Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hiawassee, GA, USA
Re: demount remove rear tire from wheel
I have a wheel and tire from a K1200S. The K1200s final drive is on the left side and the brake rotor is attached to the final drive. I want to use this wheel on a R1200GS. The final drive is on the right side. It also has a brake rotor attached. If I just bolt the wheel and tire on the tire will be rotating backwards. I have heard this would be bad with a radial tire.
I will also have to change the muffler for clearance.
My question was, how do you get the tire off the wheel?
The K1200S wheel does not have a depression or relief for the tire bead to fall into so you can lever the tire off the wheel. Also the tire is very stiff.
My work schedule won't let me drive 30 miles to the nearest motorcycle shop with tire changing equipment. I showed it to an auto tire shop. He said his machine would not work on that type wheel.
What I'm going to do is, find someone to take my wheel to the motorcycle shop, leave it, then find someone to pick it up. It's only time and money.
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