How to Clean Your Electric Scooter
Many people take a electric scooter for granted. They are those tiny mini-bikes that many of us pass by while we are riding down the road. However, scooters are a very efficient when it comes to saving gasoline and keeping the environment clean. Scooters are also the traffic killers since they can swoosh right pass us while we are stuck on traffic. They can just go on one side of the road or between cars. For this reason it is very important to keep a scooter clean and running.
Step 1 - Dusting off the Scooter
Before washing your scooter it is best if you dust off the body of the scooter first. You can do this by using a rag or a dusting cloth. This will also help you remove any excess dirt or grime and help you inspect your bike to see if something is broken or scratched.
Step 2 - Plugging the Carburetor
The carburetor is a very important part of the scooter. If this part malfunctions the scooter cannot work properly. For this reason, the carburetor needs to be plugged in order to keep water from going into it.
Step 3 - Preparing the Soap and Water to Clean the Body
With a bucket of water use soap that is not coarse or harsh. Sometimes people make the mistake of using powerful soap that will burn the paint of the body or that will ruin the body paint. Mix about 1 cup of soap with the bucket of water.
Step 4 - Washing the Scooter with a Brush
In order to scrub the scooter make sure to use a brush that will not scratch the paint of the scooter. Make sure to scrub all areas evenly and wipe out, or hose down the soap. Do not leave the soap on the scooter for too long for this will burn the paint and it will leave ugly stains on the body of the scooter.
Step 5 - Decreasing the Engine
On many occasions, the engine can either be dusty or greasy. Both conditions can contribute to the malfunction of the scooter. It is very important to clean these parts in order to keep your scooter up and running. For this reason, you can use liquid or cleaning chemicals to degrease the engine.
Step 6 - Cleaning the Carburetor
One of the most important components of an electric scooter is the carburetor. A dirty carburetor will cause your scooter to run real slow. It will not allow the gas to be properly distributed and for this lack of gas your scooter will not run on a stable pace. Remove the carburetor using the tools appropriate for your specific scooter.
The proper tools needed are listed in your owner's manual. Take the gums off, and then dip the carburetor in a carburetor deep solution for at least 20 minutes. After this is done make sure to dry the carburetor with an air compressor. After that, attach all the gums to the carburetor and attach your carburetor into the scooter.