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Bad Boy Buggies Spec Sheets

Bad Boy Buggies spec sheets for the following models, XTO, Classic, and LT. Click on the links below.

BBB_SpecSheet_Classic

BBB_SpecSheet_LT

BBB_SpecSheet_XTO

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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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Gas vs Electric Powered Golf Carts

Application & Preference

When new customers come in they invariably ask, “What’s better, gas or electric?” My answer is always the same – it largely depends on how you plan to use your golf car and what your preferences are. These days, people get pretty creative with their golf carts so the intended uses can vary more than you might think. For the average user either type of golf car will make a perfectly fine recreational vehicle. Electric golf carts run nearly silently and have no fuels or oils to deal with, perfect for supporters of the green movement. Gas golf carts are a little more on the noisy side and will obviously require gas to operate - regular unleaded, to be exact.

Electric golf carts do depend on their batteries for power, so if you’re someone who wants to use your golf cart for hours upon hours at a time, you may want to stick with gas. This especially holds true for those that enjoy camping and RVing – if you don’t have access to power neither will your electric golf cart.

Another point that’s often forgotten is the amount of accessories you plan to install on your golf cart. If you want stereos, lighting, fans, heaters, etc. all of this takes a considerable amount of power. For an electric cart this energy comes right out of the same bank of batteries that your motor relies on. Gas golf cart accessories will also rely on battery power, however, they feature a starter/generator that will charge the battery on its own while the gas pedal is depressed. This doesn’t mean a gas golf cart battery is invincible - any accessories left on while the cart isn’t running will eventually kill your battery.

Performance

In the beginning, golf cars were designed to simply be what their name implies – cars for golfing. While either type of cart can easily haul you and a friend around most reasonable kinds of terrain there are other points to consider when making a decision – especially for those who expect (or demand) a little more.

With horsepower ratings ranging from 10-12 HP, gas golf cars are as much as 3-4 times more powerful than their electric counterparts. An electric golf cart, on average, will feature a 3-5 HP electric motor - but that’s not to say electric carts aren’t impressively powerful in their own right. Light hauling and yard work can be done with either type of vehicle and both will perform satisfactorily. However, those who demand power in off-road conditions with rugged terrain and steep inclines will almost always want to stick with gas power.

As we mentioned before, electric golf carts aren’t for those who wish to joy ride for hours a day. An electric cart will typically get around two hours of continuous motor run time before the batteries will need re-charging. This translates to anywhere between 18-25 miles depending on usage and the terrain – still pretty impressive. On the gas side of things manufacturers have made great strides in improving gas efficiency and the Yamaha Drive currently leads the pack in fuel economy by averaging nearly 29 MPG.

Aside from power sources and horsepower ratings, both types of vehicles operate in much the same fashion. To the untrained eye you couldn’t tell the two apart from each other and for the most part they both ride and handle the same. Both types of vehicles will get about 14-15 mph top-speed (unmodified).

Maintenance

All in all, both types of golf carts have fairly light requirements when it comes to maintenance. With electric carts your main concern lies within your batteries – make sure you check the water levels monthly (at least) and top-off as needed. The batteries are the life-blood of an electric car and with a replacement set costing well over $600 these days it’s not something you want to ignore. With proper maintenance of batteries and responsible charging habits you can expect to get 5-6 years (sometimes longer) of solid performance before they will need replacing. In comparison, neglecting your batteries can shorten their lifespan to as little as 1-2 years.

Gas golf carts, on the other hand, do require periodic oil changes as well as replacement air/fuel filters and spark plugs when necessary. For the do-it-yourselfer it’s pretty routine stuff if you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Filters are relatively inexpensive and golf cart motors take only a quart or so of 10W30 oil after every 250 hours of motor run time. The best way to stay on top of maintenance is to purchase and install an hour meter for the motor and with proper care a gas golf cart can last you a lifetime.

Summary

Now that you have a better idea of how both gas and electric golf cars operate, hopefully you’ll have an easier time making a decision. Keep in mind, this article is comparing “standard” golf carts. There are motor and controller upgrades out there to get the power of a gas golf car (and more) in electric form – though that is beyond the scope of this article.

