MIXING OIL - Fuel mix ratio is 32:1 If you want to mix it richer use 25:1 if you want to mix it leaner use 40:1. Note* 32:1 is a good safe mixture, it's lean enough that spark plug fouling will be minimal but rich enough that the engine is sufficiently lubricated and will not suffer any harm. 40:1 and leaner will provide more power but less lubrication. Any ash less 2 stroke oil brand is acceptable for use in these 2 stroke engines. Examples are: pennzoil, honda, lawnboy. All auto parts stores and wal-marts offer these in the oil section. Failure to mix oil with your gasoline will result in engine seizure within 30 seconds.
4 ounces of oil to 1 gallon of gasoline / petrol is = to 32:1 Click here to get measurements.
PULL STARTERS AND SPARK PLUGS - If you use your pull starter often, this item will break. It is not covered under warranty. The pull starter and spark plugs are two spare parts every scooter owner should have in the garage. It is suggested you have several spares.
* The XG-470 fuel tank must be installed by the customer. The fuel tank has 3 bolt holes to mount it to the scooter frame, however you only use 2 of the 3 holes. The 3rd hole is not needed for installation onto this scooter model, the top hole is the unused hole.
* The left brake handle must be pulled in prior to starting your XG-470 using the electric starter. This is a safety devise. The fuse must also be installed on the lower side of the gas scooter before the electric starter will work.
1. My scooter is not working at all.
Check to make sure all switches are on.
2. All switches are on and the scooter still does not work.
If the battery is charged and the key or toggle switch has been checked to make sure it is in the on position and all of the wiring looks normal it is possible that the controller unit has went out. The controller unit can be easily replaced by contacting our tech support team. Click Here. Before e-mailing tech support or calling them, take a quick look at the white quick release connectors that are on the wires coming out of your controller under the foot plate at the front of the scooter. Make sure none of the wires have came unplugged.
3. I took the scooter out of the box and it was dead on arrival.
We have a safety kill switch built into the X-010 brake handle. During shipment the safety switch sometimes becomes engaged. This is a simple one time fix. Simply loosen up the brake adjustment just a little on the handle bar by turning the brake adjuster on the brake handle in towards the brake handle. This will loosen the tension on the adjustment and safety switch and your scooter will start to work perfectly. You can test the safety switch by putting your scooter on a bench so the rear wheel is not contacting the ground to prevent an accident, then follow the wires coming out of the brake handle down under the foot plate, look on the left side of the battery's under the foot plate and you will find those wires plugged into a plug. Simply unplug those wires marked Brake, then twist the throttle with the switch turned on and the rear wheel will start to spin. This is a good way to eliminate the safety switch as being the problem. Make sure you plug the safety switch back in after doing this test to prevent future accidents while riding the scooter.
4. My batteries are not charging:
If your models is X-010 ver2 you must have the toggle switch that is located on the side of the frame turned on. If the toggle switch is not turned on the scooter cannot be charged. There is a bright yellow sticker next to the toggle switch that indicates to turn on the switch when you are ready to charge the scooter. Make sure to turn the switch off after you are done charging it. This will prevent the batteries from becoming drained if the scooter is not used for more than 3 or 4 weeks at a time. The switch on the handle grip does not need to be turned on in order to charge the scooter.
If this does not fix the problem, remove the 4 screws to the footplate, then remove the footplate on the scooter. Check the connectors coming out of the small controller located at the front of the scooter. Make sure that all of your wires are connected together and also check to make sure the wires going to the batteries are connected properly.
. Q: I took the scooter out of the box and it was dead on arrival.
A: We have a safety kill switch built into the X-360 brake handle. During shipment the safety switch sometimes becomes engaged. This is a simple one time fix. Simply loosen up the brake adjustment just a little on the handle bar by turning the brake adjuster on the brake handle in towards the brake handle. This will loosen the tension on the adjustment and safety switch and your scooter will start to work perfectly. You can test the safety switch by putting your scooter on a bench so the rear wheel is not contacting the ground to prevent an accident, then open the battery cover and find the wires marked Brake, unplug that connector from the other connector, then twist the throttle with the key turned on and the rear wheel will start to spin. This is a good way to eliminate the safety switch as being the problem. Make sure you plug the safety switch back in after doing this test to prevent future accidents while riding the scooter.
