Since the introduction of the first electric motorcycle to the U.S. in the early 1900s, electric dirt bikes and electric scooters have enjoyed extreme popularity. Built for speed and agility, they are typically made from durable aluminum alloys that make them fast and light and use only two or four stroke engine of up to 500cc. Razor scooter and Razor dirt bikes are some of the most popular on the market. Here, we’ll look at a few tips for maintaining Razor scooters and Razor electric dirt bikes, helping them to last a little longer.
Before Using a Razor Scooter or Dirt Bike…
- Make sure the tires are properly inflated. Smaller tires tend to lose air pressure quickly and must be filled often. They can typically accept pressures of up to 85 psi which will allow the tire to contact the surface properly and keep the tube from rotating inside the tire. Failure to fill the tires will result in necessary replacement of the inner tube.
- Charge the battery. Always allow the battery to cool for an hour or more before charging it as heat can be damaging to batteries.
- Watch the tension on your drive belt or chain. Loose drive belts will allow the teeth to slip and wear. Generally, look for a 1/2 to 1/4 inch gap when pressing against the middle of the span.
- When changing a belt, make sure it’s centered and not riding against the side of the belt hubs on the motor or rear tire. If it isn’t properly centered, it might tear from trying to jump up on the edge of the hub.
- Lightly oil throttle and brake linkages to prevent binding.
- Check nuts and bolts to make sure they’re tight and won’t come loose.
- Wipe down chrome to prevent rust.
- Don’t ride through water or mud to avoid failure of electrical components.
Troubleshooting Your Razor Scooter
If you have no power or your scooter won’t charge, the first thing to check for is a loose or broken connection. Take the top or deck off to see if the wiring displays signs of loose or broken connections. If that doesn’t seem to be the issue, check to see if the controller box has failed. Other possibilities are that the battery is completely ope, the brake lever or throttle is bad, or the on/off switch is defective.
If your battery isn’t lasting as long as it should, you probably need to replace your battery. Take it to a shop that can test the battery before determining if you need a new one.
Ensuring that your Razor scooter is in top shape before you ride is essential to your safety and the longevity of your scooter. Use these tips to make sure you and your scooter are in it for the long haul. Learn more: www.razorama.com
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I was thinking of getting one for my son this Christmas. Thanks for the tips!