BUGGY Assembly Instructions

Thank you for purchasing your new Stainless Steel Buggy. If operated and looked after properly, your new buggy will serve you well. Please make sure you have all the BUGGY PARTS before you start the assembly.

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you use an anti-seize compound such as Copaslip or equivalent on the stainless steel bolts and nuts. If you do not use this, the bolts will gall and seize!

  1. Insert the front fork stem into the down tube bushes. Make sure that you have the down tube the right way round (see picture).
  2. Fit the bolt and the washer. Tighten firmly with a wrench.
  3. Insert the front foot-pegs into the front fork lugs. Insert the bolts from the top. Secure the bolts with the nuts, but do not over tighten.
  4. Insert each side tube through the loop at the front of the seat and then through both loops on the side of the seat. Note that there is a left and a right side tube.
  5. Ensure that each side tube also passes through the back-rest strap.
  6. Your side tubes and seat should now look like this.
  7. Insert both side tubes into the rear axle.
  8. Fit the bolts from the top. Do not over tighten the nuts.
  9. Wrap the large straps at the rear of the seat around the rear axle and connect the buckles together. Pull tight.
  10. Fit the front fork down-tube to the frame. Hold the clamps apart while inserting the down-tube.
  11. Adjust to your preferred setting (this will depend on how long your legs are), then insert the 2 bolts and tighten the nuts securely.
  12. Wrap the straps, connected to each side of the seat, around the side tubes TWICE. Feed the longer of the two straps around the axle and connect the buckles together. Pull tight.
  13. Take the larger width strap (connected to the bottom of the seat) around the back axle and connect the buckles together. Pull tight.
  14. Repeat the procedure for the small back strap. This strap is long enough to secure a bag / kite behind your seat.
  15. Make sure all seat straps are tight and look like this.
  16. Inflate the wheels but care should be taken when doing so. Before inflation, ensure that the inner tube is completely inside the tire and that the valve points straight through the valve hole in the rim. Inflate the tire a little and check for alignment of the tire on the rim. Ensure the tube is not caught between the tire and rim. Inflate to your preferred pressure but do not exceed 1.7 Bar (25 psi.) Note: Tire pressure can be lowered to increase the footprint when using your buggy on very soft sand. On hard surfaces like tarmac (blacktop) and hard sand, it is recommended that you inflate your tires to the maximum pressure. Fit each wheel to the rear axle by inserting the axle bolt (with the spring washer in place on the outside of the wheel) through the centre of the wheel. The axle bolt goes through both bearings and the internal spacer. If this spacer is not aligned correctly, shake the wheel or use a long thin object to push it into place. Screw the wheel assembly into the rear axle and tighten securely with the spanner provided. Make sure that both the bolt and the internal thread of the axle are clean and free of sand to avoid damage and cross- threading.
  17. Slide the front axle bolt through one side of the front fork and fit one wheel spacer on the inside.
  18. Hold the wheel in position and push the axle bolt through the wheel. Fit the remaining spacer.
  19. Fit the nut and tighten securely. Finally check that all bolts and straps on your buggy are secure.


This buggy comes with a splash guard. This is designed to deflect most water and dirt while buggying. However, it is still advisable to wear protective clothing when buggying in wet conditions. Please follow the simple instructions below.

  1. Place hole in splash guard over ‘steering stop’. Wrap shorter velcro strap around front fork.
  2. Wrap longer velcro strap around front fork and secure. Make sure strap is tight and then thread strap through loop.
  3. Push flap into downtube.
  4. Make sure the flap is secure.
  5. Hook clips onto seat straps on both sides of the buggy.
  6. Your fitted splash guard should look like this.


CARE AND MAINTENANCE: Taking good care of your buggy will ensure it has a long and trouble free life. We suggest that you take note of the following maintenance tips:

FRAME: The frame is made of durable stainless steel and is virtually maintenance free. However, if your buggy is muddy or has been used on the beach in salt water conditions, we recommend that you hose it down thoroughly with fresh water at the end of the day. Inspect the frame for damage and cracks periodically. Do not attempt to repair frame damage yourself, contact TrikeBuggy for advice.

SEAT: The seat can be hosed down at the end of the day. If it is very dirty, you can hand wash it in warm water using a non-bleaching detergent. Allow it to completely dry naturally, before packing it away. Check the seat for wear periodically. Repair any damage prior to next use.

WHEELS AND BEARINGS: Wheels and bearings will, due to their nature, wear with use. Periodically remove the wheels from the buggy for maintenance.

The rear axle bolts are made from hi-tensile steel (not stainless). This is because stainless steel bolts, when screwed into the stainless steel frame, can “lock up” making them unremovable. Periodically clean the rear axle bolts to prolong life. Hose the wheels down with fresh water and dry them thoroughly. When completely dry, spray all bearings lightly with a Teflon based lubricant (most bicycle or motorcycle chain sprays are suitable).

Check the plastic hub for damage and cracks. Replace the hub if damage is found. Hubs cannot be repaired. Correct replacements can be obtained from your dealer. Check the tires for damage and wear. Replace worn and damaged tires with new ones of the correct size and type. Correct replacements can be obtained from your dealer. Bearings should be replaced with new ones when they become worn. Wear can be detected by spinning the wheel on the front axle bolt while holding the axle in both hands. If the wheel is reluctant to spin freely (after lubrication) or has a lot of sideways movement, replace the bearings. Check all wheels.

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