Burley Solo Owner`s manual

Burley Solo Owner`s manual
Owner’s Instruction
& Safety Manual
Hardware Bag Contents and Tool List
Mounting the Reflectors
Attaching the Wheels
Unfolding and Folding Your Burley Solo
Using the Seat Harness
Padded Seat and Shoulder Harness,
Reclining Seat, and Helmet Pocket
Hitching the Burley Solo to Your Bicycle
VIII. Trailer Maintenance and Care
Safety Guidelines
Safety Checklists
Parts List and Drawing
You’ve just purchased a Burley® trailer, the leading choice of discriminating bicycle
trailer owners worldwide. Every effort has been made to ensure your purchase is of
top quality and proven design, ready to provide you with many years and thousands
of miles of happy, safe trailering.
IMPORTANT: Because some of the features and guidelines for
using the Burley Solo™ merit close attention, it is very important
that you familiarize yourself with the trailer by reading this
manual all the way through before use. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact your Burley dealer.
This manual is written sequentially to assist initial assembly. Your Burley Solo is
shipped 95% factory-assembled. You need only to mount the reflectors, install the
tongue, attach the wheels, side panels, roll bar and safety flag, and snap the cover
into place. Once you’ve read the safety guidelines, you’re ready to go. Initial assembly
should take 10-15 minutes. Subsequent setting up and folding can easily be done in
a couple of minutes, no tools required.
Before trailering, be sure you have a thorough understanding of the safety harness
and of trailer hitch operation. Practice folding and unfolding your trailer; it can easily
be done in less than a minute, no tools required. Check to see that the trailer wheels
and hitch are securely attached. We again request that you read this manual from
start to finish before use, referring to it as necessary in the future.
NOTE: Any reference to left or right is made in the direction of
travel, as if you were sitting in the child seat looking forward.
When Loaning or Selling Your Trailer
If you loan or sell your Burley Solo, supply the new user with this manual. They must
familiarize themselves with all sections—especially sections “IX. Safety Guidelines”
and “X. Safety Checklists” prior to use. It is essential that they understand the differences between riding a bicycle with a trailer and without one. It is also essential that
they understand correct wheel attachment, setup, folding, and use of the harness,
safety flag, cover, and hitch. Always ensure that both adult and child are wearing
helmets. Never loan your trailer if it is in need of maintenance or repair.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
I. Hardware Bag Contents and Tool List
IMPORTANT: Please verify that you have received all of the
contents listed. Do not proceed with assembly if any parts are
missing; contact Burley immediately for replacement parts.
Tools Required
Hardware Bag Contents
Wheel reflectors:
(2) large red rear reflectors
(2) Self-tapping hex head reflector screws
(2) 1” plastic reflector brackets
Phillips screwdriver
9/16" socket and torque wrench
Flat blade screwdriver
(1) brake with mounting clamps, bolt, nut, and instruction sheet.
Burley Checklist
Warranty Card
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction & Safety Manual
Mounting the Reflectors
The red reflectors install onto the rear of the main frame tube of the trailer on the
right and left sides. The main frame tubes run along either side of the trailer bottom
1. The bracket (A) mounts as shown on the
section of the main frame tube that extends
behind the trailer (B). Tighten the clamp onto
the tube so that the two holes used to mount
the reflector are horizontal.
2. Screw the reflector (C) onto the bracket as
3. The lower screw on the reflector bracket
is used to adjust the angle of the reflector.
Adjust the angle of the reflector to ensure
that the back face is oriented vertically to the
ground, so that the reflector points directly
back when the trailer is attached to the bike.
4. Repeat 1-3 for the other side of the trailer.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Attaching the Wheels
First, verify that the tires are inflated to 30-35 P.S.I. Next, tip the trailer frame on its
back end. If you are working on a rough or dirty surface, lay down a cloth or other
protective barrier to avoid damage to your trailer. With the quick-release lever in the
"OPEN" position, insert the wheel axle assembly completely into the hollow trailer
axle, making sure that the horizontal shaft goes all the way into the axle.
