Air Pressure Inspection/Adjustment
Refer to the Air Pressure Inspection in the Periodic Main-
Refer to the Wheel/Tire Damage Inspection in the Peri-
odic Maintenance chapter.
Wheels (see Front/Rear Wheel Removal)
Valve Core (Let out the air)
To maintain wheel balance, mark the valve stem position
on the tire with chalk so that the tire can be reinstalled in
the same position.
Chalk Mark or Yellow Mark [A]
Valve Stem [B]
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.
Remove the tire from the rim using a suitable commer-
cially available tire changer.
The tires cannot be removed with hand tools because
they fit the rims too tightly.
Mixing tire brands and types can adversely affect
handling and cause an accident resulting in injury
or death. Always use the same manufacturer's tires
on both front and rear wheels.
Inspect the rim and tire, and replace them if necessary.
Clean the sealing surfaces of the rim and tire, and smooth
the sealing surfaces of the rim with a fine emery cloth if
Remove the air valve and discard it.
Replace the air valve whenever the tire is replaced.
Do not reuse the air valve.