Tech, Inc Authorized Service
Center - TRIKKE Tampa is an authorized service
center for Trikke Tech, Inc. We were the first to become an
authorized Trikke service center in 2005. We have direct communications
with the inventor (Gildo Beleski) and their engineers for reference
if needed. We can accomplish work on any Trikke model to include
the new electric Trikke Pon-E. I (Andy Clark) have a mechanical
and electrical background. We can perform any service, repairs and
warranty work. Please call first to describe the maintenance
required and if we can't correct the problem over the phone we'll
set an appointment for us to take a look at your TRIKKE™.
See the maintenance videos below for many Trikke "how-to"
Service - At TRIKKE™ Tampa we provide our customers
with warranty service without requiring Trikke Tech, Inc's
prior permission. If necessary we will make the claim
on your behalf. It is important that you complete your warranty
card information and register your new TRIKKE immediately.
Number and it's Location - It's
imperative that you initially record the serial number of
your Trikke and keep in your Trikke files. Numerous times
we've been called asking if we recorded the serial number
in our database. Usually the Trikke was stolen and they needed
it for the police report. A little known fact is that most
cities police departments require pawn shops to upload any
item in their shop that has a serial number to the police
departments servers. This way a serial number can hopefully
be matched to a police report therefore increasing the chances
of you recovering your investment. Also, if you find the Trikke
and need to verify it's yours then the absolute best way is
via the serial number. Then hopefully the culprit can be prosecuted.
The serial number for your TRIKKE
is located in 1 of 2 places.
1) Just above the front wheel
and under the cambering mechanism on the backside of the steering
column. Click here
to see where the serial number is located.
2) Etched on the right side of the front structure just above
the cambering system
Register Your Trikke Online:Click Hereto warranty register your Trikke
Folding and Unfolding
your T8 or T12 -
This video demonstrates how to fold and unfold your T8 or
T12. Many people struggle with it because they don't understand
how the system works. Folding the Trikke's takes a little
practice and if you slow down and think about what needs to
be done it will become very simple. This folding system design
is, by far, a more durable and secure system.
This is not a demonstration of how to fold a T78 or T67 series
model. Their folding systems are different.
Binding bearings in your Trikke wheel
set - Your bearings may not be bad but only bound up.
Watch this video to see if that's the case.
T12 Steering Column
Modification - The
older models of the T12 Roadster require a swap out of the
"threaded" steering column with a new "thread-less"
column. If you have an older T12 with a black neck and
2 collar nuts then your T12 needs to be modified. Contact
us or Trikke Tech, Inc. for more information. Click Here for instructions on how to replace the
threaded steering axle with the thread-less.
Update January 2010 - This modification
is no longer available
Axle Compression: If you're getting a popping noise
when carving or you visually notice a loose steering axle then
watch this video of the symptoms and how to re-compress. Click
T12 Brake Adjustment Procedures:
It's important that you read the "Brake Adjustment Procedures"
that come with your Trikke. You'll need an understanding of
the components and references to the parts. Click Here to view the manual
Popping in Trailing
Arm (Pon-E, T12 or T8)-
If you're hearing a dull popping coming from the trailing arm
this video may help you to find and correct it.
Lubrication Points - Here
are a couple pictures of the lubrication points on the cambering
system. It's recommended to use a 3-in-1 household oil
for general lubrication. Periodically you may want to
use a heavier oil or lightweight grease on the folding mechanism
WARNING: Do not lubricate the tapered part of the locking
pin that goes into the hole of the extension arm. You
may lubricate the spring section.
Button Recovery Procedures - Has
the handle bar height adjustment button disappeared into the
stem post / steering column? A Trikke T78 is used in this
video but the same procedure applies for all Trikke models.
here to see video.
T78 Wheel Replacement Procedures -
Everything you need to know about installing a wheel set on a Trikke T78. Detailed instructions on which wheels will mount and how to install them. In depth explanations on wheel removal, relocating the brake pad, different spacers used for which wheels, brake adjustment and more.
If you'd like to order the Trikke T78CS
Air Mod-Kit the please Click
Your complete instructional video manual for assemby. From out of the box to the first ride these videos will have you going in no time!
For pneumatic tires it's imperative that you add air every
7 to 10 days. The air tires are a high pressure
tire that bleeds down naturally over a few days.
Use a quality pump with a quality gauge to ensure you're
properly inflating your tires.
Check the bolts on your Trikke for tightness. Make
sure each bolt is tight but don't over-tighten or you
can strip out or break the head off of a bolt. The
most commonly lost bolt on the Trikke is the folding bolt.
This is the bolt that you pull back on to fold and unfold
the Trikke. These bolts tighten against each other
and again be sure to tighten good and snug but do not
over-tighten. Your warranty does not cover owner
responsibility of routine maintenance.
manuals are linked to Trikke Tech's website so you'll have
the most up to date information.
Be sure to watch the video that
comes with your new Trikke. There is very important
safety information that you must know to safely carve.
- Do not ride a Trikke with polyurethane
wheels through water. If you have to go through water
make sure you ride straight through and not turn or carve
at all. Watch the video that came with your new TRIKKE
for a detailed explanation.
- Always look behind you before making a sharp turn.
You never know when someone is
riding up behind you on a bicycle, running, etc.
- Always alert anyone you are
coming at from behind and before overtaking. For example,
you can say "coming to your left" or "passing
on your left". Something to let pedestrians, bicyclers
and others know that your overtaking them. Ever wonder
what that little bell is for? It's for just that, to
let others know you're in their vicinity. It's a safety
device and not a kids toy.
- Be respectful of others on
your path. Don't give the TRIKKE a bad name by hogging
the path and expecting others to move out of your way or causing