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Hi everyone. I have a p2 that I'm trying to align the fork w the headset.

I can't seem to get the headset aligned properly.

Is there a trick to doing it? Or is it simply guessing?

I think it's right but when I take the fork from lock to lock the headset hits the leg shield trim on the left side.

the one time I got it right, the headset was crooked when I was riding the bike. Lol.

A bit frustrating to say the least.

Thanks for you help.
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Nelluch,
If the headset is properly aligned with the wheel - but still hits the leg shield - perhaps your steering stop - rather than the alignment - is the issue.

I don't know the scoots well - so someone with more insights can give you the low down on options for the stop - but I think its more the latter than the former.
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Did you take the bearings out from
The chassis ? Could be the bottom race not properly inserted, then the fork is too low, then the headset also.
What is your distance between the mudguard and the leg shield ? Picture ?
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I rode around with a ratchet and torque wrench and adjusted until the headset was straight while going straight. The mudguard isn't centered so tough to do by eye
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charlieman22 wrote:
Nelluch,
If the headset is properly aligned with the wheel - but still hits the leg shield - perhaps your steering stop - rather than the alignment - is the issue.

I don't know the scoots well - so someone with more insights can give you the low down on options for the stop - but I think its more the latter than the former.
Possibly. I can double check to verify. Thank you!
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ColinBelgium wrote:
Did you take the bearings out from
The chassis ? Could be the bottom race not properly inserted, then the fork is too low, then the headset also.
What is your distance between the mudguard and the leg shield ? Picture ?
I did remove the bearings then reassembled. I can send a picture. But I don't think this is the case.
Thank you.
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yer fork stops are bent. Remove the horn casting and pound them back into the original shape.
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whodatschrome wrote:
yer fork stops are bent. Remove the horn casting and pound them back into the original shape.
Sure sounds like it. Scooter West has a nice video explaining this.

Here is a 60 second clip of the video. You will probably want to watch more than 60 seconds.

https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxVKDdH1QSOUUxBfYG3lsr0eEUFlsZqsqI

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Thanks everyone. Great input here. I'll take a look.
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ColinBelgium wrote:
Did you take the bearings out from
The chassis ? Could be the bottom race not properly inserted, then the fork is too low, then the headset also.
What is your distance between the mudguard and the leg shield ? Picture ?
Photo as promised.

I think the issue is solved. I knocked the steering stop back into shape.
But I'll add a photo in case I am over looking something.

Thank you everyone!
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