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Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing an Electric Scooter Tire

To shop our replacement tires and learn more about the different types of tires for electric scooters, see here.

**We also have videos for replacing tires on youtube. **

Changing the tire on an electric scooter is a crucial skill for riders, ensuring both safety and optimal performance. This guide will take you through the process, offering easy-to-follow steps for both tubed and tubeless tire replacements.

Preparing for the Tire Change

  1. Gather the necessary tools: You'll need wrenches, screwdrivers, a new tire or inner tube, and possibly tire levers.

  2. Secure your scooter: Make sure your electric scooter is turned off and securely propped up, so it doesn't move during the repair.

Removing the Old Tire

  1. Wheel removal: Detach the wheel from the scooter. This usually involves loosening the axle nut with a wrench.

  2. Disassemble the wheel: Carefully remove the nuts and washers, and separate the wheel from the tire.

Replacing Tubed Tires

  1. Remove the old tire: Pry the tire's edge over the rim with tire levers, rolling the tire off the rim completely.

  2. Take out the old tube: Once the tire is off, extract the inner tube from the tire.

  3. Check the interior: Inspect the tire for debris or damage that could puncture the new tube.

  4. Insert the new tube: Place the new tube inside the tire, partially inflated, ensuring it sits evenly.

  5. Remount the tire: Place one side of the tire back onto the rim, then work the other side on, using the levers if needed.

  6. Inflate the tire: Once the tire is in place, inflate the tube to the recommended pressure.

  7. Reattach the wheel: Place the wheel back onto the scooter, securing all nuts and washers.

Replacing Tubeless Tires

  1. Remove the old tire: Tubeless tires may require more force to pry off the rim. Be cautious not to damage the rim.

  2. Mount the new tire: Place one side of the new tire onto the rim, working your way around. You may need a compressor to fully seat the tire.

  3. Ensure the bead is sealed: Inspect the tire to ensure it's sealed properly against the rim.

  4. Inflate the tire: Pump the tire up to the recommended pressure, checking for any leaks.

Final Checks

  • Check the tire alignment: Ensure the wheel spins true, without wobbling.

  • Test before riding: Do a careful test ride to ensure everything feels stable and secure.

By following these steps, you should be able to replace your electric scooter tire with confidence, maintaining peak performance and safety on your rides.

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