable parts in the battery pack enclosure. Safely dispose of the battery pack
the same as you would an automotive battery. Recycling Centers are listed in all major phone
directories. Most major retail chains that sell automotive batteries will also accept batteries for
recycling. NEVER DISCARD the battery pack in your regular trash pick up. This is illegal and not
very environmentally conscious.
The Capri’s battery pack enclosure is theft protected via a locking dead bolt. It removes
easily. Lift out by using the enclosure’s handles, unplug, then plug in a new battery
pack enclosure.
Your ignition key
is used to unlock the
battery pack enclosure
Please recycle
your battery pack
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Pre-Ride Inspection
Pre-Ride Inspection
Safety is always first. Make sure your scooter is always is good working order. Simple visual
and mechanical checks will be outlined and should ALWAYS be performed prior to riding your
scooter. If you do find damaged or worm parts DO NOT ride the scooter. Contact a local
powersports dealer for repairs or contact us at www.RideGreenUS for technical repair guides
and available replacement parts.
1. Brake Check
There is nothing more important than having brakes to stop. If any parts of the
braking system are worn or broken DO NOT RIDE THE SCOOTER. Frayed, damaged
or loose brake cables, excessive play in the brake levers and worn drum brake
pads are all reasons NOT TO RIDE.
a. Test brake levers for proper adjustment.
b. Visually inspect the brake cables & proper adjustment.
a. Test Brake Levers for Proper Adjustment
A very simple test can be done by squeezing the brake levers. Too tight will cause
excessive wear on brake pads and cause early replacement. Too loose is highly
dangerous. A properly adjusted brake lever will move approximately two inches until
a firm resistance is felt from the brakes. If the brake lever action is too loose or too
tight you can easily adjust the brakes.
b. Brake Adjustments & Cable Inspection
Front Brake
Rear Brake
To adjust the brakes simple use a
9/16” or 15mm open end wrench.
As you face of the brake cable
clockwise reduces brake lever
travel and tightens the brakes,
the reverse increases brake lever
travel and loosens the brakes.
In Addition, visually inspect the brake
cable for wear or damage.
Brake Adjustment Nut
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WARNING
ALWAYS make sure the ignition switch is the OFF POSITION
while performing a brake cable inspection or adjustment..
Pre Ride Inspection
2. Turn “ON” the ignition key
First assure that the throttle is not rotated forward to start your scooter.
Insert the ignition key and turn clockwise to the “ON” position.
You can confirm your action by looking at the dash. A “RED POWER ON” light will appear
and the Battery Charge Level Indicator needle will move to the available battery level.
If your battery level is in RED region please follow the procedure on Battery Charging
Process. If the RED POWER ON light does not appear make sure the Main Power Breaker
located under the riding seat is in the “ON” position.
ON
OFF
Main Power Breaker Switch
Ignition ON Indicator Light
Battery Charge Level
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WARNING
Ignition Switch
Three Positions
OFF, ON and Lock
With the ignition switch in the “ON” position your scooter is now
fully functional. EXTREME CAUTION must be taken NOT TO
twist the throttle. This could cause an unplanned movement
of the scooter. Carefully go through all checks and
inspections with care and caution.
3. Electrical System Check: Signals, Brake Lights and Horn
Turn signals: Perform a complete electrical inspection. Test turn signals
left and right. Position the turn signal switch left view turn signal lights
on the front and rear of the scooter. Move turn signal switch to the right
and perform the same visual inspection. Note: Your turn signal switch
latches, and continues to flash in either the left or right position. Simply
push the switch inward to release the standard latching function.
Test brake lever action and assure brake lights function properly.
Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Squeeze brake lever, view rear
brakes lights for to assure their proper ON function when either front or
rear brake lever is squeezed.
Horn: You horn can be checked on either side of the handle bars.
Test each sides horn switch for proper function.
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Pre-Ride Inspection
4. Check for Proper Rear View Mirror Installation & Adjustment
Your scooter has two mirrors right and left. Make sure that the mirrors are tightened
properly as not to easily sway or move. Mirrors assist the driver, it is always advisable,
and a safe driving practice, to confirm a lane change or turn by looking over your
shoulder for traffic
Install or Adjust Rear View Mirrors
The mirrors require a 5/8” or 12mm wrench
to tighten and properly install and or adjust
each mirror.
Installing a mirror or adjusting
5. Proper Tire Inflation
Your Capri Scooter comes equipped with a 3-10 sized tire. Tire pressure gauges
are readily available at most automotive stores. Purchase one that easy to view
and read. Front pressure is 36 PSI, rear tire pressure should be set at 36 PSI.
ALWAYS DO a visual inspection for nicks, cuts or excessively worn treads prior to riding.
Check tire pressure weekly. If your tire becomes completely flat you will need to compress the center of
the tire to reseat the seal. The process is fully explained in Inflating an Undamaged Tire.
