Assembling Your ATV

Assembling My ATV

There are a lot of Videos on Youtube that can walk you through step by step on how to assemble the ATV's. For exampe, type in "Taotao ATV assembly" and you will come up with severa videos to choose from.

Our brand ATVs usually come in steal crates wrapped in cardboard. They are very simple to assemble and come about 90% assembled from the factory. Here are a few steps to make sure that you properly assemble your ATV.

Examine your shipment

Before you accept the shipment you must make sure that your ATV has not been damaged during shipping. You should inspect the box for any tears or oil stain. Sometimes the shipping company may place heavy items on top of these ATVs and bend the crates, which in turn may damage your ATV. If you suspect your ATV has been damaged during shipping you should make sure that the driver signs the damage on the bill. It is important that you note the damage on the bill as shipping companies only reimburse you or the shipper for the damaged incurred during shipping if the driver sign it before they hand the ATV to you. Here at, we use only the best shipping companies to ship our products and inspects every shipment before it is sent out.

Now your ready for assembly

Removing The Crate

First you will need to take off all of the cardboard that your ATV was wrapped in.
Then you will need to disassemble the crate that has protected your ATV. Then you will need to remove the bolts that keep your ATV from moving around and get damaged. Once you have taken the bolts out, please have two or more people help you lift the crate out safely.

Locating the battery, owners manual and bolts

The unit should come with a bag full of bolts, instructions, and a basic tool set. It is usually located either next to the ATV (On the foot rest) or underneath the seat (the seat has a latch in the back that you have to press to remove) there should also be a box with the battery in it. Some batteries are ready to go, but with others, you may have to fill the battery with the liquid solution that comes in a seperate container. Once the battery is filled with the solution, make sure the top is on and then, you can begin charging the battery. Do not overcharge the battery. Only use a trickle charger for about an hour, frequently checking the charge with a volt-tester. 

Putting the front tires on

Depending on your ATV model, some ATVs comes with the rear wheels already attached. Make sure that the bolts on the rear tires are on tight to ensure the tires do not come loose during riding. Have someone help you lift the front of the ATV and attach the two front tires. Again, make sure that the bolts are on tight and screwed in appropriately in order to prevent them from falling out. There should be a washer and a pin that will go on the tire bolts. Twist the pin with pliers in order to secure the bolt on the tire. Check the tire pressure for the tires with a tire pressure gauge in order to make sure the tires have the appropriate amount of tire pressure; the tire pressure depends on the size of the tires, it should be listed on the side of the tires.

Attaching the handle bars

Located the handle bars and adjust them to the height appropriate for the rider. You will need to use the Allen wrench to tighten the Allen screws for the four-wheeler. Make sure that the handle bar height is the correct size for the rider. Depending on your unit you will need to attach the break lever and starter on one side and the thumb throttle on the other side. You can screw this on with a regular screwdriver. Again, for safety make sure that they are adjusted appropriately for rider of the four-wheeler. Once you are done, go over all of the screws and make sure they are on tight as sometimes vibration from the engine can cause loose screws.

Attaching the front bumper or front and rear racks (some models)

Depending on your model you might need to attach the front bumper or the front and rear racks. Locate the screws for the racks and attach them where the manual tells you to attach them. 

Connecting the battery

Now you will need to connect the battery. First make sure that the battery is charged. Some units come with a complimentary battery charger. Most of these ATVs operate with a 12 Volt seasonal battery if not charged regularly these batteries may need to be replaced every 3-4 months depending on use. Some batteries come with small liquid bottles for you to put in the battery.  Locate the solution pack open it and attach it to the battery until the liquid drains into the battery. Once you have made sure the battery is charged and ready to go you can now attach the battery. Make sure that you attach the positive post to the positive wire and the negative post to the negative wire. Put the battery into its compartment underneath the seat and screw on the terminals to the appropriate post. Attach the banana shaped seat it its place, the latch should click when you attach it and it should be pretty sturdy.

Starting Your ATV

Steps to Starting Your ATV

1.) Make sure the ATV is completely assembled, with all bolts tight, battery charged and connected properly and it has gasoline in the gas tank. 

2.) Make sure the kill switch is off, the back tether cord is not loose and the remote (if your model has one) is unlocked.

3.) Pull the choke up if the ATV is cold and has not been started recently.

4.) Turn the key and hold the brake (on some models, you need to hold down the front hand brake, some the foot brake.)

5.) Hit the electric start button and give the ATV a little bit of gas (but make sure your foot is on the brake.)

6.) If your ATV does not start right away, recheck all of the steps 1-5 and be patient as these ATV are "cold natured" and need a few tries to start. 

Also check out our Assembly Video under our Manuals and Guides section of our website.

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