Getting your Bike Together

HOW TO RE-ASSEMBLE YOUR SPOOKY TOOTH BIKE AFTER SHIPPING

  • Take all contents out of the box and unwrap everything.
  • Check that all ordered contents are there and that there is no damage from shipping.
  • If there is any shipping damage – contact us immediately at 1.866.243.4552.
  • Install the front wheel using a 15mm wrench.
  • Install struts to fenders using M5 locknuts, an 8mm wrench, and a Phillips screwdriver (if applicable).
  • Install front fender using a 10mm wrench (if applicable).
  • Slide neck stem into top of steerer tube. Use a 13mm or 6 hex depending on bike model.
  • Center handlebar in the neck stem and tighten with a 6mm hex.
  • Install gas tank a finger’s width – 5/8 to ¾ of an inch from the head set with 6” rubber inner tube piece, M6 nylock nuts, and gas tank mounts.
  • Slide fuel line onto fuel valve noting the direction of the fuel filter flow and slide the other end of the line onto the carburetor nipple.
  • Install pedals with a 15mm wrench – note which pedals are right and left (each pedal will be marked with a R or a L). The left side is reverse threaded so turn counter clockwise to tighten.
  • Install seat post and tighten clamp.
  • Install seat on top of seat post and tighten with a 14mm wrench – each side alternately – in equal increments – one side at a time.
  • Install rear fender using a 10mm wrench (if applicable).
  • Mount reflectors and any other accessories that may be added to the bike.
  • When bike is fully assembled, sit on the bike to determine if any adjustments are necessary. If so, adjust the seat height, seat angle, and handlebars to the riders’ preferences.

SPRINGER FORK & FENDERS

  • Take the front brake off with a 10mm wrench.
  • The tab on the front fender goes between the crescent block and the flat block on the brake mounting post.
  • Squeeze the brake to squeeze the fender to fit.
  • Reassemble front brake with a 10mm wrench.
  • Attach struts to axle when mounting the front wheel and tighten the wheel with a 15mm wrench.

ADJUSTING SIDE PULL BRAKE

  • For small adjustments use barrel adjuster – located on the brake lever.
  • For larger adjustments and cable replacement:
  • Loosen cable retaining block on brake arm.
  • Insert cable (if necessary).
  • Squeeze both sides of brakes to the rim of the front wheel.
  • Pull cable through the retaining block making sure that both sides of the cable seat inside the lever and the brake.
  • Release both sides of the brakes from the rim while still holding tension on brake arms and position pads in approximate open brake position.
  • Tighten retaining block and test brake by pulling gently on the lever, checking that the brake pads contact the rim approximately halfway through the lever pull. (This can be adjusted to suit the riders’ preferences…riders with larger hands may set the brake earlier and riders with smaller hands may set the brake later – along the lever’s pull).
  • After confirming the brake is in the desired position, ensure the retaining block is tight as well as the brake itself.
  • Double check that the brake pads are in alignment, and align pads flush to the rim if necessary.
  • After adjusting brakes and tightening all hardware, TEST BRAKES BEFORE RIDING – and make sure that they work properly!

PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST

  • Begin first with a visual inspection of the entire bike.
  • Look for anything unusual, odd, or out of place (an example, a flat tire).
  • Check the proper operation of the controls…brake, clutch, and gears (if applicable).
  • Check tightness of handlebars, headset, and the front wheel.
  • Ensure that the gas tank is tight, make sure you have gas, and that the fuel line is connected flush to the carburetor nipple.
  • Under the tank, ensure that all wiring is secure and in good condition and that the coil (the black box or CDI) is secure to the frame.
  • Check to ensure that you have a muffler and that the muffler is tight.
  • Check the clutch cable to see of it’s in good condition and that it is resting in its proper slot.
  • Check that the pedals are tight.
  • Check chain tension on both chains.
  • Check that the coaster brake arm is attached (if applicable).
  • Check that the rear wheel is attached and tight. The wheel should not wobble.
  • Sit on the bike and ensure that the seat and controls are in the proper position.
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