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Electric Trike Helpful Videos


These videos are here to help you learn or fix your Electric Trike. It's recommended that you follow these how-to videos first and then test the trike to see if it worked. If you don't feel comfortable making these fixes, we will find a local bike shop near you. E-mail your questions to support@electrictrike.com or call 1-800-375-0224.

Removing the Front wheel – Electric Fat-Tad

In this video, we'll show you how to remove the front wheel.

Okay, we're here today with a Fat-Tad. What we're going to be doing is going over how to replace the front tire, front wheel for anyone that needs that done.

So, the first thing we're going to do is going to make this easy, so you don't bang up your rotor because we're just going to disconnect the whole entire caliper. There's two bolts here on the side those were going to what you're going to want to get at, you need a 5mm Allen wrench for these guys.

It helps when you're doing this if you can get the bike up in the air somehow, we just have a wooden stand underneath of it to prop up the front end but anything you can find to get the bike up in the air just to keep the wheels off the ground will work for you.

The bolts are out, you can take your caliper off and just set that off to the side. Now when I come around to the other side of the wheel, you have your little dust cover here this is going to be 8mm wrench. Once your dust covers off, you'll see inside here is a 5mm bolt. Okay, with that bolt removed you can slide your wheel off your axle. So, with your wheel off you can do whatever you need to do, change your tire or change your rotor.

Putting it back, we're just going to slide it back onto the axle. Make sure it's all the way in. We're going to put our 5mm bolt back inside, snug that down, push your tire still moves freely. So, we put on our dust cap. You should I give that a little snug and make sure it doesn't come off.

Now, after you’ve done all of that, we're going to put our caliper back on. Make sure you oriented the right way, slide it right over the rotor. Then just align up the bolt holes and then we're going to tighten these back down and these you just want to give them again, give them a good snug to make sure they're all the way down.

Give it a nice little snug. Come back to check the rear one again, okay everything is snugged up. Here you go, that's how you replace the wheel on a Fat-Tad.

Options for PAS Install – Traditional Trike

In this video, we'll explain the options on how to install a PAS (pedal-assist sensor) on the electric Traditional trike.

We’re here today with the 24 inch Traditional and what we're going to be looking at is a couple of different options for PAS installations. In our case, what we have on here that we've done already is we have a right side with a 12-magnet split. So, we put that on so, we put that on in advance, when we removed the crank arms and everything out of here.

Once the crank arms are removed and the magnets are installed. We're going to want to find the center and parallel center of the bottom bracket cage. We're going to drill in tap, it's going to be 11/64 drill for a 5mm tap and we've installed on this bike, we have this one has built-in wire (cable) guides. So, that's what we use here, it's a lot nicer holds everything together neatly. 

The alternate method, if you're going to do it would be the left side and you're still going to want your 12 split and that will just snap together on this side of the crank right here and then you pop your ring on. Alright, so for today, I’m just going to pull this off so I can show you how we're going to install the sensor.

This would be your left sensor; you can just cut this off if you don't want to use this has a piece of double-sided tape it can stick right here and then it also has the Velcro or zip tie guide and lets you adjust it a little bit. You don't really have to have this; it'd be a lot easier if you just cut it off and mounted it same way with your zip tie, right to there and it keeps it locked into place keeps it out of the way a little bit further because it recesses it away from your crank arm.

Just to show you once we have this magnet on our sensor, it would sit right back here and you're going to want to keep it pretty much parallel, so that it connects with the magnets.

I'm going to try not to do any crazy 45 degree angles or anything or get yourself too far away from the magnet, so that it doesn't have proper contact to read.

Those are going to be the two methods that you're going to want to go with, when you’re installing PAS, on a traditional.

Error 24 – Electric Fat Trike

In this video, we'll explain what is causing an error 24 on your electric Fat Trike.

Go to the connector on the fork, which is in the front. You're going to pull it straight out, with NO TWISTING. You're going to look down the throat of these cables and just make sure that the pins look great right everything looks straight nothing's burnt or anything and then you want to line up the arrows on it and you want to plug that directly back in. 

Nine times out of ten that is going to solve an Error 24. It's likely that you know through turning or something else that this has become a little bit loose and pulled away just a little bit.

That's going to solve Error 24 on the Fat-Trike.

Installing Fenders – Electric Eco-Tad SX

In this video, we'll show you how to install fenders on the Eco-Tad SX.

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Alright, we're going to be installing fenders on an Eco-Tad today. We've already made some steps ahead of time, we're going to show you here. So, for one we've moved our rack struts supports to the forward hole and you'll see that it opens this hole back here. You're going to need this hole for your fender. Up here, you're going to use a 4mm wrench. Sometimes it helps if you have a short one like this, to come in here, to get this bolt out. So, I've already loosened that something's going to pull my screw out. There slide the fender in and you're going to put your screw, through the fender, back into the hole that it was in and you can twist this almost all the way in by hand and then like I said you're going to want your little short wrench here to finish tightening that down.

Back here for our stays, we're just going to spread them out. You have your little Phillips head screws here, adjust your fender up to where you want it to be. Okay and then we'll do the same thing on the other side and that's our rear fender. Again you got, I didn't do it but you're going to want to make sure you finish tightening this all the way down but that is the way, that this fender of installs on the rear here. Now, we're going to move up to the front and we're going to install the front fender on this for you.

We're going to start here on the fork, remove your little rubber cap. Then we're going to need our 5mm wrench and pull that bolt and that cap all the way out and the top spacer and take all that set it off to the side. Loosen our handlebars. You should be able to you may have to cut your zip tie in our case, we are going to have to cut our zip tie, (something fell on the floor) oh we don't have to cut our zip tie. Now, once the handlebar is removed, you're going to have two spaces here. We're going to take the one spacer away.

