BLADEZ PB-SM1816 Troubleshooting guide

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ XTR Street II
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
Model: PB-SM1816
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
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IMPORTANT
BATTERY MAINTENANCE and
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. You MUST Charge completely prior to initial use. (Follow charging
instructions in your Product Handbook).
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. Charge before storage – min. of every 30 days if not in use.
4. Charge the unit for 4-6 hours after the light on the charger turns
green.
5. DO NOT allow your unit to Deep Discharge.
6. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
7. Turn the unit OFF when not in use.
Failure to follow proper CHARING INSTRUCTIONS will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
This PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR EXTREME or
OFF-ROAD Use! Please take care of your POWERBOARD!
DO NOT JUMP or ABUSE THIS PRODUCT!
DO NOT RIDE IN WET CONDITIONS!
Failure to follow these instruction and abuse will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
If you have any questions, please contact Bladez customer service
(866) 325-2339 or visit us on the web at www.ebladez.com
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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 operations 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
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This product should not be used by persons without excellent vision, balance,
coordination, reflex, muscle and bone strength and good decision-making
capabilities.
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This product should not be used by minors without adult supervision.
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This product should not be used by persons unwilling or unable to take
responsibility for their own actions.
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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.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR
BLADEZ POWERBOARD 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 POWERBOARD NEEDS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
BATTERY MAINTENANCE ………………………………………………………………….. 2
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS………………………………………………………………… 2
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD………………………………….6
GETTING STARTED…………………………………………………………………………... 6
UNFOLDING INSTRUCTIONS………………………………………………………………..7
QUICK RELEASE DECK………………………………………………………………………8
INTERGRADED SEAT BASE…………………………………………………………………8
BATTERIES……………………………………………………………………………………. 8
MULTI-FUNCTION LED………………………………………………………………………..9
RIDING………………………………………………………………………………………….10
FOLDING AND STORAGE…………………………………………………………………..10
CHARGING SYSTEM…………………………………………………………………………10
RECOMMENDED TOOLS……………………………………………………………………11
BRAKING SYSTEM………………………………………………………………………….. 11
TIRES AND WHEELS………………………………………………………………………...12
CHAIN CARE…………………………………………………………………………………..13
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.......................................................................................14
OTHER QUESTIONS………………………………………………………………………… 14
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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.
Accelerator Lever (Variable Speed)
Brake Lever
Folding Handle
Disc Brake
Kick Stand
Quick Release Deck
Integrated Seat Base
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
450W Electric Motor
Power Panel Charger Plug
Power Panel On/Off Switch
Multi-Function LED
AC Charger
Charger Cord
24V, 12AH Batteries in Nylon Bag
GETTING STARTED
Install handle bar
Before using your XTR-Street II, loosen the 4 bolts from
the Billet Aluminum Stem with the Allen Wrench
provided, and then remove the stem from the cap as
shown in (Fig. 1)
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Place handle bar onto the Billet cap with the hole facing
down towards the threaded bolt as shown with arrow in
(FIG. 2)
2
Fig. 3
Place the Billet Stem on top of the handle bar and the
cap and tighten the bolts to secure the handle bar onto
the cap as shown in (Fig. 3)
Unfolding Instruction
Fig. 4
1. To unfold the XTR-Street II, begin by pressing
down on the FOLDING HANDLE with one hand
(Fig. 4), while gently pulling up on the handlebar
with the other hand.
2. Fully extend the handlebars to their upright
position until you feel the mechanism lock into
place (Fig. 5).
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QUICK RELEASE DECK
The XTR-Street II comes equipped with a quick
release deck which gives you better access to the
batteries and the pc board. To open your quick
release deck, simply pull up from the rear of the
deck. (Fig. 6) The deck will release itself and it will
fold up towards the handlebars.
INTERGRADED SEAT BASE
The XTR-Street II comes with a seat base built in to
the scooter. Having this base built in to the scooter
will make it easy to install and uninstall the optional
seat assembly quickly and easy.
To install the seat, remove the pin from the side of the
scooter. (Fig. 7) Then place the seat post into the
base on the deck. (Fig. 8) Replace the pin in the side
of the scooter to secure the post. Place the seat on
the seat post and adjust to your preference and
tighten the nut on the underside of the seat.
Charging
Your XTR-Street II should come charged out of the box. Bladez still recommends
charging the unit for 6-8 hours prior to first use! Bladez also recommends charging your
XTR-Street II after every use and prior to storage.
Warning: DO NOT allow your Powerboard to go into deep discharge! – This will
damage the batteries.
BATTERIES
The batteries on the XTR-Street II come stored in a bag and are removable. This also
gives you the option to buy a second set of batteries which you can swap when one set
of batteries starts to run low. For more information about hot swap batteries inquire us
on the web at www.ebladez.com or call us toll free at (866) ebladez.
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Charging Instructions
Charging
1. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
2. Open the charging plug by rotating the safety
cover clockwise as shown by arrow in (Fig. 9)
3. Locate the AC CHARGER and plug it into wall.
Insert the charger (the end with the prongs inside of it)
into the charging plug.
Fig. 6
4. A red light (Charging Status Light) will come
on the charger indicating that charging is in
process. (Fig. 10)
5. The Charging Status Light will go from red, to
yellow, then to green during the charge process.
6. Remove charger and close the safety cap.
7. You are now ready to ride the XTR-Street II.
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.
