Go Flat Frequently
Tires Go Flat
Tires can go flat from road hazards such as thorns,
glass, and nails. They can also go flat from tube pinches
due to under-inflation or improper installation.
From Road Hazards
If you are getting frequent flats from road hazards there
are several products available which are designed to help.
We have heavy-duty thorn-resistant inner tubes available for
scooters with 12-1/2" wheels. We also have Slime tire
sealant available which works on all size tires.
Thorn-resistant plastic strips which go between the tire and
the tube are also available to help prevent flats.
From Improper Tire Pressure
Keeping the tires properly inflated is one of the best way
to prevent flats. Under-inflated tires seem
to always go flat quickly. Electric scooters have a lot of
weight on the rear wheel when they are being driven due to
the battery pack and the position of the rider on the
scooter. We recommend inflating the tire pressure all the
way up to the tires maximum recommended pressure rating.
Keeping tires as full of air as possible is one of the best
things you can do to help keep them from going flat.
When installing an inner tube on an electric scooter one of the most common
mistakes made is not partially filling the inner tube with
air before installing it. Inner tubes which are installed
with no air in them tend to get pinched between the tire and
rim during installation or between the two sides of split
rims as they are being bolted together. When an inner tube gets pinched
it usually creates a hole in it.