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INSTRUCTIONAL OWNER’S MANUAL
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IMPORTANT PRODUCT NOTIFICATIONS
MODEL XLT-X2 BIKE TRAILER
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Owner’s Manual should be kept for future reference
1. Completely read and understand Owner’s Manual before assembling or operating this product.
2. This product should be assembled by an adult.
Failure to follow these warnings and assembly instructions could result in serious injury or death!
Immediately discard all plastic bags and plastic wrapping materials!
Never use this trailer/stroller if it becomes damaged!
To avoid serious injury, children should always wear the seat belt and the shoulder straps!
Never leave children unattended in or around this product!
Never allow children to assemble, fold, or disassemble this unit!
Accessories or parcels placed in trailer/stroller may cause it to become unstable!
Not for use with children under 18 months old! Children must be able to support their own heads!
Before riding, check that all parts are assembled according to the manufacturer instructions!
Tires should be inflated to 35-40 PSI ( between 2.5 and 3.5 bar) for maximum comfort! Check tire pressure before each use!
Use a foot pump or hand pump to inflate tires! Pressurized air hoses can cause over inflation!
Periodically re-check all fasteners to make sure they are tight!
Clean trailer only with soap and water. Do not use solvents!
SAFETY TOWING TIPS
TOWING TIPS:
• Make sure your bike brakes work properly! Braking distance is increased when pulling a trailer!
• This trailer is wide! Allow extra clearance near curbs, signs, parked cars, and other obstacles!
• A bicycle with trailer attached requires a wide turning radius! Do not turn sharply!
• Children must wear an approved safety helmet when using this product in trailer mode!
• Never remove protective canopy when pulling children in the trailer!
• Always use the safety flag when pulling this trailer!
• When pulling one child in the trailer, seat him/her in the center!
• Do not ride over curbs! Avoid bumps and holes! Always signal your turns!
• Use extra caution when turning on uneven pavement, and going downhill!
• Not for use at high speeds! Do not exceed 25 km/h!
• NEVER use this trailer at night!
• Install a rearview mirror on your bike to check on children in trailer!
• Dress children appropriately to prevent them from getting chilled or overheated while riding!
Protect against wind-chill in cold temperatures, and provide adequate ventilation and hydration during warmer temperatures.
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INSTRUCTIONAL
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FULLY ASSEMBLED TRAILER
PARTS LIST
QUANTITYDESCRIPTION
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Frame w/ Canopy, Sling
Seat with 5 point safety
harness, tow bar, tow
bar coupler and rear wheel bracket attached
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20” Rear wheels
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Safety flag
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CONTENT
1. Key Features
2. Pre-Ride Safety Check
3. Safety Guidelines
4. Main Frame and Cabin Assembly
5. Installing Wheels
6. Installing Tow Arm
7. Using Top Cover/Windscreen
8. Installing Safety Flag
9. Using Five-point Harness
10.Removal of Passengers
11.Folding
12.Storage
13.Attaching Trailer to Bicycle
14.Installing Parking Brake/Wheel Guard
15. Jogger Kit
16.Fitting of lightsets (not included)
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PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND EXAMINE CONTENTS CAREFULLY BEFORE ASSEMBLY.
Please read the instruction manual and warning labels completely and carefully before using your trailer.
KEY FEATURES:
•Quick Assembly, take down and storage
•Forward facing two passenger seating
•Five-point seating harness with quick lock and release
•Full rain cover with roll-up window
•Quick release wheels with sealed bearings
CAUTION:
Please carefully read the instruction manual and all safety warning labels before using the trailer.
IMPORTANT:
Passengers and riders should always wear properly fitted, approved cycling helmets. In some countries, helmets are a
legal requirement.
WARNING:
•Not for infants under 18 months of age
•Children must be able to hold head up with helmets on
•Children must always use seat belt and bike helmets
•Never leave child unattended
•Always ride defensively
•Do not exceed 45kg total weight, or 30kg nominal load
•Maximum 2 passengers - each passenger weight 22kg
•Maximum passenger height 1.05 m
•Do not exceed 25 KM/H maximum speed, slower for turns or rough roads
•Braking Distances are increased when pulling the trailer. Slow down and allow extra stopping distance.
