If you ever owned a Super73, or a bike, or something with tires, there is a chance you once had a flat. And if you landed on this video, you might have a flat right now and you just got home after half an hour walk with your Super73… I know that sucks so let’s talk about tires!
On every Super73 model, you can place four types of tires:
ALL-TERRAIN: The SUPER73 All-Terrain Tire is perfect for light-duty off-road adventures.
STREET TIRE: The slick street tires, which are more silent and have less resistance on the road.
"BADGER" TIRES: The BDGR is the first tire that blends motorcycle and bicycle tire construction methods to meet the needs of this revolutionary vehicle. The proprietary SUPER73 tread pattern has been designed to improve traction, reduce road noise, and increase stability for both on-road and light-duty off-road riding.
APACHE FATTY SLICK TIRE: The Apache Fatty Slick from Vee Tire Co. is the first of its kind for the road. Lightweight with a smooth tread, this fat tire gives you all the advantages of a larger tire, with the lowest rolling resistance on the market.
All of these tires fit with every model Super73. You can order your favorite on our website together with the inner tubes, that you need.
So let’s talk about what you really want to hear. I could change the tire in our workshop, but I’d like to show you how you can do this in your living room. We’re going through this fast, so you might want to pause the video after every action.
- 3 mm Allen key
- 5 mm Allen key
- 10 mm wrench
- new zip-ties
- Zip-tie cutter
- Torx 27
- Tire pump for Schrader valve
- Make sure the bike is in its lowest gear, so it will be easier to remove the wheel and put on the chain later on.
- Now you need a 3 mm Allen key to unscrew the display a bit, so we can move it backward. We’re going to place the bike upside down and this way the display does not get damaged.
- Remove the battery to lose weight so you can lift it easier and make sure there is no power output in your bike.
- Loosen the chain tension by switching the gold switch to off so it will be easier to remove the rear wheel.
- Make sure you have a soft surface like a carpet to do this on and place the bike upside down.
- You now need a cable cutter to cut the zip ties, make sure you use the flat side, so you won’t damage the electric cables. A good spot to cut is the zip tie lock.
- Cut the two zip ties off the frame and carefully untwist the motor cable
- Make sure the kickstand is out, so you create some room space to work and make sure the motor cable is aimed in the right direction.
- The next tool you need is a Torx 27.
- Remove the brake caliper by unscrewing these two screws.
- It is very important not to use your brakes now. The pistons will come inward and it will cause you problems when reinstalling the wheel.
- Keep the screws in a safe place like a cup.
- Next, you’ll need a 5 mm Allen key.
- Now we’re going to unscrew the Allen bolts on one side, and do the same thing on the other side.
- Next, use the other end of your key if it is easier to loosen the derailleur bolt
- Get your tire out gently and push the wheel forward to remove the chain from the gears.
- Now your wheel is out and you can easily change the tire.
- Lay the wheel on the ground with the gear side up, remove the valve cap, and let the air out by pushing one of your tools in the valve.
- Now we need a 10 mm wrench to unscrew the valve nut
- Make sure you take it off completely and again, keep it with the other screws
- Take out the inner tube
- And after, get the tire off the rim/wheel
- Check the tire for splinters on both the inside and outside
Install your new tire
- Get your new tire and make sure you aim the "73" logo in the riding direction.
- Put the wheel on your lap and push the tire around it.
- Push the inner tube in and get the valve stem through the hole in the rim
- Now inflate the tube halfway and push it in the tire
- Make sure the tire is placed correctly on the rim and check if the inner tube is not folded double
- Inflate the inner tube to 2 bar.
- Screw on the valve nut and twist the valve cap back on
- Put the chain back on the lowest gear
- Slide the wheel back in its frame and screw back in the derailleur bolt
- Now screw the two black Allen bolts on each side, make sure it’s not too tight so you can still shift the wheel back in place.
- After you made sure the wheel is placed correctly, tighten the four screws.
- Now, let’s put back the brake caliper and bolt them back on the dropout.
- Make sure you use the Torx 27 tool.
- Screw the motor cable back together and make sure it is attached to the frame with zip ties.
- Again, use the flat side to cut the remaining tie rip.
And there you go! You fixed your tire. Thanks for watching this tutorial, let me know in the comments what you would like to see more and ride safe!