Removing the Rear Wheel on your Flyer™ eBike

Follow the steps below to service a flat tire on your eBike.

     Questions? Contact Customer Service for fast & friendly help. 

     Tools Needed: 18mm wrench or adjustable wrench, cable cutters, cable ties, something to cushion the front forks (examples: towel, book, foam etc.), two tire levers

     Compatible Models: Flyer™ M880 and Flyer™ L885

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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Removing the Rear Wheel

  1. If servicing the 880 skip to step 2. If servicing the 885 remove the side runners now to access the axle nuts.
  2. Loosen the front axle quick release and remove the wheel from the bike
    • Reference Front Wheel Removal if necessary
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  3. Disconnect the motor’s connection.
    • Trace the wire that goes into the motor back to the connector.
    • Locate the motor connector and the zip-ties that hold the motor cable in place.
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    • Carefully cut the zip-ties
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    • Pull the connector apart. Do not use any twisting motions; it may damage the internal connections.
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  4. Remove Axle Hardware
    • Pull the motor wire through the bash guard
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    • Slide the right rubber axle nut cover to the end of the wire and over the connector
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    • Use an 18mm wrench or adjustable wrench to remove the large 18mm nut and washer on the power supply side of the rear wheel (the one with the power wire)
    • Slide the nut, washer, and bash guard to the end of the power cable and over the connector
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    • Remove the left rubber axle nut cover.
    • Use an 18mm wrench or adjustable wrench to remove the opposite nut and the washer underneath.
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  5. Remove the rear wheel
    • Press downward on the rear wheel while holding the frame to loosen the rear wheel in the dropouts
    • Pull backward on the derailleur and guide the chain around the rear axle
    • Lift the frame upward and allow to rest on the front dropouts and kickstands
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  6. Perform desired maintenance, whether that be replacing the wheel, changing the tube, etc

Reinstalling the Rear Wheel

  1. Seating the chain

    1. Set the wheel near the rear of the bike between the dropouts

    2. Pull back on the derailleur and allow the chain to wrap over the smallest sprocket.

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    3. Lower the frame onto the rear axle making sure to rotate the anti-rotation washers with the tabs down

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      • A 10 mm wrench or adjustable wrench can be used to rotate the axle into position

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  2. Reattach hardware

    • On the left slide install the washer then axle nut

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    • On the right slide install the bash guard then washer and axle nut

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    • Press down on the frame to ensure that the axle is fully in the rear dropout. Then, using a 18mm wrench tighten both axle nuts to 40Nm

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  3. Reconnect

    • Slide the right side cover over the motor cable

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    • Reconnect the motor’s connection by lining up the pins and holes and embossed arrows on both connector heads. Firmly pressing both ends of the connector together. Do not use any twisting motions.

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    • Reinstall zip-ties to hold cable in place.

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Reinstalling the Front Wheel

  1. Reference “Front Wheel Removal and Installation” if needed.

  2. Lift the bike and lower the front fork onto the wheel.

    Note: When installing the wheel, the axle should go inside the dropouts of the front fork. The brake rotor should insert itself into the brake caliper between the brake pads.
  3. Ensure that the wheel is centered in the fork dropouts.

  4. Hold the quick release lever so it is open and parallel with the ground. Tighten the opposite thumbnut completely. Then, close the quick release lever.

    • Note: While closing the quick release lever, do not touch the brake rotor.

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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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