Changing the rear tire on an LX model is not as complicated as it sounds. You will be required to remove the muffler in order to remove the tire. Most of the work can be performed by a single person. However, you may want to have help when you remove and reinstall the drive axle nut.
Multiple videos are available demonstrating the procedure to change a tire on an LX model:
- MV user Frank has produced a video of changing the rear tire, changing the hub (gear box) oil, and changing the engine oil on an LX150. It's in two parts and hosted on YouTube; Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
- Vanslam has produced a video of changing the rear tire, on his LX150. It's hosted here on YouTube.
Nice to have
- Needle-nose Pliers
- 1/2" Drive Ratchet Wrench
- 24mm - 1/2" Drive Socket
- 3/8" Drive Ratchet Wrench
- 6mm Hex/Allen - 3/8" Drive Socket
- 10mm - 3/8" Drive Socket
- 3/8" Drive 6" Socket Extension
- 3/8" Drive U-Joint (Knuckle) Extension
- Standard (Flathead) Screwdriver
- Torque Wrench (If it is 3/8" drive, you will need a 3/8" to 1/2" adapter.)
- New Cotter Pin (5/32" x 1 1/2" will work)
Nice to have
- 1/2" Drive Breaker Bar
- Magnetic Tool
- Velcro Tape (To hold down the brake lever)
- Shop Light
You should be able to take your removed wheel and new tire to any local scooter shop, and they can mount the new tire for you. You may want to replace the valve stem, usually at a cost of a few dollars. If your replacement tire is directional, such as the Continental Zippy 1, you may want to mark the direction on the tire to ensure it is mounted properly. Always make sure the yellow dot on a new tire is near the valve stem.
Last Updated Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:50 am