2. Q: My fuse is blowing out often.
A: Check the fuse to make sure it is a 30 AMP fuse that you have installed. Any thing less than 30 AMPS and the fuse may blow. The fuse is located under the battery cover in an orange or red fuse holder. Turn off the key to the scooter. Pull the fuse out of the rubber fuse holder. Look at the center of the fuse through the plastic, if the metal fuse inside is broken and burnt, simply replace the fuse with a 30 AMP fuse. This fuse is a standard automotive type fuse and you can get a replacement at any auto parts store or wal-mart store.
3. Q: My scooter has a flat tire.
A: We sell new tubes for each scooter we sell. Click Here to visit our parts page and order a new tube. Wal-Mart also carries the correct size tube for around $6. Make sure that when you remove the old tube that you carefully check inside the tire for the sharp object that popped your tube and remove it from the tire before you reinstall the new tube. Inflate your new tire to 40 LBS or more depending on the weight of the rider.
A single instance of a received X-treme X-500 scooter not running for distance and not charging properly was found to have an unattached wire on the fuse holder. The heavy guage wire to the battery from the fuseholder solder tab was not soldered properly and the hole in the connector tab on the fuse was too small for the wire to be inserted for soldering. Check to be sure the wire is soldered properly on all new X-500 scooters.
Changing Electric Starter Fuse
Q: My super pocket bike can be started by the pull starter but when I press the start button to use the electric starter, nothing happens.
A: When you receive your pocket bike the battery will likely be low since it was manufactured about 2 months ago and has not been started since we tested it at our factory. You must ride your pocket bike for 45 minutes to 1 full hour to charge the battery. Your pocket bike is equipped with a magneto charging system which is similar to an alternator used to charge a car's battery. After about 1 hour of riding the battery will become fully charged. For faster charging, do not use the headlights until the battery is fully charged. If you pocket bike will still not start after riding it for 1 hour, see below.
1. Each super pocket bike has a fuse for the electric starter. The fuse is the simplest thing to check. We have found that a small percentage of pocket bikes will arrive with the fuse broken. To check the fuse follow the directions and pictures below.
2. Remove the 3 fairing screws from the right side of the pocket bike. One screw is down low at the rear of the fairing and the other 2 are up high on the side of the fairing. You DO NOT need to completely remove the fairing to get to the fuse, you only need to remove these 3 screws so that you can pull the fairing back enough to find the fuse.
3. Locate the wire harness which is zip tied to the frame near the front of the bike and behind the fairing as shown in fig 1.a below. Find the plastic fuse holder shown in fig 1.a. below.
4. After locating the fuse holder, snap it open to obtain access to the fuse inside. Check the condition of the fuse by looking at the glass to see if the metal strip inside of the fuse is broken. If it is broken, remove the fuse & take care not to damage the brass fuse holder ends connected to the wires, then locate the spare fuse which can be found in the lid of the fuse holder you just opened and replace the old fuse with the new spare fuse (provided). If there is no spare fuse or if you need to purchase a new fuse, visit any auto parts store or wal-mart type store and purchase a package of 10 amp fuses that are the same length as the one in your scooter for future use. You can store a spare fuse in the lid of the fuse holder for emergencies.
5. After replacing the fuse, snap the fuse holder closed and replace any zip ties you had to cut that were holding the wires in place or use black electrical tape to tape the wires back up to the frame so that they do not come in contact with any objects, exhaust pipes or moving parts and reassemble the fairing and pocket bike after you have tested the start button to make sure this solved the problem.
6. If after checking or replacing your fuse your starter will still not making a clicking noise or start the scooter, proceed back one page and click on the link for troubleshooting a pocket bike that will not start using both the pull starter or the electric start button. (Note*) If you find the fuse is bad, you replace it, then you press your starter button and now you can hear the starter clicking but it will not start, you have a low battery and you should ride your scooter for 1 hour to obtain a fully charged battery.
