Thanks for posting this video! I've gathered up all the stuff I need and have been practicing all Winter on a cheap "Dirt Bike Enduro" tire and wheel combo I bought off eBay for $20 to get used to the process and using my tools, peeling the tire off, pulling out and putting in the tube and tire, airing it back up, etc. But, I have yet to actually remove my wheels and change the tires on my KLR, which I plan to do next month. I have a Clymer manual, but it's nice having this video handy. I think the actual rear KLR tire will be a little "tougher" to change than the wheel/tire I bought to practice on.
Can't remember what size the eBay tire/wheel I bought was, but it's kind of between the front and rear KLR tires/wheels. I'm waiting for a hot, sunny day to do the change; figured it might make the tires a little easier to work with.
I just put a couple of concrete blocks under my peg brackets (I have peg-lowering brackets) and then rock the bike back and forth and add plywood shims on top of the blocks and under the peg brackets until the wheels are off the ground and the bike is stable, kind of a "poor man's bike lift." I came up with this method to install my raising links and it should work fine for doing the tires.
I hadn't seen this video and it's nice to actually SEE somebody doing the wheel removal/install on a KLR (same year as mine) as opposed to READING it. Thanks again!