With time, wear and tear may come to effect your Decent electric scooter and you may need to replace its front tyre, however, this is far from a daunting task. With the following instructions, you should be able have your scooter back up and running in no time.
What is needed for this repair?
- A heat-gun
- Allen key set
- Tyre lever set
- Replacement inner tube and tyre
- 18mm spanner
- Needle-nose pliers
Step One: During this first step, a heat gun or similar device may be required. Please remove the fluorescent stickers covering the screws on each side of the steering fork of the scooter. A heat gun isn’t required to remove these stickers, however, they may be torn or damaged without the correct tools. Please use caution.
Step Two: There should also be two rubber grommets which will need to be removed to reveal the screws below. Please also remove all four screws (two on each side of the scooter fork). The side panels should now be removable.
Step Three: A 18mm nut should now be present(one on each side of the scooter) which is holding the wheel to the scooter. This can now be removed. Some slack in the motor wire would be beneficial to remove the motor completely from beneath the fork. If the scooter is folded, the motor wire can be pulled slightly from the stem of the scooter and then the excess can be fed down into the wheel arch. Removing the front mud guard may help with this endeavour.
Step Four: Please deflate the inner tube. The current tyre and inner tube can now be removed from the scooter.
Step Five: The best method which we have found of fitting a new inner tube and tyre to a Decent e-scooter is with the inner tube sat inside the tyre. With the inner tube already within the tyre, the first lip of the tyre can be pried onto the wheel rim using a set of tyre irons.
Step Six: Following this step, it would now be worth feeding the valve on the inner tube through the designated hole in the wheel rim. A pair of needle nose pliers is likely to be needed during this step. The valve should be facing clockwise.
Step Seven: With the valve in place, the other lip of the tyre can be pried into place. Please be careful to not clip and puncture the inner tube when prying the tyre onto the wheel rim. Before reassembly, please make sure that the new inner tube is holding air and has no punctures.
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