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Tire Installation - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Remove the wheel.
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.
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 the
bead breaker [A].
Special Tool - Bead Breaker Assembly: 57001-1072
Step on the side of the tire opposite valve stem, and pry
the tire off the rim with the tire iron [B] of the bead breaker
protecting the rim with rim protectors [A].
Special Tools - Rim Protector: 57001-1063
Bead Breaker Assembly: 57001-1072
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.

Tire Installation

Check the tire rotation mark [A] on the front/rear tire and
install it on the rim accordingly.
The direction of the tire rotation is shown by an arrow
on the tire sidewall.
Put just enough air in the tube to keep it from getting
caught between the tire and rim, and insert it into the tire
at this point, even if the tire is completely removed from
the rim. Insert the valve stem into the rim and screw the
nut on the stem loosely.


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens