warning - Mongoose

OWNERS MANUAL
R6189, R6191
R6193
R6195
R6196
WARNING
This manual contains important safety
and use information. Keep this manual for
future reference.
• An adult must read this entire manual
• Adult supervision is required at all times
*styles and colors may vary
Congratulations on your new scooter!
About This Manual
Proper assembly and operation of your scooter is important for
your safety and enjoyment. Our customer service department is
dedicated to your satisfaction with Pacific Cycle and its products. If
you have questions or need advice regarding assembly, parts,
performance, or returns, please contact the experts at Pacific
Cycle. Enjoy the ride!
It is important for you to understand your new scooter.
By reading this manual before you go out on your first ride, you’ll
know how to get better performance, comfort, and enjoyment
from your new scooter. It is also important that your first ride on
your new scooter is taken in a controlled environment, away from
cars, obstacles and cyclists.
Toll free: 1-800-626-2811
Customer Service hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM- 5 PM Central
Standard Time (CST)
This manual contains important information regarding safety,
assembly, use, and maintenance of the scooter but is not intended
to be a complete or comprehensive manual covering all aspects
concerning scooter ownership. We recommend consulting an
expert if you have any doubts or concerns regarding your
experience or ability to properly assemble and maintain the
scooter.
You may also reach us at:
Web: www.pacific-cycle.com
Email: customerservice@pacific-cycle.com
Mail: P. O. Box 344
4730 E. Radio Tower Lane
Olney, IL 62450
Do not return this item to the store. Please call Pacific Cycle
customer service if you need assistance. You will need your model
number and date code located on the service sticker.
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A Special Note For Parents and Guardians
It is a tragic fact that most scooter accidents involve children.
As a parent or guardian, you bear the responsibility for the
activities and safety of your minor child. Among these
responsibilities are to make sure that the scooter which your child
is riding is properly fitted to the child; that it is in safe operating
condition; that you and your child have learned, understand and
obey not only the applicable local motor vehicle, scooter, and
traffic laws, but also the common sense rules of safe and
responsible scooting. As a parent, you should read this manual
before letting your child ride the scooter. Please make sure that
your child always wears an approved helmet when riding.
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Safety
Safety Warning Messages
The following Safety Warning Messages indicates a potential
personal injury hazard. Failure to follow the warnings may result in
damage to property, injury, or death.
This manual contains many Warnings and Cautions concerning the
consequences of failure to follow safety warnings. Because any fall
can result in serious injury or even death, we do not repeat the
warning of possible injury or death whenever the risk of falling is
mentioned.
Age and Weight Range
Product Name
Age
Max Weight
Mongoose Force 1.0 Folding Scooter
5+
176 lb
Mongoose Force 1.0 with Lighted Wheels
5+
176 lb
Mongoose Force 2.0 Folding Scooter
5+
176 lb
Mongoose Force 3.0 Folding Scooter
8+
220 lb
Mongoose Force 4.0 Folding Scooter
8+
220 lb
WARNING
Indicates a hazard or unsafe practice that will result in severe injury
or death. Failure to read, understand and follow the safety
information in this manual may result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION
Indicates a hazard or unsafe practice that could result in minor injury.
NOTICE
Indicates a hazard unrelated to personal injury, such as property damage.
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WARNING
• Read and understand all product & safety warnings
• Always wear safety equipment such as helmet, knee pads and
elbow pads. Always wear a helmet when riding your scooter
and keep the chinstrap securely buckled. Always wear shoes.
• Ride on smooth, paved surfaces away from motor vehicles.
• Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates, and sudden surface
changes. Scooter may suddenly stop.
• Avoid streets and surfaces with water, sand, gravel, dirt, leaves,
and other debris. Wet weather impairs traction, braking, and
visibility.
• Do not ride at night.
• Brake will get hot from continuous use. Do not touch after
braking.
• Avoid excessive speed associated with downhill rides.
• Adults must assist children in the initial adjustment procedures
to unfold scooter, adjust handlebar and steering to height, and
finally to fold scooter.
• Obey all local traffic and scooter riding laws and regulations.
• Watch out for pedestrians.
• Check and secure all fasteners before every ride.
• Replace worn or broken parts immediately.
• Never allow more than one rider
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• Keep fingers and other body parts away from all moving
components
• Units are not designed for racing, stunt riding or other
maneuvers which may cause loss of control, or may cause
uncontrolled operator actions or reactions
• Using your scooter safely depends upon your diligence in
following the warnings, cautions, and instructions in this owner’s
manual. Using your scooter safely also depends upon your own
good judgment and/or common sense, as well as that of your
provider, caregiver, and/or healthcare professional. Pacific Cycle
is not responsible for injuries and/or damage resulting from any
person’s failure to follow the warnings, cautions, and
instructions in this owner’s manual
• Persons with the following conditions shall be cautioned not to
operate: Those with heart conditions, pregnant women, persons
with head, back, or neck ailments, or prior surgeries to those
areas of the body. Persons with any mental or physical
conditions that may make them susceptible to injury or impair
their physical dexterity or mental capabilities to recognize,
understand, and perform all of the safety instructions and to be
able to assume the hazards inherent in the use of the scooter.
• Never hitch on to another vehicle and never pull anyone
or anything
• Failure to heed the warnings listed above increases risk of
serious injury
Riding Safely
WARNING
Riding the scooter in unsafe conditions (i.e.: at night), in an unsafe
manner, or disregarding traffic laws may result in an unexpected
movement, loss of control, and serious injury or death.
Road Conditions
• Be aware of road conditions. Concentrate on the path ahead. Avoid
pot holes, gravel, wet road markings, oil, curbs, speed bumps, drain
grates and other obstacles.
• Cross train tracks at a 90 degree angle or walk your scooter across.
• Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates & sudden surface changes
General Safety
• Familiarize yourself with all the scooter’s features before riding.
Practice braking.
• Wet weather impairs traction, braking & visibility
Cornering Technique
• Expect the unexpected (e.g., opening car doors or cars backing
out of concealed driveways).
• Brake slightly before cornering and prepare to lean your body into the
corner.
• Maintain a comfortable stopping distance from all other riders,
vehicles and objects. Safe braking distances and forces are
subject to the prevailing weather conditions.
• Decrease your riding speed, avoid sudden braking and
sharp turns.
• Use original spare parts only. Do not make structural changes or
modifications to the scooter.
• Be aware of other vehicles behind and nearby.
• Wear proper riding attire, reflective if possible, and avoid open
toe shoes.
• Do not use items that may restrict your hearing and vision.
• Do not allow passengers and do not carry packages that will
interfere with your visibility or control of the scooter.
Safe Riding Rules for Children
• If riding downhill, be extra careful. Slow down using the brakes and
maintain control of the steering.
• Keep both hands on handlebars at all times.
• Not designed for stunt riding
• Always use caution when riding and wear protective gear
• Do not ride indoors or on surfaces that could be damaged such as
carpet or flooring
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Personal Safety
WARNING
Riding a scooter without protective gear, clothing, shoes, or a
helmet may result in serious injury or death. Always wear
protective gear, clothing, and helmet when riding the scooter.
Ensure protective gear does not interfere with steering,
or braking.
Protective Gear and Clothing
Always wear: Figure 1.1
• Colors that are easily seen and, if possible, reflective clothing.
• Clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.
Properly fitted
helmet
Easily seen or
reflective clothing
Elbow pads
• Always wear shoes
• Use of protective gear such as pads for the knees and elbows is
highly recommended for children.
• A properly fitted, ASTM or SNELL approved, helmet shall be
worn at all times by riders of the scooter. For information
regarding how to properly fit a helmet visit:
http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/
easystepsweb
Do not wear:
Loose clothing parts, strings, or jewelry that may become
entangled with moving parts on the scooter or interfere with
handling of the scooter.
• Shoes with untied shoe laces.
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Knee pads
Shoes fastened
or tied
Figure 1.1
Helmet Use
Important! Many states have passed helmet laws regarding
children. Make sure you know your states helmet laws. It is your
job to enforce these rules with your children. Even if your state
does not have a children’s helmet law, it is recommended that
everyone wear a helmet.
It is strongly advised that a properly fitting, ASTM or SNELL
approved, helmet be worn at all times when riding your scooter.
The correct helmet should: Figure 1.2
• Be comfortable
• Have good ventilation
• Fit correctly
• Cover forehead
Figure 1.2
Incorrect helmet position: Figure 1.3
• Helmet does not cover the forehead
Figure 1.3
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Parts
Parts List
#
Part name
1
Scooter (folded)
Quantity
1
Before beginning assembly, check to ensure that the parts listed
above are present.
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3
Assembly
❸
❷
❶
Note
Hold down the spring release button (step 2) while you lift the
front end of the scooter (step 3). You will hear a click sound when
the front end locks into place.
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❺
❹
❻
Note
Tighten quick release lever to reduce play and keep the front end
in the upright position.
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❻
Note
Insert and secure the left and right handlebars by pressing the
push buttons (step 6) inserting them into the corresponding holes
in the T-bar.
Adjusting Handlebar Height
❸
❶
❺
❷
❹
Note
The scooters have either 2 or 3 holes for the push button to lock
into. Lock the handlebars at the desired height before tightening
the lock nut (step 4) and quick release leaver (step 5).
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4 Use
❶ Grip handlebars firmly
with both hands.
❷ With one foot firmly on
the scooter, begin to
slowly push the scooter
forward with the
other foot.
❸ Brake by pressing down
on the rear wheel stop
until contact is made with
the wheel.
