How to Fold a Razor Scooter
How to unfold a razor scooter
Razor scooters are a wonderful way for everyone to zoom about their area in style. When you’re done riding one, you can fold it up with the help of a pair of release levers. These levers, which you use to fold your ride, are found on both the normal and Jr. Razor scooters. If you’re having trouble doing this, double-check the components to verify they’re clean and in good functioning condition. Razor’s electric scooters aren’t designed to be folded, but you can disassemble them by removing the bolts that hold the levers in place. Once you’ve folded your scooter, keep it in a safe place until you’re ready to ride again.
Method 1: Releasing the Locking Levers
1. Step one foot on the scooter and place it on the ground. Place it down to keep it steady while you unlock the locking mechanisms. Then, on the foot stand, place your foot between the wheels. To prevent the scooter from moving, press your foot down firmly and grip onto the handlebars.
- Although Razor scooters are simple to fold, they must be folded in a certain manner. If you don’t steady the scooter and unlock the release levers at the proper moment, it may break apart.
- When folding the scooter, keep your fingers in mind. Although there isn’t much danger of being caught by the moving parts, you should nevertheless keep your fingers free for safety.
2. Slide out the grips by pressing the release buttons on the handles. Each handlebar on the scooter includes a little button on the rear. The buttons will be directly front of you while you’re standing behind the handlebars. Pull the nearest grip away from the rest of the bike after pressing one of the buttons. Do the same thing with the opposite grip.
- The grips on the majority of Razor scooters may be folded without removing them. Simply unlatch the remaining levers. If you have any issues, try removing the grips first.
- Because it is designed for smaller children, the Razor Jr. scooter is significantly easier. It lacks the handlebar buttons and the steering column clasp, so you just need to worry about the final release lever.
3. Pull the clasp on the steering column’s side open. The scooter’s front section, which houses the handlebars and links to the footpad, is adjustable. Look for a round metal component approximately halfway down from the handlebars. On one side of the lever, there is a clasp that can be pulled away from the scooter.
- If you installed the scooter yourself, you may have used this quick-release lever to elevate the steering column to a comfortable height for the handlebars.
4. Push the steering column all the way down. You may modify the steering column by releasing the clasp. Lower the handlebars to begin folding the scooter. Push down on the handlebars with one hand while holding the steering column with the other. The steering column will drop and blend into the body of the bike. Close the clasp again to keep the steering column in place.
- The tube is the component that regulates the handlebar height. Release the clasp and elevate the handlebars again when you’re ready to ride the scooter.
5. Invert the scooter while grasping the steering column. Step off the scooter before flipping it over. Because the steering column is loose, maintain a tight hold on the handlebars to prevent it from sliding back out. Hold the handlebars against the ground or your body to prevent the steering column from popping back out of the scooter.
- If the steering column is removed, the scooter will not fold correctly. Turn the scooter over and lower the handlebars again.
6. Pull the joint-release lever on the scooter’s bottom. With your free hand, reach for the joint-release lever while keeping the steering column stationary. It’s next to the front wheel, around where the steering column links to the footpad. To disengage the locking mechanism, turn the lever to the side. When you flip it, the scooter nearly immediately folds up into a compact form that is convenient to transport.
- Gravity takes care of the majority of the folding as long as the scooter is turned upside down. Push the steering column component down to the footpad to condense the scooter if necessary.
- This is the only lever you need to deal with while folding a Razor Jr. It’s right in front of the footpad on the rear side of the steering column.
7. Fold the scooter by pushing the release lever. Hold the scooter in your hands, then press the quick-release lever toward the footpad. After pressing it, pull the handlebar in the other way to pop up the scooter. After that, you may open the clasp and bring the steering column up to the desired height. Close the clasp to secure it in place.
- Unfolding the scooter is said to be as simple as folding it. If you’re experiencing problems, first examine the release lever for debris and other indications of damage.
Method 2: Troubleshooting a Stuck Scooter
1. To liberate the steering column, fully extend the joint-release lever. Check to see whether the latch has become jammed. It points down toward the front wheel when closed. Raise it so that it points toward the handlebars. If it doesn’t open all the way, you won’t be able to fold up the scooter.
- You may fold the scooter in half with the lever. It may also prevent you from unlocking the scooter again if it is locked.
2. Reposition the handlebars if they are preventing the scooter from folding. Check that you have pushed the handlebars as far away from the steering column as possible. They may get in the way of the footpad if you have a scooter that needs you to reposition them. Firmly press the release buttons on the handlebars, then move them as far away from the steering column as feasible.
- Remember that the handlebars must be flush against the footpad. If they are facing the footpad when you begin folding the scooter, open the clasp on the steering column to turn them around.
3. Using a wet towel, remove debris from blocked levers. You won’t be able to fold the scooter efficiently if you can’t completely open the quick-release lever and steering column clasp. Dampen a cloth or paper towel in lukewarm water, then remove as much debris as possible. After that, test the levers to check whether they operate.
- The manufacturer does not promote cleaning agents, so you do not need to do anything extra to make your scooter seem brand new. Plastic and decals may be damaged by alcohol and ammonia-based chemicals.
4. If you still can’t fold the scooter, take it apart to clean it. It’s possible that a substantial quantity of debris has gathered, stopping the pieces from moving. To remove the steering column, you’ll need a 5 mm (0.20 in) allen wrench. To release the clasp, turn the screw counterclockwise. Then, using a 3 mm (0.12 in) allen wrench, remove the screw from the quick-release lever located between the footpad and the steering column.
- Keep in mind that after you’re through, you’ll need to reassemble the components. If it seems too difficult to do on your own, contact Razor or take the scooter to a repair shop.
5. Use an oil-based lubricant to clean the metal components. To get the levers operating again, spray some WD-40 or similar cleaning on them. Wipe away any filth you find on the metal with an old cloth. Reassemble the scooter and test it again once they seem clean. If the levers continue to fail, contact Razor’s support team.
- Only use oil on metal components. It might harm the plastic or decals, therefore it’s not worth putting the rest of the scooter at danger. Clean water should be used to remove such components.
- Before removing the levers, you may be able to grease them. Spray some oil behind the jammed lever to see if it helps. Allow it to soak in for 2 or 3 minutes before attempting to use the lever again.