The ideal scooter has to be able to ‘grow’ with the rider. This is to enable it to serve as many kinds and heights of users as possible. The logic that underlies this is pretty simple. You will generally buy the scooter for your own use, granted. In reality, though, the scooter will be utilized by so many different kinds of persons. These persons will have varying weights, heights, and physique.
For a scooter to be able to perform well under these set of conditions, it is necessary that it be adjustable. We are going to examine those steps and procedures you have to follow to make the handlebar of your scooter taller or more appropriate in size.
The precise height depends on several factors. They are explained below:
This is the single most influential factor that determines the height of the scooter’s handlebar. You definitely want to be as comfortable as possible. You also want to see clearly where you are headed to. You can only achieve these two feats by ensuring that the handlebar is the same height as you. In light of this, countercheck your height and adjust the handlebar to match its dimension.
It is generally easier to negotiate a tough terrain with a low lying handlebar as opposed to the higher handlebar. This is because by lying low, you direct much of your weight to the ground. This increases the stability of the scooter which in turn makes it possible for you to confront such tough terrains with ease.
Just like the nature of terrain explained above, it is much easier to travel at a faster speed in a low-lying handlebar than with a high-lying one. This is because you will usually bend your head while in the low lying position. This creates some aerodynamic advantages as it streamlines the flow of the oncoming wind.
The manner in which the course appears also has a bearing on the height of the handlebar. A winding course is potentially dangerous in the sense that it can easily lead to the loss of balance and possible fall offs. This requires a low-lying handlebar. A straight or direct course, on the other hand, is easier and safer to confront. A higher handlebar would do well in such circumstances.
First and foremost, the ideal height for the handlebars of the scooter should be 18 inches to 20 inches. This is however highly subjective as it depends mainly on the exact size of the rider. To commence the adjustment process, you must gather the tools and items to use.
Now follow these steps to adjust the height of the scooter bars:
Start by loosening the camp latch of the handlebar. This is basically a lock that keeps the handlebar tight to prevent it from falling off. Use a spanner to loosen it. Grab it using the spanner and rotate the spanner in the anti-clockwise direction. Apply moderate force to prevent the parts from flying off unnecessarily.
Some handlebar clamp latches may be tightened using screws. To loosen them, you will have to use screwdrivers. Simply place the screwdriver on top of the screws, apply moderate force, and rotate in the anticlockwise direction, to remove them.
Proceed to raise or lower the handlebar of the scooter to the desired height. Exercise great caution and gentleness while doing so. This again is to prevent the various loose components from flying off unnecessarily. Use a measuring tape to ascertain the desired height in case the handlebar is not calibrated.
Once you have placed the handlebar to the desired height, tighten the clamp. Use the No. 5 Allen key to do the job. Simply grasp the handlebar and rotate it in the clockwise direction. Again you may have to use screwdrivers in this stage. This is in case the clamp was tightened using screws.
To do so, place the screws in their rightful holes or perforations. Use the screwdriver to apply the rotational force needed to drive them in their respective holes. Be sure to tighten fully to prevent the screws from falling off unnecessarily.
Once more you have to be very gentle in order not to damage any metallic part and components. While doing so, be sure to keep the clamp latch open. This is to enhance the tightening process and prevent any unnecessary injuries and damages.
Close the latch as soon as you are through with the tightening process. The exact method to use depends on the nature or make of the latch. Some may require the use of a spanner while others are gentle enough for use by hands. Determine the nature of your latch and use the appropriate procedure.
Now test the adjustment before finally utilizing the scooter. Subject the handlebar to moderate force and impact. Watch how the handlebar responds to these shakings, impacts, and forces. If the adjustment is loose, you may have to redo it severally until you obtain the desired outcomes. You do not want to subject yourself to injuries, harms, and dangers while riding your scooter, do you?
As you can see, this procedure is not too complicated. All you have to do is to acquire the right tools and materials. Thereafter you will have to adhere to the instructions and procedures outlined above to obtain the desired outcomes. You do not even have to be an expert in the field of mechanics to be able to do a good job. Why don’t you now proceed to adjust the height of your scooter? We wish you all the best!