Removing a rear wheel
If you need to remove your rear wheel on your LifeCycle electric bike, such as to fix a puncture and you are not used to dealing with electric bikes follow this guide to help you.
Firstly unclip the motor plug. To do this you will need to slacken the wire to the motor which normally means cutting a cble tie but could also mean removing a plastic clip holding the wire to the frame.
Loosen chain, push derailleur cage ( gears ) forward to get slack on the chain and remove from chainwheel.
Modern LifeCycle bikes have disc brakes, older V-brakes will need to be slackened off using the noodle to allow the tyre to pass the brakes.
Unscrew wheel bolts with an 18mm spanner and hold the rear of the bike up, wheel should fall out of frame, if not give the tyre a quick bang with your palm. Lift chain away from rear cogs and remove wheel.
Leave the washer and bolts etc on the axle of the wheel as the wheel needs to be mounted back on the bike with the washers etc in the same position.
Also see the mini picture guide below. Click on the pictures for more info.
To be able to unplug the connector you will have to free the wire if it is clipped to the frame
You should end up with this.
Bike should be in highest gear. Push derailleur forward to slacken chain and remove from chainwheel.
An 18mm spanner is used on 250 motors, 21mm on 500 or 1000w motors.
Fit wheel back onto frame with washers in same position. In this case the washer flange is pointing outwards which shows washer needs to be fitted inside frame.