April 20, 2017 • by Heamlord
How to keep your scooter riding smooth
Pro scooters are intended to take the abuse of extreme riding but if you want your scooter to last as long as possible you will need to be proactive with your maintenance. The following is a list of easy steps to keep you rolling smooth!
-Grease and Anti Seize:
A lubricated scooter is a happy scooter. Your whole scooter is full of bearings, nuts, and bolts, all of which need to be properly lubricated. On any bolts or threads on your scooter we highly recommend the use of anti seize. This helps with keeping the threads from stripping or getting stuck in your clamp. Bearings come with grease pre packed inside but if you feel like your bearings aren’t as fast as they used to be, you can easily clean and grease your bearings. Make sure not to use WD-40 anywhere on your scooter as this will attract dirt and ultimately leave you worse off.
Avoiding Dirt and Moisture:
With all the moving parts on a pro scooter, dirt and moisture can severely impact the longevity of your scooter. We know rolling through puddles in the rain is a blast but then you can’t expect your bearings, grip tape, and bolts to be perfect after words.
Having a dialed scooter takes a lot of work to maintain. Often times after the abuse of extreme riding perfect fit of your parts become slightly worn down. This may result in not being able to have a completely dialed scooter but here are a couple ways to try and dial a stubborn scooter. Purchasing aftermarket solid axles will allow you to tighten your wheels more and might resolve some rattling. If your brake is making noise with your bolts all the way tight, you can put a strip of grip tape beneath the deck and above the brake to act as a dampener. If using IHC make sure your dust cover is secure.
Keeping Everything Tight:
This falls in line with dialing your scooter but make sure your compression and wheels are properly tightened down. Compression is super important because a loose front end will greatly reduce the life of your fork and headset.
Working on and maintaining your scooter is much easier when you have the proper tools. Scooters use metric allen sets and using an american set can increase the risk of rounding out your bolts. A very popular tool we sell on our site is the AWS-1 Y Hex tool. If your axles use two allen wrench ends we highly recommend picking up two. If your axles use a hex nut on one size a socket wrench is the perfect tool for you. Again make sure you are using a metric socket and not American.
Keeping these tips and advice in mind will help your scooter last as long as possible!
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