You will need to run in your quad

The running in period will be over the first 500 miles. To ensure the reliability and performance of the quad is maximised over this period you will need to pay a great deal of care and attention to how you are riding during this period. We would like to provide you with some tips on how to handle your quad during this period:

  • Do not fully open the throttle
  • Do not overload the engine
  • Check your oil level before riding
  • Leave the engine to idle and warm up before riding
  • Limit your speed to
  • 30mph for the first 300 miles
  • 40mph from 300 to 600 miles
  • 50 mph from 600 to 1200 miles

If you quad bike feels stiff at first, don’t worry this is perfectly natural. During the running in period, the bike will become smoother.

When you finish each ride on your quad, ensure the fuel tap is switched off, and then let the engine run for at least a minute before shutting off your engine. These quads have a vacuum operated system and this process ensures that the carburettor does not become flooded.

Spy racing road legal quads are designed and manufactured to be ridden on a smooth tarmac surface. These bikes can be ridden on an uneven bumpy surface. However, in these circumstances they can be hard to control, therefore there is a need to be aware of this characteristic within spy racing quads and caution must be applied.

When you first receive your quad bike, we advise that your first journeys are around town at sensible speeds that you do not travel far from home. During the running in period you will get used to how the bike controls. To ensure your complete safety. We advise that you carry a small tool kit and check all nuts and bolts after each ride. On this site. We provide a manual make sure you are familiar with this and ultimately familiar with your quad. We also provide a PDI checklist for you to apply after each ride in your quad.

We advise that all maintenance of your quad be conducted by a qualified mechanic. It is also a good idea to record any repairs in a manual.

Maintenance of your quad.

Throughout the life of your quad regular maintenance is a necessity. Areas the pay particular attention to are:

  • The drive chain – check for correct tension, adjust any excessive play.
  • Engine oil level – keep to required level
  • Tire pressure – check regularly, maintain at 15PSI
  • Front and rear wheel bearings – these need to be greased for smooth operation
  • Water level – keep to the required level

Keeping yourself and your quad safe

There is no compulsory training to drive a quad bike, and you must be aware that they do not handle like most road vehicles. It is our recommendation that you take time to become familiar with the controls and handling of your quad. We also advise that you take the appropriate precautions when it comes to safety equipment. At all times, you should wear helmets, gloves, body armour, protective clothing and boots.

With improper handling quads can be easily overturned. So we recommend when you first start writing your quad that you manoeuvre it very carefully especially on uneven ground. Training courses are available.

Before each drive on your quad you should carry out checks on:

  • the brakes
  • steering and throttle
  • seats
  • lights
  • tyres.

There are a number of important things, all quad riders should be aware of. Quads are not toys! There are powerful as many road vehicles and should be treated with the same respect. There are capable of speeds over and above 60 mph and often way more than 700 Pounds. Proper use is essential as they can be unpredictable and easily be rolled. Extreme caution is advised in wet conditions. Passengers should only be carried when appropriate seating is available. You cannot write these bikes whilst under the influence of out of alcohol.


The manufacturer recommends you change the oil and oil filter at 100 miles, filters can be purchased from us at Spy Racing UK by calling our sales line: 020 3865 8122 or Email us: It is recommended you use 15w/40 or 10w/40 semi-synthetic oil.
Always ensure oil changes are carried out by a qualified mechanic and an original receipt must be kept for warranty service, or your warranty coverage may be denied.