Razor SX500 Dirt Rocket McGrath Electric Motocross Bike – FFP Owner’s Manual
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SX500 Dirt Rocket McGrath Electric Motocross Bike – FFPOwner’s Manual
Read and understand this entire manual before allowing the child to use this product! For assistance contact Razor.DO NOT RETURN TO THE STORE.
NOTE: Manual illustrations are for demonstration purposes only. Illustrations may not reflect the exact appearance of the actual product.Specifications are subject to change without notice.Please have your product along with the 19-character product I.D. code with you before contacting Razor for warranty assistance and/or replacement parts.Product I.D. Code: _ – –
Razor recommends that children under the age of 14 not be permitted to use the SX500/MX500 and that children under the age of 16 not be permitted to use the MX650. This recommendation is based not just on age or weight or height – it reflects consideration of expected maturity and skills as well as physical size. The recommended rider age of 14 years or older for SX500/ MX500 and rider age of 16 years or older for MX650 are only estimates and can be affected by the rider’s size, weight or skills – not every child 14 years old will be suited to the SX500/MX500 and not every child 16 years old will be suited to the MX650. Certainly, any rider unable to fit comfortably on the SX500/MX500/MX650 should not attempt to ride it, but a parent’s decision to allow his or her child to ride these products should be based on the child’s maturity, skill, and ability to follow rules. Razor emphasizes that adults are strongly advised not to disregard Razor’s recommendations or permit younger children to ride the SX500/MX500/MX650.
DO NOT EXCEED THE WEIGHT LIMIT OF 175 lb (79 kg) for SX500/MX500 and 220 lb (100 kg) for MX650. Rider weight alone also does not necessarily mean a person’s size is appropriate to fit or maintain control of the SX500/MX500/MX650. Keep these products away from small children and remember that these products are intended for use only by persons who are, at a minimum, completely comfortable and competent while operating these products.
Persons with any mental or physical conditions that may make them susceptible to injury, impair their physical dexterity or mental capabilities to recognize, understand, and follow safety instructions and to be able to understand the hazards inherent in a product’s use, should not use or be permitted to use products inappropriate for their abilities. Persons with heart conditions, head, back, or neck ailments (or prior surgeries to these areas of the body), or pregnant women, should be cautioned not to operate these products.
CHECK AND MAINTAIN MOTORBIKE CONDITIONSBefore use, check to confirm that any and all chain guards or other covers and guards are in place and in serviceable condition. Check that the brakes are functioning properly and that tires are inflated properly, and have sufficient tread remaining. The motorbike should be maintained and repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, using only the manufacturer’s authorized replacement parts, and should not be modified from the manufacturer’s original design and configuration.
ACCEPTABLE RIDING PRACTICES AND CONDITIONSAlways check and obey any local laws or regulations, which may affect the locations where the electric motorbike may be used. Keep safely away from cars and motor vehicle traffic at all times, and only use where allowed and with caution.Do not activate the speed control on the handgrip unless you are on the motorbike and in a safe, outdoor environment suitable for riding.The normal powered top speed of these motorbikes will be approximately 15 mph (24 km/h) for SX500/MX500 and 17 mph (27 km/h) for MX650, which can be affected by conditions, such as rider weight, inclines, tire inflation, and battery charge level. Avoid excessive speeds that can be associated with downhill rides.Maintain a hold on the handlebars at all times. Do not touch the brakes or motor on your motorbike when in use or immediately after riding, as these parts can become very hot.Ride defensively. Watch out for potential obstacles that could catch your wheel or force you to swerve suddenly or lose control. Be careful to avoid pedestrians, skaters, skateboards, scooters, bikes, children, or animals who may enter your path, and respect the rights and property of others.These electric motorbikes are intended for use on flat, dry surfaces, such as pavement or level ground, without loose debris, such as sand, leaves, rocks or gravel. Wet, slick, bumpy, uneven or rough surfaces may impair traction and contribute to possible accidents. Do not ride your motorbike in mud, ice, puddles or water. Watch out for potential obstacles that could catch your wheel or force you to swerve suddenly or lose control. Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates, and sudden surface changes.Do not attempt or do stunts or tricks on your electric motorbike. These motorbikes are not made to withstand abuse from misuse, such as jumping, curb grinding or any other type of stunts. Racing, stunt riding, or other maneuvers also enhance the risk of loss of control or may cause uncontrolled rider actions or reactions.
