The lock: details of operation.
This video highlights the functioning and some alignment be aware of.
Click to see the video of the Lock operation
Setting the combination is detailed in the owner manual.
Click here to see the User Manual instructions for setting the combination
Chain tension – how to adjust the setting
*** There needs to be some slack in the chain to avoid drag and undue stress on the clutch.
Slack is good when:
a) loose enough for the wheel to spin freely
b) tight enough such that when you push sideways on the chain, it doesn’t come off the gear.
If it passes those two criteria, it’s great!
Here are short videos showing how to readjust the tension.
- Model 900Ride and 900Smiles with EZ-tension arm Setting chain tension with the EZ tension arm It can be played at faster speed if you are familiar with the process.
- Model 900HT
If you don’t have a tension arm, this is the technique. It is best to order a tension arm and avoid this touchy technique. Setting chain tension without a tension arm
The tires are capable of 35 PSI, but we find the ride is smoother at 15-20 PSI.
The tubes have a standard schrader valve.
The model 900Ride (2020) has a small space for inflation, so a valve stem extender is included. Click here to see tire valve stem extender instructions
Leaking air: if the tire is slowly leaking air, it’s heavily recommended to use a tube seal like “slime”. It will be much easier and will seal future punctures as well.
If the tube will not hold air, then replace it. These hints will ease the process.
The tire on the drive side (left) will wear much faster than the right side.
Some riders will swap the tires from left to right to get the most life out of the set.
The tires are thick scooter tires and will last between 400 to 1500 miles. I wouldn’t hassle the swap until there is wear across the 1 inch of the tread or some threads begin to show.
Removing the wheel:
- Loosen the 3 screws holding the motor in place using a 4mm hex driver. Just loosen the screws and do not remove them.
- Rotate the motor clockwise to provide more chain slack.
- Remove the axle nut (11/16 socket or 17mm socket).
- Gently pull the wheel off the axle while spinning the wheel to remove the chain from the large sprocket.
- If you have the black wheels, keep track of the internal bearing, metal sleeve, and 1mm wire spacer. Click here for a PDF detailing the parts and assembly.
Removing the tire from the wheel:
- Let the air out of the tire.
- The tires are TIGHT, and it helps to press the bead into the center of the rim to get some space.
- Illustrated instructions click here
- Video instructions for installing a new tire click here
- Video instructions for inflating a tire click here
Installing the delta style hitch plate for upright or recumbent delta trikes: