AVANTIS 49cc Operator`s manual

Owner’s/Operator’s Manual
Gasoline Scooter
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Table of Contents
Topic
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Safety Guidelines - Definitions
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General Precautions
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Additional Warnings
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Pre-Ride Checklist
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Operation
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Maintenance
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Troubleshooting (gas scooter)
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Parts
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Specifications
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Troubleshooting (electric scooter)
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Limited Warranty
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WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN
THIS MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL
INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND/ OR VOIDING OF YOUR
WARRANTY.
WARNING! IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND OBEY ALL
APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS AT ALL TIMES
WHILE OPERATING THIS VEHICLE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
TRAFFIC SAFETY, VEHICLE REGISTRATION, EMISSIONS, AND NOISE.
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Safety Guidelines - Definitions
This manual contains important information that you need to know and
understand in order to protect YOUR SAFETY and to PREVENT
EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. The following symbols help you recognize this
information. Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections.
WARNING! WARNINGS INDICATE A CERTAINTY OR STRONG
POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH IF INSTRUCTIONS
ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
CAUTION: CAUTIONS INDICATE A POSSIBILITY OF
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE IF INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT
FOLLOWED.
Note: Notes give helpful information.
WARNING! IMPROPER OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE OF THIS
VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND PROPERTY
DAMAGE. READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS EQUIPMENT. ALWAYS OBEY ALL
APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS WHEN OPERATING
THIS VEHICLE.
Save These Important Safety
Instructions!
Read and understand all of these safety instructions. Be
sure to retain them for future use.
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General Precautions
WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN
RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
CAUTION: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CAN ALSO RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE AND/OR
OTHER PROPERTY.
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Read and follow all instructions in this Owner's/Operator's manual,
any accompanying supplements, and the Engine Owner's Manual
before attempting to operate this vehicle. Do not discard this
Owner’s Manual, safety video, or any other material or documentation
included with this vehicle.
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Make sure to view the enclosed safety video.
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Exhaust fumes are toxic. California Proposition 65 warning: Gasoline
engine exhaust from this vehicle contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
The engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is a tasteless,
odorless, poisonous gas. Never operate this vehicle indoors or in an
enclosed area without adequate ventilation.
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This vehicle may have been supplied to you completely
assembled. To prevent possible injury or death, read and follow the
assembly instructions to make sure the vehicle was assembled properly.
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Always perform the daily pre-ride inspection specified in this
manual before operating this vehicle.
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Modifying the vehicle and/or removing original equipment and/or
safety decals could make this vehicle unsafe for operation.
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Replace any safety decals that become unreadable or detached
from the vehicle. Decals provide critical warnings about potential
hazards or safety requirements.
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Never use this vehicle for stunt riding, spinouts, donuts, racing, or
any form of competition.
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Additional Warnings
Protective Clothing/Equipment
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Most accident fatalities are due to preventable head injuries.
Always wear a properly fitting motorcycle type helmet approved by
agencies such as the Department of Transportation (DOT), Safety
Helmet Council of America (SHCA), or Snell Memorial Foundation
(SNELL).
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Always wear face shields or goggles, boots, gloves and other
appropriate protective clothing.
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Long hair, loose clothes, or jewelry can get caught in moving parts
below and behind the seat or your surrounding environment.
Remove or tie back anything loose that can reach below and behind the
seat before riding.
Moving Parts
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Never place hands, feet, any body parts or clothing near the
engine, wheels, chain, and other rotating parts of the vehicle while
riding or running the engine.
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Use extreme caution when performing required maintenance while
the engine is running.
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Keep guards and pads in place at all times. Prevent accidental
contact by any person whenever the vehicle is running.
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The guards over the brake, clutch, torque converter, axle, and drive
sprockets also help prevent mud and debris from contacting those
components.
Traffic Safety
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ALWAYS FOLLOW THE ENTIRE PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST PRIOR TO
STARTING OR RIDING THE SCOOTER.
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Your safety while riding this vehicle depends entirely on your
ability to exercise proper judgment. You must be of sufficient age,
understanding, mental capacity, and physical capability to safely operate
this vehicle.
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Always obtain mature, supervised instruction and sufficient
practice in an uncongested area before operating this vehicle on
any public thoroughfare.
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Additional Warnings (cont’d)
Traffic Safety (cont’d)
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Never use this vehicle to transport a passenger, materials or
equipment, or animals.
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Excessive vehicle speed is a leading cause of accidents, which can
cause death or serious harm to you, other people, and/or property.
Always obey all applicable traffic safety laws while operating this
vehicle, being sure to account for current weather and traffic conditions
and slow down if necessary. Drive to arrive!
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Use extreme caution when riding on wet, slippery, rough, or sloped
terrain. There is an increased risk of loss of control, which can result in
injury, death, and/or property damage.
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Always slow down when turning. High-speed turning can cause loss
of control and/or possible death, injury, and/or property damage. Turning
on a slope increases the risk of rollover. Practice turning in a safe area
away from traffic until you are confident in your ability to control the
vehicle at all times.
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Operating this vehicle at an unsafe speed, especially while turning,
can cause death, injury, and/or property damage.
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Never use this vehicle to perform any type of racing, stunt riding,
jumps, spin-outs, donuts, or other maneuvers. You could kill or injure
yourself or others and/or cause property damage.
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Never operate vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs
or medication of any kind. Such operation is dangerous to yourself
and/or others and may be illegal in your area.
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Check tire pressure before operating the vehicle using a properly
calibrated tire air pressure gauge.
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Stop the vehicle and shut off the engine immediately if the vehicle
makes unusual noises or vibrations. Check the vehicle for damage.
Excessive noise or vibration is a sign of loose or worn parts.
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Do not use this vehicle on rental tracks of any kind.
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Additional Warnings (cont’d)
Engine/Motor Safety
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Keep the engine/motor free of dirt and debris, especially in the
throttle linkage area.
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Never start the engine/motor without checking to see that the
throttle control is in the idle position and that the parking brake is
set.
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Never start the engine/motor unless you are properly seated with
your hands firmly on the controls.
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Never tamper with, alter, or change the vehicle's engine/motor
settings. The engine/motor governor is factory set and protects the
engine/motor from damage. Excessive engine/motor speed is
potentially dangerous to the operator, bystanders, and the engine/motor
itself.
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All guards must be in place prior to starting the engine.
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Operating the vehicle in conditions where water, mud, snow, dirt,
sand or other debris can get into the throttle cable conduit and/or
the throttle mechanism can cause the cable or throttle mechanism
to bind, which may lead to throttle sticking, loss of control, and
possible death, injury, and/or property damage.
Fasteners
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Make sure that all screws, nuts, and bolts are properly tightened. Never
over-tighten hardware that is designed to move, such as front wheels,
spindles, A-arm pivots, etc. Restricting moving parts can cause a loss of
control and possible injury or death.
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Always replace torque-type locknuts with new locknuts of the same type
after removing the old locknuts.
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Additional Warnings (cont’d)
Fueling
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Check the fuel supply before each use. Never fill the fuel tank while the
engine is running or hot. Always allow at least 1" of expansion space at
the top of the fuel tank. There should not be any fuel in the filler neck.
Replace the fuel cap tightly after refueling to prevent a fuel spillage, fire,
or explosion hazard.
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Always use an original gas cap or approved OEM replacement. Never
fill fuel tank while the vehicle is inside a building. Gasoline vapors can
cause injury or death and can pose a fire or explosion risk.
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Move the vehicle at least 10 feet before starting the engine.
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Use extreme caution when starting the engine. Hot engine, muffler, or
drive components can cause serious burns on contact.
Maintenance
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Do not modify the vehicle from the manufacturer's original design
and configuration.
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Never wash or operate the vehicle in freezing temperatures. Water
can freeze in the throttle cable conduit and/or on the throttle mechanism,
possibly resulting in throttle sticking, which can cause the engine to
continue to run and result in loss of control.
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Assembly, maintenance, and/or repair of this vehicle should only
be performed by designated dealers or authorized small-engine
repair centers for engine repairs to ensure quality work and safe
vehicle conditions.
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Always disconnect the spark plug wire (gasoline vehicles) or shut
off the batteries (electric vehicles) before commencing any work in
the engine vicinity or where there is a possibility that the vehicle
could move unexpectedly. Keep the spark plug cable away from the
spark plug to avoid accidental starting.
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Avoid contacting the muffler, cylinder head, or any potentially hot
area on or around the engine when working on, around, or
restarting the engine.
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Additional Warnings (cont’d)
Maintenance (cont’d)
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Store this vehicle in a place where gasoline fumes cannot reach an
open flame, spark, or other source of ignition. Drain the fuel tank in a
cool well-ventilated area prior to any long-term storage. Never store this
vehicle in close proximity to appliances such as hot water heaters or
furnaces.
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If your scooter is equipped with an electric motor, be sure to shut
off the battery prior to performing any maintenance to avoid the
risk of electric shock.
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Engines, exhausts, and other components can become extremely
hot during operation. Use caution when near hot components.
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Never adjust, repair, or clean the vehicle while it is in motion.
NHTSA Safety Notice
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should immediately notify the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Geely USA. If NHTSA
receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation. If it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual
problems between you, your dealer or Geely USA.
You may also call the Auto Safety Hotline. The Hotline can also provide
other motor vehicle safety information.
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Pre-Ride Checklist
WARNING! ALWAYS PERFORM THE ENTIRE PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST
BEFORE USING THE VBEHICLE AS THIS CAN HELP YOU SPOT
PROBLEMS THAT COULD INTERFERE WITH SAFE VEHICLE
OPERATION. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS ENTIRE CHECKLIST BEFORE
EVERY RIDE CAN CAUSE DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, AND/OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE TO YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS.
FRONTBRAKELEVER
HEADLIGHT
REARBRAKELEVER
FUEL
REARLIGHTS
STORAGE
COMPARTMENT
SEATLOCK
HELMET
HOOK
TURN
SIGNAL
BRAKE
LIGHT
MUFFLER
BATTERY
AIRFILTER
CENTERSTAND
KICKSTARTER
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Pre-Ride Checklist (cont’d)
Before Starting the Engine/Motor
1 Engine oil level
a Check for leaks.
b Tighten filler cap securely.
c Add oil if required.
2 Fuel level
a Add fuel as necessary.
b Do not overfill (no fuel in the filler neck).
c Do not mix oil with gas.
d Replace cap tightly.
e Do not refuel a hot engine. Allow engine to cool before adding fuel.
3 Warning decals
a Make sure all warning decals are legible and securely attached.
b Replace as necessary.
4 Tires
a Ensure that both tires have at least 1/8” inch tread depth at center.
b Both tires must be inflated to the pressure indicated on the tire
sidewalls.
c Replace the tires if tread height is less than 1/8" at the center of tires.
5 Drive Chain
a Check condition and tension.
b Lubricate and adjust tension as necessary.
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Pre-Ride Checklist (cont’d)
Before Starting the Engine/Motor (cont’d)
6 Throttle
a Check for smooth operation. Make sure throttle "snaps" back to idle.
b Check for frayed cable or damaged cable housing. Replace
damaged cable.
c Check for mud, debris and ice in the throttle cable/mechanism. Clean
out any contamination.
7 Fasteners
a Check that all axle nuts and lug nuts are secure.
b Check for missing fasteners. Replace as necessary.
c Check that all other fasteners are secure. Tighten as necessary.
8 Steering
a Make sure steering turns freely.
b Check for proper "toe-in" of wheels
c Lubricate/adjust as necessary. See the Maintenance section.
9 Frame/chassis
Check for bent/damaged frame/chassis components. Replace as
necessary.
10 Battery (if equipped)
Check that clamp bar and connections are tight and corrosion-free. Clean/
tighten as necessary.
11 Lights (if equipped)
Check for proper operation. Replace bulbs as necessary.
12 Torque converter
Check that belt is loose and moves freely on the drive pulleys.
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Pre-Ride Checklist (cont’d)
Before Starting the Engine/Motor (cont’d)
13 Guards
a Check all guards converting all rotating parts, including the clutch.
b Tighten loose guards. Replace worn or damaged guards as
necessary.
After Starting the Engine/Motor
1 Stop switch
Perform stop switch test. Repair/replace as necessary.
2 Throttle
Check idle speed. Adjust as necessary.
3 Brakes
Perform brake test. Adjust as necessary.
After Completing the Inspection
Correct any discrepancies according to this Operator's Manual before
riding. If you cannot correct the problem, contact an authorized dealer for
assistance or call (626) 336-1128 for Customer Service.
WARNING! NEVER OPERATE THE VEHICLE WITH ANY KNOWN
DISCREPANCIES. WORN/DAMAGED/MISSING COMPONENTS COULD
LEAD TO DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE TO
YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS.
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Operation
Starting the Engine (Gas)
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WARNING! ALWAYS RETRACT THE SIDE STAND PRIOR TO STARTING
THE VEHICLE.
If the engine is cold:
Balance the scooter on its center stand (1) with the side stand (2) fully
retracted. Make sure the ignition key is OFF, then rotate the throttle 5-8
times to prime the engine. Squeeze the rear brake lever, turn the key to
RUN, and push the START button. Your scooter includes an automatic
choke.
CAUTION: DO NOT RUN THE STARTER FOR MORE THAN 5
SECONDS AT A TIME. ALWAYS ALLOW AT LEAST 10
SECONDS BETWEEN STARTING ATTEMPTS.
If the engine is warm:
Balance the scooter on its center stand (1) with the side stand (2) fully
retracted. Squeeze the rear brake lever, turn the key to RUN, and push the
START button. If the engine does not start after 5 seconds, wait 10
seconds, then turn the throttle 1/3 turn while pressing the START button.
This will override the automatic choke and help start the engine.
CAUTION: DO NOT RUN THE STARTER FOR MORE THAN 5
SECONDS AT A TIME. ALWAYS ALLOW AT LEAST 10
SECONDS BETWEEN STARTING ATTEMPTS.
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Operation (cont’d)
Starting the Motor (Electric)
WARNING! ALWAYS RETRACT THE SIDE STAND PRIOR TO STARTING
THE VEHICLE.
To start an electric scooter, balance it on its center stand (1) with the side
stand fully retracted. Squeeze the rear brake lever and flip the motor stop
switch to RUN. Twisting the throttle will engage the motor.
Driving Safely
WARNING! FOLLOW ALL OF THE WARNINGS IN THIS OPERATOR’S
MANUAL AT ALL TIMES WHILE OPERATING THE SCOOTER. IT IS
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND OBEY ALL APPLICABLE
LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS.
WARNING! NEVER OVERLOAD THE VEHICLE. THE CARRYING
CAPACITY IS 200 POUNDS.
After starting the engine, squeeze the rear (left) brake lever and the rear
hand hold, then gently push the scooter forward off the center stand.
Straddle the seat while keeping one foot on the ground for stability. Slowly
turn the throttle to begin driving. Place your foot on the floorboard as the
scooter begins moving.
Never attach any articles to the handlebar. Stow any cargo on the luggage
rack or in the under-seat storage box. Do not carry cargo weighing more
than 10 pounds on the luggage rack. Always hold the rear hand hold when
lifting the scooter.
WARNING! ALWAYS WEAR A DOT-APPROVED HELMET, EYE
PROTECTION, AND SHOES WHEN RIDING YOUR VEHICLE.
WARNING! NEVER DRIVE THE SCOOTER WITH THE SIDE STAND
EXTENDED.
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Operation (cont’d)
Shutting off the engine/motor
Always shut off the engine/motor by turning the ignition switch to OFF.
Note: The emergency stop switch will shut off the engine,
however leaving the ignition switch in the RUN position could
drain the battery.
Stopping the vehicle
WARNING! WET, OILY, OR SANDY ROADS REDUCE BRAKING
EFFECTIVENESS. HARD BRAKING ON THESE SURFACES COULD
LEAD TO LOSS OF CONTROL AND A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. ALWAYS
REDUCE SPEED AS GRADUALLY AS POSSIBLE.
When braking, always engage the rear brake first to retain maximum control
of the scooter. Most of your stopping power comes from the front wheel.
Parking
Always leave the key in the lock position when parking the vehicle to help
prevent theft. Park on smooth hard surfaces, being sure to use the center
stand whenever possible.
Breaking in
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Following this break-in procedure ensures that your scooter is
functioning properly and maximizes engine life.
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Never drive this vehicle over 25 mph during the first 250 miles of
operation. Excessive speed could result in engine failure.
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Always use fresh 89 octane gasoline. Avoid gasoline that contains
alcohol, which can damage rubber gaskets and engine seals.
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Check and adjust the brakes, throttle cable, tire pressure, and fasteners
weekly before riding. This is in addition to the pre-ride checklist.
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Schedule regular maintenance with your Nikota dealer.
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Never add oil to the gasoline; your scooter uses a 4-stroke engine with
an internal lubricating system.
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Operation (cont’d)
Ignition Switch
The main ignition switch contains three
positions:
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2
4
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ON (2): The engine can start; the key
(1) cannot be removed.
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OFF (3): This position shuts off the
engine and allows you to remove the
key.
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LOCK (4): From the OFF position, push inward and turn the key
counterclockwise to the LOCK position while turning the steering column
to the left and shaking it lightly to engage the steering lock. Remove key.
Brake Levers & Throttle
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6
7
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Rear brake (5): When stopping the scooter, squeeze the rear brake
smoothly and firmly. Always engage the rear brake first.
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Front brake (6): Squeeze the lever gently at first to avoid locking the
front wheel. Most of your stopping power comes from the front wheel,
which should always be used to supplement the rear wheel.
WARNING! USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN ENGAGING THE FRONT
BRAKE TO AVOID LOCKING THE FRONT WHEEL. LOCKING THE
FRONT WHEEL CAN CAUSE A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
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Throttle grip (7): The rotary throttle grip is on the right handlebar.
Accelerate by rotating the throttle towards you. Decelerate by rotating
the throttle away from you. The throttle includes a safety spring that
snaps the throttle back to idle when released.
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Operation (cont’d)
Right brake/
switch assembly
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4
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Headlight switch (1):
The headlight must
always be on while the
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Slide the middle switch
to the left position (2) to
turn on the headlight
taillight, speedometer lamp, and special parking lamps. The right
position (3) lights the taillight and parking lamp. The middle position (4)
also lights the panel lamp.
WARNING! NEVER DRIVE THE VEHICLE WITH THE HEADLIGHT
SWITCH IN POSITION 3 OR 4. OTHER DRIVERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO
SEE YOU AND/OR YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE AND AVOID
HAZARDS, WHICH COULD CAUSE A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
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Electric starter switch (5): The electric starter switch is located
beneath the headlight switch. Press this button while squeezing the rear
brake handle. Never run the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time.
Allow at least 10 seconds between each starting attempt.
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Emergency stop switch (6): Your scooter is equipped with a safety
stop switch located above the headlight switch. In the event of an
emergency, you can stop the engine by pressing the top portion of the
switch. Be sure to return the switch to the RUN position before
attempting to start the scooter. We recommend leaving this switch in the
RUN position at all times under normal circumstances. Always return the
key switch to the OFF position after stopping the scooter. Leaving the
key in the ON position may drain the battery.
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Operation (cont’d)
Kickstarter
Use the kickstarter to start the engine
if the battery is drained. Once started,
leave the engine running until the
battery recharges sufficiently to
restart the scooter. This option is not
available on electric-powered
scooters.
Left brake/switch
assembly
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High/low beam light
switch (1): To activate
the high beam, move
the switch to position
(2). For low beam, use
position (3). You can
flash the high beam
(such as during
passing) by pushing the
light switch down and
releasing it.