Quick-release lever
Quick-release lever
in unlocked “OPEN”
in locked “CLOSED”
Once the wheels are fully seated in the hollow axle, the quick-release lever should
be positioned so that it is aimed to the rear of the trailer in the “CLOSED” position
(the lever is marked for OPEN or CLOSED positions). The wheel quick-release/axle
assembly comes preadjusted from Burley.
Make sure wheels are held securely, with wheel shaft fully
inserted into the hollow axle. You should not be able to rock
or shift wheels. Improperly installed wheels can fall off, causing an accident or serious injury.
With wheels mounted, both reflectors must face outward.
Check to see that both reflectors have been installed correctly. Incorrectly installed reflectors can reduce visibility at
night and cause an accident or serious injury.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Unfolding and Folding Your Burley Solo
Your Burley Solo is designed with a super strong, lightweight aluminum frame, complete with a roll cage and bright colored polyester software. Setting it up or folding
it down is accomplished in a few easy steps as follows:
To unfold, rotate the front tube upward and the rear tube back until they meet on
the two black plastic saddles as shown below. Then rotate the two frame locks to
snap onto the rear tube as shown below. The frame locks should connect adjacent
to, and to the outside of, the two plastic saddles.
Front Tube
Rear Tube
Main Frame
After the frame locks have been locked in place, clip the sides of the seat into the top
frame as shown below. Adjustment and use of the seat will be covered in Section VI.
Padded Seat and Shoulder Harness, Reclining Seat, and Helmet Pocket.
Seat clips
Frame Lock
Frame locks
snapped into
closed position
onto rear tube.
Seat clips attach
to the top of the
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Check that the frame locks are properly engaged before
using trailer. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
Installation and Use of the Cover
Your Big Screen 2-in-1 Cover is held in place by four snaps at the rear and top, and
two rubber O-rings in the front. Always use your cover to keep debris out (and toys
inside) of the trailer when it’s in use.
Installing the Cover
To install the cover, unfold it and
snap the top two snaps first. Next,
pull the cover toward the back of
the trailer and snap the two rear
snaps. Finally, using the B-tabs in
front, pull the cover taut by looping
the O-rings over the edge of the
frame rails as shown below.
Frame Rails
Folding and Stowing the Front Window
Folding and stowing the front window is quick and easy. Begin by unzipping the
window. Next, fold the window in half toward the back of the trailer. Then roll the
window up toward the top of the trailer. Hold the window in place by inserting the
elastic straps into the Velcro holders on the top of the trailer.
Using the Adjustable Sunscreen
Your Burley Solo™ is equipped with an
adjustable sunscreen to keep your kids in the
shade during bright, sunny days. To move
the Adjustable Sunscreen, simply pull on the
tabs to move it up or down on the trailer as
necessary. If more visibility is required, pull
the sunscreen up in the middle. This is depicted
in the illustration at right.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Tongue Installation and Operation
Install Tongue
To facilitate tongue installation, tip your Burley Solo™ frame onto its back end. If you
are working on a rough or dirty surface, lay down a cloth or other protective barrier.
Installing your Burley Solo™ tongue involves four simple steps (illustrated below):
1. Slide the tongue onto the pivot pin at the left front.
2. Remove the hairpin cotter and lock pin from the front tongue receptacle, rotate
the tongue up into place, and snap it into the two plastic tongue receptacles.
3. Secure the tongue by pushing the lock pin fully into the front tongue receptacle.
4. Rotate the lock pin and locate the hole in it which will be between the receptacle and the trailer frame. Anchor the lock pin by inserting the hairpin cotter all
the way into the hole in the lock pin.
(view from above, left front corner)
1. Slide Tongue
onto Pivot Pin
4. Anchor Lock Pin
with Hairpin Cotter
2. Rotate Tongue into Place.
3. Secure Tongue
with Lock Pin
5. Lock Pin and Hairpin
cotter Locked in Place
(viewed from underside).
