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E-Z-GO Introduces Exceed Hybrid Technology

Introducing Exceed Hybrid Technology™, the fully integrated supplemental power source for E-Z-GO electric vehicles. This groundbreaking system, now available on the E-Z-GO®  Freedom RXV® personal golf car and E-Z-GO 2Five® street-legal vehicle, allows vehicles to travel up to 150 miles on a single charge by supplementing the vehicle’s 48-volt electric powertrain with a small gas-powered generator.[gallery]

The Exceed system adds a 6hp, 205cc gas-powered generator to the patented 48-volt AC Drive system featured on the electric Freedom RXV and 2Five. When engaged, the generator recharges the vehicle’s batteries on the fly, greatly extending the range that the vehicle can travel on a single charge. The system’s single-cylinder, low-emissions gas-powered engine meets all EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

The Exceed system also features a 400-watt power source to allow for the charging and use of small electronic devices such as radios, mobile phones, and laptop computers. A standard 120-volt, three-pronged electrical outlet is mounted in the dashboard of the vehicle to allow for convenient use of such items from the vehicle’s cabin.

Exceed Hybrid Technology seamlessly integrates with your E-Z-GO vehicle for simple operation and a sharp fit and finish. All system controls are mounted in the vehicle’s dash within easy reach. The Exceed system itself mounts into the vehicle’s rear bagwell and is fitted with a specially designed cover to protect the system and provide a clean, integrated look.

In tests simulating real-world, “stop-and-go” use, a four-passenger, Exceed-equipped 2Five under an average load and traveling at a speed of 16 mph, was able to traverse 150 miles between charges. Actual distance will vary depending on numerous factors, including a vehicle’s load, weather conditions, the terrain, and any optional equipment installed.

Exceed Hybrid Technology will be available in August as a factory-installed option for the E-Z-GO Freedom RXV® personal golf car and on the E-Z-GO 2Five® street-legal vehicle. Existing owners of those models will soon be able to upgrade their vehicles with an aftermarket Exceed Hybrid Technology kit available for installation at E-Z-GO Authorized Dealers. To find your local dealer, please use the E-Z-GO Dealer Locator.

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RMI Golf Carts Battery Tips

ELECTRIC GOLF CARS AND LEAD-ACID BATTERY CARE

A short check-list of how to take care of your electric golf car and its batteries, prepared by RMI Golf Carts

 

Batteries: “RMI’s Three Rules of Battery Maintenance”

            Rule #1: “Keep ‘em Clean.” (Keep the top of the battery cases clean and dry. Sprinkle some baking soda on the cases and rinse them off when dirty with hose water; clean the green corrosion off the battery posts and cables with a wire brush whenever corrosion starts to form. Treat the posts with spray terminal protector, not “axle grease.”)

            Rule #2: “Keep ‘em Watered.” (Check water once a month in each cell. DO NOT let the electrolyte level fall below the top of the “plates” inside the cell! Use distilled or reverse-osmosis filtered water if possible, to remove harmful minerals from the water you put into the batteries. Do your final water level check after the batteries are charged, and fill only to 1/8” below the bottom of the neck of the filler cap opening. Over-filling causes the electrolyte to be ejected through the battery caps on to the top of the battery case.)

            Rule #3: “Don’t let ‘em Freeze.” (This means keeping the batteries charged. A fully-charged set won’t freeze until the temp falls to -92F. A discharged set will freeze at 19F above. The best care for an electric golf car is to play at least one round of golf every month. If you cannot take your golf car out in the winter, check your charger every 30 days for a “green light,” and force a charge cycle by unplugging the charger from the car and plugging it back in. Make sure your “run-tow switch” is on tow whenever the car is not in use!

 

Charging Frequency: “Charge your car only Three Times!”

            With modern fully-automatic chargers, your batteries like to be charged, and there is little danger of over-charging your batteries. Charge your electric car three times: “SOON, OFTEN, …. and at EVERY OPPORTUNITY!” Lead-acid batteries do NOT have a “memory!” When you get a chance, “double charge” your batteries—run a second charge cycle before using your car. Manufacturers call it “equalization charging,” and it forces a full charge on every cell. (Normally the charger shuts down when the battery pack meets specifications, and one or more cells are left under-charged). If you can “equalize” once every month, you are “getting it done!”

 

New Batteries: “Season” with care!

            New batteries like to be “seasoned” if possible. If you can, just play nine holes before charging. Repeat for several days. And then play no more than 18 before charging, for as many times as possible. Always charge your batteries after play. The batteries will get better and better “run time” capacity for the first 50-100 charge cycles. Finally, remember to bring your golf car in at least every two years for a “discharge test,” which will often detect a faulty battery before you have to replace the full battery set.

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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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Bad Boy Buggy XT Highlights

Check out this Bad Boy Buggy video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STxVeIUf2Mg

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Bad Boy Buggies Tax Credit Info

Street Legal and Safety Equipped

As a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) the XTO LSV, Classic LSV XTO Safari LSV and LT LSV meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards required for LSVs (49 CFR 571.500). LSVs may be operated in most states on streets with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less!