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2
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5
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Turn signal switch (4):
Slide the switch plate
left for a left signal and right for a right signal. Press the center of the
switch to cancel the turn signal.
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Horn (5): Press the bottom button to sound the horn.
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Operation (cont’d)
Instrument panel
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Speedometer (1):
Indicates the current
driving speed in both
km/h and mph.
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4
2
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High beam indication
lamp (2): Illuminates
when the high beam is
selected.
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Turn signal lamp (3):
Indicates that the turn
signal is activated.
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Fuel indicator (4):
Indicates the fuel level.
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When the gauge reads
"F" (Full) the total fuel including reserve is 1.6 gallons (6.06L). The
pointer first enters the red zone when there is about 1 quart of fuel
remaining in the tank.
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Odometer (5): Indicates the total distance the vehicle has traveled, in
km.
Seat Lock
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To open: Insert the key just below
the seat on the left side of the
vehicle. Press the seat down slightly
while turning the key clockwise to
release the latch. Lift the seat.
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To close: Press down the seat until
locked, then remove the key. Never
leave the key in the lock.
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Operation (cont’d)
Fuel tank
Lift the gas cap’s protective cover (1) and insert the
ignition key into the lock. Turn the key and the gas cap
(2) clockwise to remove the fuel cap.
To reinstall the fuel cap, line the bulge of the cap with
the groove in the fuel tank. Press the key down with the
fuel cap and turn both key and cap counterclockwise to
align with the mark on the tank. Remove the key once
the cap is locked in place.
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WARNING! GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE. USE
EXTREME CAUTION WHEN FUELING YOUR SCOOTER. ONLY FILL THE
TANK IN WELL-VENTILATED AREAS. SHUT OFF THE ENGINE AND
PLACE THE SCOOTER ON ITS CENTER STAND TO ENSURE PROPER
FILLING WHILE ELIMINATING THE RISK OF STATIC IGNITION CAUSED
BY IMPROPER GROUNDING. NEVER SMOKE NEAR GASOLINE. NEVER
OVERFILL THE GAS TANK. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE FUEL CAP IS
SECURELY FASTENED AFTER EACH FUELING.
WARNING! DO NOT SPLASH OR SPILL GASOLINE WHILE FUELING. IF
A SPILL OCCURS, IMMEDIATELY WIPE OFF ALL SURFACES PRIOR TO
STARTING THE ENGINE. AVOID SKIN CONTACT WITH GASOLINE AND
DO NOT BREATHE GASOLINE FUMES. KEEP GASOLINE AWAY FROM
FLAMES OR ELECTRIC SPARKS.
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Maintenance
Transmission oil
To change the transmission fluid (gas
scooters only), place a catch basin
under the rear of the transmission
case, unscrew the drain plug (1) from
the transmission, and allow the old oil
to drain completely. Replace the
drain and tighten until snug. Remove
the oil filler plug (2) from the center of
the transmission case, add 3.38 oz.
of 90-weight gear oil to the
transmission, and return the filler
plug.
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Air filter
The air filter (gas scooters only) must be cleaned periodically. Look for a
black hose extending from the carburetor and into a black box (on the left
side of the scooter near the rear wheel). Release the plastic snap on the
box and unhinge the lid. Remove the foam air filter inside and soak it in
kerosene to remove impurities. Gently squeeze the filter dry without
wringing or twisting. Add 1-2 drops of 90w oil, squeeze, and reinstall.
Brake Adjustment
1/2" - 1"
The front brake lever assembly is on
the right handlebar, the rear on the
left. Adjust the rear brake lever free
play so that it is between 1/2” and 1”.
You cannot adjust the front brake;
make sure the reservoir is filled with
clean DOT-3 brake fluid.
To adjust the rear brake, turn the
adjusting nut (1) clockwise to
increase free play and vice-versa.
1/2" - 1"
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Maintenance (cont’d)
Brake Adjustment
(cont’d)
Make sure that the groove on the
adjusting nut (1) is aimed at the rod pin
(2). This secures the adjusting nut.
