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Tires

Tire Removal

Do not lay the wheel on the ground with the disc facing down.
This can damage or warp the disc. Place blocks under the
wheel so the disc does not touch the ground.
Remove the wheel from the motorcycle (see Wheels Removal).
To maintain wheel balance, mark [A] the valve stem position on the
tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in the same position.
Take out the valve core [B] to let out the air.
Remove the valve stem nut [C].
When handling the rim, be careful not to damage the rim flanges.
Remove the bead protector nut.
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 mineral oil (engine oil) or gasoline be-
cause they will cause deterioration of the tire.
Break the beads away from both sides of the rim with the bead breaker
[A].
Special Tools - Bead Breaker Assembly: 57001–1072
Step on the side of the tire opposite valve stem, pry the tire off the
rim with the tire iron [A] of the bead breaker protecting the rim with
rim protectors [B].
Special Tools - Rim Protector: 57001–1063
Tire Iron Protection of the Bead Breaker Assembly:
57001–1072
Take care not to inset the tire irons so deeply that the tube
gets damaged.
Remove the tube when one side of the tire is pried off.
Pry the tire off the rim.
CAUTION
CAUTION
CAUTION
WHEELS / TIRES 9-9

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