Scooter Maintenance

Scooter Maintenance

Grips

Grips are necessary belongings in your scooter as a result of they assist take up shock from drops and gaps. Grips will naturally put on and tear after steady use. If your grips are torn or worn, the easiest way to switch them is with an air compressor. Turn the compressor on after you insert it’s nozzle between the grips and bars. This method loosens the grip by creating area between the bars and the grips. After somewhat tug and pull, your previous worn grips ought to slide off with ease. Use this similar method to use new grips.

Loose Parts

If you discover your scooter a bit wobbly, examine your wheel axles, clamps, brakes or compression for wanted tightening. All you want is an allen key (hex key) that measures 4mm, 5mm and 6mm. Brakes generally require a 4mm allen key whereas the axles, clamps and compression often require a 5mm or 6mm allen key. So give your scooter a fast inspection and tighten any unfastened elements. This ought to solely take a couple of minutes. Always keep in mind, righty tighty lefty loosey!

In case you wouldn’t have an allen key (hex key), you should purchase a Park Tool AWS-1 at our retailer or on our website.

Lubricating your Bearings

There are six bearings on a scooter (two in every wheel and two within the headset). In order to make sure that your scooter is all the time operating at its most potential, you need to keep the wheel bearings and headset bearings lubricated. Lubricating the wheel bearings is a bit of cake!  Place a drop of velocity cream or a lubricant of your selection on all sides of the wheel within the bearing and provides your wheel a spin. This ought to evenly distribute the lubricant. In order to grease the headset bearings you will need to first loosen your compression and take away your bars and forks so you’ve entry to the bearings. Once you’ve gotten entry to the headset bearings you apply some lubricant on the bearings and spin them to evenly distribute the grease.