884/886 Minor Derailleur Adjustments

Follow the steps below to make minor derailleur adjustments on your 884-886.

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     Tools Needed: 6mm, 5mm, and 4mm allen wrenches, Phillips head screwdriver

     Compatible Models: Flyer™ 884 and Flyer™ 886

Getting the Bike Ready for Servicing

  1. Remove the battery.
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  2. Turn the bike on, the screen should initially turn on, then quickly fade away.

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Prepare the Bike

  1. Use a 6mm allen wrench to loosen the through-axle by turning counter-clockwise.

  2. Pull the axle free.

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  3. Lift the front end of the bike by the handlebar and carefully remove the wheel from the fork.

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  4. Tilt the front of the bike forward, allowing the front fork to rest on the floor.
    a. Provide a cushion if necessary to protect the paint on the fender stays.

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Remove Righthand Footrest and Cover

  1. Use a 4mm Allen wrench to unscrew the 3 bolts that hold the fender cover to the fender.

  2. Pull the fender cover free from the bike.

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  3. Use a 5mm allen wrench to remove the 2 bolts holding the footrest to the frame.

  4. Remove the footrest from the bike.

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Prepare the Derailleur for Adjustment

  1. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike toward the lowest gear, i.e. 1st gear. If you look towards the rear wheel, you should see that the chain has moved toward the largest sprocket.
    a. Apply the brake to stop the wheel fully before making any adjustments to the derailleur

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  2. Locate the High Limit Screw, marked “H”, and use a Phillips head screwdriver to turn it clockwise fully until the derailleur.

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    a. Locate barrel adjuster as shown in the image below.

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    b. Turn the Barrel Adjuster clockwise until the adjuster is snug against the derailleur body.

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    c. Locate the Low Limit Screw, marked “L”, and using a Phillips screwdriver turn counterclockwise until 1/4in or 6mm of the screw is exposed from the derailleur.

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Adjusting the Height Limit

  1. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike toward the highest gear, i.e. 7th gear for the 884 and 8th for 886. If you look towards the rear wheel, you should see that the chain has moved toward the smallest sprocket.

    a. The chain will likely not reach the smallest sprocket, but the shifter should indicate 7th gear for 884 and 8th for 886. Before continuing be certain that the shifter indicates 7th gear for 884 or 8th gear for 886

    b. Apply the brake before making any adjustments to the derailleur.

  2. Using a Phillips screwdriver turn the High Limit Screw counterclockwise by 1 turn.

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  3. Turn the pedals of the bike and watch the derailleur and chain closely.

    a. If the chain moves to the smallest sprocket continue to Step 4.

    b. If the chain does not move to the smallest sprocket return to Step 2.

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  4. Turn the High Limit Screw counterclockwise by ½ additional turn.


Adjusting the Index

  1. Verify that the shifter indicates 7th gear for the 884 or 8th for the 886 and that the chain is on the smallest sprocket.

  2. The next steps outline the process to check the indexing between each set of sprockets.

  3. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike down one gear.
    a. If the chain does move down one gear (to a larger sprocket) repeat Step 3 until you are in 1st gear.

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    b. If the chain does not move down one gear (to a larger sprocket) shift back up by one gear (to the smaller sprocket), apply the brake to stop the wheel fully, turn the Barrel Adjuster 1 turn counterclockwise and return to Step 3.

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  4. If the bike is now in 1st gear, then skip to Step 5, if the bike is in a higher gear than 1st return to Step 3.

  5. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and shift the bike up and down across the entire range of gears to ensure smooth shifting.

    a. If the bike seems reluctant to shift from a low gear to a higher one (for example, 6th to 7th) turn the Barrel Adjuster clockwise one half turn. Repeat until the bike shifts smoothly into a higher gear.

    b. If the bike shifts smoothly across all gears, then move on to Adjusting the Low Limit

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Adjusting the Low Limit

  1. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike to the lowest gear, i.e. 1st gear. If you look towards the rear wheel, you should see that the chain has moved to the largest sprocket.

  2. Locate the Low Limit Screw and the gap between the internal end of the screw and the derailleur body.

  3. Using a Phillips screwdriver turn the Low Limit Screw clockwise to remove the gap between the Low Limit Screw and the Derailleur body.

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  4. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike to the 2nd gear.

  5. Use one hand to turn the pedals of the bike and use your other hand to shift the bike back to the 1st gear.

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    a. If the bike shifts into the 1st gear smoothly skip to Preparing to Ride.

    b. If the bike does not shift into the 1st gear smoothly turn the Low Limit Screw counterclockwise ½ turn and return to Step 4.


Reinstall the Footrest

  1. Insert the footrest into the frame.

  2. Align the 2 tabs on the fender cover with the 2 slots in the footrest. Install the fender cover.

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  3. Fit a washer onto both footrest bolts and install them by hand.

  4. Use a 5mm allen wrench to secure the footrest with 2 bolts.
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  5. Use a 4mm allen wrench to secure the fender cover to the rear fender with the 3 bolts.

    23 - Secure Triangle Cover.gif



Reinstall the Front Wheel

  1. Lift the fork of the bike upward until the rear wheel rests on the floor.

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  2. Reinstall the wheel. Ensure the wheel is centered on the fork, and the brake rotor is centered in the caliper assembly.

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  3. Use one hand to push down on the handlebar and the other to install the through-axle by sliding it through the fork and front wheel hub. Tighten by hand.

  4. Tighten the front through-axle to 6-8 NM using a 6mm allen wrench.

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Preparing to Ride

  1. Reinstall the battery.

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  2. Fully test the bike’s function prior to riding.

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