When you've just invested in a new scooter, you want to make sure it's taken care of properly. The way to accomplish this is by completing routine service and maintenance. Believe it or not, maintenance for a scooter is very easy. Posted below are a few basic tips that when followed can significantly improve the lifecycle of your new scooter from Killer Motorsports.
- Replace Engine Oil After Break-in: Each scooter that is sold by Killer Motorsports is shipped to customers with engine oil already inside the crankcase. This engine oil is specifically engineered for the break-in period; which ranges from 50 to 100 miles depending on the manufacturer. It's recommended that you change the oil in your scooter right after this break-in period. The recommended replacement oil is 10W40, four-stroke motor oil. Here are the instructions for changing your oil for a scooter:
- Drain Oil from Crank Case: There is a bolt located on the bottom of the scooter that needs to be removed in order to drain the old oil from the engine. Locate the bolt then unscrew the bolt to allow the oil to drain naturally from the engine. Once all of the oil has been removed, replace the engine oil screw to its original location and tighten appropriately.
- Purchase and Replace Oil: As noted above, you'll want to purchase at least two quarts of 10w40 four stroke engine oil. It is highly recommended to use NON-SYNTHETIC or conventional motor oil. Do NOT use synthetic or synthetic-blend oil. Most of our scooters take 1.5 quarts of oil, but check with the manufacturer's recommendations before adding new oil to the scooter. We recommend changing oil every 500 miles on the scooter.
As with any other vehicle, proper scooter maintenance can extend the life of your vehicle for years. If you have any questions about service or maintenance for your scooter, please contact our sales team at Killer Motorsports. We're here to help.