Never operate trailer without tongue lock pin and hairpin
cotter locked in place. Unlocked tongue can loosen or
detach and cause accident resulting in serious injury.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Installation and Use of the Handle
Your 2004 Burley Solo ™ comes with a two-position
handle that allows for easier maneuvering of the trailer
when it is not attached to your bicycle. The handle is
also an important part of the optional Burley Jogger
Kit™ and the optional Walk ‘n Roller™ kit. Both of these
accessories are available at your local bike shop.
The handle for the Solo is installed quite easily. Simply
depress the buttons on either side of the handle and
slide the handle into the handle bar receivers as shown in
the illustration at right. The handle is designed for either
a high or low position depending on the height and comfort of the user. This position can be changed by flipping
the handle over and installing it as described above.
Parking Brake Installation and
Install the parking brake on the right rear main
frame as shown here (mounting the brake is easier
when the trailer is folded). The brake clamps to
the frame just in front of the right rear hinge. First,
take the brake clamp apart, put the two parts of the
clamp into place as shown (a. the bolt hole should
be in the lower position). Hold the nut in the grove
of the clamp with a finger. Put the rest of the brake
assembly into place and snug up the bolt using a
7/16" socket and an extension.
Folded trailer, right rear main frame
Adjust the brake by sliding the clamp fore and aft on
the main frame. When engaged it should deflect a
properly inflated tire at least 1/4".
Your main objective is to get the parking brake to
hold the tire very tightly even with the maximum 75
lb. load. Note that any change in tires will require a
readjustment of the parking brake. Tighten the bolt
to 6 ft.-lb. to secure the brake clamp.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
When engaged it should deflect a
properly inflated tire at least 1/4"
Installing the Safety Flag
Insert the safety flag pole through the loop of ½” webbing on the outside of the
trailer and into the flag pocket at the bottom left hand corner of the trailer as shown
Folding Your Burley Solo™
Folding your Burley Solo™ is basically the reverse of unfolding it. Familiarize yourself
with unfolding the trailer as outlined above. To fold your trailer:
Remove the safety flag and handle.
Remove the tongue by pulling out the hairpin cotter and lock pin and reversing
the process described previously.
Remove the wheels and store them in a safe place with the handle.
Remove the cover and store in a safe place.
Unclip the sides of the seat at the top of the frame.
Unclip the frame locks at the top rear of the frame.
Push the rear part of the trailer forward and down while simultaneously pushing
the top of the trailer down.
We recommend reinserting the safety pins in their receptacles
for storage or transport to avoid snagging.
You can partially fold your Burley Solo™ as needed. Your options are to fold only
the top, remove only the tongue and hitch, remove the quick release wheels, or any
combination of the above. Do not operate your trailer in a partially folded condition.
Using the Seat Harness
IMPORTANT: Only passengers who are able to wear a helmet and sit upright, unassisted should ride in a child trailer.
Adequate neck strength is required to hold head upright while
trailering. A physician should evaluate anyone who is of questionable developmental age for trailering.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Junction of Y-buckle must be positioned at child’s sternum to
work correctly. Belts or buckles positioned near your child’s
neck can cause discomfort or serious injury. Check child
periodically to ensure that he/she has not slipped from correct seated position.
Your child will ride comfortably and safely
in your Burley Solo with Burley’s five-point
restraint system.
Single Passenger:
1. Make sure the seat pad and shoulder harness
are installed as indicated in Section VI.
2. Seat the child in the center of the seat.
3. Snap in the shoulder straps at the Y-buckle.
Ensure that the Y-buckle is adjusted so that it is
at the child’s sternum.
4. Ensure that the shoulder straps are adjusted
so that the child is comfortably kept from moving too far forward in the seat.
