When you receive your Xootr we urge you to 'get to know' your little machine. Ride slowly and feel the balance, test the brakes and see how they are designed to quickly slow you rather than abruptly stop.
With any new machine it's always good to run an eye over it, make sure everything is in place. Xootr a made to last a very a long time and if you follow some quick easy checks once to twice a year you can ensure the longevity of yours. Only takes 5 minutes.
EVERYTHING on the Xootr is replaceable, even the frame, And it's basically all bolted and screwed together, some of the more critical bolts have LOCTITE to make sure they do not get loose. But over time the sheer stresses and vibrations of carrying weight at speed can change things.
If you do wish to perform some easy routine checks & maintenance on your Xootr it's worthwhile getting these 4 simple tools from your local hardware store:
1) 3 x HEX KEYS - You'll need a 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm hex key
2) WRENCH - 10mm or small adjustable.
As a reference, this is what I use:
I'll be using my trusty old Cruz as a guide and yes it's taken a beating over the years and has been lent out as a demo many times but still runs as good as new. Yes I probably need a new front tire but hey it still runs fine so really, no need. It just looks a little odd with that groove down the middle. Xootr U.S. say I have created the first Xootr wet weather tire :)
Sometimes a cause of rattles if loose it's always good to check the deck bolts (Use the 4MM HEX) , easy to do on the Mg, Roma & Dash as the bolt heads are visible on the deck top.
On the Cruz & Street however there are friction pads covering the bolt heads. In theory these should not be able to come loose as the nuts are blocked from turning by the frame. On these models turn your scoot upside down and see if the nuts are loose.
FRONT DECK BOLTS:
BACK DECK BOLTS:
REAR FENDER / BRAKE BOLTS:
These bolts keep the rear fender / brake in place.
There are a few other obvious nuts and bolts where it is easy to get your 10MM wrench and just make sure the nuts are tight (do not over-tighten). They are the nuts on the end of the axles of the front and back wheels, the front brake holder and the steering column anchor bolt.
And if your one-click release button is sticking or hard to push, spray a little WD40 on it and push the button in and out a few times - should do the trick.
That's pretty much it. We at Xootr encourage owners to do checks and maintenance every few months. You will be rewarded with the very long life of your Xootr and yourself (safety-wise :))
But really it's worth getting your hands dirty, even if you, like myself are not mechanically-minded, it's so satisfying to get to know your Xootr this way.
Make sure you check out the Service & Manuals page. There are some videos which may help with the maintenance side of things. Also you will find the Xootr manuals there.
One thing which can make a huge difference to your Xootr is the hand grips. We sell some in our store and the ergonomic grips are very popular. A lot of the Mountain Bike grips also (from any bike shop) are perfect for Xootrs as they have vibration dampening built in and are good for big hands.
Any questions at all feel free to email me Charlie@Xootr.com.au - We want our Xootr owners to be 100% happy with their beautiful little machines and we're always here and happy to help.
And have a look at our accessories and spare parts page if you need anything