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Tires; Air Pressure Inspection/adjustment; Tire Inspection; Tire Removal - Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Service Manual

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Tires

Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment

Refer to the Air Pressure Inspection in the Periodic Main-
tenance chapter (see Air Pressure Inspection in the Peri-
odic Maintenance chapter).

Tire Inspection

Refer to the Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection in the Peri-
odic Maintenance chapter (see Wheel/Tires Damage In-
spection in the Periodic Maintenance chapter).

Tire Removal

Remove:
Wheel (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal)
Valve Cap
Valve Core (Let out the air)
To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position
on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in
the same position.
Chalk Mark or Yellow Mark [A]
Air Valve [B]
Align [C]
Lubricate the tire beads and rim flanges on both sides with
a soap and water solution or rubber lubricant. This helps
the tire beads slip off the rim flanges.
Never lubricate with engine oil or petroleum distil-
lates because they will deteriorate the tire.
Remove the tire from the rim using a suitable commer-
cially available tire changer.
The tires cannot be removed with hand tools because
they fit the rims too tightly.

Tire Installation

Use the same manufacture's on both front and rear
wheels.
Inspect the rim and tire, and replace them if necessary.
Clean the sealing surfaces of the rim and tire, and smooth
the sealing surfaces of the rim with a fine emery cloth if
necessary.
Remove the air valve and discard it.
Replace the air valve whenever the tire is replaced.
Do not reuse the air valve.
CAUTION
NOTE
WARNING
CAUTION
WHEELS/TIRES 10-13

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