How To Change A Dirt Bike Tire
Your tire is worn on your dirt bike and you need to know how to change a dirt bike tire? Dirt bikes don't require a lot of maintenance other than routine check ups and oil changes. After riding in the trails and on the dirt roads for so long your tires on your dirt bike can wear really quickly. If you are looking to save some money, you can purchase your new tires and change the dirt bike tires yourself. Changing a dirt bike tire does not require a lot off effort and can be done in a short amount of time.
To change a dirt bike tire you need:
- new tire
- 3 tire irons
- flat-head screwdriver
- crescent wrench
- compressed air
- Remove the old tire from the dirt bike. Make sure all the pressure is off the tire by placing the dirt bike on a center stand. Remove the axle nut by using a crescent wrench and pull it off the lug bolt. Pull the axle out and remove the wheel. Lay the wheel flat on the ground. Deflate the tire by pressing on the valve stem with a flat-head screwdriver.
- Break the beads and remove the tire from the rim. Use your hands to push along the bead of the tire. Break the bead from the rim all the way around the tire. Use your tire irons to begin removing the tire from the rim. Slide the edge of one tire iron under the lip of the tire and begin to pry it off of the rim. Place the other two tire irons about five to seven inches apart. Continue to pry the tire off the rim with the tire irons until the tire is completely removed from the rim.
- Install the new tire. Lay the new tire on top of the rim of your dirt bike. You can push it on about half of the way before having to use any tools. Once the tire is partially on the rim, use the tire rods to maneuver the rest of the tire back onto the rim. Put the rim locks on when the tire is completely and securely on the rim.
- Put the tube into place. Insert the tube and align it with the correct position of the valve stem. Add a little air to help the tube keep its shape. Position the tire bead onto the wheel rim. Using compressed air, inflate the new tire. The bead of the tire will lock the rim while the tire is being inflated. Attach the axle back to the wheel and replace the axle nut. Your dirt bike now has a new tire.