Step 1: With the scooter folded, apply the pressure to the stem downwards. Doing this will hold the S-knob in place. Unscrew the S-knob
Step 2: There are 3 screws around the S-knob. Unfasten the screws and do the same on the other side.
Step 3: Remove the screw that holds the rubber bumper. There should be 1 screw on each side.
Step 4: Remove the Axis.
Step 5: Place the knob back to its pin and pull it gently to remove the axis completely. Once done, pull the S-knob again and completely remove the stem.
Step 6: Unscrew the S-kno again and compress the spring loaded mechanism to remove it from the folding mechanism.
If you need to replace the folding mechanism base, here’s how:
Step 1: Remove the U-deck cover which is found at the front of the deck.
Step 2: Pull out the controller and all of the wiring.
Step 3: Disconnect some of the wires. Look for the thick red and black wires with a green and white connector and unplug it.
- On the right side of the Cruiser, look again for another black and red wire with the same connectors and disconnect them. Keep the white connector over the contact to avoid shorting.
- Undo the yellow, blue and green wires on the right side of the scooter.
Step 4: Push those wires through the Cruiser deck and pull them out from the front.
Step 5: From the right side of the Cruiser, you will see wires with white connectors. Unplug it.
- You will see a black connector with a tab. Press the tab and unplug it. Push it through to the right side of the scooter.
- Disconnect the small connectors with black and red wires.
- Disconnect the yellow and red wire with black connector. Pull the yellow wire through the right side of the deck.
- Free up all the remaining wires that go on the left side of the scooter.
Step 6: Once all the wires are disconnected from the controller, remove the controller completely. Set the remaining wires on the left side of the deck.
Step 7: The only wire left that passes through the cavity are the black and red wires. To remove the connectors, get a tweezer or a pick, position the connector with the tab facing the ceiling ,stick in the tweezer just above the metal contacts and wiggle it up and down. Then, pull the wire from the back of the connector. Do it on the other wire.
Step 8: With those connectors off, you can already pull the wires through.
Step 9: Remove the brace by taking off the screws from above, below and on the sides of the cavity.
Step 10: Using a screwdriver (or any other tool you can use), pull out the 2 spacers in front to give enough wiggle room to get the base out.
Step 11: To install the base easier, loosen the top 4 screws of the deck but do not remove them. Slide in the new folding mechanism base making sure that the battery wires are running through the center of it.
Step 12: Stick one spacer in each of the corners so it will allow the screw to pass through. Reinstall the screws that hold the folding mechanism base. Don’t forget to tighten the 4 screws we loosen earlier.
Step 13: Hold the front cover to trace which wire goes to the right and which wire goes to the left.Let the wires pass through the holes on each side of the deck and loop them together like you are tying your shoes.
Step 14: Let’s reconnect the wires. Starting from the red wire, insert it back into the black connector with the wiring tab pointing up and the locking tab pointing up. Same goes with the black wire.
- Get the controller. Look for the green, yellow and blue wires and stick it through the right side of the scooter and connect them to their respective colors. Make sure that the while cable connectors cover the metal connection.
- Look for the wide white connector and pass it through the right side and connect it to its other half.
- Look for green, red and black wires and connect it through the wires on the left side with the same colors.
- Back on the right side, look for the yellow blue wire with black connector, and match with the color on the controller.
- On the left side, look for the black and red combo, and connect them to the connectors we reinstalled earlier. red=red, black=black
- Look for the circuit board with two connectors. With the circuit board facing the ceiling, connect the lower wire to the wire on the left side. The lower set of wires powers the left turn signal. Connect the upper wire to the wire on the right side. The upper set of wires powers the right turn signal.
- Look for the wires with 3 connectors and push it on the left side. Connect the multiple wires with black connector to their identical part coming from the controller.
- The single white wire plugs to the connector with white and black wires.
- Look for the connector with 2 black wires and connect it to the connector with 1 black wire.
- The connector with one white wire and 2 red wires is plugged to the connector with red and green wire.
- The connector with red and black wire connects to nothing
- The connector with black and blue wire links up to the red and black that hangs off of the thick red and black power wire.
- From the left, push the single yellow wire through and connect it to the single red wire from the opposite side.
- Push through the red and black wire from the right side.and connect from the brown and blue wire coming from the small circuit board.
- Locate the 4 wires coming from the batteries. The thinner red and black wire goes to the other side of the Cruiser and connects to the charging port. Make sure that the whit covering covers the metal contact. Then, connect the thicker battery cables to the controller.Plug in the black first. Make sure to cover all the metal points. Be ready for a pop when connecting the battery wires to the controller.
Step 15: Stuff all the wires and controller into the deck and make sure not to damage any wires on the way in.
Step 16: Slide the U-deck cover back and you might need to hammer it into place with a rubber mallet. Place the screw back to lock the cover
To replace the other half of the folding mechanism:
Step 1: Remove the front fender and be careful not to lose the spacers.
Step 2: Loosen one of the wheel nuts and remove it completely.
Step 3: Use a screwdriver and a hammer to drive out the front pinwheel out of the fork.
Step 4: Pull the wheel out and be careful not to bend or touch the brake rotor.
Step 5: Unscrew the little white cover at the bottom of the stem base to reveal the 4 screws that mount the stem base.
Step 6: Unscrew all 4 of the screws. Shake the stem base and it will separate from the stem.
Step 7: Take one of your stem base screws and screw it half way into the pin that holds the folding mechanism.
Step 8: Slip a wrench over it and hit it with a hammer to pull the pin out. Be careful not to bend the screw. Pull out the pin from the stem to remove the other half of the folding mechanism.
Step 9: With the new unit, slip in the washer on top of the folding part and a washer on the bottom part, then connect it to the stem.
Step 10: Push the new pin as much as it will go making sure that the threaded side faces out. Use a hammer to drive it completely in.
Step 11: Reinstall the stem base with the pointy side facing forward and the rounded side facing backwards.
Step 12: Tighten up those 4 screws and screw the little plate back on.
Step 13: Transfer the old spacer from the old part to the new part.
Step 14: Line up the holes and place the screw, the washers on the other side and the nut. But do not fully tighten them yet.
Step 15: Fold the stem forward so we can install the S-knob. Unscrew the S-knob from its pin while compressing its pin. Slide it into the folding mechanism and install those 3 screws surrounding it.
Step 16: Reinstall the S-knob and make sure that it moves in and out freely.
Step 17: Fold the scooter up just past the locking point and slide in this guide plate on the other side.. Line up the holes and tighten down those 3 screws.
Step 18: Insert the rubber bumper into its place and tilt the stem back just a bit to give you enough room to put it where it belongs. There should be 1 screw on each side.
Step 19: Tighten the screws and nut on the axis. Make sure to test the folding mechanism before we proceed.
Step 20: To reinstall the wheel, push the wheel pin on the left side of the fork, pop on the small spacer, and slide your wheel on making sure that the brake rotor goes onto the brake caliper.
Step 21: Push the pin through a little bit more and slide in the other spacer on the other side of the wheel. You might need a hammer to push the pin through the rest of the way through.
Step 22: Thread in the other wheel nut and tighten it down with a wrench.
Step 23: Slide in the fender and the spacers. Tighten the 2 screws that hold the fender into place.
If you need to adjust your brakes, see the brake tuning video for a guide on how to adjust it.