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Top 25 FAQ's about Bad Boy Buggies

We get lots of questions about Bad Boy Buggies, so we put together the top 25 that we get. Hopefully you will get your Bad Boy Buggies questions answered below.

1. How far can I drive on a charge?

Test runs in ideal conditions have produced run times of up to 30 miles on a full charge; however, in typical hunting conditions which consist of a mixed terrain, realistic run times of 15 to 25 miles per charge can be expected. Terrain, weather conditions and payload directly affect the run time of all electric vehicles.

2. Where do I go for service work?

Take you buggy to any authorized Bad Boy Dealer for service work. We have a dealer locator on our website to assist you in finding a dealer near you.

3. How long does it take to charge the batteries?

It takes 8 to 10 hours to complete a full charge on the batteries.

4. Can I charge the buggy with a generator?

Yes, the Bad Boy Buggy can be charged with a generator. The generator must be a minimum 2500 watt output, however, a 3500 watt output or larger is recommended.

5. How do I change the fluid in the differentials?

To change the fluid in the differential you have to remove the pan from the bottom of the differential. After the fluid has drained, clean the old silicone from the pan edge and bottom of the differential. Apply a new bead of silicone, and reinstall the pan. Remove the fill plug from the bottom of the pan, and using an injector style pump, fill the pan with 12 to 14 ounces of SAE85-140 wt. gear oil, and replace fill plug.

6. How much water should be in the batteries?

The fluid level should barely cover the lead plates in the batteries. Fluid should ALWAYS be added before charging batteries, USING ONLY DISTILLED WATER. If the batteries are overfilled they can boil over when charging, or if the water level is too low, exposed plates can be damaged.

7. What size tires and wheels are on the buggy?

Standard tire size for Classic, Stretch and LT Models - 24 x 11 x 10 Directional Tread Standard tire size for XT Model - 25 x 10 x 12 Directional Tread

8. How do I add 12 volt accessories to the buggy?

Any accessories that require power must be run directly from the batteries, not spliced into other wires. DO NOT USE THE CHASSIS FOR A GROUND, as this will damage the electrical system of the buggy. All grounds must terminate at a battery.

9. Where do I order parts and accessories for my Bad Boy?

Parts and accessories should be ordered through your authorized Bad Boy Buggies dealer.

10. How do I locate my closest dealer?

Go to www.badboybuggies.com click on the Locate a Dealer link. There you can click on your state to find a list of dealers for that state.

11. Where are the fuses located on the Bad Boy?

On the XT Model, the fuses are located in driver’s side storage compartment. On all other Model Bad Boy Buggies, the fuses are located beneath the cup holder on the dash panel. You must remove the cup holder to access the fuses. To do this, press inward on the warning label plate, while pulling outward on the cup holder. This will release the 3 locking tabs, allowing the cup holder to be removed from the dash panel. The fuse box will then be visible.

12. How fast will the buggy go?

The speed of the 2009 model Bad Boy Buggy ranges from 18-22 mph, depending on the payload and ground condition.

13. How much water can I safely go through?

It is recommended that the Bad Boy not be driven in water deeper than the center of the axles, or 12 inches.

14. I am getting shorter than normal run time, what could cause this?

Assuming that the charger is functioning properly, the only two things that cause a decrease in run time are defective/weak batteries, or a defective cable or cable connection. A defective cable or cable with a poor connection will be hot to the touch after running the buggy for a few miles. A digital volt meter is required to detect weak or defective batteries. Batteries voltages should only be checked by qualified personnel.

15. Is there a technical manual available?

Service manuals are available on CD for $55.

16. I hear a humming sound when the buggy is on, is this normal?

This question should only pertain to the older “Series” units, with directional contactors. A slight humming sound is normal while the buggy is in operation. The high amount of voltage required to operate the system produces a slight electrical hum and is a normal characteristic of electric vehicles.

17. What is the towing capacity of the Bad Boy?

Towing capacity is rated at 800 lbs, with a 150 lb maximum tongue weight.

18. What is the Bad Boy load capacity?

Load capacity for the Classic and XT Models is 1000 lbs. Load capacity for the LT is 800 lbs.

19. How much air pressure should I run in the tires?

The recommended air pressure is 12 psi in the front tires and 14 psi in the rear tires.

20. My buggy will not run, who should I contact?

Contact your authorized Bad Boy Dealer for all service questions.

