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Scooter Maintenance

Just like anything, scooters need maintenance. Especially when you get into higher end scooter models. 

Unfortunately it is not the case that if you spend £500 on a custom scooter, it will last for ever, if anything, scooters like this will need even more common maintenance than a scooter that cost one tenth of the cost! You could compare this to a normal road car vs a race car.

Rules of Maintenance

There is one general rule is that the better the scooter is treated, the less maintenance you will have to perform on it.

For instance, if the scooter is only used when it is dry on a solid surface and kept inside over night, the bearings and bolts will hold up for a longer period of time without needing to be replaced.

If the scooter is being used in the rain or on soft ground, such as grass or sand, and being left outside over night, your bearings will cease and pop and your nuts and bolts will rust. This means, you will not only need to perform more maintenance on your scooter but it may also be harder to do with having to deal with rusty bolts.

Maintenance Items

1. Headset Headset bearings x2

Your headset is the part of your scooter that makes it possible for the bars and the deck spin around. Sometimes the bearings can get dry or get wet causing a build up of dirt which causes them to pop and create a creak or a click when turning the bars. This is common and means that you have to swap out your bearings. This item is generally not covered under warranty but you can purchase a new set of fresh bearings here!

Tilt Better Bearing and Spacer Set - Red2. Wheel bearings

Wheel bearings have a similar fate as headset bearings, the same happens where they either get dry or have a build up of dirt. Again, they will need replacing.

3. Compression

Your compression bolt is the most common bolt to come un-done. Whether you are running HIC, SCS, IHC or ICS, there is only 1 compression bolt which usually has size 5 or size 6 Allen key head on it.

With HIC, SCS or IHC compression, you will access this bolt by removing the handle bars. With ICS, you will reach this bolt by removing the front wheel and getting at it from the bottom of the forks.

4. General

District Titan Complete Scooter - Powder Blue / BlackKeeping the scooter fresh in general is always nice. This means replacing your grips, wheels, griptape etc... if they become worn down or slightly damaged from being ridden! 

Making sure your nuts and bolts are tight is also necessary to get the most out of your scooter. 9/10 times, if your scooter has a rattle it will be down to a the wheels, compression or clamp being loose, if not any of these items, you can locate the rattle by drop testing the scooter and listening closely.

As always if you are struggling with scooter maintenance, feel free to give us a call on 01803 659769 or email us some pictures / videos to sales@doggscooters.com of the issue and we can definitely suggest a solution to your problem!