INSTALLING THE BATTERY (not a warranty item)
1. Remove the battery and electrolyte from the box.
2. Peel the red tape from the top of the battery.
3. Unwrap the plastic piece with the 6 tubes extending from it. In this wrapper you will also find a black battery
cap and some nuts/screws/washers.
4. Place the plastic piece into the battery and line the electrolyte bottles up with the self puncturing tips. Push
the bottles into the tips and cut small air holes into the bottom of the electrolyte bottles to allow them to drain
5. Wait till the bottles are all empty. Then wait at least another 30 minutes before putting the black caps on the
battery. Trickle charge battery using a 2 amp or less motorcycle battery charger.
6. The battery will either be installed under the seat or floor mat, depending on the scooter you have.
7. Using the nuts and bolts from the battery box, install the two (2) positive connections to the positive side of
the battery and the one (1) black wire to the ground. Place the nuts under the terminal top. Put the wire connector
over the hole then place the washer and screw into hole and secure.
8. Place the battery and replace the cover. If screws are used to hold the cover in place, they are in a plastic bag
that was under the seat.
ADDING FUEL AND OIL/REPLACING OIL
2 strokes- drain the oil the scooter came with. Fill the oil reservoir located under the seat with a good 2 cycle
oil. It should meet specs for air cooled engines API TC and JASO M. Make sure it is made for oil injection
systems. Walmart has a gallon size of their store brand Super Tech oil that meets the specs and it is cheap.
For the first 4-5 tankfuls also mix your gasoline with the oil in a 50:1 ratio (gas:oil). This helps engine break-in
and allows you to make sure your oil injection system is working correctly.
Drain your gear oil. Fill with good quality gear oil 80w-90 or 85w-90 for hotter climates
4 strokes- Put gas in tank. Drain your motor oil. Fill with good quality oil use 10W-30 or 10W-40 in hotter
Drain your gear oil. Fill with good quality gear oil 80w-90 or 85w-90 for hotter climates
REPLACE ALL FLUIDS AGAIN AFTER RUNNING SCOOTER FOR ABOUT 100 MILES.
If your fuel gauge does not work properly when you first add gas you will have to
reposition the float in the tank.
Install the two rear view mirrors located under the seat and screw them in.
Lighted mirrors- for model 18
right side- blue wire to blue wire, red to green
left side- red to green, blue to orange
For X1 and X8-
right side- brown to brown, blue to blue, green to green
left side- brown to brown, green to green, purple to orange
Sometimes wire colors are different and you must try different ways of hooking them up. Please be sure to test
the wires first with a test light to find the constant, directional and negative and label them. Then be sure you
hook up a positive and a negative when attaching the wires and not 2 positives to the mirrors with no ground.
Scooter must be running and to find the directional you must hit the signal button.
Make sure the front brake line is not rubbing against the wheel.
BE SURE TO TIGHTEN THE BOLTS GOING FROM THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD TO THE EXHAUST PIPE
AND USE LOCK TITE TO ENSURE THEY WILL NOT COME OFF. CHECK ALL NUTS AND BOLTS
BEFORE RIDING SCOOTER.
Liquid cooled scooters - drain the coolant that came with the scooter and replace with a 50/50 mix of
antifreeze and water. Check to make sure that thermostat and fan are working correctly and that the scooter does
not overheat. YOU MAY HAVE TO FLUSH THE COOLING SYSTEM TO GET RID OF DEBRIS BEFORE PUTTING IN YOUR
TO START SCOOTER: Pull in left brake handle, turn key to on position, make sure kill switch is in run
position and push the start button. Do not give it any throttle or you will flood the engine. They have autochokes
so they should start without any throttle. Occasionally a scooter may need some throttle and you will get to
know yours eventually. You may have to crank engine for a total of 1-2 minutes to allow fuel to get to the carb.
Please note: scooters have been shipped halfway around the world. As a result, wires, screws, bolts and nuts may have come
lose during shipping. We recommend you tighten all screws and bolts and check to make sure all wires are secure before riding. It is
the customer's responsibility to do the scooter preparation (or hire a mechanic) that is normally done by the mechanic at a large
brand name dealer such as Honda, this is part of the savings you get by buying over the Internet. Scooters may from time to time
have minor scratches due to shipping movement. These are not considered a reason to return the scooter. In addition, some
scooters may require more assembly and prep than others. Depending on the manufacturer some scooters may come with the front
wheel off at times and at other times with the front wheel on. This is why we require a mechanic to prep the scooter in order for the
warranty to be in effect.
Most of our scooters arrive to you with the carburetor properly adjusted. All scooters are tested and adjusted at the factory before being
shipped. Of course these adjustments are made in China based on the local climate. Occasionally there is a need to adjust the carb as a
result of varying climatic conditions or just because a screw came loose during shipping. We recommend that you have a mechanic
adjust your carb if there is a problem unless you feel comfortable doing it yourself. Below are general guidelines on adjusting the carb.
Geely/Jalon 2 stroke scooters
The Idle Mixture on your brand new Scooter may need to be adjusted when you receive it. The carburetor is adjusted at
the factory (sea level) where the atmospheric conditions may be different than they are in your area. It isn’t difficult for
anyone with a small degree of mechanical aptitude. All you need is a screwdriver and a good set of ears.
