Bicycle Maintenance

NATIONAL eBIKE

Effortless Electric Adventures®x


Bicycle Maintenance


BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE

CLEANING


RECOMMENDED CLEANER:

Waterless Detail Spray w/ Wax

  • Avoid using water whenever possible.
  • Use a large, soft paint brush (or soft towel) to remove excess sand and dirt.
  • If the bike gets wet towel dry and re-apply lubricant as soon as possible.
  • Wipe down with a “waterless” detail product (do not spray on disc rotors).
  • Clean a minimum of once per month, more as needed with frequent riding.
  • Always clean after any ride on the beach (never ride in water at the beach!).

LUBRICATION


RECOMMENDED LUBRICANT:

Finish Line “One-Step” Lubricant

  • Apply monthly (minimum), more often if commuting or frequent riding.
  • Apply after you clean the bike, if the bike gets wet, or has been on the beach.
  • Apply to the chain, sprocket, cassette (gears), derailleur, and related hardware.
  • If you have folding pedals, don’t forget the internal pedal springs.
  • Do not apply lubricant to brake rotors or electrical components.
  • Avoid lights, leather, and rubber (could cause discoloration over time).

LCD SCREEN


The LCD is splash-proof, NOT waterproof.

  • Avoid keeping a display outside/uncovered (dew & condensation).
  • Keep a Ziplock bag w/ rubber band (zip tie for travel) for rain protection.
  • Broken brackets & water damage is wear & tear (not covered by warranty).

TIRE INFLATION


Keep tires properly inflated for the best ride/wear/longevity.

DO NOT EXCEED TIRE MAX PRESSURE

  • Check tires for minimum / maximum pressure limits.
  • Look for Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI) Max Pressure.
  • Check tire pressure weekly (min) or prior to each ride.
  • Keep tires within 5% of the MAX PSI to extend tire life.

BATTERY CHARGING


Only use the original bike charger.

Do not leave your battery on a charger overnight.

Use a timer as a reminder when to take the battery off the charger.

Lithium-Ion batteries will last longer with regular use and charging.


Avoid extreme temperatures.

  • Keep battery above freezing, and no hotter than 110 deg Fahrenheit.
  • During a charging cycle the battery should be in a dry environment.
  • If you keep bike in your garage, make sure it is well-ventilated.
  • If your garage is kept closed with no air circulation take the battery (or bike) inside.

The ideal time to charge your battery is between 50% – 20%.

  • Do Not leave your battery with low or no charge for extended periods.
  • Leaving low (or no charge) may result in “sleep mode” (battery damage).
  • Always plug the charger into the bike before plugging into an outlet.
  • The charger light will glow red when charging, and then return green when complete.
  • When charging is complete unplug from the wall, and then unplug from the bike.
  • Your battery prefers to be “exercised” (used and charged regularly).
  • If you occasionally top-off (or run out) that’s ok – just do, not make the norm!

SERVICE


Have your bike professionally serviced annually.

100-Mile Service

Manufacturers recommend a 100-mile service for safety.

Bolted connections may loosen, and cables, spokes, and chain will stretch after the initial 100 miles of riding.

  • Safety Inspection
  • Check Bolted Connections
  • Tire Inspection & Inflation
  • Spoke/gear/brake Adjustment
  • Lubrication, Light Clean & Polish

ANNUAL TUNE-UP

We recommend an annual tune-up for your safety and proper maintenance.

A properly maintained bike will provide years of riding enjoyment!

  • Safety Inspection
  • Tire Inspection & Inflation
  • Check Bolted Connections
  • Spoke Adjustment & Wheel Truing
  • Battery & Wire Harness Inspection
  • Drivetrain Inspection & Adjustment
  • Pedal Assist (PAS) & Throttle Checks
  • Gear / Brake Inspection & Adjustment
  • Lubrication, Light Clean & Polish