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On 9/7/2021 at 8:45 PM, BIG STU said:

electric gloves that plugged into the USB port and they stayed warm

Now that is way cool!! My old fingers (and toes...) get cold and stiff really easily, as soon as there's any kind of chill on the air. Will have to look into those!!

 

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On 9/7/2021 at 8:45 PM, BIG STU said:

Ok thread revival time--- I have not used my Motocaddy much lately--- It has been too hot and humid for me--- but it is supposed to be less humid latter part of the week.

September 24th I am scheduled to play in a all Hickory event for charity at a local Par 3 course. The course is lighted and it is scheduled for night. Have already checked with the course and they said bring the Motocaddy. LOL it is going to be odd I am going to use the Motocaddy bag for the cooler to carry my stuff. It is going to look kinda broad spectrum wise. A few 90 year old clubs stuffed into a modern cart bag. The format called for them furnishing hickory clubs to play 6 holes. I talked to the event director and told him I would like to play the whole round with the Hickories. He loves it and said if I would do that then he would also. Told him I could not find any feathery or gutta balls to play but I will play balata. Looking forward to it

Also saw a post from a Motocaddy user from across the big pond. He was on Persimmon Golf Society on FB. He was talking about Motocaddy had electric gloves that plugged into the USB port and they stayed warm. i am checking into that even though I think if it is cold enough for me to use gloves my back will not hold up but I was mainly curious

Sic em partner!   

My MotoCaddy is running good and causing smiles!   It has been a hot humid summer and I have been flat footing it the entire year three times per week. If we go out of town, I will ride a cart because some of the distances between holes are ridiculously long.   I'm ready for some cool non humid air to enjoy! 

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Just updating since everyone is providing one! Been a bit busy packing for my move to Austin, TX so havent had much time to play. Packed the Motocaddy away but will definitely be walking it once I get situated in Texas and hopefully it gets cooler in the winter. I have been playing the simulator on my Garmin R10 and though the distances aren't always accurate it has been fun playing courses on the range than just bashing balls!

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On 9/7/2021 at 5:45 PM, BIG STU said:

Ok thread revival time--- I have not used my Motocaddy much lately--- It has been too hot and humid for me--- but it is supposed to be less humid latter part of the week.

September 24th I am scheduled to play in a all Hickory event for charity at a local Par 3 course. The course is lighted and it is scheduled for night. Have already checked with the course and they said bring the Motocaddy. LOL it is going to be odd I am going to use the Motocaddy bag for the cooler to carry my stuff. It is going to look kinda broad spectrum wise. A few 90 year old clubs stuffed into a modern cart bag. The format called for them furnishing hickory clubs to play 6 holes. I talked to the event director and told him I would like to play the whole round with the Hickories. He loves it and said if I would do that then he would also. Told him I could not find any feathery or gutta balls to play but I will play balata. Looking forward to it

Also saw a post from a Motocaddy user from across the big pond. He was on Persimmon Golf Society on FB. He was talking about Motocaddy had electric gloves that plugged into the USB port and they stayed warm. i am checking into that even though I think if it is cold enough for me to use gloves my back will not hold up but I was mainly curious

I believe we just got them in!!  

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Ok it has been a while but I got the Motocaddy out a few days back. Played in a Hickory Par 3 event--- I walked 9 holes and gave out-----me  not the Motocaddy. R2 D2 as I named it did fine. Have been back to using it this week on the range and actually walked 3 holes. I am up to speed 4 on it until my legs and knees give out. LOL had it loaded down with a big Lynx staff bag with 2 sets of irons several persimmon woods and 5 putters and I think 5 wedges. That was one of my moods when I wanted to hit everything. LOL had to unload the bag some to get it in and out of the car.  Made a day of it between the range and practice green. Next day I put a regular set of 12 clubs in the Jones bag and walked those 3 holes. Thursday I had what has became the gamer bag an old TM R-9 stand bag and it worked fine too did the range thing and walked 2 holes. What I may point out though I do things differently than the average guy as I have so many different bags with different stuff. I have the strap system figured out pretty well with the different bags. I have had like 10 different bags on it during my tests and have had no problems. I used the Motocaddy bag in the par 3 event and looks good it was overkill with just 5 clubs including the putter. Drew some curosity and I demonstrated to a couple of the curious how the bag locks in. But I did point out to one guy that any bag would work on it. Now it is cooling down here again and I am setting up the Motocaddy bag for fall vintage play walking on Sunday afternoons. I will start on 3 holes at first then maybe work my way up to 9 perhaps depending on weather before spring.

