Gas powered scooters for Adults
4.Most scooters ship with the front wheel unattached, but if your wheel is attached, free the front wheel by unbolting the front axle from the crate.
Gas powered scooter assembly: locating and charging the battery
Your gas powered scooter includes “starter” battery. Within the first 100 miles, we recommend you replace the battery with a more reliable version that can be purchased from an auto parts store. The battery that ships with your scooter is best suited for starting the scooter and completing this inspection only.
Locate the battery (check under the seat if you do not find the battery elsewhere). Follow the battery assembly and charging instructions carefully. While the battery charges, complete the remaining assembly steps below.
Gas powered scooter assembly: installing the front wheel
Carefully stand your scooter up. This may require the help of another person or additional supports.
1.Remove any shipping spacers that you see between the front brake pads.
3.On the side of the front wheel with the brake disc, there may be a metal spacer between the hole in the fork and the wheel. On the other side, there may be another spacer (along with the speed sensor, which is connected to the speedometer). Locate both spacers (if present) and move on to the next step.
4.The speed sensor typically has notches in it that line up with a peg on the front fork. The inside of the speed sensor also has two tabs that line up with the two tabs on the front wheel.
5.Line up the tabs on the speed sensor and the front wheel. Then line up the speed sensor with the pegs on the front fork and slide the wheel into position.
6.Slide the axle bolt through the assembly. If should slide in easily but may require a few taps from a rubber mallet.
7.Once the axle bolt is through, apply a few drops of thread lock on the threads.
8.Tighten the axle bolt according to specs provided in the owner’s manual.
Gas powered scooter assembly: changing the fluids and plug
The engine oil that arrived in your scooter is for shipping purposes only. TaoTao USA recommends changing the oil with 10W-40. Matt, an experienced scooter mechanic, recommends 20W – 50 “V-Twin” oil. “V-Twin” refers to the engine configuration of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, which are also air cooled and tend to be run hard for long periods of time.