How to Replace a Battery on a Vino Scooterby Thomas West
The Vino is a retro-style motor scooter manufactured by Yamaha. The Vino offers ease of operation with electric starting, an automatic transmission and a comfortable seating position. There is a large storage compartment that makes the Vino usable for shopping trips. According to Yamaha, the Vino can achieve up to 110 mpg. The Vino is almost maintenance free, but the electric starter, horn, and lighting take a toll on the battery. The battery will need periodic replacement to restore normal operations.
Park the scooter on a firm, level surface. Support the scooter on its center stand.
Remove the right and left floor board side covers by backing out two screws in each cover with a Philips screw driver in a counter-clockwise direction. Set the covers and screws aside. Lift the rubber floor mat up and set it aside.
Remove the battery cover under the floor mat by backing out the two holding screws with a Philips screw driver in a counter-clockwise direction. Set the cover and screws aside.
Remove the negative battery cable by backing out the terminal screw with a Philips screw driver in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove the positive cable in the same fashion. Push the battery cables to one side and lift the battery from the battery compartment.
Lower the new battery into the battery compartment. Attach the positive cable to the positive battery terminal and tighten with a Philips screw driver in a clockwise direction. Attach the negative cable to the negative terminal in the same fashion.
Place the battery cover back over the battery and tighten the two holding screws in a clockwise direction with a Philips screw driver. Place the floor mat back onto the floorboard over the battery cover.
Reattach the right and left floor board side covers with the original holding screws turned in with a Philips screw driver in a clockwise direction.
- To avoid damage to electrical components, always remove the negative battery cable first when removing the battery from your scooter. When installing the new battery, always attach the positive cable first, then the negative cable.
Items you will need
- Philips screw driver
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