It was running fine when you came back from your last ride, then you washed it and put it to bed. Now a few days later, your trike has a problem.
It could be water in your electrics or a wonky wire. And this unwelcome combination can cause all sorts of problems.
Firstly, the highly technical electrical systems running these engines and transmissions requires harnesses and plugs that, although weatherproof, are no match for a hose or the dreaded “pressure washer”.
The engine, transmission and components will tolerate a bit of dust and dirt and still deliver excellent service. However, the electrical components and their operations will be negatively and severely affected if they become waterlogged.
If there’s an oil spill or the engine needs cleaning, be very careful to avoid getting any water near the electrical connections.
When giving your TOUROZ Trike a wash, use a bucket and sponge to gently remove any grit and grime. Keep your high-pressure hose for your ute and other grubby stuff.
While the older style electrical wiring could withstand a little tinkering, the new Trikes are a trifle more sensitive.
For instance, if you hooked another switch on a power wire to modify your trike or connect another light to the boot, the old electricals probably wouldn’t be affected. However, with technological advances, today’s electricals are not so forgiving and require accurate voltage to operate your trike as the manufacturer intended.
This is why we recommend you add extra features such as a GPS at time of purchase.
So, resist the urge to meddle with your highly technical and sensitive freedom machine, and instead consult a qualified auto-electrician when hooking up modifications to that ‘+’ wire.
If you don’t, the consequences can be long term not to mention difficult and expensive to repair.
Technology is a great thing, however if you don’t understand what that wire is supplying and what circuit it runs on, get someone qualified to check it!