Preparing Your E-tricycle after Winter Storage

By Addmotor | 10 January 2023 | 0 Comments
It's been a few months, and your E-tricycle has been stored away in the garage. You're not sure how to get it ready for the season! All you need is a simple guide that tells you exactly what to do and how to do it. That's where we come in. With our easy-to-follow instructions, getting your E-tricycle ready for the season will be a breeze.
Don't spend hours trying to figure out how to prepare your e-tricycle for winter storage. We've got everything you need right here in one place.

6 Steps to Prepare Your E-tricycle After winter storage

Are you looking forward to getting back on the road with your e-tricycle? Before you head out, it’s important to take a few steps to ensure that your e-tricycle is properly prepared for the season. 
This guide will walk you through the six essential steps of preparing your e-tricycle after winter storage so that it’s in top condition and ready to hit the trails.

1. Inspect Your E-Tricycle Frame and Components

Before you do anything else, it’s a good idea to perform a visual inspection of your e-tricycle frame and components. Look for any loose bolts or cracked parts that may have occurred over the winter months.
It’s also important to check for signs of rust or corrosion on any metal components, as well as cracks in plastic parts like pedals or handlebars. If there are any issues, it’s best to address them before moving on to other steps.

2. Clean and Lubricate Moving Parts

Once you’ve inspected the frame and components, it’s time to move on to lubricating all of the moving parts. Start by cleaning off all of the rust and debris from each component with a cloth and some degreaser (if necessary).
Once everything is clean, use a bike-safe lubricant like WD40 or TriFlow on all of the moving parts, including chains, derailleurs, brakes, and shifters. Be sure not to oversaturate any of these components with lubricant, as this can attract dirt and debris, which could damage them further down the line.

3. Charge Your Battery

Now that all of the mechanical parts have been cleaned and lubricated, it’s time to charge up your battery.
Make sure that your battery is fully charged before taking your battery operated tricycle out for a ride - otherwise, you might find yourself stranded without power halfway through your journey. Most modern batteries should be able to remain charged even while in storage throughout winter months, but it never hurts to double-check just in case.

4. Check All Cables & Connectors

After charging up your battery, make sure that all cables and connectors are secure - especially those connected directly to motor systems, as these tend not be inspected very often during regular maintenance checks. Any loose connections can lead cause electric shocks if left unchecked - so make sure they are properly secured before attempting any rides.

5. Test Ride Your E-Tricycles

Once everything has been checked over thoroughly, it's time for one last test ride before heading out onto public roads - this will provide an opportunity for you to get comfortable with how everything performs after being stored away for months at a time.
Make sure that all functions, such as brakes, gears, and throttle response, are working correctly before heading out into traffic - safety always comes first.

6. Check Tire Pressure & Tread Depth

The final step before hitting public roads is making sure that tire pressure levels are adequate (check manufacturer specs) as well as checking tread depth which should be between 3/32nd inch minimum (for road tires) or 1/8th inch minimum (for mountain bike tires). 
Low tire pressure can lead cause problems such as flat tires, while low tread depth can increase stopping distance when braking suddenly - both of which can lead to potentially dangerous situations while riding.


Now that we've gone over each step necessary for preparing an electric tricycle after winter storage, you should feel more confident when getting back into cycling season.
Remember, regular maintenance checks throughout the season will help prevent any potential issues from arising later down the line. So, whether it's dusting off an old three-wheeler or reviving an old favorite, now's a great time to get back on the trike. May trails be smooth sailing ahead.

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