Never allow more than one person at a time to ride the motorbike.Do not ride at night or when visibility is limited.Never use near steps or swimming pools.Do not allow hands, feet, hair, body parts, clothing, or similar articles to come in contact with moving parts, wheels, or drive train chains while the motor is running.Never use headphones, a cell phone or text when riding.Never hitch a ride with a vehicle.Do not ride your motorbike in wet or icy weather and never immerse the motorbike in water, as the electrical and drive components could be damaged by water or create other possibly unsafe conditions. Never risk damaging surfaces, such as carpet or flooring, by use of an electric motorbike indoors.
PROPER RIDING ATTIREAlways wear proper protective equipment, such as an approved safety helmet (with chin strap securely buckled), elbow pads, and kneepads.A helmet may be legally required by local law or regulation in your area.A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and gloves are recommended. Always wear athletic shoes (lace-up shoes with rubber soles) and keep shoelaces tied and out of the way of the wheels, motor, and drive system. Never ride barefooted or in sandals.
USING THE CHARGERThe charger supplied with the electric motorbike should be regularly examined for damage to the cord, plug, enclosure, and other parts. In the event of such damage, the motorbike must not be charged until the charger has been repaired or replaced.Use only with the recommended charger.Use caution when charging.The charger is not a toy. The charger should be operated by an adult.Do not operate chargers near flammable materials.Unplug the charger and disconnect from the motorbike when not in use.Always disconnect from the charger prior to wiping down and cleaning your motorbike with a damp cloth.
FAILURE TO USE COMMON SENSE AND HEED THE ABOVE WARNINGS INCREASES THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY. USE WITH APPROPRIATE CAUTION AND SERIOUS ATTENTION TO SAFE OPERATION.
Need Help? Visit our website for replacement parts, product support, a list of authorized service centers in the US, and customer service contact information at www.razor.com. Please have the product I.D. code (located on the white label of your product) available for better assistance. Additional Customer Service contact information is listed at the back of this manual.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Remove contents from the box. Remove the separators that protect the components from damage during shipping.Inspect the contents of the box for scratches in the paint, dents, or kinked cables that may have occurred during shipping. Because the motorbike was 95 percent assembled and packed at the factory, there should not be any problems, even if the box has a few scars or dents.
MAKE SURE THE POWER SWITCH IS TURNED “OFF” BEFORE CONDUCTING ANY ASSEMBLY OR MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Estimated Assembly and Set-Up TimeRazor recommends assembly by an adult with experience in bicycle mechanics.Allow up to 30 minutes for assembly, not including initial charge time.Allow up to 12 hours for charge (see page 6 for charging information).
- Battery cover
- The frame (underneath the unit)
- Box – side of UPC (not shown)
Plastic Bag Contents:
- Handlebar Clamps
- Front Axle Bolt
- Owner’s Manual
ASSEMBLY AND SET-UP
Attaching the HandlebarsRequired Tools: 6 mm Allen Wrench and 5 mm Allen Wrench (included)
Attaching the Front FenderRequired Tools: 10 mm Wrench and 5 mm Allen Wrench (included)
Align the fender with the hole in the fork and insert the bolt. Tighten securely using a 10 mm wrench and 5 mm Allen wrench.
Attaching the Number PlateRequired Tools: Phillips Screwdriver (included)MX500/MX650 ModelsRemove screw from front fork.Align the number plate with the hole in the fork and tighten with a Phillips screwdriver.
SX500 ModelSlip the cables through the slit on the top of the number plate.Align the number plate with the holes on the fork and snap on the number plate.
Installing the Front WheelRequired Tools: 14 mm Wrench and 17 mm Wrench (MX500/MX650 Models) (included) 17 mm Wrench and 19 mm Wrench (SX500 Model) (included)
- Position wheel in front fork and slide disc brake into caliper.