Pocket Bike Will Not Start, Check Spark Plug & Heat Damage To Plug Wire
Q: My super pocket bike will not start by using the pull starter or by using the electric start button.
A: First check to be sure you have fuel in the tank that is mixed at 25:1 gas/2-stroke oil mixture. Also check that you have fuel in the primer bulb which is located on the bottom of the carburetor. The carburetor can be found near the front of the engine opposite of the exhaust pipe. The carburetor primer bulb on the bottom of the carburetor can be pushed with your finger a few times to pump up the fuel into the carburetor. If you are sure you have fuel in the carburetor proceed to the next step.
1. When riding your pocket bike, the engine will become hot. If the spark plug wire or ground wire that is located near the top front of the engine as shown below in Fig 4.a becomes to hot or the wire touches the cooling fins on the top of the engines cylinder head, the wire can become damaged and cause the scooter to not run at all. Most of the time this is an easy fix. It will take you about 30 minutes to resolve the issue.
2. The first thing you should do is remove the spark plug as shown below in Fig 1.a using the spark plug tool that was supplied with your scooter in the tool kit. Then place the spark plug into the spark plug wire and set it next to something metal on the scooter's engine or frame (see Fig 2.a). Press the starter button or use the pull starter and at the same time watch the spark plug to see if it is sparking against the metal. (Do not touch the plug when you are cranking the engine over or you will get a small shock) See Fig 2.a If the spark plug is sparking then your scooter should start and you need not read any further. If it is not sparking it is likely that your spark plug has gone bad. This is common in ALL 2 stroke type engines. You can buy a replacement plug by visiting on our parts page or at any auto parts or Wal-Mart type store. Look for a chain saw spark plug or lawn mower spark plug. Be sure the length of the threads is the EXACT same, other wise damage WILL result to the engines piston and the engine will be ruined. It is also possible that the ignition system has went out but it is more likely that the spark plug is either bad and needs to be replaced or the wire has melted from the heat of the cylinder head. See step 3.
3. If you have no spark after performing the test in Fig 2.a your spark plug may be bad. Replace it and also buy a few spares as you will need them in the future. Once you have your new plug, perform the test again. If you see a the plug sparking as shown in Fig 2.a then insert the new plug into your engine, (do not over tighten) reassemble the scooter and your problem is solved. If you installed the new plug and did the test as shown above and you still have no spark, proceed to step 4 below.
4. It is possible that the spark plug wire or ground wire that is connected to the ignition of the scooter has become to hot and has been slightly melted by the cylinder head. See Fig 4.a below. Most of the time this is an easy fix. It will take you about 30 minutes to complete. Be sure the 3 screws are removed from the right side fairing & the front gas tank bolt is removed so that you can swing the tank back and out of the way. This will make accessing the plastic engine cover much easier. You do not need to completely remove the fairing, only remove the 3 side screws and have someone bend it back out of the way for you.
5. To gain access to the magneto and the entire spark plug wire you will have to remove the black plastic housing that sits on top of the engine. This can easily be done by removing top screw on the black plastic housing (see Fig 3.a) then remove the screw that holds the plastic housing to the side of the engine see Fig 3.b then remove the hard to reach screw which is located in front of the carburetor, but to access this screw you must see Fig 3.c and place your screw driver down through the top of the plastic carburetor cover in order to get to it.. See Fig 3.c below.
6. After accessing the spark plug wire as shown in Fig 4.a you find that the wire has been burnt all the way through you should visit our parts page to order a new magneto coil. This part can be removed by taking out the 2 screws that hold it in place as shown in Fig 4.a just below the screw driver tip. This part is not covered under the manufactures warranty. When installing the new magneto coil with new wire be sure to insulate the wire by using electrical black tape so that the wire cannot touch the cylinder head. Also be sure to position the wire when reassembling the housing cover so that the wire is pulled away from the cylinder head to avoid any future heat related problems.
How To Change Your Pocket Bike Spark Plug
Q: How do I check or change out the spark plug in my super pocket bike?
