Today I found one more screw on the TravelScoot that needs tightened now and then. Attached is a picture of the steering upright and clamp containing the screw in question.
It's in the clamp that allows you to raise the handle bars up and down. I am not talking about the screw on the side that is easily hand tightened.
Inside that little hole on this clamp there is an inset screw that you can't see unless the bracket comes loose like mine did. When that little screw becomes loose your TravelScoot wont steer and the handle bars will not stay upright.
If yours becomes loose like mine did and the clamp is sliding up and down and becomes all "floppy like" (technical term) then the clamp has to be realigned and the inset screw needs tightened.
To do this:
On the inside of that clamp there is a "bar" that slides into a groove that runs up and down on the steering column. Line up the "bar" so it is sliding in the groove. Then I had to use the smallest wrench in our TravelScoot tool kit to loosen up the inset screw a bit more so the clamp would slide down until the top of it is "almost" even with the largest part of the steering column upright. Then tighten the inset screw.
Was it scary? Yes! Did I call Tony for instruction? Hells yes! Did I fix it all by my big girl self? YES!!!
Attached is a picture of the clamp in question.
Everyone should check this screw now and then so they do not end up with a case of "floppy like" handle bars in a parking lot some where.