21. Where is the controller located?

On the Classic and LT Model, the controllers are located beneath the black plastic cover behind the front seat. The cover is secured to the buggy with five Phillips head screws. After removing the five screws, pull the cover toward the front of the buggy, which will allow you to access the controller. On the XT Model, the controllers are located at the rear of the battery compartment, underneath the front seat.

22. Where is the directional contactor (double Contactor) located?

This question pertains only to the “Series” units. Flip up the front seat and look to the passenger side of the battery compartment. There will be one battery by itself. Between this battery and the rear fender well is the directional contactor. It is low set with several large gauge wires attached to it.

23. Where is the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) located on the buggy?

On the Classic Model, the V.I.N. # is located on the left side of the driver’s side storage compartment. The VIN will be printed across the bottom of a rectangular shaped silver foil tag, and is a 17-digit alpha-numeric number beginning with the letter/numbers “BBE514”. On the XT Model, the V.I.N. # is located on the “Warning Plate” mounted above the cup holder.

24. How much ground clearance does the buggy have?

Ground clearance is 16.5” at the frame.

25. What kind of oil goes in the differentials?

The differentials use standard SAE 85-140 wt. gear oil.

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E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Spring Sales Event!

With Spring quickly approaching I'm happy to announce the E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Buggy's Spring Sale Event has started! The Sales event runs through May 31st So dont hesitate in taking advantage of the great offer.

Eligible Units are as follows:

 

  • 2014 E-Z-GO Units - $500 Rebate
  • 2015 E-Z-GO Units - $250 Rebate

 

Please Note that Valor's, and 2Five models are excluded from this program.

 

  • 2015 Bad Boy Buggy Sport Models - $500

 

Please Note - Sport Models Include the Ambush iS, Recoil Crew, Recoil iS, Instinct, and Recoil

 

We have shipments arriving now on the full 2015 lineup for both Bad Boy and E-Z-GO models. We do have a few of the 2014 E-Z-GO models left in the Express S4 so grab them while they last.

Please contact us at 913-829-122 with any questions about this sales program. 

 

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Ambush Featured on Fox and Friends RMI Golf Carts

Tune in to “Fox & Friends” Saturday Morning!

We are excited to share that the Ambush iS will be one of the featured products tomorrow, Aug 2nd on Fox & Friends! This segment will be aired in conjunction with  Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic. The “Fox & Friends” show on Fox News Channel is scheduled to air from 6-10 a.m.

 

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Summer Sales Event - E-Z-GO and Bad Boy!!

I'm pleased to announce that both E-Z-GO and Bad Boy Buggies have kicked off a great new summer sales event! E-Z-GO is offering rebates of $250 for 2014 Freedom RXV's and $300 off 2014 Terrain and Express Models! Bad Boy rebates of $500 are available for all new 2014 Sport Series Models! That does include the new Hybrid Ambush iS, Recoil, Recoil iS, and Instinct.

 

Don't forget about the great financing options as well. 0% financing for 24 months is available! Don't wait! This Summer Sales Events ends July 31st!

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Final 2013 Close Out Sale

We only have 5 remaining 2013 models left and they are priced to move! Get an additional $300 off when you purchase a 2013 Bad Boy or E-Z-GO before the end of the year.All remaining models come with full factory warranty.

Here are direct links to the remaining carts:

 

2013 EZ-GO RXV Gas - Electric Blue
2013 EZ-GO S4 Electric - Molten Red
2013 EZ-GO RXV Electric - Red
2013 Bad Boy Recoil
2013 Bad Boy Ambush

 

These will go fast. Call RMI today at 913-829-1211 to get your cart before they are gone!  

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Message From Matt Rogers

As we put the finishing touches on another year it seems hard to believe that we are coming on our 13th year in the Golf Cart business! While this year winds down I’d like to take a moment to look back on 2012 and a look forward to 2013!

I want to thank all of our customers, vendors, and employee’s for making this another great year. Like every year in the past we saw positive growth in our overall business and double-digit growth in our parts and service department! To start the year we decided it was time to make the investment into a new inventory and point of sale software system. Like most new things we had a few bugs to work out but once we had it down, this new software helped us become more efficient and better organized allowing us to better serve our customers.

Along with a new and improved software system, we also added two very knowledgeable men to the RMI staff. Steve Horne and Rick Abbott bring with them tremendous knowledge of golf cars and parts! If you’ve ever called in looking for some advice or guidance on your cart, you know doubt have talked to one of these guys!

