Intro: Ninebot G30 Max front wheel repair
Hi everyone, in this tutorial we will show you how to change the tubeless tyre on the front wheel of a Ninebot Max G30.
The goal here is not to show you that it’s an easy repair.
But rather to show you that it’s feasible using the right technique and tools.
We tried several different methods before doing this tutorial and this is the one we think is the easiest.
And if you have a hairdryer, feel free to heat the sticker. The adhesive will stick less, making it easier to remove.
Next, remove the two small rubber covers to access the fender screws. You can use any pointed object like the tip of a knife or a cutter for that.
Remove the 3 screws using a 3mm Allen wrench.
Repeat the same steps on the other side of the scooter.
Now, pull on the two plastic covers of the front fork to unclip and remove them.
Removing the brake
To remove the front wheel, you need to release the brake. Remove the blind nut at the end of the brake rod using an 8mm open-end wrench.
Next, unlock the two upper nuts using a 14mm wrench and an 8mm wrench.
Hold the brake cable with pliers to prevent it from twisting and remove the lock nut using an 8mm wrench.
Now, lift the brake lever and remove the adjustment nut by hand.
Then, unscrew the upper nut using an 11mm open-end wrench.
Lift the brake cable upward, and now you can remove the spring, nut, and small pin.
Removing the Front Wheel
Now, you can finally remove the front wheel by unscrewing the two nuts using a 15mm open-end wrench or socket.
Retrieve the small washer located on the left side between the wheel and the fork.
Remove the removable part of the drum brake.
Now, remove the valve cap and make sure there is no air left in the tire. You can also remove the valve core if desired.
Removing the Tire from the Rim
Now we come to the crucial step of removing the tire from the rim.
For this, I will use a table edge and two good clamps. Personally, I find it quite challenging to do this without clamps. With this technique, it becomes super easy, requiring no force or effort.
To prevent scratching the front wheel, I will place a piece of cloth on the edge of my table. Then, I place the front wheel of the G30 Max on the edge. I clamp the edges of the tire with the two clamps until the tire bead comes out of its seat.
We have successfully released one side.
To remove the second side, simply flip the wheel and repeat the process.
Removing the Old Tire
Now that the tire is off the rim, we can remove it from the wheel. To do so without force, I will press on the sides of the tire and push a portion into the rim.
Next, I hold the portion of the tire inside the rim by tightening it with a zip tie.
I lubricate the tire to reduce friction. I use a mixture of soap and water.
Using a tire lever, I insert it between the rim and the tire. Then I apply a downward force to pop the tire bead out.
Now, slowly push the tire lever along the rim to remove the entire tire bead from one side.
Once you reach the end, the tire will be free.
Congratulations ! You have successfully removed the old tire from your Ninebot G30 Max front wheel.