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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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2013 Model Year Close Out sale!

If you've been considering buying a new E-Z-GO golf cart to improve your golf game or thought about buying a 4-pass to get around the lake or some property, now is a great time to do so!

 

The 2014 models are rolling out of the E-Z-GO plant in Augusta so all remaining 2013 model year units need to be moved. They have already been discounted but now E-Z-GO is offering another $250 off of any remaining RXV models and $300 of any remaining Express S4's. 

 

We currently have some Gas and Electric RXV Freedoms and both Gas and Electric Express S4's available. Quantities are limited. Please call and ask for Matt with any questions.

 

 

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City of Parkville Passes City Ordinance Allowing Golf Carts On City Streets

Now that the city has passed this new ordinance we get a lot of questions on the specifics, how to go about getting your cart ready and up to “par” to be street legal. We have tons of great new and used carts available at both of our locations!

 

Basic Information:

·         Golf Cart / LSV registration price: $30.00 per cart for a two-year registration

·         Fleet Golf Cart / LSV registration price: $20.00 per cart for a two-year registration (when registering 5 or more carts)

·         Renewal date: the Golf Cart / LSV registration “year” ends March 30, all registrations are due April 1

·         Safety inspection required for vehicles older than 2 years.

·         Inspection sheet/checklist may be acquired from City Hall (will be on the website soon) or at RMI location.

·         Inspections may be performed at our new Parkville Location, at 9300 NW 63rd St, Unit #3. Cost is $15. Our Parkville hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am -5pm. Our, we can make an appointment to stop by your house and do the certification on site.

 

How to register:

Interested individuals should come into City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152, to fill out the Golf Cart / LSV Registration Form. A copy of a current inspection is required for vehicles older than 2 years. Please bring proof of insurance and a valid Driver’s License, along with payment in the form of cash or check. All registrants will be required to read and sign the Operation Guidelines form as well.

 

Please call either of our locations with any questions. 913-829-1211 or 816-255-2159.

 

 

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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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How to Trouble Shoot & Repair a Golf Cart Starter Generator

It's the 1st of the month so that means it's time for another "how to" video for you DIY golfers out there. Many of our customers own gas golf carts. Every week we take calls from people that are having a hard time getting their carts to run. Sometimes they run intermittently. One minute the cart runs great, they other they can’t get the engine to turn over.

Lots of times people will mistake this for a dead battery; they will replace it and still have the same issue. Many times when this is a problem the brushes in your starter are worn out and need to be replaced.

This is a really common problem and an extremely easy fix! In this video we will show you how to troubleshoot and replace the starter generator brushes in your gas powered golf cart!

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EZ-GO Powerwise Charger Troubleshoot and Repair Guide

There doesn't seem to be a day that goes by at RMI Golf Carts that we don't receive phone calls or emails on the topic of battery chargers. Many times folks ask "do you guys sell chargers"? The answer is of course "yes"! But like we tell everyone that calls, more than likely you don't need to buy a new charger. Many people are shocked to know that most of the time they can be repaired.

Once this has been established, the next question is “How do I determine if it’s bad”, and "I’m pretty handy, what parts do I need"!!

So, we’ve decided to put together a "How to" video on repairing the EZ-GO Powerwise Charger. This is the charger that works on all EZ-GO PDS 36 volt carts. It seems to be the most popular charger out, and it’s the one we see the most.

Items you will need to repair and troubleshoot your E-Z-Go Powerwise Charger

 Tools Needed

Parts You May Need

Philips head screw driver Diode Stud Type - 2010
Needle nose pliers E-Z-Go Powerwise Control Board
7/16 wrench Powerwise 50 Amp Fuse
Voltage meter with buzzer

E-Z-Go Powerwise Charger troubleshooting quick guide

Did you check the end of the Powerwise charger handle?

More often than not the issue is with the charger handle. Inside the charger handle there's a little clip. These clips wear and get pushed out of place. Pull the clip back out, so that it is grounded to the post.

Did you check the charger cord?

People have a tendency to yank the cord out when they’re done charging, this can damage it. With power supply plugged in, lift up on the cord rotate it different directions to see if the charger comes on. If the charger doesn’t come on, then you have a bad connection somewhere else.

Did you check the fuse on the Powerwise charger?

Unplug the charger. Use the voltmeter and ground it to the screw next to the fuse, and press the other end to the opposite side of the fuss. If it was a bad fuse you voltmeter wouldn’t buzz or beep. If you have a bad fuse, here is the part number for the E-Z-Go Powerwise charger: replacement 50 amp fuse part number is 2810601G01

Did you check the diodes on the charger?

Ground the heatsink board. With the other wand, touch each diode separately. If any of the diodes beep or buzz, then all of the diodes need to be replaced. The part number for the Powerwise replacement diodes is 18488G1.

Did you take a look at the motherboard of the Powerwise charger?

If the charger comes on by pressing a screwdriver to the black connector, you know it’s bad (see video for details). The replacement part number for the Powerwise charger motherboard is 28667G01.

Did you check for current continuity along the charger handle and cord?

Use your voltmeter to test the positive end of the charger handle. Press the other end to the negative line coming in (near the fuse). This is just one last check to be sure, since often the handle of the E-Z-Go Powerwise Charger is where people tend to have issues.


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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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Yamaha Announces Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

We are excited to share with you that Yamaha Golf Car Co has announced the introduction of Electronic Fuel Injection as a standard feature for all Yamaha Personal Transport Vehicles!!

Yamaha is the first golf car company to introduce this technology in this market! Yamaha has been manufacturing waverunners, outboard motors, motorcycles, and ATV with this technology for years!

There are many advantages to an EFI set up, but the most exciting for me is the elimination of the pesky choke cable! There are many other advantages such as:

  • Cleaner burning with less exhaust emissions
  • Smoother, more responsive acceleration
  • No need to re-jet to compensate for higher altitudes
  • The smallest carbon footprint of any gas powered golf cart
  • Provides as much as 38% better gas mileage

RMI Golf Carts is one of the first dealerships to receive these units! We expect to have our first load sometime in the next 7-10 days! Please stop by our showroom and test drive the new Yamaha Fuel Injected Golf Cart!

 

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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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