Removing the rear wheel from an EZIP Trailz

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Hi all. I just bought this bike, and as a newbie, it looks extremely difficult to remove the motor in order to get the rear wheel off. I'm going to be using this bike to commute to work, and I definitely don't want to end up stuck if I ever get a flat on the rear tire.

I'm also looking to waterproof it for rainy weather.

Any advice??
 


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I have seen your topic down here and I don't want you to go unaswered even though I know nothing about the bike you have.

Generally speaking, a heavy duty tube and tire liners will help.

As for specific suggestions and waterproofing, why don't you join up and post your questions in th electric bike forum? Probably get a better response there.
 

Esteban

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I have to credit another bike site for this post,

Removing the E-Zip rear wheel for tire repair

1) Loosen 15 mm axle nut on motor side.
2) Loosen 17 mm thin nut between dropout and motor mount (Requires thin (cone) wrench)
3) Loosen 5 mm bolt clamping motor mount to dropout
4) Slide motor mount forward, to loosen chain
5) Remove chain from motor sprocket
6) Remove the 6 bolts holding the motor to the motor mount. Be sure to save the 2 standoffs.
7) Remove motor from mount and hang from battery rack with twine, tape or whatever
8) Remove nut from 5mm adjusting screw on front of motor mount
9) Slide motor mount back to clear adjusting screw from dropout bracket
10) Loosen 15 mm axle on right side
11) Remove wheel with mount attached
12) Fix tire
13) Install by reversing steps 11 to 1
 
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At least it's secure where it is. :)
I love my ezip.
If you're going to remove you're tire do it at home and bullet proof it with every method available on this forum. However I think the tire, tube and wheels are of excellent quality on these bikes and aren't prone to failure unless you're really unlucky. I've had no problems so far with mine, several hundred miles so far.
 

ozzyu812

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I cut the wireleading to the motor and put "bullet" wire connecters, each one going the oppostie way to avoid any confusion when plugging it back in. I take the wheel and motor out as one unit.

I have riden it in a steady rain without any trouble. I do have a milk crate style basket with a solid bottom that provides some shelter for it but not much. I put "rope dope" ,sorry I only know the slang name, around the inside of the top cover of the electrical box and siloconed the hole in front where the wires come out.
 

bluegoatwoods

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Are we talking about that 400 dollar Wal-mart bike?

If so, I'd be very interested in hearing more about it. Power, reliability, etc. I've considered buying one. It's a good price. Thanks.
 

bluegoatwoods

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Thanks, Esteban.

It looks like a bike that's just about right for me, at a good price.

I could ride my HT in the summer and the e-zip in the winter. Sounds nice. I might have to get one.
 

Esteban

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There is a local guy, somewhat mentally disabled, that rides his all the time. He loves it !
Some people add a 2nd back-up battery for longer range. Remember, with electric bikes, the more you use it, the less range !
 

ozzyu812

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Thanks, Esteban.

It looks like a bike that's just about right for me, at a good price.

I could ride my HT in the summer and the e-zip in the winter. Sounds nice. I might have to get one.
Be prepared to spend more money on good Lithium batteries. Don't even waste your money on 2nd SLA. Otherwise they are very good bikes. The thing is really built to be motorized!
 
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