Posted by Jason Merrell on 16th Sep 2023

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April 5th, 2020

Limited Edition: Maverick98 Minibike Kit

The Best Entry Level Minibike Kit

Hey Race Team! Are you looking for a thrilling ride that can satisfy your need for speed? Look no further than the Maverick 98 Minibike Kit, exclusively from GoPowerSports!

This amazing minibike kit is perfect for riders of all ages, from kids to adults who just want to cruise around. With its raw frame, the Maverick 98 can be customized to your liking, so you can create a truly unique ride that suits your style and needs.

And the best part? This kit is proudly made in the USA, with only 400 units ever made. So not only will you be getting a top-quality product, but you'll also be supporting American manufacturing and craftsmanship.

Down below, we will go over recommended tools for the build as well as a step-by-step instructions.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Maverick 98 Minibike Kit from GoPowerSports today and start cruising in style!

"I feel the need...the need for speed!"

- Tom "Minibike" Cruise

Recommended Tools | Maverick98

  • 8mm Wrench and socket
  • 10mm Wrench and socket
  • 12mm Wrench and socket
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 17mm Socket
  • 7/16” Socket
  • ½" Wrench and socket
  • 2.5mm Allen/hex wrench
  • Mallet or dead blow hammer
  • Small prybar or line up bar
  • Channel locks
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  •  ¼" Drill bit
  • Drill
  • Impact driver
  • Zip ties

Assembly Instructions | Maverick98

  • Unbox and inventory your Maverick98 Minibike Kit
  • Put oil in the engine.
    • Make sure to measure how much for future oil changes.
  • Assemble the rear wheel and install
    • The V-Tread tire is directional - the arrow tread points forward.
      • (8mm socket)
    • May have to use a prybar to get the second spacer into place.
      • (17mm socket, 15mm wrench)
  • Install front wheel on forks.
    • The V-Tread tire is directional - the arrow tread points forward.
    • Use two larger washers as axle spacers, one on each side.
      • (17mm socket, 15mm wrench)
  • Seat bearings in neck tube
    • Gently tap bearings into place using the kingpin bolt with one of the 10mm washers.
  • Attach forks to bike frame.
    • Use 10mm washers on top of and underneath triples.
    • Use 10mm washers in between triples and bearings.
      • (17mm socket, 15mm wrench)
  • Attach fenders to minibike.
    • Fenders are directional. The fender's longer leg goes to the minibike's inside on the front and rear.
    • We will use four 6mm bolts, washers, and nylon nuts.
    • (8mm socket and 10mm wrench)
  • Attach the seat to the minibike frame.
    • Will use three 6mm bolts.
    • Do not over-tighten. Just snug them up.
      • (8mm socket)
  • Install engine on frame.
    • Will use the 5/16" bolts, lock washers, and serrated nuts.
    • Just start nuts; wait to tighten.
  • Install Chain roller
    • The bolt goes through the bracket on the minibike, then a flat washer, lock washer, chain roller, lock washer, flat washer, and then nut.
    • Don't tighten; just start the nut and slide the roller to the front of the bracket.
  • Install clutch and chain.
    • The spacer on the crankshaft, then the clutch, followed by a flat washer, lock washer, and bolt.
    • Tighten with impact until snug and the lock washer is flat. Do not over-tighten.
      • (7/16" socket on impact driver)
    • Install chain on the minibike. Install keeper on master link in the correct direction.
  • Tension chain and tighten the engine down.
    • Slide the engine to the front of the minibike to put initial tension on the chain.
    • Tighten engine bolts.
      • (½" wrench and socket)
    • Adjust the chain tensioner to the correct position and tighten down; do not over-tighten.
      • (12mm wrench and socket)
  • Install kickstand
    • Install spring on kickstand in the correct orientation and attach spring to retainer bike.
    • Place the kickstand bolt through the kickstand, bracket on the minibike, and the remaining large flat washer, followed by the 10mm locking nut.
      • (17mm socket and 14 mm wrench)
  • Install clutch guard
    • Using the hardware provided with the clutch guard, attach the bracket to the engine. The nut on the bracket will face the engine.
      • (10mm socket)
    • Attach clutch guard to clutch guard bracket. Do not over-tighten.
  • Install chain guard
    • Use one 6mm bolt, flat washer, and nylon nut. Tighten fully.
      • (8mm socket and 10mm wrench)
    • Line up the chain guard under the clutch guard and drill a hole in the chain guard to use the remaining spot on the bracket.
    • Use the remaining 6mm bolt, one flat washer, and nylon nut. Tighten fully.
      • (8mm socket and 10mm wrench)
  • Install pegs
    • Once the peg assembly is in place, squeeze down on the peg bracket so the ball bearing cannot pop out.
      • (Channel locks)
  • Install brake caliper
    • Use two ¼" flat washers in between the bracket on the frame and the caliper.
    • Start with the front of the brake and then do the rear.
      • (10mm wrench)
    • Adjust the brake pad if needed.
      • (2.5mm Allen/hex wrench and 10mm wrench)
  • Install brake cable
    • Take most of the slack from the brake cable and tighten the jam nut.
      • (10mm wrench and channel locks)
  • Install the left grip, brake lever, and brake cable.
    • You might need to chamfer the inside of the grip and hit it with a mallet.
    • Install brake lever. Lightly tighten the nut on the brake lever so the nylon nut will not fall off.
      • (8mm socket and Phillips head screwdriver)
    • Install brake cable to brake lever. Pre-stretch the brake cable 10-20 times and then adjust.
  • Install throttle assembly
    • Route throttle assembly under flywheel cover and up to retaining bracket. Install throttle cable in bracket. Tighten fully.
      • (10mm wrench and Phillips head screwdriver)
    • Turn out the throttle limiter as desired.
    • Turn in the idle screw ¼ turn. We will make a final adjustment later.
      • (Phillips head screwdriver)
  • Install kill switch
    • The female butt connecter on the engine needs to be squished down to clamp onto the male end of the connector on the kill switch.
      • (Needle nose pliers)
    • Loosen the bottom right bolt on the flywheel cover and remove the top right bolt to facilitate the grounding ring.
      • (8mm socket)  
  • Perform cable management
      • (zip ties)
  • Add fuel
    • Turn petcock on.
  • Let the engine warm up and adjust idle if needed.
  • After initial testing, readjust the brake cable if needed.

Written by Jason Merrell



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