Close up of two motorcycle tires before getting changed in a garage

How to Change a Motorcycle Tire

If enjoying the cool, crisp air on your drives around Thornton is one of your favorite pastimes, you no doubt know how important it is to keep up with regular tire maintenance to make your tires last. Save yourself the hassle of reading guides on how to change to a motorcycle tire yourself, and bring it to Erico Motorsports near Westminister. Our skilled service technicians will do the job for you!

Changing Your Motorcycle Tire

Putting a new tire on your bike can be a challenge. Fortunately, a call to our service center can get the job done quickly and without the hassle:

  1. Remove the Wheel: We’ll start by removing the tire and wheel from your bike and inspecting it to make sure the rim is sound enough for the new tire.
  2. Deflate the Tire: We’ll remove the valve stem core and completely deflate the tire to prevent damage to the rim.
  3. Break the Bead: We’ll break the bead to hold the tire to the rim with a special tool that allows us to remove the rubber safely.
  4. Remove the Tire: Next, we’ll get the used tire off the rim and set it aside.
  5. Remove the Tube: We’ll unbolt the valve stem and remove the tube from the rim.
  6. Inspect the Rim: Once all the rubber is out of the way, we’ll inspect the rim and make sure it’s intact and ready for the tire replacement.
  7. Coat the Edges of the New Tire: One of our technicians will put a generous coating of bead lube on the inner edge of the new tire to help it slip onto the rim.
  8. Install Rim Strip: We’ll install the rim strip if needed to protect the tire from your spoked rims.
  9. Install the Tire: Using our special tools (and a good helping of elbow grease), we’ll pop the new tire into place.
  10. Add the Tube: For tubed tires, we’ll install the new tube between the rubber and the rim.
  11. Complete Installation: We’ll use our tools to pop the other side of the wheel on the rim and install the valve stem.
  12. Inspect the Tire: Before we re-inflate the tire, we’ll check our work and make sure it’s a job well done.
  13. Inflate the Tire: Using the guidelines sent over by the manufacturer, we’ll re-inflate the tire to the proper PSI.
Mechanic's hand on rear tire of motorcycle prior to changing it

Let Erico Motorsports Take Care of Your Motorcycle Tire Needs

You don’t have to do the work yourself — and why should you when you could be on the road? Whether it’s winterizing, oil changes, accessories, or washing instructions, the service center at Erico Motorsports near Aurora is here to help. Stop by or schedule your service online today.

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Phone: (303) 308-1811

2855 Walnut Street Denver, CO
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Erico Motorsports
Erico Motorsports
2855 Walnut Street
Denver, CO, 80205 US
(303) 308-1811
Erico Motorsports 39.7619196, -104.983016.