Inflating an Undamaged Flat Tire
On rare occasion your tires may arrive flat or go flat from temperature extremes. The 3-10 tires
that your Capri uses do not utilize an inner tube for inflation. The tires are tubeless and self sealing.
The trick is however, to get the tires to seat firmly on their rim If they are not seated they will not
inflate. There is a simple trick to follow. Grab a belt or a cinch strap. Wrap it tightly around the
center of the wheel as shown. Pull tightly so it squeezes the center of tire. This forces the tire side
walls to bulge out and seat firmly, simultaneously fill with air to 36 PSI.
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Riding Your Capri
Turn On The Capri
Now that you have done your scooter inspection it’s time to ride.
The Capri easily starts by turning the ignition key one click to the
right (Clockwise). The RED LED should appear on the dash as described
in the manual. Take a quick check of your battery charge level.
If it’s in the GREEN or YELLOW zone you are good to go!
Ignition Switch Three Positions
OFF, ON and Lock
Accelerate by
twisting
toward you
At first, gently twist the throttle towards you. Acceleration
increases the further back you twist. Slower as you twist forward.
There is also a cruise feature. As you run the Capri at a steady
speed of about 28mph the Capri will remain cruising at that speed
level. Simply tap either brake lever to cancel the cruise function.
The Capri uses it’s DC drive system to accelerate and to assist in
braking. When you apply the brakes you’ll hear a slight humming
sound. This is the DC drives regeneration function which assists
in slowing down the scooter. ALWAYS apply both front and rear brakes
when stopping.
Note: Your scooter features a motor disconnect
function and will not accelerate if you apply
either brake lever.
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Just twist and ride
WARNING
SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if this manuals
instructions are not followed. Maximum loading capacity,
including stowed materials is 245lbs. ALWAYS wear a
Department (DOT) of Transportation Approved helmet
when operating the scooter.
Battery Charge Meter Behavior
The Battery Charge Meter is your direct indication of the approximate
mileage range. In optimum flat road conditions with no stopping and
starting and no light on your Capri will average distance on a charge
is 34 - 38 miles. See our Driving Conditions & Mileage Chart for
typical approximate mileage results for a variety of driving conditions.
Some hills may be too steep. A continuous 18 - 25 degree hill may be
beyond the capability of your Capri.
Battery Charge Meter
You will notice the meter moves in to the RED zone as you climb a
hill or accelerate. This is normal as you are loading the batteries to
compensate for the hill or acceleration loads. The meter will read
accurately once the load is met. You will find that the meters
readings are consistent throughout the batteries charge level.
In other words, it does not go along for 25 miles in the GREEN zone
and than the remaining miles are quickly moving the needle
indicator towards the RED zone.
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Riding Your Capri
Driving Conditions & Mileage Ranges
Flat Road Surface
Few Stops
Start & Stop Traffic
Combination Hill & Flat
Hills 5 -17 Degree Grade
Headlights On
Approximate
Mileage Performance
31-34
26-30
22-26
22-26
24-28
20-24
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Note Mileage results were conducted with a 180 lb. rider. Conservative driving habits were
applied and local traffic speed limits of 25 mph were maintained to reflect realistic mileage
performance results. Your results may very based on weight and driving habits
What Happens When the Battery is in the RED Zone?
Your Capri is operated by a microprocessor based DC drive controller. It’s job is to optimize performance
and battery life. It also controls acceleration and interlock safety features that won’t allow you to
accelerate or start if the hand brake lever is engaged. It also provides an obvious low battery charge
acceleration behavior. If your battery is in the bottom portion of the RED Zone your scooter will function
with the following behavior. As you twist the grip to accelerate the scooter will speed up an then cut off,
speed up and cut off until the battery system is totally discharged. The great part about this feature is that
it typically provides low charge state range of about 1 - 2 miles. In other words the scooter just doesn’t
stop and leave you stranded.
Capri Locking Steering Column Security Feature
After you have safely placed your scooter on the center kick stand,
and on a firm road surface, you now can lock the steering column.
Insert the ignition key, with your right hand and do not turn it in either
direction. Simultaneously, with your left hand, grasp the left side handle
bar grip. Now, turn the ignition key counter clockwise while turning the
Capri’s handle bars to a full left position. Now, remove the ignition key.
You will notice that the handle bars are now locked in a left hand turn.
This makes pushing or rolling your scooter very difficult. To fully secure
your scooter it is advisable to purchase additional locking cables and
after market locking systems to avoid theft or an unintentional riding of
your scooter.
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Turn the wheel and the key
to lock the steering column
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Washing, Waxing and Maintenance
Basic care of your Capri scooter
Your Capri scooter is meant to operate in all kinds of weather conditions. Riding your Capri
in extreme snow, ice and rain are typically not advisable. Proper dress and weather protection
gear are available from many quality after market suppliers. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Even though your scooter is designed with UV plastic materials, sunlight will break down plastic
(turn it brittle) during long periods of exposure.