MULTI-FUNCTION LED
PERCENT
75%-100%
30%-75%
0%-30%
COLOR
GREEN
YELLOW
RED
The XTR-Street II comes equipped with a multi-function LED that indicates charge
status while riding. When the scooter is powered on and has a full charge (over 23V)
the LED light will be green. While riding the LED light will turn to yellow to indicate midcharge (21.5V and 23V). When the LED light turns red (under 21.5V) it is time to charge
your scooter. If the LED light starts to blink red (under 19V) the scooter has gone into
deep discharge and it is recommended that you do not ride your scooter until you
recharge completely, as it may damage the batteries.
VOLTS PERCENT
21.5V-23V
60%
The LED also has other function to help you
19V-21.5V
30%
troubleshoot some problems.
• If you have the throttle lever depressed and you try
<-19V
10%
COLOR
Green
Yellow
Red
to turn on the scooter the led will blink red. This is to
keep the scooter from running away when you are not
ready.
• The red led will also blink if there is a problem with your PC board.
• If there is a problem in the motor the led will blink yellow. If the motor temperature
reaches 221° F the scooter will shut off and the led light will blink green. If that happens
let the motor cool before attempting to ride again.
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RIDING
Before going for a joy ride, makes sure that all of the bolts and screws are tightened.
Put switch to the ON position, green light will come on indicating the unit is turned on
with full charge. (Fig. 11)
NOTE: If the unit is at the ON position for over 1015 minutes without moving, Smart Power will shut
the unit OFF. To reset, turn the unit OFF, wait a
few seconds and then switch it back ON again.
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Fig. 8
Put one foot on the deck of the XTR-Street II. While pushing off with the other foot,
gently squeeze the ACCELERATOR LEVER, on the right side of the handlebars. The
XTR-Street II will begin to move on its own power.
Your XTR-Street II comes with a variable speed throttle. You can control your speed by
the amount of pressure you use to depress the throttle cable. The more you depress the
throttle lever the faster you will go.
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 XTR-Street II you can fold it down for compact storage,
carrying and transportation. Make sure the POWER SWITCH is in the OFF position and
the charger is unplugged from the socket.
Always charge your POWERBOARD fully prior to storage!
To fold down the XTR-Street II, use one hand to pull
back on the FOLDING HANDLE, while using the other
to gently pull down on the handlebars. (Fig. 12) BE
CAREFUL NOT TO HIT YOUR HEAD WITH THE
HANDLEBAR. Push down until you feel the
mechanism lock into place.
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CHARGING SYSTEM
This unit comes standard with a regulated 24V charger, this means that the power can
be left switched on for a long period of time without harm to the batteries.
NOTE: It is not advisable to leave your Powerboard plugged in for more than 24 hours.
ALWAYS CHARGE YOUR POWERBOARD PRIOR TO STORAGE
To re-charge your XTR-Street II, simply connect the small round plug on the CHARGER
to CHARGING PLUG as described in GET STARTED Charging section.
Your Power Board is now fully charged and ready for use.
RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and service the Bladez XTR-Street II Power Board you will need the following
tools:
Allen Keys:
3/4/5/6mm.
Wrenches:
10/13/14/17 mm Open and ring combination.
Large Adjustable Crescent Wrench
Philips Head Screwdriver
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
BRAKING SYSTEM
The XTR-Street II 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 XTR-Street II 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.
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Adjusting the Brakes
The Brakes on the XTR-Street II should come fully
adjusted from the factory. However, it may be
necessary to adjust the brake from time to time.
To adjust the brakes:
Loosen the tension screw on the Brake Lever by
rotating it counter-clockwise until the wheel spins
freely, with some For further adjustment:
1. With one hand, depress the brake calliper using your thumb and forefinger.
(Fig. 13)
2. 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 XTR-Street II 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. Replacement tires
can be obtained at your local Bladez dealer, through motorcycle shops, or from the
Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
Tire Pressure
This pneumatic tire must be inflated to a maximum of 57 P.S.I.
Empty all air from the tire, prior to loosing the bolt to split the rim.
*Always make sure that your tires are fully inflated. If the tire pressure is low is will
cause the scooter to run at slower speeds and consume more battery power.
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Adjusting the Head Unit
The head unit 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.
2. Using a large adjustable wrench, gently turn the BEARING LOCK clockwise to
tighten.
* DO NOT over tighten as it will make it difficult to steer and may DAMAGE THE BEARING RACE.
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 XTR-Street II 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 17mm wrench, loosen the axel
bolts on each side of the rear wheel (Fig. 14).
2. While the axel bolts are loose, using a
10mm wrench loosen the tension bolts behind
the rear wheel of the XTR-Street II and move
the rear wheel backwards to remove the slack
for the chain (fig. 15).
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 extremely dry will cause sprocket teeth to be severely
damaged.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correction common problems with your XTRStreet II:
Symptoms
Potential Causes:
Solutions:
The charger light turns green
right away
No action needed.
Batteries do not hold a charge.
Unit does not have specified
travel range.
This indicates the batteries are
adequately charged. Most units
come charged in the box.
Batteries have reached the end
of their useful life or poor polarity
between batteries.
Unit moves intermittently, or very
slow.
Charger is malfunctioning.
Batteries not fully charged or
polarity problem.
Replace charger unit.
Charge or replace batteries.
Throttle cable is loose.
Throttle cable is loose.
Tighten or Replace cable.
Tighten cable.
Batteries not fully charged.
Replace batteries, charger or
circuit board.
Batteries have reached the end
of their useful life.
Circuit breaker has “tripped”.
Replace batteries.
Unit will not move when throttle
lever is activated.
Unit stops abruptly during use.
The unit is turned on but the light
does not come on.
Bad on/off switch.
Dead batteries.
Batteries disconnected
Replace batteries.
Allow electric motor to cool and
re-set circuit breaker by turning
power switch on and off.
Replace on/off switch
Replace batteries
Check connections
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, please go
to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
If you have any additional questions, please 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.
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