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Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

How to change an Airwheel Tyre / Inner Tube

How to change an Airwheel Tyre / Inner Tube

More difficult than it looks… Having now done it myself (admittedly with a lot of help from Aaron at Cycleworks), I feel there is space in the world for slightly more comprehensive instructions on how to change an Airwheel tyre or replace the inner tube, should yours develop a leak. Here I am using the Airwheel X5 as an example but these instructions should apply equally to all single-wheeled electric unicycles in the Airwheel X-series range. You will need the following tools: 1 medium size Phillips Head screwdriver with 10 cm+ shaft length. Up to 3 plastic tyre wedges for cycles Machine oil of some description, and a way to precisely apply it. Your replacement tyre or inner tube. Obtain from Airwheel’s own web site, and email them first to get the discount code for existing customers if you are one. You’ll also need to tell them which size you require: 14″ for X3 and X5 models, and 16″ for the X6 A flat-bladed, blunt object to help with case separation. A...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

Airwheel Down

Airwheel Down

Trauma in Airwheel-land Disaster has struck ! On Friday night my Airwheel was found at its normal charging station with a tyre as flat as a pancake, and worse still, one that wouldn’t re-inflate without all the air escaping from a new leak, close to the input valve of the inner tube. Of course it’s not a proper calamity of any seriousness, but in the 3 days I have been without a working airwheel I have missed it at least once an hour, and at times felt I really needed it ! Maybe I’m a proper airwheel addict. This is the first time anything has gone wrong with the airwheel in the 380 hours I’ve been on it, so I suppose I can’t really whinge at that. Except I can a bit, because I’m fairly sure that my leak was caused by movement and frictional wear of the inner tube due largely to the design of the input valve, which must, by its very nature be flexed every time you...

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