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Old 10-30-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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Help Changing Tires

I'm changing tire this weekend... What tool will I need to remove the rim from the bike? 03 GSXR 600 front wheel and rear wheel. Also on the front I see on one side (right)there is a huge "allen" head type bolt. On the other there is nothing, just a hole. Is that rite?IDK...

Are there any spec on tighting down the bolts(Torque)?

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Bought my bike used it didn't come with a M.O.M.
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wow... goodluck w that endevour Jason...


You need stand lifts to lift the bike off the ground.

Front: loosen the two pinch bolts on the side w the large allen key way. Then loosen the allen sleeve of the axle.

I like to remove the calipers and fender if necessary.

loosen the pinch bolts on the other side of the wheel(on the forks) and take both ends of the axle all the way out, remove the wheel.


Rear: remove caliper(if necessary) loosen axle nut and remove. If need more slack, loosen the chain adjusters. pull off the rear axle, caliper bracket. Slide chain around wheel and roll out. put sprocket and rubber bushings to the side, plus bearing races if they come out.


As for changing a tire, because of the bead locks I always use a machine. Good luck if you dont work in a shop... letting out the air pressure doesn't break the bead between the tire and the rim.

And there's balancing too...


as for specific tools, whatever size fits and an axle socket for the front. Rememer to adjust your chain and set your brakes.
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Good vdo I'm sure, if I was able to view it from my phone.
I'm not changing the tires. I'm removing the wheels from the bike and taking them to get swapped at a shop.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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Yea I have the stands... I just can't find the allen wrench big enough for the bolt. I've been told 19,20,or 21mm. I won't be doing the rubber swap this time. I do plan on buying the tire changing station at a later date though.
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cyclegear carries the tool.

as for the tire changer... its not too expensive to bring solo wheels to one of our sponsor's.... vs purchasing a tire machine of 2k plus...
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cycle gear carries the tool.

as for the tire changer... its not too expensive to bring solo wheels to one of our sponsor's.... vs purchasing a tire machine of 2k plus...
O yes the electric one are crazy expensive for a home garage. I was talking about the NO MAR(500.00) tire machine or the one from Harbor Freight(160.00). Yea I've PM' ed two of our sponsors about the tire swap. It looks like I'm going to have to hit up cycle gear for the tool.
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do you have experience w tires?

motorcycle tires are not like car tires; when that tread wears out even the sidewalls are flimsy and it takes alot of concentrated pressure to break those beads. do some research before purchasing set devices; 160 is a few tire changes when not on the bike.
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True that I'm guessing more research on changing motorcycle tires is needed... I can do car tires with no problem. But like you said they are different.
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Yea I have the stands... I just can't find the allen wrench big enough for the bolt. I've been told 19,20,or 21mm. I won't be doing the rubber swap this time. I do plan on buying the tire changing station at a later date though.
The tool kit "that came w/the bike" should have it .
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If in a pinch you can use the head of a bolt inside the axle in place of a lrg allen wrench. The use vise grips around the bolts threads to loosen it.
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If in a pinch you can use the head of a bolt inside the axle in place of a lrg allen wrench. The use vise grips around the bolts threads to loosen it.
I did not consider that.... Im going to make one out of a bolt and locking some nuts together...
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The tool kit "that came w/the bike" should have it .
sport touring/touring bikes will come with everything; unfortunately the axle allen wrench doesn't come w the kit.
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OK! I did it...

After a few hrs over a 2 days, I finally learned how to swap/remove front and rear tires...
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8:30am First I started with the rear since I had the rear stand already on the bike. Loosed adjuster bolts for chain tension, Removed the cotter pin, since I didnt have the right size socket I used a Pelican wrench, Loosed /removed brake hardware, move wheel fwd to remove chain, remove the "shaft" from the swing arm and rim. pretty much that was it...
9:00am Text message my friend to get the front stand, while waiting I like to put the bolts/nuts back where they go so they wont get kicked around or magically disappear.
9:15 9:16 9:17 9:18 9:19 still waiting for a reply......
9:20 text message from TMOBILE
9:21 9:22 9:23
9:24 a call back from my friend, " Im just waking up you can come pick it up its here.
9:30-9:45 drove to his house picked up the front stand, air compressor, and impact gun.
10:45 Headed back to the house.
11:00 got the front wheel of the ground finally.
11:15-12:45 head to Harbor Freight to get a socket set(10mm-24mm). Then Cycle Gear to get the front spool removal hex tool (19mm,22mm,24mm).
1:00 Removed brake hardware and pintch bolts try to remove the spool from the center of the rim. Had to get on Google to find out how to get the left side to stop turning. Found it! Tighten the left pinch bolts back up and off it comes...
2:00 Headed to Motorcycles Unlimited for the tire/rubber swap.
3:00 Headed back home.
4:00 Need to get ready for church
7:00 put all my tools up and watch the big football game.
SUN
8:15-8:30 front tire on with all hardware
9:00-9:30 rear on with all hardware, but rear brake seems funny when I apply brake pressure.
10:00 I figured it out spin the wheel in the proper direction, dang it...
11:00 finally eat an apple
11:30 before I could get washed up to leave for a test ride on the new Bridgestone B016, my brother shows up and tricks me to help with the gutter setup/install...

I still havent been able to ride yet.
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cyclegear carries the tool.

as for the tire changer... its not too expensive to bring solo wheels to one of our sponsor's.... vs purchasing a tire machine of 2k plus...
I have a NO-MAR tire changing setup in my garage as well as a Mich. tire ballencing system........it is a no brainer if you have some mechanical skills, if you need references feel free to ask Squoddybody or Guitarman on the quality of work accomplished........

If ya need assistance and are on the North West end of town (Jersey village area, PM me and I will be happy to help with a tire change out, I have most tools to pull any wheel made as well as Generic stands for support of the bike.
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