Install a new valve in the rim.
Remove the valve cap, lubricate the stem seal [A] with a
soap and water solution or rubber lubricant, and pull [B]
the valve stem through the rim from the inside out until it
snaps into place.
Do not use engine oil or petroleum distillates to lu-
bricate the stem because they will deteriorate the
The air valve is shown in the figure.
Valve Cap [A]
Valve Core [B]
Stem Seal [C]
Valve Stem [D]
Valve Seat [E]
Valve Opened [F]
Check the tire rotation mark on the front and rear tires and
install them on the rim accordingly.
Tire Rotation Mark [A]
Rotating Direction [B]
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
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). Overinflation can explode
the tire with possibility of injury and loss of life.