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SegSaddle Manual version 0.10 - Nov. 12, 2009 USA Version For the most current version please check our website. segsaddle.com

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Copyright Š 2009 by SegSaddle, LLC San Antonio, Texas 01July09 www.segsaddle.com


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Introduction SegSaddle Design - Key Benefits for the Rider The SegSaddle - Key Elements SegSaddle Details Installation

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Riding with a SegSaddle Mounting What’s Different Riding a SegSaddle Dismounting

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SegSaddle Shock Absorber Curb Drop Suggestions

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Limited Warranty

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Registration

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Segway® Limited Warranty The Segway 1 Limited Warranty does not cover damages to a Segway resulting from alterations or modifications to the vehicle, including but not limited to the installation of the SegSaddle.

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Rider Adjustments Seat Height Adjustment Seat Slide Adjustment Shock Absorber Replacement

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Warnings and Disclaimers Risk of Death or Injury Not Approved as a Medical Device Limitations on who can ride the SegSaddle

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Table of Contents

Segway® is a registered trademark of Segway, Inc. SegSaddle, LLC is not affiliated with Segway, Inc. SegSaddle products have not been reviewed or endorsed by Segway, Inc. 1

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Warnings and Disclaimers

•The SegSaddle does not diminish your risk of injury. It may increase your risk of injury because you may become entangled with the SegSaddle while trying to mount or dismount the Segway. •To reduce the risk of injury, read this manual and the Segway PT manual to learn safe mount, dismount and riding procedures. •Follow all safety guidelines for riding the Segway.

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•When a Segway fails, it falls over. The SegSaddle does not prevent this.

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•Riding the Segway® risks death or serious injury from falls, loss of traction, loss of balance, collisions and other accidents.

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Risk of Death or Injury

•Always wear a helmet when riding your Segway, with or without the SegSaddle attached.

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•Always be aware of your surroundings and of any obstacles in your path.

•You must be able to get on and off the SegSaddle equipped Segway. •You must have a strategy to deal with a safety shutdown. A safety shutdown gives you 10 seconds to get off the Segway before it falls over.

•You must be able to stay in the “saddle”. You need the core strength to hold your position on the SegSaddle. If you slip off the Seat, you will fall.

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•To control the Segway you must be able to move your center of gravity by leaning forward and back. A rapid stop can require leaning backward aggressively. If you can’t control yourself while leaning forward and back, you will not be able to control the Segway.

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•You must be able to control the LeanSteer Frame (handlebar) and shift it from side to side to control the steering or turning of the Segway.

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Limitations on who can ride the SegSaddle

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Neither the Segway nor the SegSaddle is approved for use as a medical device by any United States regulatory agency.

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Not Approved as a Medical Device

•If you can’t survive a fall, you have no business getting on a Segway. There are too many ways to fall on a Segway. (We’ve found a few, curbs, walls, mud...)

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Introduction Thank you for purchasing a SegSaddle! Your new SegSaddle is a versatile seating solution for users of the 2nd generation Segway® i2 and x2. the Segway is designed for a standing rider, yet as more people use a Segway Personal Transporter at work for long periods or for long rides, some experienced riders have realized that they want to have the option to sit down as they ride. The SegSaddle was designed with respect for the genius of the Segway. We wanted a seating system that would complement the Segway, and reflect the quality of the Segway’s design and construction. The SegSaddle does not modify any function or structure of the Segway, yet it enables a rider to maintain complete control, whether standing or seated. You can enjoy the Segway's unique means of transport along with the comfort and ease of riding a SegSaddle. Welcome!

SegSaddle Design - Key Benefits for the Rider The illustration on the opposite page shows the SegSaddle from the side. The Saddle Seat is designed to maximize comfort in a minimal profile. The details are hard to see, but are easy to appreciate once you start riding. 1. The center line location and slim profile of the SegSaddle allows the rider to sit or stand, and to change positions while moving. 2. The Saddle Seat slides 4 inches (10 cm) on an extruded aluminum rail, to allow the rider to trim their center of gravity while seated. 3. Seat Slide Stop Set Screws adjust with 4 mm Allen wrench, included, to limit the range of Seat travel. 4. The height of the Saddle Seat is adjustable over a six inch (15 cm) range from 20.5 to 26.5 inches (52 - 67 cm) from the top of the trimmed mats. 5. The Saddle Seat is padded on the side, to allow a comfortable fit between the knees of the rider. 6. The Saddle Seat is designed to maximize comfort in a minimal profile. 7. A Shock Absorber in the Seat Post cushions riders riding off a street curb. There are 4 standard Spring Sets that provide coverage for riders between 100 and 250 pounds (45 to 115 kg). Custom Spring Sets are available for riders between 85 and 250 pounds (35 to 115 kg). 8. The SegSaddle loads the Segway’s Rider Detection Sensors when the Seat is loaded and ensures that the Rider Detection Sensors do not remain activated after the rider dismounts. 9. A Segway/SegSaddle tie down and lifting point is built in. version 0.10 - Nov 12, 2009