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Update:   Lately my M7 will abruptly stop while motoring up the fairway.  I will continue to monitor this activity. Has any of the other testers had this issue?

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30 minutes ago, ole gray said:

Update:   Lately my M7 will abruptly stop while motoring up the fairway.  I will continue to monitor this activity. Has any of the other testers had this issue?

How far out in front of you is it? It is designed to automatically stop if it gets a certain distance away from you. I have messed with mine did so the other day-- Had it out on our #1 fairway and ran it up on #5 speed and when it got to its set distance and stopped. I could walk up and hit the button and it would take off again as long as I was within distance. MIne is the RC model but I think I read somewhere that the non RC ones will maintain a steady speed for a certain time frame then shut down to keep from running away

While we are doing a report I had mine out last Wednesday for a practice session. The wind was howling as in making the ball  move on the green and making my 3 yard cut a 10 to 12 yard cut. Had my Burton Mini Staff on it because I was too lazy to put my sticks in the Motocaddy bag--- But I had no stability problems due to the wind per say. I played our #1 hole and it is wide open. I did have to bump the left side some intermittently to maintain my line kinda like a trim tab on an airplane. I never felt that it was about to turn over though. I messed around some on the green chipping and putting and watched it and it never gave me the thought it was going to turn over sitting on the slight hill by the green. I was just messing around to get out of the house some and was not practicing seriously just messing around and then got entirely into the Motocaddy wind test. No one was around and so I basically played back up #1 backwards and had to do the trim tab thing opposite way. I will also state within fairnes the Burton bag was not loaded heavy just 12 clubs 6 balls tees gloves and my rangefinder which is SOP for me. I did not have my cooler attached and certainally not my umbrella. Our local TV said the wind gusts were 30 MPH at times. I think I can safely state it is stable in the wind or at least as much wind as I plan to play in. 

 

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9 hours ago, BIG STU said:

How far out in front of you is it? It is designed to automatically stop if it gets a certain distance away from you. I have messed with mine did so the other day-- Had it out on our #1 fairway and ran it up on #5 speed and when it got to its set distance and stopped. I could walk up and hit the button and it would take off again as long as I was within distance. MIne is the RC model but I think I read somewhere that the non RC ones will maintain a steady speed for a certain time frame then shut down to keep from running away

While we are doing a report I had mine out last Wednesday for a practice session. The wind was howling as in making the ball  move on the green and making my 3 yard cut a 10 to 12 yard cut. Had my Burton Mini Staff on it because I was too lazy to put my sticks in the Motocaddy bag--- But I had no stability problems due to the wind per say. I played our #1 hole and it is wide open. I did have to bump the left side some intermittently to maintain my line kinda like a trim tab on an airplane. I never felt that it was about to turn over though. I messed around some on the green chipping and putting and watched it and it never gave me the thought it was going to turn over sitting on the slight hill by the green. I was just messing around to get out of the house some and was not practicing seriously just messing around and then got entirely into the Motocaddy wind test. No one was around and so I basically played back up #1 backwards and had to do the trim tab thing opposite way. I will also state within fairnes the Burton bag was not loaded heavy just 12 clubs 6 balls tees gloves and my rangefinder which is SOP for me. I did not have my cooler attached and certainally not my umbrella. Our local TV said the wind gusts were 30 MPH at times. I think I can safely state it is stable in the wind or at least as much wind as I plan to play in. 