•Always instruct children NOT to rock, bounce or lean
•NEVER use the trailer off-road. This may result in damage to the trailer and or serious injury to the passengers
PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK:
1.Check to insure hitch clamp is tight
2.Check to insure hitch safety strap is secure
3.BUCKLE UP! Check seat harness and secure all baggage
4.Inspect bike and trailer condition before each use
5.HELMETS ON! Insure rider and child helmets are on and secure
6.Check tire air pressure. Always maintain between 35 and 40 PSI (between 2.5 and 3.5 bar)
Think Safety First! Check the working condition of both bicycle and trailer before every use. If you discover broken
components, misalignments, or missing parts, cor-rent the problem prior to use.
Please follow these safety guidelines when using your trailer:
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SAFETY GUIDELINES:
Think Safety First! Check the working condition of both bicycle and trailer before every use. If you discover broken
components, misalignments, or missing parts, correct the problem prior to use.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES WHEN USING YOUR TRAILER:
•This trailer is intended only for transport of children and cargo in the manner as described in the following pages of the owners’ manual. Use of the trailer apart from these guidelines is not recommended, and may result in injury or damage to the trailer or the bicycle.
•Inspect the trailer and its parts before and after each use. Proper maintenance of the trailer is essential to safety.
•When assembling the trailer, make sure that wheels are correctly and securely installed as described in the
assembly instructions. If you are not familiar with the type of wheels used on this trailer, contact your place of
purchase or a reputable bicycle shop to receive instruction in the correct operation of these devices. Inflate tires to
35-40 PSI (between 2.5 and 3.5 bar) and check air pressure before each use. Over inflation may cause the trailer to bounce or turn over. Use only tires with street tread, and not with BMX or Knobby tread.
•Be sure that the bicycle used with the trailer is in good working condition, is appropriate in size and type to pull the cycle trailer, and has good brakes. Refer to the bicycle owners’ manual for any advice regarding use of the bicycle with a trailer. A bicycle shop can help you with the inspection to determine if your bike is of the correct type to use with the trailer, and with routine maintenance of the cycle and the trailer.
•Do not overload the trailer. The load limit for cargo and passengers is 30kg. Position the load as low as possible
and center it within the trailer (front to rear, and left to right). Any extra gear should be placed towards the rear. All load should be secured so that it does not shift. Instruct children riding in the trailer not to bounce, rock or lean. Such movements may cause the trailer to lean or flip.
•When fully loaded, the Drawbar load measured at the hitch should be between 3-8kgs. This can be verified by lifting the tow bar of the loaded trailer before attaching the trailer to the bicycle. Make sure parking brakes are engaged when loading trailer.
•Do not attempt to install other seating systems in this trailer. It is not designed for car seats, stroller seats, infant beds, or any other type of seating. Use of any seating system other than the original equipment seat will void the warranty, and may result in damage to the trailer or injury to the passenger.
•Never take this trailer off-road. It is intended for use on paved road surfaces. Use in any other conditions may result in damage to the product or injury to the passengers.
Pulling this trailer alters the operation of the bicycle. Stopping, starting, and turning are affected, depending on the
weight of the cargo. To familiarize yourself with the changes, load the trailer to capacity and practice in a safe area. Do
not use your trailer until you have become accustomed to how it affects your bicycle handling. Further safety strategies
include the following:
•Never assume you will be given the right of way.
•Do not try to predict the actions of car drivers.
•Do not travel on highways, busy streets, or in areas unsafe for bicycling.
•Avoid riding at night. If you must ride at night, use lights and bright, reflective clothing. Do not ride at night with
children in the trailer. Before use, consult your local authorities to determine appropriate lighting and safety
requirements to conform to traffic code.
•To prevent overturning your trailer, do not pull over curbs or holes or hit obstacles in the roadway.
•Do not turn sharply, because trailer may turn over.
•Do not travel at high speeds.
•Do not exceed 25 KM/H, slow for turns and rough road conditions. High speeds adversely affect your ability to control the bike and notice road irregularities. Braking distances are increased when pulling a trailer.
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•Never take the trailer off road. It is designed for use on paved roadways. Off road use may result in damage to trailer or injury to passengers.
The safety of your child is of great concern. The trailer seat is intended for passengers older than 12 months and able
to wear an approved helmet. Your child must be able to hold his head upright. Check with your pediatrician to make
sure your child’s development makes him or her a suitable passenger in the trailer. Helmets are recommended for
all passengers, and may be required by law. Please check national and local laws regarding trailers and helmet use
prior to operation. Make sure that your child is seated securely and the harness is properly engaged. The child’s sitting
height should be below the upper crossbar, and the correct shoulder strap height must be used. Refer to the instructions to adjust. The four-season cover must be fitted when children are in the trailer. This protects the child from road
debris.
Refer to the instructions to adjust. The four-season cover must be fitted when children are in the trailer. This protects
the child from road debris.
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MAIN CABIN FRAME AND ASSEMBLY
STEP 1:
Remove the trailer, wheels, hitch arm and walking kit from the box.
NOTE: 1. Set the walking kit small swivel wheel aside, as you will install this later.
2. Lay the trailer on the ground with the black fabric
side down.
FIGURE 1
STEP 2:
To open frame, first, lift front cabin tube up, and then lift rear cabin tube (Fig 2), allowing the rear cabin tube to meet and rest in the plastic cradle of the front tube, (Fig 3, 4).
STEP 3:
Next, lift the handlebar, rotating it toward the back of the trailer, and press down until the latches engage (Fig 5).
STEP 4:
Finally, close the black paddle latch in the center of the handlebar assembly to lock the frame in place (Fig 6).
FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 3.
FIGURE 4.
FIGURE 5.
FIGURE 6.
WARNING!:
You must make certain the frame is locked before using the trailer. Failure to do so could result in
serious injury to you or your child. Make sure the secondary paddle latch is engaged prior to use. Both latches are necessary for safe operation.
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WHEEL INSTALLATION
Your Kuji trailer uses simple and convenient push button quick-release wheels.
STEP 1: Push the button on the outside of the wheel hub.
STEP 2: Insert the axle through the hanger bracket on the frame as shown (fig 3).
STEP 3: Push all the way in and release the push button. The wheel is automatically
locked in place.
STEP 4: Give each wheel a tug to make sure they are secure.
FIGURE 3
WARNING!:
Check the wheels periodically during and before each use to be sure they have not become loose. Failure to do so could result in serious injury to you or your child.
TOW ARM
STEP 1: Locate the hitch arm, and position on the left side of the trailer, as shown (fig 4a). The hitch arm is held in
place by a spring pin and a quick release pin.
STEP 2: Depress the spring pin and insert the hitch arm in the bracket on the frame as shown (fig 4b).
STEP 3: Once the spring pin locks in place in the hole in the bracket, Locate the quick release pin, located on the trailer
frame, then insert the pin through the bracket and into the hole in the tow arm. The pin should go completely
through the tow arm and bracket.
STEP 4: Give the pin a tug to be sure it is secure.
FIGURE 4a
WARNING!:
FIGURE 4b
FIGURE 4c
Check this pin periodically during and before each use to be sure it has not become loose.
Failure to do so could result in serious injury to you or your child.
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TOP COVER/WINDSCREEN
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NOTE: The clear vinyl windscreen and the protective mesh barrier zip open for loading. In inclement weather, the clear
windscreen protects your passengers from the elements. Weather permitting, you can roll up the clear window
and affix with Velcro straps provided. The mesh allows ventilation, but prevents debris from entering the trailer.
WARNING!:
Rocks and castoff from the bicycle wheels could injure your child. Never use the trailer without closing the
mesh cover. Failure to do so could result in serious injury .
SAFETY FLAG INSTALLATION
STEP 1: Assemble the flag and insert the end into the small sleeve
on the side of the trailer skin.
WARNING!:
This flag is meant for use only with the trailer. This flag is not a toy. Do not let
your child play with this flag at any time. Failure to comply with this warning
could result in serious injury of your child.
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FIVE-POINT HARNESS
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STEP 1: Unclip the straps and place your children in the seat. Adjust the upper buckles to fit snugly above your
child’s shoulders.
