Yes..but not recco because of the danger in a sudden flat. The pre-2005.5 are the worst, and its just the rear that's a problem. I have an 04 and simply took the tire off and remounted empty rim on the bike. Then I fired her up in 3rd gear like a lathe and used a hand file to grind about 1/4 of the safety bead off all round. It took about a half hour. Then I took a little more off about 6" long on the right side opposite the valve hole and marked the rim. I squirt a little WD40 in there and my bead breaker does the rest. I've never had it flat on the trail, but I practiced alot in my garage. I couldn't do it until I ground off some safety bead. I understand the 2005.5's are easier; about like any street bike to break.