• 3mm Allen T-Handle
  • #2 Phillips Screwdriver
  • Utility Knife


Riptide Master Tool Kits can be purchased in our Parts Store here


Place the board on a riser that hangs the wheels off the table. A small box works well.

Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to remove the 6 screws holding on the battery box. Put the 6 screws to the side.


Grab around the board while supporting the unattached battery box. Carefully flip it over. 

Flip over the battery box.

Notice that the motor wires coming out of the battery box will now be crossed.

Use the #2 Phillips Screwdriver to remove the 6 screws that hold the lid onto the battery box.


There may be a light bead of silicon holding the lid to the battery box. Gently grab the motor wires near the back of the battery box and lift up to dislodge the lid. Lift the lid off of the battery box.


Disconnect the battery from the motor controller before working on anything inside the battery box.


View the motor controller. Follow the wire from each motor. Note that the wiring you need to unplug for each motor is on the opposite side of the motor. 

Identify the 3 wires that connect each motor to the motor controller, along with the zip tie.   

Carefully use the utility knife to cut the zip tie. Do not sever the wires.



Disconnect the 3 wires. Note which colors match up. We suggest taking a picture before disconnecting.


Pull the grommet off the battery box.  

Repeat these steps for the other motor. Use the exacto knife to cut the zip tie. Make sure not to sever or puncture any of the wires.

Unplug the three motor wires.

Pull up on the rubber grommet holding the wiring harness to the box. Pull the battery box away from the motors.

The battery box is now removed from the deck.

The battery box is now removed from the deck.


Find the red charge port connector. Unplug the battery from the charge port.


Remove the rubber grommet holding the power and charge port wires to the battery box's partition wall.


Hold the power connection wire and carefully lift upwards away from the box to remove the battery.

Optional but recommended: To ensure you don't loose the part or hardware, we recommend you re-install your battery box's lid using the #2 Phillips Screwdriver and six battery box screws.

If taking the board via air travel we recommend placing the battery in your carry-on luggage, while checking the skateboard and battery box (minus battery). See our full Air Travel recommendations here.


To re-install your battery and re-connect your battery box, follow this link and scroll down to the section titled Installing the Battery Box and Battery.