Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment
Refer to the Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Remove the wheel (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal).
Do not lay the front wheel on the ground with the
disc facing down. This can damage or warp the
disc. Place blocks under the wheel so that the disc
does not touch the ground.
To maintain wheel balance, mark [A] the air valve position
on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in
the same position.
Remove the air valve cap [C].
Take out the valve core [A] to let out the air.
Remove the air valve nut.
Loosen the bead protector nut [A].
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.