❸
❷
❹ If the scooter model
comes with a kickstand
use it to hold scooter in
upright position.
❹
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Maintenance
WARNING
Proper maintenance is critical to the performance and safe
operation of the scooter. Always inspect the scooter and
conduct necessary maintenance before each use of the scooter.
Failure to conduct maintenance on the scooter may result in
malfunction of a critical part or serious injury or death.
Basic Maintenance
The following procedures will help you maintain your scooter for
years of enjoyable riding.
• For painted frames, dust the surface and remove any loose dirt
with a dry cloth. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth soaked in a
mild detergent mixture.
• Clear any debris between the wheels and frame
This section presents important information on maintenance
and will assist you in determining the proper course of action to
take if you do have a problem with the operation of the scooter.
If you have questions regarding maintenance please call our
customer service, toll free, at 1-800-626-2811 or see a qualified
bicycle mechanic. Do not call the store where the scooter was
purchased.
Correct routine maintenance of your new scooter
will ensure:
• Smooth running
• Longer lasting components
• Safer riding
• Lower running costs
• Store your scooter under shelter. Avoid leaving it in the rain or
exposed to corrosive materials.
• Riding on the beach or in coastal areas exposes your scooter to
salt which is very corrosive. Wash your scooter frequently.
• If paint has become scratched or chipped to the metal, use touch
up paint to prevent rust. Clear nail polish can also be used as a
preventative measure.
• Check that the wheels are securely fastened to the scooter and
axle nuts are tight.
Tools Required (not included)
5mm
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Note
Before you ride, check all of the locking nuts are
firmly tightened .
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Note
Before you ride, check that the brake can make contact with
the wheel.
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Service
Do not return this product to the place of purchase. If your scooter
needs service, repairs or replacement parts, call:
Pacific Cycle Consumer Relations
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CST) Monday - Friday
Phone: 1-800-626-2811
Email: customerservice@pacific-cycle.com
For a complete list of replacement parts, please contact
Pacific Cycle Consumer Relations. To order parts, please have the
model and serial number available.
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Warranty
LIMITED WARRANTY AND POLICY ON REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Your purchase includes the following warranty which is in lieu of all other express warranties. This warranty is extended only to the initial consumer purchaser.
No warranty registration is required. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
FRAME
Frames are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 5 years. If frame failure should occur due to faulty materials or workmanship during the guarantee
period, the frame will be replaced. For frame replacement under this Pacific Limited Warranty, contact us, stating the nature of the failure, model number, date received
and the name of the store from which the scooter was received, at the address given on this page. Frame must be returned for inspection at customer’s expense. The
length of the useful life cycle will vary depending on the type of scooter, riding conditions and care the scooter receives. Competition, jumping, downhill racing, trick riding,
trial riding, riding in severe conditions or climates, riding with heavy loads or any other non-standard use can substantially shorten the useful product life cycle. Any one or
a combination of these conditions may result in an unpredictable failure that is not covered by this warranty.
PARTS
All other parts of the unit except Normal Wear Parts are warranted against defective materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase by the
initial consumer purchaser, subject to the Terms and Conditions of the warranty listed below. If failure of any part should occur due to faulty materials or workmanship
during the warranty period, the part will be replaced. All warranty claims must be submitted to the address below and must be shipped prepaid and accompanied by proof
of purchase. Any other warranty claims not included in this statement are void. This especially includes installation, assembly, and disassembly costs. This warranty does
not cover paint damage, rust, or any modifications made to the scooter. Normal Wear Parts are defined as grips, wheels, and brake mechanism. These parts are warranted
to be free from defects in material and workmanship as delivered with the product. Any claim for repair or replacement of Normal Wear Parts (grips, wheels, brake
mechanism) and missing parts must be made within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, improper assembly or
maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories not originally intended or compatible with the scooter as sold. The warranty does not apply to damage or failure due to
accident, abuse, misuse, neglect, or theft. Claims involving these issues will not be honored.
CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
1.Your scooter has been designed for general transportation and recreational use, but has not been designed to withstand abuse associated with stunting and jumping.
This warranty ceases when you rent, sell, or give away the scooter, ride with more than one person, or use the scooter for stunting or jumping.
2.This warranty does not cover ordinary wear and tear or anything you break accidentally or deliberately.
3. It is the responsibility of the individual consumer purchaser to assure that all parts included in the factory-sealed carton are properly installed, all functional parts are
initially adjusted properly, and subsequent normal adjustments necessary to keep the scooter in good operating condition are properly made. This warranty does not
apply to damage due to improper installation of parts, installation of any kind of power plant or internal combustion engine, modification or alteration of the brakes, or
frame in any way, or failure to properly maintain or adjust the scooter. NOTICE: Scooter specifications subject to change without notice.
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© 2017 Pacific Cycle Inc.
4902 Hammersly Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
Styles and colors may vary. Made in China
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