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 Re-
To maintain front wheel balance, mark [A] the valve stem
position on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be rein-
stalled in the same position.
Remove the valve cap [B].
Take out the valve core [A] to let out the air.
Remove the valve stem nut [B].
When handling the rim, be careful not to damage the rim
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 mineral oil (engine oil) or gaso-
line because they will cause deterioration of the tire.
Break the beads away from both sides of the rim with the
bead breaker [A].
Special Tool - Bead Breaker Assembly: 57001-1072