Introduction

After using the scooter for a long period of time, one of the wheels may deform, develop flat spots, or crack in some areas, resulting in a rough ride for the user. This guide will show you how to replace a wheel on your scooter, returning it to its original glory.

Flip the scooter upside-down with the handlebars and brake on the ground.
  • Flip the scooter upside-down with the handlebars and brake on the ground.

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Grab two 3/16" Allen wrenches. Insert one in each screw on the sides of the wheel. Hold one screw in place while turning the other in a counter-clockwise direction, loosening the screw. Once both screws are removed the wheel should be free and fall out.
  • Grab two 3/16" Allen wrenches. Insert one in each screw on the sides of the wheel. Hold one screw in place while turning the other in a counter-clockwise direction, loosening the screw.

  • Once both screws are removed the wheel should be free and fall out.

  • One of the screws fits inside the other. The inner screw should be 5.6 mm in length. During reassembly, the screws can be put back in on either side.

  • During reassembly, do not over-tighten the screws, as you could strip them. They should be just tight enough to prevent the wheel from wobbling.

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When replacing a wheel, look for a metal sleeve in the center of the bearing that may be out of line. Forcing a screw through a sleeve that is out of line could ruin the wheel. Remove any obstructions inside the bearing of the new wheel, and move the inner sleeve in the bearing with an Allen key so that the screws can slide into the bearing freely.
  • When replacing a wheel, look for a metal sleeve in the center of the bearing that may be out of line. Forcing a screw through a sleeve that is out of line could ruin the wheel.

  • Remove any obstructions inside the bearing of the new wheel, and move the inner sleeve in the bearing with an Allen key so that the screws can slide into the bearing freely.

  • Put the replacement wheel into place in the scooter frame.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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