5. Fasten and adjust the lap belt so that it is snug.
Child and cyclist must wear helmets when trailering. Helmets
can prevent or significantly reduce head injury in event of
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Padded Seat & Shoulder Harness, Child
Seat Recliner™, and Recessed Helmet
The seat in your Burley Solo is designed to provide the utmost comfort for your child.
From a padded seat and shoulder harnesses to reclining the seat; from room for your
child’s helmet to flow-thru mesh to keep your child cool, the Burley Solo is the most
comfortable trailer on the market.
Seat Pad and Shoulder Harness
The seat pad and shoulder harness in your Burley Solo are made of a durable spacer
weave fabric for ventilation to keep your child cool, and a high tech foam material to
provide the padding necessary for a comfortable ride. If the seat pad and/or shoulder harness become dirty, they can be easily removed and hand-washed with mild
soap and water. If it is extremely hot, the seat pad and/or harness can be removed
to provide maximum flow-thru ventilation. Installing the seat pad and shoulder harnesses is quick and easy. Simply follow the steps below.
Seat Pad
1) Ensure that shoulder straps and lap belt are not in the
way of the seat pad during installation.
2) The seat platform and seat pad each have two strips of
Velcro material as shown at right. Install the front part of the
seat pad so that the square edges of the pad face match up
with the front of the seat.
3) Attach the top part of the pad to the seat to complete
the process.
Shoulder Harness Pad
Insert the shoulder straps into the
shoulder harness pad as shown in the
drawing at right. The shoulder straps
should be oriented so that the FLAT
parts of the male buckles are facing
toward each other.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Using the Child Seat Recliner
The child seat can be reclined for
added comfort by making the following adjustments:
• Loosen the tension on the straps (A)
attached to the top of the frame.
• Loosen the tension in the helmet
pocket straps (B).
Using the Recessed
Helmet Pocket
The helmet pocket on the child seat
is designed to provide added room
for the back side of a child’s helmet.
The helmet pocket can be modified
by loosening/tightening the helmet
pocket strap (see illustration on right)
as required.
VII. Hitching the Burley Solo to Your Bicycle
The trailer hitch was designed to quickly and safely attach to virtually all types of
bicycles. It is inserted in front of the left rear dropout of your bicycle.
Hitching the Trailer to Your Bicycle
Loosen the knob on the eyebolt until the two arms are spread fully apart.
Slip the lower hitch arm under the chain stay (A) and the upper arm above the
seat stay (B). See illustration on page 14.
Wedge the hitch cone all the way back into the angle formed by the stays at the
Tighten the knob until the arms are firmly clamped against the stays. Wrap the
safety strap around the inside of the chain stay, over the hitch body, and back to
the D-ring at the end of the tongue.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Make sure that the cone is wedged securely into the stays. The knob should be
finger-tight; do not overtighten. The hitch should not move, but should allow the
bicycle complete movement, including lying it down on the ground. It should clear
any racks, bags, or fittings you have on your bicycle. If there is any interference,
contact your Burley dealer.
IMPORTANT: Remove trailer from your bicycle when it’s not in
use to prevent deforming the plastic hitch.
Do not operate trailer without hitch safety strap properly
installed. A dangling safety strap can contact spokes and
damage rear wheel or cause accident resulting in serious
Hitch must seat properly into stays and not interfere with
racks, bags, or fittings. Inspect hitch and tongue frequently
for damage or loose fasteners. Interfering parts or damaged
hitch can cause accident resulting in serious injury.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Do not use or store trailer at temperatures below 32˚
Fahrenheit as hitch rubber flex connector can become brittle
and possibly break, causing accident resulting in serious
VIII. Trailer Maintenance and Care
Hitch and Tongue Maintenance
Your trailer is designed for low maintenance and easy care. Clean and grease the
eyebolt threads on the hitch periodically to ensure that the eyebolt knob can be
properly tightened.
Because of ultraviolet degradation, we recommend that the hitch be replaced every
five years under normal use. In sunny or smoggy locations or for trailers that are
stored outdoors, the hitch should be replaced every two to three years for safety.
