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Basically I went to get on my bike after being at the gym and it had been knocked over. The person had picked the bike back up.

The bike starts and runs fine it's just where the bike had fallen hard onto the handlebar the throttle had jammed up. I got some mole grips and managed to free it but I think there is a washer behind the throttle which has bent and causing the throttle to stick? I saw on sip you can buy throttle washers?

The handle bars and wheel feel slightly out of line?

Has anyone got any info on how to resolve these issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also the panel needs beating out and resparying if anyone knows of someone around the south London area.

Thank you for your time Oscar
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Any CCTV footage? I'd want the careless individual to pay for the damage. I'm assuming you did not park your scooter inconsiderately.

You'll want to loosen the headset bolt if the headset and fork are out of line. A simple drop should not have bent anything. Just hold the front wheel/mudguard between your knees and align the headset by eye. You can get creative with a line drawn on the floor to get it perfectly straight. Retighten the bolt to spec.

Regarding the throttle, trying pulling it out slightly to loosen. Failing that, you'll want the headset top off to check for hidden damage.
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Swa45 thanks for your message. Ok perfect I'll take a look and get the headset off. Yeah scoot was parked fine. No cctv as was a small side road in tooting. I don't think I'll ever catch them. It's just one of those annoying things. Just want to get the scoot sorted.

Thanks for your time
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That throttle washer is supposed to be "bent". It's a "wavy" washer that's designed to take up extra space so that the throttle tube doesn't rattle around. There are also a couple flat washer on the throttle tube as well. Perhaps your throttle tube got bent? I've bent 3 or 4 of mine.
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Ok thank you Is the throttle tube an easy fix. Is it a case of taking off the Speedo cover.

Thank you

Oscar
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Just want to say sorry to hear about the incident. If anyone here can empathize trust me I'm that guy. 3 times in the last 6 months I've have had damage done to my legally parked rides. Twice they were knocked over.
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Ozziegoode wrote:
Ok thank you Is the throttle tube an easy fix. Is it a case of taking off the Speedo cover.

Thank you

Oscar
Yes, just remove the headset cover, pull out a retaining clip, then slide out the tube. And if it isn't the tube that's causing the issue, you'll most likely be able to tell what the issue is once the headset cover is removed.
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I've dealt with this twice, once my fault because the rubber stand boots had worn through and it caused the whole thing to wobble and fall over on uneven pavement. The other was a 'mystery fall over'.

The throttle tube has a thin metal shoulder that stops the tube from pushing all the way into the headset. When it falls over, the metal shoulder usually gets bent and jammed into the tube opening. As the above poster has said, you'll have to remove the headlight to access the D clip or bolt holding the tube and its washers into the headset. Remove those and then use a visegrip and or rubber mallet to get the tube out.

The metal shoulder can then easily be bent and shaped back into its original state with a bench vise, pliers, etc. After that, reinstall.
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Déjà vu
I did a search & found a similar post on the topic
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Re: Déjà vu
SubEtherBASS wrote:
I did a search & found a similar post on the topic
I think it's the same dude asking the same question. Maybe he accidentally posted a repeat.
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Re: Déjà vu
nomadinsiam wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
I did a search & found a similar post on the topic
I think it's the same dude asking the same question. Maybe he accidentally posted a repeat.
maybe the scooter got knocked over again...
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whodatschrome wrote:
nomadinsiam wrote:
SubEtherBASS wrote:
I did a search & found a similar post on the topic
I think it's the same dude asking the same question. Maybe he accidentally posted a repeat.
maybe the scooter got knocked over again...
Too true... plus there is NO PHOTO so noone here can "assess" the "damage"
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