Always test the brakes after any
adjustment.
1
2
Check brake pad wear after the first
1,000 miles and every 500 miles
thereafter. There are two way to do this:
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Remove the plug covering the
brake pad wear indicator (1)
located on the brake arm (2).
If the indicator points to the
reference mark (3), have the
brake pads replaced by a
qualified technician.
2
1
3
Visually check pads for wear.
Carburetor
Adjust the air/fuel mixture as
follows: With the engine running
at fast idle, turn the air-mixture
screw counterclockwise until the
engine slows and starts running rough. Turn the air screw clockwise and
count the number of turns until the engine again slows and runs rough. Turn
the screw counterclockwise 1/2 the number of turns you just counted out.
Reset the idle speed.
Fasteners and Fittings
Check for looseness before each trip and tighten as necessary.
Fuel Petcock
Check vacuum and fuel lines for drying/cracking/looseness.
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Maintenance (cont’d)
Lights
Check for proper operation. Replace as needed with bulbs of correct
wattage.
Spark Plug
Replace every 2,500 miles. Clean and re-gap to 0.24”0.28” (.6-.7mm) as needed.
Steering
Move the handlebar forward and backward. If loose,
have a qualified technician repair it immediately.
Suspension
Check for looseness. have a qualified technician fix
any problems found.
Valves
A qualified technician should adjust the valves every 400 miles.
Wheels and Tires
Check for rim trueness. Check tire wear and air pressure (Front = 30PIS,
Rear = 35PSI). Tire size: 10x3.
Storing your Scooter
Before storing your scooter, drain the carburetor and fuel tank. Disconnect
the battery. Cover the scooter with a tarp or other protective sheet.
Note: Do not save or store gasoline over the winter. Using old
gasoline that has deteriorated from storage will cause hard
starting and affect engine performance.
When removing the scooter from storage, re-read this Operator Manual,
Engine Operator's Manual, and perform assembly/maintenance as
necessary. Perform the pre-ride checklist before all rides.
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Maintenance Schedule
Following the maintenance schedule will prolong your scooter’s life and
help ensure trouble-free operation.
Interval (miles)
System
Initial
Comments
150
Transmission oil
80W90 gear oil
Crankcase oil
Change oil/clean
filter
Spark plug
(CH7SA)
Inspect & clean
or replace
Carburetor/
fittings
Check, clean,
refit, adjust
Brake system
Check & adjust
Suspension
Check & repair
Fuel petcock
Clean & flush
Lights
Check & replace
Lubricate chassis
500
Ongoing
1K
1K
X
2.5
K
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect muffler
Tighten
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect chain
Tension, lube
X
X
X
X
X
Clean air filter
X
X
X
X
Clean torque
converter
Perform these
items more often
if wet or dusty.
X
X
X
X
Spark plug
Clean & gap
X
X
X
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Maintenance (cont’d)
Battery (gas scooter)
(+)
Your scooter uses a sealed, maintenancefree lead acid battery rated GT5l-VS 4AH.
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Charging new batteries: Fill the
battery with the acid in the pre-packed
bottles and allow to rest for 30 minutes
prior to sealing the battery. After
sealing, charge the battery using a lowcurrent charge (.5A - 1A for <6 hours).
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Recharging batteries: For best
results, charge the battery at a low
current (see above). You can fastcharge the battery at 2A for up to 1 hour. You may wish to use a trickle
charger (<.5A) to keep the battery charged if you use your scooter
infrequently or for short trips. You can attach a trickle charger for up to a
week.
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WARNING! BATTERY ACID IS EXTREMELY CORROSIVE. ALWAYS
WEAR GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION WHEN HANDLING ACID. IF
YOUR SKIN OR EYE CONTACTS THE ACID, IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH
WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES. IF SWALLOWED, DO NOT INDUCE
VOMITING; CALL YOUR LOCAL POISON CONTROL CENTER.