Source: Diversified Golf Cars

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Energy effieciency report on golf carts

NEW REPORT UNCOVERS ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF GOLF CARTS

Evaluation compares gas, electric and solar-assisted golf carts and shows electric golf carts
leading the way to better energy savings -

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - A new report, by the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP), a multi-agency program led by the Toronto and Region Conservation, is shedding new light on the energy efficiency of gas, electric and solar-assisted golf carts. The report, released today, determined that gas carts were on average over three times less fuel efficient than an electric golf cart. In real terms, the difference in fuel economy between a gas and electric golf cart is similar to that of a Hummer H3 SUV and a Toyota Prius Hybrid car.1  Findings show that electric carts have 85 per cent lower fuel costs and produce one-quarter of the emissions of gas carts. STEP also determined that a solar-assisted golf cart isn't the only solution when looking to reduce air pollution and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

"We started this study with the assumption that the solar-assisted golf carts would be best solution, but what we've found is that electric golf carts are actually a better investment for golf courses both financially and environmentally," said Ted Sherk, Project Co-ordinator, STEP, Toronto and Region Conservation. "The addition of solar panels to a golf cart can slightly improve performance and when we surveyed more than 50 golfers many thought the solar carts were a great idea which would help with a golf course's green image. But aside from being a marketing advantage, the data in this study shows that electric carts can provide energy savings at a lower cost than the solar-assisted carts, by simply maintaining the carts in good condition."

The team at STEP did a side-by-side field evaluation of two solar-assisted electric golf carts, two standard electric golf carts and two gas-powered golf carts at Bathurst Glen Golf Course in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Over a three month period, the study measured the carts energy use and associated Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, dependability, overall capital and operating cost, and golfer preference.

A solar-assisted cart might obtain an energy savings of 12 per cent over a conventional electric cart which is much less than manufacturer claims of 30-50 per cent. More importantly the study found that the energy consumed by the carts varied greatly, indicating that other factors relating to cart condition (e.g tire pressure, new bearings) or driver behaviour may be more important than the solar panels in determining overall energy consumption. The report concludes that a well-maintained electric cart, free of mechanical problems may offer better energy and financial savings than the purchase of solar panels.

"We supported this study because we felt it's important for golf courses in Canada to get a true picture of what they need to do to become more environmentally friendly, " Said Ryan McCutcheon, Bennett Golf Cars. "As manufacturers of golf carts we're always looking for the best approach to meet the needs of our clients, and it's interesting to see that going solar isn't the best way to go."

There are at least 179 golf courses within a 100 radius around Toronto, of which roughly 80 per cent are estimated to use electric carts, while the remaining use gas. According to the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program, if the 20 per cent were replaced with electric carts, this could reduce emissions by approx. 3.8 tonnes CO2 per day in an annual golf season, an amount roughly equivalent to taking 155 mid-sized gasoline cars off the road.

"The study is beneficial for golf course operators who are looking to green their operations in a cost-effective way," said Joe Petta, Manager, Bathurst Glen Golf Course. "We recently achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Certification, which is the highest level eco-certification a course can get for Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. Our next step is to take the data from the golf cart study to begin moving forward with a plan to bring electric carts to our course."

The study was made possible by funding support from Bennett Golf Cars and TRCA municipal partners. The full report is available for download at http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca

With more than 50 years of experience, TRCA helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for The Living City - where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at .www.trca.on.ca

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EZGO Introduces the 2Five™ LSV

(AUGUSTA, GA) — E-Z-GO®, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Company, introduces the 2Five, its first street-legal vehicle designed for neighborhoods and public roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. The 2Five travels at speeds up to 25 mph and has a 48-volt AC electric powertrain, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and an on-board charger among other standard features, providing the perfect balance of eco-inspired living, safety and convenience.

“E-Z-GO is excited to offer the 2Five as a convenient, fun and environmentally sound transportation alternative,” said Kevin P. Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “The 2Five is a perfect vehicle option for neighborhood road travel, running errands and for those who lead an on-the-go lifestyle.”

The 2Five meets or exceeds standards mandated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as additional standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for low-speed vehicles, or LSVs. LSVs must have a top speed of no more than 25 mph, and be equipped with certain additional features including a windshield, seat belts, mirrors and headlights and taillights. The vehicles are issued a vehicle identification number, like any automobile, and can be titled and operated by licensed drivers on most public roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less.

