Next up was changing the tires to a little used set of Pirelli MT21 Rallycross knobblies
I always do the rear first as it is the toughest, the tire carcass is stiffer and there is a rimlock, couple this with the fact I run Heavy Duty tubes and it is a mission, fighting the tire the whole way.
Then the front tire, the front tire doesn't have a rimlock and I find it so much easier.
Once all the air is out of the front tire and the bead is just off the rim I find I can do the rest with just my hands, and then push the new tire most of the way into place.
Ahhh I like it when things are easy like that.
So yea, since fitting the heavy duty tubes I have not had a puncture in 20,000kms and the bike has new boots ready for the ride.