Pocket Bike Setup & Troubleshooting
What type of gas should I use?
Regular unleaded gasoline works just fine, however we recommend to use unleaded premium gasoline for best performance and a healthier bike. DO NOT USE DIESEL FUEL IN BIKE!
What is the mixing ratio of gas and oil?
Since this is a 2-stroke engine, you will need to mix oil and gas together. In your package, you have received a mixing bottle. Please see image1. Pour gasoline first, and oil second! Use red arrow to determine which line to fill the gas up to; and use yellow arrow to determine which line to fill oil up to. Take note: You are putting in 25x more gasoline than oil.
What type of oil is recommended for this bike?
Please use 2-Stroke Motorcycle or Lawnmower Oil ONLY! This can be found at your local Walmart or superstore of your choice.
How do I properly start the bike for the first time?
If this is the first time you are starting the bike:
- Mix oil and gas at a 25:1 ratio using the mixing bottle provided with the bike. Refer to “What is the mixing ratio of gas and oil?” section for proper mixing ratio!
- Stand the bike upright; you should be sitting on the bike. The pull start cord is on your right side.
- Turn the gas valve in the vertical position opening the gas to the bike (as shown in image2 with yellow arrow, the gas valve in the UP position).
- Wait 3-4 minutes, while sometimes rocking the bike back and forth to allow the gas to flow through the fuel lines for the first time.
- Put the choke lever in the closed position (as shown in image2 with red arrow, the lever in the UP position).
- Pull the start cord out slowly until it reaches its maximum distance, allowing the gas to flow into the bike. Repeat 2 times.
- On the 3rd attempt, pull the cord quickly with the intention of turning the bike on. This may take a few attempts as the bike is being turned on for the first time.
- Once the bike is on, let it warm up for about 1 minute.
- Once bike is warm, pull the choke lever in the open position (as shown in image3 with red arrow, the lever in the DOWN position).
- The bike is now ready to ride. Enjoy!
In certain weather conditions, you may put the choke lever in the middle or lower position to help make it easier to start.
Starting may require several tries when the bike is still new. After break-in, the bike will start up with only one or two pull procedures.
It may help to give the bike a little twist of the throttle on the 3rd quick pull if the bike is hard to start.
If this is not the first time starting the bike, open the gas valve in the vertical position (as shown in image2 with yellow arrow), allowing the gas to flow through the bike, then:
- If the bike is still warm: put the choke lever in the open position (as shown in image3 with the red arrow, the lever in the DOWN position) and turn the bike on as you usually would with the pull start.
- If the bike is cold (hasn’t been turned on for a few hours or more): Put the choke lever in the closed position (as shown in image2 with the red arrow, the lever in the UP position). 2. Follow steps 7-9 above. Enjoy!
How to turn off the bike properly after each ride?
Once you are done riding the bike and plan to turn it off, turn the gas valve in the horizontal position, closing the gas to the bike (as shown in image4 with the yellow arrow, the gas valve in the HORIZONTAL position). This stops the gas from flowing around the bike, which in turn prevents the carburetor from flooding in the future.
If you would like to go the extra mile and have your bike last longer than normal for future use:
- When done riding the bike, do not turn off!
- Turn the gas valve in the horizontal position (as shown in image4 with the yellow arrow)
- Let the bike sit for a few minutes while it empties all the excess gas.
- The bike will turn off on its own, cleaning the excess gas left in the fuel lines.
To turn the bike back on, view “If this is not the first time starting the bike…” section.
What to do if my bike does not stay on? It turns off on its own.
Bike wants to take off on its own when idling. How do I adjust the idle?
On the left side of your bike when you are sitting on it, look inside the bike, and you will see a gold screw with a spring on the carburetor (as shown in image5 with the red arrow). This is your idle screw!
If your bike does not stay on, and seems to turn off on its own:
Tighten the idle screw on the carburetor and this will constantly give gas to the bike. DO NOT TIGHTEN TOO MUCH. Tighten the idle screw clockwise A LITTLE BIT. The more you tighten (clockwise) the more throttle you are giving to the bike. Tighten the idle screw no more than 2 turns at a time to adjust properly. You will need to adjust the idle a few times until you find the perfect setting for your bike.
If your bike wants to take off on its own when idling:
Loosen the idle screw. Too much throttle is being given to the bike, which makes it want to run on its own. DO NOT LOOSEN TOO MUCH. Turn the idle screw counter-clockwise LITTLE BY LITTLE. The more you loosen (counter-clockwise) the idle screw, the less throttle being given to the bike and can give you a hard time starting your bike. Loosen the idle screw no more than 2 turns at a time to adjust properly. You will need to adjust the idle a few times until you find the perfect setting for your bike.
How do I use the speed governor on my 49cc pocket bike to limit the maximum speed the bike can go?
On the right side of your bike, where your throttle is located, there is a bolt (as shown in image6 with red arrow below). You would unscrew the bolt and place it in any of the slots located above (as shown with the yellow arrows). This would limit the distance the throttle can be pulled back, thus limiting the speed.
How long is the break-in period for my bike?
When the bike is brand new, the first 3-4 tanks of gas is the break-in period. It is recommended to not run your bike at max RPM's for more than 1 minute at a time during the initial break-in period. After the break-in period, you can run the bike as hard as you want!
A part on my bike is broken! How do I fix it?
If you happen to break a part on your bike, depending on which part, it can be covered under the 6-months parts replacement warranty. If you have purchased your bike within 30 days, we will replace all parts to you at no charge including shipping cost. WEAR AND TEAR ITEMS (such as tires, brakes, body kit, etc…) not included! The majority of parts on these bikes can be repaired and replaced by a regular do-it-yourself person. No special tools are needed.
If you are within the 6-month period, please contact 1-855-912-5552 and explain your situation. All warrantable parts will be replaced at no cost, however customer must pay for shipping.
If you are over the 6-month period, please contact 1-855-912-5552 and explain your situation, or please visit https://www.belmontebikes.com/collections/parts to view a collection of OEM parts for your bike!
If you are looking for wear and tear items, please contact 1-855-912-5552 and ask for the part you would like replaced. Or you may visit https://www.belmontebikes.com/collections/parts to view a collection of OEM wear and tear parts for your bike!
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