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post #1 of 3 Old 09-04-2010, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tire beside the road - how to

I am certainly not new to motorcycle touring but I am new to my KLR. I hope that I don't wear out my welcome early with "why is the grass green and the sky blue" type questions.

Are there any tricks to removing a wheel without the luxury of a center stand? Laying the bike on it's side isn't very appealing. I'm thinking "roadside" emergency repair.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-04-2010, 10:44 PM
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I haven't used one personally, but I have read about a lot of people using prop rods to lever either the front or rear wheel off the ground. Not sure if I am allowed to link to another site, but here is a good thread on making a prop. Apologies to the mods if this is taboo (linking to another site)

I hope this was the info you were looking for.

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I believe such a link is fine Stew.

It's the spammers and /or people shamelessly promoting their own interests
that is not allowed. It's not fair to the paid advertisers on this site, plus just
plain tacky.


As a side note, laying the bike on its side is safe and fine.
In a roadside situation, I'd have something improvised to lay
it on (riding jacket, spare sweatshirt from trunk, etc.) and just
get it done and re-aired asap.

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