Headset

Ask ScooterDad: Whenever I try to tail whip on my grit flux I can't because the deck doesn't spin fast enough. How can I make it spin faster?

Submitter's Name: 
Ruairidh
Submitter's Location: 
Cornwall
Answer: 

Your threaded headset might be too tight or it's possible that your fork is bent. You might want to consider taking your scooter to a scoot shop or bike shop and having them clean and regrease your headset.

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: What kind of bars would I use I have a threaded headset so would I use oversized bars or what?

Submitter's Name: 
Andrew
Answer: 

For a threaded fork and threaded headset, you need to use standard diameter bars with a slit cut in them.

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.

Scooter Configurator - New Feature to Help Determine Scooter Parts Compatibility

Scooter Configurator - New Feature to Help Determine Scooter Parts Compatibility

Having a hard time figuring out what parts will work on your scooter? Try the new Scooter Configurator from ScooterDad.com!

I get a lot of emails, Facebook messages, YouTube comments, as well as kids and parents in person asking me about parts compatibility. Nearly every question revolves around the compatibility of forks, bars, headsets, and clamps/compression systems. This is by far the most difficult part of building a scooter for people who aren't already deep into the sport. Because freestyle scootering is still a very new sport, a lack of industry standards and definitive best practices has led to a wide range of parts and technology implementations. While innovation and variety are great for the progression of scooter parts, it has made the situation difficult for parents and kids who are trying to learn about building scooters.

Click here to read the rest of this article...


Pages