Position the tire on the rim so that the valve [A] align with
the tire balance mark [B] (the chalk mark made during
removal, or the yellow paint mark on a new tire).
Install the tire bead over the rim flange using a suitable
commercially available tire changer.
Lubricate the tire beads and rim flanges with a soap and
water solution or rubber lubricant to help seat the tire
beads in the sealing surfaces of the rim while inflating the
Center the rim in the tire beads, and inflate the tire with
compressed air until the tire beads seat in the sealing
Overinflating a tire can cause it to explode, causing
serious injury or death. Be sure to install the valve
core whenever inflating the tire, and do not inflate
the tire to more than 400 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm², 57 psi).
Check to see that the bead lines [A] on both sides of the
tire sidewalls are parallel with the rim flanges.
If the rim flanges and tire sidewall bead lines are not par-
allel, remove the valve core.
Lubricate the rim flanges and tire beads.
Install the valve core and inflate the tire again.
After the tire beads seat in the rim flanges, check for air
Inflate the tire slightly above standard inflation.
Use a soap and water solution or submerge the tire, and
check for bubbles that would indicate leakage.
Adjust the air pressure to the specified pressure (see Air
Pressure Inspection in the Periodic Maintenance chap-
Adjust the wheel balance (see Balance Adjustment).
Currently two types of repair for tubeless tires have come
into wide use. One type is called a temporary (external) re-
pair which can be carried out without removing the tire from
the rim, and the other type is called permanent (internal)
repair which requires tire removal. It is generally under-
stood that higher running durability is obtained by perma-
nent (internal) repairs than by temporary (external) ones.
Also, permanent (internal) repairs have the advantage of
permitting a thorough examination for secondary damage
not visible from external inspection of the tire. For these
reasons, Kawasaki does not recommend temporary (exter-
nal) repair. Only appropriate permanent (internal) repairs
are recommended. Repair methods may vary slightly from
make to make. Follow the repair methods indicated by the
manufacturer of the repair tools and materials so that safe
results can be obtained.