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Old 01-12-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
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So we go from the i2 to my son's miniLITE ...

Long story short - I'm trying to remove the kneebar from his miniLITE so I can install the Made4mini handlebar. I took the two screws on the front of the kneebar off, but it just. won't. budge! I've tried prying up on it, wiggling it, all to no avail. In fact, I scratched the paint on the bottom of the kneebar trying to get it off. (I'm OK with that as it won't go back on anytime soon.)

Any suggestions at all? Anyone with a miniLITE taken off the kneebar?
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:07 PM   #2
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UNCLE. I canít get the danged bar off. I tried everything from vice grips to a crowbar to a rubber mallet to a stem puller. The good news is that I donít ever worry about it separating!

So I just ordered another miniLITE. Iíll put the handlebar on the new one, and give this one to my nephew. Heíll love it. I scratched the paint on the bar but thatís just cosmetic - still completely sound.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #3
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Interesting that the bar comes already assembled on the Lite. A big box? The Mini Pro had to have its control bar attached/assembled by the owner when they opened the box.

That bar might be glued on. The Mini Pro version has had owners let the bar clamp get loose, then break the interlocking pin, so it would fall off the next time they pick it up by the control bar. The Mini would be damaged and they would want a new one. Making it non removable would solve many support center headaches.

You could try blow dryer heat to soften any glue and expand the control bar a bit.

BTW, there is a lady on youtube doing an unboxing of a Lite. She demonstrates it by riding it around her living room. But, you can see the tail lights are in front and she is unknowingly riding it backwards. I don't understand how she could stay upright on it with the steering reversed. Funny stuff.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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Please post a link to that video.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:46 AM   #5
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Interesting that the bar comes already assembled on the Lite. A big box? The Mini Pro had to have its control bar attached/assembled by the owner when they opened the box.

That bar might be glued on. The Mini Pro version has had owners let the bar clamp get loose, then break the interlocking pin, so it would fall off the next time they pick it up by the control bar. The Mini would be damaged and they would want a new one. Making it non removable would solve many support center headaches.

You could try blow dryer heat to soften any glue and expand the control bar a bit.

BTW, there is a lady on youtube doing an unboxing of a Lite. She demonstrates it by riding it around her living room. But, you can see the tail lights are in front and she is unknowingly riding it backwards. I don't understand how she could stay upright on it with the steering reversed. Funny stuff.
Sadly, it wasn’t pre-assembled. I installed it out of box - just two simple screws. Really didn’t seem like a big deal when I put it on; two screws to install, two to remove. The screws come out easily enough - but the bar feels like it welded itself in place. When the new one comes, I’m going to check it to make sure there’s no barbs or anything inside the bracket that would cause it to catchnor be a one-way attachment. But I sure as heck am not going to put it on. :-)

Ah well - I’ll give this one to my nephew for his birthday; he’ll love every second of it. It’s not like the thing isn’t fully functional - just that my son wants the handlebar so it’s like a real Segway. (And given how many bones he’s managed to break in the last few years, I’d say that’s a good idea!)

Ps - yes if you have a link to the video I can use a laugh too! The LITE is surprisingly stable and works really, really well. I did turn on the reverse beeping (like a truck) so in case my son does get on it wrong, it’ll warn him. Surprisingly easy to do, actually.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:42 PM   #6
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Ah, that is why you were sure the another minilite would solve the problem. The girl in the video held up a tall box so I thought the control bar was pre-installed.

This is the girl unboxing a minilite and riding it backwards by mistake. And riding decently. 1700 views for that video? I put more quality into my videos and have far less views. But she does post alot?


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I can't see the link show up on the post so go to youtube and search for Segway MiniLITE by Kristina Plisko Vlogs. I put in the link but the website hides it, I guess?

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Old 01-28-2018, 06:46 PM   #8
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I've been looking at the same one
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