Razor Go-Kart Battery Replacement Guide

All Razor go-karts are equipped with rechargeable lead-acid batteries that are located either below the steering column or in a compartment behind the seat. As batteries don’t last forever, they typically have to be replaced within about 1 – 3 years, depending on how often the Razor go-kart is used. 

Replacing the batteries can be quite a simple process when using the correct instructions. It’s also important to also ensure that the replacement battery is compatible with the respective Razor model. 

Here’s a list of the guides and replacement batteries for each Razor go-kart model

Razor ModelBattery TypeBattery RatingBattery ReferencePurchase
Ground Force Drifter (Guide)
Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 7Ah
1270Buy on Amazon
Ground Force Electric (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 7Ah
1270Buy on Amazon
Ground Force Drifter Fury (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 7Ah
1270Buy on Amazon
Crazy Cart (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 5Ah
1250Buy on Amazon
Crazy Cart DLX (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 5Ah
1250Buy on Amazon
Crazy Cart XL (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)3 x 12 V
& 12Ah
12120Buy on Amazon
Crazy Cart Shift (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 2.8Ah
1228Buy on Amazon
Dune Buggy Go-Kart (Guide)Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)2 x 12 V
& 8Ah
1280Buy on Amazon

Ensure that you check your exact model name before you select the replacement battery and start the battery replacement process. If you’re unsure, you can always refer to your owner’s manual. 

1. Razor Ground Force Drifter Battery Replacement

The Razor Ground Force Drifter is equipped with 2 x 7Ah lead-acid batteries. If you’re looking for replacements, you should take note of the battery reference number 1270. This means that the Razor Ground Force Drifter requires two 12 Volt 7 Ah batteries, so any battery with the number 1270 reference would be suitable. 


Features

  • For: Ground Force Drifter
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 7 Ah

Razor Ground Force Drifter Replacement Battery Installation

Both batteries are located behind the driver seat, at the back of the go-kart. In order to change the batteries, you’ll need to remove the battery cover. There are four screws to remove the cover and once the cover is open, you’ll need to remove the metal brace by removing two hex bolts that are firmly holding the batteries in place.

Disconnect both of the batteries, and install your replacement batteries into the designated area. Once you’re done, reconnect the batteries and put the cover back in place. Don’t forget to tighten the screws properly.

2. Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart Battery Replacement

The Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart runs on 1270 batteries, similar to the other Ground Force variants. This means that you’ll need to replace two of these batteries that are each 12 volt and have a current of at least 7 Ah.


Features

  • For: Ground Force Electric
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 7 Ah

Razor Ground Force Electric Replacement Battery Installation

The batteries for the Razor Ground Force Electric are located behind the seat. You’ll need to unscrew the battery cover and remove the metal brace (hex bolts) that is holding the two batteries in place.

Then, disconnect the wiring and reconnect the replacement batteries. Once you’ve done that you can reinstall the metal brace and place the battery cover back onto your Ground Force Electric kart.

3. Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Battery Replacement

Similar to the other Razor Ground Force go-karts the Fury Drifter operates on two 12 volt batteries that each have a current of 7 Ah. Therefore, the replacement batteries should have the same voltage and at least the same current rating (1270).


Features

  • For: Ground Force Fury
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 7 Ah

Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Replacement Battery Installation

To replace the batteries of your Razor Ground Force Drifter, you’ll need to remove the battery cover that is located behind the driver seat. Simply remove four screws to remove the cover and use a hex key to remove the metal battery brace.

Install the replacement batteries and make sure to remove and install the connectors. Then, reassemble the metal brace and the battery case back onto your razor go-kart and it’s ready to go.

4. Razor Crazy Cart Battery Replacement

The Crazy Cart is equipped with two sealed acid-led (SLA) batteries. Each battery is rated for 12 volts and 5 Ah. The replacement batteries would therefore need to be at least 1250 batteries.


Features

  • For: Crazy Cart
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 5 Ah

Razor Crazy Cart Replacement Battery Installation

To replace the batteries on your Razor Crazy Cart, you’ll need to remove the side panels of the steering column. Both left and right panels are held in place by 7 Phillips screws. The battery is held in place by a metal brace and you’ll need to remove the two hex bolts.

Then, disconnect the batteries and slide them out. Install the replacement batteries and ensure that you also reinstall the metal brace and both of the side panels.

5. Razor Crazy Cart DLX Battery Replacement

The Crazy Cart DLX uses the same batteries as the Razor Crazy Cart. This means that you’ll need to replace the two lead acid batteries that are rated 12 volts and 5 Ah (1250 batteries). 


Features

  • For: Crazy Cart DLX
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 5 Ah

Razor Crazy Cart DLX Replacement Battery Installation 

Similar to the regular Crazy Kart, the batteries on the DLX are located under the steering column. Simply remove the 7 screws that hold both side panels in place to reveal the battery. Then, remove the battery brace, disconnect the batteries and slide them out. 

Use your 1250 replacement batteries and reconnect the wiring. Lastly, put the metal brace back on, as well as both of the side panels.

6. Razor Crazy Cart XL Battery Replacement

The Razor Crazy Cart XL uses different batteries from the standard Crazy Cart and the DLX version. This Razor go-kart is powered by three 12 volt 12 Ah batteries that are located underneath the steering wheel. These batteries are also known as 12120 series.


Features

  • For: Crazy Cart XL
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 12 Ah

Razor Crazy Cart XL Replacement Battery Installation

To replace the batteries of your Crazy Cart XL, remove both side panels that are held together by screws. Then, remove the metal brace mounting that is holding the batteries onto the frame and disconnect the wiring.

Replace your batteries and reconnect the metal brace with the hex bolts. Ensure to also reattach the side panels by screwing them back in place.

7. Razor Crazy Cart Shift Battery Replacement

The Crazy Cart Shift batteries should be replaced with 1228 batteries, meaning that they are rated 12 volts and have a current of 2.8 Ah each. The batteries are located beneath the steering column. 


Features

  • For: Crazy Cart Shift
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 2.8 Ah

Razor Crazy Cart Shift Replacement Battery Installation 

Firstly, remove the back or blue side panels from the steering column and ensure that you have a Phillips screwdriver for this. Then remove the metal brace (hex bolts) that holds the battery in place. 

You can now remove the battery pack and replace it with the new 12 volt 2.8 Ah replacement batteries, before you reinstall the wiring, metal brace and side panels.

8. Razor Dune Buggy Go-Kart Battery Replacement

The Razor Dune Buggy Go-Kart is powered by two sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries that are located at the back of the driver’s seat. Each battery is rated 12 volts and 8Ah (1280 series). 


Features

  • For: Dune Buggy Go-Kart
  • Voltage: 12 V
  • Current: 8 Ah

Razor Dune Buggy Go-Kart Replacement Battery Installation 

In order to remove the battery cover at the back of the seat, you’ll need to remove two 4mm hex bolts on the side and one Phillips screw in the middle section. The battery bracket is held in place by two hex bolts that also need to be removed, followed by the wiring. 

Then use your replacement batteries and install them onto the frame, followed by reinstalling the battery bracket. Lastly, place the battery cover back on.

Razor Battery Replacement FAQ

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions when it comes to replacing your Razor go-kart batteries.

Do the replacement batteries need to be exactly the same? 

You should ensure that the voltage always stays the same. A voltage that is too high or too low may damage the motor on your Razor go-kart in the long term. All of the batteries are rated at 12 volts.

However, you may replace them with a higher ampere hour. This will extend the charge of the battery, enabling you to operate the Razor kart for longer periods of time before having to recharge the batteries. Also keep in mind the dimensions of the batteries.

How to replace the batteries on a Razor go-kart?

There is a replacement battery guide for each Razor model above. You may follow the respective guides or look into the official owner’s manual. Remember to have a Phillips screwdriver and a hex key to remove the battery cover and bracket.

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