Introduction

Introduction

In this guide, we disassemble the classic Razor folding scooter. For such a simple vehicle, they are surprisingly complex and have quite a few small parts. When you consider how much punishment this little scooter can take, its easy to see why they are still popular as a fun, compact mode of transport.

Safety Information

Caution: The mechanism which allows the scooter to fold is held together with several snap rings. Removing them requires bending and loading them like a spring - if they break or slip, the ring can be sent flying. Therefore, use eye protection when dealing with snap rings.

Image 1/1: 1 Hammer
  • In order to conduct this teardown you will need (depicted from left to right):

  • 1 Hammer

  • 1 Pair of Channel Lock Pliers

  • 1 Flathead Screwdriver (for prying)

  • 1 Pair of Needlenose Pliers

  • 1 Metric Allen Key Set

  • 1 Pair of Snapring Pliers

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  • Start by pressing the lock lever with your thumb and unfold the scooter into riding position.

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Image 1/3: Using a 3mm allen key unscrew the single retaining screw. (Picture 2) Image 2/3: Once the screw is removed the clip tightening screw can be removed by hand freeing the whole retaining clip. (Picture 3) Image 3/3: Once the screw is removed the clip tightening screw can be removed by hand freeing the whole retaining clip. (Picture 3)
  • Take the top of the scooter and open the handlebar lock to expose the small screw underneath. (Picture 1)

  • Using a 3mm allen key unscrew the single retaining screw. (Picture 2)

  • Once the screw is removed the clip tightening screw can be removed by hand freeing the whole retaining clip. (Picture 3)

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Image 1/2: Once the retaining clip is removed the handlegrip "T" will now easily slide out of the scooter base. (Picture 2) Image 2/2: Once the retaining clip is removed the handlegrip "T" will now easily slide out of the scooter base. (Picture 2)
  • Now that the retaining clip has been freed, slide it off towards the handlebars. (Picture 1)

  • Once the retaining clip is removed the handlegrip "T" will now easily slide out of the scooter base. (Picture 2)

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Image 1/2: Now remove the remaining scooter shaft by unscrewing it from the the wheel and axle. (Picture 2) Image 2/2: '''Hint:''' ''Hold the front wheel while unscrewing the shaft to prevent the axle from spinning.''
  • Moving down the remaining scooter shaft, use a 5mm allen key to remove the lower retaining ring. (Picture 1)

  • Now remove the remaining scooter shaft by unscrewing it from the the wheel and axle. (Picture 2)

  • Hint: Hold the front wheel while unscrewing the shaft to prevent the axle from spinning.

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Image 1/2: '''Note:''' ''This is the jam-nut used to stop the axle from falling apart.'' Image 2/2: Now using the Channel Lock Pliers remove the axle retaining nut. (Picture 2)
  • Using your hand unscrew the first nut on the axle. (Picture 1)

  • Note: This is the jam-nut used to stop the axle from falling apart.

  • Now using the Channel Lock Pliers remove the axle retaining nut. (Picture 2)

  • Hint: You may have to hold the front wheel to prevent the whole assembly from rotating.

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Image 1/3: '''Note:''' ''this piece could be covered in grease.'' Image 2/3: Now carefully remove the bearing sitting inside of the axle housing. (Picture 3) Image 3/3: Now carefully remove the bearing sitting inside of the axle housing. (Picture 3)
  • The axle is now able to be slid out. (Picture 1 & 2)

  • Note: this piece could be covered in grease.

  • Now carefully remove the bearing sitting inside of the axle housing. (Picture 3)

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Image 1/2: Now that the axle is free the front wheel can easily be removed using two 5mm allen keys. (Picture 2) Image 2/2: '''Hint:''' ''If you only have one 5mm allen key, the 5mm allen key and the pair of needle nose pliers can be used instead of two allen keys.''
  • There will also be a bearing on the axle itself which can also be easily slid off. (Picture 1)

  • Now that the axle is free the front wheel can easily be removed using two 5mm allen keys. (Picture 2)

  • Hint: If you only have one 5mm allen key, the 5mm allen key and the pair of needle nose pliers can be used instead of two allen keys.

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Image 1/2: The one screw will disconnect the rear wheel and the wheel-e bar from the scooter frame. (Picture 2) Image 2/2: The one screw will disconnect the rear wheel and the wheel-e bar from the scooter frame. (Picture 2)
  • The rear wheel assembly can now be removed using a 5mm allen key. Use the same process as that to remove the front wheel in Step 8. (Picture 1)

  • The one screw will disconnect the rear wheel and the wheel-e bar from the scooter frame. (Picture 2)

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Image 1/2: '''Caution: It is our recommendation that you do not attempt to remove this pin unless absolutely necessary.  It will be very difficult to get back in place.''' Image 2/2: A torsion spring controls the actuation of the brake.  (Picture 2)
  • The brake mechanism is attached to the base by a steel pin. This pin is difficult to remove, but would be possible with a large press. (Picture 1)

  • Caution: It is our recommendation that you do not attempt to remove this pin unless absolutely necessary. It will be very difficult to get back in place.

  • A torsion spring controls the actuation of the brake. (Picture 2)

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Image 1/3: '''Hint:''' ''Three snap rings are shown in Picture 1.  The remaining three are on the other side in the same location.'' Image 2/3: '''Note:''' It is recomended to '''wear eye protection''' during this step since snap rings have a tendency to spring all over the place. Image 3/3: '''Note:''' It is recomended to '''wear eye protection''' during this step since snap rings have a tendency to spring all over the place.
  • Remove all six snap rings from the pivoting assembly. The process for using snap ring pliers is shown in Pictures 1-3.

  • Hint: Three snap rings are shown in Picture 1. The remaining three are on the other side in the same location.

  • Note: It is recomended to wear eye protection during this step since snap rings have a tendency to spring all over the place.

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Image 1/1: '''Hint:''' ''Use the screwdriver to get under one of the flanges.  It should come off very easily.''
  • Remove the black plastic piece indicated in the picture.

  • Hint: Use the screwdriver to get under one of the flanges. It should come off very easily.

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Image 1/1: '''Note:''' ''This will allow you to see the inner workings of the pivoting mechanism.''
  • Pry the black plastic piece from the front of the scooter. This will take some work, but the piece will come off intact.

  • Note: This will allow you to see the inner workings of the pivoting mechanism.

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Image 1/1: To remove the spring: First, pull on the visible hook, then push the hook back into the mechanism to remove the tension on the second hook.
  • Remove the spring from the inner workings of the pivoting mechanism with the needle nose piers.

  • To remove the spring: First, pull on the visible hook, then push the hook back into the mechanism to remove the tension on the second hook.

  • Leave the spring in the mechanism for now. It will be retrieved once the pins are removed.

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Image 1/1: '''Hint:''' ''We found it helpful to use the long bolt from the back wheel to hammer out these pins which were difficult to get out.''  (Picture 1)
  • Remove all three pins from the pivoting assembly.

  • Hint: We found it helpful to use the long bolt from the back wheel to hammer out these pins which were difficult to get out. (Picture 1)

  • Note: Once complete, the remaining pieces should fall out as the pivoting piece is removed from the base.

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  • The teardown is now complete.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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