Bars

Ask ScooterDad: ok so, i have lucky pro bars and a lucky X clamp all my lucky but my bars keep twisting and i get my clamp and HIC as tight as possible help?

Submitter's Name: 
Levi
Submitter's Location: 
Minnesota
Answer: 

If your bars don't have a slit cut in them, then it won't matter how tight you make the clamp as it will never grip the HIC shim. Also, if you don't tighten your clamp evenly, it won't squeeze right. Make sure your shim, your clamp, and your bars are clean too as grease and dirt can cause them to slip.

Ask ScooterDad: lucky scooter headset is clicking when deck spins. 1. why? 2. what order to the headset pieces go in: I have a cap, 3 rings, 2 bearing systems.

Submitter's Name: 
danny
Submitter's Location: 
LA
Answer: 

First, clicking headsets are typically caused by either a damaged headset or a bent fork. If your scooter is non-integrated, it could also be caused by bearing cups that weren't installed correctly.

As for the ordering of the headset pieces, it goes like this, from the bottom up: fork, fork race (it's a ring with with a tapered inner rim), lower bearing (they should be the same), scooter deck headtube, upper bearing (again, should be identical to the lower), compression ring (circle with a split in it that fits around the fork, inside the inner edge of the bearing to center the fork), dust cap (the part with the brand printed on it), then your bars and clamp.

Ask ScooterDad: Hi I have a vx2 team edition scooter and the bars on it are 22 high by 18 wide I'm VERY short about 4:11 and think I need to get new bars to make them smaller would 18 high be good? PS do smaller bars actually make flat riding easier?

Submitter's Name: 
Ethan
Submitter's Location: 
Ontario Canada
Answer: 

There's no way to know exactly what the right size is for you without seeing you on a scooter and taking a measurement. Stand on your scooter with your knees sightly bent and measure from the bottom of the bars to the your waist and that's probably about the right height. Some people like their bars higher, some like them lower. It's all personal preference. As for flat riding, that's personal preference as well. Dakota Schuetz rides his bars really low and Tyler Bonner rides his bars really tall.

Ask ScooterDad: My daughter has a Razor XXX and she would like the handlebars to be a little taller. Is there a way to make them taller?

Submitter's Name: 
Natasha
Submitter's Location: 
MN
Answer: 

Your best bet is to just find new bars that are taller and replace them. Check with Inward-Scooters.com and they can help you get the right bars and even cut them to the correct height and width for you, plus cut a slit in the bars, which you'll need.

Ask ScooterDad: my cousin has a madd gear vx2 pro and he would like to know if he can put grit invader bars on it without changing anything else.

Submitter's Name: 
Kaleb Robertson
Submitter's Location: 
Phoenix, Az
Answer: 

Grit Invader bars are standard diameter bars, so they should work on a threaded fork like those on the Madd Gear VX2 Pro. However, the Invader bars do not come with a slit cut in them, so you'd need to cut one in order for the clamp to work.

Ask ScooterDad: Hello, my son Matthew just bought a MGP VX4 Nitro Extreme. When trying to put the bar extensions in, the bar ends were stuck. They are standard bar ends (like sort of rubber not metal). Please help!

Submitter's Name: 
Jack
Submitter's Location: 
Perth, Western Australia
Answer: 

I've used a corkscrew in the past to remove pesky plastic barends that won't come out. Another option is to use a large drillbit and drill into the center of the barend to either destroy it enough so that it collapses or to get it to bite so you can pull it out with the bit.

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