Created by Ralph C Clarke, Modified on Mon, 21 Aug, 2023 at 3:52 PM by Ralph C Clarke

Greetings, and thank you for choosing OKAI!

If you're here because you have a flat tire on your OKAI Neon/Neon II electric scooter, you've come to the right place. If not, please disregard this message.

Changing e-scooter tires can be a challenging task, but don't worry. We're here to provide you with step-by-step instructions to make the process smoother.

Before you attempt to change the tube, it's essential to carefully inspect the tire for the puncture site. Remove any objects that may have caused the puncture and consider sealing it with SLIME 2-in-1. You can conveniently find this product at Walmart (in the automotive department), most automotive shops, or on Amazon. Here is a LINK with more information about the product.

To perform the task, you will need the following tools:

  • PH2 Phillips screwdriver (or bit if using an electric screwdriver or drill): This tool is required for removing the front frame cover.
  • 2.5mm hex key (or bit if using an electric screwdriver or drill): This tool allows you to remove the controller. Although optional, it is recommended as it provides more freedom and space for maneuvering.
  • Exacto-knife or utility blade: This tool will be used to disconnect the motor from the controller.
  • Flathead screwdriver (or shim tool): Use this tool for removing the controller and reflectors.
  • 18mm open-end wrench: This wrench is necessary for removing the wheel from the forks.
  • Tire spoons (or heavy-duty metal tire levers): These tools will assist you in removing the tire from the wheel.

To demonstrate the steps clearly, here are the following video guides:

- How to Remove the Front Wheel from the Frame

- How to Remove the Front Tire from the Wheel (TIMESTAMP 03:06-04:00)

Note: Removing the controller and disconnecting the motor is optional but recommended for better maneuverability.

Here are additional guides to help you:

- How to Mount the Tube

- How to Mount the Tire

You might find these tips helpful during the process:

  • When filling the tube, make sure to use the valve extender that came with your scooter. If you don't have one, an inflator with a screw-on chuck will work.
  • Be careful while inserting the screw-on chuck to avoid applying excessive pressure. If too much force is applied, the valve stem may recess into the motor casing, necessitating a fresh start.
  • If you lack confidence in performing the tire/tube change, we recommend reaching out to a trusted local repair shop. The average cost for this service should be around $50 plus parts.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact OKAI. Happy scooting!

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