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The SegSaddle - Key Elements Saddle Seat

Seat Rail 4 inches (10 cm) Travel

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Adjustable Height Seat 9 Positions between 20.5 to 26.5 inches (52 - 67 cm)

Lift Point & Tie Down

Accessory Mounting Points

Segway Mounting Point

Actuator Plate Return Spring

Rider Detect Sensor Actuator Plate

Segway Mounting Point

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Accessory Mounting Points

Internal Shock Absorber Customizable for 85 to 250 lb (40 to 115 kg) Rider

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Seat Post Latch Paddle

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20.5 to 26.5 inches (52 to 67 cm)

Seat Slide Stop Set Screw

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Seat Slide Stop Set Screw

•Red arrows point to Rider Adjustable items. •Structure is welded laser cut steel and extruded aluminum. •Installation can be completed by your dealer in under 15 minutes. •The Saddle Seat is contoured dual hardness closed cell foam. •Saddle Seat height is adjusted by pulling up on the Seat. •The Seat Post Latch Paddle is used to lower or remove the seat post. version 0.10 - Nov 12, 2009

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SegSaddle Details


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Instructions are updated as we get feed back from dealers. The most up to date Instructions are available under the “Manuals” tab at segsaddle.com.

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Step 1: •Power down the Segway •Remove Lean Steer Frame

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•Remove Segway mats

CAUTION - Can Damage Segway

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Step 2: •Remove the 4 Torx 25 bolts that are closest to the console. Two in front and two in the rear. A Torx 25 wrench is packed with the unit.

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•Take care to NOT strip the Torx head. •These bolts can arrive “over torqued” from the Factory. Apply careful, MANUAL, pressure until the bolts are released - then remove them.

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CAUTION - Can Damage Segway Step 3: •Starting at the front end of the Segway, carefully slide the SegSaddle Frame over the console. •Take care to NOT snag the rubber Rider Detect Sensor Switches with the Actuator Plate. You Don’t want to Tear the Rubber!

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•Starting at the front, because the short arms are hard to adjust, install the two black 18mm bolts, that came with SegSaddle, through the Frame into the Segway Base using the 4 mm Allen wrench packed with the SegSaddle •Place the remaining two bolts at the back.

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Step 4:

•We apply Vibra-tite to the Installation bolts.

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•Do not over torque the bolts.

•Serious Safety Issue: Incorrect trimming of the mats can prevent the Segway from functioning properly. • Don’t try to trim your own mats.

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•Comfort Mats may be special ordered. You can also return your comfort mats to SegSaddle for trimming to fit.

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•Install the Trimmed Segway Mats that came with the SegSaddle.

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Test the Unit •Power up the Segway and Press the Seat down. Do the Actuator Plates activate the Rider Detect Sensors? If they do not, call us immediately. •Make sure the Seat slides freely and that the Seat Post goes up smoothly, and goes down when the Latch Paddle is pulled, and the Seat pushed.

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•Install Supplied Warning Label on the Lean Steer Frame. This is required because the SegSaddle covers the factory installed warning label on the Segway console.

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•Reinstall the Lean Steer Frame.

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•Slide the Seat Post into the SegSaddle Frame. Pull the Seat Post Latch Paddle to lower the Seat.

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You MUST be familiar with the operation of your Segway PT, and have read the manual and viewed the Segway Safety video that comes with your Segway - BEFORE riding with a SegSaddle.

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Follow all Segway Inc. safety guidelines when riding a Segway PT. Wear a helmet. For your first ride with the SegSaddle, start on a flat surface with good traction, and ensure that there are no obstacles overhead or near the wheels.

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Riding with a SegSaddle

Mounting

Step 1: With the Segway turned on press the Seat down to activate Segway balancing mode.

Step 2: Move the Seat Post to its lowest position and push the Saddle Seat forward.

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Video Instructions at segsaddle.com

Step 3: Mount the Segway as you would normally, taking care to avoid getting caught on the Saddle Seat. You may hold the front of the Saddle Seat when mounting to help yourself up.

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Step 4: Adjust the Seat height by pulling up on the Seat. (A latch pin ratchets in holes every 3/4 in.)

Step 6: Lean forward to Accelerate. Lean back to slow down. • Because you are lower down when seated, you have to lean more than you do while standing.

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• Turning is accomplished with the LeanSteer handle as usual.

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• Reposition yourself as needed for comfort.

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• You will probably be a little too far back. Wiggle forward until your “sit bones” are cupped by the Saddle Seat. That’s the best position for long term comfort.

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Step 5: Slide the Saddle Seat all the way forward with your legs. Feeling the Seat with your legs, sit down carefully.

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•To lower the Seat, pull the Latch Paddle out, and press the Seat down. You will probably have to dismount to do this.

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•Bring the Seat up between your knees.

