Ok folks. I read several reports (Ned, Inte...) on removing the rear tire and felt I could do it without any problems. Now, I have been doing tires for some time on the 640 without any issues. I have also done several "Tubless tires" without issue. On the 950 it was an outright bitch! I had a bead breaker. The kind that stradles the tire and you tighten a 20mm nut and it pinches the tire breaking the bead. That didn't work so I used the side stand trick. After several attempts one side finally broke loose. I had the full weight of the bike on the side stand and it still wouldn't break. I had to bounce on the bike as the side stand was balanced on the tire. The other side was much, much harder. I tried the bead breaker and the side stand at the same time without luck. I even had the wife put the SUV in 4-low and back over it 3 times. Still no luck. I got mad and decided it can be dealt with later! Next morning around 4am I went back out to the garage. I used the bead breaker and put a piece of plywood on the side that the bead already broke. It then took me 3 tries to break the other bead. I have changed tires on trucks and this was harder! While I had it apart I ground the rim down so the bead will hopefully slide off when I need it next. I guess some break easy and some are an outright bitch. Nate ps -I am uploading pix now and should be able to post tonight.