BLADEZ PB-SM807 Owner`s manual

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
Models:
PB-SM804SA
PB-SM804SB
PB-SM806
PB-SM807
PB-SM808
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
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IMPORTANT
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT
READ THIS FIRST!
WARNING
This product does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Standards and is not
intended for operation on public streets, roads, or highways. Serious injury can
result from the unsafe operation of this product. Operator can minimize these
risks by using certain safety equipment such as: safety helmet, goggles, gloves,
elbow and kneepads, and appropriate footwear.
DO NOT operate this product in traffic, on wet, frozen, oily or unpaved surfaces
or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Avoid uneven surfaces, potholes,
surface cracks, and obstacles.
DO NOT use a water hose to clean this product. See Product Handbook for more
information.
This product is recommended for riders 16 YEARS OF AGE and older.
SAFETY
Persons without excellent vision, balance, coordination, reflexes, muscle
and bone strength and good decision-making capabilities should not use
this product.
Pregnant persons should not use this product.
Operator only! This product is not designed to carry passengers. Doing so
will create a hazardous situation. Never attempt to tow or pull anything with
this product.
Any individual should never operate this product until they have completely
read and understood the contents of the owner’s manual.
High speeds, jumps and trick manoeuvres are dangerous and could result in
loss of control and accidents.
Use caution when exiting driveways or from between parked cars.
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SAFETY (Cont.)
Stop at all signs, or controlled intersections.
Never ride on pedestrian sidewalks.
Being seen is very important. Brightly colored clothing and safety gear can
increase visibility.
Familiarize your self with the Power Board. Take turns slowly and provide
plenty of stopping distance. Ride very cautiously until you become familiar
with the handling of the Power Board.
Stand firm but relaxed. Keep weight between the wheels. Don’t stand too
close to the front or lean too far back. Shift your weight to the rear when
applying brakes, and lean toward the front when accelerating. Keep feet
apart for more stability.
Learn to adjust your center of gravity to maintain stability. Practice this at a
safe speed until you are comfortable with this action.
Be aware of everything around you when you ride. Hazards vary by area.
Ride in areas that you know well until you are comfortable with operation.
Consider noise while you are riding, as it may dilute your ability to hear
hazards, such as automobiles. Do not wear headphones while operating a
Power Board.
Minors without adult supervision should not use this product.
Persons unwilling or unable to take responsibility for their own actions
should not use this product.
The user of this product assumes ALL risks associated with its use. To
minimize these RISKS, the user must wear safety helmet, goggles, gloves,
elbow and knee-pads and appropriate footwear.
This product is ELECTRIC! DO NOT Ride this product in wet conditions,
puddles or rainy weather.
This product is not intended for extreme or off-road use. Do not jump or
abuse this product. Failure to follow these instructions may cause serious
injury and will void warranty coverage.
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If you have any questions, please contact Bladez customer service
(866) 325-2339 or visit us on the web at www.ebladez.com
DO NOT TAKE YOUR
BLADEZ POWER BOARD BACK
TO THE STORE!
CONTACT US FIRST
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED
ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CALL BLADEZ, TOLL FREE AT:
(866) EBLADEZ
(866) 325-2339
MONDAY thru FRIDAY, 8am to 5pm PST
or visit us on the web at:
www.ebladez.com
NETWORK OF BLADEZ AND TANAKA SERVICING
DEALERS
FOR ALL YOUR POWER BOARD NEEDS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD............................................... 6
POWER MANAGEMENT................................................................................................ 7
GETTING STARTED ...................................................................................................... 8
Before Using your Power Board
8
Charging Your Power Board
8
Charging Instructions
9
Tips For Extending Battery Life
9
Folding Handle Set-Up Instructions
10
Installing the (Optional) Seat:
10
Riding
11
FOLDING AND STORAGE........................................................................................... 11
RECOMMENDED TOOLS ............................................................................................ 11
BRAKING SYSTEM...................................................................................................... 12
Adjusting the Brakes
12
Squeaky Brakes
12
TIRES AND WHEELS................................................................................................... 12
Tire Pressure
13
ADJUSTING THE HEAD UNIT ..................................................................................... 13
CHAIN CARE................................................................................................................ 14
Lubrication
14
Chain Adjustment
14
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..................................................................................... 15
OTHER QUESTIONS.................................................................................................... 16
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD
Before operating your BLADEZ Power Board, please get acquainted with all of the features:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Accelerator Lever
Brake Lever
Folding Handle
Disc Brake
Kick Stand
Charging Plug*
24 V, 450 W Electric Motor
Mud Guard
24V, 24AH Batteries
AC Charger
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Charger Cord
Seat Clamp
Seat Pin
Allen Wrench
Seat
Seat Post
Base Post
Power Panel *
On/Off Switch *
* Location of On/Off switch and Power Panel varies by model. See Page 7 for details.
