What do I do about a brand new Roketa scooter whose front end wobbles at 50mph?

by Marguerite
(Moulton Alabama)

Only have about 50 miles on the Roketa 150 cc scooter, all is well with it so far except around 50mph the front end starts to wobble and have to throttle back. The road I live on, if you don't go at least 50mph you will get ran over.

Answer: Marguerite... you may not be realistic about how fast your 150cc scooter can safely go. That size scooter is generally designed to top out in the 50 to 60 MPH range. If you have the typical small wheels (as I do), that lessens your stability at higher speeds.

If you must travel those kind of speeds to compete safely on the roads, then you may need to look into buying a larger scooter, something in the 200 to 250cc range. This is why it is SO important to know exactly what your needs are before buying a scooter!

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Sep 18, 2012
Wobble @ 50 NEW
by: Blove

Check the tightness of the nut on your steering head. If it is loose you could get a wobble. With front wheel off the ground you should have no play in it ,up, down,side to side. Next check axle bolt to be tight.
I also put dyna-beads in my tires to help balance them. Google to find.
I ride my 85 elite 250 @ 60+ alot and is very stable

Sep 22, 2011
by: Loosegrit

Scooters should never be driven at their max. They become very unstable as they reach top speed. If you have a motorcycle tire store in your area they can check your tire better than the dealer.

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