Headtube

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: How long does a scooter fork have to be to run SCS?

Submitter's Name: 
Carter
Submitter's Location: 
Denton TX
Answer: 

Usually the problem with forks and SCS is that the forks are too long and you need to use headset spacers, but it all depends on the fork, the SCS, and the deck's headtube length. There is no set measurement. You'll have to test fit everything or ask the retailer selling the parts.