If you just received your Apollo Ghost electric scooter and want to learn how to make the most out of it, follow our set up guide below.
When you first receive your scooter and unpack it, you will see included:
- Charger box plus wall plug
- User manual
Remove the styrofoam packaging and pull the scooter out of the box.
You will notice the handlebars come detached from the rest of the stem, with all the attachments loose. This is done on purpose to ensure nothing is damaged during the shipping process.
Using the multi-tool provided in the box, undo all 4 screws at the top of the handlebar bracket:
Remove the bracket and position the handlebars as displayed above. Place the bracket back on over the handlebar and retighten all 4 screws. Don’t tighten them too much yet though, as you may need to reposition the handlebars before you start riding.
The folding handlebars work by twisting the large knob in the middle of the handlebars. To lock the handlebar arms in place, raise both ends of the handlebars and spin the knob towards the middle until it reaches its maximum position.
To unfold the scooter simply raise the stem to the upright position, and the folding clamp should slide down into place. Ensure it is all the way at the bottom of the stem and you can clamp it into place by folding down the two quick-release latches:
You can tighten or loosen the clamping power of the latches by spinning them in the direction you need.
Now it’s time to adjust the position of the attachments on your handlebars. Using the multi-tool provided in the box again, find the appropriate Allen-key for each attachment, and position them in a way that will be comfortable for you to use while riding.
The adjustment screw for most of the attachments, can be found on the back of each corresponding attachment. To tighten the throttle, it only requires the bottom two screws on the front of the bracket to be adjusted.
If you add accessories to your handlebars, you may need to adjust the position of the brake handles and throttle.
We recommend giving your scooter a full charge prior to your first ride to ensure there are no issues with either your charger or scooter battery. This way you will also have a full battery for your first ride.
The Ghost features dual charging ports to allow you to use two standard chargers together at the same time. It does not matter which charging port you use.
Just never plug in both a fast charger and a standard charger together!
The two charging ports can be found right side of the deck, behind a protective rubber cap:
It’s very important that the charging port remains covered at all times when not in use, to prevent any water or debris getting into the port and damaging it.
To charge your scooter, plug the wall cable into the charger box first, and then connect it to the wall outlet before plugging it into the scooter. This will prevent your scooter from sparking, and will give the power output somewhere to go.
To plug the charger into the scooter, align the plug to line up with the charging port (there is a small divot that will line up with the corresponding groove on the scooter), and then spin the adjustment ring to secure the cable.
You will notice that the light on the charger box turns green when initially plugged into the wall, and should turn to red when plugged into the scooter (if the battery is not fully charged). Once the scooter is fully charged, the light will turn green again indicating it’s fully charged and ready to use.
Next step is to check the tires for the appropriate tire pressure. They should already be filled to 50PSI, which is the recommended tire pressure, but sometimes air can leak and escape during the shipping process.
Check the tires by squeezing the sides and ensure they are firm to the touch. If you have a pressure gauge or a tire pump with a built-in pressure gauge you can use that to verify it’s at 50PSI.
Now to turn the scooter on, hold the blue ‘Power’ button on the display for 2-3 seconds until the display lights up and turns on.
You will see your speedometer, odometer, ‘Gear’ setting, and battery charge level. To change your ‘Gear’ press the ‘Mode’ button to cycle through. The gears are 1-3 and simply act as a simple speed limiter.
To see your TRIP Odometer, press the ‘Power’ button once. If you press the ‘Power’ button again, you will see your current battery voltage.
You will also see your battery voltage on the black box connected to your key ignition.
To use the Eco/Turbo and Single/Dual buttons: When the Eco/Turbo button is pushed in, this will activate Eco mode and determines your top speed. Use Turbo mode to increase your top speed, and use Eco mode to increase your range.
When the Single/Dual button is pushed in, this will activate Dual Motor and determines your acceleration rate (as well as top end speed when Turbo is activated).
**VERY IMPORTANT**: You can switch from Single to Dual Motor modes while riding, but NEVER downshift from Dual to Single Motor mode as that will create a braking force and could throw you off the scooter.
To turn the lights on your scooter on, hold the ‘Mode’ button until the scooter lights up. To turn them back off, simply hold the ‘Mode’ button again, or turn the scooter off completely with the ‘Power’ button.
You’re now ready to start riding!
Bring the scooter outside to a safe area where you have some open area to ride. Place one foot on the deck and gently pull down on the trigger throttle, accelerating slowly. Once you get going fast enough to balance you can place your other foot on the deck as well.
That’s all there is to it! You’re now on your way to enjoying the freedom of the ride, and making your commute a little more enjoyable.
HOW TO LOCK THE SCOOTER
If you have a folding lock that you can loop through the triangular spaces in the frame, you can attach it to a secured pole or bike rack, and loop it around the base of the stem. Even with a sturdy lock we recommend exercising caution and not leaving your scooter unattended for too long.
For more information and support feel free to reach out to our support team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org