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What tools to change tires?

What tools do I need to remove and re-install both the front and rear tires off the bike. Not change the rubber, just to take them off. Give them to the tire guy and put them back on? Going to a track day, and the guy will mount the tire, but not take them off the bike.

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Re: What tools to change tires?

Glad to see you back Deepak! You will need a 32mm socket for the rear axle, a 22mm for the front and a 12mm to take off the front calipers. A screwdriver is handy to help pull the front axel out, as well as a dead-blow hammer or rubber mallet to tap out the rear.
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Re: What tools to change tires?

Just to remove? I followed someone else's method for that. My tools included a parked car, 2 peices of 2X4's, tire irons or big prybars, and miscelaneous protective rags for those precious brake rotors.

Check this out for background information:
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Re: What tools to change tires?

Oops, I read too quickly. I thought when you said tires, you meant tires, not wheels. Well you got a good link anyway.
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Glad to see you back Deepak! You will need a 32mm socket for the rear axle, a 22mm for the front and a 12mm to take off the front rotors. A screwdriver is handy to help pull the front axel out, as well as a dead-blow hammer or rubber mallet to tap out the rear.
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Don't you need to pull the calipers? I assume the 12mm is for the chain tensioners.

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Re: What tools to change tires?

I fixed it. The 12 is for the calipers not the rotors. I wasnt thinking of adjusting the chain as that is another project anyhow.
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I fixed it. The 12 is for the calipers not the rotors. I wasnt thinking of adjusting the chain as that is another project anyhow.
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12mm is also used for the front axle pinch bolts.
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Glad to see you back Deepak! You will need a 32mm socket for the rear axle, a 22mm for the front and a 12mm to take off the front calipers. A screwdriver is handy to help pull the front axel out, as well as a dead-blow hammer or rubber mallet to tap out the rear.
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Cool, deep sockets or reg?

And don't worry, I won't be attempting this without proper supervision. Just want to make sure there is nothing Honda specific that might not be at the track.

And yes, my error, I want to remove the wheels from the bike, not the tires from the wheel.

Good to be back...busy with making babies. My second kid (boy) was born 5 weeks ago...this will be my first track day of the year!!

Going to try and make it to the gap in Oct...you coming?

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Re: What tools to change tires?

Gimme some heads up and Ill try to make it out there. I am usually found in that part of the state every weekend in Oct. Camping. Normal sockets are fine.
Congrats on the new addition!
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I fixed it. The 12 is for the calipers not the rotors. I wasnt thinking of adjusting the chain as that is another project anyhow.
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saf has a video how to do this bottom of this page
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Re: What tools to change tires?

Are you going to the Shanonville track day on September 9?
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Re: What tools to change tires?

Removal is the easy part. Getting the back caliper to stay in place on re-installation is the hard part. After you do that a couple of times it's not so bad though (if using stands, a 2x4 under the tire and or a freind will be a great help).
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Are you going to the Shanonville track day on September 9?
right track, wrong date. It will be the Pro6 track day on Sept 19th.

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right track, wrong date. It will be the Pro6 track day on Sept 19th.

coming?
I might go to the Sept 9 one.... was not aware of the one on the 19 though.... Would be nice
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