This article explains the steps to remove the rear wheel from the Ride1Up Revv 1 ebike.
Step 1: Flip the bike
This is easier with two people, however, can be done with one. It is best to raise the handlebars off the ground to avoid damage to the controls. In our example here we used a pillow, other objects will work. In addition, be careful not to damage the fenders and the rear light when turning the bike over.
Step 2: Open the controller compartment and disconnect the motor
A). To remove the rear wheel the motor cable needs to be disconnected from the controller. This can be done by opening the controller compartment. There are four bolts on either side that need to be removed. After that, the cover will be loose and can be removed.
B). Once those fasteners are removed the controller will be exposed. Towards the back of the controller compartment, there is a hole that leads to the back of the frame. The motor cable, brake hose, cadence sensor, and rear light cable all pass through this hole. The motor cable plug will need to go through here to remove the wheel from the bike. This can be easier to do if the cadence sensor and rear light are unplugged first. This allows for more space in the hole for the motor cable connector to pass through.
C). Once the cable is through, cut the zip ties pictured below
Step 3: Remove the chain tensioner & loosen the axle nuts
The tensioner will need to be removed to allow the wheel to pass by. Using a 6mm hex key, remove the fastener that holds it. Note, it is under spring tension and will want to spring towards the front of the bike. Firmly grasp the tensioner while removing the bolt to prevent this.
Step 4: Remove the rear wheel
At this point, there is nothing retaining the wheel beyond the forces of gravity. The wheel can be lifted out of the frame. Note the orientation of the wheel as the brake side and gear side are different. Also note the axle orientation, you will need to match this orientation when reinstalling.
Step 5: Reinstall the rear wheel, cables, and components
A). The steps to reinstall the wheel are similar to taking it out. However, there are a few details to note when putting the wheel back in to avoid damage:
B). After the chain is on the cog and the washers are installed correctly, tighten the nuts to 30nm. Once the wheel is secure, set the tensioner.
C). After the wheel is tight and the tensioner is installed it is time to route the motor cable. This step is critical as an incorrectly routed cable can be damaged by the brake or wheel. This damage is not covered under warranty.
D). Once these steps are complete the rest of the installation is the opposite of the removal. The motor cable will plug back in, there is only one orientation for this. The cadence sensor and light will also plug back in and those connectors have arrows on them to help line them up. Once everything is connected, reinstall the controller compartment cover.