Shim

Ask ScooterDad: Will HIC bars fit on IHC forks?

Submitter's Name: 
Bailey
Submitter's Location: 
Australia
Answer: 

You could technically make them fit by stacking an HIC shim on top of the IHC shim, but you should NOT do that as it will be very unstable.

Ask ScooterDad: I got my hic compression system stuck in my bars. How do I get it out?

Submitter's Name: 
Andrew
Submitter's Location: 
Sacramento
Answer: 

Try heating up your bars and HIC shim with a hair dryer or heat gun. Be VERY CAREFUL, but it might make the metal expand just enough to releive some pressure and allow you to pull the shim out.

Ask ScooterDad: My clamp is super tight but my bars get out of alignment with my wheel really easy how can I fix this?

Submitter's Name: 
Brayden
Submitter's Location: 
Edmonton Alberta Canada
Answer: 

There could be a couple of things causing this. First, clean your bars, your clamp, and your fork to make sure there isn't dirt or grease causing it to slip. Second, make sure that you're using the right diameter clamp for your bars. There is a subtle difference between standard and oversized bars and clamps, so you might have an oversized clamp tighted all the way down on standard bars, but it's really not tight enough to hold it. Third, you can try using a small piece of a popcan as a shim. Cut it into a strip that can wrap around the bars and inside the clamp to provide a little extra thickness.