How to Replace Your WheelsUpdated 3 months ago
Replacing the wheels on your Moonwalkers may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and some guidance, it can be done easily and quickly. Doing it yourself not only saves you time, but it also gives you the satisfaction of knowing you did it yourself. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you replace your wheels on your own.
Important: Power off the Moonwalkers prior to any self-repair service.
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools
Before starting, make sure you have all the tools you need. You'll need a jack, a lug wrench, new wheels, and a Philips screwdriver. It's also important to wear safety gear, such as gloves and safety glasses.
Step 2: Undo the Fasteners on the Foot Plate
You will have to remove five fasteners from the top of the footplate and then remove the two small fasteners on the side of the footplate just below the Shift logo. Then, then remove the footplate by pulling up. Sometimes it will get caught on the LED area, in which case inserting a screw driver under the footplate near the LED and then bending it upwards over the LED area will help.
Step 3: Remove Any Dirt or Debris Prior to Removing the Wheels
If you notice any dirt, use compressed air to clean the area.
Step 4: Loosen the Screws
Using the Philips screwdriver, loosen the screws on the wheel you want to replace.
Step 5: Remove the Wheel
Once you have removed the fastener, the wheel can be removed.
Step 6: Install the New Wheel
Before installing the wheel, check for any dirt and clean it using a rag with some water if necessary. Place the new wheel and tighten the fastener with a little bit of thread locker (torque spec - 0.8 NM or slightly over hand tight).
Step 7: Put the Top Foot Plate Back
Screw the five fasteners back on top of the foot plate.
Step 8: Double-Check Everything
After tightening all the fasteners, give the wheel a gentle tug to ensure it's secure. Then, double-check that all the lug nuts are tightened properly. Allow the thread locker a few hours to completely cure.
Congratulations! You've successfully replaced your wheels on your own. With a bit of practice, you'll be able to do it quickly and confidently.
Here's a YouTube video that can help you visualize the steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAzUq-oxF0
Remember, if you're not comfortable doing this yourself, it's always best to seek professional help. However, with a little patience and practice, anyone can learn how to replace their wheels on their own.