Skip to main content
0

Your Cart is Empty

August 05, 2023 5 min read

How to Replace the Suspension on a Mantis King GT

Rev up your riding experience with the electrifying power and unmatched agility of the Mantis King GT electric scooter. This two-wheeled wonder promises an adventure like no other, but just like any mechanical marvel, certain parts need some tender loving care. The suspension is a crucial component that keeps your ride smooth and your comfort levels soaring, especially when conquering rugged terrains. Over time, the suspension of any scooter can wear out due to regular use and various road conditions.

In this article, we're here to guide you through the step-by-step process of replacing the electric scooter suspension. But that’s not all! We’ll also cover the importance of maintaining a top-notch suspension system to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your scooter.

Signs That Your Electric Scooter Suspension Needs Replacement

As you embark on countless adventures with your electric scooter, it's only natural for the suspension components to face wear and tear over time. To guarantee a smooth and enjoyable ride, it's crucial to be vigilant and catch the warning signs that indicate your scooter's suspension is in need of replacement. Keep an eye out for these indicators:

  1. Excessive bouncing or noticeable sagging when you ride over bumps. If you feel like your scooter is bouncing too much or sinking down when you encounter uneven surfaces, it could be a sign of worn-out suspension.
  2. Unusual noises coming from the suspension area, like squeaks or rattles. If you hear any strange sounds when you're riding, especially when going over bumps, it's worth checking the suspension for potential issues.
  3. Decreased stability and compromised control on uneven surfaces. If you find it harder to maintain control or feel less stable when riding over rough terrain, it could be due to a worn-out suspension system.
  4. Uneven tire wear or unusual tire patterns. Take a look at your scooter's tires and see if they're wearing out unevenly or if you notice any unusual patterns. This can be a sign of suspension problems that need attention.

How to Replace the Mantis King GT Electric Scooter Suspension 

By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can take proactive steps to ensure your electric scooter remains safe and enjoyable to ride. If you notice any of these indicators, it's a good idea to consider replacing the suspension. This will help maintain the smoothness, stability, and overall performance of your electric scooter, ensuring each adventure is as enjoyable as the last. Today, we’re replacing the front suspension of the Mantis King GT electric scooter, the process is applicable for the rear suspension as well.

Tools

  • 18 mm socket
  • 2 mm hex key
  • 6 mm hex key
  • Rubber mallet
  • Torch lighter
  • Cloth/Towel
  • Long screwdriver
  • 2 socket wrenches

Remove the Brake Caliper and Front Fender

Remove the Mantis King GT Brake Caliper and Front Fender

  1. To start, take a 6 mm hex key and use it to detach the brake caliper from the rotor.
  2. Next, with a 2 mm hex key, unscrew the four screws that hold the front fender in place and remove the fender. 

Detach the Swing Arms From the Electric Scooter

Detach the Swing Arms From the Electric Scooter

  1. Using the 18 mm socket, take out the nut covers. Then, proceed to remove the nuts on both sides of the swing arms. If needed, tap the socket wrench with a rubber mallet to help loosen any Loctite.
  2. Once the nuts are removed, free the motor wire by pulling on the black lever situated inside the swing arms.
  3. Then, with a 6 mm hex key, unscrew the axle rod bolts located at the top of the swing arms. If necessary, use a torch lighter to help loosen any Loctite on the bolt.
  4. Arm yourself with a long screwdriver or a similar metal tool, along with the rubber mallet, and knock out the metal axle from within the swing arms.
  5. Once the axle is removed, proceed to remove the swing arms.

Uninstall the Old Suspension

Uninstall the Old Suspension of the Mantis King GT

  1. Using the 6 mm hex key, unscrew the suspension axle rod bolt.
  2. Once more, take a long screwdriver or any similar metal tool, position it inside the open hole, and knock out the metal suspension axle using the rubber mallet.
  3. Now, clean the area using a cloth to ensure it's ready for the new suspension installation.

Install the New Suspension

Install the New Suspension on the Mantis King GT

  1. Start by aligning the new suspension with the hole and axle rod. Please note that the red dial should be positioned forward.
  2. Using the 6 mm hex key, screw in and secure the suspension axle rod bolt.