STEP 2: Adjust the upper buckles to fit snugly above your child’s shoulders. The crotch strap buckle should come just
below your child’s belly button, where a normal belt could lay.
STEP 3: Adjust the ladder lock so the buckle is in the correct position.
STEP 4: Buckle the two side straps to the crotch strap and adjust snugly so you can fit average size fingers between
belt and your child.
STEP 5: The buckle should be centered in your child’s abdomen. Hook the shoulder straps to the D-rings on the
buckle and adjust the ladder locks so they fit snugly.
STEP 6: When using the trailer with a single passenger, position the child in the center and use the two inside shoulder straps to secure the child in the in the middle.
WARNING!:
To avoid serious injury or death, children should always wear the seat belt and shoulder straps and helmet.
REMOVAL OF PASSENGERS
NOTE: Before removing children or cargo from the trailer, stop the bicycle, and lock the trailer parking
brakes on both wheels. Then open the passenger compartment window, release the safety harness, and
allow the passengers to exit the trailer. Take care the bicycle attached to the trailer does not fall over during
loading or unloading.
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FOLDING
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STEP 1: To fold your trailer, first, release safety harnesses and allow passengers to exit the trailer.
STEP 2: To operate the latches, first depress the locking button, and then lift to release the crossbar.
STEP 3: Push forward to fold.
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NOTE: The trailer can be folded with or without the wheels on. If the wheels are removed, they can be stowed inside the trailer when not in use. To remove the wheels, simply push the button in the wheel, and pull
the wheel out from the frame.
STORAGE
NOTE: The trailer has a rear storage area located behind the seat. This is not intended for items weighing
more than 11 lbs. (5 kg.) It can be accessed by opening the rear logo flap.
WARNING!:
Distribute items carefully and evenly. Items may cause the trailer to become unstable. Failure to comply with this warning could result in serious injury to your child.
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ATTACHING TRAILER TO BICYCLE
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Your trailer is designed to attach easily to just about any full-size bicycle. The hitch fitting must be attached to the rear axle of the bike.
Do not attach to any cycle where it cannot attach to the axle. It is recommended that the bicycle(s) to which the trailer will be attached
undergo a safety check by a qualified bicycle mechanic before attaching the trailer to it.
NOTE: This trailer is not designed to be used with electric bikes or motorcycles.
STEP 1: Loosen left side rear axle to allow the hitch to attach to frame.
STEP 2: Position hitch over left rear axle of bicycle frame (Fig5a).
STEP 3: Tighten axle nut securely, testing to see the hitch is unable to pull loose (Fig 5b).
STEP 4: Loop Safety Strap around frame and secure to D-ring on hitch arm (Fig 5c).
FIGURE 5a
FIGURE 5b
WARNING!:
FIGURE 5c
Safety strap must attach to the bike frame when using this product in trailer mode. QR snap pin must be in place and locked before riding. Added weight of it’s passengers or cargo, or both will affect the handling characteristics of the bicycle to which it is attached.
REMOVAL OF TRAILER
STEP 1: Remove Safety strap by releasing D-ring
STEP 2: Remove QR snap pin from hitch connection
STEP 3: Pull trailer arm away from black hitch
STEP 4: Black Hitch attached to axle can remain with the bicycle for easy reattachment
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TRAILER MAINTENANCE
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Your trailer will give you many years of service with minimal care. To insure safe and dependable operation, we recommend the
following regular maintenance:
STEP 1: BEFORE EACH RIDE:
a. Check all fasteners to make sure they are tight. Tighten or replace if needed.
b. Check to make sure wheels are fully secure in the frame. Wheels must be fully
inserted to lock in place. Attempt to pull the wheel out without pushing the release button. Wheel should not move.
c. Check tires for wear and proper inflation as listed on tire sidewall. Use only hand operated pump to avoid tire damage. Underinflation or overinflation can result in unsafe handling.
d. Double check hitch attachment, making sure QR pin is locked, and safety strap is in place.
e. Check harness straps for wear, and make sure buckles lock properly.
STEP 2: ANNUAL CHECK-UP
a. Once a year, or sooner if needed, have the trailer inspected by a qualified bicycle mechanic for signs of wear or needed adjustment.
