Razors are one of the biggest names in kids, pro-stunt, kick, and electric scooters. They have a diverse portfolio of products, from all types of scooters to hoverboards, skateboards, and trikes.
Mention the name Razor to any seasoned rider, and they’ll tell you they’re synonymous with high quality and affordability.
In this article, we’ll be taking you through the step-by-step process of folding a Razor scooter. All regular and Razor Jr. scooters can be folded thanks to a few release levers. Razor’s electric scooters, however, aren’t designed to be folded. There is a way to dismantle their electric scooter by removing the fasteners where the levers are on the regular models.
We’ve also included a handy troubleshooting guide in case you’re having some difficulty folding your Razor scooter using the first method. So, no matter the issue, we’ve got you covered.
There is also a handy How-To Guide on Razor’s official website here.
So, without further ado, let’s get into how to fold a Razor scooter!
Method One: Release The Locking Levers
Place the scooter on the ground and step on it with one foot. Ensure you’re applying enough pressure when releasing the locking mechanism so that the scooter remains stable. By pressing your foot down firmly whilst gripping the handlebars, you should stop the scooter from moving.
It’s worth noting that Razor scooters need to be folded in a certain way. If the scooter isn’t being held in a stable way and the release levers aren’t unlocked at the right time, the scooter could come unfolded. Timing and positioning is key when releasing the locking levers.
All regular and Razor Jr. scooters have a small button on the back of each handlebar. Pushing both release buttons allows you to slide out the grips.
If you’re standing on the scooter, the buttons should be right in front of you. Push either button to release the corresponding grip and pull it away from the rest of the scooter.
Again, it’s worth mentioning that most Razor scooters can be folded without needing to remove the grips. Simply unlatching the other levers will allow you to fold the scooter.
The front section of the scooter is adjustable. There should be a clasp on the side of the steering column which allows you to adjust the height of the steering column.
By releasing this clasp, you should now be able to adjust the height of the steering column. You need to push the steering column down as far as it will go. Once you’ve done this, close the clasp again to make sure the steering column is held in place.
You’re now ready to step off the scooter and flip it over. At this point, the steering column will be loose, so make sure to keep a firm grip on it to ensure that the handlebars do not slide back out.
It might be an idea to hold the handlebars against the ground or with your body to make sure the steering column doesn’t slide back out from the scooter. Holding the handlebars against something steady will give you more control.
There is a joint release lever located at the base of the steering column. Whilst holding the steering column firmly, push this joint release lever.
Flipping this lever to the side will release the locking mechanism. When you flip the scooter over, gravity will take care of most of the folding and the scooter will naturally fold into a more compact state.
If you are having trouble using the above method to fold your Razor scooter, there may be a simple and easy fix. Check out our troubleshooting guide below:
Check The Release Lever
Be sure to check that the release latch didn’t get stuck whilst folding the scooter. When the latch is closed, it should point towards the front wheel. Pulling it up will point it towards the handlebars.
Check The Handlebars
The handlebars may be preventing the scooter from folding. If your model of scooter requires you to move the handlebars, they might get in the way of the footpad.
As mentioned above, the handlebars have a release button, this should be pressed on hard to move the handlebars as far away from the steering column as possible.
Take The Scooter Apart And Clean It
There’s always a chance that your scooter has a build-up of debris preventing it from folding properly.
To take apart your scooter, you’ll need a 5 mm (0.2 in) Allen wrench for the steering column and a 3 mm (0.12 in) for the quick release lever.
It’s worth remembering that you’ll need to be able to put the scooter back together. If this is too complicated, contact Razor or take it to a repair shop.
Now that the scooter is dismantled, it’s time to clean the components with an oil-based lubricant. There are numerous lubricants you could use for this, WD-40 is one of them.
Spray the WD-40 or other cleaner on the joints and levers, leave it to soak for a few minutes, then wipe away with a rag.
Oil-based lubricants should only be used on metal parts and not plastic or decals. If you need to clean these parts, clean water is best.
By following the step-by-step guide above, you should now be able to fold your Razor scooter for storage or portability with ease!
Remember that if you want to unfold your Razor scooter, follow the steps above in reverse.
If you’re still having issues with your Razor scooter, Razor has a customer support line, and they should be able to assist you.
All Razor scooters come with a 6-month warranty, so if you’re still within the warranty period, you should be able to get the scooter repaired for free.
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