Storing your Capri
The Capri should be stored in a clean dry space. Extreme moisture and dampness should be
avoided. If you live close to an ocean avoid prolonged exposure to ocean spray or salt water.
If either comes in contact with your scooter clean it immediately.
Washing
A quality automotive soap works best in getting off road dirt and grime. Avoid brushes and
abusive scrub pads. All of these will scratch your beautiful scooters finish. Use a soft sponge or
hand towel to wash the body panels.
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WARNING
DO NOT allow water to come in contact with the
ignition key area or under carriage drive system.
AVOID the use of high pressure washer systems on
body panel parts. Hand washing is best. DO NOT use
acetone based solvents to clean any area of the
scooter.
Waxing
A good quality wax will go along way in keeping your scooter looking like new. A spray wax
is easiest to apply and is very effective in coating the metal screws that hold the body panels
together. Spray all of the body panel with the wax and buff off the excess.
Tires and Vinyl Surfaces
Clean your tires and vinyl seats, parts and rims with the same solution used to wash the body
panels. Use a quality rubber and vinyl dressing on these surfaces.
Maintenance
Your Capri Scooter is virtually maintenance free. We have however prepared a Professional
Maintenance Schedule to follow. Lumination points, brakes and electrical systems should be
checked by a qualified professional powersports dealer.
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Professionaal Maintenance Schedule
Item
Initial
Inspection
after 5 charging cycles
2,500 miles/4,000 km
or six month intervals
5,000 miles/8,000 km
or six month intervals
Body Panel
Fasteners
Brake Cables
Brake System
Wheels
& Rims
Steering
Bearings
Front/Rear
Shock Absorbers
Throttle Grip
and Electrical
Brake Lights
Head Light
Turn Signals
Drive System
Connectors
Kick Stands
Center & Side
Wheel
Bearings
Charging
Receptacle
Main Breaker
Connectors
Power Supply
Cables
Please follow all routine maintenance inspections, repair, lubrication and replacement
intervals. Failure to do so voids all warranties.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting:
The Capri is designed to function with relatively few mechanical or electrical issues. Often times
it’s some very simple things to investigate. Because you choose an electric scooter over a
combustion engine scooter your maintenance and number of possible problems has been reduced
by hundreds of parts. Electric scooters are truly easy to use, service and maintain.
1.Charger is not charging
a. Not plugged in to 120Vac source (red power light should be in the on state on your charger)
b. Power cord plugged from charger is not fully plugged in to the Capri scooters receptacle.
(firmly insert the plug to assure contact)
c. Loose or damaged Main Breaker Wire (With power supply unplugged, check breaker wiring,
assure tightness of the screws on the breaker)
d. Defective Power Supply (If no lights appear on the power supply it has been damaged)
2. Battery DOES NOT seem to hold a charge.
a. Possible bad connection between your charger and the battery. Check all connectors
on the battery pack and the under seat plug
b. Charger may be damaged. Review the Charger light indicators for proper function.
c. Measure voltage of battery pack. Battery pack should read 42 volts DC or higher.
This is a task for a qualified powersports technician.
d. If battery reads under 42 Volts DC there may be a damaged battery cell. Your battery pack
contains four 12VDC batteries. A qualified powersports technician can service the pack or
a new pack can be ordered. Always recycle old batteries in a proper manner.
3. When I turn on the ignition key scooter lights and electrical systems function but scooter
will not accelerate or move.
a. Check brake lever adjustment. Extreme over adjustment will act like you are applying the
brakes and not allow the scooter to operate.)
b. In addition and on rare occasions the brake lever limit switch wiring or switch have become
damaged. This is a task for a qualified powersports technician.
4. While riding the Capri it will not accelerate from a stop.
a. Remember, the Capri will not accelerate if the hand brake is applied.
5. When I turn on the ignition key no lights appear on the dash.
a. Check to assure the Main Breaker under the driver’s seat is in the on position.
b. Check the two wires going in to the Main Breaker are not damaged or loose.
c. Check to assure the power plug at the battery is fully inserted.
6. The Capri is surging in an on and off action.
a. Check Battery Charge Level. If it’s in the RED ZONE recharge your scooter.
7. Brakes are not working properly.
a. Follow the brake adjustment section of this manual.
b. locate a qualified person or powersports dealer repair facility and
inspect or replace worn or contaminated break pads
8. Can not inflate my scooters flat tire.
a. Check to see if the tire is damaged in any way. Look for tears cuts or objects that may
have punctured the tire. If all is fine move on to (b). If not replace the tire.
b. Follow the procedure on inflating a flat as described in this manual.
