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by wired
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Speed
Topic: 12V to 24V Power Cutting Out
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Re: 12V to 24V Power Cutting Out

If you have removed all breakers and replaced them with fuses, then I would look closely at the ESC.
by wired
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Speed
Topic: 12V to 24V Power Cutting Out
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Re: 12V to 24V Power Cutting Out

<r>Sounds like a breaker tripping and resetting. Check out this article and see if it applies to your gator:<br/> <URL url="http://www.fixya.com/support/t7493151-john_deere_gator_circuit_breaker"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.fixya.com/support/t7493151-j ... it_breaker">http://www.fixya.co...
by wired
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: 550 motor replacement upgrade basic
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: 550 motor replacement upgrade basic

All good. 8-)
We're here to support each other and keep those kids rollin!

Glad I could help and thank you for posting back and letting us know you were good-to-go.

Enjoy!
by wired
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Yamaha Raptor Only Uses 2nd Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 6204

Re: Yamaha Raptor Only Uses 2nd Gear

If both motors are working in high gear, look for a faulty high/low switch or a broken wire at the switch. Test the switch using an ohm meter if you see no physical damage to wiring. Clean all corrosion at switch connections. Should find/fix your problem around that switch.
by wired
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: 550 motor replacement upgrade basic
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: 550 motor replacement upgrade basic

<t>High speed motors usually means less torque. What I'm seeing in the video looks like, when in low, the side with a little more drag is slowing and then stopping. This is normal in a low/series circuit. All of the power will transfer to the side of least resistance. Try this. Put the vehicle in lo...
by wired
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Wire/battery terminals getting hot
Replies: 1
Views: 1910

Re: Wire/battery terminals getting hot

<t>The replacement motor gearbox combo may not be suited for your application. The motors could have insufficient torque or the gearboxes may be geared too high for your terrain or vehicle weight. Either way, the heat is most likely due to an increase in amperage draw. Compare the old motor/gearbox ...
by wired
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Power wheels resets often running 20v lithiun
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: Power wheels resets often running 20v lithiun

<t>Pushing 20v through that circuit board designed for 6v is gonna end up bad. It just wasn't designed to handle it. The relay is probably burning up. If there is a breaker somewhere in the wiring it may also be opening up due to the increased amperage. Search the site for circuit board bypass. 12v ...
by wired
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Need a help
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Need a help

<t>Hey Max,<br/> There is a ton of info throughout this site regarding upgrades of all levels. I recommend doing a LOT of reading before jumping up the power too much. You don't to waste time and money and nobody wants to risk putting a young one in harms way. Check out the site and you will see the...
by wired
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 12v Monster Trax Convertible not running
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: 12v Monster Trax Convertible not running

I'm not familiar with that model car but it definitely sounds like you are on the right track with the shifter switches.
by wired
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Which gear box I need ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

Re: Which gear box I need ?

<r>If your gearbox is the one pictured then it's a 7R type gearbox. Those are the newer style. I can't make out which one it is but I can tell you how to figure it out real quick. Just count the number of teeth on the gear attached to the motor. this is the pinion gear and will tell you which replac...
by wired
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Looking for direction on standard motor replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Looking for direction on standard motor replacement

<r>I offer help quite often. Pretty sure I just did it again in my earlier post. <br/> <br/> If you do decide to replace your motors and gearboxes with the newer 7R style here is a link with very good pricing.<br/> <URL url="http://www.goodmans.net/i/8936/power-wheels-00968-2938-7r-16t-motor-and-gea...
by wired
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Looking for direction on standard motor replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Looking for direction on standard motor replacement

Used parts can be found on ebay or you can post an ad in the wanted section on this site. 16t replacement parts are abundant. If you can't find anything just let me know. :D
by wired
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: LOOKING AT GOING BACK TO FACTORY BATTERIES CAN I USE THE WIRES FROM A CHARGER IN THE ACTUAL CAR?
Replies: 1
Views: 4335

Re: LOOKING AT GOING BACK TO FACTORY BATTERIES CAN I USE THE WIRES FROM A CHARGER IN THE ACTUAL CAR?

<r>Not sure which make or model you have but I would say no. The battery charge rate is much lower than the amp draw during use. The wires would have to be the same size/gauge and the wire insulation would need to have the same rating. It would be safer & cheaper to just buy a vehicle side plug ...
by wired
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Brakes not working
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Brakes not working

<t>--Check for broken wire at foot pedal switch. If no broken or corroded wire, test pedal switch in the normally closed position (with plunger not depressed) from the common/center terminal to normally closed "NC" terminal for continuity/direct short/zero or near zero ohms.<br/> -- The switch shoul...
by wired
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: F150 stops after short ride
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: F150 stops after short ride

<t>Turn each of the rear wheels by hand and check for high resistance. They should turn with even resistance and should feel a little heavy to turn at first but free up a bit with continued rotation. If they feel tight the whole time then there is a problem. The #7 gearboxes would have a 16t / 32pit...
by wired
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: F150 stops after short ride
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: F150 stops after short ride