2012 also brought the arrival of some new and exciting products and models to the RMI show room! E-Z-GO with the introduction of the revamped utility (Terrain) product offerings along with its new Shuttle series! Yamaha with their launch of the first ever fuel injected gas powered golf car, and last but not least Bad Boy Buggies! Bad Boy came big in 2012!! The new Recoil iS, Ambush, and Instinct models are all must see for any hunters, outdoor enthusiast, or property owners looking for a fun way to get around! I would encourage anyone who hasn’t had a chance to test drive any of these products to stop by our showroom and take a ride. You won’t be disappointed!

2013 gets off to a fast start for us. The start of the year is always show season and like years past you can find us exhibiting at some really great shows again this year. Jan 10 -13 we’ll be at the Kansas City Sports and Boat Show at Bartle Hall. Jan 17 – 13 we’ll be exhibiting in the RV Show at Bartle Hall. Jan 24 -27 we’ll be at the Overland Park Boat Show located at the Overland Park convention center. And finally in we are exhibiting in two more great shows in February. We’ll be doing the Farm show at the American Royal and the Golf Show at the Overland Park convention center. Both of these take place Feb 22-24. All of these shows are great for families if you are looking for an outing  this winter!

Finally, I’d like to close with an exciting announcement. I’m pleased to announce that RMI Golf Carts will be opening up a 2nd location in Parkville Missouri March 1st! We will have plenty more news and details about this new store but we are extremely excited to better serve our customers in the Northern parts of the metro!

On behalf of the Rogers family to yours, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and New Year!

Matt Rogers

President

RMI Golf Carts

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Bad Boy Buggies Introduces Ambush, Recoil, Recoil iS, and Instinct Vehicles

Last week we had the oportunity to travel to Augusta Georgia for the E-Z-GO / Bad Boy Buggies dealer meetings. Generally these types of events are nice to catch up with friends across the country and learn about the new products and programs. However, this meeting was a LOT different!

The highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the new Bad Boy product line! From the moment we first saw them we were all blown away by the look and style. These things looked extremely sporty and rugged! Unlike anything we've seen so far from Bad Boy.

This was just the start. Once the meeting broke we got the opportunity to take the new Buggies out to a hunting range to test drive each model in real world extreme conditions! I was personally blown away by how well each model performed. The 72 volt AC powered drive system on the Recoil, Recoil iS, and the Instinct was fantastic! The steering, ride, and performance from the Recoil iS was far Superior to anything I've ever been on..

I was also really impressed with the design and engineering in the Ambush. It was really cool how we could switch from gas to electric power on the fly! There is no doubt that this is going to be a big seller based on need and performance. The extended range this vehicle is going to provide, fills the needs of many different uses.

Below is the official press release from bad Boy outlining each model. We do have the Ambush, Recoil, Recoil iS, and Instinct models on order and we do anticipate to start seeing delivery of these models any day! I would encourage everyone to stop by the showroom for a test drive and walk around. You wont be disappointed!

AUGUSTA, GA — Bad Boy Buggies announces the addition of the Recoil, Recoil iS and Instinct to its fleet of off-road utility vehicles. These fully electric models offer outdoor enthusiasts the revolutionary technology and state-of-the-art design necessary for long days on the trail.

“We’re proud to add these new models to the Bad Boy Buggies family because they offer hunters and outdoor enthusiasts the ability to choose the perfect fit for their individual lifestyles,” said Eric Bondy, vice president of the consumer value stream for Bad Boy Buggies. “The innovative engineering present in these products encompasses quiet power, range and versatility.  In short, they provide everything you need to handle the most challenging outdoor pursuits.”

First in the new product line are the Recoil and the Recoil iS. Both models feature fully electric, zero-emissions full-time 4WD, and tackle the trails with a 72-volt AC electric drivetrain that offers up to 40 miles of range between charges. Rack-and-pinion steering provides for improved control, as well as reduced turning radius and significantly decreased steering effort from previous Bad Boy Buggies models.  Both models also feature four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes for optimal stopping power.

First in the new product line are the Recoil and the Recoil iS. Both models feature fully electric, zero-emissions full-time 4WD, and tackle the trails with a 72-volt AC electric drivetrain that offers up to 40 miles of range between charges. Rack-and-pinion steering provides for improved control, as well as reduced turning radius and significantly decreased steering effort from previous Bad Boy Buggies models.  Both models also feature four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes for optimal stopping power.