Replace your hitch or tongue if there are any signs of damage—i.e., cracks, dents,
Your Burley Solo trailer comes with an easy-to-lubricate tongue-pivot spindle.
Lubricate twice a year for normal use and monthly for heavier use—i.e., use in wet or
salty conditions.
1. Gently remove inner cap on the end of tongue with a
medium flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Using grease gun equipped with needle type injector,
squirt grease into small hole in brass bushing until old
grease flushes out ends of bushing.
3. Replace inner cap on end of tongue to protect pivot
bushing from dirt and moisture.
IMPORTANT: For any spindle service other than lubrication,
contact your Burley Dealer.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Fabric Care
Your Burley Solo is manufactured from a tough, durable polyester. The fabric is
coated for waterproofness and is highly resistant to fading. It can be easily cleaned
with any mild soap or detergent and warm water. For more persistent soil, use a
nylon bristle brush. When not in use, store your trailer in a dry, well-ventilated area;
wipe it dry before storing to help avoid mildew.
Polyester fabric will eventually fade, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. To
extend the life of your fabric, as well as the hitch and other components, do not store
your trailer in direct sunlight. Do not use bleach for cleaning, as it will damage the
fabric. The fabric is an important part of your trailer’s structure, and provides a safety
envelope for child passengers. Replace any fabric that is ripped, scuffed, or otherwise
Burley offers a durable polyester storage cover to protect your Solo from the elements when it is not in use. Contact your Burley dealer for details.
Trailer with damaged or ripped fabric components can permit harmful contact between child and spinning spokes or
moving pavement, and cause serious injury. Replace damaged components.
IX. Safety Guidelines
Bicycling with a trailer is different from bicycling without one, in ways which aren’t
always obvious. It is therefore essential that you read and understand all of the
following safety guidelines—in addition to the warnings and instructions in the
previous sections—prior to using your trailer. Before loaning your trailer to others,
make sure they too understand its proper, safe use. Contact your dealer or Burley if
any of these instructions are unclear.
Bicycling with a trailer, and bicycling in general, can be
hazardous. Failure to observe any of section “IX. Safety
Guidelines” could result in accident and serious injury or
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Use a Well-Maintained Bicycle and Trailer
Use a bicycle which is in good working condition, with good brakes. A frequent
safety check of your bicycle is essential. Inspect and maintain your trailer as outlined
in section “X. Safety Checklists” of this manual. Have your Burley dealer maintain and
inspect your bicycle and trailer if you are not qualified to do so.
Loading Your Trailer
Do not overload the trailer. Maximum trailer load limit for children and/or cargo is
75 lbs. When placing children or cargo into the trailer, keep the load centered or
forward of the axle. Pack the load as low as possible and make sure items cannot
shift around. Loose, heavy objects can injure passengers in event of a sudden stop or
tip over.
Starting and Stopping
Because of the trailer’s additional weight, a bicycle pulling a trailer will be slower to
start up and stop, and because of its length it requires more time to cross streets or
paths. Your entire vehicle is heavier and less responsive. This means you should think
further ahead in anticipating stops, turns, and starts. Note that your trailer extends
out further on the left; allow for this difference when turning, passing pedestrians, or
approaching obstacles (like posts on bike paths). We recommend you spend some
time experimenting with a loaded trailer in an uncongested area to become familiar
with how your heavier, longer vehicle responds.
Prevent Trailer Tip Over
Just like automobile and motorcycle trailers, bicycle trailers can tip over. To avoid
overturning: Do not pull your trailer over curbs or hit holes or other obstructions
in the road. Instruct children not to bounce, rock, or lean, which can cause a shift of
weight. Do not make high-speed turns or descents when pulling the trailer. Always
corner with caution at 5 m.p.h. or less, as the trailer cannot lean into a turn the way
a bicycle can. Do not under any circumstances travel faster than 15 m.p.h.—all road
irregularities and your slowness to react are greatly magnified.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Trailers can tip over causing damage to trailer and serious
injury to cyclist or passengers.
