EVT 4000e Rear wheel changing

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EVT 4000e Rear wheel changing

Hello friends,

I dismounted the rear wheel of my EVT 4000e for cleaning the motor. Followed the well-written steps on David's page to use the gear puller, clean the motor, and close the same. After doing these, I'm having a problem.

How do I mount the rear wheel on the bike? I tried, even after deflating and using two helping hands, but the tire is simply difficult to lift, line up the edges on the axle, and slide both ends concurrently into the openings on the rear. We even tried to put the bike into a horizontal position on a carpet but found that we could not access the other side for aligning and sliding the axle onto the wheel opening.

What usually is the correct rear-wheel-mounting procedure employed?

Thanks,

Venky

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Re: EVT 4000e Rear wheel changing

If you look at the axle you can see that there are "flat" cutouts that needs to be aligned with the rear fork fittings when you push the motor in. The two oval washers should be on the outside of the fitting of the rear fork.
Might need some force to push the rear forks apart a little bit.

(Sorry about the bad english, new years eve and a bit drunk)

Happy New Year!

Johnny

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Re: EVT 4000e Rear wheel changing

hi i had an old evt 4000e its quite easy now looking back how to get the wheel back on its really heavy when doing on own so . any how what you do first is find a big pice of wood 3" thick and place it under the stand and pull the scooter up over it as you would when putting the stand on propley now with the stand fully on and scooter 3" higher what you need to do is wedge the front wheel as all the scooter will want to do is whizz forward i wood guess use a brick as i did . you need to unscrew the silver shroud where the wires that go down to the end goes from the frame to the wheel after you put on . the wheel back on be shore to put a little silicone in hear as as you don't want to get any water in there . right when you have unbolted the wheel slightly they are locating washers with small holes at the top so if you undo these be careful so that the wheel does't drop out one good thing i did was get a 2foot /3foot pice of wood and carefully wedge it under the wheel and take up the slack and carefully lift it to the rear wheel just squeezing it on the wheel/tyre and lift slightly and carefully with the other hand undo the washers and wiggle the wheel just a little and down she comes just reverse this prosses when putting back on . be carfull when pumping up the tyre as i thought the tyre valve was a little temperamental so in the end i pumped in the tyre that green looking slime and it did the trick no more punchers . these scooter are great wok horses think they look a lillee on the crude side to todays scooters but you no this was a great little scooter on of my best ones not much space to upgrade it as they used to be old chinees petrol scooters but i did manage to do dubble the manifacures range 30 miles he i beat that buy another 30 miles ok thats . not a lot i hear you say well i am 14 stone and i also carrired my son of 14 years 9 stone one the back awell now do i have your attention yep the total milage was 60 miles with two up not bad eh read my blog with this artical as its quite funny hope this helps .kev

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EVT 4000e Rear wheel change successful

Dear everyone,

Thanks to Johnny and Kevin for their kind replies. These helped a lot!

I could successfully fit the rear wheel using a slightly different but easier approach.

Before that, I had to change the rear tire. It had two nails and showed wear signs. I got the tire changing done from a motorcycle repair shop. After bringing back, I was faced with the task of putting it back on the bike.

Since I cleaned inside the motor, referring to David Herron's page (thanks David!), I had to first test the motor which was very easy. I could do it with one of the 4 batteries and one of the existing wires in the battery-compartment that connected the batteries. The motor connector easily slid into the existing wire connector that takes two wires from one battery. The wheel was on the ground. Upon connecting the other ends of the two wires to the two terminals of one of the four batteries and seeing the shaft move a bit, I knew the motor worked.

Now for the mounting.

I figured the easiest way was to remove the mirrors and trunk and turn the scooter upside down. For a first time I avoided doing this alone and took help. Once it was brought down (with no batteries inside, this was very easy!), mounting the rear wheel was a piece of cake.

One has to be very careful while dismounting / mounting since the rear brake-pads could slip out. This happened to me. My friend and I were baffled with the rear brake-pad assembly, and could simply not do it. After mounting the rear tire, putting the scooter back erect, connecting the batteries and making it work, I rode the scooter to the mechanic **using only the front brake**. For a nominal amount the rear brake-pads were installed in a few minutes. Apparently there was a bit more bend on one of the retention clips. I guess we did that while trying to figure earlier out how the brake was being assembled.

Thanks again, and a Happy New Year 2009 to everyone!

Regards,

Venky

Venky

EVT 4000e Blue (13-Aug-2007)

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