Bearings

Ask ScooterDad: What do you wash your MGP scooter with

Submitter's Name: 
Ziggy
Submitter's Location: 
Cairns, QLD, Australia
Answer: 

You can clean it with soap and water, but you'd need to dry and regrease all the bearings (headset and wheels) afterward to ensure that they don't rust. Better yet, just use a wet rag to clean off your deck being careful to not get water in the headset or wheel bearings.

Ask ScooterDad: whats difference between abec7 and abec 9

Submitter's Name: 
avery lavergne
Submitter's Location: 
montclair,new jersey
Answer: 

ABEC is a rating scale for the quality of bearings. In theory, the higher the ABEC rating, the smoother and faster bearings should be. Unfortunately, this isn't always true. You can find cheap ABEC 9 bearings that aren't a good as good quality ABEC 5 or 7 bearings. You can find more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABEC_scale

Ask ScooterDad: My sons scooters rear wheel is making a clicking sound when weight is applied but no sound when spinning the wheel.

Submitter's Name: 
Malcolm
Submitter's Location: 
Ireland
Answer: 

It's probably a bad bearing in the wheel, but it could also be a damaged wheel hub. Start with replacing the bearings if the wheels are still in decent shape.

Ask ScooterDad: Why are my girls Razor Pro XXX scooters slower than my Grit Tremor? Bearings?

Submitter's Name: 
Clint
Submitter's Location: 
Bakersfield, CA
Answer: 

Bearings could be a factor, but it's more likely the durometer of the wheels. That is, the hardness of the urethane determines how fast a wheel is. Harder wheels are faster, but less sticky. Another factor could be precision in machining. If the tolerances on the Grit are more accurate, then everything will fit better and there will be less resistance to smooth rolling. If the fork and wheel hubs are poorly machined, then it can impact how freely the bearings can spin.

Ask ScooterDad: i bought a brand new threadless sealed headset with cups and i put the cups and bearings in and now the bearings wont come out do you now how to get them out without snappingthe bearing case?

Submitter's Name: 
jack
Submitter's Location: 
birmingham england
Answer: 

The headset bearings should easily come out of the bearing cups. If they will not come out at all, the cups may have been damaged during installation. Installing bearing cups can be quite difficult and I've damaged them myself before. Take your scooter to a scooter shop or bike shop and see if they can help determine if the bearing cups are damaged or if the bearings can be removed.

Ask ScooterDad: how can I get broken scooter headset rings out of a integrated deck

Submitter's Name: 
tristan unsell
Submitter's Location: 
bakersfield ca
Answer: 

Try using a small screwdriver to pop the bearing rings out. If the bearings are already broken, don't worry about destrying them. Just be sure to NOT damage the integrated bearing cups on the deck.

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