Reattach the Swing Arms to the Electric Scooter

Reattach the Swing Arms to the Electric Scooter

  1. Replace the swing arms back into their original position and drive the metal axle back through using the rubber mallet. 
  2. With the 6 mm hex key, ensure the swing arms are secured by screwing in the axle rod bolts.
  3. In order to tighten them properly, it's advisable to simultaneously screw in both sides using two socket wrenches.

Reinstall the Wheel onto the Electric Scooter

Reinstall the Wheel onto the Electric Scooter

  1. Begin by placing the hook spacers back onto the wheel, ensuring the inner hook spacers face downward, while the outer hook spacers face upward.
  2. Reinsert the motor cable into the latch and groove of the swing arms.
  3. Using the 18 mm socket, screw in and tighten the nuts that fasten the swing arms to the tire.
  4. Then, replace the nut covers and align the front fender in its proper place.
  5. Using the 2 mm hex key, screw in the four fender screws to secure the front fender. 
  6. Finally, reposition the brake caliper back onto the scooter and secure it using the 6 mm hex key. 

And that's it! Your Mantis King GT electric scooter suspension has been replaced and it's all set for a ride.

Maintenance Tips for Electric Scooter Suspension

To ensure your electric scooter’s suspension delivers peak performance and lasts for the long haul, incorporate these vital maintenance tips into your routine: 

  1. Regularly inspect the suspension components for signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn-out parts promptly.
  2. Keep the suspension clean and free from dirt, debris, or moisture. Wipe it down after riding in wet conditions.
  3. Lubricate the suspension regularly using a suitable lubricating grease to prevent friction and ensure smooth operation.
  4. Avoid riding your scooter on extremely rough terrain or surfaces that exceed the recommended capabilities of the suspension.
  5. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for periodic maintenance and servicing.

Conclusion

Replacing the suspension on your scooter is a relatively straightforward process that can significantly enhance your riding experience. By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this tutorial blog, you can ensure that your scooter maintains optimal performance and provides a comfortable ride on varied terrains.

Don't forget to make regular maintenance and inspection of your electric scooter a top priority. By staying proactive and promptly addressing any signs of wear or damage, you can ensure that your Mantis King GT continues to deliver a ride that's nothing short of extraordinary. With each twist of the wrench and adjustment made, you'll be paving the way for smoother rides and unforgettable adventures! 

Last but not least, if you find yourself in need of any assistance with electric scooter servicing, VoroMotors is here to lend a helping hand. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for any of your electric scooter needs!

Kayla Ang
Kayla Ang


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Read our stories

Top 5 Fast Electric Scooters in 2024: The Need for Speed
Top 5 Fast Electric Scooters in 2024: The Need for Speed

January 27, 2024 7 min read

In 2024, the electric scooter industry is pushing the boundaries of speed, power, and innovation like never before. Whether you're a speed enthusiast seeking the thrill of the road or a daily commuter in need of swift and efficient transportation, these top 5 electric scooters have something exceptional to offer. Join us on an exciting journey as we unveil the speed beasts of 2024 and explore what makes each of these models stand out in the world of electric scooters!
EMOVE RoadRunner Removable Battery
Batteries 101: How to Make Your Electric Scooter Last Longer

January 20, 2024 6 min read

Uncover the secrets to extending your electric scooter's battery life in this article. Learn about the different types of batteries, how charging habits can influence battery lifespan, and practical tips on maintaining your scooter's battery for optimal performance. Let us empower you to enjoy longer rides and maximize your electric scooter's potential!
VoroMotors End-Year Recap 2023: A Year of Milestones and Exciting Updates for the Electric Scooter Community
VoroMotors End-Year Recap 2023: A Year of Milestones and Exciting Updates for the Electric Scooter Community

January 06, 2024 4 min read

2023 has been an electrifying year for VoroMotors and the entire electric scooter community! As we wrap up the year, we can't help but look back at the incredible milestones and breakthroughs we've achieved. Read to find out more! Thank you for being part of our community.