AVOID causes of tip over, especially
Children leaning or bouncing
Hitting potholes, curbs, other
road obstructions
Taking turns too fast
Sudden swerving
Off-banked turns
Improper wheel installation
Improper tire inflation
Fit, Alert, Adult Pilot
To safely pull a trailer, you need to be a fit, experienced cyclist. You must be alert,
have good sight and hearing, and adequate strength in your legs, arms, and hands.
Never allow a child or adolescent to pull your trailer because it is likely that they lack
the necessary physical ability and judgement.
No Headphones or Other Distraction
Do not bicycle or stroll with headphones, radios, or other distractions. You must be
able to hear surrounding traffic, and concentrate on safe bicycling at all times.
No Motorized Vehicles
Your Burley Solo is only intended for use with pedal-powered cycles; never pull it
with a motorized vehicle, as the increased acceleration and speed could damage the
trailer or cause the trailer to tip over.
Avoid Riding in Traffic
We recommend against riding in traffic. If you must ride in traffic, do not pull your
trailer on highways, busy streets, or on streets unsafe for bicycling with children.
Never assume that you will be given the right-of-way, even if it is legally yours. Your
child is a precious load; his or her safety should not be entrusted to a car driver
whose attention or regard for bike riders is unknown. Use care when pulling your
trailer on bike routes or along bike lanes, especially at intersections.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Ride on Clean, Paved Surfaces
Your Burley Solo is not intended for off-road use. Towing a child off road can be especially dangerous. Any bumps or irregularities could cause tip over and serious injury
to the bicyclist or passenger, or damage to the trailer.
Cross over railroad tracks, curb cutouts, and road grooves at 90˚. Riding parallel or at
acute angles to such obstacles can cause a crash.
Riding When It’s Slippery
Be especially careful in wet, rainy, or freezing conditions. Your ability to control and
stop your bicycle when towing a trailer is greatly impaired. In wet conditions apply
your brakes periodically to be sure the rims and brake pads are clear of water. Avoid
forceful braking which can cause dangerous skidding. Ride slowly and allow a
greater margin of safety when starting, stopping, and turning.
Do not ride on surfaces where sand, gravel, ice, oil, or other slippery substances are
present; if you must pass over slippery surfaces, walk your bike and trailer.
Navigating Curbs, Stairs, and Escalators
Never tow your trailer over curbs; rider must dismount and walk over any curbs. If
you must traverse stairs, prevent a hazardous loss of control: have the children get
out of the trailer and disconnect it from the bike; carefully roll your trailer and bike,
independently, up or down the stairs. Never take your bike or trailer on escalators.
Use Cautiously with Pets
Your trailer is not designed to secure pets. A cat or other small pet can be towed
if they are in a pet carrier secured to the trailer frame. A sedate dog can be towed
seated on the trailer floor: add carpet for comfort, always use a cover, and do not
exceed 100 lbs. Never tow an excitable dog in your trailer, as it may lunge or try to
jump out causing tip over or other accident.
Avoid Riding at Night
Make every effort to schedule your rides so you are not pulling a trailer at night.
Because your vehicle is longer and heavier you will be less able to react to unseen
hazards. Automobile drivers may not be accustomed to your longer vehicle and may
not react to it appropriately. If you must ride at night, wear bright, reflective clothing,
use a bright headlight and a red blinking taillight on your bike. Similarly, put a red
blinking light in the light-holder tab sewn onto the back of your cover so you can
be more easily seen. Do not operate without properly attached reflectors; replace
cracked or missing reflectors.
Always Use Your Cover
Affix your Big Screen 2-in-1 Cover to protect your child from flying debris when
pulling your trailer. Never leave a child unattended in direct sunlight because heat
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
buildup in the trailer can cause serious harm. Open or close the vinyl cover depending on the weather, to help keep your child cooler or warmer. Check periodically to
ensure that they are comfortable.
