Remove the wheel (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal).
To maintain wheel balance, mark [A] the valve stem posi-
tion 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
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.
Break the beads away from both sides of the rim with a
suitable bead breaker.
Step on the side of the tire opposite air valve, and pry the
tire off the rim with the tire iron [A] protecting the rim with
rim protectors [B].
Special Tool - Rim Protector: 57001-1063
Take care not to insert 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.
Remove the rim protector.
Inspect the rim and the tire before installing the tire, and
replace them if necessary.
Apply a soap and water solution or rubber lubricant to both
the tire bead and the rim flange.