Read the section under Tubeless Tires before
changing the tires.
Do not install an inner tube inside a
tubeless tire. The tube will cause an
abnormal heat buildup in the tire.
Do not install a tubeless tire on rims not
originally equipped with tubeless tires.
The tire bead may not sealproperly. The
tire could slip on the rim and sudden
deflation could result.
On models with disc brakes, while
removing a tire, support the wheel on 2
blocks of wood, so the brake disc doesn't
contact the floor.
1. Mark the valve stem location on the tire. so
the tire can be installed in the same position for
Remove the valve core to deflate the tire
and remove the v d v e stem nut (Figure 23).
Press the entire bead on both sides ofthe tire
into the center of the rim. Use a rubber mallet
or step on the tire with your heels.
4. Lubricate the beads with soapy water.
5. Insert a tire iron under the bead next to the
valve (Figure 24). Force the bead on the
opposite side of the tire into the center of the
rim and pry the bead over the rim with the tire
Use rim protectors (Figure 25) or insert
scraps of leather between the tire irons
and the rim to protect the rim from
6. Insert a second tire iron next to the first to
hold the bead over the rim. Then work around
the tire with the first tire iron, prying the bead
over the rim (Figure 26). Be careful not to pinch
the inner tube with the tire irons.
7. Remove the valve from the hole in the rim
and remove the tube from the tire.
Step 8 is required only f you want to
install a new tire.
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