O h b o y !
I can't believe that everytime I work on this machine I find myself baffled by the shoddy worksmanship of this scooter!
After having a flat a number of weeks ago I focused today on removing the rear wheel in order to change the mangled tire.
Guess what I found:
The "axles" had indeed turned their flat surface by about 45 degrees (see pics) almost ripped off the motor cable and made the rear wheel stuck in its position. After I attempted to dislodge the wheel by at first gently tapping, then applying more force in a horizontal direction with a hammer/ rod combo (using the nut as a buffer), it papears as I have now a BENT AXLE or something (see the gap in the picture...)
I mean how much force do you need to make this whole axle array bend like that?
Turns out that the right shoulder side of the wheel moved first, yet the other side (where the motor cable is) did never ever move even a millimeter!
I hope I don't have to start shopping for a used E-MAX motor.....I think I can't get that on ebay.. :O :( :jawdrop: