Troubleshooting & Maintenance

  • • Assembly & PDI All units received in crate needs to be fully inspected and a full maintenance pdi (post delivery inspection) needs be performed. We do not recommend our customers attempt any of the following themselves. You should always have you bike assembled and maintained by certified mechanic. Megamotormadness cannot be held responsible if any unauthorized individual attempts assembly, PDI, repair, or maintenance on any product.
  • Inspection Instruction:
    1. 1. Check and tighten all bolts ( use locktite where needed)
    2. 2. Check all hose clamps
    3. 3. Change engine oil(use recommended in user manual)
    4. 4. Check all fluids
    5. 5. Check head lights
    6. 6. Check brake light
    7. 7. Check turn signals
    8. 8. Check tire pressure
    9. 9. Check chain/ belt tension
    10. 10. Check brakes
    11. 11. Check throttle
    12. 12. Check all cables for kinks.
  • Inspection Instruction: (Some of the following instructions might not apply to certain models. Please follow the instructions when applicable.)
    1. 1. Remove carton box, top and sides of the metal frame.
    2. 2. Handle bars may need to be installed on some models.
    3. 3. Front and rear fenders need to be installed on most models. Fenders may need to be manipulated to fit by bending and/ or pressing. It is recommended to use lock tight on all bolts and nuts holding on fenders.
    4. 4. On units with windshields, pressing the windshield to fit may be necessary.
    5. 5. Attach rear rack and trunk with screws provided.
    6. 6. Fit wheels and tighten firmly. Use wheel LocTite to secure lug nuts. Check tire pressure (usually 20 PSI, double check what is printed on the tire).
    7. 7. Check/charge and connect battery. (use 12V Charger, charge up to 10-14hr for first time only)
    8. 8. Double-check all electrical wiring harnesses and connections to ensure all are satisfactory and secure.
    9. 9. Make sure to put LocTite around the bolts and nuts to keep them in place. This includes bolts on fender, brake caliper, wheels, muffler, and anywhere there is a bolt.
    10. 10. To open seat turn ignition key to the left until seat pops. If you experience trouble, see below in troubleshooting section.
    11. 11. Before your first ride, make sure to replace ALL fluids. Dust and other particles get in the fluids that come from the factory and can cause malfunction of your bike. Replace oil (10W30 or 10W40 synthetic), brake fluid (DOT 4), radiator fluid (coolant), gear oil (80 weight).
  • Starting Instruction
    1. 1. Check oil level. Top up with standard 4-stroke oil if needed 10W30 or 10W40.
    2. 2. Use only unleaded fuel.
    3. 3. Make sure that the battery has been properly charged and connected.
    4. 4. Turn ignition key on.
    5. 5. Engage brake lever in until it clicks and press start button to turn over the engine.
    6. 6. For starting bike normally, give it throttle sparingly (about 5%) and don't overdo it as that will flood the engine. If you flood the engine, you might not be able to start the engine. In that case, let it sit for 15-20min before trying to start the bike again.
    7. 7. If after 10 minutes of trying to start and it will not start, get a bottle of quick start (ether) spray directly into the air box while cranking it, that will get it started.
    8. 8. Don't go over 30 mph for the first 300 miles to break it in.
  • • Trouble –shooting General Trouble shooting The following instructions were compiled to assist customers in the basics of maintenance and trouble shooting on Megamotormadness.com vehicles.
    1. 1. If bike cuts off, check one of these three
      a) Intake manifold (see if leaking air). If not getting enough gas to engine it will cut out.
      b) If stator is not good, engine might cut out. This could also make the instrument panel cut in and out.
      c) If battery and regulator is good and stator then check cdi
      d) Carburetor might also not be good or clogged.
      e) Check Air filter
      f) Check coil
    2. 2. If gas is not going into engine:
      a) Check gas cap. ----Change the gas cap we'll send a new one.
      b) Check petcock
      c) Carburetor should be cleaned and adjusted because it may not be getting enough gas to the engine. If your carburetor is sealed and not able to be adjusted or cleaned, this is a feature on the newer units which is now required by the EPA. Carburetor will need to be replaced.
    3. 3. If the bike will not charge:
      a) Take it to have the battery checked to make sure it is holding a charge. If not, replace battery. Batteries are not warranty. ---- New batteries can be purchased at Costco or Sam's club
      b) Check the voltage at the battery while bike is running, anything above 12.5 is good.
    4. 4. If it seems like the gas sensor is not working, fish the float. Get a metal hanger, stick it in the tank, and move the sensor around to get it loose. Sometimes it gets stuck from dried up fluid.
    5. 5. If seat will not open: Turn the key to left until the seat pops up. You may have to play with it a little. There is a cable that connects the ignition to the lock mechanism on the seat. There is an adjustment on that cable and make sure the cable is tight enough so that when the key is turned, it opens the lock.
    6. 6. If no fuel is flowing through:
      a) Check fuel line for flow, make sure there is no kinks
      b) Check fuel cap is on tight
      c) Check fuel filter make sure not blocked
    7. 7. If you are not getting spark, check ignition coil.
    8. 8. If you feel excessive vibration from the bike,
      a) Pop the bead. Lube it soap, and re-bead it. The beads need to be flush all the way around the rim.
      b) Check the tires and make sure they are not out of round.
      c) Check the wheels and make sure they are balanced.
  • 24 point Trike system check:
    1. a. Fuel System
      1) Check carburetor for proper operation
      2) Check for proper operation of fuel pet-cock (some models may not have this)
      3) Make sure fuel switch is on
      4) Check for proper operation of fuel drain line
      6) Check and adjust idle set screw
    2. b. Electrical
      7) Install and check battery - fill with electrolyte if not sealed
      8) Check fuses
      9) Check all lights
      10) Check ignition
      11) Check wiring to make sure wires are connected properly
    3. c. Engine
      12) Check oil for proper level and quality
      13) Check cooling system for anti-freeze (only on water cooled units)
      14) Check radiator hose to assure fluid is flowing through properly
    4. d. Suspension
      15) Check wheel bearings
      16) Check and adjust suspension
      17) Check and adjust tire pressure
      18) Check and adjust brakes
      19) Check beads to make sure they are flush with the wheel
      20) Check wheels to make sure they are balanced
    5. e. Other
      21) Check and adjust throttle cable
      22) Check foot-rests
      23) Test all hand and foot controls for proper operation (some models)
      24) Check transaxle fluid level to keep gears lubricated (some models)
  • Maintenance
    1. First Service Interval – 300 Miles
      a. Check all nuts/bolts for tightness and security.
      b. Check all Engine/Vehicle fluid levels and ensure there are no leaks.
      c. Check and adjust chain tension- some models (due to "chain stretch").
      d. Check tire pressure.
      e. Check all cables/controls for proper operation.
    2. 3 Month Service Interval / 1000 miles
      a. Check all nuts/bolts for tightness and security.
      b. Change Engine Oil.
      c. Check and adjust chain tension if necessary.
      d. Check tire pressure/condition.
      e. Check all cables/controls for proper operation.
      f. Lube all fittings/chain as necessary.
    3. 6 Month Service Interval / 2000 miles
      a. Check all nuts/bolts for tightness and security.
      b. Change Engine Oil and Filter.
      c. Check and adjust chain tension if necessary.
      d. Check tire pressure/condition.
      e. Check all cables/controls for proper operation.
      f. Lube all fittings/chain as necessary.
      g. Check all Vehicle fluid levels (coolant, brake fluid, etc.)
    4. 12 Month Service Interval / 3000 miles
      a. Check all nuts/bolts for tightness and security.
      b. Change Engine Oil and Filter.
      c. Check and adjust chain tension if necessary.
      d. Check tire pressure/condition.
      e. Check all cables/controls for proper operation.
      f. Lube all fittings/chain as necessary.
      g. Flush and replace brake fluid.
      h. On water-cooled vehicles – Flush and replace coolant.

 
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