Super 73 Owner's Corner
2. Super 73 Start Up and Walk Through
Wheel and Skewer Assembly:
Like any new brakes, they need to be broken in. There is a break-in period. If you notice a squeal-like sound it’s normal. The brakes are naturally adjusting. It will go away. Depending on the frequency of use, you may need to replace the brake pads. Look online for brake replacement on bikes.
As seen in the manual:
Regularly maintaining your Super 73 is the best way to protect your investment. Proper maintenance is essential to your safety. It will also reward you with a more economical and trouble-free riding experience.
Before maintenance and adjustments, make sure the battery is removed from the bike, and /or motor is turned off.
Operate on a level surface. This will eliminate several potential hazards: injury from moving parts, electric shock, damaging of bike.
Read the instructions before you begin and make sure you have the tools and skills required. You should wear eye protection when working near the battery of using compressed air.
For optimum speed, wheels should be inflated to 20 psi.
Inspection: Every time you check for inflation you should also examine the tire for damage, foreign objects and wear. You should look for bumps or bulges in the tread or side of tire. Cuts, splits, cracks on side of tire. Replace tire if you can see fabric or cords.
In addition to proper inflation, correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear. If you find a tire is worn unevenly, have your dealer check the wheel alignment.
Oiling is not needed for the Super 73.
c. Chain tensioner
As required by law, the Super 73 has a chain tensioner on the chain. This prevents injury while performing maintenance or repairs on the chain ring.
Make sure the battery is removed and power is off before making adjustements to the chain.
Clean the frame like any other vehicle you own with soap and water, using a soft cloth so as not to scratch paint.