 

Old Gray something else I learned today. I had the Motocaddy out on the range and had returned to the putting green and was enjoying a Iced Tea--- Looked under the battery box and noticed 2 vent type things. I assume they are to help cool the battery in hot weather--- If those get stopped up for some reason it may cause the battery to overheat and shut down. Just a troubleshooting thought. 

Disclainmer I know very well what happens when one assumes too

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On 11/9/2021 at 11:49 AM, ole gray said:

Update:   Lately my M7 will abruptly stop while motoring up the fairway.  I will continue to monitor this activity. Has any of the other testers had this issue?

Yes! Had 2 trollies now and they both did it. Still do.

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6 hours ago, TomUK said:

Yes! Had 2 trollies now and they both did it. Still do.

I was wondering if the control unit may need replacing due to a short or something?

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On 11/9/2021 at 4:39 PM, BIG STU said:

Old Gray something else I learned today. I had the Motocaddy out on the range and had returned to the putting green and was enjoying a Iced Tea--- Looked under the battery box and noticed 2 vent type things. I assume they are to help cool the battery in hot weather--- If those get stopped up for some reason it may cause the battery to overheat and shut down. Just a troubleshooting thought. 

Disclainmer I know very well what happens when one assumes too

I thought the same thing about the vents and took my M7 back to my work shop and blew it out good with my air compressor.  Still stops so I'm guessing either the battery or the remote controller is having issues?   

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On 11/12/2021 at 11:24 PM, ole gray said:

I was wondering if the control unit may need replacing due to a short or something?

I even borrowed the Motocaddy sale managers trolley for the day and managed to get that to stop too. So every trolley I’ve had does it. It’s in for repair again and they’ve replaced the receiver. Not holding out much hope to be honest. 

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On 11/9/2021 at 5:49 AM, ole gray said:

Update:   Lately my M7 will abruptly stop while motoring up the fairway.  I will continue to monitor this activity. Has any of the other testers had this issue?

Don't think the M5 units have that issue since it's meant to be operated from directly behind at all times. It does have an autostop function that will stop the motor after a certain amount of runtime (though if it encounters an obstacle such as a bunker or a pond before it hits that timer it will go right into it!). I haven't really tested this function as I only did the set distance mode for stop. 

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Weather is cooler here in Texas so will definitely get to walking my next round with the motocaddy. The battery has been sitting in the box for a few months now so we'll see how the battery charge held up. 

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19 hours ago, golfish! said:

Weather is cooler here in Texas so will definitely get to walking my next round with the motocaddy. The battery has been sitting in the box for a few months now so we'll see how the battery charge held up. 

Mine was ok yesterday It had sat maybe 3 weeks--- I did a range session with like 16 clubs in the bag too many weight wise for me to carry at this stage. 

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On 12/9/2021 at 7:12 PM, StowC said:

I purchased an M7 about a month ago and for my last two rounds it has been doing the random stop thing.  I thought it was me doing something wrong but tested it today and it’s definitely cutting out on its own.

Mine has been with the local repair agent now for over 3 months! And I’m really not convinced they are capable of fixing it.

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New M7 arrived last week. After 3 months in the repair shop, Motocaddy sent the new part 4 times and it never arrived at the repairer so they eventually sent out a replacement trolley. 3 months of trolley rentals at my course. A further £150 spent. 
 

First outing yesterday and….. it randomly stops. Only about 4-5 times during the round, instead of 18-20, but it’s 4-5 times too many. 
 

 

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Looking for this part which is used to snap in the bottom bungee cord that holds bag in place. 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, ole gray said:

Looking for this part which is used to snap in the bottom bungee cord that holds bag in place. 

 

 

 

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How pray tell me did you do that???--- I know you GA boys have a reputation of being easily capable of destroying ball bearings with a rubber hammer. Geeze Louise how did you do that????

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