The 2Five includes four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes for superior braking and vehicle control. The windshield is automotive safety glass. Rearview mirrors provide the 2Five’s operator with clear sightlines to see nearby vehicles.  A complete automotive lighting package, including headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals, provides for visibility and safety on public streets. Three-point seat belts are designed to protect front and rear passengers. Radial tires offer superior wear and stopping performance. Vehicle maintenance and performance warnings are displayed electronically on the dash to alert the driver on the operation of key vehicle systems. In addition, a “rabbit/turtle” switch on the dash conveniently limits the 2Five’s speed to 14 mph when conditions require lower speeds, or to prevent turf damage in instances when the 2Five is being used as a golf vehicle.

Eco-friendly features include a 48-volt, zero-emissions electric powertrain that uses AC current. The electric drivetrain lowers vehicle noise and eliminates use of hazardous fuel and oil, and the 2Five’s AC Drive system requires less energy to operate than traditional DC-powered electric vehicles. Regenerative braking puts energy back into the vehicle’s batteries whenever brakes are applied to maintain a quality driving experience between battery charges. An on-board solid-state battery charger is energy efficient and makes charging simple. The 2Five’s foam seating is made of 100 percent recycled material.

In addition, the 2Five offers a number of convenience features, including a state-of-charge meter that indicates the amount of power left in the batteries, a 12-volt accessory outlet to provide electrical charge for mobile phones, mp3 players and other devices while on the go, and ample vehicle storage, including four large cup holders, locking glove boxes, and a storage area under the rear seat of 4-passenger models (with an optional trunk accessory for 2-passenger models.)

Like all E-Z-GO vehicles, the 2Five is manufactured in Augusta, Ga., at E-Z-GO’s world headquarters, recently honored as one of the top 10 manufacturing facilities in North America by Industry Week magazine.

The 2Five is available for purchase at select dealers across the country. For more information or to locate your nearest authorized 2Five dealer, visit www.ezgo.com/2five. Facebook users can also join E-Z-GO’s Facebook community at www.facebook.com/4ezgo for more information.

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EZGO Introduces Freedom® TXT® and Shuttle 2+2 TXT® Vehicles

(AUGUSTA, GA) — E-Z-GO, a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Company, announces the expansion of its line of personal vehicles with the introduction of the Freedom® TXT® and Shuttle 2+2 TXT®. These vehicles combine the classic styling and features of the E-Z-GO TXT platform with new powerplants and technology, including the choice of models equipped with either a 48-volt DC electric drivetrain or a 13 hp gas-powered Kawasaki® engine.

The Freedom TXT seats up to two people and is equipped with a golf-bag rack and sweater basket for easy transition from the course to community paths. With its rear-facing second bench seat, the Shuttle 2+2 TXT seats up to four people and can be outfitted with an optional four-bag attachment for golf use.

“E-Z-GO is pleased to offer these new models in our celebrated TXT vehicle line,” said Kevin Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. “The combination of proven TXT features and new powertrain technology will make the Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT vehicles a popular choice for consumers seeking stylish, fun and energy-efficient ways to move around their neighborhood paths.”

Electric models of the Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT feature a 48-volt DC drivetrain with    E-Z-GO’s exclusive TruCourse Technology, which allows the vehicle owner to customize the vehicle’s speed, acceleration and other operating characteristics to meet their unique needs.

Gas-powered models are equipped with a 13 hp Kawasaki engine that delivers exceptional power and torque, while conserving fuel due to the engine’s single-cylinder design with a hemispheric combustion chamber. The engine meets all emissions standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Both models retain the popular styling and proven features of the E-Z-GO TXT platform, including a welded tubular steel frame with powder-coat protection, scratch-resistant body panels, center-mounted cup, ball and tee holders, slip-resistant floormats, double-walled canopy and handle, and a walkaway braking alarm.

The Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT also feature headlights, tail lights, brake lights and horns. Electric models include a DC-to-DC converter to allow for optimal installation of additional powered accessories.

To meet the specific needs or style of any owner, the Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT can be customized with a wide variety of factory-installed options or E-Z-GO genuine parts and accessories, including alloy wheels, turn signals, weather enclosures, locking glove boxes, and chrome or stainless-steel brush guards and kickplates.

The Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT are manufactured in Augusta, Ga., at E-Z-GO’s world headquarters, recently honored as one of the top ten manufacturing facilities in North America by Industry Week magazine.

The Freedom TXT and Shuttle 2+2 TXT vehicles are available for purchase now from your local E-Z-GO authorized dealer. To locate your nearest dealer or learn more about the complete line of E-Z-GO light-transportation vehicles, please visit www.ezgo.com. To follow E-Z-GO news, events and announcements on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/4ezgo.

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Golf cart battery care tips!

Weekly Battery Care Tips

Welcome to our 3rd weekly installment of Battery Care Tips presented by Standard Battery Inc.

  • Lead acid batteries should be brought up to full charge at the earliest opportunity.  Avoid continuously operating batteries in a partially charged condition.  This will shorten their life and reduce their capacity.
  • Extreme temperatures can substantially affect battery performance and charging.  Cold reduces battery capacity and retards charging.  Heat increases water usage and can result in overcharging.  Very high temperatures can cause “thermal run-away” which may lead to an explosion of fire.  If extreme temperature is an unavoidable part of an application, consult one of our specialists about ways to deal with the problem.
  • Inactivity can be extremely harmful to all lead acid batteries.  If seasonal use is anticipated, we recommend the following;
    • Completely charge the battery before storing.
    • Remove all electrical connections from the battery, including series or parallel connectors.
    • Store the battery in as cool a place as possible.  However, do not store in a location which will consistently be below 32°F.  Batteries will discharge when stored, the lower temperature the lower the self discharge.
    • When not in use, boost every two months.
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Looking for more power for your E-Z-GO Golf Cart??

  

  

NEW product  

   

Available @ RMI  

      

DifferentialKitLimited Slip

  

 

Part#: 614756

  

 

 

- Ideal for Demanding Use!

  

- Improves Traction! 

- Complete with Pressed Bearings! 

axle74612G01 Units with MPT1000E axle and 73500G01• Compatible with TXT Electric Fleet/PDS units built from 1997-2009 with

  

• Gives differentials true limited slip functionality! If a tire is losing traction, differential allows motor to supply power to other tire. 

• Ideal for lifted TXT units used on moderately rugged terrain similar to what might be 

encountered on a cold, wet morning when hunters are driving to their deer stands 

• Ideal for demanding use, such as driving in mud, off-road, steep grades, or wet surfaces 

• Improves traction in snow, mud, or during rapid acceleration 

• Differential comes complete with pressed bearings for easy installment on axles 

Recommended:

  

 

of friction modifier (611242) used to lubricate the differential gears after assembly.2oz/90 oil and 80W of 25oz

  

  

 

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Easy instructions on how to change oil on your E-Z-GO Golf cart

How To Change The Oil An E-Z-GO Golf Cart

Need help changing the oil on your E-Z-GO golf cart? We have outlined the instructions below in addition to all the tools and supplies needed to change the oil on your golf cart.

 

Things You'll Need:

  • Lint-free rag
  • Oil drain pan
  • Wrench
  • Engine degreaser and paintbrush, or compressed air
  • Funnel
  • 10W-30 grade engine oil
  1. Start the engine and allow it to warm. Park the golf cart on a level surface, apply the parking brake and remove the ignition key.
  2. Clean the top of the engine's oil cap, as well as the area immediately surrounding the cap, with a lint-free rag to avoid having potentially harmful debris inadvertently enter the engine when the oil cap is removed.
  3. Place an oil drain pan underneath the oil filter. The oil filter is located within a triangular metal housing and is attached to the engine with three bolts.
  4. Remove the oil filter's three retaining bolts with a wrench, then pull the filter out of the engine and allow the oil to drain into the pan. Do not lose the large rubber O-ring that surrounds the filter.
  5. Clean the oil filter with either an engine degreaser, available at most automotive parts stores, or with compressed air. If using a degreaser, brush the degreaser onto the filter with a paintbrush and allow it to air dry. If using compressed air, direct the air through the filter at no more than 30 pounds per square inch, and from a distance not less than 3 inches.
  6. Wipe the area surrounding the engine's oil filter mount with a lint-free rag, then slide the oil filter into place within the engine and install the filter's three retaining bolts with a wrench.
  7. Twist off the engine's oil cap from the top of the engine, and insert a funnel into the opening. Pour 10W-30 grade engine oil into the funnel in small increments, periodically stopping to check the fluid level on the engine's oil dipstick. The dipstick has two lines and the letter "F" stamped into it. The line just under the letter "F" represents the full mark, while the bottom line represents the minimum quantity of oil the engine requires to safely operate. Pour oil into the funnel until the oil level on the dipstick is between the two lines.
  8. Remove the funnel from the oil cap opening, and install the oil cap
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