<t>After reading you post, three things come to mind. Breakers, Motors and Binding. <br/> - Weak breakers in the batteries. The breakers tend to weaken after being tripped repeatedly over time. Since you have two batteries doing the same thing, this seems less likely to be the problem. <br/> -Damage...
by wired
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: horn and engine sound does not work any ideas? Please :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: horn and engine sound does not work any ideas? Please :-)

Depending on the manufacturer, most of the rides with the steering wheel sounds are run off of AA batteries which are contained in the steering wheel compartment itself. It is usually a separate soundbox with it's own batteries and are not run off of the main battery that power the wheels.
by wired
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Repair Question
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Repair Question

You can connect a 12v battery straight to the tabs on the motor and it will tell you if the motor is bad or not. It sounds like t you either have a bad motor or a break in the low speed circuit. Check wire connections for corrosion or a broken tab/terminal.
by wired
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Batmobile rehab CB question
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Batmobile rehab CB question

<t>A good cleaning of the connections wouldn't hurt anything. Some circuit board cleaner and a soft wire brush should remove any light corrosion. It's amazing how little it takes to disrupt a good connection. I like to use isopropyl alcohol to rinse off a circuit board after cleaning to remove left ...
by wired
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Batmobile rehab CB question
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Batmobile rehab CB question

That might be broken solder joints on the circuit board. Check the back side of the board and see if the solder joints at that plug are cracked or broken. If they are damaged, you would just need to re-flow solder (soldering iron or solder gun).
by wired
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Here! Mcqueen & Toyota Jeep
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: New Here! Mcqueen & Toyota Jeep

Welcome to the madness.
by wired
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: "Best Choice" Jeep?
Replies: 31
Views: 40091

Re: "Best Choice" Jeep?

<r>I'll look and see what I can find but a quick google yielded this one on Amazon and one of the reviews says they used in a "best choice" jeep. Take a look and see if it matches yours:<br/> <URL url="https://www.amazon.com/Accelerator-Electric-Accessories-Children-Replacement/dp/B0767L9F1C"><s>[ur...
by wired
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Polaris Ranger RZR - Stalling
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Polaris Ranger RZR - Stalling

The breaker could be getting weak. If there are no other problems with the ride, you could swap the breaker for a fuse. I would start at a 30a fuse and if it blows you could increase to a 40a fuse. Do not increase above a 40a fuse.
by wired
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: "Best Choice" Jeep?
Replies: 31
Views: 40091

Re: "Best Choice" Jeep?

Pedal switch stuck in closed position or shorted maybe?
by wired
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward 22
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward

Keep the supply voltage to the relays and accessories at 12v to keep from damaging the circuit components . What you put to the motors is left to your discretion.
by wired
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Some questions and advice
Replies: 3
Views: 5892

Re: Some questions and advice

<t>Hey Jim,<br/> I'll throw these out there and maybe it'll help .<br/> <br/> Q:Do you think it is best to sell as a whole or in parts?<br/> A: Offer them individually with the option to discount for bulk purchase. Most people only want one (to start) but we all like to get a deal.<br/> <br/> Q: Wou...
by wired
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward 22
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward

I see no reason to even use a DPDT relay unless you were looking to make your own circuit other than the one linked to or were
limited on space. SPDT relays are what are used in the diagram of the bypass circuit.
by wired
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Looking to put new motors in.
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Re: Looking to put new motors in.

<r><URL url=""><s>[url]</s><e>[/url]</e></URL>You're on it! Right pitch and tooth count. 3mm is for 550 motors. 775 motors have 5mm output shaft. Machine work or purchase gears that are made for the 5mm output shaft. I'd buy em.<br/> <br/> examples:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.3brothersrc.com/p...
by wired
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Barbie Jeep PW - No 1st Gear (2nd and Reverse Work)
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Barbie Jeep PW - No 1st Gear (2nd and Reverse Work)

<t>I'd have no problem walking you through a switch ringout. Takes about 2 miniutes. The switch has six terminals. Look at it as two rows of three. Put your multi-meter in the lowest setting for ohms (resistance). The meter lead colors don't matter for this. Place one meter lead on the center termin...
by wired
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward 22
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward

Check out ebay and/or Amazon for" bosch" style relays. You will find SPDT & DPDT relays for reasonable prices (I found some SPDT in about 2 minutes----10 relays for $15 delivered). They sell them at every auto parts store too but they are more expensive.
by wired
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward 22
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Safty 1st yellow Corvette won't go forward

<r>Here is the "bypass" post from the old forum:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21178#134843"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/foru ... 178#134843">http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21178#13484...
by wired
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Never had these when I was a kid!
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Re: Never had these when I was a kid!

