Pre Ride Inspection
WARNING – Perform this pre-ride inspection prior to operating the vehicle. There could be serious damage to the vehicle or personal injury may result if proper care is not taken.
ENGINE OIL LEVEL –
Add oil if required. Check for leaks. Tighten filler cap securely.
FUEL LEVEL –
Add fuel as necessary. Do not overfill (no fuel in the filler neck). Replace cap tightly.
Check for leaks. Do not mix oil with gas. WARNING – Do not refill engine while it is hot. It is possible for spilled fuel to ignite resulting in a fire. Do not fill gas tank in a closed area such as a garage. After filling the tank move the vehicle at least 15 feet away from spot of filling before starting.
BRAKES – PERFORM A BRAKE TEST:
Have the operator sit in the seat, then push the vehicle from behind. Once the vehicle is rolling, have the operator apply the brake pedal. The vehicle should come to a stop. WARNING- Do not operates this vehicle unless the brake is working properly. This vehicle uses a one wheel band brake system, please allow amber time and distance (8-10 feet) for braking to a complete stop.
Check condition and pressure.
DRIVE CHAIN –
Check condition, tension, lubricate as necessary.
CHECK FOR SMOOTH OPERATION. Assure throttle “snaps” back to idle. Also, check
for frayed cable or damaged cable conduit. If either condition exists replace the cable assembly before
TOGGLE KILL SWITCH – PERFORM THIS TEST:
While the engine is running, move the toggle kill
switch on the steering column to the “OFF” position. If this does not stop the engine, check to ensure that the toggle kill switch wire is attached to the terminal on the engine. WARNING- DO NOT OPERATE THIS VEHICLE WITH A TOGGLE KILL SWITCH THAT IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.
ALL NUTS, BOLTS, AND FASTENERS –
Check wheels to see that all axle nuts and lug nuts are tightened properly. Check and tighten all other fasteners as necessary.
Ensure all protective guards are in place. NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT
ALL CHAIN, CLUTCH, OR DRIVE ASSEMBLY COVER GUARDS IN PLACE. Each of these covers
have a protective purpose, if removed, could endanger the personal safety of the operator or passenger
STEERING SYSTEM –
Ensure that it turns freely.