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So I had a pretty spectacular fall going downhill yesterday, and now the red part at the bottom of the steering column is tilted slightly to the left. Steering works, but because it's tilted it feels weird. I have to move more to the left than to the right to steer with equivalent force.

Is this something that can be fixed by me, or do I need to go through the seller to get it fixed?

Also I have an owie on my knee!

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On 6/21/2018 at 8:02 PM, Tom Fagerland said:

I took the bar assembly apart and put it back, but that didn't help. I think the actual steering bar inside is crooked as well, but I won't go that far inside.

if there was a shock the steering shaft may have broken, or the hall sensor has been impacted...

 

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Went to the store, and they could either 

a. Send my ninebot to the distributor, who could send it to a workshop, who could then after two weeks quote me a price, or

b. Not. 

I went with b. I'm gonna try to jigger some sort of equalizing thing so I can safely turn left again.

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What I am going to say is strange, it has happened to me and also to several friends, for me it is a car that hits me and the rudder is about 3 centimeters to the right, which leaves a very uncomfortable driving.

We solve it, not only me in my Plus, but also several people in both Plus and Pro, turning the address bar strongly towards the opposite side, with the same force as the blow you gave him.

It seems strange, but it works, just as you lean to one side, you do the same but you go to the other side.

I understand that you do not want to try it, but it works. These devices are strong, it is not going to break, as you could see by the blow you gave yourself.

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I just had the same issue with my minipro steering column base and Atharif's comment above solved it.  FWIW, with the knee bar on the steering column base, if you push the knee bar past the point where the knee bar can naturally turn (the natural turn is what steers the minipro), you will feel an obvious resistance, and any more pushing past that point will "re-align" the steering column base.  The only slight concern is whether this relatively ease of moving the steering column base is problematic of a loose steering column base that might reveal itself more as my minipro ages which would involve further mechanics work in the future, which I doubt but just like to be a worry-wart! :)  Note, my minipro is only 2 weeks old so whatever "looseness" the steering column base may have is probably just the way the base is designed.

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On 9/4/2018 at 5:57 AM, Wingsdomain.com said:

I just had the same issue with my minipro steering column base and Atharif's comment above solved it.  FWIW, with the knee bar on the steering column base, if you push the knee bar past the point where the knee bar can naturally turn (the natural turn is what steers the minipro), you will feel an obvious resistance, and any more pushing past that point will "re-align" the steering column base.  The only slight concern is whether this relatively ease of moving the steering column base is problematic of a loose steering column base that might reveal itself more as my minipro ages which would involve further mechanics work in the future, which I doubt but just like to be a worry-wart! :)  Note, my minipro is only 2 weeks old so whatever "looseness" the steering column base may have is probably just the way the base is designed.

you can find 3D enforcement parts to make yourself

and here 

https://www.thingiverse.com/AlexNZ/designs

 

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