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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM   #1
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F800 GSA Rear inner tube change.

Leaving for Colorado next week. Woke up Saturday with a flat rear tire on the F800. Thought it was a good time to learn to change the tube myself. Made every mistake you can make. Finally got it done. Can now do it in about 30 minutes. But my main take away about is that when remounting the K60 it takes two people. I'm 5'11" and 210 and think I'm fairly strong. But that last little bit takes another person to help hold it all together. Glad I'm riding with a friend.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM   #2
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With softer tires you can just put your knees on the tire to keep it from popping off while you get the last bit on the rim. Good thing you got it done and have fun on your trip
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depends on your leverage with your tyre irons. For the last bit I use a big 40mm tyre iron works like a charm.
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Old Today, 05:57 AM   #4
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sskeleton,

Making mistakes is learning. Big tyre irons are not necessary. Carry a couple of Motion Pro Bead Buddy II's and three T6 combo levers from the same company. One of those levers will remove your rear wheel nut, lift off your chain and spread your brake pads. Its all about lubrication and technique, even with the cast iron K60's. Good luck.
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