JULY 2014 / DIRT BIKE 95
Flip the wheel to the sprocket side and start dismounting the
tire so that the tire is on each side of the rim.
tire will now
off of the
band and the
rim lock to
there is no
debris and that
there are no
Drop a bit of baby powder in the new tire to keep the tire and
tube from chafing too much and wearing the tube.
Insert the tube into the tire and add a small amount of air
(very small) to maintain the tube’s shape.
Apply tire paste with a sponge or a 50/50 mix of dish soap and
water. Don’t use chemicals, as they can stay slippery and
cause the tire to spin once on the bike.
Insert the valve stem into the rim with a nut to keep the
tube in place.
With the tube in the tire, work the tire on. Don’t worry about
the rim lock not being on. Take small bites with your spoon
around the tire, and allow one side to get completely on.