Electric unicycles are fun devices that provide hours of enjoyment and smooth commutes to work. Just like any electronic device, you might run into a few issues after owning one for a while. Is there anything that can be done when your unicycle malfunctions, or are you stuck with the cost of a new ride?
Before you start panicking or fork over the cash for expensive repairs, there are some problems you can fix with your own two hands. Follow this guide on how to fix an electric unicycle, and you’ll be able to repair yours like a pro.
- The tire no longer stays inflated
- Wiring has come loose or is experiencing a bad connection
- Malfunctioning circuits
- The device no longer balances.
Fixing a Deflated Tire
This one is perhaps the easiest fix on the list. Start by unscrewing and removing the cover over your tire, then lifting the tire away from the wheel. Next, you want to remove the inner air tube from inside the tire and the tire itself.
Take a vacuum hose and clean the insides of the wheel and tire, then submerge parts of the air tube in water until you find the leak. From there, you simply need to apply an adhesive to create a seal over the source of leaking air. After filling it back up with air, simply reassemble the unicycle and you’re ready to ride again.
If reconnecting the wires didn’t solve the problem, then you might have a bad circuit. This means that the motherboard needs replaced. You can purchase replacements kits with simple DIY instructions on how to replace the circuit for your cycle.
The Device No Longer Balances
This problem is caused by both loose wiring and malfunctioning circuits. If none of the above cause the unicycle to balance again, then there are two things you can do.
A Quick Fix
Then, reconnect them to their matching colored wire and wrap them all in electrical tape. This completes the circuit, fixing any issues caused by the white connector box.
A Safer Fix
Choosing to purchase new circuitry for your device is a much safer alternative. This gives you a reliable, functioning ride without having to worry about something going wrong from manually reconnecting the wires.
Jim Moyneur says
I have a Happy Sport unicycle. When the charger is in the light stays green. The lights come on but when you push the power button it seems to short out.