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Index Of Safety / Tech
A: Safety   Close All | Open All

1. Safety First

Always wear the proper protective gear when operating an atv or any other off road vehicle. A small investment, less than $100.00 in most cases, can equip the rider with a DOT (Department Of Transportation) approved helmet as well as chest, arm, and leg protective pads for a safe riding experience. Most off-road vehicles are built to accommodate only 1 one rider at a time to ensure safe operation.

2. Adult Supervision!

Off-Road vehicles are not toys! Adult supervision is strongly recommended in all phases of operation of these vehicles. All care and maintenance of these types of vehicles should be performed by an adult.

3. Legal Operation

Absolutely no one should operate in Off-Road vehicle of any nature while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of any kind. This is not only illegal, but can also be deadly. Off-Road vehicles should not be operated after dark! The darkness can hide many obstructions and other hazards that cannot be seen until it is to late, which can cause injury to the rider. Automobiles and Off-Road vehicles do not mix! Always operate your Off-Road vehicle in an open field or on smooth lots or trails away from roads and automobiles. If you are near or on a road, the rider must obey the rules of the road, obey all traffic signs, use proper hand signals, and soon as it is safe to do so, get off of the road away from other vehicles.

4. Pre-Ride Inspection

It is crucial that you as the rider, or a supervising adult, performs a Pre-ride inspection of your Off-road vehicle before every ride. A visual inspection should include looking for the following, loose or broken parts, leaking fluids, proper operation of all operating controls/safety devices, correct tire inflation, and proper fluids.

5. Use Common Sense!

If during your pre-ride inspection you find the following-
1:) Leaking Fluid
2:)loose or defective / broken part
3:) Poor performing / non-working brakes or other safety equipment
DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED!

Do not let other riders onto your unit that are not properly outfitted with safety gear or do not meet minimum age requirements or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


The Bottom Line... If at anytime during the ownership / use of your unit you feel unsure or uneasy about the situation at the moment... Stop and use COMMON SENSE to decide the best course of action to take.
B: Electric Powered   Close All | Open All

1. Tech Tip

Proper Routine Maintenance along with attention to detail will extend the life of your electric vehicle.

2. Read Your Owners Manual!

Although reading an owners manual isn't exciting, it can provide you with very valuable information pertaining to your electric vehicle. Many of the Answers to basic questions can be found in the manual, as well as pertinent technical information that is exclusive to your vehicle. READ IT!!!

3. Battery Maintenance

For optimum battery life, it is beneficial to charge the battery in your electric vehicle at least once a month, using a charger that is recommended by the manufacturer for your specific battery. Consult the owners manual for the recommended charging duration. Overcharging will result in damage to your battery, which may require replacement.
During periods of long storage and or cold conditions , more frequent charging may be necessary. Most electric vehicle batteries are sealed and therefore, do not require fluid maintenance. Consult your owners manual for the battery specifications and related maintenance.

4. Charging Tips

When Connecting your charger to your electric vehicle, avoid any contact with metal surfaces that could cause an arc, which may result in a blown fuse or other electrical part failure.

5. Routine Preventative Maintenance Prevents Breakdowns!

Electric vehicles are used on various terrains and operate with a high amount of vibration. Therefore, it is crucial that the vehicle has all related parts, controls, check for proper fit/tightness as well as proper operation. It is also important to check for bent/broken parts as well.

Before and after ride inspections take only a few minutes, but can ultimately prevent costly repairs and help to insure a safe riding experience!!
C: Gas Powered   Close All | Open All

1. Tech Tip

Proper routine maintenance, along with the use of high quality fuels / lubricants and following manufacturers specifications, can result in your off-road vehicle providing you service well into the future.

2. Read Your Owners Manual!

Although reading an owners manual isn't exciting, it can provide you with very valuable information pertaining to your electric vehicle. Many of the Answers to basic questions can be found in the manual, as well as pertinent technical information that is exclusive to your vehicle. READ IT!!!

3. Fuel Choices

The small engines that power off-road vehicles, perform best using the best quality fuels. This means "Premium Gas". They will run on lower grade fuel, however they will get less M.P.G. and over time will require more maintenance.
Attention!!: If you are storing / parking your vehicle for any longer than 3 weeks, it is crucial that you drain the fuel, to prevent gumming up of the fuel system, which will cause start up failure.

4. 2-Cycle Engines Fuel Type Requirements

Unleaded "Premium" gas mixed with a high quality of 2-cycle oil [consult owners manual for mix ratio].
Do not use straight gas in a a 2-cycle engine. IT WILL BURN YOUR MOTOR UP!!

5. 4-Cycle Engines Fuel Type Requirements

Unleaded "Premium" Gas only! Do not mix oil with the gas as it will cause internal problems requiring maintenance.

6. Lubrication Type Requirements - Crucial to your off-road vehicle

Your vehicle's engine [4cycle] comes with "break in oil" in it's crankcase that is only to be used for a short time [approx. 2 hours ride time]. To break in the piston and rings, after which it should be changed. It is strongly recommended that the engine oil [after break in period] is changed [approx 15-20 Hours] of ride time, Routinely. This will greatly prolong engine life.
Most 4-cycle engines [Chinese Honda clones] perform best with conventional motor oils, 10w-30 or 10w-40 [Valvoline, Castrol, etc..]. Synthetic oil is not recommended as the gaskets and seals are not supportive of these oils!

7. Chain Maintenance

If your off-road vehicle is chain-driven, it is important to keep the chain lubed, using a good quality chain lubricant. Consult your owners manual or the dealer for more information.

8. Tire Maintenance - The Key To Safety

It is extremely important to the safe operation of your off-road vehicle that the tires are routinely check for proper inflation and wear. If your tires are "tubeless" then your initial tire pressures will above normal pressure specifications in order to help the tire properly seal. Once you have operated your off-road vehicle for [1-2 hours], it is then necessary to drop the pressure in your tires to the manufactures specified pressure for the continued safe operation. Consult your Owners manual for the recommended tire pressure!

9. Battery Maintenance

For optimum battery life, it is beneficial to charge the battery in your off-road vehicle at least once a month, using a charger that is recommended by the manufacturer for your specific battery. Consult the owners manual for the recommended charging duration. Overcharging will result in damage to your battery. Which may require replacement. During periods of long storage and or cold conditions, more frequent charging may be necessary. Most off-road vehicles batteries are sealed and therefore, do not require fluid maintenance. Consult your owners manual for battery specifications and related maintenance.

10. Routine Preventative Maintenance! - Prevent Breakdowns!

Off-road vehicles, by nature are used on rough terrains and operate with a high amount of vibration.. Therefore, it is crucial that the vehicle has all related parts, controls checked for proper fit and tightness as well as proper operation. It is also important to check for bent / broken parts as well as leaking fluids & Proper fluid levels. Before and after ride inspections only take a few minutes, but can ultimately prevent costly repairs and help to ensure a safe riding experience!!!!
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