A: Follow the simple step by step procedure below to learn how to change out your spark plug.
2. Remove the top body of the pocket bike by removing the 2 screws in the seat that hold it to the frame of the pocket bike. Next remove the front bolt of the gas tank and swing the gas tank back out of the way. Now you can easily see the spark plug wire which is plugged into the spark plug. See Fig 1.a
3. Next remove the spark plug as shown below in Fig 1.a using the spark plug tool that was supplied with your scooter in the tool kit. If you want to test the spark plug then place the spark plug into the spark plug wire and set it next to something metal on the scooter's engine or frame (see Fig 2.a). Press the starter button or use the pull starter and at the same time watch the spark plug to see if it is sparking against the metal. (Do not touch the plug when you are cranking the engine over or you will get a small shock) (take care that nothing falls into the spark plug hole or severe damage will result) See Fig 2.a If the spark plug is sparking then your scooter should start and you need not read any further.
4. If it is not sparking it is likely that your spark plug has gone bad. This is common in ALL 2 stroke type engines. You can buy a replacement plug by visiting on our parts page or at any auto parts or Wal-Mart type store. Look for a chain saw spark plug or lawn mower spark plug. Be sure the length of the threads is the EXACT same, other wise damage WILL result to the engines piston and the engine will be ruined. See your user manual page 13 to see the size of the spark plug exactly.
5. After reinstalling your new spark plug, reassemble the tank and body and you are ready to ride. If spark plug continues to foul out on you, you can try mixing your 2-stroke oil leaner by adjusting your ratio to 32:1 or even 40:1 after the engine has been broken in by riding it for 5 hours or more. Remember, the leaner you run the engine (meaning less 2 stroke oil) the less lubrication the piston, cylinder walls & crank bearings are getting. Engines are not covered under any warranty.
Replacement spark plug number: Champion 846CJ14 This can be bought at any auto parts store.
You Think Your Starter Is Bad? Bypass The Solenoid And Test The Starter First
Q: My electric starter on my super pocket bike does not work & I think it has a bad starter. How do I test to make sure the starter is really bad?
A: Follow the steps below to test your starter. We will show you step by step how to bypass the starter solenoid and test the starter manually. We will also give you a link to check your starter fuse.
1. Remove the 3 screws holding the right side of your fairing to the scooter frame. You do not need to remove the whole fairing. Have someone help you bend and hold back the fairing so you can access the inside area of your pocket bike.
2. Locate the black round solenoid which has a black rubber cover over it with some electrical black tape holding the cover on. It will have some yellow and red wires coming out of it and it is usually located behind the silver battery box or just under or to the side of it. See Fig 1.a below.
3. Remove the black electrical tape from the rubber cover so that you can fold back the cover and view the solenoid. It has 2 nuts with wires attached to each nut as shown in Fig 1.a below.
4. The way you test the starter is you bypass the starter solenoid by using a metal screw driver as shown below in Fig 2.a. You want to let the screw driver or metal object make contact with one of the nuts and then proceed to make contact with the other nut at the same time. The idea is to let the screw driver make contact with both nuts. You will see some small sparks when you make contact. This is normal. You only want to run this test for a few seconds at a time. When you make contact with both nuts as shown below in Fig 2.a your starter should start to turn. If your battery is low you will hear the starter trying to turn (making a clicking noise). If your starter turns or you hear the clicking noise you can be assured that your starter is NOT defective. It is also very rare for the solenoid to go bad.
5. If your starter does not turn or make a clicking noise you should click here to see our support page that tells you how to check the starter fuse & if your fuse is good then click here to view our support pages that will explain how to inspect the spark plug wire and the starter ground wire for heat damage. This is most often the case if your scooter worked perfectly for about 1 hour and now it will not start and the electric starter will not turn the engine over. It is an easy fix and you should click here to go to that page now and inspect the wires for heat damage from the cylinder head. If one of the small black wires is grounding out under the plastic engine cover next to the cylinder head, the starter will not work and the scooter cannot be started by either the pull start or the electric starter and also you will have no spark at the spark plug if you check it for spark.