The Recoil features an independent front suspension for a more comfortable ride and improved handling, and a standard 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed to haul gear or the latest hunting trophy. The Recoil iS adds four-wheel independent front suspension for an even smoother ride, a 10.2-cubic-foot aluminum cargo bed to haul larger loads, and also features nine 8-volt batteries for greater range and power.

In addition, the Recoil and Recoil iS include aggressive new styling and design that incorporates a number of new safety features, including an operator-protective structure (OPS), three-point seat belts and side safety nets. In lieu of the standard cargo bed, both the Recoil and the Recoil iS can be built with an optional, factory-installed rear seat that converts in seconds into a cargo deck.

For customers who don’t need 4WD capability, the Instinct offers many of the features of the Recoil line in a 2WD machine.  The Instinct offers a whisper-quiet 72-volt AC electric drivetrain that provides up to 50 miles of range between charges.

The Instinct also includes an independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and safety features such as an occupant protective structure (OPS), three-point seat belts and side safety nets.

A 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed is standard equipment for the Instinct, which can also be equipped with an optional, factory-installed rear-facing seat that converts into a cargo deck for those customers who need to carry up to four passengers.

To meet the specific needs or style of any owner, the Recoil, the Recoil iS and the Instinct can be customized with a wide variety of options and accessories, including a winch, cargo rack, gun boots and gun/bow racks, LED spotlights, and weather enclosures.

The new models join the AmbushTM, a dynamic gas and electric hybrid introduced to hunters earlier this year. The Ambush and Recoil iS are available now at Bad Boy Buggies authorized dealers. The Recoil will be available in September, and the Instinct in November.

 

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Bad Boy Buggies® Introduces Ambush™ Dual-Powertrain Vehicle

Bad Boy Buggies® Introduces Ambush™ Dual-Powertrain Vehicle

Vehicle Eliminates Trade-Offs Using Unique Combination of Parallel Gas and Electric Powertrains

AUGUSTA, GA — Outdoorsmen no longer have to choose between the silent, odorless operation of an electric vehicle or the extended range offered by a gas powertrain. With the new Ambush™ utility vehicle from Bad Boy Buggies, they can do it all.

The Ambush features both a 48‐volt electric drivetrain and a 16 hp, 480cc V‐Twin gas engine, either of which can operate the vehicle independently in two‐wheel‐drive operation, or which can be operated in tandem for four‐wheel‐drive power. With a range of up to 100 miles, the Ambush offers the avid hunter a solution for longer hunting excursions where both extended range and low‐noise, odorless operation are necessary for a successful hunt.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of the Ambush to the Bad Boy Buggies line of products,” said Eric Bondy, vice president of the consumer value stream for Bad Boy Buggies. “This revolutionary vehicle brings pioneering technology into the outdoor industry, and eliminates the tradeoff hunters previously had to make between an electric vehicle’s silent operation and a gas‐powered machine’s extensive range.”

“The Ambush is the ultimate vehicle for hunters seeking range and power combined with low‐noise, zero‐emissions operation required to sneak up on a trophy kill.”

The Ambush will be available in both a four‐passenger model with a rear‐facing back seat, and a two‐passenger model with a 9.6‐cubic‐foot cargo bed. The vehicle provides three separate operating modes: rear‐wheel‐drive 2WD gas, front‐wheel‐drive 2WD electric, and 4WD with both gas and electric powertrains engaged. Operators can shift from gas to electric mode “on the fly” using a simple control integrated into the vehicle’s keyswitch.

An onboard computer coordinates the operation of the Ambush’s dual powertrains, ensuring that the gas and electric systems work together for maximum power and efficiency and making control easy for the driver.

Other standard features include:

  • a manually locking rear differential, which can be engaged in 2WD gas or 4WD operation, to help navigate the toughest terrain;
  • a momentary boost switch that offers immediate 4WD operation at the push of a button to power through the trail’s deepest ruts and eddies;
  • four‐wheel hydraulic brakes with a regenerative braking feature that recharges the vehicle’s 48‐volt electric drivetrain as the vehicle is in operation;
  • independent A‐arm front suspension with MacPherson struts to absorb the bumps and jolts of the journey;
  • front bucket seats to get driver and passenger to the blind in comfort;
  • a 2‐inch rear hitch receiver to tow implements and equipment ;
  • headlights and taillights to light the way at dawn and dusk, and a front brush guard to protect the vehicle’s finish in dense brush and on overgrown paths;
  • a blackout switch that immediately cuts power to vehicle lighting to allow for stealthy approach;
  • numerous safety features including a rollover protection system (ROPS), hand‐actuated parking brake and optional three‐point seatbelts;
  • 25‐inch trail tires to provide surefooted traction on tough, muddy climbs.