STEP 3: AS NEEDED
a. Trailer can be cleaned with mild detergent and water. Do not remove the seat or cover for washing.
Do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners, as they may damage the fabrics or the frame materials
or surfaces.
INSTALLING PARKING BRAKE
Your trailer is equipped with a combination wheel guard/parking brake for added safety. When loading or
unloading or parking your trailer, engage the parking brake to prevent the trailer from moving. The brake
housing helps to deflect the tire from obstructions that might stop the trailer and result in an accident.
PARTS LIST
QUANTITYDESCRIPTION
1
Hex Key
4
Screws
2
Wheelguard/Brake
STEP 1: Unpack polybag and check that all parts are included.
STEP 2: Locate the 2 holes in the front of the side frame, just in front of the wheel.
STEP 3: Place screws through holes in frame – from inside to outside, as shown. (The frame is shown without fabric for
detail. You do not need to remove fabric to install).
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PARKING BRAKE (CONT.)
STEP 4: Place the Wheel Guard/Brake Assembly against the frame, and use the hex key wrench provided to
tighten the screws until snug.
NOTE: The nut is secured inside the plastic housing so you will not need a wrench or plier to hold the nut
while tightening the fixing screw.
STEP 5: To operate brake, simply move lever outward to contact tire, release by pushing the lever in toward frame.
STEP 6: Figure 22 shows the brake mechanism operation on the trailer pulling the lever out from the frame.
STEP 7: Fig23 shows the brake mechanism in locked position. For safety, lock both brakes to prevent rolling,
and make certain both brakes are released prior to riding.
FIGURE 22
FIGURE 23
NOTE: This brake is self-adjusting to tire wear, but for best function, make sure to keep tires within rated
pressure on sidewall, and replace tires when you notice visible signs of wear.
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JOGGER KIT
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Your XLTX2 trailer can accept an optional jogger kit. If not included with your trailer at time of purchase, please contact your retailer
for more information on how to purchase this accessory.
INCLUDES: The kit consists of 2 fork tubes, and a
quick release 16 inch wheel
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INSTALLING THE JOGGER KIT
STEP 1:
To install the jogger kit, first remove the hitch arm by releasing opening and releasing the QR pin, then
press the spring pin and pull out the arm. Also remove the pin on the opposite side clamp.
STEP 2:
Next, take one arm, ( Right and left arms are not the same, note the screw thread faces up), insert into
the aluminum bracket, align with the fixing hole and insert and lock the spring pin.
NOTE:
Make sure spring pin is locked. If not locked, the pin may fall out, releasing the fork. This may cause
injury to you or your child.
STEP 3:
Next, tighten the fixing screw into the threaded nut in the bottom of the front frame tube. Perform same
action for both fork tubes.
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STEP 3:
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Next, install wheel as shown. Open the quick release axle skewer to allow the axle to fit inside the
plastic fork tips. Align the flats on the axle with the flats on the fork tips, and slide into the slots. Close
the QR lever, making sure it is tight. If the wheel is still loose in the frame, open the release lever,
tighten the thumb nut, and close the lever again. Repeat this until there is sufficient resistance to
securely lock the wheel.
NOTE: If the wheel does not track straight, loosen the lever and shift the wheel slightly in the slot to adjust
direction, retighten and check the tracking.
WARNING!:
Failure to properly install and tighten the front wheel or jogger arms could cause an accident leading to serious injury or death. Always check before using that all components are properly installed and tightened.
Fitting of Lightsets (Not included)
It is not recommended to use your trailer at night. Your trailer is equipped with reflectors and a safety flag for
maximum visibility during low-light conditions, but if you plan to ride at night, you should install an approved
lightset. The lightset should mount to the frame of the trailer, and be visible from front and rear sides. Your
bicycle dealer can recommend the appropriate lightset to comply with your local lighting regulations.
Never ride with your trailer at night without an approved lightset.
WARRANTY
IF YOUR PRODUCT REQUIRES WARRANTY SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO RETAIL
STORE.
PLEASE CONTACT:
ALLEN SPORTS USA
(800) 722-5536 ~ [email protected]
Please note that all returns and exchanges are subject to the return policy of the retailer where the product was originally purchased
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