How to Change a Motorcycle Tire

Harley-Davidson Tech Looking at Motorcycle Wheel

Serious Harley-Davidson owners know the importance of keeping your motorcycle on a regular maintenance schedule, especially tire care, so you can enjoy weekend rides on Portland roadways. Knowing how to change a motorcycle tire can be a vital skill if you ever run into problems out on the road. Learn how to remove a motorcycle tire and when to change your motorcycle tires with the service team at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson.

Steps to Change a Motorcycle Tire

When it comes to how to change a motorcycle tire, isn’t that difficult, but there are a few steps to follow. Don’t feel like dealing with the hassle in Vancouver? Schedule an appointment at our service center for our service technicians to do the hard work for you! If not, follow the steps below to learn how to change a motorcycle tire:

  • After the tire is removed, remove the wheel from your Harley-Davidson and take this time to check the tire for any needed repairs.
  • Next, you’ll need to deflate the tire and remove the valve stem core. Be sure the tire is completely deflated to avoid damaging the rim.
  • Next, you’ll need to break the bead. You can do this by using a bead breaker, a tire iron, or even just pressing down on the sidewall of the tire with your foot. Now, get the tire off the rim and set it aside.
  • Then, unbolt the valve stem and take the tube off the rim. After you’ve inspected the rim to make sure it’s undamaged, replace the tire after adding a coating of bead lube to the new tire and installing a rim strip if you have spoked rims.
  • Finally, reinflate your tires.

When to Change Motorcycle Tires

Are you wondering when you should change motorcycle tires in Gresham? There are few reasons to change your tires, some more obvious than others:

  • The tire is punctured or damaged
  • Your motorcycle tire is showing signs of wear and tear, like no tread
  • Conversely, your motorcycle tire is showing unusual signs of wear and tear. This means that there could be a mechanical problem elsewhere.
  • Your Harley-Davidson has the wrong tires.

Schedule a Service Appointment with Latus Motors Harley-Davidson

Now that you know all the steps to how to change a motorcycle tire, are you wondering where to buy motorcycle tires? You can order online through our parts department! Or, if you’d rather leave the hard work to us, contact our service department!

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