To meet the specific needs or style of any owner, the Ambush can be customized with a wide variety of options and accessories including a winch, optional power bed lift, gun and bow racks, a dry‐storage compartment, ammo box, a weather enclosure, and a heater/defroster.

 

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Bad Boy Buggies unveils the Bone Collector Limited Edition!

The Bone Collector XTO is a limited edition vehicle, with a production run of only 500 units. That means a lot of unlucky, slow-moving souls are gonna be left in the dust. So cowboy up and get after it.

DECKED OUT: This XTO comes with a dash-mounted double gun/bow rack, seats embroidered with the Bone Collector logo and a limited edition plate stamped with the individual production number. Plus, the new roof with a fully integrated cargo rack lowers the vehicle's profile to make loading and unloading easier. And a comfort-grip steering wheel absorbs the bumps of the trail for better control.

LIT UP: Green LED spotlights mounted on top capture everything in front of you, and the Bone Collector logo shines brightly on the front brush guard in the signature Bone Collector lime green.

DOWNRIGHT POWERFUL: In addition to the scary-good payload and horsepower, we've also added an extra grand to the winch, giving it 3,500 lbs of pulling power-all at your fingertips thanks to a handy remote control.

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Bad Boy Buggies Introduces the Work Series

Bad Boy Buggies presents its new Work Series of bedded utility vehicles, ideal for handling land- and game-management tasks on large properties.

Landowners, conservationists and game managers can choose from three different Work Series vehicles in a variety of configurations to meet the specific needs of their operation. Depending on the model, the Work Series offers vehicles with electric, gas or diesel powertrains, and two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive capabilities, at varying maximum payload capacities.

“With the introduction of the Work Series, Bad Boy Buggies provides hunters and outdoorsmen with a complete portfolio of vehicle solutions for both in-season and off-season use,” said Mike Parkhurst, vice president of sales for Bad Boy Buggies. “Just as our traditional 4x4 electric vehicle is purpose-built for stalking trophy game, the Work Series is perfect for managing property in the off-season to ensure conditions are ideal when game are in season.”

The Work Series includes the following three models:
 
• The Bad Boy Buggies XD is the largest vehicle in the line, with a total load capacity of 1,600 pounds and a 22 hp, 1,007cc three-cylinder diesel engine. The XD features user-selectable four-wheel-drive, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and a manually selectable locking rear differential that can be engaged in two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive operation, for maximum control and traction in loose terrain.

The vehicle’s 14.4-cubic-foot cargo bed can hold up to 1,100 pounds, and the vehicle can tow up to 1,300 pounds from its rear hitch receiver. A rollover protection system (ROPS) protects driver and passengers, and standard features such as a 12-volt accessory outlet and glove box make the ride more comfortable and productive.

The 1600XD also can be outfitted with numerous aftermarket options and accessories, including a front hitch receiver, vinyl enclosure, and a hydraulic power source to drive augers, plows, log-splitters, post drivers and other implements needed for chores.

• The Bad Boy Buggies HD is a versatile two-wheel-drive hauler, available with a choice of a 13 hp, 401cc, low-emissions Kawasaki gas-powered engine or a silent, zero-emissions 48-volt electric drive train. A standard 9.6-cubic-foot cargo bed and rear hitch receiver enable the HD to handle hauling and towing tasks with ease, and generous ground clearance makes the HD surefooted on difficult terrain. To meet the specific needs of any operation, the HD can be outfitted with options such as a 14.9-cubic-foot aluminum cargo bed, an electric power cargo-bed dump, and a front hitch receiver.

• The Bad Boy Buggies LD is a dependable, two-wheel-drive runabout vehicle for smaller tasks and chores on any property. The LD is available with either a 13 hp, 401cc, low-emissions Kawasaki gas-powered engine or a zero-emission, highly efficient 48-volt electric drive train. A standard 5.9-cubic-foot cargo bed, bench seating for two, and total capacity of 800 pounds make the LD an ideal choice for handling day-to-day tasks and transportation needs.

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