- Slide axle through fork, spacer, and wheel hub. When the axle passes through the other side of the wheel hub, add the other spacer, and slide through the fork. Secure with washer and nut.Note: Front axle is installed with the spacer between the fork and wheel for all Dirt Rockets.
- With a 14 mm and 17 mm wrench, tighten the front wheel.MX500/MX650 ModelsSX500 Model
- With a 17 mm and 19 mm wrench, tighten the front wheel.
Inflating the TiresTires are inflated when shipped, but they invariably may lose some pressure between the point of manufacturing and your purchase. Always inflate tires to the correct PSI before first-time use.Lower air pressure can result in a shorter ride time. Periodically check tires. Reinflate when needed.
- Using a bicycle-style tire pump equipped with a Schrader-type valve, inflate the tires to the correct PSI indicated on the sidewall of the tires.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
Your electric motorbike may not have a fully charged battery; therefore you must charge the battery prior to use.
- Initial charge time: 12 hours.
- Recharge time: up to 12 hours, even if the light turns green. Recommended maximum charging time is 24 hours.
- Always charge the battery immediately after riding.
- Fully charge the battery before storing for extended periods of time.
- Unplug the charger from the wall outlet when not in use.
- Failure to recharge the battery periodically may result in a battery that will not accept a charge.
- Make sure the power switch is turned OFF when the unit is not in use. If the power switch is left on for an extended period of time, the battery may reach a stage at which it will no longer hold a charge.
- To ensure long battery life, never store the product in freezing or below-freezing temperatures! Freezing will permanently damage the battery.
- Run time: Up to 40 minutes of continuous ride time.Run time may vary depending on riding conditions, rider weight, climate, and/or proper maintenance.
- Battery life can vary depending on the proper maintenance and usage of the unit.
Charger(Note: Charger design may vary from one shown)
- Plug the charger plug into a wall outlet. The light on the charger should be green.Note: If the green light (LED) does not turn on, try a different outlet.
- Note: Make sure the power button is in the OFF position. Plug the charger into the charger port. The light on the charger should turn red during charging. The light will turn green again when charging is complete.
- BrakeCheck the brakes for proper function. When you squeeze the brake levers, the brakes should provide positive braking action. Make sure that brakes are not rubbing when the brake levers are released.
- TiresPeriodically inspect the tires for excess wear and replace them as needed. Regularly check the tire pressure and inflate as needed. If you get a flat tire, the inner tube can be patched or a new tube can be purchased from Razor or an authorized repair center.
- Frame, Fork, and HandlebarsCheck for cracks or broken connections. Although broken frames are rare, it is possible for an aggressive rider to run into a curb or object, and wreck and bend or break a frame. Get in the habit of inspecting your electric motorbike on a regular basis.
- Hardware/Lose PartsBefore every ride, check all parts, such as nuts, bolts, cables, fasteners, etc., to ensure they are secure and assembled correctly.There should not be any unusual rattles or sounds from loose parts or broken components. If the unit is damaged, do not ride. Reference “Safety Warnings” on pages 1 and 2 of this manual.
- Safety GearAlways wear proper protective gear, such as an approved safety helmet. Elbow pads and kneepads are recommended.Always wear athletic shoes (lace-up shoes with rubber soles) and keep shoelaces tied and out of the way of the wheels, motor and drive system. NEVER RIDE BAREFOOTED OR IN SANDALS.
- Laws and RegulationsAlways check and obey any local laws or regulations.
- InsuranceDo not assume that your existing insurance policies necessarily provide coverage for motorbike use. Check with your insurance company for information regarding insurance.
- StorageProlonged exposure to UV rays, rain, and the elements may damage the enclosure materials, store indoors when not in use.
Starting the Electric ProductPlace both hands on the handlebars. Slowly push forward with one foot and apply the throttle (A).Note: Keep both feet on the foot pegs when the unit is in motion.
Stopping the Electric ProductRelease the throttle (A) and apply the brakes, by squeezing the brake levers (B C).Note: When coming to a complete stop, place both feet on the ground to balance the unit.
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Turn the power switch “OFF” before beginning repair or maintenance:
Adjusting the BrakesRequired Tools: 5 mm Allen Wrench (included)
The brake lever is fitted with a cable adjuster to compensate for cable stretch and/or to fine-tune the lever movement to brake engagement.
- To adjust brake cable play, thread the brake lever adjuster in or out 1/4 to 1/2 turn until the desired brake adjustment is attained. Most adjustments are complete at this step. If the brake still needs further adjustment, proceed to step 2.
- If the brake has too much slack, loosen the rear anchor bolt with a 5 mm Allen wrench and pull the brake wire tighter. The distance of the brake wire between the end of the cable and the anchor bolt should be between 37 mm and 44 mm.
- If the brake rotor is dragging on the brake pads, use your fingers to twist the caliper adjuster in either direction until the rotor is centered between pads.
Testing the Brakes. To use the brakes, squeeze the brake levers to increase the pressure on the brakes. The brake levers are fitted with a cable adjuster to compensate for cable stretch and/or to fine-tune the lever movement to brake engagement. If brakes are not engaging properly, follow instructions for adjusting the brakes.Note: The brake levers contain safety switches to cut power to the motor when the brakes are applied. In an emergency, applying the brakes will always stop the product from moving. Do not disable or replace these brake levers with anything other than genuine Razor replacement parts.
Replacing the FusesMX500/MX650Required Tools: 4 mm Allen Wrench, 5 mm Allen Wrench, 10 mm Wrench, and Phillips Screwdriver (included)
- Using a 5 mm Allen wrench and a 10 mm wrench remove the four (4) Allen bolts that hold the fairing in place. The two (2) screws at the bottom are held by 10 mm locknuts.
- Using a 5 mm Allen wrench and a 10 mm wrench remove the two (2) Allen bolts located underneath the rear of the seat. The two (2) screws are held by 10 mm locknuts.
- Push the seat back and remove it.
- Using a 4 mm Allen wrench locate and remove the two (2) bolts on top of the battery cover and using a Phillips screwdriver locate and remove the four (4) screws that attach the battery cover.Remove the battery cover and set it aside.
- Locate the three (3) fuse boxes attached to the batteries.
- Check all three (3) fuses to see if any fuses have burned out. Remove any fuse that is damaged or burned out and replace with a new one of equal amperage.Note: Amperage is located on top of the fuse.
- Close the fuse cover.
- Using a 4 mm Allen wrench reinstall the two (2) bolts on top of the battery cover and using a Phillips screwdriver reinstall the four (4) screws that attach the battery cover.
- Push the seat back on and using a 5 mm Allen wrench and a 10 mm wrench reinstall the two (2) Allen bolts located underneath the rear of the seat. The two (2) screws are held by 10 mm locknuts.
- Using a 5 mm Allen wrench and a 10 mm wrench reinstall the four (4) Allen bolts that hold the fairing in place. The two (2) screws at the bottom are held by 10 mm locknuts.
SX500Required Tools: 5 mm Allen Wrench and 4 mm Allen Wrench (included)
- Using a 5 mm Allen wrench remove the two (2) bolts from the underside of the back of the fairing.
- Using a 4 mm Allen wrench remove the bolts located on each side of the unit and one more at the front next to the “tank.”
- Pull the left and right leaf boards apart to remove the positioning column from the battery box and using a 4 mm Allen wrench remove the two (2) bolts from the top of the battery cover and three (3) more on each side and remove the covers.
- Locate the three (3) fuse boxes attached to the batteries.WARNING: To prevent shock, please follow the instructions accordingly and do not skip any steps.
- Check all three (3) fuses to see if any fuses have burned out. Remove any fuse that is damaged or burned out and replace it with a new one of equal amperage.Note: Amperage is located on top of fuse.
- Close the fuse cover.
- Using a 4 mm Allen wrench reinstall the two (2) bolts to the top of the battery cover and three (3) more on each side and push the left and right leaderboards together to reinstall the positioning column to the battery box and reinstall the covers.
- Using a 4 mm Allen wrench reinstall the bolts located on each side of the unit and one more at the front next to the “tank.”
- Using a 5 mm Allen wrench reinstall the two (2) bolts to the underside of the back of the fairing.
