Headset

Ask ScooterDad: i have a disrict and the head set is loos and i lost the tool to tighten it i cant find one to irder cus it is super long cus it goes up the forks and i cant even get the bolt out to see whay size where can i look or call,??

Submitter's Name: 
marcus
Submitter's Location: 
Montrose co
Answer: 

I answered this on your comment, but here's the answer for everyone else as well:

It's almost certainly a 5mm hex bolt, so you need a 5mm allen key. Finding one long enough for IHC might be tough. If you can't fine one locally, Inward Scooters sells them for $5 - District Extra Long Arm ICS Allen Wrench Metric # 5. Unfortuantely, it looks like they are sold out right now. Give them a call and see if they can help you out.

Ask ScooterDad: does the Madd Gears VX1 JAM Scooter have a hic fork

Submitter's Name: 
jono
Submitter's Location: 
midland
Answer: 

No, that scooter has a threaded fork and threaded headset. You would need a threadless fork and threadless headset, plus oversized bars and oversized clamp, in order to run HIC.

Ask ScooterDad: Hi, I want to buy an AO delta deck and I have sacrifice cyborg ihc forks with A headset I don't know what size bearing. So my question is will my ihc forks and bearings fit on an AO delta deck?

Submitter's Name: 
Ethan
Submitter's Location: 
Grosse pointe woods, Michigan United States
Answer: 

As long as you're talking about integrated headsets, they should all be compatible. I don't see why this combo wouldn't work.

Ask ScooterDad: Hi. my 9 yo can't decide between the z300 and the pro xxx. he's just starting out. can you give me your thoughts on these two? the indecision is killing him. thanks!

Submitter's Name: 
Ross Nelson
Submitter's Location: 
Maine
Answer: 

Between the Fuzion Z300 and the Razor Pro XXX, while they are both good scooters, I would definitley go with the Fuzion Z300, which has a threadless integrated headset, flex brake, and HIC compression. While the Razor is good too, between these two specific models, the Fuzion wins out.

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: Will I need spacers if I use a full size scs proto with a lucky smx fork?

Submitter's Name: 
Aiden hollingsworth
Submitter's Location: 
Alaska
Answer: 

It depends on your deck's headtube length, but I'd say get some spacers just in case. Lucky SMX forks are really tall, so you will likely need headset spacers even if you have a full-size SCS. You can always cut the SMX fork and hammer the spacer further in, if you have to.

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