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Power Management
This product handbook covers several different models. Take the time to familiarize yourself
with the details of your model, and it will increase performance and efficiency.
Model PB-SM804S – This model does not use an on/off switch
or Power Panel. The unit has a Smart-Power feature that will shut
the unit off after approximately ten minutes of no use. The unit
will not function with the kick-stand in the down position. To
activate the unit, simply raise the kick-stand, and it’s ready for
use. The female charge plug is on the right side of the board
underneath the deck.
Model PB-SM804SA – This model has a master electrical switch
located on the frame near the kick-stand. This switch overrides
all electrical function, and must be turned to the on position for
operation. The unit will shut-off automatically after approximately
ten minutes, and the switch requires being turned off and on
again to re-set for use. Additionally, the unit will not function with
the kick-stand in the down position. The female charge plug is on
the right side of the board underneath the deck.
Model PB-SM806 – This model has a master on/off switch
located on the steering column console. This switch overrides all
electrical function, and must be turned to the on position for
operation. The unit will shut-off automatically after approximately
ten minutes, and the switch requires being turned off and on
again to re-set for use. The female charge plug is on the right
side of the board underneath the deck.
Model PB-SM807 – This model has a master on/off switch
located on the frame console near the folding handle. This switch
overrides all electrical function, and must be turned to the on
position for operation. The unit will shut-off automatically after
approximately ten minutes, and the switch requires being turned
off and on again to re-set for use. The charge plug is located on
the frame console.
Model PB-SM808 – This model has a master on/off switch
located on the frame console near the folding handle. This switch
overrides all electrical function, and must be turned to the on
position for operation. The unit will shut-off automatically after
approximately ten minutes, and the switch requires being turned
off and on again to re-set for use. The charge plug is located on
the frame console.
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GETTING STARTED
Before Using your Power Board
Your Power Board may come charged out of the box. Bladez still recommends charging
the unit for 6-8 hours prior to first use!
Charging Your Power Board
WARNING!
Prevent fire. Never modify the electrical system. Alterations could cause a fire
resulting in serious injury and could also ruin the electrical system.
Use of the wrong type of battery or charger could cause a fire or explosion
resulting in serious injury.
The batteries must be handled by adults only. The batteries are heavy and
contain sulphuric acid. Dropping the battery could result in serious injury.
The charger is not a toy. Never allow children to charge batteries. Battery
charging must be done by adults only. The electricity involved in charging the
batteries could injure a child.
Use the charger in dry locations only.
If your battery is old and will not accept a charge, do not leave it in the Power
Board. Always remove a dead battery from the unit.
Examine the charger and it connections for excessive wear or damage each
time you change the batteries. If damage or excessive wear is detected, do not
use the charger until you have replaced the worn or damaged part.
Your battery will completely re-charge in 6-8 hours. Never leave the charger
plugged in for more than 24 hours.
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Charging Instructions
1. Carefully remove the Power Board from the box.
2. Make sure the unit is turned OFF, (If equipped with
on/off switch).
3. Open the charging plug by rotating the safety cover
counter clockwise (Fig. 1).
4. Locate the AC CHARGER and plug it into wall. Insert
the charger (the end with the 3 prongs inside of it)
into the charging plug. A red light will come on the
Charger (Fig. 2). Your Power Board is now charging.
5. When the charge is complete, the light on the
Charger will turn GREEN, your Bladez Power Board
is now fully charged!
Note: If the light turns green right away, this is because the
unit was charged at the factory. Please continue charging for
6-8 hours prior to initial use.
6. Remove the charger from the charger plug and close
the safety cap.
IMPORTANT
Tips For Extending Battery Life
1. You MUST charge completely prior to initial use. Charge completely before
storage, and approximately every 30 days if not in use.
