tilted wheel with blown bearing

Electric scooter saga continues

The other day, the bearings on the new tires blew out. To be fair, it is my fault. When I replaced the original wheel with a solid one (read about that here), I discarded the handy spacer that came with it. To cover for this mistake, I used some electrical tape to increase the shaft width to help keep the wheel in one place. What I didn’t realize was how hot that shaft gets when you are cruising at a cool 15MPH+. What happened was the electrical tape clumped up and then melted onto the bearing which then caused it to seize and forced me to walk home.

I have bought this to replace the wheel. It looks pretty sturdy, and based on this forum I figure it will be much stronger.

Hopefully, I have finally worked out all the kinks. It is definitely a great last mile vehicle and I would recommend it to anyone.

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