|How Do I Change My Scooter Tire?|
Scooter TIre Replacement is a Regular Maintenance Task
If your scooter requires a new tire or wheel you will need to know how to repair or switch tires. You will have to familiarize yourself with your scooter type and application and apply your scooter model to this general theory about changing wheels, and tires. Check this out for more terminology and to better familiarize yourself with scooter parts. The general terminology is half way down the page. You can reference this page for help too.
Scooter Tire Breakdown: Size, Compound, Style, Type, and Specific Applications
Assessing Your Scooters Tire Type and Inspecting for Wear, Damage, Balding, or Punctures
Your Scooter tires will generally be pretty obvious, and if one or both tires goes flat they become much more obvious;). Tires that have tubes and a multi piece rim are the simplest because the tire has the size on the side. Solid rubber tires are usually one size only (6"), and the Razor type wheel, or Urethane wheel is generally 100mm, and comes with everything to bolt up and ride.The common wear signs are balding, puncture or slit, dry cracking, or flat spots. These are common, but anything is possible. Sometimes a repair of a tire will suffice, and other times a full replacement will be required. This is your call.
Changing Pneumatic Tires, Tubes, and Rims
The most extensive scooter tire to change is the Pneumatic tire, because the whole wheel needs to come off and be taken apart. The wheel itself unbolts to split in to two pieces. In some cases the Disk brake will be part of the wheel assembly. The mechanics are simple, but the work is meticulous.
Changing Solid Rubber Tire with Plastic Hub
Mostly found on Go-Ped Scooters, the solid rubber tire and plastic rim/hub are very easy to change. If your old tire is useless, then you simply cut it off with a knife or scissors, and disgard the tire. Place the new tire on the ground, and se the hub in the center of the tire with a little water and step on the rim. The rim will sink into the Solid Rubber Tire and you are good to go.
Changing Urethane One Piece Wheel
The urethane one piece wheel (commonly found on razor push scooters) is the easiest to change because you simply replace the whole wheel. You will just have to take the old wheel off and replace with the new complete unit.
Where Do I Purchase Replacement Tires, Wheels, Tubes, and Tire Repair Kits
There are some great Online Electric, Gas, Push, and Mobility Scooter Parts Stores that specialize in universal parts for most scooters. You can visit these stores for your Scooter Parts needs.