How to remove rear tire?


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How to remove rear tire?

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2016 wing; how do u remove rear tire??!! According to manual,u have to remove seat ,handles , and rear plastic pieces,so u can remove wheel while it’s on the centerstand!! I’ve seen videos were u lay bike on its side!!!
That ain’t gonna happen!!!!


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Put it on the center stand and remove the rear fender cover and you should be able to pull the tire right out. This may become a bit more involved if you have the supreme audio model, as you may have the stereo amp and mounting bracket to remove as well. In actuality, putting a pad on the ground and laying the bike on the right side, then pulling the tire is just as easy and doesn't hurt a thing since its laying on the crash bars. Lay it on its side, extend the center stand to hold it over, remove five lug nuts and you're done.
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I agree with Mountain Rider. The easiest way is to gently lay the bike on it's right side on a movers padded blanket if you have one; then extend the center stand to tilt it a bit more and then remove the tire. The last time I did a rear tire change, I put the bike up on a jack, and it fell off, breaking the right hand mirror. I am going back to the blanket, thanks.
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done it both ways, a blanket and the last time, I used a pallet.

gave me more height on the rear wheel, so my aching back did not have to get down on my knees.
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

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Layover is THE easiest way to remove the rear tire....just remember to remove any forward foot pegs on the right side engine guards, if you have them.
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

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The 2006+ Wings have premium sound that has an amp that sits in a box under the trunk between the tire and the rear fender. So not just the rear fender has to be removed, but the amp's box need removed also to roll the rear tire out the back when it is on the center stand.
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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:56 am The 2006+ Wings have premium sound that has an amp that sits in a box under the trunk between the tire and the rear fender. So not just the rear fender has to be removed, but the amp's box need removed also to roll the rear tire out the back when it is on the center stand.
Not to mention IF you have a receiver hitch installed...well that adds to stuff to be removed!!
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

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wingpilot08 wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 am
GoldWingrGreg wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:56 am The 2006+ Wings have premium sound that has an amp that sits in a box under the trunk between the tire and the rear fender. So not just the rear fender has to be removed, but the amp's box need removed also to roll the rear tire out the back when it is on the center stand.
Not to mention IF you have a receiver hitch installed...well that adds to stuff to be removed!!
Ya'll are making this sound like a great afternoon project that I could easily turn into a weekend project.
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

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Just lay her on her right side. you'll have the tire off in 10 minutes.
:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:
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You can come out the back with a few things removed.

You can do down and out if you use a lift table or a high jack such as a pit bull.

You can lower over on the right side bars and slide the wheel in and out.

Whichever way you do it - IT'S WAY EASIER THAN A GL1500.
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Agreed on that last post!!!
:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:
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I lay it down....

have done both ways, down is easier.





make sure you break the lugs loose before you lay it down...............................................................no don't ask why.
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

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C-dub wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:58 pm
wingpilot08 wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 am
GoldWingrGreg wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:56 am The 2006+ Wings have premium sound that has an amp that sits in a box under the trunk between the tire and the rear fender. So not just the rear fender has to be removed, but the amp's box need removed also to roll the rear tire out the back when it is on the center stand.
Not to mention IF you have a receiver hitch installed...well that adds to stuff to be removed!!
Ya'll are making this sound like a great afternoon project that I could easily turn into a weekend project.
Only if you are taking it out from the back...Layover is still the easiest!
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Re: How to remove rear tire?

Post by oilboy1162 »

Lay it down, put it in gear, break the lugs, remove the tire. Get new tire mounted, re assemble. Total time working in bike - 39 minutes.
Nuff said


:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:
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