Replacing the Chain and TireRequired Tools: Phillips Screwdriver and Two (2) 19 mm Wrenches (included)
- Using a Phillips screwdriver loosen screws and remove the chain guard.
- Using two 19 mm wrenches, loosen both axle nuts.
- Push the chain tensioner down to loosen the chain and remove the chain from the wheel sprocket and motor sprocket. Push and remove the wheel downward.Note: Your hands will get greasy doing this.
- Install the new chain or wheel by slipping the chain around the axle. Slide the axle into the slots on the frame. Slide the chain tensioner down and maneuver the chain onto the rear sprocket and motor sprocket.
- Reattach the chain guard. Test ride and check. Readjust as needed.
Note: the arrangement of the hardware sequence:
Spoke TensionRequired Tool: Spoke tightener (included)
- Verify the spoke tension by shaking each spoke with your fingers. Spoke should not be loose from hub. Look for any play between where the spoke flanges attach to the hub. Try to turn the nipple using your fingers. You should not be able to spin any nipple by hand. If one or more spokes is loose, all spokes must be checked and need to be tightened with a spoke tightener.
- Start with the spoke closest to the tire valve stem and tighten each nipple, in sequence, exactly 1/4 to 1/2 turn. A single 1/4 to 1/2 turn may not be enough to bring the spokes into proper tension. Continue tightening all spokes, no more than 1/2 turn, in sequence until all spokes are tight.Note: than a 1/2 turn each can cause the wheel to become distorted and wobbly, thus permanently damaging the wheel.
Chain and SprocketProper chain alignment must be maintained. The wheel must not be skewed. If the chain is noisy or running rough, check the lubrication, tension, and alignment of the sprockets, in that order.Battery Care and DisposalDo not store in freezing or below temperatures. To properly maintain your battery and ensure maximum battery life, carefully read the “Charging the Battery” section on page 6 of this owner’s manual.
CONTAINS SEALED NON-SPILLABLE LEAD-ACID BATTERIES. BATTERIES MUST BE RECYCLED.
Disposal: Your Razor product uses sealed lead-acid batteries which must be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in a fire. The battery may explode or leak. Do not dispose of a lead-acid battery in your regular household trash. The incineration, landfilling, or mixing of sealed lead-acid batteries with household trash is prohibited by law in most areas. Return exhausted batteries to a federal or state-approved lead-acid battery recycler or a local seller of automotive batteries. If you live in Florida or Minnesota, it is prohibited by law to throw away lead-acid batteries in the municipal waste stream.
- Check online at www.razor.com.
- Additional Customer Service contact information is listed at the back of this manual.
In the US and Canada only:For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free at 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.call2recycle.org WARNING: If a battery leak develops, avoid contact with the leaking acid and place the damaged battery in a plastic bag. Refer to the disposal instructions on the left.If acid comes into contact with skin or eyes, flush with cool water for at least 15 minutes and contact a physician. WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.Wash your hands after handling.
For more troubleshooting tips, a list of available replacement parts or to locate an authorized Service Center in your area, visit our website at www.razor.com or call toll-free 1 866-467-2967 to speak to a live Customer Service Representative.
Keep your electric motorbike running for years with genuine Razor parts. Visit our website for more information on spare part availability.(Illustrations may not reflect the exact appearance of the actual product. Specifications subject to change without notice.)
NOTICE: INSURANCEYOUR INSURANCE POLICIES MAY NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING THE USE OF THIS SCOOTER/ELECTRIC RIDE-ON PRODUCT. TO DETERMINE IF COVERAGE IS PROVIDED, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR AGENT.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Razor Limited WarrantyThe manufacturer warranties this product to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, tires, tubes or cables, or any damage, failure, or loss caused by improper assembly, maintenance, storage or use of the Razor Dirt Rocket SX500, MX500, and MX650.This Limited Warranty will be void if the product is ever:
- used in a manner other than for recreation or transportation;
- modified in any way;
The manufacturer is not liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage due directly or indirectly to the use of this product.Razor does not offer an extended warranty. If you have purchased an extended warranty, it must be honored by the store at which it was purchased.For your records, save your original sales receipt with this manual and write the serial number below.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
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