In this article, we're rolling out a tutorial on how to replace the suspension on Dualtron electric scooters to keep your ride as smooth as a well-buttered pancake. Riding a Dualtron e-scooter is an exhilarating experience. These high-performance machines are designed to push boundaries and deliver a smooth and stable ride that can be customized to your preference.
Whether you’re riding a Dualtron Storm or another model, a well-tuned suspension can significantly improve ride quality. We’ll explain why it’s necessary and provide a step-by-step guide on how to adjust the suspension system and replace the suspension cartridge. So if you’re ready to take control of your vehicle and get the most out of your Dualtron electric scooter, read on!
Picture the electric scooter suspension as the shock absorber, the peacemaker between you and the rough and tumble of the road. The suspension system is designed to maximize the contact between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the rider. Dualtron electric scooter suspension is built with customizable features, with swappable cartridges offering soft to hard response, while other systems are not adjustable and may need to be replaced over time.
But why is it important to adjust or even change your suspension? Let's break it down:
Most Dualtron electric scooters have variable rubber suspension systems. According to Minimotors, this provides a 45-step system in which you can customize the distance between the motor shafts (3 steps), the angle of the swingarms (3 steps), and the hardness of the rubber cartridges (5 steps).
You can adjust the motor shaft distance in three distinct stages:
You can easily select your desired setting using the plastic adjuster provided. By default, the scooter comes set at the intermediate stage. Shifting it to the garage height will elevate the scooter, while opting for the garage lowered will, as the name suggests, bring it closer to the ground.
If you increase the angle of the swingarms on the front and rear of the electric scooter, that allows you to raise or lower the vehicle. If you angle the swingarms so the deck is higher from the ground, you will stand slightly taller riding alongside cars and bicycles, which is nice at slower speeds. If you angle the swingarms so the deck is lower to the ground, you’ll have more stability at high speeds and more easily carve around corners.
To make this adjustment, we suggest placing the deck of the scooter on an elevated surface, like a hydraulic lift table or other sturdy equipment. Having a hydraulic lift table can certainly be advantageous for many electric scooter maintenance tasks, but it's not essential.
Dualtron designed its electric scooters with a rubber cartridge suspension system that makes it easier to replace the suspension. Also, the cartridges allow you to customize how the suspension responds to your tastes. There are 5 color-coded hardnesses: hard (black), medium hard (brown), medium (yellow), medium soft (blue), and soft (green).
By default, Dualtron scooters have hard rubber cartridges installed, which provides the firmest or stiffest suspension response keeping the scooter feeling taut and fairly inflexible. The soft cartridge, on the other hand, might make the ride feel more bouncy and offer a softer response, cushioning against small bumps. Overall, rubber cartridges provide excellent damping, as they soften with heat and friction, responding to how the vehicle is being used.
Whether you want to replace the cartridges with different hardnesses or swap old for new, here are the tools you need and how to do it. In this example, we’re demonstrating how to replace the rubber suspension cartridge on the front wheel of the Dualtron Storm.
Voila! You've replaced your Dualtron Storm's suspension cartridge. This operation will work on any Dualtron scooter, with slight adjustments to the process based on your model. Now, it's time to take your scooter for a spin and test your new suspension.
Now, you’ve got the skills to maintain that Dualtron of yours like a pro! We've walked through every step of the process, from detaching the brake caliper to swapping out the old suspension cartridge for a new one. This isn't just a minor upgrade; it's a gamechanger for your riding experience. The effort is undoubtedly worth the reward. A well-adjusted suspension equals a smooth ride, and a smooth ride equals a happy rider.
We hope you found this tutorial helpful and straightforward. Remember, if you have any questions, or need professional assistance in repair services, our skillful team is here to help! As always, stay safe and enjoy your rides, because nothing beats the freedom and exhilaration of zipping around on a Dualtron electric scooter that’s tuned perfectly to your liking.
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