Steering wheel backlash for electric scooters

Steering wheel backlash for electric scooters

Causes of backlash.
The first and most common cause of backlash is associated with the peculiarity of driving a vehicle. Often riders move the center of gravity to the steering wheel while driving, as if “hanging on the steering wheel”. There is a direct relationship, the greater the weight of the rider and the smaller the weight of the electric scooter, the faster the backlash appears. All models of electric scooters are designed for the fact that the steering wheel is used in control only for maneuvers. While riding the electric scooter, relax your arms and transfer your body weight to your feet. Of course, you can use the inverse relationship, the weight of the electric scooter is greater and the weight of the rider is less, and you are not in danger of backlash. But we still recommend not to “hang on the steering wheel”. This will not only reduce the risk of backlash, but also the hands will stop getting tired during the trip.
The second common reason for the appearance of backlash in an electric scooter is the lack of preparation of equipment before operation. Many people believe that buying electric vehicles from leading manufacturers in top-end configuration removes the need to prepare an electric scooter for operation. I took it out of the box and drove. I will have to disappoint you, all electric scooters, all manufacturers need to be prepared for operation. And one of the elements of preparation is the broaching of connection bolts.
How to fix the problem.
If there is even a minor backlash in the electric scooter, it is necessary to eliminate the malfunction. Reduced controllability of equipment as a result of backlash, may cause an accident. Take care of your own safety and the safety of others. It is enough to take the key attached to the electric scooter (hexagons) and tighten the fastening bolts until they stop.
If this does not help, you will have to contact an electric scooter repair shop. Ask the master for his specialization. Very often we were contacted by customers, after repairs in a regular workshop of equipment. Each brand of electric scooters and each model has its own design features for eliminating steering wheel backlash.
For Xiaomi electric scooters (their numerous analogues), it is possible to insert an additional “butterfly” element into the mount.
In the Kugoo M4, without finalizing the attachment of the gander, the backlash can be eliminated for 3-4 days of active operation.
Ninebot has prepared for the master of the service center for the repair of electric scooters his story with a hexagonal rod.
Do you feel the strength to fix the problem yourself, contact us, we are ready to help you with advice. Take care of yourself and choose proven specialized service centers.