How to put together a scooter

By: Kadyn R.

The parts you need

The first thing you need to do is get the parts. The first parts you need are a deck, fork(not a fork out of your kitchen), wheels, bearings(skateboard bearings work), bars, clamp(it can be a SCS), grips.

How to put them all together

The first step to putting it together is to put the fork through the deck. The fork is the part that is going to hold your front wheel when your done. The second step is to put your clamp on and then follow it off by putting your bars on. The next thing that you need to do is put your grips on. It makes it easier if you spray some sort of liquid in the grips before sliding it on. While you wait for the grips to dry you can put your bearings in your wheels. To be safe you can go to a skate shop and they will do it for you. The last thing you need to do is put the wheels on and then your ready to ride.

Some problems you might run into

After putting it all together you might have a few problems. Some of the problems I've ran into where that my bars didn't fit into my clamp. There is a few things you can do to fix it. If you look up how to do the penny trick on a scooter and follow those steps it probably will work. If that doesn't work your bars are probably "over sized" which means that your bars are thicker than a standard bar size. This isn't bad but to fix it you need to buy a new clamp that is compatible with over sized bars.

How to make it dialed

Making a scooter quiet when you drop it is called dialed. Making your scooter dialed is sometimes hard depending on what parts you have. To make your scooter dialed you have to make sure that the wheels aren't the thing making the sound. If they are all you have to do is tighten them. If its not and you have an SCS you need to take the bars of and tighten the bolt inside. If you dont have an SCS it's pretty much the same thing but you need to take the bars and clamp of and tighten the long screw coming out of your fork.

Works Cited

Allen_wrench. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Alan_Key_2.jpg>.

Scooter_wheel. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Bont_High_Roller_G4_110mm_85A_and_83A.jpg>.

Skate_bearing. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/Ball_Bearing_with_Semi_Transparent_Cover.JPG>.