Cool Weather Use
When the temperature is 60-70˚ or colder you may be comfortable without heavy
clothing because your pedaling effort helps keep you warm. However, when you
consider the child’s inactivity sitting in the trailer—coupled with a potential windchill factor—an extra sweater or jacket may be needed for them to keep from
getting too cold.
Wear Helmets
Numerous studies have shown that:
Head injury is the leading cause of bicycling fatalities; and,
Helmets prevent or reduce bicyclists’ head injuries.
For safety, it is essential that both cyclist and passengers use approved bicycling
helmets at all times. Don’t take chances.
Proper Wheels and Tires are Essential
Use only the factory-supplied wheels, and keep them properly maintained. Inflate
tires to 30–35 P.S.I. and check pressure before each use. Do not use higher-pressure
tires, as the trailer will be bouncy and prone to tip over with light loads. We only
recommend tires with street tread. Do not use knobbies. For stability, dished wheels
must be offset to the outside of the trailer (with tires close to the outer frame, providing a wider track).
Know Your Trailer Hitch
Clamp the hitch securely to the bicycle frame, and check for a tight attachment
each time you use the trailer. Refer to sections “VII. Hitching the Burley Solo to Your
Bicycle” and “VIII. Trailer Maintenance and Care” of this manual for proper installation,
use and maintenance of your hitch.
Use Your Flag
Always use the safety flag—it’s an essential safety device. The moving flag will help
make you more visible to motorists and other cyclists.
Protect Your Child
When pulling a child, use the shoulder harness, lap belt, and child helmet at all times.
Always fasten the seat belt so that each child is held securely. For maximum stability
and safety, seat a single child in the center of the trailer. Periodically check placement
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
of shoulder straps, especially for a sleeping child. Check that a child cannot put a
finger into the wheel spokes. Also, be aware that children get thirsty when riding in
the trailer. Bring plenty of water, especially on longer rides; keep a full water bottle in
the trailer where your children can easily quench their thirst when they desire.
Observe Age and Height Restrictions
The trailer seat is intended only for children old enough to wear a helmet and sit
upright alone. Your child must have adequate neck strength to hold his or her head
up while trailering. Check with your pediatrician if you are unsure about your child’s
ability to sit upright and hold his or her head up. Never carry a child whose sitting
height (with helmet) is above the roll bar, because their chance of injury is significantly higher in the event of tip over.
Follow the Rules of the Road
Bicycles are vehicles, and are required to observe all rules of the road. Always signal
turns and stops; ride with both hands on the handlebars except when signalling.
Scan ahead for dangerous situations, and anticipate turning traffic. Watch out for
parked cars and opening doors. Never run stop signals, and never ride against
oncoming traffic. On bike paths, give audible warning when passing pedestrians
from behind. If you are not aware of your local and state bicycle regulations, contact your nearby police or motor-vehicles office for more information. Refer to the
owner’s manual of your lead bicycle for safe cycling information.
Have Fun Defensively
Besides being practical and easy-to-use, the Burley Solo allows people and children
to get outdoors for some fun together, rain or shine. The fact that you’re getting
exercise and fresh air at the same time is an added benefit! So, whether you’re going
down to the corner store, across town on a picnic, or off for an extended vacation,
enjoy your Burley Solo and remember . . . ALWAYS RIDE DEFENSIVELY!
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Safety Checklists
Before Each Ride, Ensure the Following:
Wheels tightly attached
Tire pressure 30–35 P.S.I.
Hitch properly secured with safety strap in place
Locked safety pins for tongue and roll bar
Maximum load 100 lbs.