The carburetor is located under the right rear fender in front of the rear wheel, attached to the engine. On the side of the
carburetor, you will find two brass screws. The screw located farthest from the engine (on the left as you look at it) is the
AIR/FUEL MIXTURE screw. Turning this screw clockwise RICHENS the mixture with more fuel/less air; turning it counter
clockwise LEANS the mixture with less fuel/more air. The screw closer to the engine at the base of the “tower” is the
IDLE SPEED screw. Turning this screw clockwise INCREASES the idle speed, turning it counter clockwise DECREASES the
idle speed. The next step is to warm up the scooter by riding it around for about ten minutes. When the engine is warmed
up, park it on the centerstand in a well ventilated area, and leave the engine running at idle. With a screwdriver, give the
AIR/FUEL MIXTURE SCREW a quarter turn in whichever direction INCREASES the engine idle speed.
IF turning the screw in either direction causes the Idle speed to DECREASE, that’s it! Set the screw back to it’s original
position, and you’re done. Move on to the IDLE SPEED adjustment. IF turning the mixture screw in one direction or the
other causes the idle speed to INCREASE, continue turning the screw in that direction another QUARTER TURN, and listen
carefully to the engine speed for a few seconds. Continue doing this a quarter turn at a time until you hear the engine idle
speed begin to DECREASE, and return the screw setting to where the engine runs at the fastest idle. As a final touch, give
the screw 1/8th turn clockwise no matter which direction you’ve been turning it (to err on the rich side which runs
cooler). Now, you’re ready to set the IDLE SPEED. Turn the IDLE SPEED screw counter clockwise until the engine sounds
like it wants to stall, then clockwise again about 1/8th to a quarter turn to smooth it out. Your scooter seems happy to
idle at about 1800 to 2000 rpm.
To summarize the process:
1. Warm up the engine.
2. Adjust the AIR/FUEL MIXTURE screw either way for the fastest idle speed, (remember to err on the RICH side by
giving the mixture screw 1/8th turn clockwise from fastest idle).
3. Adjust the IDLE SPEED screw for a normal sounding idle
The Oil Pump is driven by the rear wheel. Every few minutes when the engine is running at idle, rev the motor up a bit to
spin the rear wheel for a few seconds. That will keep the engine lubricated during the process, and one reason to do it
with the scooter sitting on it’s centerstand.
If you’ve already been tweaking on the adjustment settings, and have no idea where they were originally, turn the
Air/Fuel Mixture screw clockwise until the engine stops (DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE SCREW!), then back it out counter
clockwise 1 ½ turns as a starting point for the procedure. Start the engine, and set the Idle Speed screw for a “normal”
low idle, and begin the adjustment procedure from Step 1.
Setting the Idle Mixture really doesn’t change the mixture at other throttle settings. From about ¼ to full throttle, the
mixture is controlled by jets within the carburetor. Under normal circumstances you won’t need to bother with them.
Geely/Jalon 4 stroke scooters
Under the seat you will find a door leading to the engine area. Remove the screw holding this door closed and you will see
the carburetor immediately below the opening. The screw on top controls the idle speed of the engine. Turning this screw
clockwise will increase engine speed and counterclockwise will decrease engine speed. Adjust engine speed to lowest
RPMs possible without stalling the scooter. Scooter should run smoothly, if not then you have set it too low.
Look under the seat from the left side of the scooter. You will see the carburetor. Find the brass screw located toward the
front of the carburetor. This is the fuel flow adjustment screw. Turning this screw clockwise will decrease the amount of
fuel, relative to air, getting to the carb thereby resulting in a leaner mixture of fuel to air. Turning it counterclockwise will
increase the amount of fuel, relative to air, getting to the carb thereby resulting in a richer mixture of fuel to air.
Adjust this screw until you have reached the maximum RPMs. Go back to the idle adjustment screw and lower the idle
speed to the lowest possible RPMs without stalling the scooter. Again the engine should run smoothly. If not bring idle up
until it does.
Ride the scooter to make sure it accelerates in a smooth fashion. If you feel any hesitation you may need to turn the fuel
mixture screw just an 1/8th to 1/4 turn to the left or right to get the mixture just right. Start by turning it clockwise
1/8th of a turn and riding again to see if it made a difference. If not try another 1/8th turn clockwise. Ride again to test.
If it feels worse then go back to original setting and turn counterclockwise 1/8th of a turn etc...
Following this procedure should have your new scooter running like a dream. If it does not, then there may be something
else causing the problem. Call us and we will try to help you figure it out or take the scooter to a mechanic.
* Please note that if you are in any way uncomfortable or unsure of performing the scooter
preparation yourself you should have a qualified mechanic do so for you. We are not responsible for
any damages caused by improper assembly. Furthermore, if you do not have a certified mechanic prep
your scooter and have a receipt to prove this service was done, our warranty is void.
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PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL WATER COOLED SCOOTERS: YOU MUST REPLACE ALL
FLUIDS BEFORE RIDING THE SCOOTER. YOU MAY HAVE TO FLUSH THE COOLING
SYSTEM TO GET RID OF DEBRIS BEFORE PUTTING IN YOUR ANTIFREEZE MIXTURE.
You must remove the seat before attempting to prep your scooter. We strongly suggest you have a
mechanic prep your scooter in order for your warranty to be in effect. Please keep your reciept as
proof of prep in the event you have a warranty claim. The instructions below are by no means all
inclusive of what may need to be done to prep an individual scooter, other situations may arise that
require adjustments or replacement of components these are all considered normal prep. Please
make sure all connections are tight, this includes wires, hoses and connectors.