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. DO NOT allow your unit to discharge completely if possible. Recharging when
batteries are still at partial capacity helps to extend battery life.
4. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
5. Turn the unit OFF when not in use.
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Folding Handle Set-Up Instructions
To unfold the Power Board, begin by pressing down on the FOLDING HANDLE with
one hand (Fig. 3), while gently pulling up on the handlebars with the other (Fig. 4).
Fully extend the handlebars to their upright position until you feel
the mechanism lock into place (Fig. 5).
When you first take the Power Board out of the box, the BRAKE
LEVER and ACCELERATOR LEVER will be in the down
position for shipping. Using the provided Allen Wrench, loosen
the tension bolt, and adjust the levers to a comfortable position
(Fig. 6). Then tighten the bolt.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO DISCONNECT THE CABLES!
You are now ready to ride your Power Board!
Installing the (Optional) Seat:
Your Power Board may have come with an optional Seat Attachment.
Insert the Base Post firmly into the Base Bracket. Make sure the tube
guides slide into the base grooves.
Slide the Seat Pin through Base Bracket to secure the Base Post (Fig. 7).
Slide the Seat Clamp over the Base Post.
Slide the Seat Post into the Base Post and align into the position (Fig. 8).
Adjust to desired height.
Tighten and close the Seat Clamp.
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Riding
Make sure that all of the bolts and screws are tightened.
Flip the switch on the Power Panel (if equipped – see page 7 for details), into ON position. A red
light will come on indicating the unit is turned on.
NOTE: If the unit is the ON position for over 10 minutes without moving, Smart Power will shut
itself OFF. To reset, turn the unit OFF, wait a few seconds and then switch it back ON again.
Put one foot on the deck of the Power Board. While pushing off with the other foot, gently
squeeze the ACCELERATOR LEVER, on the right side of the handlebars. The Power Board will
begin to move on its own power.
Control your speed by pressing and releasing the accelerator lever. You do not need to
constantly hold down the accelerator, but can rather use small bursts of power to control speed
and maximize battery life.
To stop, release the accelerator handle and depress the BRAKE LEVER (on the left side of the
handlebars). Depressing the brake will disengage power to the motor.
When the unit feels like it is losing power, or not accelerating to full speed you are ready to
RECHARGE.
*NOTE: At this time, there is still charge in the battery but it is not advisable to fully discharge
the batteries.
FOLDING AND STORAGE
When you are done riding the Power Board you can fold it down for compact storage, carrying
and transportation. Make sure the POWER SWITCH is in the OFF position.
Always charge your Power Board fully prior to storage!
To fold down the Power Board, use one hand to push down on the FOLDING HANDLE, while
using the other to gently push down on the handlebars. BE CAREFUL NOT TO HIT YOUR
HEAD WITH THE HANDLEBAR. Push down until you feel the mechanism lock into place.
You can now carry the Power Board by the handlebar tube.
RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and maintain the Bladez Power Board you will need the following tools:
Allen Keys: 3/4/5/6mm.
Wrenches: 10/13/16 mm Open and ring
combination.
Large Adjustable Crescent Wrench
Philips Head Screwdriver
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
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BRAKING SYSTEM
The Power Board uses a front wheel disc/calliper system activated by a hand lever (on the left
side of the handlebar). The brake is activated by squeezing the BRAKE LEVER with your left
hand. The Power Board is equipped with a controller that temporarily disengages the power to
the motor when the BRAKE LEVER is depressed.
Practice braking on a smooth, dry surface to get used to the feel of the braking system. Braking
distance is affected by wet conditions and loose and uneven riding surfaces.
Adjusting the Brakes
The Brakes on the Power Board should come fully adjusted from the factory. However, it may
be necessary to adjust the brake from time to time.
To adjust the brakes:
1. Loosen the tension screw on the Brake Lever by rotating it
counter-clockwise until the wheel spins freely.
For further adjustment:
2. With one hand, depress the brake calliper using your
thumb and forefinger. (Fig. 9)
3. With the other hand, adjust the tension screw on the brake
line.
a. Turn the tension screw clockwise to loosen the
brake.
b. Turn the tension screw counter-clockwise to tighten the brake.
Squeaky Brakes
The brakes may squeak before they are broken in. This is normal and will not affect the function
or performance of the brakes. With continued use, the squeak should go away.
