MINIMOTO GO KART
How fast does it go
The Minimoto Go Kart goes just about 18 MPH on normal flat surfaces with a normal driver load of about 150 lbs. Driving conditions may vary depending on the rider, the condition of the battery, and the road surface.
Do the pedals really control the vehicle?
Yes. The right pedal is the accelerator. It is a variable control mechanism. The left pedal operates the disc brake. If you press on the brake, power is immediately cut off to the motor.
Does it come with a Battery when I buy it
Yes. The battery is included and already installed for you.
How long does it run before I need to recharge it
Normally, on a full charge, you should see about 30 to 40 minutes of driving time before the Go Kart will slow down and stop.
What's the purpose of the Power Shut off handle
This is to help you get in and out of the vehicle safely. Once this handle is removed from the vehicle, all power is shut off to the motor. If you accidentally press the accelerator when getting in, the car will not move. Someone outside of the vehicle will press in the Power Shut off handle when you have safely entered and are ready to run.
Does it have reverse
Yes. But the reverse speed is limited to 5 MPH. It's just to be used to help you out of a tight situation.
Is there a way to limit the speed below 18MPH
Yes. There is a switch in the back of the vehicle that will limit the speed to about 10 MPH. This can be used in training someone to ride safely or when you can only run in a limited space.
Does it have a seat belt
Yes. It is a the same type as you would find in a passenger car and is attached directly to the frame.
Is it difficult to recharge
The Minimoto Go Kart is designed to be extremely easy to recharge. Simply pop off the protective cover for the recharging port and hook the charger to it. The charger even has Red and Green indicator lights to let you know what's going on.
How much power does it have
The Minimoto Go Kart is powered by a special 36 Volt Lead Acid rechargeable battery.
How big a rider can fit on it
If you are about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh less than 180 lbs, you should be able to ride the Minimoto Go Kart.
How long will the battery last before it needs to be replaced
Like all Lead Acid type batteries, eventually they will need to be replaced. If you take good care of it (keeping it charged all the time and not letting it get too cold), it should last just about one year. But, you have to make sure that you charge it at least once a week.
What is a Lead Acid type battery
It sounds dangerous.
Actually, this is the same type of battery used in almost every car to start it and most toy ride on vehicles. They have been proven to be safe and reliable. These batteries have a Lead Acid core which creates the electrical energy. The batteries are completely sealed so they cannot leak no matter what angle they are placed. Disposing of them can be done at most local automotive repair centers who sell automotive batteries. No water or fluids are ever required to be installed or refilled.
How do I know the battery is being charged
The charger has LED's lights in it. When the light is RED, you know your Minimoto is charging. When the light is GREEN, you know it is fully charged.
What tools do I need to put it together
None. The Minimoto comes will all the tools you need included and even some for routine service if needed.
Is it difficult to put together
It's extremely easy. In fact, it should take less than 5 minutes once it is out of the package. The Minimoto Go Kart just needs you to attach the steering wheel, snap and screw on the seat and put on the front wing. Then, it's just charging the battery and off you go! Even the labels and graphics have been put on for you.
Is it difficult to maintain
Not at all. In fact, there is no scheduled maintenance. Of course, like any vehicle, you should inspect it for wear and damage to make sure you are always riding safely.
Can it go up hills or off road
The Minimoto Go Kart is not intended to run on tall grass or loose gravel or sand. If the surface is hard, then the bike should be able to manage. As to hills, the Minimoto Go Kart should be able to go up a rather steep 8% grade with a normal rider.
Can I get spare parts
Yes. Spare parts for your Minimoto can be obtained over the internet from the Minimoto Service Center in Iowa.
Can I "hop up" the performance of my Minimoto
No. There are no kits available to increase the performance of your Minimoto. Doing so would violate the warranty agreement.
What happens if I loose my keys
You have two options. The first is to take your Minimoto to a local locksmith. For a small fee, they can quickly make you a new set. The second choice is to contact the Minimoto Service Center. New keys can be sent to you for a fee. [Please note that THREE complete sets of keys are included with the Minimoto when you purchase it.
What is the purpose of the VIN number
It allows us to locate your exact Go Kart if you have any questions or service needs.
What happens if I get a flat tire
The tires have inner tubes. A local bicycle shop can do a quick repair for a small fee. If you need new tires or inner tubes, these can be purchased through the Minimoto Service Center by internet.
Do I need to buy anything else after I purchase a Minimoto
Nope. Everything is included.
Are there any accessories for my Minimoto
Yes. There is a special locking system designed just for the Minimoto to keep your bike safe when parking. There is also a safety riding gear pack, a safety helmet, and spare batteries (with external charging port).
Can I "hot swap" my battery
Yes. You can purchase additional batteries and charge them in advance of your riding. When one is exhausted, you can change it with another fresh one in less than 5 minutes.
How do I get the vehicle to where I want to race
The Go kart was designed to fit easily in a typical Mid Sized Sport Utility vehicle, small truck, or Mini van. It is easy to pick up with 2 people. There are even loading handle bars located under the side pods.
If I crash, will it do any permanent damage to the vehicle
If you hit an object, it is possible to do damage to the body and frame. The front wing is designed to pop off in light collisions. Also, the front and rear bumper bars are spring loaded. These can be replaced if damaged. Contact the Minimoto Service Center for replacement parts.
Can I wash my Minimoto
You must remember that the Minimoto is an electric vehicle and therefore is very sensitive to water. It is possible to clean the vehicle but you must take special care not to get any electrical parts wet. Look in the Instruction Manual for information on what to do or avoid.