Between workouts, some rowers find it convenient to separate their Model D or Model E Indoor Rowers for storage. Separated into two pieces, the indoor rower can fit into a corner or closet more easily.
The frame locking mechanism on the Model D and Model E makes storage convenient and safe. Our helpful quick video shows how to connect the monorail end of the indoor rower with the flywheel end. (Please note that the procedure is idential for the Model D and E, unless you have a Model D manufactured between July 2003 and August 2006.) Use caution while attaching the monorail section to the flywheel section and while operating the frame locking mechanism. With practice, it becomes easier to line up and connect into place! Always have the frame locking mechanism in the locked position, with the frame locking lever completely closed, when the flywheel and monorail sections are connected. Failure to do so may result in injury if the unit is lifted or moved.
At some boathouses and fitness clubs, Concept2 Indoor Rowers are stored incorrectly, standing up on the front end with the two halves attached (see illustration). This poses the danger of the indoor rower falling down and causing injury. It can also cause frame damage to your equipment. As a reminder: Do not stand the indoor rower up on end as the indoor rower may tip over.
When storing the indoor rower for longer periods of time, we recommend a clean, dry location. Indoor rowers should not be stored outside in the elements, even with the Concept2 dust cover. Oil the chain using purified mineral oil, 3-in-1 oil, or 20W motor oil (this should also be performed as regular maintenance). The monorail should be wiped clean of dust and dirt with window cleaner and a paper towel. Inspect all screws and fasteners and tighten as necessary. Pay special attention to the screws that hold the seat onto the frame and the screws that attach the front and back legs. If there is dust in the flywheel enclosure, vacuum as needed; follow our procedure for opening and cleaning the flywheel.
We provide full instructions on maintenance for your convenience. It is important to remove the batteries to prevent corrosion or battery drain while not in use. If the rechargeable battery on the PM4 is low, charge it fully before storage. To fully charge a battery, use the USB cable and plug the Performance Monitor into a computer overnight. Take the charged battery pack out of the PM4 and store separately. Similar to other computer equipment, the Performance Monitor should not be stored where there are vast fluctuations in temperature or in damp environments, so find a temperature-controlled dry place to store your Performance Monitor.