Bicycle safety check, especially brakes and tires
Helmets for children & rider
Safety flag in place
Both seat buckles in rear of seat are securely fastened
Monthly Checklist
Inspect tongue and hitch for damage, scratches, or loose fasteners
Inspect tongue pivot for smooth operation: tongue should fold and unfold
freely; lubricate brass bushing if necessary
Inspect frame tubing and hardware for cracks, damage, or loose parts
Inspect tires; worn out or cracked tires can lead to blowout
Inspect wheels for trueness and cracks
Inspect wheel bearings for wear
Inspect fabric canopy, child seat, and harness for rips, abrasion, or missing or
damaged hardware
Contact authorized Burley dealer for repairs/replacement of any damaged or
worn out parts
IMPORTANT: Refer to section “VIII. Trailer Maintenance and
Care” of this manual for additional periodic maintenance.
Unless you are a qualified bicycle mechanic, contact your
Burley dealer for repairs and maintenance.
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Parts Lists & Drawings
Note: Subassemblies are indented. Inquire for additional parts.
1. (1) Preassembled Main Frame Assembly
(1) Front Main Frame, 1” Aluminum Tube
(1) Rear Main Frame, 1” Aluminum Tube
(1) Left Frame, 1” Aluminum Tube
(1) Right Frame, 1” Aluminum Tube
(1) Bag Holder, ¾” Aluminum Tube
(1) Axle Assembly
(1) Fabric Bottom Bag and Side Panel Assembly
(1) Front tongue receptacle, Plastic
(1) Rear tongue receptacle, Plastic
(1) Lanyard w/ Lock Pin & Hairpin Cotter to Hold Tongue
(1) Pivot Pin for Tongue
(1) Front Roll Bar, 7/8” Aluminum Tube
(1) Rear Roll Bar, 7/8” Aluminum Tube
(2) Rear Roll Bar Saddle, Plastic
(2) Frame Locks, Aluminum
(4) Hinge Plates, Aluminum
(2) Handle Receiver Mounting Plate, Aluminum
(2) Handle Receiver, Plastic
20. (1) Handle, Aluminum
21. (2) 16” Alloy Spoked Wheel, Tire, & Tube Assembly
22. (1) 2-Piece Safety Flag
23. (2) Rear Reflector Bracket
24. (2) Red Rear Reflector
25. (1) Tongue Assembly
(1) Hitch
(1) Safety Strap
(1) Tongue, 1 1/8” Aluminum Tube
(1) Hitch Connector
30. (1) Mesh Seat with 5-point Restraint System, Shoulder Pad, & Seat Pad
31. (1) Big Screen 2-in-1 Cover with Adjustable Sunscreen
32. (1) Parking Brake
Options (at additional cost):
(1) Walk ’n Roller stroller kit (not shown)
(2) Jogger Kit (not shown)
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
Burley Solo Owner’s Instruction and Safety Manual
About Burley Design Cooperative
Burley has been supplying products to the bicycle industry since 1975. Burley products
are designed and manufactured at our Eugene, Oregon shop. As worker-owners of our
cooperatively owned business, we bring an uncommon degree of personal pride and
attention to our work. Use our products with confidence and satisfaction!
Burley Trailer Limited Warranty
Burley will repair or replace any original equipment parts it determines to be defective for the life of the trailer. The owner of a Burley
trailer must present the trailer for repair at an authorized Burley
dealer, together with an original sales receipt or similar proof of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original owner and is nontransferable. Burley cannot be responsible for failure due to improper
assembly, modification of parts or instructions, neglect, abuse, accident, and/or normal wear. The warranty does not cover any trailer
used for rental, competition, or commercial use.
Burley neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume any
other liability in connection with Burley trailer or jogger, and there
are no oral agreements or warranties collateral to or affecting this
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Burley Design Cooperative • 4020 Stewart Rd. • Eugene, OR 97402 USA
(541) 687-1644 • Fax (541) 687-0436 • www.burley.com
Copyright © 2004 by Burley Design Cooperative
“Burley” is a registered trademark of Burley Design Cooperative
Printed on recycled paper
rev: 10/04
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF