Ever since I got my 950, I've wanted to take it out into the deep backcountry. But the thought of a flat tire worried me since I kept hearing it was nearly impossible to break the bead on the rear rim without a machine. A couple of people suggested using the kickstand as a bead breaker. To make a short story even shorter, it works. It's not especially fast, but it'll get the job done. Find some hard surfaced and level ground. I used my garage floor. Prevent the centerstand from folding by tying it to the front wheel. Engage the steering lock. This will make the bike more stable and means you can use the bars as a handgrip when you tilt the bike over. Extend the kickstand and get the outer edge of the pad as close to the rim as possible. Shim bottom side of the wheel so that the downward force of the kickstand goes into the tire and doesn't bend the rear brake rotor. I used a mallet, but a piece of wood or a telephone book would work. Pull the left side of the bike so that the kickstand pushes into the tire. If necessary, move the rim so that the kickstand endplate is a close to the bead as possible. Walk to the opposite side of the bike and *PUSH* as hard as you can. You should be able to balance the bike on the front wheel and one side of the centerstand with the rest of the weight going through the kickstand. If you can, wedge something thin between the tire and the rim so that the tire can't snap back into place. I used my tire irons. Rotate the wheel 90 degrees and repeat the steps again. You'll go once around the wheel this way. At this point the bead won't be broken, but the tire should have an air gap between it and the rim. Line up the kickstand over your original spot and give the bike a hard shove from the right side. You should hear the bead pop. Rotate, shove, pop. Rotate, shove, pop. Do the whole thing once more on the other side. With a little practice and two tire irons, you should be able to fix a flat anywhere. Observant readers will notice that a brand new tire appears in the photograph above. That's because after I got my old worn-out tire off using this method, I pinched the tube putting the new one on and punctured it. So I got a second chance to perfect the bead breaking technique.