9. The Throttle does not work or move the scooter.
a. If the throttle does not return to a stop position the throttle spring may be damaged.
b. Check throttle grip for damage. The rubber grip may need to be adjusted with a flat head screw driver
c. Throttle spring, contact are damaged or out of adjustment. This requires a review by a qualified
powersports technician for adjustment or replacement.
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90 Day Limited Scooter Warranty
USYI, hereby warrants to the original purchaser that the frame and components of the new vehicle will
be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The period of the warranty is 6 months or 3,000 miles
from the date of purchase for the engine gas powered or electrical; 3 months from the date of purchase
for the frame and component parts (except as noted below in “4”). Manufacturer, if notified of a defect
in material or workmanship during the period of the warranty, will repair or replace, at its option, the
defective part at no charge, other than the reasonable charges for labor and shipping, if necessary to
perform a warranty repair.
2. The original purchaser must operate the vehicle and maintain the vehicle in accordance with the
instructions provided in the user manual, the supplements thereto and the labels affixed to the vehicle.
Additionally within ten (10) days of the discovery of the alleged defect, the original purchaser must
provide written notification to our Customer Service dept. 1220 US Hwy 1, Suite F, North Palm Beach,
FL 33408.
3. This warranty shall be void if the Customer modifies the "product" in any respect including but not
limited to the use of parts other than genuine manufacturer direct parts.
4. This limited warranty is applicable only to the customer as an original purchaser of the "product" and
shall not apply to any subsequent purchaser, assignee or other recipient of the scooter from customer.
5. This limited warranty does not cover components that are subject to normal wear and tear.
These items include but are not limited to the tires, clutch, brakes, brake shoes, throttle cable, drive
belts, torque converter, chains, seat, lights, fasteners, padding, decals, cosmetic body panels, spark
plugs, wires. Additionally, this warranty does not apply to components, which are warranted by the
component manufacturer.
6. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or replacement
are the responsibility of the original purchaser. Any damage during shipping of scooter to customer on
initial purchase must be claimed through the freight delivery company
and is not the responsibility of USYI, Inc.
7. This limited warranty does not apply to any injury, loss, defect or malfunction of the "product" or failure
to function resulting from any failure to operate or maintain "product" in accordance with the directions contained
in the owners manual provided by manufacturer; or any injury, loss, damage, defect or
malfunction, or failure to function resulting from any accident, acts of God, alterations in the "product" by
anyone other than the distributor, or misuse, unreasonable use, tampering, abuse, acts, omissions, failure
or negligence by anyone other than manufacturer.
8. These warranties set forth herein are in lieu of any other warranties, expressed or implied, including the
warranties of merchantability or fitness. Any such implied warranty imposed by
state consumer law is limited in duration to three (3) months from date of purchase.
9. USYI, Inc, will make every effort to get scooter up and running as quickly as possible. , as always,
we appreciate your efforts in helping to make this process a more pleasant riding and ownership experience.
10. This warranty does not include labor, wearable parts or damaged parts from accidents, abuse, or
shipping. you have a part that needs replacing, please contact us. products are very straight
orward and are easily serviceable by almost anyone who is trained to work scooters or motorcycles.
all cases, Purchaser needs to return the defective part(s) to USYI, Inc prior to replacement of new part(s).
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Reporting a Safety Defect
Reporting a Safety Defect
If you believe that your RideGreenUS/Capri scooter has a defect
which could cause a wreck, bodily injury or death you should contact
the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA) in
addition to USYI, Inc.
If the NHSTA receives similar complaints it may open and investigation
If it finds that there is a vehichle safety defect it may order a recall or
remedy campaign. However, the NHSTA can not become involved in
any disputes between your dealer and USYI, Inc.
To contact the NHSTA you may either call the Auto safety Hotline
800-424-9393 or 366-0123 in the Washington DC area, or write to:
NHSTA
U.S. Department of Transportation
th
400 7 Street SW (NSA-11)
Washington, DC 20590
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RideGreenUS Capri Owners Manual
USYI Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
1220 US Hwy. 1, Suite F
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561.656.0720
info@RideGreenUS.com
USYI Inc.
Technical Support
217B Seneca Way
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
717.395.3250
info@RideGreenUS.com
Visit our general products site at: www.InnovativeScooters.com
In addition, visit our Amazing Folding Flexi Scooter site: www.USAFlexi.com
About the Manual: This manual was written with the most current knowledge information available.
It is meant to be a reference only. Some specification may change from model to model. This manual
reflects our specifications at the time of this manuals printing. For the most up to date and detailed
information about our products please visit our www.RideGreenUS site.
 Environmental Awareness: Please print this document
only if necessary. Please visit our RideGreenUS.com website
for the most up-to-date .pdf version of this manual.
Copyright USYI, Inc., 2008
All Rights Reserved
Document Number: USYI-RGCM-2008-08
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