Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment
Refer to the Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Remove the wheel from the motorcycle.
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.
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].
Remove 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