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I have a flat tire on my scooter which i would like to fix but unable to get the rim apart can you help me

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Yes. Be careful! Only remove the wheel's central nut, NOT the outer ring of nuts yet. Remove the tyre valve slowly and with care to empty the inner tube. Remove the wheel by tapping the rear of the wheel as necessary - be careful to remove the axle key and keep it safely to one side. Remove the remaining wheel nuts split the wheel and remove the tube from the tyre and wheel. Check the wheel inner surfaces for rough spots and clean. Insert the new tube and making sure that nothing is pinched reassemble the wheel inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure in stages gently bounce the wheel once or twice to help the tyre to seat properly. Inflate to just above the recommended pressure and release surplus air. Offer the wheel up to the axle with the wheel and axle key slots exactly opposite each other. Insert the "key" in the slot and gently hammer it home.

Voila, you have done it!

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two piece rims are often VERY tight, and it can seem that they are too big for the tyres.
i tend to use a lot of washing up liquid to put these back together. it can be messy, but it makes the tyres slip on easier, and will not damage the rubber.

if you are not sure, or still cannot get the tyres on, try visiting your local bike shop. they should be able to help you out

good luck.

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

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