The experience of traversing the roads and sidewalks with one of the Razor Scooter Models is completely unrivaled. These products have been designed from the ‘ground up’ to give the perfect ride for both children and adults alike. Of course, if you want to get the most fun out of your Razor Pro Scooter then you are going to need to take a couple of safety precautions, and of course, learn how to maintain the vehicle properly. On this page I want to cover this in a bit of depth.
Safety on Your Razor Scooter
If you are not willing to be safe on your electric scooter then you SHOULD NOT ride it. Sure, a scooter will not travel at blazingly fast speeds. However it does not have to. All it takes is a small mistake and you could end up injuring yourself seriously. It may not be seen as ‘cool’ to wear safety gear, but trust me, if you fall off the vehicle then you are going to be wishing that you did!
First and foremost, make sure that you grab yourself a helmet to protect your head and when buying one, get a well fitting helmet because even the slightest of knocks to the head can be fatal or cause damage. On top of this you will also want to make sure you have knee and elbow pads. You can purchase all of this directly from razor or you can purchase them from their authorized dealers.
When you are on any models of electric razor scooter or razor kick scooter, it is important that you are observant as possible about your surroundings. You will be surprised at how many people out there will listen to music through their music device whilst riding. This is not safe at all. After all, you will not be able to listen to passing traffic or if somebody approaches you. Whenever you turn you should always make sure that there is no ‘oncoming traffic’ and of course, you want to make sure that you avoid pedestrians on the road because getting ‘hit’ by even a slow moving vehicle like this can be quite painful (and in some cases deadly!)
I am sure that as long as you obey the rules of the road you are going to have next to no problems enjoying your razor scooter when it comes to safety. If you have a child that is going to be riding a Razor Pro Electric Scooter then do make sure that you accompany them to make sure they get everything right. Riding one of these is a completely different beast to riding a manual version after all.
Unlike any of the models of razor kick scooter which requires no battery, the most volatile part on your razor electric scooter will be your battery. Whilst these are ‘built to last’ they will often be the first thing that goes as it is likely that you are really going to be putting it through its paces. Thankfully a good couple of tips can really help to extend the life of that battery.
Firstly, when you first purchase a battery for your electric razor scooter, it is not going to be delivering the best performance that it can. It will take at least ten charge cycles before you get the battery to this point. This means that up until then the battery may not last as long as you anticipated. This is perfectly natural so don’t worry about it too much.
Now, the technology behind the batteries in Razor Scooters has been designed to not have a ‘memory effect’. This means that you do not technically have to discharge the battery fully before you charge it again. Old style batteries meant that over time the battery would start to ‘remember’ its capacity when you started to discharge it and that meant eventually the battery would no longer charge fully. Just because you do not have to do that with your razor scooter does not mean that you should not. In fact, I fully advocate it as in my experience it helps to deliver a heightened service life.
Wear and Tear
It is important that you constantly check for any wear and tear on your vehicle. The key points to check will be the wheels, the foam on the handlebars, and even any clips or screws on the scooter. Try to check at least once every couple of rides. The sooner you catch wear and tear on your scooter, the easier it is going to be to deal with. The majority of parts on razor scooters tend to be fairly replaceable and thus you should not difficulty fitting them yourself.
Don’t forget to clean off the scooter if it gets a little bit dirty! This will not just be for aesthetic purposes either. A dirty scooter can cause increased wear and tear or even cause havoc to your motor.
Learn How to Spot Problems
I want to wrap up this guide to maintenance of your scooter but highlighting a couple of the most popular problems that you are going to have to deal with along with a solution on how you can fix it (in most cases at least!)
One of the parts which tend to be quite volatile on your scooter will be the speed controller. If this breaks then you are in a bit of a pickle because it can be quite dangerous. Let me run you through a couple of solutions for dealing with a speed controller problem:
- There is a good chance that the fuse on your scooter will have burned out. You can easily determine this visually. This will have to be replaced. If your scooter uses a circuit breaker as opposed to a fuse then see if you can reset it.
- If that does not work then open up the footplate of the scooter and see if you notice anything burned or melted inside. Again, this is something that you can deal with by sight alone.
- Test all electrical components to see whether they are broken or not. You can easily do this with a multimeter.
- Check the brake lever switch. This is important if you are finding that the scooter is not slowing down when brakes are applied. The brake lever switch can become worn down over time. The result will be a switch that does not engage and thus the brakes will not know to ‘switch on’.
If you find that the fuse on your scooter is blowing quite a lot then it is likely that you have been overloading your scooter. Remember, as good as they are, electric scooters are not designed for heavy loads, off-road riding, or going up incredibly steep hills. They are more for gentle inclines and concrete riding. If you have not been putting the scooter through such places before, then you may have a more serious problem. Again, visually look for any burning inside the scooter and test the various components.
It is important that you always use the right size drive belt on your scooter (there are a number of different sizes). The wrong belt could either fall off or become too tight and snap. You should learn how to fit the drive belt yourself as it is likely that this is a part which you will be replacing quite a lot.
If the braking system on your electric scooter is causing you issues then DO NOT ride it until the problem has been dealt with. It is important that the whole brake system is kept clean at all times as even the smallest piece of dirt can cause issues. If you notice any wear and tear in the brake pads or cables then make sure you replace them INSTANTLY!
To be honest with you, the vast majority of problems with your scooter can be solved with limited technological knowledge. There is plenty of information out there. These scooters are built well enough that in most cases the problem is rather simple. It will be a case of replacing one or two parts and you are ‘good to go’.
Source Genuine Razor Scooter Parts
I want to wrap up this brief guide by giving you somewhat of a warning. If you are going to be carrying out razor scooter repairs then it is absolutely vital that you only use genuine razor scooter parts. As you may know, this company has been around for a long time now. This is because they have created a product which is more than capable of giving you years of good use. This is in part down to the fact that Razor only uses the highest quality parts in their products.
Sure, when you veer away from genuine razor parts you are going to find far cheaper prices. However, as the old saying goes ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ and that saying could not possibly be any truer when it comes to owning a scooter. The machines are incredibly filled with fun but if you purchase cheap parts then it is likely that they are going to last you no longer than a couple of weeks of use before they need to be replaced. That cheap part instantly turns into something a great deal more expensive.
Razor Scooter Spare Parts have been built to last. When you purchase a spare part you can be sure that it is going to last you for as long as possible and that makes them a pretty solid investment.
If you buy or receive electric scooter for kids as a gift but unsure about carrying out repairs by yourself, remember to ALWAYS get in touch with a professional. For example; Razor Company has a number of dedicated service centers around the globe so it should not be that difficult to find one.