Scooters are great means for personal transportation. However, they too are prone to damages and breakdowns, just like every other equipment. These could be due to old age, accidents, vandalism, and simply wear and tear.
They, if not mitigated in time, lead to complete breakdowns which may in turn subject you to the risks of accidents and injuries. That is why you have to be in a position to deal with those issues somehow. The solution lies in dialing the scooter. This simply means tightening the various joints and connections to enable them to function robustly.
For you to be in the position to do so, you definitely have to possess the right skill and know-how. We are here to help you out. We are going to discuss the steps you ought to take to dial your scooter.
For a start, you will have to assemble the needed tools and materials. The following are examples of those tools and materials:
Now follow the procedures stipulated below to get the work done:
Start by ascertaining the extent of the misalignment. Do this by either shaking the scooter violently or holding it up and letting it fall to the ground. Observe the manner in which the various parts and components respond to the impact. Take note also of the kind of sound that is produced in the process.
In case the parts fall off or shake violently, the scooter may be in dire need of dialing. The same applies when the sound produced is a strong and audible thud. If you do not observe these two conditions, your scooter is in the right shape and form and does not require dialing.
Now go ahead and disassemble the scooter. You do not have to dismantle the whole of it though. In case the damages or misalignment are localized, focus only on those parts or portions that are affected. This will also save you a great deal of time.
Use the spanner to hold the joints tightly before turning them in the counterclockwise direction. Be gentle while doing this as most joints are delicate. Place the parts and pieces safely and separate from each other to prevent them from mixing up.
Now re-assemble the parts and components back one at a time. Be slow and meticulous at this stage to prevent you from damaging those parts and components. Focus on one part and deal with it first and foremost before proceeding to the next part and so on.
You will need the screwdriver to tighten the joints, the hammer to hit in nails, the clamp to hold the various pieces together, and the Allen keys to confer extra tightness at this stage.
After you have assembled all the parts and components together, go ahead now to tighten and lubricate the parts. Use the Allen key at this stage. Even if you did not dismantle the entire scooter, you may still wish to be sure that all the other unaffected components are equally tight. It is for this reason that you have to check them again.
Once you have ensured the tightness of the parts, you now have to lubricate them. Pour the lubricating oil on all the joints. Be slow, sparing, and meticulous too at this stage. Leave the scooter untouched for some time to let the oil sink in and dry.
Lastly, test the scooter. Shake it violently once more and notice how the parts respond to the impact. Drop it from a height and observe the manner in which the parts respond to the impact. Take the necessary course of action.
If the parts shake violently, you may have to tighten them further. Do so until you are confident of the final outcome. Try riding the scooter for awhile to get a feel for how it operates now.
Well, you have indeed received the necessary piece of information, haven’t you? Dialing a scooter is not so complicated as you can possibly see from the explanations above. However, it requires great attentiveness to details, which you may possibly lack.
In case you operate on a tight schedule, you may wish to delegate the responsibility to a qualified technician. This will save you time and guarantee you better outcomes than you would possibly manage. Now go ahead to dial your scooter right away. You do not have to wait for the issues stated above to arise first before responding to them either.