- 3mm Allen T-Handle
- Utility Knife
- #2 Phillips Screwdriver
Riptide Master Tool Kits can be purchased in our Parts Store here
Place the board on a riser that hangs the wheels off the table. A small box works well.
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to remove the 6 screws holding on the battery box. Put the 6 screws to the side.
Grab around the board while supporting the unattached battery box. Carefully flip it over.
Flip over the battery box.
Notice that the motor wires coming out of the battery box will now be crossed.
Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 6 screws that hold the lid onto the battery box.
There may be a light bead of silicon holding the lid to the battery box. Gently grab the motor wires near the back of the battery box and lift up to dislodge the lid. Lift the lid off of the battery box.
Disconnect the battery from the motor controller before working on anything inside the battery box.
View the motor controller. Follow the wire from each motor. Note that the wiring you need to unplug for each motor is on the opposite side of the motor.
Identify the 3 wires that connect the motor to the motor controller, along with the zip tie.
Carefully use the utility knife to cut the zip tie. Do not sever the wires.
Disconnect the 3 wires. Note which colors match up. We suggest taking a picture before disconnecting.
Pull the grommet off the battery box.
Repeat these steps for the other motor. Use the exacto knife to cut the zip tie. Make sure not to sever or puncture any of the wires.
Unplug the three motor wires.
Pull up on the rubber grommet holding the wiring harness to the box. Pull the battery box away from the motors.
The battery box is now removed from the deck.
Find the red charge port connector. Unplug the battery from the charge port.
Remove the rubber grommet holding the power and charge port wires to the battery box's partition wall.
Hold the power connection wire and carefully lift upwards away from the box to remove the battery.
Remove the battery.
Installing the Battery Box and Battery:
Take your battery and place it into the new Pre-Built Battery Box with Motor Controller, with the power wire pointing towards the motor controller. You should be able to see the label on the battery.
Place the rubber grommet into the battery box wall cutout with the slit side facing up. Direct the battery power and charger wires through the grommet.
Reconnect the red charge port connection. Notice where the notch is in the male and female sides of this connector. Make sure the two are lined up so that the wire colors match. Do not force them if they are not lined up.
Be careful not to pinch, tear, or stress the wires where they attach to the charge port. These wires can be fragile.
Do not reconnect the main battery power connector yet.
IMPORTANT: Take the wiring harness from the motors. Cross them. They will uncross when we flip over the battery box during the final steps of install.
Make sure to push the battery box to the edge of the deck foam closest to the motors to ensure you are not pulling and putting stress on the motor wires.
Plug the motor wires into the motor controller.
On some newer replacement motors the connections may differ from your original motor: red-red, green-green, blue-blue.
Make sure all connections are firm, and the clear rubber insulators fully encase all exposed copper on each wire connector.
Reconnect the battery to the motor controller. Power on the board and remote and briefly engage the throttle. If the wheel spins the correct direction, you have the motor wiring correct. If it spins the wrong direction, try the other wiring order, or switch any two of the three motor wire connections for the motor.
Power off the board. Disconnect the battery from the motor controller before proceeding.
Place the rubber grommets into their slots. Make sure to pull the battery box towards the motors so not to stress the motor wires.
The motor wires should cross on the outside of the battery box.
Re-secure the zip ties around the wiring bundles. Tighten them securely, but do not over-tighten.
Carefully use the box cutter to cut the zip tie. Do not sever the motor wires.
Reconnect the battery to the motor controller.
Put the lid back into place. Notice that the countersinks are only on one side. This side should be facing up.
Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to tighten the six screws that hold the lid on.
Flip the battery box over.
Grab the board so that you are supporting the unattached battery box. Carefully flip it back over and set it back on top of the riser box used earlier.
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to secure the battery box to the deck with the six battery box mount screws. Put a drop of thread lock onto the threads near the end of each screw.
Ready to ride!
Pre-Built Battery Box wit Motor Controller Kit
"Pre-Built Battery Box wit Motor Controller Kit"