How to Ride
1. Check seat height and adjust for comfort and stability
2. On far right hand side of handlebar, press lever towards the front of the Trike so as to unlock the tilting mechanism. Do not attempt to ride the Trike with the frame locked.
3. Turn key on (side of battery)
4. On left side of handlebars, check 4 red energy lights have illuminated
5. Press “+” button” twice so that the mid range gear is selected (3 ranges, depending upon terrain and weight)
6. On left side of handlebar, select gear 2
7. Sit on the seat and press down on the pedal. The motor will start and the Trike will begin to move forward. Alternatively, using your right hand thumb, push the Accelorator forward and again, the Trike motor will activate and you will begin to move forward.
8. Keep pedalling and you are on the way. Touch the brakes or stop pedalling, the motor will stop.
9. Do not free wheel down a hill, keep hands close to both brake handles and brake to slow to appropriate speed.
10. When stopping, apply both brakes, front and back, gently but firmly. when parking press in the black lever on either brake handle, to lock the brake.
11. In hill climbing, if necessary. turn the gear to 1, whereas for higher speed on the flat, turn to gear 3.
12. In the same manner, energy power to the motor can be altered to either 1 or 3 by pressing the “plus” button.
13. Energy range 1 will give extra torque for hill climbing whereas Energy range 3 will improve speed with less pedalling.
Remember: Obey road rules, watch for other vehicles and get used to the Trike before attemting a higher speed.
Riding the Kwolity E Trike for the first time.
Trike characteristics are different from a bicycle. When it comes to a corner, on a traditional trike you have to lean opposite to the corner and steer the trike. On a bike, you naturally lean into the corner and your body weight assists in the cornering process.
With the Kwolity E trike, we have designed a unique tilting function that, for most part, makes the trike act like a bike when it comes to cornering. Our recommendation is to unlock the frame and allow the tilting when riding. Indeed, the only time it may need to be locked is when parking, and even then, the tilting is not a problem, the trike will remain very stable.
Getting started for the first time.
- Adjust the seat and the front handle bars to suit your height. We find that beginners should set the seat height initially so that your feet are resting on the ground. Not firmly resting, just enough to give you confidence in your balance.
- Beginning for the first time, don’t worry about pedalling. Use the thumb throttle on the right hand side of the handle bars to provide the power.
- On the left hand side there is a dash board that has 4 red lights at the top indicating the strength of the battery. Underneath there are another three lights, that come on depending on how much power you want to go to the motor. One light is the least, three is the maximum. These come on by pressing the plus sign incrementally, the minus sign acting in reverse.
- Again, when beginning, we recommend setting this at 2 (medium ) power. Find a nice quiet place where you can begin riding such as a car park or quiet road, sit with your feet on the ground, then move the throttle upwards with your right thumb. The trike will take off depending upon how much pressure you are applying to the throttle.
- Move your feet to the pedals and enjoy the ride until you feel comfortable to pedal. When pedalling, release the throttle as the pressure of your feet pedalling will take over.
- The Pedal Assist system on the trike will activate the motor only whilst there is a pedalling motion. Stop pedalling and the motor will stop. Similarly, if you apply the brakes, the motor will automatically stop.
- When you come to a hill where extra effort is required, adjust the power to the third light to provide maximum power. On the left hand side of the handle bars, the gear change is located. It has 3 gears, low, medium and high. Obviously, move through the gears, up and down, depending upon the effort required to climb the hill.
Happy riding from the Kwolity Team