•The sliding seat will allow you to stop quickly by sliding your weight back. If you don’t slide forward after sliding back, you will move backwards! •When you are seated you have to lean more than you do while standing to have the same effect. This is because of the lower center of gravity. You can shift your weight forward by moving your feet to the front edge of the Segway. This will help in hill climbing. Don’t Dangle Your Feet!

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•Crossing a hill is awkward on the SegSaddle. While you lean uphill, the Seat Post is leaning downhill. Practice on a gentle slope first to get the feel of this. Try to go straight up or down a slope, rather than across it.

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What’s Different Riding a SegSaddle


Dismounting

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Video Instructions at segsaddle.com

Step 1: When you are ready to dismount: •Come to a stop •Stand.

Step 2: Slide the Saddle Seat all the way forward. This is to ensure that your legs don’t get “hung up” on the Seat when you dismount.

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•Center your feet on the Segway mats

Step 3: Holding the Saddle Seat to keep it from sliding back, swing your first leg over the Seat and to the ground. • Still holding the Seat, bring your other leg to the ground.

You need to find what works for you. Practice mounting and dismounting with a trusted friend. Figure out your strategy in the face of an emergency shut down - a Segway component failure - that gives you 10 seconds to dismount before the machine shuts down, and falls over. Practice! version 0.10 - Nov 12, 2009

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Rider Adjustments Seat Height Adjustment

A Safety Stop prevents you from accidentally pulling the Seat Out of the Seat Post.

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To move the Seat Down Pull on the Latch Paddle, and press down on the Seat.

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To move the Seat Up, all you have to do is pull up on the front of the seat. It will “ratchet” from 20.5 to 26.5 inches in .75 inch steps.

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To Remove the Seat from the SegSaddle Frame, Pull on the Latch Paddle while pulling up on the Seat until it comes clear.

The amount of forward and back movement in the Seat is limited by the length of the Seat Rail, and the position of the Seat Slide Stop Set Screws. There are three total. One at the front of the Rail, and two on each side at the back of the Rail. (We don’t want the Seat sliding off the back of the Rail!)

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You probably don’t need to adjust this, however, if you want to reduce the amount of backward travel you can move one of the Set Screws forward as shown in the photos. Make sure to tighten the Set Screw - to prevent unintended movement.

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Seat Slide Adjustment

Spring ID

Weight Range lbs

Weight Range kg

S - Red Spring

100 -129

45 - 59

M - Yellow Spring

130 -169

60 - 74

L - Green Spring

170 - 219

75 - 99

XL - Blue Spring

220 - 250

100 - 115

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The Shock Absorber Spring Set is easily replaced. Four standard Springs provide a comfortable ride for riders between 100 and 250 lbs (45-115 kg).

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Shock Absorber Replacement


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Additional spring sets may be bought from SegSaddle LLC for riders ranging from 85 to 250 pounds. (40 to 115 kg) The design specification is to stop the rider from bottoming out in 1.0 inches of travel when carefully rolling off an 6 inch curb.

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The Shock Absorber Spring Set has a two spring shock absorber installed inside the Seat Post Receiver Tube. A gas spring is combined with a mechanical compression spring. The springs can be ordered custom tuned for the weight of the primary rider.

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SegSaddle Shock Absorber

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Approach curbs “Head On”. You want both wheels to be going over the edge at the same time to prevent tipping over. Roll over the edge slowly, under control. This will allow the Segway to “ride” down the curb about 1.3 inches before you drop the rest of the way.

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Curb Drop Suggestions

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Rider Vertical Velocity After Curb Drop

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The chart below shows the results of an optimized spring pack for a 150 lb. rider - compliant on a bumpy sidewalk, but a solid stop off a curb.

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Practice this on low curbs BEFORE you try a full 6 inch height curb.

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0.00 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.60 0.70 0.80 0.90 1.00 1.10

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Limited Warranty Who is Covered? This warranty covers the purchaser of this SegSaddle and anyone else who owns it during the warranty period. How Long Does the Coverage Last? This warranty remains in force for one year from the date the dealer installs the SegSaddle on your Segway, or delivers the SegSaddle to you. What Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers all functional mechanical parts of the SegSaddle. What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on the Saddle Seat cover. It also does not cover damage to the cosmetic surfaces of the SegSaddle, except as a result of a manufacturing defect. What Will We Do to Correct Problems? If you have any mechanical problems with your SegSaddle, please let us know by email or phone and we will work with you and your dealer to resolve the problem. We may ask you to return the SegSaddle to us for repair. You are responsible for the proper packaging and shipping of the SegSaddle to us. We will repair the SegSaddle to the best of our ability, and return the SegSaddle to you at our expense. After the Warranty expires we will repair the SegSaddle to the best of our ability, and return the SegSaddle to you at your expense.

Registration To register your SegSaddle please visit our website www.segsaddle.com or call us at (210) 787-8914. Thank you.

SegSaddle LLC 700 Alta Ave. San Antonio, TX 78209 USA (210) 787-8914 register@segsaddle.com

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