TIRES AND WHEELS
The Bladez Power Board uses an identical rim and tires assembly on the front and rear wheels,
which means that the tires can be rotated. The wheels are actually two wheel halves (split rim)
bolted together to make it easier to remove and replace the tire.
The rear wheel is fitted with a special spacer to accommodate the sprockets, while the front
wheel has a bracket for the disc brake.
Tire wear will differ based on rider weight, riding conditions and care.
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Tire Pressure
The tire must be inflated to a maximum of 60 P.S.I.. It is also recommended to use a tube
additive like Slime purchasable from any motorcycle shop, to avoid inconvenient punctures.
Caution: Completely deflate tire prior to disassembly of wheel as the split rim is under
considerable pressure while tire is inflated.
ADJUSTING THE HEAD UNIT
The head unit will should come adjusted from the factory. However, riding on rough terrain and
general use may cause the head unit to become loose over time. It may be necessary to adjust
the head unit from time to time.
To adjust the head unit:
1. Rotate the handle bar as far right as it will go to expose
the HEAD UNIT (Fig. 10).
2. The head unit bearings are held in place by two 40mm
nuts on the underside. These nuts are separated by a
spacer. The top nut provides the adjustment, while the
lower nut is a jamb-nut intended to hold the adjustment
nut in place.
3. Loosen the lower nut 3-4 turns.
4. Tighten the top adjuster nut to the desired amount, and
the re-tighten the lower jamb-nut.
DO NOT over tighten as it will make it difficult to steer and may damage the bearings.
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CHAIN CARE
Proper chain care will increase the life and improve performance of your Power Board. Always
keep the chain lubricated and tightened to proper tension.
Lubrication
Always keep the chains lubricated with a good chain spray or grease (not chain wax). If the
chains are allowed to run dry for a prolonged period they will fail, and the life of the chain is
severely shortened.
Chain Adjustment
The chain on the Power Board should be adjusted from time to time. The chain should be
tight enough not to skip, but have a little bit of play. If you feel your chain skipping or make a
popping noise, adjust the tension immediately.
For regular adjustments:
1. Using a 16mm wrench, loosen the axle bolts on each
side of the rear wheel (Fig. 11).
2. While the axle bolts are loose, using a 10mm wrench
loosen the tension bolts behind the rear wheel of the
Power Board and move the rear wheel backwards to
remove the slack for the chain (fig. 12).
3. Once this is achieved the wheel nuts must then be
relocked into position and wheel alignment must be
checked (while turning the wheel, visually check that
the clearance between the wheel and the frame parts
have clearance).
*Note: Chains that are run excessively dry or loose
can result in sprocket teeth being severely
damaged.
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Troubleshooting Guide
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correction common problems
with your XTR-S:
Symptoms
The charger light turns
green right away.
When charger is plugged
in, red light continually
blinks.
Batteries do not hold a
charge. Unit does not
have specified travel
range.
Potential Causes
This is indicates the
batteries are adequately
charged. Most units
come charged in the box.
Unit has gone into deep
discharge, and charger
requires time to identify
battery status.
Batteries have reached
the end of their useful
life.
Charger is
malfunctioning.
Unit moves intermittently, Batteries not fully
or very slow.
charged.
Unit will not move when
throttle lever is activated.
Solutions
No action needed.
Leave charger plugged in
and attached for 60
minutes. The charger light
should turn solid red, and
charge as normal.
Replace batteries.
Replace charger unit.
Charge batteries.
Throttle cable is loose.
Throttle cable is loose.
Tighten cable.
Tighten cable.
Batteries not fully
charged.
Charge batteries.
Batteries have reached
the end of their useful
life.
Unit stops abruptly during Circuit breaker has
use.
“tripped”.
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Replace batteries.
Allow electric motor to
cool and re-set circuit
breaker by lowering and
raising the kickstand lever,
or turning power switch on
and off, (see page 7).
OTHER QUESTIONS
Where can get replacement and aftermarket parts?
From your local Servicing Dealer of over the web at:
www.ebladez.com
For additional questions, service instruction, further information and important phone
numbers:
Go to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
Or
Contact Bladez Customer Service Department at (866) 325-2339 x 1
Thank you for purchasing a Bladez Power Board and please tell your friends about how
much fun you had on the Bladez Power Board.
www.ebladez.com
Bladez, Inc.
7 Oldfield Road
Irvine, CA 92618
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