Hey Newsman,
Welcome to the website and I hope you find all the help and answers you're looking for. I like to think we're all just big kids.
8-)
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Speed
Topic: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v

<t>Other things to look for would be a bent axle, too much traction, excess weight or high resistance terrain. Any time you over-volt a motor it's not going to last forever. Some motors rated at 18v may last longer at 24v. The more voltage you throw at a ride on, the bigger the motor you're going to...
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Pimp it out
Topic: Red Plastic Tail Light Lenses for a Jeep Hurricane?
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: Red Plastic Tail Light Lenses for a Jeep Hurricane?

<r>The older hurricanes had the lenses. They will retrofit onto your newer hurricane if you can find some. <br/> unfortunately I have sold all the ones I had. You might want to hunt through Ebay if you want those covers.<br/> <br/> If I had a hurricane I wouldn't even bother with it. I have found/us...
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Speed
Topic: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v

<r>Torque ratings are more important than no-load speeds at different voltages. The motors you used most likely are high speed/low torque motors that cannot handle the application for use in a ride on. They would be better to use in an RC car etc...<br/> <br/> For replacement motors try to find one ...
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: I am having issues
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: I am having issues

<t>You can connect the new motors using female spade terminals. No need to solder them on. Soldering does give a better connection but a clean spade terminal will work just fine. Cut the wires from the bad motors right at the motor tabs and crimp on a spade terminal. Just make sure you use the right...
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Barbie Jeep PW - No 1st Gear (2nd and Reverse Work)
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Barbie Jeep PW - No 1st Gear (2nd and Reverse Work)

<r>It sounds like your hi/lo switch may be the culprit (or the wiring on the lo side). Switches can fail at any time and a little corrosion or carbon buildup can cause a switch to lose it's physical contact/electrical conductivity. Here is a link to the switch thread (even though it sounds like you'...
by wired
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Help what gearbox do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Help what gearbox do I have?

<r>This should help give you all the info you need on your gearbox and how to identify type and gear ratio.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=103"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="viewtopic.php?f=41&t=103">https://modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=41...
by wired
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Speed
Topic: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: Need advice for Kawasaki KFX Ninja slow after 24v

When you say you upgraded to 24v for the second time what do you mean? What did you upgrade? If you have part numbers or a link to the parts you are using it might help figure out the problem.
by wired
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Help requested - using a DPDT Switch plus a DPDT Relay to create low-speed reverse
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Help requested - using a DPDT Switch plus a DPDT Relay to create low-speed reverse

Proposed request does not match your diagram. How about just using a standard 12v power wheel harness and shifter to get the hi/lo fwd and lo rev functions?
by wired
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Electrical & Battery FAQ's
Topic: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped

<t>Sometimes a battery will fail internally (shorted plates) and the voltage will read correct voltage but the battery will fail under load. Also known as a dead cell. This is one of the common tests an auto parts store will perform on automotive batteries (load test). Before I went too far in one d...
by wired
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Electrical & Battery FAQ's
Topic: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped

<t>I don't know what charger you have but a green light means that the battery is charged on the chargers I have (schumacher auto chargers). Some chargers may have a green light just to indicate the battery is charging or that power is on to the charger. I would have to say consult the charger manua...
by wired
Fri May 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical & Battery FAQ's
Topic: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Peg-Perego 12V RzR 900 just stopped

<t>What size is the 12v battery? I'm guessing it's a 12v 12Ah stock peg battery? An hour of run time isn't bad. 3-4 hours must have included some non-use time. Battery run time depends on several factors. The main ones are battery health, vehicle weight (with passenger(s)), and terrain. It sounds li...
by wired
Thu May 30, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from GA!
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Re: Hello from GA!

<t>hey paisa777,<br/> <br/> Have battery tested to make sure it's good. <br/> The switches in the shifter assembly are known to fail over time. The springs inside rust and the contacts quit working as they should. <br/> There are tons of troubleshooting posts on this site. You can either do a little...
by wired
Sat May 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: KidTrax Fire Engine KT1003 Service Manual Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

Re: KidTrax Fire Engine KT1003 Service Manual Wanted

<r><URL url="https://www.manualslib.com/manual/758928/Kidtrax-Fire-Engine-Kt1003.html#product-Fire%20Engine%20KT1003"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.manualslib.com/manual/75892 ... e%20KT1003">https://www.manualslib.com/manual/758928/Kidtrax-Fire-Engine-Kt1003.html#product-Fire%20Engine%20...
by wired
Sat May 25, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lightning McQueen project - HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 2889

Re: Lightning McQueen project - HELP!

<t>Usually, USUALLY two motors/gearboxes is a good indicator that it's a 12v ride (it could be a super-six version also). Model number decal in battery compartment (if it's a power wheel brand)? Hobby masters has a great library of powerwheel manuals listed by model number. <br/> <br/> Battery: afte...
by wired
Sat May 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: BPRO ESCs
Topic: 24 volt ESC diagram...the essentials only.
Replies: 61
Views: 24320

Re: 24 volt ESC diagram...the essentials only.

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by wired
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Wild thing seat switch bypass
Replies: 2
Views: 2498

Re: Wild thing seat switch bypass

viewtopic.php?t=3047

May apply. Good read anyway.