Why does my chinese scooter feel wobbly on the front end while riding?

by Chris
(Cincinnati, OH)

My Chinese scooter feels shaky while riding. Any idea what might be causing that and how I can fix it?

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Sep 13, 2014
Front Fork Bolt Size NEW
by: Anonymous

I know it may be a pita but if you can find an auto parts or even a hardwared store that has a good selection of nuts,bolts and lock washers get one that will just barely fit diameter wise and of course long enough to do the job. I've had nuts and bolts fall off too and it's a bummer. It wouldn't hurt to invest in some lock-tight when you do retighten or if you have a little super glue put just a tad where the thread meets the nut when tight.

Off hand I'm thinking mine was about the size of my little finger and about twice as long with a smooth surface between the head and threads. You certainly don't want to get a bolt that is all thread you'll end up hurting yourself.

Sep 13, 2014
Size of Bolt? NEW
by: Blaine

What size bolt/nut do you use? Mine came completely out and is lost.

Aug 31, 2014
Chinese scooter front wheel wobbles NEW
by: Chris

You may want to try having your tire balanced,and check for proper amount of air in the tire.Also rub your hand over the tire as you roll tire while scooter sits on the center stand to check for bumps/nots on the tire.

Sep 28, 2011
Front End Wobble
by: sam

Had the same happen to me and all it was was the main nut and bolt holding the front wheel on and what surprised me was there was absolutely no grease whatsoever on the thing. Now this was a scoot I haven't had too long so you may just want to check those things in the future.
I was going down the road and gave the handle bars a little wiggle just to see how things were and it started shimmying to beat the band and almost came out of my hands. So I just went around tightening things up and found the main bolt was loose but you wouldn't know it from just riding straight on.

Sep 24, 2011
Shaky front end
by: Mike

This happened to my Tao Tao. The cure was to re-tighten the nut & bolt that holds the handlebars on.

Jul 18, 2011
Bent Wheel
by: Anonymous

You may have a bent front wheel. Hitting potholes at a high rate of speed multiplies the force on the front wheel. Some tires will blow out, some wheels bend. An easy way to check is to raise the front end, and turn the wheel as fast as you can with your hand. Look down the tread at the ground and see if the wheel looks like it is hopping.

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