The regulation of LSVs differ from state and state. You must comply with all registration requirements and rules of the road for your specific state. Prior to operating a LSV on the streets of a particular state you will need to register the LSV with the applicable state department or division as a motor vehicle, and must follow all rules of the road for that state.

http://www.badboybuggies.com/lsv.php

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Troubleshooting an E-Z-Go Golf Cart

Golf Carts are now very common all around the world. They are used as multi-purpose vehicles. They were meant to commute players inside the golf course. But nowadays they are used in shopping malls, resorts, retirement communities etc. E-Z-Go electric golf cart is one among the best manufacturers of carts. But there may be issues affecting the operation of these carts. Some of the troubleshooting techniques are given below.

1. A sticky accelerator is a problem when the accelerator of the cart is in the pressed condition always. This can be checked by listening to a clicking sound. Once the engine is on and the accelerator is pressed, a clicking sound is produced. This sound is heard only when the accelerator is pressed. So if you hear the sound, when you are not pushing the accelerator, then it might be due to sticky accelerator. In such cases contact a good mechanic.

2. Do you experience low pulling torque or power while driving inclined roads? Then it might be due to loose battery connections or low power battery. Securing them tightly can solve the problem. If the battery is drained out, then its best to replace them.

3. Always make sure you maintain the tire pressure constant at the required level. A low tire pressure can reduce the mileage and increase the load on the engine. The recommended tire pressure of an E-Z-Go Golf Cart is between 18 and 22 PSI.

4. Maintenance of the battery is very essential. If properly maintained, a battery can last upto 5 or 6 years. Clean the battery terminals and casing once in a while. Also maintain an adequate level of water inside the battery cells. Use distilled water to refill, in case the water level is too low.

5. Examine all the connections to and from the battery and other electrical fittings. Any loose or faulty connection can lead to malfunctioning of the E-Z-Go Golf Cart. Make sure to tighten any loose contacts using a wrench.

Tips & Warnings

Always wear protective gloves and safety goggles before conducting any type of troubleshooting. Make sure not to over-inflate the tires. Never leave the lights and other battery powered accessories in the ON state. It can deplete the battery charge.

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Bad Boy Buggies recall information

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E-Z-GO Street Legal 2five given to Justin Bieber.

Check out E-Z-GO on the Ellen DeGeneres Show! She gave Justin Bieber an E-Z-GO 2Five for his birthday. Take a look at our Ellen Show photo album and visit this link to see the E-Z-GO 2Five as the Backstage Photo of the Week.

http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2011/02/backstage_photo_of_the_week_preparing_the_biebermobile_0209.php

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What Year is My Harley & Colombia ParCar Golf Cart

What Year is My Harley & Colombia ParCar ® Golf Cart?


The following is a table showing identification numbers, type and model of Harley/Columbia ParCar Golf Carts.

Model Year Type
1963 -1969 DXXXX 3 Wheel Gas
  DEXXX 3 Wheel Electric
1970-1979 Hx  
3b   3-Wheel Gas D3
4B   3-Wheel Electric DE3
7C   4 Wheel Gas D4
8C   4-Wheel Electric DE4
8D   4-Wheel Electric DE-40 76-78
1980-1982 Jx  
3B   3 Wheel Gas D3
4B   3-Wheel Electric DE3
7C   4 Wheel Gas D4
3K   4 Wheel gas D4 80's classic
8D   4 Wheel electric MG1V Challenger
5K   4 Wheel Gas DX4 '82
Columbia
1983-1989 C3-C9  
3B   3-Wheel Gas D3
4B   3-Wheel Electric DE3
5K   4-Wheel Gas DX4
6K   4-Wheel Electric DEX4
7K   Gas Utility
8K   Electric Challenger
9K   Electric Utility DE4
2L   4-Wheel Gas P4G
3L   4-Wheel Electric P4E
1990-1995 Dx  
2L   4-Wheel Gas P4G
3L   4-Wheel Electric
5K   4-Wheel Gas Classic
6K   4-Wheel Electric Classic
7K   4-Wheel Gas Utility
9K   4-Wheel Electric Utility
2M   4-Wheel Electric Shuttle
3M   4-Wheel Gas Shuttle
1996- present    
BE   4-Wheel Gas
4E   4-Wheel Electric
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How to identify the year of your Club Car Golf Cart

What Year is My Club Car ® Golf Cart?

Since 1981 Club Car Golf Carts have positioned their serial numbers just under the glove box on the passengers side of the vehicle. The first two numbers (not letters) indicate the last two digits of the year of manufacture.

On Club Car Golf Carts prior to 1981, you can find the serial number by raising the seat and locating the aluminum, I-beam frame section closest to the batteries on the driver's side of the car. If the serial number plate has been removed, you can confirm it is a 1975-1980 model if it has two brake pedals and one accelerator pedal.

Differences Between 1982-2000.5 and 2000.5-Present Club Car DS Models
1982-2000.5 DS Model Club 2000.5-Present DS Model Club Cars
  1. 1982-2000.5 Club Cars have two distinct seat backs while 2000.5-present models have a connected (one piece) seat back
  2. 1982-2000.5 Club Cars have silver aluminum top supports while 2000.5-present models have black top supports
  3. 1982-2000.5 Club Cars have a thin top while the 2000.5-present models have a thicker top with handles on each side of the back third of the top.

Note: Both models shown above were made in the year 2000. Therefore, if your Club Car is a 2000 model, we must know which style (one seat back version or two seat back version) you have so we can provide you the correct accessory or part for your vehicle.

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