I used my Gecko for only 2 days, it's brand new. I noticed that the handle bar became shaky. Not too bad, but it wasn't that way before.It's really bugging me! You would expect a top quality from Bugaboo for that kind of pice, but....! Any suggestions how to fix it??? PLEASE!
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Re: Shaky Handle bar!
Here's the link to the "user manual" which I assume you already have;
I have never seen a product that had so many "warnings" that this product has. I'd start by making sure all the "clicks" have been made when setting it up. Look for any loose screws, nuts or damaged parts. If you still don't feel comfortable, (and I wouldn't) I'd call their 800 number listed in the manual. I warenteed for 2 years.
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Your handle bars are most likely stripped or the mongoose head is stripped or a combination of both. Unscrew the bolt you just tightened and take the handle bars off to inspect the little splined area, if smooth than handle bars need to be replaced. The neck should also have those little lines horizontally this area should not be smooth. You can try to wirebrush the area and out it back together, see if that works or the cheapest thing to replace would be the handle bars. When I was a kid I would pin my handle bars so they would not move cause we did a lot of jumping of our bikes and had a lot of stripped handle bars. Mongoose is a good stem I would lean towards new bars. Good Luck...
Stand behind the folded stroller, ensuring the handle is on the top of the stroller.
Bend down and place your hands on the handle bar, DONT lift the pram, make sure it stays on the floor.
Push the white button on the inside of the left hand side of the handle bar.
Pull both triggers (located inside of the handle bar) toward you and lift the handle up.
Stand up-right, and place your foot onto the bottom of the two axles which you can see in front of you (make sure that you have your foot on the axle which connects the two small swivel wheels).
Whilst you are standing, with your hands on the handle bar and your foot on the axle, push the axle outwards with your foot away from you and slightly upwards. This should open the chassis up-right. Please note that the chassis will appear to be unstable and move, this will stop the minute that you click on your carseat/carrycot or seat unit.
To move the handle bar (either for folding or to change into the off-road mode) push the small white button in (located on the inside of the handle bar) and pull both triggers toward you (also located on the inside of the handle bar - on either side) This will enable the handle bar to move.
This is power supply issue, one or more of your filter capacitors either bursted and/Or over heats (this is why it becomes better when system cools down after turning it off for 1/2 hour..You have two choices.1. buy a replacement power supply may set you back a couple hundred dollars but it will be plug and play. 2nd you can replace these filter capacitors make sure the can handle 105 deg celsius not the 85 deg. celsius, if you know how to trace the bad ones and desolder and solder new ones on the power supply board, or hire a techinician to replace them for you. Good Luck...
The trick is that there is a small clip holding the inside handle in place. Push the panel in and grab it with small needle nose or forceps.
Then remove all the interior panels.
There are seven torx screws holding the intern latch into the door frame, and three interconnecting bars between the outer and inner inner handles.
Once you have the ability to move the inner assemble around you can get to the two metric nuts holding the exterior handle.
The lock assembly is removed by depressing the metal latch on the bottom of the handle assemble after the handle is fully removed.
Reverse and replace and that's it. (don't for get to have extra plastic door panel clips as they will break as you remove the interior panels)
Overall - I would suggest to just take it to the dealer or to a body shop. I'm told they would do it for about $75. I took about 2 hrs to do this and if you are even a bit shaky and drop anything into the door, it is game over. Next time I will do the dealer thing.
I had the same problem... the handlebar would 'un-pop' and shake around a lot making the whole stroller unsteady. I started to get all upset and worried about sending it back but i decided to clean it first. After using the silicon spray from the maintenance kit on the joints of the stroller IT WORKS LIKE NEW! yay! Try this before assuming its broken :)