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Maintenance (cont’d)
Battery (electric scooter)
To access the batteries, remove the fasteners
securing the scooter’s left and right side
panels, floor panel, and the panel beneath the
seat. Remove the body panels being careful
not to damage them.
The battery power switch is located in the
storage compartment under the seat. Always
turn this switch OFF prior to performing any
work on the motor, rear wheel, rear brake, etc.
After shutting off the power, disconnect the
motor power supply by carefully unclipping and
separating the two connectors. Do not disconnect the separate grounding.
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Maintenance (cont’d)
Battery (electric scooter - cont’d)
Remove the fasteners securing the battery restraining bracket. Remove the
bracket. Disconnect the battery terminals (positive first, then negative).
Check the battery voltage with a voltmeter.
To charge the batteries, locate the charging receptacle inside the rear
storage compartment. Plug the charger (included) into this receptacle and
into a normal AC wall outlet. Charge until the charger indicates a full
charge.
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Troubleshooting (gas scooter)
Hard/No Starting
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z
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Fuel supply system:
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Check fuel supply for water.
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Check petcock for blockage.*
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Check for air-intake leakage.
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Check for excessive fuel in cylinder: remove spark plug to discharge.
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Check air filter for blockage: clean element.
Electrical system:
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Check to be sure kill switch is set to "run" position.
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Check spark plug: clean or replace.
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Check ignition coil: replace.*
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Check magneto: repair or replace.*
Air passage:
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Check spark plug for compression leakage: tighten.
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Check head and block joint for leakage: tighten.
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Check for muffler blockage: clean*
Idle Speed
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Excessive idle speed
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Check carburetor adjustment.
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Ensure connection of automatic choke wire.
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Check slack in throttle cable housing (1/16 inch).
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Check throttle gap (1/15 inch).
No idle speed
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Check carburetor adjustment.
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Check fuel supply or intake passage for blockage.
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Check for crankcase leakage (have fixed by specialist).
* These checks should be undertaken by an authorized service agent.
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Parts
Order all replacement parts from your dealer. Take this manual and all
supplements to the dealer when ordering or picking up parts in person. You
may also order spare parts directly from the factory by calling (909) 5912292. Orders may be subject to a minimum order fee. Record the model
number and serial number of the vehicle in the spaces below for reference
when ordering replacement parts.
Note: Filling out and returning your warranty card ensures that
your warranty and service needs will be met.
Model No.:__________________________________________________
Serial No. (from black and silver tag):__________________________
The Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) is required
for all warranty work, theft
recovery, and consumer
safety. The VIN is located
under the clip-on above the
floorboard. The complete
VIN also appears on a plate
affixed to the main engine
tube under the front
floorboard.
FRAME NUMBER CUT POSITION
ENGINE NUMBER CUT POSITION
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Specifications
Dimensions/Weights
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Wheelbase
Min. ground clearance
Tire size
Net weight
Carrying capacity
Maximum speed
66”x26”x42”
47”
3.25”
10x3
192 lbs
200 lbs
29mph/35mph
Engine (4-stroke gas)
Type
Bore x stroke
Displacement
Rated power
Transmission
Starter
Spark plug
air-cooled 4-stroke horizontal
39x41.4mm
49.5cc
1.5bph/3bph
belt drive variator (CVT)
electric w/supplemental kickstarter
NGK C7HSA
Capacity
Gas grade
1.6 gallons
87 octane
Headlight
Brake/tail light
Speedometer
Turn signal
Front lamp
12v 35w/35w
12v 10w/3w
12v 1.7w
12v 8w
12v 3w
Fuel
Bulbs
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Specifications (cont’d)
Motor (electric)
Rated power
Rated current
Rated voltage
Working efficiency
Battery
Battery capacity
750W
22A
48V
>72%
Sealed lead-acid
12V 17AH (x4)
Troubleshooting (electric scooter)
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Scooter does not start:
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Charge or replace batteries.
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Reconnect battery terminals.
Scooter runs weak:
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Charge or replace batteries.
Scooter starts but does not move:
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Replace 750W motor.
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