So and also, we've already installed our brackets on here so this is how your fender should look. For if you're standing in front of the bike, like I am this is the right side of the bike, so for the right side of the fender, you want this up front and we want this out back okay. I'm going to slide our spacer on I'm just going to go all the way down so you're going to leave one spacer. You're going to use this as your second spacer and you are going to get rid of the second spacer that was there, to begin with, that came with the bike. Put our handlebar back on then we can put in our top spacer and our bolt can go back in and then we're going to want to come back to this a few minutes to finish tightening that stuff down.

The next part you're going to want to do, is you're going to want to take the steering linkage bar off so that will be a 13mm and a 5mm Allen wrench. Okay, you're going to drop the linkage completely down, remove the bolt. Then your arm is going to fit right underneath of it like that bolt goes through bring your steering linkage back up in there, reinstall your nut. Then you're going to have these all tightened down you're going to reposition this exactly where you want it make sure it's covering your tire completely.

Then you can give this tighten it back down to the proper tension that it should be. We can come back up to the front here. Position our handlebar back to where we want it and then we can go back to tightening snugging down, well first let's snug down the top. Then you can go back to tightening up the arm here, the handlebar and you're going to want to get these pretty snug you don't have to go super crazy but you do want them to be pretty snug this is your steering. Probably always go back and forth - as I'm doing and then we come back up here give it one last little check for snuggest.

Okay, so now you can give your fender any other adjustments that may need to make sure it's covering the wheel and give it one last little tight check that you want if you need to this bolt in the back here this nut, I'm sorry is going to be an 8mm in the back when you install these and you will need a 3mm Allen wrench. So, once you've got everything where you wanted it you give it your last little snugs down and that's how you install the fenders on an Eco-Tad.

Installing Fenders – Electric Fat-Tad

In this video, we'll explain how to install fenders on the Fat-Tad.

Okay, we're here today with a Fat-Tad. What we're going to be doing is going over how to replace the front tire, front wheel for anyone that needs that done.

So, the first thing we're going to do is going to make this easy, so you don't bang up your rotor because we're just going to disconnect the whole entire caliper. There's two bolts here on the side those were going to what you're going to want to get at, you need a 5mm Allen wrench for these guys.

It helps when you're doing this if you can get the bike up in the air somehow. We just have a wooden stand underneath of it to prop up the front end but anything you can find to get the bike up in the air just to keep the wheels off the ground will work for you.

The bolts are out, you can take your caliper off and just set that off to the side. Now when I come around to the other side of the wheel, you have your little dust cover here this is going to be 8mm wrench. Once your dust covers off, you'll see inside here is a 5mm bolt. Okay, with that bolt removed you can slide your wheel off your axle. So, with your wheel off you can do whatever you need to do, change your tire or change your rotor.

Putting it back, we're just going to slide it back onto the axle. Make sure it's all the way in. We're going to put our 5mm bolt back inside, snug that down, push your tire still moves freely. So, we put on our dust cap. You should I give that a little snug and make sure it doesn't come off.

Now after you’ve done all of that, we're going to put our caliper back on. Make sure you oriented the right way, slide it right over the rotor. Then just align up the bolt holes and then we're going to tighten these back down and these you just want to give them again, give them a good snug to make sure they're all the way down.

Give it a nice little snug. Come back to check the rear one again, okay everything is snugged up. Here you go.

That's how you replace the wheel on a Fat-Tad.

Installing Rear Fenders – Electric Fat Trike

In this video, we'll explain how to install rear fenders on a Fat Trike.

Okay, we're here today with a Fat Trike for anybody that's going to be receiving them in the future, we now have fenders installed on these. 

We're going to show you how to put them on the bike when you get, they are delivered to you.

So, this is the way it's going to come like this your fender will be separate it will already be put together, all you have to do is set it right down in here. In your trunk bag, you'll have two bolts, place these through here. Now for my video for right now, I don't have the trunk installed here when you get the bike you will have the trunk installed and all you have to do is come right through here Or you can remove the basket if you want. I have it removed just for the video so you could get a clear view of what we're doing here but, in any case, all you're doing is putting the fender up and lining up your two bolts.

Then once you get them in place it's a five-millimeter Allen wrench. 

So, you're going to put them a little snug and then come in and give them a good crank.

You don't have to go crazy, but you do want to put them snug enough that they're not going to move.

When you're all done that's the way to look so just the two bolts and you're good to go.

Fork Adjustment Explained

In this video, we'll explain what the lockout switch and the preload adjuster are used for. The Fat Trike and Mid-Drive Fat Trike will use this fork feature.

Okay, we're here today with a Fat Trike for anybody that's going to be receiving them in the future, we now have fenders installed on these. 

We're going to show you how to put them on the bike when you get, they are delivered to you.

So, this is the way it's going to come like this your fender will be separate it will already be put together, all you have to do is set it right down in here. In your trunk bag, you'll have two bolts, place these through here. Now
for my video for right now, I don't have the trunk installed here when you get the bike you will have the trunk installed and all you have to do is come right through here

or you can remove the basket if you want. I have it removed just for the video so you could get a clear view of what we're doing here but, in any case, all you're doing is putting the fender up and lining up your two bolts.

Then once you get them in place it's a five-millimeter Allen wrench. 

So, you're going to put them a little snug and then come in and give them a good crank.

You don't have to go crazy, but you do want to put them snug enough that they're not going to move.

When you're all done that's the way to look so just the two bolts and you're good to go.

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