6. If after following all of our procedures above your starter still will not work, it is possible that your starter has gone bad. Keep in mind that the starter almost never goes bad. Generally there is a problem preventing the starter from working like we explain above rather than the start it self being defective.
Correct Way To Adjust Both The Large & Small Chains On Your Super Pocket Bike
Q: The front small chain has become loose. How do I tighten it? The rear main chain is loose, how do I adjust the chain?
A: Follow the steps below to adjust either the front or rear chain on your super pocket bike. Proper chain adjustment is essential if you want to ride your super pocket bike with no further troubles. If you let your chain become loose and it falls off while riding, you will likely damage other parts of the scooter such as the sprocket or the chain it self. These items are not covered under warranty, however you can purchase them from our parts department by clicking here.
1. Adjusting the small front chain is not as simple as adjusting the rear chain. It will take you a few more minutes to adjust the front chain than it will the rear. Be patient as this small chain should rarely ever need to be adjusted.
2. To adjust the small front chain you may need to partially remove one side of the fairing. You can remove the right side of the fairing by removing the 3 screws on the side of the fairing and the 3 screws that are on the bottom center of the fairing. You can attempt to tighten the front chain without removing the fairing, but it will be more difficult to loose the engine bolts and the chain adjuster unless you have a good set of sockets and a long extension.
3. See Fig 1.a below and locate the 4 engine bolts on the bottom of the engine. Loosen these 4 bolts but do not remove them. If you remove them they will be difficult to line back up and reinstall.
4. Locate the 2 chain adjusters at the front of the engine. They can be seen in Fig 2.a below. There is one on each side of the engine and you can see them by looking from the front of the scooter down through the fairing. If you have the fairing removed you can see it from the side view also.
5. To adjust the rear main large chain, follow the simple directions below.
6. Loosen up each axle nut. You can find one on each side of the rear wheel. The axle is the long bolt that goes through the center of the rear wheel. There is no need to remove these nuts, you only need to loosen them up. You can see the large wrench in Fig 3.a below that is on the axle nut, those are the nuts you need to loosen.
7. Next you will want to use the chain adjusters located in Fig 3.a below to tighten or loosen the main chain. If you tighten the nuts on the adjusters it will pull the rear wheel tighter against the chain making the chain become tighter, if you loosen them you will want to give the rear wheel a push towards the scooter and you then you will see the chain loosen up. The chain should be kept tight. If you let the chain become loose severe damage can result when the chain flies off. Be sure to evenly adjust each adjuster located on each side of the rear wheel. The rear wheel should be adjusted straight when you are done, otherwise damage to your disk brake rotor could occur.
8. Once you have the chain set to the correct tightness with NO play in the chain, you will want to tighten up the axle nuts. Make sure you get them both tight and make sure you have them even so that you have about the same amount of axle sticking out on each side of the wheel. These nuts should be good and tight. Next check your chain adjusters at the rear of the scooter once again to make sure they are tight and secure. Your chain is now adjusted properly and it should not need to be adjusted again for a few rides. You should check the chain tightness each time you ride. It is simple to adjust and failure to do so may result in severe damage when the chain flies off.
How To Change Your Pull Starter On Your Pocket Bike Scooter
Q: The pull starter on my pocket bike has broke. How do I change it?
A: Follow the steps below to change out the pull starter. The process should take you 5 minutes or less. These items are not covered under warranty, however you can purchase them from our parts department by clicking here.
1. Locate the pull starter on the left side of your pocket bike scooter. Remove the 4 screws from the pull starter as shown in Fig 1.a below.
2. Install the new pull starter in the place of the old one. If yours has plastic pins that look like they are suppose to line up into set holes in the side of the scooter, you do not have to use those set pins to align your pull starter since it would cause the pull handle to not be pointed in the up direction. You can see a picture Fig 2.a of the pull starter removed below and the parts that should be located on the inside of the pull starter.
3. If you are going to purchase a replacement pull starter, you should purchase 2 or 3 spares. If you use your pull starter often, this item will break. It is not covered under our warranty. The pull starter and spark plugs are two spare parts every scooter owner should have in the garage.